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"The Herald", Lakefield, Jackson County, Minnesota.
Date: Friday, August 18, 1899.

Local Items:

Cheap excursion to Riverside Park, Sioux City Sunday, August 20, 1899, via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. A special train will leave Lakefield at 4:05 a.m., arriving at the Park at 11:15 a.m. An excellent program has been arranged for, which is free to the holders of excursion tickets, consisting of:

  • Concert by Edison's Concert Phonograph. The grandest achievement of the talking machine art.
  • Edison's latest Moving Picture Machine and Stereopticon.
  • The Passion Play of Oberammergau illustrated.
  • First class Vaudeville entertainment in the new pavilion from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Balloon ascension during the afternoon by a well known aeronaut.
  • A number of firstclass (sic) bands will be present.
  • Base Ball (sic) Game for championship of Iowa and South Dakota, between the Flandreau Indian Club and the Perry, Iowa, Club at 3 p.m. General admission free; admission to grandstand 25 cents.

The agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway will furnish any further information desired. Also excursion tickets. Call on him.

  • Strayed. From Mr. JOHNSON's pasture, one mile north of Jackson, about July 4, one sorrel horse with white strip in face and one white hind leg, weight about 850 pounds. Finder please notify Olue JOHNSON, Jackson, Minn.
  • James O'FARRELL is another Jackson county man who has recently engaged board with Sheriff WARD until the Jackson county term of district court sets. He is charged with absconding with property belonging to his employer, Anton PETERSON; of Lakefield. -- Fairmont News.
  • J.G. CHRISTLE now has complete possession of the Lakefield house barn and has fitted it up as a first-class livery and sale stable. Several new rigs have been purchased and the horses are in good condition for travel. If you want a good team of stylish drivers and a comfortable buggy, patronize the new Lakefield house livery.
  • Miss Mildred JOHNSTON, who has been spending the summer with Rev. and Mrs. T.A. JONES, has secured the assistant principalship of the Edgerton schools for the ensuing year. The Herald can assure the people of Edgerton that they will find Miss JOHNSTON a teacher of high merit. -- Luverne Herald.
  • Mrs. L.N. DUCHAINE and daughter are visiting relatives at Spring Valley. Word received from there Wednesday informs us that her mother, Mrs. R.B. ALLEN, who has been sick for some time, is still in a critical condition.
  • Mrs. Andrew CARLSON who has just received a new carpet loom and she is prepared to do all kinds of carpet weaving on short notice. Mrs. CARLSON is an experienced weaver and will guarantee her work to give satisfaction.
  • Dr. SEARLES received a telegram from St. Peter yesterday morning announcing the serious illness of his father. The doctor left for that place on the noon train. He expects to return home tomorrow.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Emery MORSE, of Boyden, Iowa, arrived here last Saturday for a few weeks' stay. Mr. MORSE will look after the harvesting and threshing of the crop on his farm in this neighborhood.
  • E.L. LEONARD was over from Lakefield on Tuesday and brought his son Ernest a wagon load of furniture to start the young man in life with. Pretty good father to have. -- Windom Free Press.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.H. DOYLE, of Decatur, Ill., former friends of D. MCCOLM, and who visited with him from Tuesday until Saturday of last week, say they cannot speak too highly of Lakefield and the kindness of the people, while training and giving lessons in the art of fine painting.
  • F. YOUNGA, of LaSalle county, Ill., is in town this week. Mr. Y. owns a fine farm of 240 acres in the eastern edge of Ewington township, and he is here looking after the harvesting of his crop, and also to make arrangements to build another residence on his land.
  • Mrs. Chas. NIEMANN, of Christiania, has the misfortune to fall and dislocate her hip last Friday. A mis-step on coming out of the house was the cause of the unfortunate accident.
  • Mrs. John STEFFINS, of Hamilton, Fillmore county, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. SEARLES, for some weeks past, returned home last Wednesday afternoon.
  • Gust WEBBER, of Rost township, received a new Nichols & Shepard threshing outfit complete. The purchase was made through the agency of F.E. DAY, of Heron Lake.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bert PAYNE left for the Twin Cities Monday. Mr. PAYNE will see about purchasing stock for the new drugstore in Lakefield while in the cities. -- Sherburn Standard.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carl BISHOP left Monday noon for their home in Worthington.
  • Theo. ROCKENFELLER, of Streator, Ill., was in the city a few days this week.
  • The Jackson County Fair this year will be held on September 21-23 inclusive.
  • E.B. MCCOLM and Miss Alice MCCOLM visited friends in Ewington a few days this week.
  • Mrs. H.J. HOLLISTER and children returned Wednesday noon from a week's visit at Lyle.
  • Miss Civil BURTON returned to Fairmont Monday after a week's visit with Mrs. L.W. CROWL.
  • The original Senate Bouquet cigar made by H.C. HERRING, of Jackson, and sold by all firstclass dealers.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Albert NEIMANN visited with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. NEIMANN, in Christiana, last Sunday.
  • Mrs.. Wm. MCGILL, of Pullman, Ill., arrived here Wednesday noon for an extended visit with Mr. and Mrs. J.E. MCGILL.
  • Mrs. L.W. CROWL left here last Monday afternoon for a week's visit with her daughter, Mrs. Lionel BURTON, at Fairmont.

Submitted by: Colleen Boose

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