Valley County Gazette

Selected items from the "Locals" column of the Valley County Gazette, R.X. Lewis, editor - July 1894 to December 1895. All opinions are those of R.X. Lewis. Unless otherwise noted, all items are from Page 4.

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July 1894

July 21, 1894
p.3 - The child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rome died Wednesday afternoon of cholera infantum. It was 6 months old and had never been particularly healthy. The funeral occured Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Rodger conducting the services.

July 28, 1894
p.3 - Made His Last Fight - Allison Tisdale Killed in a Gun Fight by George Dunnell. Glasgow's wonted quietness was rudely disturbed Tuesday evening at 11 o'clock by five pistol shots fired in rapid succession. The shooting was the result of a quarrel over horses between A.A. Tisdale, alias Al. Allison, and Geo. Dunnell. (Full story)... J. DeRobbins took the gun from his hand, and Dunnell handed his revolver to the undersheriff and surrendered. Tisdale only lived a few seconds after he fell. He never said a word after the shooting commenced. The body was laid out in the office of the Waldo house and an inquest held. The verdict of the jury was that he met death from a pistol ball fired by George Dunnell. The preliminary hearing of Dunnell occured in the court house Wednesday afternoon. The evidence showed that the murdered man was a hard case and regarded life lightly. The defendant was discharged, as there was no evidence against him. It was a plain case of self defense and justifiable homicide.

P.3 - A.A Tisdale, who was killed here Tuesday evening, was born in Williamson County, Texas. His father was a wealthy man and the owner of the old Oregon farm. His family were religious people, the father being one of the pillars of the M.E. church in Georgetown, the county seat of Williamson County. He was also a high mason. Al left home when young and had a bunch of cattle in New Mexico. He got into trouble there, and left all his property and went to Johnson County, Wyoming. There he was the first man black-balled for mavericking and was the main instigator of the war between the cowboys and stockmen that darkened the annals of the history of Wyoming. He had the respect and sympathy of the people of the county a long time, and was a partner of Jack Flagg, editor of the People's Voice, and at present clerk and recorder of Johnson County. During the war between their two factions John Tisdale, brother of Al, was murdered by the stockmen. Then Al began drinking and carousing and finally lost the respect of everyone. He came from Wyoming to Montana, and has been in this section of the country for about three years....

August 1894

August 4, 1894
p.3 - Hand in Hand - J.R. De Robbins, of Nashua, one of the coming stockmen of the county, was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Anna Ryan, one of the attaches of the Waldo house of Glasgow, Monday morning. The ceremony took place in the parlors of the Waldo house, and was touchingly administered by the Rev. Father Eberschweller. A. Gott and Miss Theresa Mooney acted as best man and lady.

P.3 - Henry Shufeldt was married by Justice Kent to Minnie Christie last Tuesday morning. Miss Christie's parents are residents of Valley county, residing on the head of the Muddy. The groom is the son of Henry Shufeldt, of Nashua.

August 18, 1894
p.3 - An unknown man who was beating his way west on train No. 15 Monday was run over and killed about seven miles west of Saco. It is supposed that he was on top of the cars and, in walking over them, fell between. His head and legs were completely severed from the body. Coroner Peary held an inquest over the remains Tuesday. The unfortunate man was only about 20 years old, and had not a thing on his person by which he could be identified.

September 1894

September 15, 1894
p.3 - John Null who formerly resided in Glasgow met with an accident near Malta last Tuesday evening that cost him his life. He was standing on a high cattle car and one of the beams over the bridge west of Malta struck him knocking him from the car. He rolled between the cars and the iron wheels severed his head and arm from his body. A loving wife and one beautiful child are left to mourn his sudden death. The remains were taken to his old home in Illinois.

September 29, 1894
p.3 - Broadbrook - Kennedy - Mr. Clarence Broadbrook and Miss Dora Kennedy were happily married at the home of the bride's parents at Saco Thursday evening. The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few intimate friends of the contracting parties witnessing the ceremony. Mr. Broad brook, the groom, is a well-known cattle man of Valley County... The bride is a vivacious and handsome little lady, well known throughout the county and perhaps the state...

October 1894

October 6, 1894
p.3 - Born to the wife of John Hayfield, on Wednesday, the 3d inst., a 10-pound baby girl.

p.3 - Fred Butler Dead - Drop by drop the life blood of Fred Butler, who was shot by a worthless half-breed at Poplar six weeks ago, ebbed from his veins until last Saturday night, the 29th ult., he at last succumbed to the grim angel of death. When first his injuries were dressed by the physicians, hopes of recovery were entertained, but owing to the vital spot in which the bullet lodged it was impossible to extricate it entirely. Nothwithstanding this, however, Butler's friends were confident of his recovery. For some time his wounds mended, and to all outward appearances he was convalescing, but all the time the small particles of broken bone in his head were working their way onward, cutting artery after artery in their course until death relieved the sufferings of the unfortunate victim. His brother arrived at Poplar on Saturday afternoon and was present at the time of death. The remains were sent to his old home in Iowa, where they will be interred.

October 27, 1894
p.3 - Mrs. S.A. Willis last Monday received the sad intelligence that her mother was dying at her home in Minneapolis. Mrs. Willis left for home of the first train, but on Tuesday morning further word was received here that she had died that morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Willis will assist in the funeral services, and probably return in about a week.

November 1894

November 3, 1894
P.3 - Peace to His Ashes - Joe McAuley, known about town as "Joe Bush," died Friday night at 9 o'clock in the jail. For some years Joe has been bound hand and foot by the rum demon. Alcohol killed him. He had many good traits of character, being kind-hearted always, whether drunk or sober. Last summer he took the gold cure, and for some months braced up and left liquor alone. The craving for whisky never left him, and after a month on the round-up, he gave way to his desires and from that time has been rapidly drifting to destruction. Joe was an old-timer in Montana, and an old soldier. Peace to his ashes.

November 17, 1894
An Indian died below town Wednesday. Some of the local sports may recognize him from the fact that he was "Susie's" buck. He had been quite sick, and Dr. Hoyt took him a bottle of alcohol Tuesday night. Wednesday morning he was hunting in those "happy hunting grounds."

James Allen, a prospector, aged 45 years, died from organic heart disease at Dr. Belyea's residence about 1 o'clock yesterday morning. His home was in Robbergshire, Scotland. He had no relatives in this country. The last work he done was about three weeks ago, skimming the sandbars on the Missouri river. He was buried yesterday afternoon by the county.

Monday evening the Masonic brethern organized a Masonic lodge under letters of dispensation: E.H. Belyea, John Ken, George Deans, R.P. Herbold, J.A. McKenzie, D.C. Kyle, W.J. Knapp, L.P. Roundy, R.W. Getty, John Hayfield, H.H. Hedges, Fred Sims and S.A. Sweeney. Regular meetings will be held in the Kerr hall the first and second Monday of each month. Officers of the lodge are as follows: E.H. Belyea, W.M.; John Kent, S.W.; George Deans, J.W.; R.P. Herbold, secretary; W.J. Knapp, treasurer.

November 24, 1894
Wm. Foster and Miss Mary Baker, of Malta, were joined in wedlock's felicitous bonds on the 16th. Judge Davidson performed the solemn rites in a most august manner.

In the Realm of the Benedicts - John Survant, foreman of the Circle Diamond outfit, was married to one of Missouri's fairest daughters Wednesday morning. It has been impossible to learn the fair charmer's name, as the affair has been kept very quiet and very few knew that such a coup was contemplated. The young lady is from Missouri - that is enough.

December 1894

December 1, 1894
L.A. Doores and Mrs. A. Harmon were joined in holy wedlock at Malta this week.

George Lovell and Miss Eva Taylor, both of Saco, were united in marriage by Justice Kent at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Willis in this city, last Monday night. Mr. Lovell is one of the county's most prosperous stockmen, and the bride is the eldest daughter of John Taylor.

December 8, 1894
Charles E. Hall Division - A uniform rank of the Knights of Pythias was organized last Sunday night with thirty members. It was named Charles E. Hall division. The following officers were elected: Captain, E.H. Belyea; Leutenant, M.D. Boye; herald, R.P. Herbold; recorder, Chas. E. Hall; treasurer, J. Cahill; guard, E.D. Coleman; sentinel, Frank Lemme.

December 15, 1894
George Bemis, formerly engaged as car repairer at Glasgow, met with a shocking accident last Tuesday near Everett, Wash., which will result fatally. While firing on the west bound passenger train a landslide swept the engine from the track, and the boiling water and steam rushing out scalded his body until the flesh fell from the bones. The dying man was removed to the hospital in Seattle.

December 22, 1894
David S. Nichol and Miss Mattie Stuart were made one last Wednesday by Judge Davidson, of Malta. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. L.A. Dooers, who, by the way, is also a young bride. The young people will reside at Mr. Nichol's ranch on the Missouri river.

Charles Sepphie, who was arraigned in Justice Kent's court on the charge of murdering Billy Allen of Williston had his preliminary hearing last Saturday. He was bound over to the next term of court.

December 29, 1894
Mr. Merle Manley, of Glasgow, was married last Saturday night to Miss Blanche Rankin, of Grennup, Kentucky. The ceremony was performed by Judge Kent.

January 1895

January 5, 1895
Mr. Frank Coleman and Miss Anna McDevitt were married last Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Father Eberswiler. The ceremony took place in the Waldo House, only a few intimate friends being present.

Pike Landusky was killed in the mining camp at the Little Rockies last week by Harvey Curry, better known as "Kid." The first reports stated that it was a clear case of self defense, but recent developments do not sustain the report. Curry has quit the country or is in hiding in the mountains. The officers are unable to locate him. The report now comes that Jew Jake induced Landusky to go into a saloon and that Curry killed him in cold blood. Both men are well known in the western part of this county.

January 12, 1895
Catrino D. Costello and Isabel Short were united in the bonds of matrimony this week at Malta. Judge Davidson officiated.

Jacob Worth, of Poplar, was married this week. We were unable to learn the fortunate lady's name. "Jakie" as he is familiarly known, is one of the old residents.

Happily Wedded - The following clipping from the Wabasha (Minn) Herald relative to the marriage of our fellow townsman, Jas. A. McKenzie, is of interest: "At precisely six o'clock Tuesday evening, Jan. 1, 1895, Miss M. Louise Peck and Mr. James A. McKenzie were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Peck... Rev. J.J. Hillmer, of Winona, performed the ceremony, employing the full Episcopal service... The bride was born in Wabasha and it has been her home up to to-day... The groom also was born in this city... For the past few years he has resided at Glasgow, Mont., where he is employed as a railroad conductor. The young couple left to-day for their new home in that place."

January 19, 1895
Mr. Richard J. Maurer, of Poplar, and Miss Carrie Stading, of Aberdeen, S. Dak., were united in hymenial bonds at the M.E. parsonage on Thursday afternoon, the 15th inst., Rev. J.A. Martin officiating.

The little daughter of Henry and Isabella Neiland died Jan. 11th, aged three years and seventeen days. The little girl had suffered for three weeks from blood poisoning, the last three days bleeding continually. The interment took place last Sunday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. J.A. Martin.

February 1895

February 2, 1895
C.E. Mills and Emma Lumberg, of Culbertson were joined in matrimony's sweet bonds on Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinney are the proud parents of a little girl who made her arrival at their home last Sunday.

Miss Adelaide Neideringhaus, the charming daughter of Congressman Neideringhuas of the Home Land and Cattle company, eloped from her home in St. Louis, Mo., last Sunday with a travelling man, Frank P. Selsear by name.

February 9, 1895
William Hefferman, of Havre, died in the hospital at Benton last week. Too much red whiskey drowned out his young life.

The Uniform Rank K. of P's had their installation of officers on Tuesday evening. The officers installed were M.D. Hout, E.H. Belyea, E.D. Coleman, Frank Lemmer and A.W. Mahon.

Mrs. Barney Kreiger died on Monday afternoon last at 4 o'clock. She had been ill but three days since giving birth to a girl child. As she was feeling very well, the doctor was not called until a day before her death. A husband and six children mourn her death. At 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon a host of friends followed the bier to the cemetery where the last sad rites were performed over the spiritless body of a fond mother and devoted wife.

Bishop Brewer Confirms - The services held by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Brewer in the court house at Glasgow on Sunday morning and evening last were well attended.

In the morning Bishop Brewer confirmed five persons and administered the Holy Communion to nineteen communicants. Those confirmed were: Mrs. Fred. Dampier, Mrs. Chas. E. Hall, Misses Emma Roeckenbrant, Nellie Fitzpatrick and Flossie Prentice. (Protestant Episcopal Church)

February 16, 1895
F.W. Mettler, court stenographer, is the fond and indulgent parent of a little girl who arrived this week.

A bouncing baby boy made its arrival at the home of Charles Harris last Saturday.

Eugene Watts was frozen to death near Oka, recently, while attempting to save a band of sheep.

March 1895

March 2, 1895
A little girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Grandon last Tuesday.

Nels Walberg does not assume the haughty and important mien of the married man who has just had an accession to the family, although a boy arrived at his home on Monday.

A Double Wedding - The god hymen smiled benignly in Malta last Monday evening when Caterino D. Costillo and Isabella Short, and Peter Taylor and May Margaret Short assumed his pleasant bonds of indissoluble love. Hector McKenzie and the bride's sister acted as best man and lady to the first couple, while John Thompson and Mrs. S.A. Sweeney performed the same function for the latter couple. Judge Andrew Davidson, in a new and most pleasing speech, turned the key that locked the chain that bound them.

- Saco Snap Shots - There was born to Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hedges on Saturday, February 23rd, a daughter. Mother and child doing well.

March 9, 1895
p.1 - Two hearts Beat as One - Never has the M.E. Church been crowded as it was last Wednesday evening, when Rev. John A. Martin, pastor of the church, and Miss Sarah McCormick were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The ceremony took place a 6 o'clock in the evening. Rev. W.W. VanOsdell and Rev. Allen J. Rogers performed the marriage service.

A sweet little miss made its advent into the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Willis on Tuesday night.

John Best, who has been located in the section house at this place over a year, died last Sunday morning at an early hour. He had a severe attack of pneumonia attended with inflammation of the bowels. He was buried on Sunday afternoon from the M.E. church, RE v. J.A. Martin officiating.

March 16, 1895
Mr. Olus Severson and Miss Anna Heigeson, of Minot, Dak., were united in the bonds of matrimony on Friday afternoon, the 8th inst., at the M.E. parsonage, Rev. J.A. Martin officiating. Mr. Severson is the new car repairer in the Great Northern shops at this place.

April 1895

April 6, 1895
The Uniform Rank K. of P. elected the following officers last Tuesday evening: M.D. Hoyt, captain; A.W. Mahon, Lieutenant; Frank Lemmet, herald.

April 13, 1895
p.1 - Malta Mention - Louis Dubois and his fair bride are safely quartered in their new abode. Louis has got a great rustle on him now. The vulcan's hammer rings early and loud.

April 20, 1895
p.1 - Malta Mention - On Monday evening last Frank W. Murray and Miss Mabel Brockway, of Woody Island, were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony. The Rev. J.A. Martin, of Glasgow, tied the nuptial knot.

April 27, 1895
p.1 - Malta Mention - On Monday Charles Leedy, of Dodson, and Rachel Demery, of Exeter, were joined in bonds on Hymenial in the presence of a large gathering. (Ceremony performed by Father Eberscheweiler.)

- Saco Snap Shots - On Friday last John A. and William Taylor received information of the illness of their father, who resides in Waseca, Minn. They came to Glasgow in order to be in direct communication with the sick room. On Saturday they received the sad intelligence of their father's death.

May 1995

May 4, 1895
C.W. (Pack) Powell and Miss Lizzie Allen were Hymenally cemented by Rev. J.A. Martin in Malta on Tuesday evening last.

Old Man Rock, an Indian on the reservation near Poplar, murdered his wife last week. Rock, despite his name, is a comely buck, and only twenty-two summers have passed over him. The trouble arose over some meat she failed to get at the agency. The quarrel resulted in them both leaving the tent. The young squaw went off about 400 yards to cry, and her husband repaired to the teepee of another Indian, where he procured a Winchester rifle. He took two shots at his spouse. The first missed her, when she jumped up and faced him. The second shot struck her in the breast and passed out through her breast, killing her instantly. The buck then turned the gun on himself, but only succeeded in inflicting a flesh wound in the side, just above the hip. Before he could shoot again he was seized and disarmed. He is now in Helena awaiting trial for murder.

June 1895

June 1, 1895
p.1 - C.P. Spellman, the well known merchant of Malta, and Miss Olive Loutsenhizer of the same place, took upon them the yoke of Hymen last Monday evening in Great Falls. The bride has been teaching the school at Malta and has proved such an adept in instilling the germs of knowledge into the youth that the trustees cannot congratulate the lucky groom with the ardor that is his due.

John K. Bell, of Saco, and Ludwig Bretzka, of Glasgow, took out their naturalization papers this week.

The divorce case of Bernice Hineline vs. George Hineline was continued to the next term of the district court.

Harry Drabs, of Hinsdale, took his children, who were staying at Mr. T.G. Mooney's in care of the county, away last week. The children are now at Mrs. T.W. Night’s.

June 15, 1895
p.1 - Malta Mention - William Knapp was accidentally drowned in Wild Horse creek on Sunday afternoon last while attempting to cross said creek on horseback. In attempting to control him the animal rolled over, throwing Knapp off and knocking him under the water with its feet. Knapp's body was afterward recovered with a hay rake. P4 C5 Wm. Knapp, of Warm Spring creek, was drowned while crossing Wild Horse creek... Knapp was a brother of Mrs. J.W. Davis, of Warm Spring creek and was one of the parties charged with complicity in the raid on Henry Marshall.

June 22, 1895
The Epworth League has elected new officers for the remainder of the year as follows: President, Miss Annie Brooks; 1st vice-president, Miss Bertha Shanley; 2nd vice-president, Miss Jennie Berquist; secretary, Fred Tandy; treasurer, James Weedum.

June 29, 1895
James O'Neil, formerly firemen on this division of the Great Northern road and Rika Wicklin, formerly waitress in Mary Fitzpatrick's restaurant, were united in marriage at Great Falls last week

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Oscar Cutting is the proud father of a charming baby girl that made her advent into their home Monday morning.

July 6, 1895
A Sad Death by Rail - Mrs. Arthur Emmons, of Portland, Ore., has drained the cup of bitterness and grief to its very dregs. She was en route to the east on a vacation with her little girl, three and a half years of age, on Wednesday's east bound passenger. One mile east of the Savoy water tank, near Malta, the child leaned from the window of the tourist sleeper. The train was running forty miles an hour to make up time, when the coach gave a lurch and the child went headlong from the window. The mother, paralyzed with fear, watched the little one as it was dashed against the hard earth and then fainted. Louis Hoffman, who was in the train, pulled the air and the train came to a sudden stop... The child never regained consciousness and expired about two hours afterwards. The mother, with a sister who has several little ones of her own, stopped in Glasgow. The mother went into paroxysm of grief at sight of the little one. She suffered intense agony at the hotel, where Dr. M.D. Hoyt attended her. The doctor embalmed the body and it was sent back on the west bound train that carried the childless mother.

July 13, 1895
Sunday was a red-letter day in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. DeRobbins. It was on that day a little girl made her advent into the family.

The Ladies' Aid had an election of officers on Thursday afternoon. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Wm. Beary, president; Mrs. J.A. Martin, vice-president; Miss Annie Kent, secretary; Mrs. John Hancock, treasurer; Misses Berquist and Shanley, directors.

August 1895

,p>August 3, 1895
Mrs. Sus gave birth to a boy last Saturday. Of her six children all are boys.

A.J. McMillian received word last Sunday that his mother died in Alexandria, Ont., on that day.

Married - Mr. James Fox, of this place, and Miss Mary Falvey, of St. Louis Park, Minn., were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Father Ederschwiler at the Roman Catholic church last Monday morning, July 29th. Mr. J. Cahill and Miss Elsie Clough were chosen and acted as groomsman and bridesmaid upon the happy occasion... The bride is well known in Glasgow, having visited her brother, Mr. Frank Falvey, here some months ago.

August 10, 1895
Mrs. A.R. Knapp, of Wolf Point, has commenced suit for divorce in the district court from her husband, Dan Knapp. J.J. Kerr has the plaintiff's case. Mr. Knapp is one of the most prosperous stockmen living at Wolf Point.

Richard Friedl received a telegram Thursday morning stating that his father died in St. Paul. Mr. Friedl took the noon train for the east to be present with the family at the funeral.

Rad McKenzie, of Wabasha, Minn., brother of James McKenzie, the well known freight conductor at this place, was killed by an engine last week at his home while switching.

Malta Mention - On Sunday morning last the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. William Garland were made glad by the advent into their family of a bouncing "wee lassie".

August 17, 1895
p.1 - The ghastly discovery on the banks of Willow creek, about twenty miles south of Glasgow, of the body of a man which much evidence goes to prove is that of Frank Smith, one of the men claimed to have been implicated in the jail delivery at this place last May, should revolutionize the sentiment prevailing to an extent in this town and county. There were numberless people who sympathized heartily with the jail breakers, and even wished them God-speed. Their hearts went out in love to those people who probably murdered one who risked his life in assisting them to escape - killed one of their own ilk because dead men tell no tales. To say that only perverted minds and debased manhood can sympathize with these people is expressing it feebly. P4 C5 - Inquest - A grave was dug on the banks of the stream just a few feet from the spot where the body was found, the remains inclosed (sic) in a pine box and interred... The murdering friends (James Coyle and Charles Nelson) cose an isolated, gloomy spot for their dark crime... Later - The coat worn by the dead man has been identified as the one given Frank Smith by Ben Rose. This confirms positively the identity of the body found on Monday as that of Frank Smith... Smith has a mother living in St. Louis, Mo.

August 31, 1895
Coroner Harley received a wire from Wolf Point Monday stating that a man had been drowned at that point in the Missouri River. The Coroner, Sheriff and County Physician took the noon train for the scene of the drowning to investigate the matter. It seems that Mr. Alexander in company with three Polocks went to the river Sunday afternoon to wash their clothes. Alexander decided to go in swimming and getting beyond his depth an undercurrent took him under. His distressing cries for help only scared his companions who shoved a loose boat out towards him and then ran away. The river was dragged and dynimite (sic) cartridges exploded, but the body could not be found. Wm. Alexander was about thirty years of age, single and spent most of his life at a small town near Canton, Ohio. He worked this summer as a farm hand in the Judith basin and was working at Wolf Point on the section. He had only been there nine days.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Illman died about 11 o'clock on Thursday morning. The funeral services took place at the house at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, and were conducted by Rev. Moses Polley. The interment was in the cemetery on the hill north of town.

John Tepsick and Mary Kreiger were united in matrimony the first of the week. The young couple commenced housekeeping in the house formerly occupied by Barney Kreiger, father of the bride.

September 1895

September 7, 1895
Mrs. Andrew Sherry died at her home in Tampico last Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock after an illness of only fifteen hours. She was taken sick with conjestion of the bowels at three o'clock Tuesday morning and died the same day at 7 in the evening... Miss Rosaline Gardner was married to Andrew Sherry in Scotland twenty years ago. Seven children blessed their union, one of whom has gone beyond to welcome his mother in their future home. The youngest child is less than two years of age while three more of them are at an age when a mother's love and care seemed most needed to mould their young lives... Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock she was laid to rest upon the hill north of the town. Rev. Moses Polley officiated at the grave.

Malta Mention - On Sunday morning L.A. Doores was seen walking about our streets with a smile so becoming and radiant as a blooming rose. Soon the report was announced that Mrs. Doores had presented him with a bright little girl.

September 21, 1895
A twelve pound baby made its advent into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hoy last Saturday.

Saco Snap Shots - A young lady arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle last week, who, from all indications, will make a fermanent abode with them.

September 28, 1895
Gilbert Samuelson and Miss Jennie Burquist were married Wednesday evening in the M.E. Church by Rev. J.A. Martin. C.W. Campher and Miss Bertha Shanley stood up with the young people. After the ceremony a reception was given at the home of the bride's cousin, Mrs. John Hancock, where a sumptuous supper was served.

Roy Goodwin, one of the most prominent leaders of the A.R.U., spent several days in Glasgow this week... Mr. Goodwin is engaged in secretly organizing the A.R.U. He states that between 70 and 80 of the employees on the Montana Division of this road are non-members of the organization.

October 1895

October 5, 1895
District Court Docket - Civil Cases: Anna Renthia Knapp, vs. Daniel Knapp, divorce; Bernice V. Hineline, vs George P. Hineline, divorce.

October 12, 1895
Dr. Hoyt gives the pleasing information that a bright baby boy has made its advent into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lovell, of Saco.

The eight-months old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Grandin died Wednesday of Cholera infantum. The interment occurred Thursday, Rev. J.A. Martin officiating.

John Topsick, who married Mary Creiger a few months ago, deserted his wife last week and went to Spokane. Mary seemed to be one of the obstreperous ones. She did not marry to work but to evade it.

A very sad accident happened in the Havre Railway yards Tuesday evening at midnight. C.A. McClure, freight conductor between Havre and Great Falls, was coupling the air holes between two cars when train No. 15, that was being made up in the yards, run into the cars McClure was working on with great force. McClure was knocked down under the wheels and killed his body being terribly mangled.

October 19, 1895
A new girl arrived at the home of J.A. MacKenzie Thursday.

Perrett-Carlson - Cupid's quivering arrow was clinched through the hearts of two of Glasgow's brightest and most charming young society people last Thursday evening, when Rev. John A. Martin welded the matrimonial links of love about Robt. H. Perrett and Miss Amanda Carlson. Thos. Perrett, brother of the happy groom, acted as best man while Sarah Peterson was bridesmaid to the charming young lady.

October 26, 1895
R.D. Wayne shot and killed Dan Andrews in Havre the latter part of last week. Both are colored male prostitutes and shoe string gamblers. The shooting was said to be accidental.

Judge Kent went to Nashua last night and performed the matrimonial ceremonies of Daniel Jackson, one of the well-to-do ranchmen, of Nashua, who was married to the daughter of Wm. Ivey, also a prominent ranchman living at Wolf Point.

November 1895

November 2, 1895
p.1 - Will Not Strike - The following telegram sent to this place last evening needs some explanation as the matter has not been made generally public. October 8th some A.R.U. men, purporting to represent the employees in every capacity of the Great Northern Railway, met in Devils Lake and formulated a schedule for the employees to work under. This was submitted by a commission to President Jas. Hill and General Manager Warren on the 26th in St. Paul. If they did not accept it the men were to be ordered out. As nearly as can be ascertained the men who attended this meeting were largely men not employed on the road. This division of the road did not have a single representative. When the radical demands of the commission were learned the B. of L.E. immediately started a petition protesting against this action and stating that they were satisfied and had no grievance. From interviews with the substantial railroad men of this place it is learned that they know little or nothing about it.

Coroner Harley and M.D. Hoyt were called to Culbertson Sunday on a telegram. Joe Jasper died very suddenly and it was rumored that he suicided by taking poison. The coroner, after making an examination, concluded that death was the result of imbibing too freely of rock and rye, a medical preparation that causes intoxication. For seven days Jasper drank a bottle a day and went without eating. The deceased was buried at Culbertson. Jasper was an old timer in the country.

Engineer John Kendall, on this division of the Great Northern, was united in marriage with Miss Susie Meyers at Devils Lake, last Friday.

Bernernice Heinlein at one time a resident of this place and who was divorced from her husband at the last term of court, has again taken up herself the uncertain yoke of matrimony. This time the lucky fellow is W.H. Means also an ex-resident and barber of Glasgow, but now of Havre. In order to avoid the divorce laws of Montana the mill was pulled off at Maple Creek, Can.

November 9, 1895
p.1 - It was reported here that Hank Cusker, of Wolf Point, was married to a young lady of Dakota while on a trip trading horses.

p.1 - Robt. Able, one of Saco's most prosperous and prepossessing stockmen, was married to Miss Elizabeth Schulze, one of Winona's fairest daughters, last week.

November 16, 1895
A ten pound boy made its appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith Saturday evening.

Wm. Gallagher has been discharged from the employ of the Great Northern. He was firing on the passenger and had been in the company's employ for four years.

A new boy has arrived at the home of Doc J.P. Smith, of Culbertson.

November 23, 1895
The marriage of Mr. Rush R. Meyer and Miss Florence M. Prentice will be solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Prentice, on Wednesday evening November 27th, at 6 o'clock p.m.

November 30, 1895
p.1 - Myers-Prentice wedding.

Samuel Weigh, a resident of Kintyre, was found dead in his bed early Wednesday morning by Conductor Reed. He is the operator at that place and slept in a room adjoining the telegraph office. Coroner Harley was summoned at once and took the passenger train for that place returning in the evening with the remains it being impossible to hold an inquest not enough men being available for a jury. When found he had all the appearance of one asleep and death must have come in a peaceful and painless way. The cause has not yet been ascertained, but was probably due to heart failure as he was known to have trouble of that nature before. The deceased was a man of about 45 years of age... Samuel Weigh was a man of rare intelligence and was possessed of a good business education, being at one time a prominent member on the Chicago board of trade and for many years was chief dispatcher of the Milwaukee Ry. He leaves a wife and son to mourn his untimely death who reside, we believe, in Iowa. They have been telegraphed and the body will be shipped east for burial.

Court Items - Divorce, Mrs. Dan Knapp from her husband; Divorce, Mrs. Damphier from Fred Damphier by Judge Dubose Tuesday.

December 1895

December 7, 1895
Culbertson Cullings - Mr. Geo. Hovermall and bride stopped off at the "La Grande" a few nights ago on their way home from their wedding tour.

Culbertson Cullings - Wm. Griffith with his fair bride, of Glasgow, were guests at the "La Grande" Monday night.

December 14, 1895
p.1 - Harry Hayward is no more. Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock he paid the penalty for the hideous murder of Catherine Ging.

Ben Davidson of this place and Miss Pearl Majors, of Havre, formerly of Glasgow, were united in Hymen's bonds of love Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Burrington at Havre. Rev. Mr. Guyer of the Presbyterian church performed the ceremony. Mr. Davidson is an engineer of the Great Northern and has made this place his home for five years.

A report is afloat here that Mr. Heinman, of Havre, was married to Miss Nellie Selstead of the same place in St. Paul the first of the week.

W.W. Mabee has done gone and done it. He entered the realms of the Benedictines so quietly that their circle was not disturbed nor his presence noted until Thursday... Saturday night Rev. John A. Martin performed a ceremony that united W.W. Mabee and Miss Harriet Morgan in holy wedlock. The bride is a charming lady recently from Spokane, Washington and the sister of Mrs. Samuel Morrin. They will be at home to their friends after Christmas at their ranch on Cherry Creek.

December 21, 1895
Deputy Grand Master Smith, of Helena, came down Monday and installed the officer of North Star Lodge A.F. & A.M., at this place. Heretofore the lodge was working under a dispensation, but the grand lodge at its last session granted North Star Lodge a charter. The officers installed are: F.M. Fryburg, W.M.; Hugh McMillin, S.W.; Jno. Ken, P.W.M.; Geo. Herron, S.D.; Chas. R. St. Clair, J.D.; A.J. Wedum, Sec'y; Wm. Knapp, Treas.

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