Looking Back


Jan 7, 1910

Those paying personal property tax from Hackensack were: B. B. Bartlett, Minnie Denis, John Curo, Ole Field, C. W. Long, W. J. Spain.

The disappointed saloon men who have been put out of business by the government are getting together at Crookston, so reports state, and will in the near future start a test case and carry the fight to the courts of last resort.

Mrs. Sue Kinney was at Backus last Saturday. She leaves this week for her new school at Wicklow.

Rev. Frank Higgins, known as the “Sky Pilot” of the north woods, is a busy man these days when the woods are resounding with the blows of the woodsman’s ax. This winter Mr. Higgins has eight men enlisted to help spread the gospel among the boys of the mackinaws, and before spring sets in, will have seen over ten thousand men.

Jan 14, 1910

Little Charley Campbell of Sugar Point has been in the Walker hospital the past month but returned to school at Onigum on Saturday.

Chas. Bluhm, Sr. butchered some of his hogs Saturday. He has two of the largest hogs in the neighborhood, two weighing 600 lbs.

Tracy Shepard is hauling hay to the Willis Todd Camp.

Alex Whitted and Jim McCormick are sawing logs for George Glandon

Miss Thomas received a blackboard for her school.

Hiram and Mark Snell are logging on Metzer’s land. They have moved part of Blaine Thomas’ house in order to be close to their work.

Kirby Siltman returned to work at the Portage sawmill the first of the week.

Jan 21, 1910

Stockholders of the Pine River Rural Telephone Co. will build a line north from Swanburg to Longville and on to Remer.

Personal Property Taxes were due in Wabedo township for Bert Becker, Anson Beals, George Barlow, John Dauber, E. S. Holman, Geo. Glandon, Emil Mork, Ben Metzer, H. Rouson, S. E. Showalter, Tracy Shepard, and Whitted & Gannon.

George Bluhm and Matt Mosher of Bluhm & Mosher Logging Company sold their gray team last week for $250.

Dr. Wilcox of Walker dined at the halfway house at Pontoria.

Jan 28, 1910

The eighteen-year-old son of S. L. Pratt of Longville accidentally shot himself in the hand with a rifle a few days ago, the ball passing completely through the hand. He is at the Walker hospital recovering from the accident.

A comet named “A 1910” has been viewed by many during the past week in the western sky shortly after sundown. At first many supposed this to be the Hailey comet, which is due to appear in April. This sky wanderer now in view was first located from Africa and evidently came as a complete surprise to those who make a business of keeping tab on the heavens.

U.S. government officers visited Deer River last week and dumped all the whisky, brandy, rum and alcohol in the drug store, into the street.


Feb 4, 1910

Hackensack is to have a Commercial Club. A few weeks ago Hackensack got down in the mouth a little and almost resolved to dissolve as a town. Then the next thing we hear is that Hackensack is beginning to sit up, turn itself around and look squarely in its own faces. Go to it, Hackensack!

Chas. Sanford has a new baby son.

Mr. Kinkel was out at Wabedo scaling logs for Mr. Glandon and Bert Becker.

John Wax was in Walker from Snowball. John lives in that part of Cass county where the soil is good but the road to market rather poor.

Feb. 11, 1910

Jim and Lawrence Shepard are doing some logging.

Matt Mosher is hauling logs to the Wabedo sawmill for Mr. Bluhm of Snowball

Ralph Felton is helping the Mason Brothers

Blue Joe returned Wednesday from his homestead. Shag Shanty Parson of Mule Lake returned Wednesday and took a ride in the blanket Sunday.

Chas. Westfall returned Wednesday from Pine River.

Hackensack elected the following officers for its new Commercial club: President, Ole Field; vice president, Clifford Long, secretary and treasurer G. M. Lukens. The club starts out with a membership of twenty-five and will put up a systematic campaign for more settlers, more creameries and other industries, and more summer tourists.

Feb 18, 1910

Geo. Snell is hauling logs from Pleasant Valley to the Wabedo sawmill.

Wabedo Township officers: Tracy Shepard, A. L. Thomas, treas.; J. F. Dauber, clerk; A. L. Thomas, justice; Jake Whitted, road overseer.

Cass County will have two new towns this year. Improvements are noticeable at Federal Dam and Boy River, as the Soo railroad workers are working there. At Federal Dam, the railroad has graded two miles of yard space and six tracks will be laid there. At Boy River the grading at present is 250 feet in width, which indicates that several tracks will be laid there. Federal Dam is destined to be the division point, while the future of Boy River is assured by it rich lands surrounding the townsite on three sides.

John Smith, Indian Centenarian, of Mud Lake visited the Leech Lake Agency this week. He is one of the oldest Indians of his tribe.

Feb. 25, 1910

Trippe’s Hall at Ponto/Pontoria area will host a dance on March 12th. Tickets are $1 per couple.

Mr. and Mrs. McBride of Colorado won land here and came out to Wabedo. They will build in the spring.

William Hogdon came down from Bemidji the first of the week, where he had been at the Sisters Hospital. He is still very sick and will return to his home at Longville.

Charley Armbrust has about one half million feet of logs cut for his mill on Leech river. Charley will do some fine sawing this summer.

E. S. Warren will open a hotel on the C. J. Harmon place at the Federal Dam soon.


March 4, 1910

Wm. Dickey, a woodsman, and Josh Mitchell, driver, had a rough experience in coming across the lake from Headquarters camp. Dickey was injured in his hip while at work and left the camp in a sleigh to take the train for Pine River. A few miles out from camp, the roadbed suddenly gave way beneath them owing to a crack in the ice and both men, sleigh and horses went into the icy water. The horses and men managed to haul themselves out and made their way on horseback to an Indian lodge. Both men were on the lake for some time astride the ice-coated animals and with their own garments frozen stiff from the water and cold winders. The lake road to camp is very treacherous at times as the ice cracks and sinks into the lake. Often both team and passengers are plunged into the water without warning. Jorgen Madsen, stage driver, has had several such experiences this winter.

Hiram Snell and wife, Ernest Thomas and sister Myrtle attended the basket social at Pleasant Valley Saturday night. On account of the recent snowstorm, the crowd was not as large as expected.

Ernest Thomas came home last Thursday from the Willis Todd camp where he has been working all winter. He went to work for Whitted & Glandon on Monday.

March 11, 1910

Chris Snell is our mail carrier.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Whitted had a 10# baby boy on March 12th.

W. C. Fleisher, O. Field, B. B. Bartlett, and G. M. Lukens made a trip to Walker for the purpose of organizing a Cass County development association. Mr. Bartlett owns land on the north shore of the south bay of Birch lake, and is about to close a deal with some people looking for a summer home. If the deal is closed, there will be a new stone cottage erected there this summer.

Teachers make a poor showing with only nine of 65 applicants passing the recent Cass county examinations. The following list includes the nine who passed and those who came under the head of exchanges and renewals. Esther Burrell, Mary J. Boode, Jessie M. Bailey, Edward B. Peck, Catherine Cummings, Mildred Hix, Florence Degaan, Josie Gillespie, Rachel Huffman, Carrie Ottarson, Cordelia Macdonald, Agnes Lunney, O’Tillia Hartel, Grace A. Shepard, Josephine Sandstrom, Clara Olson, and Edward Norlin.

March 18, 1910

William Stamm was in Walker Tuesday. He is a homesteader at Longville.

Peter Nelson is moving onto the Federal Dam townsite, from C. J. Harmon’s old place, so as to let E. L. Warren have that place for his hotel about the 20th of March.

Mr. F. Rahn of Rosemountain has purchased the William Donaldson farm at Hackensack and will move u here as soon as possible.

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Peet, Mr. and Mrs. W. Rodenhefer, and Ed Simpson were Backus visitors between trains Monday.

March 25, 1910

S. F. Skelley and Morris Kruckow left last Saturday for Remer where they intend to work on the new railroad.

Northland Pine Company finished all its winter logging and the booms are now strung along the ice and everything in readiness for the spring drive down Leech river. Many of the men had rough experiences while crossing the lake owing to rotten ice. Fred Wilson, driver, went through the ice with a load of 13 men. The sleigh went through about 100 feet from shore, and the horses broke the ice to shore in an endeavor to get out and all escaped. Fourteen horses belonging to the Northland Pine Co., went through the ice Sunday at the camps. Two were drowned. The company has been busy stringing boom sticks on the ice, which accounts for the accidents.


April 1, 1910

While working with his team on the grade of the new Soo branch at Remer Saturday, Nathanial James, who resided with his family on his farm near Mildred, was suddenly stricken with heart trouble, falling from the tram cart upon which he was riding and dying instantly. Funeral was at Pine River at 4 o’clock at the ME Church. Body was laid to rest at Pine Ridge Cemetery. He moved to Cass County in 1907. He is survived by his wife and nine children.

Every one in Hackensack has spring fever. Long & Wood have got their launches painted and will launch them in a few days.

The Indians are now in the grand finale of the muskrat season. Furs still maintain a good price.

A new ball team has been formed at Hackensack made up of Pat Lynch, C. H. Wood, A. H. Fleisher, James Curo, A. Cullins, M. S. Kendall, Dan Fisher, Geo Rogers, Barney Garrity, W. J. Spain, W. S. Kendall, manager. They will have to compete with a second team made up of Mose Morris, Clarence Kendall, G. M. Lukens, C. Garrity, Gene Sawyer, Gene Kendall, John Finnley, Clyde Kendall, Dave Zaffke, Chester Garrity, and G. M. Lukens, mgr.

April 8, 1910

George W. Whitted died Monday evening at Wabedo of a severe attack of the grippe.

John Grossman of Brainerd has a homestead on Lake Laura.

Official enumerators were named for the 1910 census. David R. Zaffke was enumerator for the Birch Lake and Hackensack area. Simon Shull for Remer and Smoky Hollow areas, and Byron L. Perry for Deerfield, Ponto Lake, Powers, Backus and Wabedo Township.

Federal Dam now has a postmaster and his name is Ed Warren.

The body of Joe Charipar, the young man who disappeared from Haldeman’s livery barn on the night of Jan 29, 1909, was accidentally found Monday by John Hopen, a homesteader living near the Old Agency, in a clump of bushes some distance off the road. Joe Left Walker in an intoxicated condition and traveled to the home of Albert Quick, another homestead. After leaving Quick’s house that evening, nothing more was ever seen of him, as a snowfall that night obliterated all signs of travel. Diligent search was made without success. The only thing recognizable was the man’s clothes, which established his identity beyond a doubt.

Mr. Tusler was into town and informed us that everything on Woman lake was about the same as usual. He has made a contract with H. G. McCartney to furnish Kabekona camp with butter this summer. If this country had a few more farmers like Mr. Tusler, it wouldn’t be long until we would all be rich.

Eber Smith’s big engine that has been in the street for about two months got into motion and landed at a pile of shingle bolts down at the lakeshore and will start to make shingles for Dick Ness and the Linneberg Bros.

April 15, 1910

Wm. Bodenhofer of Hackensack was in Walker, returning home the next day with a good-sized bunch of garden seeds for Hackensack gardeners.

Alex Whitted, Capt. Withrow and Mark Snell are working with John Curo surveying the new road.

Merrill J. Stearns died at his home near Longville Aril 13th and was buried at Pleasant Valley cemetery. Mr. Stearns was born at Brattle Borough, Mass., in 18938 and was a veteran of the Civil War, belonging to the 37th regiment, Co. E., Illinois Volunteers. He was wounded twice. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

April 22, 1910

Dave Adams arrived Saturday and intends to build at once at his farm on Thunder Lake.

Remer is to have a new store with Maurice Patton of Backus behind the counter.

Fire erupted Sunday night in the old saloon building at Hackensack and before anything could be done the building was a mass of flames. Owing to the dampness of the other buildings, no other property was destroyed. It is a heavy loss to Mr. Long as all of his bar fixtures and a great many other things were in there yet. The building was valued at $2,500 and was protected by only $1,000 in insurance. Of late the building had been used by Mr. Long and Chas. Wood as a chicken factory, about 350 immature hens just out of the egg state lost their lives in the fire.

April 29, 1910

George Boxell of Longville was in Pine River Monday evening on his way to Walker to prove up on his homestead. Witnesses were William Burrell and Frank Pinckert.

Archie Harmon married Estelle Rice, both of Backus, on Saturday evening April 23 at the courthouse in Walker. She taught school for District # 1.

There’s a new bell on the schoolhouse at Longville.

Fred Blais, formerly of Aitkin county, has leased 18 acres of land at Remer and will build a sawmill and establish a cedar yard there this fall. He will also run a general merchandise store.


May 6, 1910

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Newman moved home to Backus after spending the past 8 months at Pontoria where Mrs. Newman taught school.

Longville people are trying to get their crops in between spring snowstorms.

Edgar Billington of Gould ran into a big black bear a few days ago on the outskirts of that town. Ed looked at the bear awhile and the bear looked at Ed. Then the bruin turned around and made for the tall timber.

“Judge Garrity of Hackensack was a county seat visitor Monday. Mr. Garrity will soon open up a soft drink stand for the parched mouth farmers in that vicinity

Willie Shepard saw four bear on his way from school.

May 13, 1910

Tracy Shepard names his farm Birch Grove Dairy. Every farmer should take enough pride and interest in his farm to give it a name.

The Thomas family all left Wabedo for Kansas

George Snell went to Trelipe Lake to complete a bridge he is building there.

Teacher Myrtle Olson closed school and left for her home in Staples.

George Snell, clerk of Island Lake Township, is taking bids to build a town hall.

May 20, 1910

Floyd Raines was brought down from Backus last week with a badly mangled right hand that was sustained by falling against a circular saw at the Lockie sawmill near Backus. Dr. Bickford removed two joints of the little finger. He won’t be able to work for a couple of months.

Charles Sanford sold a team of oxen this week.

The fire wardens held a meeting at the schoolhouse Saturday.

Will and Milo Chambers of Remer came down to get repairs for their sawmill.

Geo Bluhm and Matt Mosher of Snowball attended the town meeting here Saturday night.

May 27, 1910

John Watson of Snowball was in town Tuesday on his way home after spending three weeks at the San at Anoka for an ulcerated ear.

Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Nash left Wednesday for their new home at Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada. Mrs. Nash was accompanied by Miss Manda Henrickson, and Mr. Nash left with a car of horses and goods on the afternoon freight train. He took Steve Sherman and Fred Parks with him to handle the horses.

Snowball country farm names included: Tom Stanton, Green Valley; John Sanborn, Sandy Beach; John Watson, Pine Hill; Con Phalen, Cottage Grove; William Pelkey, Hunter’s Home; Gust Fisher, Norway Hill; Ed Skelley, Pine Ridge; J. D. Thompson, Glendale; John Sparks, Eden Prairie.

Frank McLaughlin will move his family to Remer.

Tracy and Jim Shepard have a mile of road to make on the west end of Wabedo township.


June 3, 1910

County Surveyor Curo of Hackensack and County Commissioners Spencer of Walker, Huffman of Bungo and Trippe of Pontoria were viewing roads and bridges about Longville last Thursday and Friday.

Alex Whitted came down from Wabedo Sunday to attend to business. He brought with him a freak of nature in the shape of twin calves, the mother of whom died in trying to give birth to them. The calves were well formed and full sized but were joined together at the stomach. Billy Hardy took the specimen to Brainerd to a taxidermist.

June 10, 1910

Con Metzer and daughter Maud of Remer passed through Island Lake Thursday enroute to Pine River where daughter Mabel attends school.

George and Clarence Englehart of Longville came to Walker last evening on business.

Ernie Noble of Pontoria had the misfortune to sprain his ankle. He stepped through the hayloft at the Trippe ranch.

Herman Siltman and sons, Kerbie and Archie, and Oscar Sales were business visitors in Pine River Monday.

June 17, 1910

Mr. Shirley caught a fish in Island Lake weighing 21 pounds and when dressed weighed 16 pounds. This is the largest fish ever caught here. One caught a few days before weighed 12 pounds.

On Wednesday June 8th, Howard Shelley and Miss Carrie Ottarson were united in matrimony at the home of the bride’s parents in Backus. They will make their home in Pontoria.

June 24, 1910

George Bluhm and William Pelkey of Snowball were in Pine River on their way home from a business trip to Brainerd.


July 1, 1910

Robert Schultz in talking of investing in land in these parts. Couldn’t get a better place to invest, Bob.

The Yost families, who have been sick for the past week with measles, are recovering nicely.

Miss Birdye Hamman of Backus wins special prize in the Sentinel’s big premium voting content. She received a special prize of ten dollars in gold, as she totaled better than fourteen thousand votes on the first month’s work. The grand prize is still open and the opportunity to win the grand prize is open to all of the contestants. Miss Mae Davies was a close second and Glorine Andrews was third in the race. Other contests included Mrs. George Whitted, Mrs. Delcie Glandon, Mrs. Gertie Whitted.

July 8, 1910

Saul Whitted has his new house completed.

Leslie Shepard put a new boat on the lake Monday.

Wabedo had one of the best picnics the Fourth it has ever had.

George Glandon and wife and children passed through Pleasant Valley on their way to Remer to visit Mrs. Hiram Snell. George is looking up a location at Remer to start a hotel.

July 15, 1910

The McBride Brothers who have been residing in Wabedo for the past few weeks came up to work on the road here at Island Lake.

Matt Kemp of Cass Lake, formerly of White Fish Lake, bought land at the lake near Cass Lake and next year will be ready for tourists and fishermen.

John C. Ford of Longville was a Walker visitor Tuesday. He is one of Longville’s most prosperous farmers.

George Ford, George Englehart, William Burrell and Truman carver, all of Longville, were in Walker attending to land office business. Ford and Englehart entered final proof for their homesteads before Clerk of Court Palmer on Wednesday evening.

July 22, 1910

The Remer school summer term expired Friday, July 15. Miss Flora Fritzner being the teacher.

John Reno will be a Remer next week to rebuild the bridge over Birch Brook, which has been damaged to quite an extent. It is built on a sinkhole and the earth falling against it broke some of the pilings.

A basket social was held at the Remer schoolhouse, July 15th, for the benefit of a school bell. There were seventeen sales, the proceeds being $61.30. The proceeds will be expended in a large school bell and library books and other necessary school supplies. Mr. Shoop, paymaster on the Soo railroad, acted as auctioneer.

Esther Putnam of Leech Lake Dam and Victoria Clarke of Longville were among the pupils who earned their 8th grade certificates from the March examination given by the State High school board.

July 29, 1910

A holdup occurred in Wabedo near Wabedo Lake on Monday evening when Tote Teamster Pettinger of Remer, who was hauling supplies from Backs for the M. B. Patten & Co. store, was compelled at the point of a gun by a masked man to deliver his pocketbook, which he did. Mr. Pettinger asked for the return of the empty purse, stating that it was a present to him and that he disliked losing it. The robber was accommodating enough to return it and in the haste of the deal overlooked $15 in paper money in one part of the purse, securing only $4 in silver for his trouble. No trace of the robber has been found.


August 12, 1910

Mr. Thomas, now at Winfield, Kansas, says in a letter that they are sorry they left Wabedo. It was very hot and dry in the cyclone state and the boys could hardly work outside. They will probably be back in September.

Fred Craig, candidate for county commissioner from the 3rd district, who has been helping Peter Troseth build his new house, took Saturday night’s M & I passenger train for Hackensack from which place he went across country to his home at Longville.

Landlord Burrell of Longville Hotel was a Walker visit last evening between the M & I north and southbound passenger trains.

August 26, 1910

At the home of Charles Sanford Monday occurred the marriage of Mrs. Amanda Myers and Chris Snell, the knot tied by Justice of Peace Sanford. The bride was attended by Frances Sanford and Hattie Whitted. The groom needs no introduction to his many friends as he has resided her the past seven years. The bride is a resident of Ohio and has made a large number of friends during her short stay here.


September 2, 1910

Fred Craig and Frank Kinkele of Longville have purchased Albert J. Erickson’s cement brick machine and will move it to Longville where they’ll start a brick factory.

Fred Craig and Albert Erickson started building an addition onto the post office in Walker on Wednesday.

September 9, 1910

Snowball lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens on Saturday in the death of John Gilmer. He was born in Ireland and was brought to this country by his parents when he was two years old. He has resided in Minnesota 27 years and lived in Snowball the last seven years of his life.

A jolly crowd gathered at the Tracy Shepard home last Sunday to help Mrs. Shepard’s mother celebrate her 70th birthday.

September 16, 1910

Herman Siltman has been hired to convey the children to school from Parsons Elton and Shelley homes. He has a covered wagon and everything comfortable.

Alex Whitted, Geo Thomas, Philip Coburn and Hank McBride went to Remer Tuesday. They have all invested in lots and intend to build and make that their homes.

September 23, 1910

Fred Craig, who had suspended operations in building a new addition to the post office for a few days in order to be at his home to vote, is again in Walker at work.

G. E. Granger letter to home tells of not good conditions at Massie, Alberta, Canada. Charley and Gracie are also there.

September 30, 1910

Anna E. Shull provided final homestead proof on the S ½ NE ½ and N ½ SW ¼, Section 12, T 141 R 28.

Nels Kristiansen provided final proof on his homestead. Witnesses: Nels A. Landeen, Hans Hansen, Mrs. L. H. Peterson, and George Englehart.

Fred Craig left for his home as the post office job at Walker is finished. He will go home and dig potatoes before returning to Walker.


October 7, 1910

Certificate of Incorporation of the Wabedo Cemetery Association as of October 6, 1910. Trustees: Tracy Shepard, J. F. Dauber, Jacob Whitted.

October 14, 1910

Peter Linden came up from Pine River to work on the new schoolhouse, which is being built four miles from town.

Miss Margaret Culhane is nicely settled in her new home on Long Lake. She is very favorably impressed with this part of the country.

A.M. Baker returned from Little Falls with his bride, Miss Anderson and will live on his claim near Long Lake.

The wedding of Minnie Metzer of Longville to Jim Shepard of Wabedo occurred at Walker Monday, the 10th. Jim Shepard, Minnie, Llaola and Charles Metzer drove to Walker Sunday, returning Monday.

Fire broke out at Ingadore Lake and vicinity Thursday evening. The alarm was given by Capt. A. R. Withrow. A party was soon organized to backfire it and they have been kept vigorously at work, night and day since. For a while, it seemed almost impossible to save the many tons of hay in the meadows. The only one suffering any loss was A. R. Withrow, who lives near Ingadore Lake where the fire originated. His house and barn were completely destroyed. He estimates this loss at $150. His timber valued at $2,000 was also completely destroyed. The fire seems to be the work of some villain who has kept busy at such work for some time in the past.

October 21, 1910

B. F. Clark will be gone for two months, cruising timber for the government.

Will McClinnac leaves Burrell’s employ to live on his claim near town.

E. T. Peters has again taken charge of the Longville/Pine River stage after a six weeks vacation.

William Feakes of Pine River has been bringing up lumber to build a house on his claim 8 miles east of here.

October 28, 1910

Max Manders will take Will McClinnac’s place at the Northland.

The Craig and Carnahan engine arrived from Pine River Sunday and the mill will soon be running again.

Miss Victoria Clark left Wednesday for Aitkin where she will attend high school. Her mother Mrs. B. F. Clark accompanied her.


Nov 4, 1910

Hazel J. Smith, daughter of Eber Smith, who is keeper of the North Star summer resort at Woman Lake, married Robert E. Phillips yesterday afternoon at 3:00 at the home of his brother Phillip. Groom is a graduate of the civil engineering department at Valparaiso University and is the superintendent of the T. J. Welsh Timber Co. of Bemidji. The couple will be at home in Walker.

County School teachers this year are: Susan J. Kinler, Longville School; Esther Burrell, Pontoria School; Kathy Ruhl, Snell School; Esther E. Dardenell, Wabedo School; Nina Cater, Woman Lake School; Annabel Hermes, Remer School; Mabel Dugas, Gould School.

Nov 11, 1910

A.G. Rounds and W. G. Steward left Tuesday for Kego Lake.

Bill Woods and Abe White left Wednesday for Island Lake for a couple of weeks laying in the winter’s supply of venison. They had spent a month shooting ducks and fishing at Lake Laura.

Harry Miller and Fred Andrews left Tuesday for Outing.

William Burrell made a flying trip to Pine River Saturday with a man from Bundoff’s Camp who had the misfortune to lose one of his fingers.

Ira Carver married Bertha Evans in Walker last week and will reside on the west side of Girl Lake on his claim.

Willis Todd lost his house to fire early Thursday morning. Fire started from an over-heated airtight stove. Total loss was not covered by insurance.

Ovid Levoy came up from Pine River Monday with news for Charles Myers that his 29-year-old brother had drowned while driving a team and heavy wagon across Little and Big Whitefish Lakes.

August Herder returned from Mountain Home, Idaho and will settle on the old place at Pontoria. Mrs. Herder was visiting relatives at Bertha, MN. Idaho was nice but Minnesota suits him better.

November 18, 1910

Walter Haberman visited Pine River Sunday and George Englehart had charge of his store.

Ira Carver has been suffering with lung fever the last week after he caught cold by falling into Girl Lake on Monday. Dr. Hobart was up from Pine River to see him Sunday.

November 25, 1910

A basket social and dance will be given at the Northland at Longville on Saturday evening, Dec 3rd. Proceeds benefit the Longville School library. Good music and a prompter have been secured. Those purchasing baskets will be entitled to dance free. Dance tickets will be sold at 50 cents each.

John Yochum was the victim of a bad accident Saturday morning. While cutting logs a tree fell on his leg, breaking it twice. He was taken to Pine River Saturday and then on to the Brainerd hospital.

Mark Snell was down to Pine River from Island Lake with his ox team for a load of supplies.


Dec 2, 1910

Oscar Sales wishes that the parties who stole the gallon pail of honey out of his cellar would kindly return the pail. Oscar says he will pay them for the trouble and will try and fill the pail again in the future.

A.S. White returned from Little Thunder Lake country Friday after spending the best part of the deer season there with Bill Wood. Abe states that they each secured two. Wood returned home on the stage Wednesday.

December 9, 1910

Theodore G. Anderson provided final proof on his homestead in Section 26, T 141 R29. Witnesses: John Seward, William Stamm, Fred Stranskey, Edward Senske, all of Longville.

Over $30 was taken in at the basket social and dance at Longville Saturday night for the school library. Bill Burrell did the auctioneering.

Miss Effie Smith was taken to Pine River to consult a doctor. Mr. Siltman used the school wagon to make the trip as comfortable as possible and Seeley Smith conveyed the school children.

The Basket Social at the Pine Forest School for the benefit of Christmas netted $21.05.

December 16, 1910

Walter Haberman has been making a number of improvements in the store and it is now one of the finest of its kind in Longville.