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William Anderson (Grocery)
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Wednesday Evening, Oct. 26, 1910.

William Anderson, manager of the new co-operative grocery store lately opened on Central avenue, moved his family here from Buhl on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are living on First avenue, near the corner of Birch street.


C. E. Bailey
Source: The Duluth Herald, Tuesday Evening, Oct. 25, 1910.
Mr. Bailey Sells Eveleth Home Eveleth, Minn., Oct. 25 - (Special to The Herald) - C. E. Bailey, who will leave next month for California, sold his beautiful brick residence on Pierce street to Robert Mantel, a merchant, for about $6,500.


R. R. Bailey
Source: The Duluth Herald, Tuesday Evening, Oct. 25, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 171.
LUMBERMAN'S CLOSE CALL
R. R. Bailey Saved from Drowning in Pelican Lake

Virginia, Minn., Oct. 25 - (Special to The Herald) - R. R. Bailey, manager of the Bailey Lumber company, is thanking his lucky stars today that he is alive and that his body is not resting on the bottom of Pelican lake. He was hunting on the lake from a boat with John L. Owens of Duluth, Sunday, and their boat capsized 150 feet from the shore as they were trying to take some decoys from the water. Bailey could not swim and he floundered around when thrown into the water and would have drowned if his companion had not taken hold of him and towed him to a rock where he clung until a passing farmer came to the rescue by throwing the two freezing men a long limb and pulling them ashore. They lost their guns when the boat overturned, but managed to recover them by dredging the lake. Neither hunter appears to be the worse for his experience.


Mrs. J. B. Beresa
Source: The Duluth Herald, Tuesday Evening, Oct. 25, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 171.
Surprise Party
Mrs. J. B. Beresa, who has recently returned from a trip to Europe with her little son, was the guest of honor at a surprise party last evening at her home, 411 West Fifth street. The rooms were prettily decorated in ferns and carnations and an informal musical evening was enjoyed. The guests were: Messrs. and Mesdames - Seigel of Minneapolis, I. Averbrook, Liberman, P. Averbrook; Mesdames - S. M. Stein of Gilbert, Kapalaf, P. Spence, G. Fox, Frankfort; Misses Rose Liberman, Len Liberman.


Sophie Kynberg Braski
[Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune, 22 March 1938, submitted by Kim Torp]

HIBBING, MINNESOTA'S FIRST WHITE WOMAN
An interesting visitor in the village today is Mrs. Sophie KYNBERG BRASKI, 73, who is reputed by friends to be Hibbing's first white woman. This sweet Finnish lady who is able to talk only with an interpreter walked to Hibbing from Mountain Iron, MN. in 1893. Mountain Iron at that time was the flourishing metropolis of the range, while Hibbing was a struggling logging camp. Mrs. Braski had heard in Mountain Iron during the early '90's that this village need a boarding house and decided to investigate the prospects. Her first sight of Hibbing was a small clearing in the woods surrounded by huge pine trees. Mrs. Braski returned to Mountain Iron via a buckboard wagon which proved to be such rough riding that she was forced to tie herself steady with a rope in order not to topple over.

For a short time, Mrs. Braski worked at the first boarding house which was a tent located on Old North Street in 1893. In those days when the inhabitants needed meat, they took their guns and shot deer in their immediate neighborhood. Mrs. Braski is visiting Mrs. John Rivall, Sr. and has a sister Mrs. Matt Borrin residing in Chisholm. Like Frank Hibbing, Mrs. Braski came to the range from Bessemer, Michigan, and now lives on a farm near Brantwood, Wisconsin.


Joe Canalle
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Monday Evening, Oct. 24, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 170.

Holding Clothes for Board Bill
Joe Canalle, who claims that this former landlord has all of his clothes and refuses to give them over until he has settled a board bill, came to the West Duluth police yesterday for redress. Upon investigating the case he found that John Dellavia of 931 South Seventy-second avenue west, with whom Canalle boarded was holding the latter's baggage because of a board bill of $22. Sergt. Barber told Canalle that the police could no nothing for him and advised him to "hustle the twenty-two."


Frank Carlson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Sunday, August 29, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CONSTRUCTION NOTES.
A brick dwelling, to cost $7,000 is in course of construction on Third street between Nineteenth and Twentieth avenues East. It will be occupied by Frank Carlson.


Agnes Ehr
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Monday Evening, Oct. 24, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 170.

Entertains for Guests
Miss Agnes Ehr entertained a number of friends last evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Ehr of Akeley, Minn. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gildner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ehr, Misses Gertrude Ehr, Myrtle Clark, Olive Clark, Dola Fink, May Larrvie, Florence Clark, Dolly Guildner, Messrs. William Douothy, Francis Ehr Gordon Method, Alec Bethune, Dan Guildner, Peter Ehr, Joe Ehr, R. Guildner.


H. Hibke Family
Source: The Duluth Herald, Tuesday Evening, Oct. 25, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 171.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our relatives, friends, Foresters and Maccabee lodges, employees of Northern Pacific freight sheds and teachers and pupils of the Washburn school, for their beautiful floral offerings and for the kindness and sympathy shown us in the bereavement and death of our beloved husband and father. - Mrs H. Hibke and Children.


John R. Harrington
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Wednesday Evening, Oct. 26, 1910.

Virginian Sanguine of Striking Ore
Virginia, Minn., Oct. 26 - (Special to The Herald) - John R. Harrington, who has been drilling for iron ore in section 56-15, about twenty miles southeast of Biwabik for the past two months is at his home here. Mr. Harrington reports that the prospects for striking a rich body of ore are bright.


Jacob Johnson
Source: The Duluth Herald, Saturday Evening, Oct. 22, 1910.

Patrolman Resigns
Jacob Johnson has resigned from the Superior police force, after a year-and-a-half's service as a patrolman. The resignation will take effect Nov. 1. Mr. Johnson is leaving the work on account of ill health. He will leave Superior soon for Houston, Tex.


Gus Lake
Source: The Duluth Herald, Saturday Evening, Oct. 22, 1910.

Held for Shooting
Grand Rapids, Minn., Oct. 22 - (Special to The Herald) - In default of bail, Gus Lake, bridge keeper near Charles Collinge's place on the Mississippi river, is in jail. He has been held to the grand jury on the charge of taking a shot at Collinge as the latter and family were in a boat.


Richard Ledecock
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) March 18, 1914, page 2; transcribed by Robin Line

DYNAMITE PLOT AT MINE
Dying of Fuse Saves Lives of Shift Boss and Forty Workers.

Richard Ledecock, shift boss of the Minorea mine near Virginia, and forty miners narrowly escaped being killed when unidentified persons, thought to be discharged miners, placed three sticks of dynamite under the dry house. The fuses "died" before reaching the explosive.

Ledecock, a member of the Salvation Army, is said to be strict with his men, and has discharged some within the past month.

Dynamite is missing from the mine supply.


John Lloyd
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Wednesday Evening, Oct. 26, 1910.

Finds "stolen" money in his own shoe
John Lloyd, a farmer of Cook, Minn., used his shoe for a pocket book yesterday when he came to West Duluth, but after he had a few drinks at some of the local thirst parlors, he forgot the combination and complained to the police that he had been robbed of $20. Lloyd and Sergeant T. Barber went to a rooming house at 5505 Grand avenue, where the former claimed to have lost his "roll." He accused the proprietor of taking the money, but the landlord insisted that Lloyd was mistaken. Lloyd was taken back to the station to sober up so that he could remember the details of the alleged robbery. At the station he took off his shoe as proof that the money was not there. Upon removing his sock, however, two crisp $10 bills fell to the floor. Lloyd was not booked up as a drunk, but was kept as a lodger at the cell over night and sent home this morning.


Mrs. William McKnight
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Monday Evening, Oct. 24, 1910.

Police Confiscate Rifles of Youthful and Careless Nimrods
Because they were accused of the shooting of some of the prize turkeys of Mrs. William McKnight, living on the Boulevard at Fortieth avenue west, Saturday afternoon, Officer Monahan took two 22-calibre rifles away from William Erickson and William Du Moe, both under 16 and told the boys that if they wished to recover their guns that they would have to call at the police station and explain about the shooting. Officer Peterson made a report at the station that he had heard several shots in the vicinity of the Fifty-ninth avenue west bridge over Keene's creek. This shooting is also thought to be the work of young boys.


George McMann
Source: The Duluth Herald, Saturday Evening, Oct. 22, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 169.

Money Melts Away When He Reaches City
After being gone from Duluth a year and a half, George McMann, 55 years of age, returned about three months ago with $350 in his pockets. About the first place he visited was the police station, where he promised that he would be sober while in the city and save his money. Several days ago he took up his residence in the vicinity of Thirty-sixth avenue east and London road - not in a mansion, but under the cover of a few planks, which he stuck up for shelter.

The residents complained, and the police investigated. They made several trips to locate him. They succeeded in doing so yesterday. The last seen of him he had a pack on his back and was heading out of the city in the direction of Two Harbors. He had saved his money while working in the woods and on railroads. He only stayed sober about a week. After that his cash flowed like water. He told the officers that he was going to make another "stake" by riding high up on the water wagon and sticking to the first job he got.


Leonidas Merritt
Source: The Aitkin Independent (Aitkin, MN), January 6, 1912, page 9; transcribed by Robin Line
MERRITT IS AN INDIAN CHIEF.
Man Who Made the Charge Against Rockefeller is Head of Band. Duluth.-Leonidas Merritt of Duluth, who gave testimony before the Stanley committee at Washington, is a Chippewa Indian by adoption, and as the chiefs of the Nikaniss band are now all dead, this distinction gives Merritt the right of adoption. While in Washington, it is now made known, he adopted Miss Katherine Green of Henderson, Ky., into the band.

Back in 1856 when "Leon" Merritt was a boy of 12 years Chief Loon Foote adopted him. Merritt is now chief of the Nikaniss.

Merritt presented Miss Green with a book of verse containing his experiences with John Rockefeller and Rev. Frederick T. Gates. The book does not tell of the final triumph of Rockefeller, as alleged by Merritt, as it was written before that event.


Mrs. Christ Mortinson
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Monday Evening, Oct. 24, 1910.

IS GORED BY ANGRY BULL Smithville Woman Seriously Injured While Trying to Rescue Son - Is Tossed in Air on Horns of the Infuriated Animal While trying to rescue her little son from a bull yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Christ Mortinson of Smithville was gored by the animal and seriously injured. The bull, which was owned by John Nickola, broke loose from the pasture, where it was confined, and trotted down the road. Mrs. Mortinson saw it coming, and knowing that it was a vicious animal, ran out to get her little son, who was playing in front of the house. The animal saw her and charged. It tossed her ten or twelve feet in the air on its horns, according to spectators, who witnessed the affair, and left her unconscious on the ground. When she recovered consciousness she sat up and the bull headed for her again. By this time, however, help had arrived and the bull was driven away. Later it was captured and securely tied. Mrs. Mortinson's injuries are serious, but are not expected to prove fatal.


J. Neimi
Source: Pine Island Record (Pine Island, MN), June 21, 1917, page 2; submitted by Robin Line
Gilbert.-J. Neimi, the village water wagon driver, was taken off his wagon by officers and arrested for not registering in accordance with the provisions of the draft law.


Frank Radvsweich

Edward Stokes
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, March 5, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

LAKE BREEZES.
First naturalization papers were yesterday issued from the offices of the clerk of the district court of St. Louis county to Frank Radvsweich, formerly a subject of the emperor of Austria and Edward Stokes, a native of Great Britain.


Ed Schofield
[Source: Little Falls Transcript, April 10, 1885, page 3; submitted by Robin Line]
Ed Schofield of Duluth killed a full sized black bear with an ax.


John Stende
Source: The Duluth Herald, Tuesday Evening, Oct. 25, 1910.
Carload of Stock Burns Barnesville, Minn., Oct. 25 - A carload of cattle owned by John Stende of Ulen burned to death a few miles east of Manitoba Junction in sight of the train crew, who was unable to check the blaze. The car had been attached to the engine, and sparks from the locomotive alighting in the hay started a blaze that inside of ten minutes' time had burned the cattle to cinders.


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