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E. B. Andrus
[Source: The Hastings Conserver (MN) October 2, 1866, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

WABASHA COUNTY.
From The Lake City Leader, 29th.
E. B. Andrus has raised from one seed a number of pumpkins weighing in the aggregate three hundred pounds. Who can beat it!


J. J. Crist
Source: Vidette (Evanston, IL) Monday, April 1, 1878; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

J. J. Crist, '75, and wife, passed a part of a honeymoon in the town last week. He preaches at Plainview, Minn. Oh, he just smiled and smiled when he spoke of his wife. So proud; and we donít blame him.


George W. Field
Source: New York Herald (New York, NY) Saturday, April 5, 1890; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Chicago, April 4, 1890.-On the night of December 16 a switch of the Northwestern road located a little out from the city was turned a d a freight train had a narrow escape from serious wreck. The guilty parties, however, were not discovered until some time afterward, when one night thy fired two shots through the windows of a passenger train. The offenders were two boys of twelve and fourteen years-Fred Krueger and Charles Boeck.

George W. Field and F. Stiesley, of Plainview, Minn., told the Grand Jury yesterday how near they came to being killed by the shots fired. The boys declared they had attempted to wreck the train and did the shooting "just for fun." Four indictments were returned against each of them, bail being fixed at $5,000. Kruegerís bail was subsequently reduced to $2,500.


W. F. Howard
Source: St. Paul Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN) November 8, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

WITH A PRETTY COUSIN.
A Farmer Gets in Debt and Disgraces Himself.
Special to the Globe.

Mazeppa, Minn., Nov. 7.-W. F. Howard, a prosperous and well-to-do young farmer, residing about five miles from this village, has left for parts unknown, leaving creditors in the lurch for over $3,000 and carrying away with him a sum variously estimated at from $3,000 to $4,000, which was realized by borrowing money on his hitherto good name and the selling of stock and mortgaged property. Among the creditors are the Bank of Mazeppa for $400, and two Mazeppa merchants lose heavily; also two banks in Lake City and two banks and several merchants in Rochester. Mr. Howard leaves a wife and three children behind him, and his wife claims he has gone to meet a pretty cousin, who has been visiting him all summer and with whom he became greatly infatuated. It seems that for this reason he sacrificed everything-farm, home, stock and good name. Mr. Howard will be followed, and, if caught, brought back to this place and prosecuted, as far as the law will permit, by his wife.


John Kegan
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (Jackson, MI) Thursday, February 6, 1873; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

John Kegan, of Plainview, Minn., 75 years of age, bivouacked in a snow bank for forty-nine hours during the late storm. He was fearfully bruised by pounding himself to keep from freezing, but beyond that he suffered no serious injury.


D. A. Lindsey
Source: Tripod (Evanston, IL) Thursday, September 27, 1877; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Personals.
1873. PROF. D. A. LINDSEY has been principal of the Plainview Public School for four years, and is engaged for another. In a letter enclosing his subscription he says. "Long life to The Tripod. It is better than ever." From the Plainview Minn., News of last July we clip the following:
MARRIED, Monday, June 25th, at the residence of the brides parents, Prof. D. A. Lindsey to Miss Carrie Stone, both of this place. The happy couple started immediately for Kansas, where the parents of the bridegroom reside. We understand they go by boat from Minneiska to St. Louis, a very pleasant trip at this season of the year. Many good wishes follow the happy pair form their host of friends at Plainview.

PLAINVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL.
The spring term of the public school closed on Friday of last week. Our school was in as good running order as the most competent corps of teachers could make it. Prof. Lindsey, the principal, has reduced everything to a perfect system, and deserved the praise of the community. When he took it in charge it was in a bad state of discipline, but the constant labors of the Professor, assisted by the other teachers, have made it one of the best schools in the State. As we have before stated, the High School was under the care of Prof. Lindsey.


John Morecy
Source: Aberdeen Weekly News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, February 21, 1891; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

John Morecy, living six miles east of Plainview, Minn., tried to commit suicide by hanging, but was prevented by a 10 year old boy cutting the rope and letting him down.


A. J. Myers
Source: Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND) Friday, December 25, 1891; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A. J. Myers, late of the Mazeppa (Minn.) Tribune, who obtained an option several weeks ago on The Graphic Sentinel, of Lake City, has completed the purchases and will take possession Jan. 1.


N. J. Olson
Source: The Hood River Glacier (OR) November 17, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

O. J. Olson, who travels for a St. Paul concern, became much interested in apple growing while here last week calling on merchants. He forwarded samples of the valley's fruit to his father, N. J. Olson, of Mazeppa, Minn. Mr. Olson also sent his father a copy of The Glacier, to show stories of the immensity of the apple business.


Samuel A. Phillips
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Tuesday, August 18,1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

PHILLIPS GOES TO PEN IN STILLWATER
Says it is a Pretty Hard Dose for Man Who Has Lived on Fat of Land-Says Goodbye to Friends.

St. Paul Dispatch: Bidding goodbye to his office companions, and shaking hands with every one of them, Samuel A. Phillips, former promoter of the Chicago-New York Electric Air Line railway, surrendered himself late Friday afternoon into the hands of Deputy Sheriff Hanson and Bionick to be taken to the state prison at Stillwater.

He was called on by the officers at his desk on the sixth floor of the New York Life building, just as he was finishing up a letter he had been writing. "It is a pretty hard dos," he remarked, "after living so long on the fat of the land, but I will make the best of it," and he turned to bid goodbye to his office friends, both men and girls. All shook hands with him cordially.

Phillips was quietly taken on a Stillwater electric car to the prison city the same afternoon and entered among the prisoners in the usual manner. There he is to serve seven years at hard labor for grand larceny in the first degree. He was convicted of retaining $2,693.40 belonging to the Hancock company, of Boston, for which concern Phillips was agent. The evidence showed that he had made three sales which he failed to report to the company.

Phillips is 42 years old and his hair is a triffle gray. Twenty years ago he came to St. Paul from his parental home at Mazeppa, Minn., near Zumbrota, and became a newspaper reporter. From that he drifted into the business of selling stocks. He has been at St. Paul off and on ever since. He has a brother and other relatives living at Mazeppa. He is single.

Phillips is also under federal indictment on the charge of using the mails to defraud. The trial has been set for the October term of the federal court.


Simon Phillips
Source: Saint Paul Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN) June 10, 1885; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Simon Phillips of Mazeppa, Minn., has been appointed postmaster at that place, a fourth-class office as graded by the government.


David Sweeney
[Source: The Conserver (Hastings, MN) Tuesday, October 30, 1866; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

WABASHA COUNTY. From The Lake City Lawler, 27th.
On Tuesday afternoon, 16th, a fire occurred on the farm of David Sweeney, in West Albany, caused by the carelessness of children playing with matches around the grain stack. It resulted in the loss of two hundred bushels of wheat, one hundred and fifty bushels of oats, the stable, shed, strawcutter, fanning mill, and other property.


C. C. Udell
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, October 20, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FARMER UDELL SECURES A WAD AND STRIKES OUT FOR THE EAST.
C. C. Udell, a farmer living four miles west of the city, left for the east the other day in a way which did not reflect much credit upon him as a respectable citizen. His former home was near Plainview, Minn., and when he came to this country he brought with him a threshing outfit heavily mortgaged which he promised to speedily pay for. This fall he has run the thresher from the beginning of the season up to the present time, and after collecting every cent possible and selling every thing which could be turned into money he left his family and a large circle of creditors to make his abode among more agreeable surroundings. McArthur & Son, of this city, held an account against him, a portion of which they succeeded in making him liquidate before he could get away. Another instance is also reported in which he was compelled to disgorge before he could secure his valise containing his traveling effects. His land is completely tied up and all the evidences lead to the belief that it was a premeditated plan on his part to defraud his creditors and leave the country with all the cash he could command.

The agent of the Minnesota Thresher Manufacturing company, of Stillwater, of whom Udell purchased his thresher, was in the city and learned the status of affairs too late to apprehend his man. He, however, telegraphed to Milbank to have Udell stopped but the officers made a mistake and held the wrong man twenty-four hours or more before his identity was established. Meanwhile Udell went on his way rejoicing and his army of creditors are left to figure their losses and speculate on his whereabouts.



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