Capt Brandt of Company C went to Owatonna this afternoon to attend a “war game” meeting there to night.

After an absence of many years from their old home in Germany Mr and Mrs George Lohse and Jacob Stean will leave next Tuesday for their native home. They will not return until next March.

Mr and Mrs Ed Schoniger entertained some twenty friends at cards Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Hattie Bartlett of Minneapolis.

Miss Bernice Murr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Murr of Fountain City and Alfred Biedler were married Wednesday noon at the home of the bride.

What rather proved a unique surprise Thursday evening to a number of friends, all members of the Whih-min club, when they gathered at the home of Capt and Mrsw R N Cassidy as invited guests to a party, occurred when the plate cards at the tables announced the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of the host and hostess of the evening.

Mrs M E Thornton, mother of W T Birdlebough, of this city, was this morning at St Mary’s hospital at Rochester operated on successfully for goiter.

The Ti-Ki club will this evening entertain at their annual Thanksgiving ball.

The United Workers of the Central Methodist church are this afternoon and evening holding their annual bazaar in the parlors of the church.


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Mary Elizabeth Thornton, who was stricken with atheroma Thursday morning, died at 1 p. m. the same day without regaining consciousness, at Minneapolis, aged seventy-one years. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Stoker, she was born May 6th, 1844, at Binghampton, Bloom county, New York, and attended the Monroe Collegiate Institute at Eldridge, N. Y. She was married Dec. 15, 1865, to Theodore Birdlebough at Norwich, N. Y., coming west in 1866 and settling first Eau Claire, Wis., where Mr. Birdlebough was cashier and bookkeeper for the Eau Claire Lumber company. Later they moved to Money Creek. One son, Walter, now of Winona, was born to them. Mr. Birdlebough died Nov. 12, 1867. On Dec. 8, 1869, she was married to James Thornton at Winona. Four children were born to this union, Myron, now of Jordan, Mont., Mary, now Mrs. H. D. Rice of Watertown, S. D., Roy, who died in infancy, and Alice, now Mrs. W. L. Hunker of Moline, Ill. Mr. Thornton died in Winona June 7th, 1895. For several years following she made her home in Winona, later staying with her children, and a year ago she went to Minneapolis to live. She was a faithful Christian, a member of the First Baptist Church of Winona. Funeral services were held Sunday morning from the home of W. T. Birdlebough, with interment at Money Creek cemetery, by the side of her husband and son.