The body of an unknown man was found in the field near W.M. Dyer’s place Sunday afternoon. A bullet wound in the head while both hands were in his pockets clearly indicated murder. The victim was 25 to 30 years of age, weighed about 165 pounds and was about six feet tall. He wore a blue flannel shirt, pink underwear, new pair of bib overalls and good shoes. He was of Scandinavian birth and appeared clean and of more than ordinary intelligence so far as could be judged from the shape of his head and features.
George Smith, seventeen year old son of C.C. Smith of Oak Grove was fatally shot Saturday morning near Hickey Lake. Four boys, all of whom attend the Anoka high school, went to Hickey Lake. Two of the boys took a buggy and drove to a farmers to get some oars and put their guns in the back of the buggy. When the oars were put in, one of them exploded the loaded gun and the charge struck Smith in the left temple, injuring the eye, fracturing the skull and tearing off part of the ear. It was thought best to rush him to a hospital in Minneapolis and the 11:30 down train on the cut off was caught and he was taken to the city. No hope was held out for his recovery.
The harvest is over. Now to prepare for the chill days of winter which will soon be here. Our lighter wearing apparel must be laid aside for warmer garments and now is surely the time to buy them. Fall stocks are at their best, every department complete with dependable stocks of the needful things to assure that comfort so essential to our happiness. – Woodwards since 1894
State Board of Education demands that Anoka take steps at once to replace Franklin. Present building is condemned and board threatens to withdraw $5000 annual state aid. The Board of Education met Friday evening, the principal matter for discussion being the condition of the present Franklin building.
In a great pitching duel in which Hanson and Crawford showed great skill, Anoka beat the Royal League in the 9th and trimmed them to 3 to 0. Every member of the home team carried a kalsomine brush and only one Leaguer succeeded in reaching second.
We wish that we were boys and girls so that we could start in school again, meet all our comrades and our nice teachers with nothing to do but study all the time. We can’t do that but we can sell you some fine tablets, pencils, pens, ink, blank books, chewing gum, fine combs, etc. In fact everything you need to get a good education quick. So boys and girls “kum on in.” Goodrich Druggists (Pillsforeverybody).
An auspicious event for the grand and beautiful amphitheater. Had a stranger been in Anoka, Thursday evening, August 27th, he would at once arrived at the conclusion that there was something going on in the city for people were in evidence on every street, and all bent their steps to the West side and had he followed the crowd he would have brought up south of Dr. A.W. Giddings residence on Ferry street at what is now known as Windego (“Spirit” a la Indian) Park, the people’s own.
Attempts to rob Third Avenue residence frustrated. Sunday morning the residence of Selden McGaffey was entered but the sneak thief was frightened away. He gained entry by cutting the screen in a window on the north side of the house. Misses Bessie and Bernice McGaffey were asleep down stairs. The former was awakened by the man prowling about down stairs and called to her father. The intruder made his escape before Mr. McGaffey could get down from up stairs. Tracks were found the next morning leading toward town.