Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, Oct. 30, 2000

Waverly news from 1885

The following is taken from the Nov. 26, 1885 issue of the Howard Lake Herald, submitted by Fred Schuster, Howard Lake.

Waverly, Nov. 24 ­ Levi Van Erden is in the village finishing the second well for the town. Waverly has three good wells for fire purposes, twelve street lamps and a great amount of enterprise.

A.G. Sexton returned last night from Rochester, where he has been for some weeks, and stopped off at Waverly to see his brother. His many friends here welcome him with an outstretched hand.

Wheat is only worth 74 cents, but never mind, let us go to the fair and have a good time, which you certainly will if you go. Everything is in full bloom and will continue so until Saturday night.

The upper portion of the building is occupied with various tables and stalls which contain some very pretty and valuable things that will repay anyone for his trouble in going to see them.

There is no admission fee charged; all are welcome, but you will not fail to purchase some of the fine articles for sale. In the eating department on the first floor, you can get a square meal for 25 cents. There is room to feed about a hundred at a time. Come and see for yourself.

A case of replevin was brought before H. Chas. Morneau on November 19th: G. M. Nelson vs. Wm. McNair. W. E. Culkin for plaintiff, F. E. Latham for defendant. Judgment rendered for defendant. An action was brought before Justice Sweeney November 23rd by the same party to obtain damages for trespass. W. E. Culkin for plaintiff, F. E. Latham for defendant. The suit was adjourned for one week.

The wedding of Miss Annie Tammany to H. S. Wheeler took place November 17th at St. Anthony of Padua church in East Minneapolis, Rev. James O'Reilly officiating.

The bride was tastefully attired in an Ashur of Roses silk and wore the customary orange blossoms and veil. The bridesmaid was Miss Hannah Tammany and the best man was Mr. James Casey.

After the ceremony and a ride around the city, a wedding dinner was served at the residence of Patrick McDonough, 321 Sixth Street, southeast.

In the evening about 250 of their acquaintances met at Donaldson's music hall on Washington Avenue to celebrate the event.

The music for dancing was furnished by W. H. Jones' orchestra and a beautiful collation was served. The happy couple will reside at 36 Nicollet avenue.

The Miss Tammany referred to is a daughter of P. Tammany, of Woodland, and is highly esteemed by her acquaintances in this place.

Several Waverlyites attended the wedding. The presents ­ numbering over fifty ­ were of excellent quality, some being very valuable. Their many friends in this vicinity wish them a prosperous and happy life.

Come to the fair!


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