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NELS QUAM, Noruny Lake, Minn
In undertaking the manage
ment of this department, we wish
to state that our aim is to give
to our readers the best practical
knowledge of agriculture based
as far as possible upon actual ex
perience in the county and vicini
ty, both as to the art of selling
as well as producing agricultural
products. But in order to be
able to carry out our object fully,
we must have the co-operation of
our readers in the work. And
we sincerely hope, and kindly
ask, everybody who has been suc
cessful in anv line of crop or pro
duct to send us a short and con
cise statement of their experience,
or information is anted on any
subject pertaining to the farm or
business connected therewith,
questions are always in order
and will receive prompt attention
in this department.
When farmers learn to co-oper
ate, all the manufacturing, com
mercial and political combines
that now injure their interests
and make them complain of hard
times will be bioken up and they
will enjov liberty and wealth, be
cause they control the source
and can acquire the skill, if they
We hear a great deal about
that farmeis must diversify, but
precibus little about how it can
be done under present conditions
Diversified farming means the
production of vaiious kinds of
products, Inch in order to be
come successful will take a great
deal of expeiience and knowledge
as to how to raise and handle
these vai ious kinds of products
to the best advantage. It will
require the investment of consid
erable capital for the increase
and ement of stock, barns,
fencing, implements, etc., etc
Then it generalh takes from one
to three years before any leturns
can be had from the im estment
Now the question arises how
many of our farmers can go
through this and make a living,
pay taxes and interest on bor
rowed capital that must be paid
in order to retain possession of
their farm. We venture to state
that not one in a dozen aieso
fixed that they can do it. Some
one will say sell part of the farm
and get out of debt. This ould
be all light if it could be realized,
but when we consider that pro
bably eight-tenths of our farmei
are more or le3s in debt, the ques
tion aiises where would the pur
chasers come from. If all this
land was thrown on the market
we fear the farmers wouldn't leal
ize much wherewith to pay their
debt It is the consideration of
this question undoubtedly that
has brought our Alliance friend
to suggest the co-operati\e bank
ing system as a means of relief.
By combining the ciedit of say
two hundied farmers into a bank
ing coiporation, money could
undoubtedly be had on ei much
easier terms than we aie paying
If you intend to put up a wind
mill outfit this season, make up
your mind to put a good sized
supply tank into the tower. It
will come handy next summer to
supply your garden as well as
your house aud stock.
Now is tile time to repair your
brains as well as your machinery.
When a man sells hogs that
weigh 300 pounds at 18 months
old he is not putting skill into
his business. The hogs have
boarded on him too long.
When you buy seed wherewith
to seed your farm this season, be
on the lookout for the Russian
thistle and other foul seed, for
surely we have enough to con
tend with without introducing
Farmers try to make your
home and calling such that your
boys and girls will stay on the
farm. Become educated to love
and follow the noble calling and
then have the best chance of
making the most of themselves,
and a sure competence for them
selves and those dependent upon
If you don't agree with the edi
tor, be sure to let us hear from
von. Don't be afraid to criticize,
for we can stand it.
We will try to handle the ques
tion of co-operative creameries
in the next issue.
NORWAY LAKE ITEMS
Weather has been quite pleasant
of late, roads are good and it gives
farmers a good chance to get their
ood home for next summer
Services were held at the East Nor
a. Lake church by Rev Fjelstad
and at Hauges church by Rev Ritan.
on Sunday, Feb 10
A new mail route will be com
menced the 26th inst, and the one
from Aspelien to Norway Lake dis
continued. The new oue is to go
from Holom, 10 miles north of Nor
way Lake, Ma Aspelien to Norway
Lake, and back, twice a week If
the route would be just the reverse
it would gh greater satisfaction.
Norway Lake has a splendid feed
grinding outfit. They grind cob and
corn and if only corn is wanted they
ha\ a corn sheller, and theircharges
are onlj- 5 cents a sack. They grind
A creamery o" skimming station
has been talked of, but no definite
decision is reached yet.
O Rustad has bought the Rus
tad farm from his brother, C. O Rus
tad The latter thinks there are
other things to do that would
If you make 2 0 pounds of but
ter in summer, to make for
in the winter Our parched
and ithered pabtnres, mosqui- going to take charge of the Norman
tos, flies, costly labor, and low farm in the spring and Pete Dahl
priced butter, works havoc ith strom is going to
he profits of summer dairying, in Swift connty.
Hardware and Medicines.
Come in and we will convince you that we can do as well by you as
J?arm, Garden and Lawn Fences.
Cheap, Strong, Durable and Safe.
Can be put up to turn all kinds of stock, including Ilogs and Sheep,
"almost as cheap as barbed wire fence. If you intend putting up fencfe in
the spxiiig, we |hall be pleased to quote you bottom prices.
^drway Laker IBme
better than farming now-a-days
The Jcrico debating society meet*
in the school house in district 69 ev
ery Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.
The have quite a number of orators
and are now, I think, ready to accept
any challenge that might be offered
in this vicinity At the last meeting
they argued over government owner
ship of railroads The present sys
tem was preferred by the jury.
Oscar Mankel is down to Minneap
olis \isiting relatives.
John Norman, we have heard, is
J. N. QUAM & SON,
rent John'8 farm
The Norway Lake Brass Band
meets every Saturday evening at 7
o'clock and cau now furnihh quite a
number of selections of good music.
The parochial school in the new
church is having a very good attend
ance. Hagen is an excellent teacher
and with the advantages of schools
of those principles it must pro\e sat
This district is very much opposed
to the township system they think
the present will do for quite a while
yet. A RESIDENT.
Hegstrom & Hed have material
ready for building a store at Svea.
The young folks were looking over
A spelling school came off in the
school house of district 55 Monday
night. A. O. Nelson and P. N. Olson
The legislature is working hard to
kill time and post themselves up on
The Willmar Tribune will have
an able corps of correspondents
from every section of its circula
tion. They will narrate events
of general interest occurring in
their vicinity. It will thus be a
general newspaper of county
The Will mar Tribune is a home
made institution. Every word
in it is set and printed in Willmar.
We IVps believe in home indus
try. We believe this country
can do business without asking
how of old England. We also
believe that Willmar is capable
of getting out a paper without
getting ready pi hit from the
big cities. We practice what we
The Willmar Tiibune has 1000
bona fide subscribers. They all
live somewhere about north lati
tude 45°. At this time of the
year they all need protection on
the outside from inipeuding nor
therners. If any of you mer
chants have aii\ thing good and
cheap just spread out your infor
mation iu the Willmar Tribune,
and you will be surprised how
advertising in a good live paper
The Bankers Baltimore-Cleve
land-Carlisle currency bill died a
horning. We hope the dis
tinguished authors of the Balti
more plan will not be discouraged
but just keep on studying and
studying the money question
We would advice the Bankers
association to subscribe for some
good Populist paper from out
The Willmar Tiibune relies on
the common people for its sup
port. It has no peculiar trade,
institution, boss, or Clique behind
it. Hence it will endeavor to
l^present the cause of the people
without fear, favor, or subset
viency to any one. Will the com
mon people appreciate and rally
to the support of an orjran that
champions their cause? We shall
Bv having your repairing done at
Carpenter and Jobbing Shop.
Storm windows and doors re
moved. Screen windows and
doors made and put up. Wood
turning and scroll sawing, saw
tiling, general raaohiuery repair
ing and practical boat building.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Shop
east of Swedish Lutheran church.
Address LOCK BOX 61,
We hear now and then the
question asked scornfully: What
has the Peoples party, done?
Let us see:
1st.—It may fairly be said to
have passed the income tax.
This feature was the concession
to the populists for voting for
the Wilson bill. The income tax
is the most important law passed
since the war. It is the eutering
wedge that will split the present
system of poorrman's taxation
aud rich-man's exemption in
twain. It is the begiuing of a
just system of taxation.
2ncf.—It has convinced the
bankers and both of the old
parties that this country needs
monetary reform. Two years
ago we were told that all this
country needed was the repeal of
the Sherman law. The Peoples
party insisted that our whole
money system was vicious, and
that repeal would make it still
worse. How is it now? Ob, yes!
The bankers admit that our
money system is at fault, and
have formulated the Baltimore
law. The Democrats admit the
same thing, and President Cleve
land is a money reformer, and
Carlisle submits his plan. Kven
the Republicans have ceased to
talk about the "best money
system of the world" and Sher
man and Walker have jplans
improve it. No oni^tM*®*
that the Peoples
forced the old partiestafcfcl
the money qu
itself is of more
daring the last
The examination for teachers
will be held at Atwater Tuesday
and Wednesday, March 5 and 6
Willmar, Friday and Saturday,
March 8 and 9 New London,
Tuesday and Wednesdav, March
12 and 13.
Theexamination will commence
promptiv at 9 o'eloek a. m.
The following is the program
of the work:
9 a. m.—English Grammar.
11 a. in —Oral Reading and
1:30 m.—U. S. History.
3 p. m.—Civil Government.
4.30 in —Wiiting.
9 a. —Arithmetic.
13 a. in.—Geography.
giene and Phvsiology.
3 —Theory and Practice.
Come prepared with lead pencil
and rubber eraser. Paper will be
B. S. COVELL,
Office Co Supt., Willmar, Minn.,
Feb. 10, '95.
A GREAT BARGAIN!
For the iest of the mouth I will
sell Wind Mills, Tanks, Pumps
and Feed Mills at actual cost.
I mean just what I say. You
make our choice of mill. I guar
antee my work.
W. A. SPERRY,
Lock Box 01,
A. F. MANTOR,
AT WXLLU&2 THE FI2ST 15 IA7S EACH MONTH,
OFFICE IN BANK O TV ILLMAB. BUILDING.
AT BE17SCN C1T16, 17, 18,19 and SO EACH MONTH,
OFFICE IV A I BLOCK
AT GLENWOOD ON 27, £8, £9 and CO EACH MONTH,
OFFICE IN RIOO BLOCK
DK. E. S. FROST,
Physician & Surgeon.
Office over Cailson liios. & Frost's
Drug Store or Residence on Becker
DR. P. NELSON,
Ole J. Beck, Proprietor.
Good accomodations for trav
elers and good stabling.
CAW I OBTAIN A PATENT? Fttra
prompt answer and an honest opinion, write to
MUNN & CO., who have bad nearlyfifty years'
experience Inthe patent business. Comninnlca
tlons strictly confidential. A Handbook of In
formation*concerning Patents and bow to ob
tain them sent free. Also a catalogue of mechan
ical and scientific books sent free.
Patents token through Munn ft Co. receive
special noticeinthe Scientific American, and
thus are brought widely before the publicwith
out cost to the inventor. This splendid paper,
issued weekly, elegantlyillustrated,nas- TO
largest circulation of any scientific won
world. 9 3 a year. Specimen copies sent mm..
Building Edition, monthly, &G0a year. Single
copies, 2 5 cents. Every number contains beau
tiful plates, in colors, and photographs of new
houses, with plana, enroling ouilders to show the
latest designs and secure contracts. Aduresa
MUNN ft CO, NEW YOUK. 36 1 BBOIDWAT.
Mrs. Sofia Skie, aged 50 years
and 11 months, died February
10, 1895, of abdominal tumor.
Mrs. Skie was bom in Strand
ebarm, Hardanger, Norway. She
emigrated with her family to
this country in 1882 and has
lived in New London ever since.
She leaves a husband and four
children—three boys andonegirl,
all grown up. Mrs. Skie was a
woman of unusual energv and
tact. She was a typical Norwe
gian in the rugged honesty in all
her dealings. She was respected
by everybody. Her death seems
to leave a void in New London,
as she was really one of the old
and familiar persons seen passing
up and down our streets almost
every day. Thus one by oue we
pass away. The funeral was
held Wednesday last, Rev.
Midthun officiating. A large con
course of people followed her to
her last resting place in Oak Hill
Rest iu peace.
A Sad Accident.
Albert Friedlund, living a mile
south of New London, on the
Green Lake road, met with some
accident ou the road home from
Willmar last Wednesday night
that cost, him his life. He stuck
with his load of brick, it seems,
and unhitched his horses and
proceeded homeward. About a
mile and a half from where his
load stood he was found dead
the next morning by some parties
southwest of Willmar going to
the woods. The only reasonable
theory as to the manner of his
death is that he attempted to
ride one of the horses and some
how fell off and broke his neck.
He is said to have been some
what under the influence of liquor
when he left Willmar, but as the
accident happened several hours
later, aud as he did unhitch and
proceed i% miles, he was
evidently perfectly able to handle
himself at that time. Mr. Fried
luud was a hard working aud in
dustrious man. He was but
recently married and thus leaves
a young wife to mourn his loss.
She has the sympathy of the
Parties having personal prop
erty taxes in the eight north
townships of this county, can pay
same at the Sta te Bank of New
London, until March 1st, when
tbey will become delinquent.
We have said a good deal in
this number about how we in
tended to conduct the Willmar
Tribune. We have done so be
cause we feel that we ought to
tell the people what kind of a
paper they may expect. Now if
the kind of a newspaper that we
ha\e indicated the "Willmar
Tribune" is goiug to be, suits
your taste, patronize it at once.
Barring untorseen accidents
against which no human fore
sight can provide, the editor
assures the people of Kandiyohi
connty that the Willmar Tribune
will live and be a permanent
institution. We realize the
difficulty of starting any enter
prise in these hard times, but we
believe the people will see that a
live and progressive newspaper
to rouse people to action to
make better times, is the first
step necessary to a change for
New London, Minn.,
Roili andDressed of all kinds.
^J ALSO BRICK,
We trade Lumber for Stock
and Milch Cows.
©oH and see us f0r«-*s~
-sH^|erms ©R©if Itangaiias.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
New London, Minn.
I sell for CASH or trade goods for Farm Produce,
at Bed Rock prices just step in to
My motto is "Small profit and Quick Sales."
NEW LONDON, MINNESOTA.
DEALER IN SHELF
New London, Minn.
Wood Work Repairing
of all kindis done
PROMPTLY and SATISFACTORILY
Trucks put up and
Made to Order
All Work Guaranteed,
SWENSON & BROBERG,
New London, Minn
DEALER I N
Lunch Goods, Fruit,
Tobacco and 5 and 10
If you want goods
Ammunition, Stoves and Tinware.
PUMPS, BUGGIES & CUTTERS, or anything else you can think of
in the Ilardwaie Business.
ALWAYS A COMPETENT BLACKSMITH ON IIAND IN THE SHOP-
C. A. Gustafson,
Wagon & Carraige
N E W LONDON, MINN
for the traveling
Feed and Livery Stable
in connection with
& Patent Meflicines.
~^A FULL LINE O
Farm Produce bought and sold.
PETER BROBERG, President.
Jos. O. ESTREM, Cabhier.
BANK OF H*EW LONDON,
Organized under the State Law.
A General Banking Business
On Real Estate,
At Low Interest.
RECEIVE CAREFUL ATTENTION.
Tickets to and from Europe.
New London, Minn.
General Blacksmithing done
with Promptness and Skill.