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We take pleasure to nmioiiiice
this week that UP have secured
Victor E Law son, of the 'ew
London Times, ns the manager
of Willmar Tribune. It is well
understood that we have neither
the time, nor the necessary ex
perience to properly tend to all
the details connected with a live
newspaper Our recent sickness,
bv no means over jet, made it
imperatively neress*nr\ for us to
make some ariam»ement to have
the paper tended to at once
Taking till the circumstances in
to consideration and counseling
with our fiiends and supporters
in the enteiprise, we ha\ come
to the conclusion that Mr Law
son is the man for the place
His connection with the Tribune
will be permanent Most every
body in this count\ knows Vic
Law son We have known him
intimateh for ten xears past,
and know that he has business
ability of a hiiili order mere
bo\ he took hold of the New
London Times and in the limited
field before him made a financial
success of it. and has gotten out
the brig latest and liveliest news
paper in the county He nat
urally wanted a wider scope for
his energies than New London
could offer, and being in s\m
pathy with the spirit of the Tri
bune and confident of the ulti
maie success of it in every way,
he enters upon his new career
with an enthusiasm and energy
that means success The friends
of Willmar Tribune may con
gratulate themselve on his ac
cession to the management of it,
and Willmar will find that in
Victor Law son they have got a
newspaper man that is haid to
beat. As soou as the necessary
arrangements can bt* made the
Willmar Tribune office will
opened with Mr Law son
[The above was written
last week, and it was the inten
tion to have it published in the
last issue of the Tribune, but
through an en or or ovei sight of
the printers it was left out.—ED
Death by Burning-
The Litchfield Independent tells
of the shocking occurrence in
Union Gro\e, near the border
line of Kandiyohi and Meeker
counties, as follows-
Last Wednesday occuired a
fatal accident in Union Grove
resulting in the death of Sally
Ann Carpenter, an old widow
ladj, living alone a small
house on the fai of her gi and
son, George Carpenter, who also
resides on the place, but at some
distance from the house occupied
by the old lady. The first known
of the accident was the disco "very
that the house occupied by the
old lady was on fire On teach
ing the place the building was
found to be on fire inside, and
nothing could be done to save it
After the fire had burned down,
the charred remains of the old
lady were found at the place
where the bed had been, indicat
ing that she must have been
burned theie How the accident
occurred can only be conjectured,
but it is thought that while
burning some rubbish outside
the house, of which there were
evidences, her clothing may have
caught hie, after which she
managed to get into the house
and on the bed, setting that on
fiie. De eased was 85 years of
age, and a native of New York
state. She was remarkably
active for a person of her years,
and had for many years lived
alone, preferring to do so. The
funeral took place Friday.
There were a few minutes of
intense excitement in the village
Sunday afternoon. Some person
removed the brake from the
automatic fire alarm bell at
tached to the water tower and
the same began to descend, ring
ing in true fire alarm style. A
large number of firemen were at
tending the Otos funeral, and on
hearing the alarm jumped into
theiigsand diove at the top
speed of the hoi ses to the scene.
As there were about thirty teams
driven in that manner through
the streets the excitement can
well be imagined. When all had
arrived the alarm was found to
be a false one, and all became
both angry and pleased to hear
it, as a tiie would have been very
serious during the prevailing
high wind. The culprit who
staited the alaim is yet un
Harold, the five year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Eiick Glad, of
this city, died last week of stom
ach troubles. The funeral oc
curred yesterday afternoon from
the residence, Rev. Gyuild officia
County Attorney Nordin went
to Glen wood Saturday to attend
The Farmer as a Business Man
We often hear it said bv the
business men of town that if the
farmer would exercise ordinary
prudence and business sagacity
he would be all right And then
in the next bieath some prosper
ous farmer will be poiuted out as
an example of what a man can
do on the farm by waj' of acquir
ing a foitune. Now we all know
there is a good deal in thecharge
above stated, and every farmer
should soak his mind a little, and
thiuk hard and long enough to
thoroughly understand how this
thing really is. For the basic
trouble with our farmers to-day
is that they have been working
and working and doiug too little
thinking. So some time ago we
determined to probe this thing
to the bottom and give the THI
\F: readeis the lesult of our
Now we know a dozen or moie
faimers in the uorthern half of
Kandivohi county that are well
to do. Some of them are our in
timate friends. We made care
ful inquiry of some of them as to
how they managed their business
to make farming so successful
Here is the histoiy of one of these
successful ones, and it will apply
to others of the same class:
Way back in the seventies,
when wheat prices were high he
harvested good big crops, and
although he had to haul it 25
miles to market, he made some
money ahead. This money he
put out at interest, 10 or 1H p^i
cent, at that thme. He allowed
that money to accumulate in
tiest and kept adding to the
principal year by year all he
tould In 12 or 15 3 ears of this
way of doing business he found
himself a rich man. To be sure
he had no fine house, nor large
barn, nor fine bnggv, but he had
money on inteiest, doubling
1 self every 5 or 6 years. F01
seveial years past he has had no
need of farming, for his interest
will more than keep him. Now
this man it is said made his
money by farming, but did he?
In one sense he did make his
start by farming, but in the real
true sense he made it moie by
money loaning than farming.
Now here is another farmer, a
friend of ours, he has a splendid
farm of three hundred acies. He
nas a fine house, a large barn,
and a lot of choice stock, es
pecially hoi ses. He has all the
newest improved farm machinery
and his farm is in a very high
state of cultivation. If you look
inside of the dwelling house ou
find goodly furnished rooms with
organ and pictuies, books, etc.
Nothing extravagant, vet most
everything that ait oidinary in
telligent family would desire to
make home comfortable. Yet
this home is not comfortable nor
happy. Wh\? Because there is
a mortgage hanging over it, and
the occupauts realize that some
day iu the future they may have
to evacuate the old home. For
twenty-five years this family has
beeu planting down capital in
the shape of improvements and
ornamentation in the laudable
effort to make the home happy
and beautiful, but the last few
years have blasted all their hopes
of former times. Said the head
of the family to 11s: '-Of course
my condition is really my ov\
fault. Had I stinted my family,
put the money on interest instead
of into improvements, I would
have been all right. But I, fool
as I was, supposed that good
times would continue. I see now
that the progressive wide-awake
farmer has no show in this
country along side of the miser."
No one will deny that this con
dition is only too true of too
many farmers in Kandiyohi
county. But have now a' few
questions for the critical business
men to answer before they taunt
the farmer again for his want of
1st. Suppose all the farmers
had adopted the policy of the
first mentioned farmer, whom
you point to as a smart business
man—and we admit the truth of
your assertion—isn't it more
than likely that you would not
have been iu business here to
2nd. Isn't it true that farmer
No 2, and his like, has been your
big customer and enabled you to
make your money? Hasn't he
bought your carloads of machin
ery, furniture, dry goods, lumber,
etc., etc., been the liberalboriow
er at the Banks, iu fact the main
spoke in the wheel of business in
this and every other live town?
We admit that he has been too
liberal for his own good in buy
ing things that he did not abso
lutely need, but we insist that
this very liberality has rebounded
to the benefit of the business man
in town. Now if the above state
ment is true, and we believe it
cannot be disputed, it behooves
the business men to treat farmer
No. 2 with all leniency and more
than usual consideration and en
couragement rather than in a
ci itical spii it. We are pleased to
notice that some of our business
men deserve all praise for realiz
ing the truth of this matter. For
such this is not written But
some do uot seem to understand
it as thev ought to, and as a
consequence an antagonism is
engendered between the farmer
and the busiuess men of our
towns that ought not to exist.
The true interest of country and
town is identical and reciprocal.
Every business man in town
should, for his own interest if for
no other reason, strive to pro
mote the interest of his customer
on horn trade and his business
depends Both should join hand
111 hand for the promotion of the
welfaie of our local and sectional
interests Charity begins at
home. Now in referring to this
matter we do not want to wound
au\ bod,v 's feelings, but simply to
state the truth as we see it, and
as on matnie consideration we
believe it is, in order to clear up
misunderstandings between dif
ferent classes of citizens and to
piomote the harmonious action
of all for the best inteiests of all
We as the editor of an independ
ent newspaper can speak more
fteely on such matters without
leproach, and get a more candid
hearing fiom all parties, we
believe, than a strictly partisan
We want this section to pros
per, and we want our business
men to step to the front to help
our farmeis that are in financial
trouble. By helping them they
The history of past ages excites
our commiseration when we read
about how one nation inflicted
baibanties upon another by
waisof conquest and plunder.
And then we thank God we live
111 better times, But it is a
serious question whether man's
inhumanity to man is really any
less now than in former "ages.
Ti ue, armies do not now devas
tate whole regions with materials,
file and swoid. The process of
devastation has been lefined, but
we believe it is as cruel, and more
so, than ever before. Formerly
it was the physical body that
was tortured, now it is the soul
Look at the haggard and care
worn faces \ou meet at every
corner You ask them what fs
the matter and ninety-nine out
ofeveiy hundred will tell you
that times are hard Yes, tunes
are hard! What a volume of
meaning theie is in this little
phrase. Davs of anxiety and
worry, loss of appetite and sleep
less nights. Times are hard'
The bright hopes of cosy homes
for declining age of former times
aie blasted. Despair for the
futuie has taken its place. The
pavings of a life time have van
ished into thin air. The bright
est and best of men are wander
ing aiound and wondering what
to do next. An ever increasing
army is marching to the insane
asylum or suicides'grave. Is this
not devastation with a vengeuce?
A few men in Wall street, and
Lombard street, money brokers
and stock jobbers, men whose
God is gold, whose heart is iron,
and whose hands are gory with
the blood of the brightest and
best of modern mankind. The
Rothschilds', the Goulds', the
Vanderbelts', the Partridges',
soul-killers, reason-destroy ers,
the black death of modern civiliz
ation, more fearful than any
monarch of past times, more des
potic than any tyrant of historj*
and more cruel and destructive
than Alaric, the Goth and Van
Business men ought to be
shiewd enough to see where their
interests lie. The 15,000failures
of last year should teach them
that the road to bankruptcy is
growing greater every year. The
business men's interests are in
common with those of the farmer
and laboring man. When these
prosper, the business man's day
of prosperity is also at hand.
The political interests, too, are
identical. The farmer and labor
ing man are on the right side.
When will the business man get
Buy your Flower and Garden
seeds at the Western Union Tele
graph office. Nothing but the
Buy your Flower and Garden
seeds at the Western Union Tele
graph office. Nothing but the
You will always find the beet Rye
Flour and Rye Meal at Rodlun Bros.
All kinds of Flower and Garden
seeds in bulk or packages, at the
Western Union Telegraph office.
W1LLMAR, MINNESOTA, APRIL 16, 189b.
Hon. L. O. Thorpe spent Eas
ter at home.
Feed your stock rock salt. F01
sale at Rodlun Bros.
£A11 kinds of Flower and Garden
seeds in bulk or packages, at the
Western Union Telegraph office.
O.^B Olson is spending his va
cation from the Normal school
at St Cloud, at Willmar
A Roberts, of the Chippewa
Co. Review of Montevideo, is vis
iting in town, having leased his
paper for three months.
X,We are informed that the
drainage bill of the state capital
lands is passed. Representative
Feig and Senator Thorpe deserve
credit for their untiring efforts in
getting it through.
Mr Peter Lai son to Miss
Christine Larson, both of Last
Lake Lillian, at the office of the
Clerk of Court, yesterday
A (J Mardin at Spicer is pie
paring for a big season's run at
the lake. He is overhauling his
boats and making other piepar
ations to increase his facilities
for entertaining and furnishing
supplies to his patrons. Mardin
is a painstaking and jolly good
fellow and we wish "him much
success in his undertakings.
The local news department of
the Tribune which hasso far bee
sadly neglected owing to the lack
of time of the Doctor will heieaf
ter receive moie attention Ar
rangements aie being made for a
coips of news cone^pondents
from all paits of the county
We expect to make the TiilHineu
newspaper in every sense of the
Since the ai tide in the Tribune
of Mr. Quam's lelative to an
agricultural experimental sta
tion, we ai infoi med that thei
is a bill before the legislature foi
establishing the new stations
in the northwestern part of the
State. Now what is the matter
with getting one here? This
should not be apartisian political
matter. And we caji assure oui
delegation that the Tribune and
Populists of Kandivohi count,)
will duly appreciate any effort
they may make to secure it.
Town Clerks of Kandiyohi Co.
:. and Their Post Offices.
Norway Lake John W eek
West 1 ake
1 l* Romness
Alo Abrahamson Kavmond
John I undqmst
Thorson Pox 7
Lake Elizabeth J. Boom Lake Elizabeth
Lake Lillian John riaun
East Lake Lillian, On re
A N Nelson
A W Strand
A O Nelson
OTOS—Hannah, on Friday,
April 12,1895, of lung fever, at
an age of about 23 years.
The deceased, who was plucked
so ruthlessly in her youth by the
grim reaper Death, is of a well
known and respected family.
Her mother, Mrs. Carrie Otos,
passed away but tt month ago,
(March 5th.) Miss Hanuah
leaves in life three brothers, K.
T., B. T. and J. 1 Otos, audtwo
sisters, Mrs. A. P. Quam and
Miss Olina Otos, to mourn the
departure of a loved sister. The
funeral oecured Sunday after
noon, 2:00 o'clock p. m., the
services being conducted in the
United Lutheran church by Rev.
Birch caught with the half of
one ear last week that Victor E
Law son had bought an interest
in Willmar Tribune. Sraight
away he run aiound and told
that Dr. Johnson had sold out,
that his editorial career was end
ed, etc. Evidently the wish was
father of the thought. But Bii ch
is of course way off as usual.
No, Dr. Johnson has not sold
out, never did, and never will.
He simply took a partner, a live
wide awake newspaper man to
manage and print the Tribune.
Instead of selling out and quit
ting as Birch would have it, this
move means hitching up a double
team on Willmar Tribune, and a
new start for a race in the news
paper business in Willmar. As
we have said before we are not
here to do up either Birch or
Crosby. Willmar Tribune is here
to supply the need of an inde
pendent newspaper, which neither
of them can do. The Litchfield
Independent has distanced both
of its old party competitors, and
there is no reason why Willmar
Tribune under proper manage-
Johnson & Pinney, Proprietors.
ment should not do equally well.
The Pops ha\ come to stay,and
do business to, and Biich will re
cognize that fact sooner or later
Another newspaper and job
printing office Willmar will
not injure am bod v, not even tne
two old offices Eveiy business
man knows it will benefit the
town. It will draw business
that neither of the old offices can
get It will of course cieate
more competition iu the printing
business and competition is the
life of trade in any branch of bus
ines, aud the fittest will survive.
Even an opposition party in pol
itics is a recognized necessitv to
keep the dominant paity half de
cent So under all aspects of the
case the people of Willmar irre
spective of partisan \iews ought
to, and we believe they do, wel
come the permanent establish
ment of the Willmar Tribune
We wiote the announcement
of this change, found elsewhere
in this issue, for last week's Trib
une, but Mr Cro'-bv mislaid it in
the office, so it did not appear
AVe hope this further explanation
will clear the mind of Birch and
others that may have baen de
ceived by his misleading state
ments about this matter.
What stops Noural^U? Ir ''•lies Pa. *i Tills
MADE BOGUS STAMPS.
Large Number of Counterfeit Twos Have
Done Duty on Letters.
CHICAGO, April 10.—United States
secret service officia's in Chicago and
Washington have unearthed probably
the most unique and at the same time
the most important swindle ever perpe
trated upon any government. Its mag
nitude, after two days investigation,
can only be guessed at, but it is believed
thousands upon thousands of dollars
have been secured by a gang of skilled
counterfeiters, who have reproduced
with wonderful skill and accuracy the
pink two cent stamp of commerce.
It is thought the country is flooded
from New York to San Francisco with
these spurious stamps, and the United
States has been carrying millions of
letters from which not one cent of reve«
nue was received.
Attended with Difficulties.
WASHINGTON, April 10 —Chief In
spector Wheeler of the postoffice depart
ment refuses to say anything about the
stamp counterfeiting in Chicago though
he has received several telegrams con
cerning the affair. It was learned,
however, through other officials, that
the extent of the counterfeiting has
been overestimated. Third Assistant
Postmaster General Craig says that
counterfeit stamps have carried letters
through the mails and have been can
celled, but says that stamp counterfeit
ing cannot be carried on to any great
extent, as the cost of making stamps
and the difficulty in disponing of them
is so great as to render the counterfeit
ing of little profit.
ADJOURN ON THE TWENTIETH..
Wisconsin Legislature Sets a Date to
Close the Session.
MADISON, WIS., April 10.—In the
senate the assembly resolution to ad
journ on the 18th was amended to make
it the 20th and adopted by a vote of lti
to 13. The senate indulged in a lively
debate on the bill to create a state
board of imm gration, but the bill was
finally passed by a vote of 26 to 4.
In the assembly th9 bill requiring
county superintendents to pass an ex
amination was ordered to a third read
ing by a vota of 5? to 19. The La Crosse
Normal school bill was made the special
order for Thursday.
Carlisle Wants Blackburn's Place.
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 11.—The
Leader publishes an interview with a
Eentuckian, just returned from Wash
ington, who is close to Secretary Car
lisle and family, and who says that the
secietary will surely be a candidate for
senator from Kentucky to succeed
Abolish Child Insurance.
April 10.—The legislative
committee on insurance has reported to
the hou&6 favorably on the bill to pro
hibit any life insurance company in
Massachusetts placing a policy on the
life of any child under 10 years of age.
Three members dissented. The bill, if
it passes, will affect busiuess to the
amount of over $2,000.000 annually.
Three blocks in the business center of
this towfe were destroyed by fire at 3
o'clock a. m. The loss is is estimated
at from $10,000 to $15,000.
New London Roller Mills
We are now in shape to take care of all our patrons.
We have a sufficient supply of flour and mill stuff on
hand to do exchange work. Feed ground at all times
Every pound of Flour Guaranteed.
Best Perfume in the
market. Sold only by"
Carlson Bros. & Frost.
A. H. SODERLING,
Business Suits, $15 00, $16 00, $18 00
and up Dress Suits from $20 00 and
Shop on Benson avenue, opposite
Willmar Steam L.iundiy
W I A I N N
20 pounds. Granulated Sugar
30 Bais Soap
20 yaids Sheeting
2 pair Overalls
10 Linen Collars
2 White Shirts
4 Silk Neckties
1 Suit Underwear
10 pair Seamless Ladies Black
15 pair Seamless Gents' Hose
P. S. Remember that the Best
Made Clothing is found at
Caveats, and Trade-Maria obtainedand all Fat-'
ent business conducted for MoDCRATC PEES.
OUR OFNCC IS OPPOSITE. U, 8. PaTCNTOrrier
and we can secure patentin less tune than those'
remote from Washington.
Send model, drawing or photo., with deserip-i
tion. We advise, if patentable or not, free of1
charge. Onr fee not due till patent is secured.
A PAMPHLET. How to Obtain Patents," with
cost of same in the U. S. and foreign countries
sent free. Address,
HILBERTS STOLEN SWEETS
HILBERT'S STOLEN SWEETS
HILBERT'S STOLEN SWEETS
HILBERT'S STOLEN SWEETS
New London. Minn.
Rodlun Bros, are sole agents
for the Prize Winner of the world
"Coin's Financial School" post
paid 25 cents.
Citizen News Stand,
Once said: 'You can fool some peo
ple all the time all of the people some
of the time, but you cannot fool all the
people all the time." Some of the peo
ple are being fooled about Dr. Ward's
Liniment. They are told by unscrup
ulous agents that we have no right to
manufacture and sell said Dr. Ward's
Liniment, while other stories of similar
character are frequently circulated.
THE FACTS ARE SIMPLY THESE!
We own the original right and for
mula that was brought to Minnesota
in 1856,andTicknowledged by Dr. Rich
ard Ward as his formula. In 1891 J.
R. Watkina, of Winona, brought suit
against us in the district court at Wa
basha, for manufacturing said liniment.
The case was tried before Judge Charles
M. Start, who decided that we had a
right to manufacture said Dr. Ward's
Liniment in the state of Minnesota.
Beaten here, Watkina appeals to the
Supreme Court, only to be disappoint
ed again, for Judge Start's decision
was affirmed. Failing to gain his point
by law, he then attacks us with libel
ous circulars, scattering them broad
cast all over the country, claiming that
we were counterfeiters, obtained our
right by forgery, etc. For this, in Feb
ruary, 1894, we began action against
him (Watkins) for large damages. The
case was brought up in the May term
of court in the city of Winona and for
the third time we were upheld by the
courts, the jury bringing in a verdict
in our favor for $1,000 and costs.
We therefore caution the people to
buy only the orginal. See that our
name and trade mark is on every bottle.
LANDON & BURCHARD.
Wait for JAS. McNELLIS, the
only authorized agent for the Origi
nal, Genuine Dr. Ward's Liniment,
in Kandiyohi county.
THE NEW AND THE RIGHT WAY
EAST AND WEST
W To All Pacific Points.
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
TRAINS GOING WEST.
...Arr. 12:10 p. Dep. 12:86p.
... Arr. 1036 p. Dep. 10:30 p. m.
Freight Dep. 8:00a.
TRAIN8 GOING EAST.
....Arr. 2:60 p. Dep. 3:00 p.m.
Arr. 3:25 a. Dep. 3:30 a. m.
No.36,Freight Deft e^OOaiS!
No.38, Dep. 8:60p.m.
WILLMAB A SIOUX FALLS.
Xo.61, PasaecKer Dep. 12:40 p. m.
No. 63, Freight Dep. 3:00a.m.
No.62,Passenger ,.Arr. 2:60p.m.
WILLMAR ST. CLOUD.
No. 5 9.-05 p. m. I No. 6 .TTT. .6.-00 a. m.
No. 91 1210 a.m. I No. 92 3:06 p.m.
Daily trains between St. Pan]. Minneapolis,
Willmar. Sionx City, St Cloud. Crookston
Moorht-ad, Fargo, Grand Forks, Grafton
Winnipeg, Deylfs Lake, Great Falls, Helena^
Bntte.Kalispel, Spokane and Seattle.
Pacific Coast trains run Palace Dining and
Sleeping cars, Buffet, Library, Observation,
Smoking can, first and second class coaches.
Family tourist Sleepers, etc. «"~»«t
OW. PATCNT OrriCC. WASHINGTON. D. C.
Connections at St. Paul and Minneapolis
with trains to and from LakeSuperior points.
Chicago, St. Louis and the East, South and'
Crosses the Bocky and Cascade mountains
in daylight, giving passengers a chance to see
some of the finest scenery in America.
Steamer and rail connections at Seattle for
Connections at Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, for
Kootenai river and lakepoints at Wenatcbe*
Wash., for Lake Chelan, the upper CoEnfbia
and the Okanogan district.
Close connections at Minneapolis and St.
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rates, routes, etc. .apply to
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Or r. I. WHITNEY, G. P. and T. A.,
St. Paul, Minn.