Newspaper Page Text
A MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT.
By Prof. Cross*, th* Noted Musician.
A Rioh Treat for Willmaritos.
On Monday evening, December 3rd,
the people of Willmar and vicinity
will have the pleasure of witnessing
an entertainment of unusual merit.
The arrangements are now complete
for the appearance of Prof. W. M.
Crosse at the opera house on that
date. Miss Marie Railson, who has
been instrumental in securing this
entertainment, has raised enough by
a subscription sale of tickets for the
necessary financial guarantee. Those
wishing reserved seat tickets can se
cure them at Elfstrum and Co 's drug
store. They will be placed on sale
Fr'iay morning. Admission 50 cents
to any part of the house.
In his Lecture Recital, Prof. Crosse
describes the life of Chopin, the tone
poet, which is told in such a manner
as to make it a very interesting story.
Inter-mingled In the story he will
play some 1 ofc composer's
finest selections. Mr. Crosse's execu
tion on the piano is said to be marvel
ous. His many years of musical train
ing has placed him in the front rank
with our musical artists. These Lecture
Recitals have been given with pro
nounced suowCoo. uuil there will un
doubtedly 14 tr nout of music
lovers in Willmar aa well as at other
places, to hear the recital "Chopin,
the Tone Poet."
A happy marriage occurs to-day at
Colfax. Miss Adelia Dahlberg, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erick Dahl
berg, is to be made the wife of John
Thorn, a well-known young man of
New Ldndon. Miss Dahlberg is one
of the most esteemed and highly re
spected ladies of Colfax, and John is a
hustling young farmer and a son of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thorn of this
place, whose farm he has rented for
next year. The ceremony is performed
by Rev. John Johnson at the bride's
home, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. A
number of relatives and friends are
invited to partake in the bridal festivi
ties. The TIMES extends to the young
couple the most hearty congratulations
and wishes that they may experience
abundant happiness throughout their
future life together. New London
The home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Rodlun
was invaded last Saturday eyeningby
about thirty of their friends, who
gathered to help tbem celebrate their
twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. It
was a most pleasant surprise for
them, as the company not only brought
along the good things to eat, but also
wished to show their respeots to the
host and hostess by leaving something
Mr. and Mrs. Rodlun were kindly
remembered with a handsome silver
coffee set. Rev. Larson, of the Swedish
Baptist church, made the presentation
speech. Others who were present as
sisted in making the evening a social
one. Rev. A. N. Osterholm, of the
Swedish Mission church, gave a neat
little speech appropriate to the occa
sion. The guests departed with best
wishes to the host and hostess for many
more years of a happy married life.
a Sueeessful Affair.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church
furnished a very good supper and also
made a creditable display of fancy
articles at the Bonde hall, last Friday
evening. It was one of the most suc
cessful of the annual fairs held by the
society, there being a large attendance
and a nice increase in the treasury as
a result. The receipts of the evening
amounted to over $100.
A program of music and recitations
was rendered, which was heartily ap
preciated by the audience. There was
a vocal duet by Miss Gerda Wenner
lund and Mr. J. H. Styles song by
five little girls recitations by Miss
Bauer a piano duet by Miss Grace
Andrus and Dr. F. E. Twitchell.
Death of Mrs. Masters.
On Tuesday of this week occurred
the death of Mrs. Mary M. Masters at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. John
Thomas of Aberdeen, S. D. Her
death was the result of diabetes with
which she has been suffering for sev
eral years. The remains were brought
to Atwater, yesterday, and the funeral
occurs today, at 1 o'clock, at the Pres
byterian church of Harrison, the ser
vices being conducted by Rev. S. E. P.
White. Deceased was born in the
state of New York, September 14,1833.
She was one of the oldest settlers of
this county, coming here with her hus
band, John Maters, in 1857. The fam
ily settled in the town of Harrison
and made that place their permanent
home. Mrs. Masters survived her
husband for a period of about 11
years, the last three years of which
she spent with her daughter, Mrs.
Thomas. Two sons, J. A. Masters and
Charles Masters of Harrison, and one
daughter, Mrs. Thomas, of Aberdeen,
survive to mourn her loss.—Atwater
^Psrs» for Solo..
I offer for sale my form of 160 acres
Sec. 27, in Green Lake township,
ANDERSON, Kandiyohi, Minn,
High School Notes.
Helen Henry is again in school after
having been quarantined for a week
Roy Bowers is absent from school
on account of illness.
General teachers' meeting was held
in the High School room last Wednes
Miss Wright, of the High School,
and Miss Chase, of the Garfield
school, will spend the holidays of this
week in Minneapolis.
Several of the city teachers are
planning to attend the annual meet
ing of the State Teachers' Associa
tion, which will be held at St. Paul
December 26, 27, 28.
Mr. Peterson, of the Board of Edu
cation, was a visitor at the High
School building Monday afternoon.
Died at Belie Creek.*
Goodhue Enterprise: It is with
much surprise and profound sorrow
that the friends and relatives of Mrs.
D. D. Ryan, of Belle Creek, leara of
her death which occurred so suddenly
on Wee nesday morning. She was a
young woman of health, jovial dis
position, and possessed all those
qualities which go to make a perfect
character. Her husband, Mr. Ryan,
has the sympathy of all as he bears
his heavy burden of sorrow.
The deceased, who was formerly
Miss Lizzie Kelly of Green Lake, was
well known here, and leaves a large
circle of friends besides her parents
and relatives to mourn her death. A
husband and little daughter are *he
surviving members of the family. The
sudden death is a severe blow to all.
There will be Thanksgiving service
in St. Luke's church on Thursday,
Nov. 99, at 10:30 a. m. The hour for
this service is set fifteen minutes ear
lier than the usual time. Will those
who attend please observe this?
Persons who wish to help in suita
bly decorating the church for this
Thanksgiving festival service are re
quested to come on Wednesday after
noon, bringing what plants or flowers
they are able to furnish for the service.
Meats ForSale in Quantity.
Parties wishing to purchase beef,
mutton or pork in quantities and by
the quarter will do well to call on me
before buying elsewhere. My stock is
on exhibition at my barn, and all can
see what they buy. The stock is all
young cattle purchased in the St. Paul
stock yards. My goods will be first
class and will be sold at reasonable
prices. Give me a call.
[40-4t] FRANK J. STBEOKER.
Highway Obstruction Case.
Anton Jacobson, who is charged
with obstructing a highway in the
town of Lake Lillian, was up for a
second time before Justice Owre last
Saturday. The case was a postponed
one. County Attorney Frye appeared
for the state, but ai the defendant did
not have his attorney the case was
continued until Dec. 1.
M. E. Services.
Presiding Elder Rev. Hingeley will
hold the regular quarterly conference
of the M. E. church, and preach next
Wednesday morning, December 5th,
at 10 o'clock. Everybody cordially
invited to attend.
Rev. F. W. Hill will preach next
Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock, upon
the subject. "An Invitation."
Funeral of John Eeklund.
The funeral services over the re
mains of John Eeklund, whose death
occurred last Wednesday, were held
last Friday afternoon. A brief service
was conducted at the Salvation Army
hall at two o'clock, deceased having
been a member of the local corps.
The remains were interred in Fairview
cemetery. The widow of the deceased
arrived here to be present at the last
sad rites, and accompanying her was
her father, Peter Israelson of Carlson,
A Now Band Instructor.
Prof. O. Anderson, of Chicago, has
been engaged as musical instructor of
the Citizens' band for the winter. Mr.
Anderson is a graduate of the Musical
Conservatory of Denmark and has
since been connected with some of our
leading band schools. The band is to
be congratulated upon securing an
able leader and we shall expect to hear
some fine "tooting" at the end of the
Finished Tholr Course.
By permission of the Normal board,
ten students of the St. Cloud Normal
School were allowed to graduate last
Friday, having already finished their
course at the school. Among those we
find the name of Anthony Anderson of
New London. Mr. Anderson has been
engaged to teach in Irving at a salary
of forty-five dollars per month.
Will bo Deputy Register.
Nels Swenson, the accommodating
employe at the Great Northern freight
office, will fill the position of deputy
register of deeds under O. Jorgen
Olson, register elect Mr. Swenson
had no trouble in securing an appoint
ment, as he circulated a petition which
was most generally signed by our
citizens. There was a large numbed
of applicants for the position.
From the TIMES, Noy. 22.—Miss
Martha Brogren left for Willmar Sat
urday A baby girl was added to
the family of Chas. Nordgren this
week Oliver Larson, E. A.
Wright and James Wright returned
from their hunting expedition up
north in the vicinity of Bagley today.
They met with good success und suc
ceeded in killing nine deer This
morning a young hod filler entered as
apprentice with Hans Polman. Hans
is almost tickled to death The
news reached New London this week
that Mr. N. A. Skeie, who left last
summer for a visit in old Norway, is
now a married man. It is not Known
whether Mr. Skeie will return to Am
erica with his new spouse or not
G. K. Thomas of Burbank had a tur
key shoot Saturday Anton and
Claus Olson of Norway Lake left on
Tuesday for the pineries Mrs.
Ro»by of Norway Lake has moved
into the village for the winter
W. A. Libby, of H„w UN-, WDO S nowday,
sick again with his old disease, is said
to be very low Inga, the 14-year
old daughter of Hans Johnson of
Ringville, died on Friday, Nov. 16.
Sam'l Broberg,a former New
London boy and a son of John Bro
berg of this place, w*« ""AWM on
Wednesday, Nov. A. oro,
N. D., to a Miss Mary Moe
Nov. 19.—Jack Frost has appeared
very bitter Misses Ida and Mary
Granquist have arrived from Willmar,
where they have been to learn the
dressmaking trade.. .Charly Johnson,
who has been working for Swan Swen
son in Whitefield this summer, is back
home again Jalmar Liogen re
turned to Minneapolis last week
Amelia and Joseph Jones went down
to Rosenquist's in Lake Elizabeth last
Saturday evening....John Gibbon is
an obedient servant under command
of J. Magnuson..Mrs. Karlberg came
up from Hector last Saturday to at
tend the funeral of her brother, Ole
Nordstrom, which occurred on Sun
day ...Now it is our sad duty to
chronicle the death of Ole Nordstrom,
which occurred at his home last Mon
day evening. Deceased has been in
failing health for almost two years
before death came and relieved him of
his long suffering. He leaves to mourn
his early death, his parents, three
brothers, four sisters and a number
of other relatives and friends. The
funeral was held yesterday (Sunday)
from the residence. Services were held
at the Svea church, of which deceased
was a member. The remains were laid
to rest in the Svea cemetery. Rev.
J. O. Lundberg conducted the last sad
rites. May he rest peacefully.
Nov. 23.—Wedding bells rang bright
and clear and a number of our young
people were charmed thereby...On
Wednesday, Miss Hattie Van Buren
and Mr. Jake Berghuis were married
at the home of her parents. A large
gathering of friends and well-wishers
were present and many useful and
beautiful gifts were presented to the
happy couple. Mr. and Mrs. Berghuis
will live on the Berghuis farm .. On
Tuesday, Miss Lena Denadle and Mr.
Fred Knott were united in marriage
by Rev. Degroot, and quietly enter
tained a few friends at the bride's
home. The happy couple will make
their home in Renville... On Thurs
day, Miss Ida Newburg and Mr. Smith,
from Duluth, were happily married...
Nr. Stoob, our merchant, was taken
down with small-pox. The store is
closed, but we fear there are a number
who have been exposed.. .Mr. Noete
boom and Mr. Roelof have left for a
visit to friends in Iowa .. .Miss Anna
Knott has gone to Roseland to keep
house for her uncle... .Mrs. G. Knott
left Tuesday for Chicago, where she
will visit her daughter and friends.
Nov. 24.—Sleighing is poor D.
Downes entertained a few of his friends
last Tuesday evening. .Martin Downes
and Milse Hannon. of Murdock, visited
with Mrs. M. Downes and family last
week... .Mike Murray transacted busi
ness in Willmar last Tuesday....Mr.
M. Kelly and son, John, returned from
Belle Creek last Monday, where they
were called to attend the funeral of
Mr. Kelly's daughter, Mrs. D. D.
Ryan....Mr. John Lawler is on the
sick list this week Miss Nettie Tait
and Gracie and Ed. Carlin of Will
mar attended the party at D. Downes'
last Tuesday evening Miss Frances
Lawler visited her sister, Mrs. C. E.
Recor, of Willmar, last Friday...Mr,,
J. P. Kelly went to Brainerd last Fri
day.. Minnie Lawler and Tom Murray
are doing a large stroke of trapping..
F. Downes and C. E. Recor drove
through here last Friday.. .Ed. San
derson, of Willmar, was a guest at
P. Lawler's last Sunday...J. D. Law
ler had a lively runaway last Sunday.
He and his sister, Maggie, were out
driving when the team became fright
ened and the result was a badly
frightened couple and a broken buggy.
LOST-A lady's gold watch, with
name engraved in sase. Finder will
be liberally rewarded by leaving same
at the Great Northern express office.
A O 0
Willmar, Minnesota Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1900.—EIGHT PAGES.
Nov. 25.—Thanksgiving this week..
S. E. Stansberry, of Willmar, was
seen in our midst one day last week...
The school is contemplating giving an
entertainment about Christmas... .Mr.
and Mrs W. A. Smullen have moved
into N. R. Tacklind's new residence,
occupying the rooms up-stairs. .Mrs.
H. Broman and Miss Helga, visited
with Mrs. C, Pehrson one afternoon
last week..Prof. Miles and Miss Essie
McDermott were guests at C. W.
Peterson's last Wednesday evening...
Miss Mabel Morine, of Willmar, is
visiting at the home of her brother.
F. E. Morine Mrs C. W. Peterson
and children, spent the latter part of
last week at E. Johnson's in Fahlun.
Joseph Jones left for Minneapolis last
week... .Miss Hulda Peterson and Mr.
John Morine were united in marriage
last Friday....Albert Bengtson and
Altman left for the pineries last
Saturday....Quite a number of our
elite drove down to Atwater last Fri
to attend a Dime Social, given at
the Town hall, by the young people of
the Swedish Lutheran church. All
reported a lovely time Miss Esther
Norman passed Sunday at G. A.
Gtader's in Lake Elizabeth..A com
pany from here went down to Atwater,
Sunday, to be present at a "surprisal"
at G. P. Holm's, given in honor of
their guest, Mrs. Moody, of Nebraska
... .Mr. Geo. Enblom, accompanied by
his sisters, Misses Martha and Tena,
drove up to Willmar, Saturday
A large company from here enjoyed a
sleigh ride last Thursday afternoon,
going out to the beautiful home of
Elias Johnson, in the town of Fahlun,
to a coffee social, given for the bene
fit of the M. E. church. All who at
tended reported an excellent time....
Nov. 26.—A. O. Skoglund is on the
sick list The Sandeen-Olson wed
ding was a verg pleasant affair. The
bride. Miss Emma Olson is ?he only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Olson,
and is held in high esteem by her
many friends in this vicinity. The
groom, Mr. John Sandeen, is also
very well known here, having been
staying in this neighborhood for a
number of years and was at one time
engaged as harnessmaker at Svea.
He is now engaged in that business at
Kerkhoven, for which place they left
Thursday, taking with them the best
wishes of the people in this locality.
Kid also extends his heartiest con
gratulations to the happy couple/...
John Johnson and sister, Miss Lena
Johnson, of Roseland called on friends
here Sunday a week ago Nels
Anderson has left for Kandiyohi,
where he will work for Augy Peterson.
Mrs. Lewis Hed of Willmar visited
relatives and friends here last week.
Sam Nelson, who is at present
teaching in Dist. 68, has secured the
position as deputy auditor when O.
Jorgen Olson takes up his new duties
register of deeds.... Johnnie Beck, who
has been threshing around here this
fall, has returned to his home near
Kenmare, N. D.... Mrs. Andrew Nor
ling, who has been sick for some time,
is reported to be getting better ....
Emil Hegstrom left for St. Peter last
Tuesday, to resume his studies in the
musical department at G. A. College.
The band boys will no doubt greatly
miss their leader. His brother, Erick
Hegstrom Jr., will have charge of the
bandduringhis absense Hegstrom's
and Williamson's young folks attend
ed the party at Walner's in Lake Lil
lian last Thursday evening Peter
Nelson, who has been employed at
Gust Williamson's for some time, left
for Chicago last Thursday. We are
sorry to lose our political friend P.
N., but hope he will be back here
again Oscar- Knutson left for
Willmar Tuesday, to attend the Sem
inary. Some more of our young men
contemplate attending after Christ
mas. Kid has been thinking about
it too ... 4. J. A. Lindblad and son
John left for the twin cities last Tues
day, where the latter goes to receive
medical treatment... .The J. R. Wat
kins representative, Joe Bjornberg,
was around in this vicinity last week.
Kid is proud of his Deputy be
cause the latter is like Kid a temper
ance man. He also thinks it is too
bad that the republican party has be
come so closely allied with the liquor
interests. You say you are "are
publican but no saloon supporter."
Friend Deputy, if youvotedthestraight
republican ticket yon supported men
that support the saloons and the blind
pigs. Then figure out for yourself
what you become. Now, Deputy,
please answer the following questions
Why are you a republican? As a
friend of temperance, why not belong
to a party that is in favor of temper
ance reform?. ... Wonder how cer
tain Willmar republicans felt when
they read the last week's TRIBUNE.
Nov. 27.—John Nygaard and family
visited relatives and friends here last
Saturday and Sunday..,.A number
of relatives and friends were enter
tained at Charley Nelson's home last
Sunday...,A turkey shoot took place
at A. Embertsjn's last Saturday....
C. A. Backlund and family visited at
Emberteon's las* Saturday Mr.
and Mrs. Aug. Schollin of Spioer
spent Sunday at Per Ertokson's.
Nov. 27,—A regular Minnesota bliz
zard would not be a surprise one of
these days The wedding bells are
ringing... .The Folio Society held a
business meetinglast Wednesday even
ing Mr. Albert Westling left last
Saturday for Minneapolis, where he
intends to stay over winter... .The so
called Case threshing company held
their meeting last Saturday. They
were well satisfied with last fall's run.
....Mr. John Johnson and family
have moved to East Lake Lillian,
where they will reside this winter....
Mr. Oscar Luadquist visited at home
over Sunday... Mr. Matt Erickson
assumed possession of his father's
farm a short time ago Success to
you, Matt....Miss Olivia Mortenson
will have a basset social in her school
house Thanksgiving eve, Nov. 28
Pat was misinformed in regard to the
date for the basket social in Dist. 83.
It will take place Saturday evening,
Dec. 1 Doors open at 7 o'clock....
John Flann and Mr. Sucen have hnen
busy hauling wood from Grass Lake.
... .Mr. Ole Olson returned last week
Nov. 27.—Mr. Acton Tygeson and
Miss Annie J. Johnson were united in
marriage by Rev. A. Nei»u- o*
Willmar last Saturday. The wearing
took place at Martin Hagen's [place,
in the presence of a large number of
friends. Wishes for a happy married
life are extended to them by their
many friends Priam has now a de
pot and telegraph office. Mr. Frank
Wells is the agent Mr. A. J. Ault
man made a business trip to Monte
video Sunday, returning Tuesday....
Now we have republican "prosperity."
New trusts are being organized and
prizes go up—exeept, of course, what
the farmers have to sell that is on
the decline....Barbknecht Bros, hava
built a shed for their rig... .Thorson
Bros. & Tygeson have sold their
threshing rig. Consideration, 9350.
... .Mr. John Tygeson made a pleas
ant call on Priam friends lately....
Mr. Chas. Dittes made a pleasure trip
to Raymond Saturday evening.
More snow, better sleighing. Well,
that is what we want nowadays....
Eric Ericson and Oscar Gustavson re
turned from Minneapolis last Satur
day.... A number of young people
surprised Mrs. Peter Renstrom last
Saturday night and presented her with
a lamp—Wheat and flax are falling
in price, meat and salt are going up.
Yes, prosperity is here we can al
most feel it... .Thanksgiving day will
soon be here and turkeys are in de
The Whitefield people wish for more
snow Carlson's and Mittvet's
young folks visited at Andrew John
son's last Sunday Messrs. Pete
and Nels Anderson have left for the
woods Arthur Erickson, who has
been visiting in Minneapolis, returned
last week Misses Esther Peterson
and Josephine Nelson are attending
the Willmar Seminary... Esther Sal
berg and Bertha Nordahl are going
up to Fargo for a visit Annie
Carlson has been dressmaking at Nor
dahl'8 The husking bee at Pete
Johnson's was well attended, aid a
good time was reported Andrew
Johnson's large house is nearly fin
ished John Youngberg is back
from Dakota, to see the Minnesota
Farm for Sale.
320 acres unimproved land in Red
River Valley, three miles from Red
River, Richland county, North Dakota.
Will sell for $15 per acre, or exohange
for city property. Inquire of
MRS. MARY LARKIN,
17-tf Kandiyohi, Minn.
Mrs. Amelia Lundquist will be very
grateful for washing and ironing to do
at home. Railroad men's washing
and mending respectfully solicited.
Work called for and delivered if de
sired. Residence—Old Blake resi
dence, 1st ward. [40-tf
Now Blacksmith Shop.
I wish to announce to my friends
that I have dissolved partnership with
Mr. Parson and have opened a new
shop on Trott avenue and 2nd street.
I am now prepared to do all kinds of
blacksmithing and repairing and will
be pleased to have all my old custo
mers as well as new ones to call on
me when you need" anything in my
line. If you need your horses shod I
can save you money.
38tf J. H. PERSON.
Notice off Dissolution off Partnership.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership heretofore existing be
tween H. J. Halvorson and C. S. Neu
berger and doing business under the
firm name of Halvorson & Neuberger,
at Willmar, Minnesota, has this day
been dissolved by mutual consent.
All accounts due and owing by said
firm will be paid by H. J. Halvorson
and all accounts due to said firm to
be paid to H. J. Halvorson. v' %.t
Dated October 31,-1900. •&* H'
40-3 .v* "'-:. C. 8. NEUBERGER.
WHITNEY'S BLUFF CALLED.
Rosing Proposes a Plan for Recount,
but the Republicans Baok Down.
Definite steps toward settling the
question of the gubernatorial election,
which many of the friends of Gov.
Lind believe did not really result as
the face of the returns show, was tak
en yesterday by Chairman Rosing, of
the Democratic state central commit
tee, with the evident indorsement of
The proposition, which is contained
in a letter to Capt. C. G. Wnitney, as
secretary of the Republican state cen
tral committee, is briefly, to recount
eight counties, each committee to
name four of them. If these eight
counties do not show a net gain of 500
votes for Gov. Lind, then Mr. Rosing
assures the Republicans that Gov.
Lind will not further contest the elec
Mr. Rosing's letter is in full as fol
Nov. 23, 1900.
Hon. C. C. Whitney, Secretary Re
publican State Central Committee, St.
Paul, Minn.—Dear Sir: My attention
has been called to a statement pub
lished by you as secretary of the Re
publican state central committee, in
the Minneapolis Journal, under date
of Nov. 14, in which you say, among
other things, that you "would author
ize the Journal to say on behalf of
Capt. Van Sant that the latter would
rather have a recount than to have
any question as to his title to the gov
ernorship that, in fact, the captain
does not want to be governor unless
the voters show that he has a plural
A "prominent Republican," speak
ing in the same article, adds:
"That the Democratic game is very
plain. After two or three weeks," he
said, "of insinuations and gossip as
to election frauds, by which time the
feeling will be pretty general over the
state that perhaps there was a little
crookedness, Gov. Lind will come out
and make a little speech in which he
will say that whether elected or not,
he has decided for the honor and har
mony and welfare of the state not to
make a contest. Then the people will
be moved to tears, and will say again
what a great and good and honest
man John Lind is, but now that the
Republicans have stated that they
would welcome a recount, this game
will scarcely work."
These gratuitous reflections on Gov.
Lind's character and motives are as
uncalled for as they are unwarranted.
Mr. Lind has not to my knowledge ex
pressed himself on the subject of a
contest, except to discourage the idea.
On the other hand, with the well known
fact that upwards of 15,000 ballots so
far as reported, and undoubtedly a
much larger number in the aggregate,
intended and cast for Gov. Lind have
been thrown out by election officers
throughout the state by reason of er
roneous marking, it is but natural that
a large number of citizens should de
sire a review.
While before and at the election we
are all anxious for our partisan pref
erences, we are at the same time as
citizens equally zealous that the true
verdict of the people, whether for or
against a particular candidate, shall
be ascertained and stand. With this
in view and to the end that Capt. Van
Sant may have a title to the office for
which he is likely to be declared elect
ed by a small plurality on the face of
the returns, upon which no reflections
can be cast and which no citizen of
the state will thereafter question, I
make this proposition to you and to
I will name four counties in this
state for a recount and you may name
four others in the eight counties so
designated a review shall be had at
as early a day as the forms of law per
mit access to the ballots and for which
arrangements shall be made by either
side without technical objections or
delays being interposed by the other.
If upon such review of the ballots
in the eight counties named, the facts
developed do not show a net gain of
500 votes in behalf of Mr- Lind over
the number returned by the canvassing
board for him for the same counties,
then I have Mr. Lind's assurance that
he will under no circumstances either
institute a contest or permit one to be
instituted in his behalf.
An answer to this by the 26th day of
November is respectfully requested.
Yours truly, —L. H. Rosing,
The letter was delivered by special
messenger to Secretary Whitney late
yesterday afternoon. To a Globe re
porter, soon after its receipt, he said:
"I shall call a meeting of the com
mittee at once. 1 do not feel author
ized to act for the committee, but I am
personally confident that Mr. Rosing's
communication will receive speedy and
serious consideration. I think Capt.
Van Sant is as anxious to have the
result of the recent election placed be
yond cavil as any one in the state,
and I do not look for delay on the
part of the committee in considering
the communication. Of course, as to
the terms of the proffer, I shall not
assume lp-anewer for the committee."
Friends of Gov. Lind and Chairman
Rosing, who have speculated as to the
possibility of gaining votes by a re
coumVaipr Of the opinion thai three of
the four counties which will be named
by the Democratic chairman are St.
Louis, Hennepin and Goodhue, with
Ramsey will no doubt be named by
the Republicans, who claim to have
much information about corruption in
the Fifth and Eighth wards of this
city, and in the event that these coun
ties are named, it will include four of
the most populous counties in the
state, with the three chief cities, and
will give approximately such a por
tion of the vote as would make the
gain of 500 a fair measure. At any
rate, the 500 would be more rather
than less than enough to make up the
present apparent plurality, in the
event that the gains made in these
eight counties should continue
through the eighty-two counties of the
LATER—The Republican state com
mittee has refused to accept the
above plan. It has not yet been
decided whether Lind will go ahead
with the contest or not.
County auditor Johnson Explains.
Editor WILLMAR TRIBUNE:
There is a Swedish sayiner. "Den
som tiger han samtycker.'' now oe
cause I do not wish to have it under
stood that I agree to what you have
published about me in recent issues of
your paper I must break the silence.
You say it was necessary to publish
these letters signed by the ministers
and your comments upon same, in or
der to set matters aright before the
public. It seems to me that you have
not set matters aright. You must
either have been misinformed, or you
must have twisted the truth out of
The fact of the matter is this: After
I had learned that the letter signed by
three ministers was out, I asked Rev.
Nelson what it contained. He in
formed me as to its contents, and later
showed me a copy with the three sig
natures attached. He also informed
me that he had nothing to do with
drafting the letter, that he was the last
to sign it, and also that subsequently
one of the pastors had withdrawn his
name. As Rev. Nelson was a Repub
lican, and as Republicans throughout
the county (and they are not all sa
loon people either, mind you) were
satisfied with their ticket and were de
termined to win, I felt sure that the
letter in question would create consid
able ill feeling among them and know
ing also the danger of this letter's
creating a disturbance in Rev. Nel
son's congregation, I deemed it my
duty to inform him that in my judgment
this letterwould not have a good ef
fect, and I also added that I thought
it might not be good thing for myself.
Now if you call this "posing as a
martyr," and "that I made the pastor
believe I was in danger because of the
fight on the saloon men," and "that I
was threatened by the ring that if I
did not make the minister retract, I
would lose the liquor vote" etc., then
I give it up. Your statement that "the
poor pastor was compelled to sign a
statement" etc. is erroneous, because
he was not compelled to sign any
thing. The fact of the matter is, the
pastor informed me over the 'phone
one morning that he had withdrawn
his name from the letter in question.
The next day I was informed that the
letter with Rev. Nelson's name at
tached had been widely circulated in
the county, but this I could hardly be
lieve as Rev. Nelson had informed me
that he had withdrawn his name. So
it was decided to interview Rev. Nel
son with regard to the matter. Rev.
Nelson stated that he had withdrawn
his name, but that he was informed at
the time that some letters bad already
been sent out From reports which
came to the Republican county com
mittee, as well as the Republican can
didates, it appeared that the county
had been flooded with them, and the
pastor was so informed. After some
deliberation he expressed his regret
at having signed his name in the first
place, and also stated that at the time
it was presented to him for his signa
ture he had not considered fully what
effect it might have. He also agreed
to sign a statement explaining the
matter. The chairman of the Repub
lican county committee then issued a
circular letter which among other
things contained Rev. Nelson's state
ment. This circular was not circu
lated until Monday, Nov. 5. There
fore your statement that a dozen rigs
left Willmar on Sunday ^8, not cor
rect. You say further that "it is in
timated that we (Lawson) ought to
suppress the matter for the sake of the
church" etc. I suppose you refer to
what I said to one of the TRIBUNE
staff the other day with reference to
that first letter, and if so your state
ment conveys the wrong meaning. I
referred to that first letter, and to the
time before it was sent out. I said
that I thought it would have been the
duty oLMr. Lawson, being a member
of Rev. Nelson's church, to suppress
that letter, as he might have realized
that it would do more' harm than
good. You state something about
"parties having cast a reflection upon
the motives of the anti-saloon people
of Willmar." In reply to that I will
say that in my judgment no reflection
has been cast upon anybody, except
possibly upon those individuals who
planned the scheme of mixing in the
temperance question in the way it was
done in this election, in order to get
the signatures of the ministers, and/
thereby further the interests of th*.