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Mrs. J. E. Lawler returned home
Thursday form a visit at DeGraff.
Mrs. C. M. Fowler of Pipestone
is the guest of Mrs. E. P. Mathews.
Mrs. A. E. Lindgren and Stensie
of New London were Willmar visit
John Edberg went to Acrtander
Thursday for a week's visit with
friends and relative?.
P. W. Ped^rson went to Fargo,
N. D. Friday on a combined busi
ness and pleasure trip.
Mrs. A. Lindquist went to Min
neapolis Thursday for a visit with
friends and relatives.
Mrs. Ed. Benson and Esther and
Elvira Palm were guests of Litch
field relatives last Thursday.
Miss Kathryn Sherman of Minne
apolis was the guest of Mrs. 0. E.
Putney a few days last week.
Miss Ottelia Vigen of New Lon
don was the guest of her sister,
Mrs. P. Person, over Sunday.
H. M. Pederson of Hutchinson
was a visitor at the H. P. Hanson
home a couple of days last week.
Mrs. Anna Nelson went to Kan
diyohi yesterday for a visit with
her sister, Mrs. P. E. Lundquist.
Mrs. W. F. Finch left for her
home at Slayton Friday after a
visit here with Mrs. W. L. Geer.
Miss Tillie Myhre left on Thurs
day for Mount Sano, Washington,
where she will spend the summer.
Miss Emily Halvorson returned
to Norway Lake Thursday after a
few days visit with Mrs. L. Jor
Mrs. C. E. Larson returned to
New London Thursday after a visit
here with Mesdames Reigstad and
Miss Anna Johnson returned to
Minneapolis last Thursday after a
visit here with her cousin, Mrs. T.
Mrs. N. Gilbert and daughter,
Anna, returned to Mamre Friday
after a visit here at the Swan Me
J. L. Johnson spent a couple of
days the first of the week visiting
at the home of Ole Lende in Gra-.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Rasmusson
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Conrad Swenson in New London
Miss Lillie Nelson went to Min
neapolis Friday to visit with her
sisters, Josie and Hannah Nelson,
for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bergren
and children left on Friday for Ne
vis, where they will make their fu
ture home on a farm.
Mrs. Hans Nelson and John Swen
son went to Alberta Friday to visit
the latter's mother, Mrs. Emma
Swenson, who is ill.
Mrs. E. W. Putnam enjoyed a
visit a couple of days last week
from Mrs. John Hanson, who was
on her way to Litchfield from North
Mrs. V. J. Anderson and son
Wendell are visiting with relatives
and friends in Spicer. Mrs. Ander
son is accompanied by her sister
in-law, Mrs. J. C. Nelson.
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Ilstrup re
turned to their home at Cokato yes
terday after a visit here since Fri
day with their son and daughter-in
law, Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Ilstrup.
Henry Olson and children left on
Thursday for Nevis where they are
going to make their future home.
Mrs. Olson and daughter Alice will
remain in Willmar for a month
with Mrs. Olson's sister,. Mrs. C.
N. Johnson. Mr. Olson has rented
his Eagle Lake farm to Andrew
George Swenson gave current
events Tuesday morning.
Esther Anderson of the Freshman
class read a composition on "An In
teresting Crowd in a Street Car."
Ida Bomstad read a character
sketch on Shylock.
Hazel Lien visited school Tuesday
Report cards were given out
The base ball teams are busy
practicing each night at the ball
fpark. Next Saturday afternoon at
iphree o'clock they expect to play
Benson here. Everybody come and
J- yell for Willmar.
Mr. Cranston gave a very inter
^feesting and instructive talk Thurs
The Seniors will take a test in
Esther Anderson was absent from
school the the first part of the week
due to illness.
A number of the High School stu
dents attended the teachers conven
tion held at the High School audi
torium Saturday afternoon.
Downs Bros/ Livery Barn at
Spicer is Totally Destroyed
With Most ot Contents.
Downs Bros.' livery barn at Spi
cer burned yesterday morning and
eight horses perished in the flames.
The fire was discovered at 8:30
o'clock, having started in the hay
on the loft. Both proprietors, P.
H. Downs and Dan Downs, were
working in the barn at the time the
fire was discovered, but such was
the rapid progress of the flames
that they were unable to save more
than seven of the fifteen horses that
were in the barn, eight meeting
death there. One buggy and all
the harnesses were destroyed. Al
so 850 bushels of oats, a lot of hay,
The barn was a large structure,
about 50x100 feet, and wind sweep
ing the flames thru the barn from
the north made short work of it.
It was a very hot fire, and the Car
gill Bros, grain elevator caught fire
from the heat several times but was
saved from any serious damage.
Had the wind been from a slightly
different quarter, it is believed that
a good share of the business section
of Spicer would have been swept
away in a terrible conflagration.
The loss sustained by Downs
Bros, is estimated at $4,000, with
only $600 insurance. How the fire
originated is a mystery. The last
one to go up in the loft to feed
the horses was Claude Doty some
time before the fire, and besides
the proprietors, no one is known to
have been near the barn during the
This is the third fire Spicer has
experienced within the last six
months. Last winter the concrete
block factory burned and a few
week's ago the creamery building
was consumed, the fire originating
in some mysterious way.
Uncle Sam started his great de
cennial inventory with a rush last
Friday, and by the first of June he
hopes to know just about what he
has got, and how many there are to
divide it. The fact^hat this is the
thirteenth census does not bother
Uncle Sam. He is too busy to
think about hoodoos. And just to
show what an utter disregard he
has for unlucky signs or omens he
started the work on Friday, and
appointed 23 enumerators to do the
work in this county. Nor does he
care for expenses. He has appro
priated $14,000,000 for the work,
and he has put 75,000 enumerators
on the job so as to have the work
done in as short a time as possible.
A. Grangaard and P. C. Peterson
are conducting the quiz here, and
they say everybody is ready and
I.—The Town Can't Do
Hilda the Helper is a girl who has
a way about her that makes her
precious as a pearl. THE TOWN
CAN'T DO WITHOUT HER.
She's always ready on the spot
where anything is doing, with all
the energy she's got her share of
Hilda the Helper HELPS THE
TOWN in many lines of action.
(No wonder young Philander
Brown admits she's his attrac
This is a continued story
of nine chapters complete
in this issue. Don't fail to
read it from page to page
willing to tell them all they want
to know. Even the old question
about how old is Ann is answered
without hesitation. The only diffi
culty is that so many people are
not at home when the enumerator
cal]s, thus making it necessary for
him to call again or to make in
complete returns. In the interest
of a full count of the population of
Willmar, everyone who knows of
any absent residents who might be
overlooked in the count, should lose
no time to notify the enumerators.
Ringville, April 18.—Jack Frost
is not a very welcome guest at this
time of the year^ The trees and buds
and blossoms that looked so beauti
ful and promising a few days ago,
have now been turned black with
Ihe Halvorson family has-been
sick with the, grippe for|tlie last
week. Dr. Newman of New Lon
don was there last Saturday. We
hope that they -will soon be able to
be around again
News has reached us that Miss
Snyder uur teacher in Ringville
will be unable to return and finish
her term of school on acount of the
serious illness of her father, and
Miss Olson who has taught in her
place two weeks will finish her
The Rough Riders have started to
make their appearance on "Slough
Side ave." for the purpose of prac
tising up to be ready to meet the
'Bowman Rough Riders" for a
race as soon as any of them shows
up in Ringville, which we are in
formed will be some time in May.
We are afraid the "Skinny Bron
chos" will get the worst of it.
Don't forget that the Minerva
Society meets on Saturday evening,
April 23. The busy season is now
over and there is no excuse but
that everybody should try to attend
and fulfill their parts and make the
meeting as interesting as possible.
The young people of the Gausdahl
church met at Stenbakkens last
Sunday for the purpose of organiz
ing a young peoples society in their
congregation. The meeting was at
tended by about twenty young
folks, which showed a very good
start. The officers elected to serve
the first term were: Carl Graver
sen for President, Peter Halverson,
Vice President, Sarah Chelman for
Secretary, Bennie Chelman, Treas
urer Carl Restad, Sarah Chelman,
Martha Johnson, program commit
tee. The first meeting will be held
at Chelmans, four weeks from last
Monday, May 16. We have now a
Literary Debating Society, a Tem
perance Society and a Young Peo
ples Society right in our vicinity,
so the minds of our young folks
will be kept busy with work that
will be both interesting and benefi
cial to them.
Julia Johnson spent a few days
last week visiting friends at New
The Georgeville T. A. S. meets
at Georgeville on Saturday evening,
On Saturday, April 23, at 2
o'clock Professor Lobeck, the well
known temperance speaker will de
livei a lecture at Gausdahl church
and it is hoped that everybody will
turn out to hear him. You can't
afford to miss it. There is nearly
fifty members in our Temperance
society, and it is hoped they will
all turn out to hear this temperance
lecture which we all know will be
good, as Prof. Lobeck is a promi
nent speaker and a fine singer.
A basket sociable was held in the
Shipstead school house last Satur
Arriund Larson visited with Nels
Iverson last Sunday.
Change In G. N. Staff.
An order went into effect Mon
day appointing P. M. Long, former
ly night yard master here, agent
and superintendent of the Willmar
terminal. The latter is a new
office, installed on all the Great
Northern terminals. Mr. Long
will have charge of all matters per
taining to the station and the yard.
J. D. Parnell, formerly agent, be
comes assistant agent, with charge
of all station work, and Martin Al
len, of Havre, Montana, has been
appointed night yard master.
Change at Eating House.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Parker, who
have been in charge of the Great
Northern eating house here the
past six months, left on Monday for
St. Cloud where they will conduct
the railroad restaurant there. Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Schaffer, of White
Fish, Montana, are the new propri
etors here. Thev have been in the
business for 10 years, and promise
to run a first-class eating house in
Meet me at the Church supper at
the Guild Hall, tomorrow evening
at 5:30 o'clock.
GOOD ROADS RALLY!
CARLSON HA^L, WILLMAR,
Thursday/ April 28,
At 2 lp. m.
ADDRESS BY MRj GEO. W. COOLEY,
State Engineer and Secretary of the Minne
sota Highway Commission will be pres
ent and make an Illustrated Lecture.
ALL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN
SUPERVISORS, PATHMASTERS and
THOSE INTERESTED IN BET-
TER ROADS ARE CORDIAL
LY INVITED TO ATTEND.
A Lunch will be Prepared for all Out-of-Town
DONT FORGET THE TIME AND PLACE
SAD ENDING OF
A YOUNG MAN
Stranger is Found Dead in Re
frigerator Car. Clear Case
of Suicide Says Coroner.
The body of a stranger was found
hanging from a crossbar in a re
frigerator car in the railroad yards
here last Sunday about noon. The
man had thrown a thin rope over
the crossbar and after fastening it
securely around his neck had let
hiimelf drop. His knees were
about two inches from the floor of
the car. The only thing found on
his, person was a pocketbqpjk.... cojpr
taining $1.50 in change and the fol
lowing Chicago addresses "O. H.
Anton, 629 Alaska street: John
Beicht, 178 East Buchtel avenue
and Joe Knadler and Richard Hueb
ner, 758 California avenue." Coro
ner Branton has written in the hope
of learning the man's identity but
so far he has received rio replies.
The stranger came here from
Roscoe Saturday night and told the
train crew that he was on his way
to Chicago from Montana. He
seemed despondent because the job
promised him there had been given
to another and this may have been
one of the causes of his act. He
was about 23 years old and had
dark hair, gray eyes and was about
5 feet 5 inches in height and
weighed about 135 pounds. He
told the crew he was a German and
had been in this country only about
A number of stories were circu
alted about town to the effect that
the stranger had met with foul play
but Coroner Branton feels certain
that the case is a clear case of sui
Class of Nine Confirmed.
Confirmation services were con
ducted at St. Luke's church last
evening by Bishop Edsall of Min
neapolis, assisted by the rector,
Rev. Horatio Gates. A class of
nine was confirmed. The bishop
William C. Kemp, who was ar
rested Tuesday of last week when
Sheriff Bonde and his deputies raid
ed the lodge rooms of the local
Order of Eagles, pleaded guilty in
municipal court last Friday morn
ing to the charge of maintaining
an unlicensed drinking place. He
was fined $50 and costs, amounting
in all to $86.34. Then he was ar
rested again on the charge of sell
ing intoxicating liquors without a
license. To this charge he also
pleaded guilty, paying a fine of $50
and costs, amounting in all to
$54.55. Attorney R. T. Daly of
Renville did the pleading for the
delivered an eloquent address' on
At the conclusion of the service
the annaul parish meeting was held.
C. A. Affleck was elected senior
warden and Alton Crosby. Geo. W.
Johnson and Dr. E. Harold Frost
were re-elected vestrymen for three
years. The vestry will meet at the
Guild Hall next Monday evening.
Next Wednesday evening Sanford
H. Hudson, warden Christ Church,
Benson, will read a paper before
the members of the vestry and the
Men's League at the Guild Hall.
Svea, April 18—Jack Frost call
ed thruout this community last Fri
day night and Saturday, and our
beautiful trees and blossoms were
ebmpeHed to bow despair/ T^
Miss Amy Nelson is. the guest of
relatives at Svea.
Charles Lindbergs entertained
company last Sunday.
Anselm Nelson is about again af
ter an attack of appendicitis.
Hjalmar Nordstroms entertained
company at their home Sunday.
Miss Clara Johnson of Willmar
spent Sunday with friends in our
Mrs. Swenson and daughter Ellen
were guests of relatives at Svea
Four loads of household goods
have been hauled to Svea and
placed in the parsonage.
Clarence Moline is reported to be
very sick with appendicitis. We
wish for him a speedy recovery.
Henry Peterson of Willmar at
tended the 'Spoon" social and was
a guest in the village until Sunday.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Johnson was christened in
the Svea church last Sunday by
Rev. Walters, receiving the name
Miss Lillie Nelson left for the
cities last Friday, where she will
spend a few days with her sisters
before Josephine leaves for the state
A "Sock" social will be given in
the "Sunnyside" school in West
Whitefield next Friday evening.
Girls are requested to bring only
socks, and ice cream and cake will
RESULTS OF EAGLES' NEST RAID
There was some talk about town
that the cases might be dropped, as
the state's witness was said to have
disappeared, but Sheriff Bonde as
sured everyone that the witness
would be on hand in case he was
needed, and the defendant evident
ly preferred to plead guilty rather
than be obliged to go on the wit
ness stand and testify, or to hear
the testimony of the state's wit
ness. The identity of this witness
has remained a mystery all thru,
no one outside of the officers know
ing anything about him.
In accordance with an order is-
sued by the municipal court Monday
the liquor seized at the raid will
be poured into the sewer nearest
the courthouse this afternoon.
This is the first time liquors have
been confiscated and doomed to de
struction in so short a time and
there will no doubt be a number of
citizens on hand to witness the pro
Notices were posted today adver
tising the sale 'of the confiscated
property used by Kemp, including
the bottles to be emptied this after
noon, Saturday afternoon, April
30, to.the highest bidder for cash.
Here will be a chance to buy a sou
venir of law enforcement at Will
mar, a bottle emptied by the sheriff
into the sewer instead of the way
intended by the the manufacturer.
It remains to be seen whether the
parties who seemed to be so anx
ious to create the impression abroad
that Willmar was paved with emp
ty bottles, will give this true emp
ty bottle story so great a circula
Mr. Kemp was arrested for the
fourth time and was taken to Min
eapolis by a deputy marshall Mon
day. The warrant was issued from
the U. S. circuit court, and Mr.
Kemp is charged with selling liq
uor without a government license.
be served. Everybody welcome.
The "Spoon" social in Dist. 55
was well attended. Many from
Willmar were present and the selec
tions given by the Seminary orches
tra and speeches given by Ludvig
Dale were very much appreciated.
The deacons and trustees and a
few others of the Svea congrega
tion were busy all day Saturday
cleaning and making improvements
around the parsonage so that every
thing will be in first-class order
when the new minister arrives.
Next Sunday: Bible school at
9:30 sermon at 10:45 young peo
ple's meeting at 7 p. m. gospel
service in English at 8:00 o'clock.
On Thursday evening at 8 00 p. m.,
prayer and testimony meeting.
Regular services as follows: Sal
vation services Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday evenings salvation
rally Sunday evening and Sunday
School at 2 p. m.
Midweek services Thursday even
ing. "Mands og Kyindeforen
ingen" will meet Friday evening.
No services next Sunday, but Sun
day school at 12:15 p. m. and even
ing service at 7:30. Services at St.
Johns church next Sunday at 11
o'clock a. m.
At the Presbyterian church next
Sunday morning, the pastor, D. B.
Spencer, will speak upon "Setting
out Vessels for Christ to Fall." In
the evening the discourse will be
upon the man with an "If" or
choosing between doubts and be
liefs. The Sunday school will be
at 12 m. and the Y. P. S. C. E. at
6:30 p. m.
FIRST M. E.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. and at
8:00 p. m. Sunday School at 11:45
a. m. evening song service, 7:30.
All are welcome.
No services Sunday morning.
Sunday school at 10:30. English
evening services at 7:30. The East
Vinje Ladies society meets on
Thursday, April 28, with Mrs. Os
Services next Sunday at 10:30 a.
m. At Pennock in the afternoon
D. ot H. Social.
The Degree of Honor will give
a social at the Odd Fellows' hall to
morrow, Thursday, evening. The
following program will be rend
Ruth Stewart and Winnie Rogers
Recitation.. .Josephine Achterkirch
Vocal Solo L. S. Dale
Reading .Gladys Birch
Recitation lone Carlson
Vocal Solo .Helen Sather
Recitation Margaret Stockwell
Piano Solo Miss Palmer
Vocal Solo Karen Hanson
Piano Duet.. .Florence Newberger
and Agnes Johnson.
Refreshments will be served.
The admission will be only 15 cents.
A cordial invitaton is extended to
Program at the Scenic Theatre.
The Scenic Theatre, formerly the
Olympia, under the management of
Selmer A. Berg, is enjoying a good
patronage these days. There are
two shows every evening, at 7:45
and 8:55. Tonight the program
contains, "Dove Eyes Gratitude,"
"The Telephone Call," "Bicycle
Chase," and "In Southern Swe
den," and an illustrated song, "Two
Little Baby Shoes," by Miss Jennie
Quam. Next Saturday evening the
management will give away your
choice of two suitcases on display
in the theater window.
Given Birthday Surprise.
T. B. Fry was the victim of a
surprise party last Thursday even
ing, the occassion being his 21st
birthday. Among those present
were Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Noland
and daughter Gladys, and Mrs. G.
W. Null of Kerkhoven. The fguest
of honor was the recipient of a
number of handsome presents to re
mind him of the day he became of
License to Wed.
April 14—Henry Holtz to Ger
trude A. Mouw.
April 16—Alfred C. West to Sig
rid Bakken. Married at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. John West Monday
afternoon by Rev. Michaelson.
The charter of the local Red Cross
society will remain open until the
next monthly meeting, so that any
one wishing to become a charter
member may still have that privi
lege by acting at once*
Meeting of the St. Cloud Presby
tery at Willmar Closes To
night Wilh Installation.
The St. Cloud Presbytery opened
its sessions here yesterday after
noon, but the first session aside
from business was held last night.
At this service as usual, a sermon
was preached by the retiring presid
ing officer, who in this case was
the Rev. Mr. McBride of Little
Falls. This was followed by a sac
ramental service in which Rev.
Messrs. Baskerville and Findley
took part. The meetings today
have been devoted to business up to
three o'clock this afternoon, when
REV. D. B. SPENCER,
The New Presbyterian Pastor.
a session was occupied with discus
sions and addresses upon missions
by Rev. H. McHenry of Kerkhoven
and Rev. U. G. Lacy of Litchfield.
Tonight the closing session will
be of the nature of a service install
ing the Rev. D. B. Spencer as the
pastor of the Presbyterian church
of this city. On this occasion the
Rev. C. T, Burnley, of Hudson,
JPis,,, a ^former-»i pastor^will
preach a suitable discourse and
Rev: T. M. Findley of Spicer and
Rev. A. Raulston of Greenleaf will
deliver short addresses, one direct
ed to the instruction of the congre
gation and the other to the pastor
as to their duties to each other.
The Rev. D. B. Spencer, who now
becomes one of the pastors of the
city, is a Minnesota product, being
born in this state in the extreme
northern part near the Canadian
line. His father was one of an
early band who came to Minnesota
in the early fifties to engage in
missions among the indians.
While the present Mr. Spencer was
a babe his mother lost her life in
one of the Indian outbreaks and the
father took his little family back to
the states. Mr. Spencer was edu
cated at Oberlin College, Ohio, and
at Andove**, Mass. He began work
as an assistant to Rev. Horace Bush-
REV. C. T. BURNLEY,
of Hudson, Wis.,
Who preaches the installation sermon at
the Presbyterian church tonight.
nell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and later
held an important pastorate in the
Plymouth church, Peoria, 111. He
came north to the First Presbyteri
an church of Marquette, Mich., on
Lake Superior, where he remained
for five years. The past nine years
he has been in the pastorate of the
Congregational church of River
Falls, Wis. When the vacancy in
the pulpit of the Presbyterian
church of this city was occasioned
by the departure of Rev. Buell, a
committee of this church visited
River Falls incognito and after
hearing him and inquiring as to
his standing in the community,
called upon Mr. Spencer and per
suaded him to visit Willmar. The
outcome has been that he removes
here to make Willmar his home.
He has had experience in the vari
ous forms of public service expect
ed of a preacher in these days and
comes to this city ready to give his
hand not only to the upbuilding of
his own church, but to help in
every worthy cause which is for the
benefit of the city.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Barnes went
to St. Paul yesterday for a brief
H. T. Olson is still in the monu
ment business and sells at bed rock
Mrs. A. J. Nelson and son Donald
went to New London yesterday for
a few days visit.
Remember supper will be served
at 5:30 at the Guild Hall, tomorrow
evening. Everybody come.
R. M. Whitmus is home from
Everett, Wash., where he has been
running an engine for some time.
Mrs. A. Albright returned to Fo
ley Friday after a week's visit with
her daughter, Mrs. Martin Youso.
Miss Lillian Benson returned to
Minneapolis yesterday after a two
week's visit with her cousin, Miss
Put your money on "An Innocent
Widow". It's a sure winner. At
the Willmar Opera House on Fri
day evening. April 22nd.
Miss Margaret Nystuen. who un
til recently was in charge of the
Willmar hospital, has taken a posi
tion as private nurse in St. Mary's
hospital at Rochester.
Rev. Johanson will give a stere
opticon lecture on Norway in the
Hauge church at Long Lake tomor
row, Thursday, evening, under the
auspices of the Young People's so
John Ringstad, a district deputy
for the brotherhood of The Modern
Samaritans, is in town making an
effort to revive the local branch.
He has some forty applications on
his list to date.
Ladies society of the Swedish
Luth. church meets tomorrow,
Thursday, at the church basement,
when refreshments will be served
in the usual way by Mesdames Ohs
berg and Hoglund.
There will be a temperance leture
in the M. E. church at Kandiyohi
next Wednesaay evening, April 27,
at 7:30 o'clock. Coffee and cake
will be served after the lecture. A
cordial invitation is extended to all.
,, Kev., Pe,teraoni atl^ndinga JQ|S
siori meeting in Meelcer county this
week. Two pastors will be in
stalled, one at Litchfield and one at
Beckville. The latter is the well
known old Svea pastor, Rev. J. O.
Ole Johnson, formerly delivery
man for the Steam laundry but of
late G. N. Cat repairer, has accept
ed a position with the Red River
Lumber company of Minneapolis.
He left on Friday for Akely to re
port for duty.
The high school team will play
Benson on the local grounds next
Saturday afternoon, the game be
ing called at 3:30. Admission will
be 15 and 25 cents.. Everybody in
terested in the national game
should make it a point to attend
and give the local players a boost.
Mrs. V. E. Lawson received the
sad news last Tuesday of the death
of a brother, Albert Shelstrom, at
Ishpeming, Mich. Death followed
an operation at the city hospital at
that place. The funeral occurred
Saturday. The young man was a
miner by occupation, was by nature
quiet and a loveable disposition,
and was the support of his widowed
Rev. Cyrus Sullivan has lately
organized a union Sunday School at
the Pleasant Prairie school three
miles west of Willmar. Mr. P. R.
Sletten of Willmar is superintend
ent of this Sunday School. The
missionary has also organized two
schools in Chippewa county in Grace
and Havelock townships recently,
also a Y. P. S. C. E. at the Bish
op's school in Chippewa county.
Improving Assembly Grounds.
Mr. Maxim, a landscape archi
tect, has been in the city the past
week, at work setting out shrubs
and making improvements on a
number of the lawns of the city.
He was also employed by the Park
Assembly board to help lay out the
ten acre assembly park.
Among the improvements planned
there will be a drive thru the
grounds, a lagoon thru the low
part from lake to lake, appropriate
ly bridged, two open spots for lawn
and the open wing of several vistas
thru the grove. The foundation of
the old brewery that stands up near
the lake will be left as it is with an
iron railing for a lookout, and the
old cooling cellar will be used for
some useful purpose in connection
with the maintenance of the
grounds. The eating pavillion will
be erected back of the old brewery
County Option Rally.
There will be a "County Option"
rally for Big Stone and Swift coun
ties at Benson next Wednesday. In
the afternoon the delegates will hold
a conference, and in the evening.
Seaborn Wright,' the famous
Georgia ex-governor and .orator,