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A Good Beginning
By ESTELLE MARSH
Copyright, 1310, by American Press
"Dick," said bis aunt, "I think you
•re making a mistake in not marrying
Jenny now. Start in with what you
have and it will grow."
Dick Larramore was very much im
pressed with his aunt's advice. He
talked with Jenny about it, and they
agreed that they would make a be
ginning at once. Together they could
raise $75, and they knew of a cottage
they could get for $20 a month. They
fixed a date for their wedding and
began to hunt for furniture that they
could pick up at small cost.
One day Dick heard of an auction
sale of household goods that was to
take place in a neighboring village and
concluded to go over and see if he
could get anything that would help
him and Jenny at their housekeeping.
He bought a dining table for $4 and
a sideboard for $6. Among other
things put up for sale was a basket
full of shells, eggs and other oddities.
Dick had always taken great interest
in curious things and had quite a col
lection of old dirk knives, bits of un
common metals, shells and other ar
ticles. There were two large eggs in
the basket he saw at the auction that
excited his curiosity. He had never
seen eggs of that size or shape. He
forgot for the time being that he need
ed furniture and began to bid on the
basket of curios. An old woman seem
ed to covet them and bid against him
till she had raised her offer to $7. Dick
bid $7.25, and the basket was knocked
down to him.
That brought him to his senses. He
had invested about one-tenth of all
he had to spend for furniture in a
basket of worthless trinkets. He was
so disgusted with himself that he left
the auction and dro\e home.
The boldest thing he had ever thus
far done was facing Jenny, showing
her, among his purchases, the basket
"Why, Dick!" she exclaimed when
she saw the latter.
Dick bung his head.
"They'll make a nice ornament for
our sitting room," said the girl, seeing
by Dick's rueful appearance that he
regretted his purchase as much as she
did, and. putting her arms around his
neck, she gave him a kiss.
"What big eggs those are!" she said.
"What bird laid them?"
"I don't know," said Dick, "and I
"We'll ask Professor Drummond."
Jenny showed Professor Drummond
the eggs, and he pronounced them
"What's an auk?" asked Jenny.
"Alcidae—swimming birds with a
pointed bill, very short wings and legs
placed very far back. Penquins be
long to the alcidae family. I'm not
sure," he continued, examining the
eggs critically, "but these are eggs of
the great auk."
"Is the great auk superior to the
rest?" asked Jenny.
"In one respect. They are extreme
ly rare. Indeed, I think they are ex
"If they are extinct how came these
eggs to be in existence?"
"They must have been procured be
fore the bird's extinction. At any rate,
they are great curiosities. They must
be very valuable."
Jenny's heart leaped for joy. Per
haps they could sell them for what
Dick gave for them. This would re
lieve his mind, and they could buy
some kitchen utensils she needed.
"Do you think, professor," she asked,
"that we could get as much as $7.25
The professor smiled. "If they are
great auk's eggs," he replied, "you can
get more than a hundred times $7.25."
Jenny opened her eyes.
"I would advise you to put them
away carefully. I will bring Profess
or Wilson, the naturalist, to see them.
He will settle the question whether
they are great auk's eggs or not."
Jenny put the eggs away. It was all
she could do to keep from telling Dick
what the professor had said, but she
shrank from raising her lover's ex
pectations to have them blighted, sc
she kept her secret, and the next da
the two professors called, looked at
the eggs, and Professor Wilson pro
nounced the eggs those of the greal
auk. He gave their value at about a
thousand dollars each. He agreed tc
send a man who would offer for them
all they were worth except a fair
Jenny kept her secret in fine style,
though she said, "Heaven knows what
a struggle I have to do so!" One night
when Dick came to see her she said to
"Dick, you know what a poor busi
ness man you showed yourself In buy
ing that basket of trinkets."
"Please bury that matter."
"Well, since you were so stupid as
to buy those things I think I had bet
ter sell them for you. I've sold the
two big eggs already."
"Yes. I got a good price for them."
"Two thousand dollars."
"Stop your nonsense and tell me."
Jenny drew a check for $2,000 and
tried to show it to him. but her feel
ings overcame her. and, throwing her
arms around his neck, he could see
nothing at all.
They spent the rest of the evening
locked in each other's arms and plan
ning what they would do with their
What He Is Called.
teacher in one of the lower grade
schools was instructing a class in the
departments of the national govern
ment recently and came finally to the
customs department. "When an ocean
liner reaches Philadelphia," said the
teacher, "a man all dressed up in uni
form meets the passengers and takes
all they have and inspects it. Now,
can any one in the class tell me what
that man Is called?" A ready band in
the last row flew up. "Well, Tommy?"
"Please, ma'am, he's called a pirate."
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vate life and in all his acts and do
ings as mayor of our city.
This was followed by a second
resolution, introdcued by Alderman
Freeberg, which read as follows:
Resolved, That a warrant be
drawn against the general fund in
favor of the mayor for $300 as a
contingent fund to be used by him
in the prosecution of crimes com
mitted or that may hereafter be
committed within this city.
This resolution was also unani
mously adopted, and proved conclu
sively the feelings of the council in
regard to the matter, and we feel
sure that the action of the city
fathers meets with the approval of
every fair-minded citizen.
Think It Over
Are you getting your Money's worth?
Are you and your boy missing anything
other mothers and boys are getting?
If you've any doubt, come and see our
Spring styles in XTRAGOOp boys»
This is the standard make for boys. Com
pare with these the clothes you've been
getting. Thenyou can tellwhere you stand.
Have you been getting boys' suits with
the trousers lined all through? XTRAGOOn
are made thisway. Theyweartwice aslong.
Have you been getting loose, roomy
garments that give the boy chance to move
and grow? XTRAGOOD suits are especially
loose and roomy. They can't lose shape.
There are other things you ought to
know. Come and get the facts.
THE LEADING STORE
At the opening of this meeting
of the council, the mayor announced
the appointment of the following
Streets —J W. Kent, G. A.
Erickson, Carl Dahlheim, Wm. 0.
Finance—G. E. Hornbeck, A. A.
Anderson and W. D. Fredrickson.
Fire Dept.—Peter Freeberg, G.
A. Erickson, A. A. Anderson.
Among other business transacted
was the purchase of 8C0 tons of coal
thru the Minnesota-Western Grain
Co. at $5.50 per ton. The side
walk contract was let to A. F. Berg
eson. The street sprinkling was
let to E M. Sanderson at $69.50
Mr. Fredrickson visited school
Tuesday morning Dana Taylor
gave current events. Mildred Sev
erinson, Constance Grangaard and
Alloys Branton read character sket
ches on Antonio taken from "Mer
chant of Venice" which they are
"The Butterflies", a comedy in
three acts by Henry Guy Carlton,
has been chosen for the Senior class
The members of the baseball
team are practicing at the park
faithfully as they expect to play at
Atwater next Saturday.
The Seniors received invitations
this week to the Junior-Senior re
ception which will be given Friday
evening of this week.
All boys interested in forming a
track team met in room 6 Tuesday
noon to organize.
The seniors took a test in Virgil
and English last Friday.
Every noble life leaves the fiber, of
it interwoven into the-fabric of the
MRS. BARBARA NELSON.
Mrs. Barbara Nelson, wife of
Knut Nelson, town of Mamre, died
at her home last Friday, death be
ing due to old age, the deceased
reaching the advanced age of 78
years. The funeral was held Mon
day afternoon, services being con
ducted by Rev. D. C. Jordahl. In
terment was made at the Synod
cemetery at Norway Lake.
Mrs. Barbara Nelson was born
near Bergen, Norway. She came
to this country in 187S, and spent
a year at Glenhaven and Lansing,
Michigan. The following year the
family came to Mamre where they
lived ever since. The deceased is
survived by her husband and two
so*?s, Nels of this city, and Thomas,
who lives on the farm.
ALFRED C. OLSON.
Alfred C. Olson, whose illness
was mentioned a short time ago,
passed away Tuesday of last week
at his home in Irving, death being
due to quick consumption. The end
came quietly. Shortly before sink
ing to the last long sleep he repeat
ed the first lines of "Jesus, Lover
of my Soul" and he asked those
who were with him to finish the
song for him.
The funeral was held Thursday,
services being conducted by Rev.
Theo. Paulson of this city. Inter
ment was made in the Mission
cemetery. Those who attended
from here were Mr. and Mrs. An
drew O. Sather, and Misses Annie,
Tina and Jennie Olson, and Sophia
Alfred was born in Irving on
March 9, 1890, and was thus only a
little over 20 years of age when he
was called hom^. He spent most
of his life in Irving, but ahout a
year ago he went to Canada, where
he was proving up a claim when
he was attacked by the dread dis
ease which in a short time caused
As I have decided to go out of
business, my stock of new and up
to-date goods will be closed out at
and below cost prices.
112 Mrs. H. Rudd, Millinery.
His View of Women.
Archbishop Whately said, with flip
pant but humorous discourtesy, "Wo
me never leason. or if they do they
either draw correct inferences from
wrong premises or wrong inferences
from correct premises, and they al
ways poke the fire from the top."
"But, little feii I. io\e is a subject on
jphich everything has been said."
"Not to ine."-Fliegende Blatter.
ONE CAPTURED AND
Robbers Fall in Attempt to Loot
South Dakota Bank.
Mitchell, S. D., April 22.—Cashier
Blatzer of the First State bank of
Kaylor, about forty miles south of
here in Hutchinson county, on the St.
Paul railroad, ambushed and attacked
single handed three armed despera
does in the bank about 2 o'clock in the
One of the men is probably mortal
ly wounded and fell into the hands of
the pursuing police. Another, and
probably the third, is seriously wound
ed. The two fugitives have been
bayed about four miles from Scotland.
desperate battle is expected.
Kaylor is a small town located be*
tween Scotland and Tripp. However,
the bank handles a great deal of
money and had about $10,000 cash in
Its vaults, of which the robbers evi
dently had heard.
The pursuit of the hurried posse
who were sent from Scotland after the
fugitives, was carried on for several
miles before the robbers got away.
The gloomy night was lit up by the
flashes of revolvers, the desperadoes
returning the fire of their pursuers.
They evidently had a large supply of
ammunition. They took the weapons
and ammunition of their wounded
companion, who fell into the hands of
the police, and is now in jail at Scot
The bay of the bloodhounds added
to the excitement of the chase through
the murky night and farmers from the
whole countryside were attracted with
their rifles to take part in the head
There were three men in the party.
When they made an effort to get into
the bank building they were surprised
by the cashier, who saw their ap
proach and divined their intention.
When the robbers broke the lock on
the door the cashier opened fire on
them and they made no further at
tempt to get into the bank. The cash
ier's aim was good, for he hit one of
the men. Blood was found on the
sidewalk in front of the bank. The
few people in the town were aroused
by the shooting, but when they
reached the scene the men had made
DULUTH WOMAN IS KILLED
Run Down at Street Crossing by Fast
Duluth, April 22.—Mrs. Francis Mon
/oe, seventy years old, was run down
and killed by a speeding automobilist
in this city. The car was driven by
Herbert Helmer. It was occupied by
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Black, who had
hired it for the purpose of taking a
ride. The car was going at the rate
of about thirty mile an hour, bystand
ers say, when it approached the cross
ing. The chauffeur saw Mrs. Monroe
and tooted his horn sharply. She was
apparently getting out of the'way all
right and suddenly seemed to take
fright and became confused. She was
seen to start back, stopping directly
in the path of the machine.
The driver kept on for nearly two
blocks after the woman was struck,
when the occupants got out and sum
moned an ambulance.
Mrs. Monroe was instantly killed.
The driver of the machine, a young
man, is under arrest.
WALL PAPER AND PAINT TALK
I have just received my new line
of wall papers and can assure you
that there has not*been a better
line shown in Willmar before. I
can show you wall papers from the
cheapest to the most artistic and
expensive designs. I devote all my
time to selecting the most attrac
tive patterns, and at the same time
I can undersell any other wall pa
per house in the city. Be sure to
look over my line before you buy.
I know I can save you money. I
also handle paint, varnishes, win
dow glass, plate rails, room mould
ing, oils and paint brushes. Don't
spoil your floors or your wood work
by using poor varnishes. I am a
practical painter and know that
what 1 handle is good. Your trade
8-f O, A. Jacobson.
Cranberries were formerly known
under the name of marsh or fen
whorts. fenberries. marshberries, moss
berries. In "New England Rarities'
(1672) Josselyn described the cranberry
as the bearberry. The word so insep
arably associated in the New England
mind with turkey is not in Johnson's
or Bailey's dictionary. Perhaps the
colonists adapted it from the German
kranichbeere or kranbeere, the berry
now known preferably by German lex
icographers as affenbeere. Wherever
the name came from, it appeared in
English literature in 1672. as noted
above, and from a writer of 1694 we
know that cranberry tarts were then
relished, as they were later by Queen
Victoria in the highlands.—Fur News.
A Pathetic Appeal.
"When Wolseley conquered Cete
wayo." said au English officer, "he
took nearly all his wives away from
him. 1 believe he only left the mon
arch a half dozen or thereabouts. Cete
wayo day after day sent piteous mes
sages to Wolseley pleading for the
rest of his wives, but the British sol
dier refused sternly. When Wolseley
came to leave the country Cetewayo.
in despair, sent this message to him:
'If you will not send me any more
wives will you not at least be
enough of a gentleman to exchange
the six I have for six others?'"
A Proverb Reversed.
Friend (to interesting invalid)—Never
mind, dear, you'll soon be better. Re
member, it's only the good that di*»
young. Interesting Invalid—You've
got it the wrong way. You mean It's
only the young who die good.—London
I Illustrated Bits
The Historical Bluebeard.
Bluebeard was a historical person
age whose name was Giles de Retz.
He was nicknamed "Barbe Bleue,"
from having beard of a blue-black
shade. Persuaded by an Italian al
chemist that his strength could be re
stored by bathing in the blood of in
fants, he had many children entrapped
for this hideous purpose into his cas
tle of Chamtoce, on the Loire, the
ruins of which are still to be seen. At
last the horrible suspicions of the
country folk as to what was going on
were proved, and the monster was
burned at the stake at Nantes in 1440.
Bv M. QUAD.
Copyright. 1910. Dy Associated Lit
Silas Goodenough, a bachelor farm
er and an excellent mau. concluded he
would like to marry the Widow Spicer
Wheu Silas went courting the widow
he very soon found out that he was
handicapped She bad a good educa
tion, and he had none
"Widow, it you please." she would
"Yes. I meant widdpr Horses and
cows and sheep and pigs all well?"
"Very well, thauk you. Won you
"i—1 guess so
"Widder. 1 don't believe there's go
Ing to be any circus in Brownsville
"And 1 shouldn't wonder If hog
cholera broke out"
"And I've got three hens a-settin
and expect as many as twenty chicks.'
"And—and they say I'm courtin'
"Do they? Well, I didn't know it
"Neither did i, but 1 s'pose it's *o.
Well, I've got to be movin' along.
Glad I've seen you. widder.'
"Widow, Mr Goodenough.''
"Yes? I alius git 'em mixed."
When this sort of courtship had
been going on for several months Silas
determined on a desperate deed. He
rehearsed it for a week and then tied
his team to the widow's hitching post
and walked around by the kitchen path
to find her feeding the chickens. He
just gave her time to nod and then
started in with:
"Widder Spicer. I've been lovin' you
for years and vears. and I want you
for a wife. I'll be good to you. You
needn't make soft soap nor rag car
pets, and if they hold a camp meetin'
anywhere within three miles of us
we'll drive over and stay three days
"I couldn't think of it Mr. Good
enough," was the reply.
"Don't care for me. eh?"
"Not enough to marry you."
"I thought mebbe you did. but if you
don't I might as well move on. Them
geese o* yours are lookin' remarkably
well for this time o' year."
"Well, so long. Oh. say, widder.
they say that next year is goin' to be
a buster of a year for grasshoppers!
Hope they won't eat us up here."
Silas Goodenough didn't drive home
to commit suicide. He didn't even
think of it. He simply thought the
Widbw Spicer a bit odd that she didn't
jump at his offer, and after three days
he was all over it. Then came a
neighbor who said:
"Silas. 1 hear that you popped the
question to the Widow Spicer and got
"Why, yes, I asked her if she'd have
"And she said no."
"That's about it. Mebbe she didn't
mean it but 1 took it that way."
"1 guess you took it right enough.
She turned you down because Jim
Wheeler is courting her. She's in love
with him. but 1 don't think he cares
much about her If she bad more
property he'd marry her. but aa .It is
I think he's only fooling."
"So you think the widder cares for
him?" asked Silas after a moment's
"AH the women folks say so."
"And she'd be disappointed If he
didn't marry her?"
"Then Jim orter do It. Yes, he
orter. The widder's a mighty nice wo
man, and it would be too bad to make
a fool of her. I must see if I can't do
somethin' for her."
The neighbor laughed and left him,
and Silas began to think. It hp wa«sn
good at courting he was very fair at
thinking. If Jim Wheeler was holding
off because the Widow Spicer wasn
a catch financially, why. something
must be done, it took bim just a
fortnight to figure out what that some
thing was to be. and be brought it
home in his wagon after a drive ot
thirty miles At the back end ot the
widow's farm was a rocky dell ana a
spring and a rivulet. When Silas Gooc
enough bad madev,three midnight trips
to that dell, carrying a jug ot crude
oil each time, the people for a mile
around began sniffing the air. When
he bad made three more they began
hunting for coal oil. They found it.
It was floating from that spring and
oozing up through the rocks around
it. There was excitement at once.
The widow had scarcely received the
first offer for her farm when Jim
Wheeler proposed marriage and was
accepted. Then he had something to
say about the succeeding offers. And
after marriage he had all to say.
Men came and looked and investigat
ed and either shook their heads or
made cash offers, and Silas saw to it
that the supply of oil was Kept up. The
day after the Spier farm had bepn
sold for $10,000 the same neighbor
who had interviewed Silas before
came sauntering over to say:
"Well. Silas. Jim's got the widow
and $10,000 in cash."
"Glad to hear it." replied he re
"But she threw you down."
"Oh. yes. but she's a mighty nice
woman -mighty nice! Mustn't bold
such triflin' things as that again 'em.
you know. Jim's got her. and she's
got Jim. and both of 'em have got
$10,000. and, say, if* mighty nice,
By M. QUAD
Copyright, 1910, by Associated Lit
The A illage of Tomkinsville had twc
Churches. The Methodists built a
house of worship with a cupola and
hung a bell there. The Baptist edifice
was also to have a cupola and a bell
but the funds ran short at the roof. 11'
was the intention to wait a year or sc
and then finish up. but five years had
passed and nothing more had been
done. Meanwhile one bell pealed foi
all, and both sects dwelt together in
unity. There was no envy, no jealousy,
Then the blow fell. It came like a
thunderbolt. Deacon Wheeler of the
Methodist church and Deacon Ames oi
the Baptist leased ten acres of land in
partnership and planted it to corn
Each furnished half the seed and was
to do half the work. One day when
the corn was tall enough for the first
hoeing and the two deacons were
working side by side Deacon Wheeler
pointed to a patch of grass and ob
"Deacon, it strikes me that that is a
good place for a bumblebees' nest."
"Yes, kinder looks that way," was
"Bumblebees orter be rooted out."
"Waal, I dunno. The Lord made
"But they are pesky things. We
shall be plowing this corn with a horse
next time, and s'pose they pitch into
him? I reckon I'll root 'em out."
"But don't kill any more'n need be.
It's wicked to take life if you don't
Deacon Wheeler found bumblebees
there. TLey also found him. They re
sented his intrusion at once. They
likewise resented the near presence of
Deacon Ames. They went for the two
men hot foot and got in their work
and chased them from the field. It
was after the bees had given up the
pursuit that Deacon Ames turned to
the other and exclaimed:
"Now see what we've got by your
meddling. If jou wasn't an old fool
you'd have let them bumbles alone!"
"Old fool? Why. beacon Ames, you
are six years older'n 1 be!"
"But I told you to let 'em alone."
"Say, Deacon Ames, you are talk
ing mighty sassy!"
"But I've got a right to."
"Yes, talking mighty sassy for a
"And what about the Baptists?"
"Waal, you can see your meeting
house from here. Does it look like a
meeting house or a cooper shop? 1
guess more'n one stranger has had to
ask to find out
"Are you digging at me because we
hain't got a cupola or a bell?"
"I'm a-saying that if more bumble
bees had been stirred up mebbe your
folks would have finished the build
It was all over between the deacons.
Deacon Wheeler went home to tell his
wife about it, and Deacon Ames
walked straight to the parsonage and
said to the minister:
"Parson Jones, something has got
to be did. I've been imsulted, our old
building has been insulted, and now
if we can't go at it and finish it up
I'll sell out and move away.
"We don't want no cupola nor bell.
Cupolas are for schools and bells are
for factories. What we want and
what we are going to have is a spire
—a thing shooting up in the air about
sixty feet—something that can be
seen for five miles around. Cooper
shop! We'll show the Wheeler crowd
whether we've got a cooper shop or a
church. That 'ere spire shall pierce
the clouds on the one hand and the
hearts of the Methodists on the other.
It'll be before their eyes night and
day. They'll have to walk in its
shadder to get to their own church.
Cupolas and hells? Why, they hain't
had nothing of the kind in New York
city for fifty years past. Our build
ing is going to be right up to date,
even if we have to put in bathtubs
and electric bells."
Of course Deacon Wheeler and his
sect heard of these things, and the
deacon winked with his left eye and
"Going to have a spire, eh? Going
to be seen for five miles around, is it?
Waal, you jest wait a little. Mebbe
there'll be two spires to be seen."
And so there was. The Baptists
had no sooner begun work on theirs
than the other sect started in and
sold the bell, demolished the cupola
and began on a spire. Then it was a
race to see which spire should be the
highest. Each one jealously guarded
its secret. As a matter of fact, as
measurements afterward proved, the
Baptist spire was just three-quarters
of an inch the longest, but one rubber
necking from the earth could not have
After six months the spires were
completed, and each church planned
for a festival to be held the same
night. Two hours before night a fierce
storm of thunder, lightning, rain and
wind set in. It had been raging half
an hour when a great crash was
heard. Ten minutes later there was
another. As soo^n as the storm abat
ed the two deacons got out for a look
"Gosh!" exclaimed Deacon Wheeler.
"Gosh!" exclaimed Deacon Ames.
The two spires lay on the ground in
masses of wreckage, and neither has
been replaced to this day. Some blame
one deacon and .some the other, but it
was those bumblebees that brought
About the whole thing.
Call at this bank and open an account for your chil
dren. Deposit what you can. Withdraw it when
you wish to Interest will be computed at stated
periods without your asking. It will encourage
thrift and economy.
FOR SALE—$1700 Residence
Property, on installment plan. See
J. T. Otos. 6f
WANTED—Girl for general
housework. Mrs. Collin, 523 Jessie
WANTED—Those who wish to
buy monuments to write to or call
on H. T. Olson, Willmar, Minn.
WANTED—Cattle to pasture by
the month. Inquire at farm of J.
O. Whitmer, Willmar Route 4. 8-f
GRASS FOR SALE—Will sell
the grass on the SEJ of nw£ sec. 22,
town of Edwards.
7tf Mrs. Eda Day.
EGGS FOR HATCHING—Choice
S. C. White Leghorns. 50 settings
of 13. Inquire at C. A. Birch's
FOR SALE—A Blickenderfer
typewriter, No. 7, good as new.
Will be sold at a bargain. Call at
LOST—Saturday a High School
Pin of 1909 on 4th or 5th St. or at
the High School. Finder please
leave at the Willmar Green house.
FOR SALE—Some clean timothy
seed. May be secured at J. C.
Dale's at Willmar and N. J. Klos
ter at Spicer. Cornelius Bratberg.
40 acres good land 4 miles south
of Willmar, 20 acres cultivated, bal
ance best kind of meadow. For
price and particulars write, J.
Jacobson. Thief River Falls, Minn.
FOR SALE—Two lots corner
Becker and 9th. No finer resi
dcncc property in Willmar. A
bargain. Lewis Johnson.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC—
Please take notice that I will not
hereafter consider myself respons
ible for debts incurred by Rojr Frit
zen. April 11, 1910. Mrs. Minnie
Fritzen, Minneapolis. 9-4p
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with C. A. Olson, Willmar, for the
high grade Erie house paint at
$1.55 and barn paint at 75c per gal
lon. Guaranteed absolutely pure. 9f
WANTED—A number of loans
on Kandiyohi County farms in
which to invest our SAVINGS DE
PARTMENT funds. No better se
Kandiyohi County Bank. 13f
I N E HOME FOR RETIRED
FARMER—My residence property
two blocks west of the Willmar
Seminary, consisting of 3 3-5 acres of
land, a good eight-room cottage,
barn, chicken coop, wind mill, or
chard of plums, apples, cherries
and berries of all kinds. Fine lawn
with cement walks, and good pas
ture for cow and horse with lake
frontage. Chicken yard extends to
lake. A very desirable and beauti
ful location. For sale by the An
derson Land Co.
C. A. Birch, Spokane, Wash.
A Man of Tact.
A man whose duty it was to intro
duce the speaker at the opening of a
town lecture course realized that be
had blundered when it was too late
to recover himself. This was what he
"Ladies and Gentlemen—I have been
asked to- make a little explanation in
regard to our entertainment course
this* season. Last jear the course was
a financial failure, and some of us
had to put our bands in our pockets
and make up a large deficiency. Now.
in order to avoid anything of that kind
this year we will have five entertain
ments instead of seven, and we will
also ha\e cheaper talent, the first of
which will now address you."—Cincm*
nati Commercial Tribune
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
Savings Department WILLMAR MINN.
Miscellaneous Want Column
FOR RENT—Five and six room
flats all modern. Apply at the
J. H. Wiggins Company. 8f
FOR SALE—Seed Corn of the
crop of 1908. New London Mill
ing Co. 8f
FOR SALE—Eggs from splendid
laying strain of Rose Comb White
Leghorn's at 60 cents per 15.
Leave order at office or farm. A.
P. Adams 8-4
SIGNS—"For Rent," For Rent,
Furnished Room," "For Sale,"
"Dressmaking"—printed on card
board, for sale at the Tribune office
at 10 cents each.
FOR SALE—Lots and Cottage,
Cresent Beach, Green Lake. Will
take $1000, cash or 1000 shares
Copper Creek stock. Lewis
FOR RENT: Convenient 10
room house suitable for boarding
house two blocks from round house,
have several boarders at present.
For further particulars call on Mrs.
E. Patchell, first house south east
of round house. 5f
WANTED—To loan money on
farm land, so that the borrower can
pay any part or all of the principal
on any interest payment day. In
terest as low as 5 per cent.
A. P. Adams,
25f Willmar Minn.
FOR SALE—HURRY, A SNAP!
—91 acres, house, barn, chicken
house, two wells, cistern, wood
house, 75 fruit trees, all kinds of
berries. Cheap for cash. Only
fifteen minutes walk from the Will
mar depot. Trade will be consid
ered. Inquire of W. E. HAYS,
R. D. carrier, No. 3, Willmar.
A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.
Owing to the fact that plans have
been made to considerably enlarge
our wholesale Jobbing and manufac
turing business, which will take my
entire time to manage, I will sell
my business known as the Original
Package Grocery. This a clean safe
and profitable business and any live
man can do well with it. For par
ticulars call or write.
2 Geo. W. Johnson.
Hubby's Little Game.
Wife—What's the matter? Husband
—Some one has been robbing the firm,
and I'm afraid I'll be suspected. Wife
—Impossible! Husband Well, it's
best to be on the safe side. Better not
buy that new dress you've been worry
ing me about.
Corrected April 27, 1010.
Prices on creamery butter, flour, bran, snort
and apples are dealers' selling prices, all other
are prices paid t,o producers
Willmar Elevators are paving two cents
above market prices.
Wheat, No. 1 Northern $1.02
Wheat, No. 2 $1.0O
Wheat, No. 3 98c
Wheat, No. 4 94c
Wheat, rejected 86c
Wheat, No. 1 Velvet Chaff 99Uc
Wheat, No. 2 VelvetChaff 97i£c
Wheat, No. 3 Velvet Chaff. 94%c
Wheat, No 1 Durum 78c
Wheat, No. 2 Durum 76c
Wheat, No. 3 Durum 73c
Wheat, No. 4 Durum 70c
Oats 31c to 37c
Barley 42c to 46c
Flax $2 O5|to $2 23
Rye 57c to 6l
Corn 36c to 37c
Flour, fancy $3.10
Flour, straight $3 OO
Beans $1.75 per bushel
Cabbage 9c per pound
Butter, separator 26c to 2Sc
Butter, dairy 24c to 26c
Butter, creamery 27c
Sheep $4.00 to $4 50
Chickens 9c to 10c
Beef steers $3.50 to $4.00
Beef cows $3.00 to $3.50
V*al calves $3.00 to $5.00
Hogs, live $8.50