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T. B. Frye went to Minneapolis
Monday for a few days visit.
A. 0. Hildahl left on Monday for
a three weeks business trip to Can
Mrs. W. H. Clark of Irving was
a Willmar visitor a couple of days
George Brill, of Carney, Mich.,
is the new barber at the W.
Charles Crouch went to Pennock
Briday for a visit with the E. Sol
Mrs. F. F. Nelson enjoyed a visit
over Sunday from Mrs. J. M. Mon
son of NPW London.
Mrs. T. 0. Gilbert went to Min
neapolis Saturday for a visit with
relatives) and friends.
Miss Anna Donovan of Clontorf
spent a couple of days last week
with Mrs. J. E. Lawler.
Mrs. Christ Otterness spent Sun
day in Atwater with her daughter,
Miss Cornelia Otterness.
Miss Nellie Barrett was the guest
of Mrs. James Burns at DeGraff
from Friday till Monday.
Miss Lena Botnen went to Pen
nock Friday for a visit with her
sister, Mrs. E. L. Thorpe.
Mrs. James Downs came up from
Darwin Saturday to spend Sunday
with Mrs. Jno. M. Downs.
Mrs. James Sanderson and grand
daughter Lucile went to Minneapo
lis jesterday morning for a visit.
Mrs. Joseph Broberg was the
guest of her mother, Mrs. John
Bergin, at Kerkhoven over Sunday.
W. B. Crasswell, formerly of this
city but now located at Melrose,
was a Willmar visitor over Sunday.
Miss May Thorson returned to
Lake Florida Saturday after a few
days visit with Mrs. Peter Heim
W. D. Wiggins and bons Jack and
Lawrence went to Spicer Friday to
put things in order at the Wiggins
A. W. Carlson, of Surdsfield, N.
D., was the guest of his uncle, G.
W. Johnson, from Saturday till yes
Mrs. Harold B. Lidstone and
Miss Martha Lorentzen spent Sun
day with their sisters at the St.
Mrs. Otto Overson and daughter
Haze) went to Spicer Monday to
visit Mrs. Overson's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. P. A. Anderson.
Mrs. J. C. Strand and daughters
Nora and Amy went to St. Paul
Friday for a couple of days visit
with Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Penney.
Miss Carrie Bowers came down
from Benson Friday for a visit with
Miss Gladys Birch. They spent
Sunday with friends in Minneapo
Mrs. H. J. Ramsett and son Har
old and Urban Johnson went to Spi
cer Friday to do some work prelim
inary to opening the at-the-lake
Mrs. A. J. Nelson went to New
London Thursday after a visit with
her sister, Mrs. Peter Person. She
was accompanied by her sister, Miss
Misss Bertha Thorpe entertained
a number of girl friends last even
ing foi Miss Madge Kaatz, who left
this morning for her future home
at Williston, N. D.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Sandven en
joyed a visit a couple of days last
week from Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Sandven, of Minneapolis, and Arne
Sandven of Litchfield.
Atty. R. W, Stanford was in Ben
son Friday where he was one of the
judges in the Benson-Kerkhoven de
bate on the initiative and referen
Mrs. E. R. Wahlstrand and son
Elliot Rodney went to Kandiyohi
Friday for a visit. They were ac
companied by Misses Clara and
Mrs. Anna Dickey and Mrs. C.
Neuberger spent Sunday at the
Neuberger cottage at Green Lake,
but the weather was too cold to
make the stay a pleasant one.
Frank J. Bigham went to Tyler
Saturday to attend the funeral of
an uncle, G. I. Larson, of Lake
Benton. The defeased was the
stepfather of Editor Huddleston of
the Cottonwood Current.
E. H. Marshall, formerly pro
prietor of the Saratoga, has moved
to Atwater. His mother, Mrs. Dan
Marshall, has bought the James
Strong residence, and they will
make Atwater their future home.
Mrs. J. G. Jones left on Satur
day for St. Paul where Mr. Jones
now has his headquarters, and
where they, will make their future
home. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have
been residents of this city the past
Before having your pictures
taken, call and see our fine work
E. ELKJER, Photographer.
PLANS FOR HOS
PITAL ARE HERE
State Hospital for Inebriates
Will Be a Fine Structure.
Work to Start Soon.
The plans and specifications for
the State Hospital for Inebriates ar
rived here yesterday and are now
on exhibition at the bank of Will
mar. The administration building
will be three stories high, with
basement, and will be built of
brick, and the two wards will be
two stories high, with basement,
and will be constructed of concrete.
Onlj one ward will be built this
year. The building will face
northwest. The service building,
containing kitchens, storerooms
etc. will be located back of the ad
ministration building, and the su
perintendent's cottage will be built
some distance out west from the
mam. The hospital will have its
own power plant, septic tank and
filter beds. It will be lighted by
electricity and heated by the two
pipe system of heat piping and ra
diation. The hospital will also
have an intercommunicating tele
phone system. The interior finish
will be in plain sawed white oak,
yellow pine, birch and maple, with
concrete floors, except in the main
hall and corridors, where they will
be constructed of rubbed Kasota
marble. The buildings will be ab
solutely fire proof.
Zenith Company Buys Property.
The Zenith Fuel Saver and Smoke
Abater company has purchased the
plant of the Nelson Manufacturing
Company, and they are now busy
planning for the erection of the fac
tory. Arrangements have been
made for the laying of a spur track
to the property, and the old Wig
gins building has been rented for a
downtown office and display room.
The work is under the direction of
General Manager Dahlquist who is
now making his headquarters at
The Guild Hall of the St. Luke's
parish will soon be remodelled. A
kitchen and pantry 30x16 feet will
be added on the north side, and a
six-foot ornamental porch will be
erected on the east side. Inside the
entrance there will be a smoking
room on one side and a cloak room
on the other. A furnace will also
be put in.
I My mother did not ob
ject. The style was so
suitable for my age.
The price is so reason
able. Ask for WIDOW
JONES "Model forty."
Reads Interesting Paper.
S. H. Hudson, the mayor of Ben
son, read a very interesting paper
on "The Legal Status of Wardens
and Vestrymen, their rights and
duties," at a meeting of the Men's
Club of St. Luke's last Wednesday
evening, the paper being in the na
ture of a historical review of the
subject. The speaker also touched
on the problem of providing proper
and adequate financial means for
the support of church work, and he
said there would be no problem if
the business men who belonged to
the church would administer the
affairs of the church with as much
care and enterprise as they would
their own business. He closed by
saying, "We must learn the art of
giving. We cannot expect the best
results so lon«j as we regard giving
to the church in the light of a bar
ter we must look upon it as a duty
we owe to God—a duty which can
only be performed well when we
look upon it as a privilege."
After the meeting a social hour
was spent, and refreshments were
served by Mesdames Gates, Crosby,
Ramsett, Forsberg and Johnson.
Southslders Win Again.
The Southsiders again bested the
Eastenders at baseball last Thurs
day afternoon, the score being 21
to 10. The game was fiercely con
tested, no less than three bats be
ing broken. The umpire said the
hits came so fast it sounded like a
ram shower on a tin roof, and he
had the time of his life dodging the
ball. Aside from the heavy bat
ting, a broken finger and a colli
sion between Harry Dalhlin and
Paul Holt were features of the
South has now won two of three
games played. If they win the
third they will get the pennant to
be given by the Tribune. On the
other hand, if East wins as they
feel sure they will, the two teams
will be tied, and a fifth game will
have to be played. At any rate the
next game will be a battle royal.
The following program will be
given at a union social, given by
the three societies of the Presby
terian church, on Monday evening,
May 9: Mixed Quartette, Pearl
and Jeanette Ives, Arthur and Ches
ter Ives piano solo, Florence Mac
Nees vocal solo, Florence Smith
piano trio, Alvin Nordstrom, Elroy
Peterson and Theodore Johnson
reading, Austin Hanscom violin
solo, Emory Parnell piano duet,
Nellie Robbins and Blanche Mc
Nees vocal solo, Helen Sather
reading, Gladys Birch piano solo,
Ruth Stewart vocal solo, L. S.
Dale piano trio, Florence Peterson,
Amanda Johnson and Agnes Dalen
organ solo, Amy Hanscom.
Will Move to Washington.
Mrs. Jno M. Downs, daughter
Lucile and son Cecil, of Minnea
polis, were the guests of Mrs.
Madeline Minton from Thursday
till Monday. After a visit in New
London and St. Cloud they will go
to Hamilton, Montana, where the
Downs family will spend the sum
mer at the summer home of 0. W.
Kerr, of the Kerr Land Company,
for which company Mr. Downs is
the manager at Hamilton. Later
on the Downs family will go to
Spokane, Washington, where they
will make their future home.
Last Thursday evening, at Litch
field, occurred the marriage of
Miss Hannah Peterson, for some
time nurse at the Willmar hospital,
and Arthur M. Endersbe, a railway
postal clerk. They will make their
future home at 1109 5th street,
where they will be at home after
May 15th. The Tribune joins their
many friends in wishing them a
happy and prosperous married life.
Mrs. Alfred Bergeson went to
New London Saturday for a couple
of weeks' visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thome.
STATE HOSPITAL FOR INEBRIATES.
To be erected at Willmar during the coming year
Mayor Peterson Issues Proclama
tion Appointing Sunday May
8th Mother's Day.
Two years ago a young lady in
Massachusetts suggested that a cer
tain day in May be observed as
Mothers' day, and that on that day
every man and every boy wear a
flower in honor of his mother, as
a token of love and respect. The
suggestion met at once with general
approval, and within a comparative-r
ly short time Mothers' day came to
be observed in a good many of the
states. This year a number of peo-"
pie in Willmar have requested the
mayor to appoint a certain day as
Mothers' day, and in compliance
with the request he has published
the following proclamation:
As next Sunday, May 8th, has
come to be observed generally as
Mothers' day and as I have been re
quested to ask for general compli
ance with this custom, M.
Therefore, in pursuance of thjs^
request and as mayor of the city
Willmar, Minn., I hereby recom
mend that by general consent Sun
day, May 8th, 1910, be set apart as
Mothers' day and that on that day
en for wedding
The Evolution of
I.—He Was Once Bill Blue
Bill Blue was once a knocker, and
He knocked us all to beat the band.
His long suit was in running down
The stores and people of this town.
One day a stranger heard his clack
And said: "Your liver's out of whack.
The thing you need to make you smile
Is to turn in and BOOST AWHILE."
That made Bill think. To our amaze
He started singing this town's praise.
It soon improved his looks and health,
His trade, his prospects and his wealth.
The town began to boom, and wa
Elected Bill our mayor. He
Keeps up the sunshine habit still
AND NOW WE CALL HIM "BOOST-
every man and every boy in the city
of Willmar and every visitor with
in our gates, wear a flower in hon
or of his mother.
And I suggest that the day be
made a special occassion for send
ing flowers to the invalids in Will
mar homes, to the sick in hospitals
and to the orphans in public and
It is eminently fitting that in
this, as in other worthy movements
Willmar take the lead. Let us
hope that the first Mothers' day ob
served in this beautiful city will be
so sucessful and as to inspire every
man to wear a token in remem
brance of his mother to whom he
owes so much.
Witnesss my hand as mayor of
the City of Willmar this 4th day of
May, A. D. 1910.
H. S. Peterson, Mayor.
It is to be hoped that every man
and boy in Willmar will remember
to observe the day. Of course in
a sense every dny should be moth
er's day, but we are all so apt to
forget, and if the day shall help us
to remind each other it is worth
Mrs. P. 0. Anderson and daugh
ter left this morning for Moose
Jaw, Canada, where they will join
Mr. Anderson and make their fu
ture home. They were accom
panied by Miss Hannah Norin, who
will visit with them for some time.
W THE ORDINARY KIND
Easy poses, subjects lighted
so as to give beautiful effects
in the white wedding gown.
ELEGANT WORK. QUICK WORK.
MmlmM^ ft^P Location Carlson Block.
Weary and homesick William
Kerridge, 15, and Walter Bugbee,
16, two Minneapolis lads, got off
the eastbound fast mail here last
Friday. They had run away from
home the night before, and had
gone as far as Breckenridge in a
refrigerator car. There they got
off to wait for another chance to
"bum" their way on, but they
never got any further. For some
reason or other Walter developed a
bad case of "cold feet", and he in
sisted on going back home, and al
tho William, who was making his
second trip, tried his best to persu
ade him that it wouldn't do to be
a piker, Walter remained firm in
his decision, and so there was noth
ing else to do. The boys rode on
the blind baggage from Brecken
ridge here, and they had the time
of their lives to stay on, for the
fast mail makes pretty good time.
They were more than pleased to
have Sheriff Bonde take care of
them, especially since they had only
20 cents between them. The par
ents were notified, and in the af
ternoon the boys were placed on the
train bound for home.
The next meeting of the House
keepers Club will beheld next Sat
urday afternoon, May 7. The fol
lowing program will be rendered:
Recitation, Mrs. George W. John
son piano solo, Miss Ethel Govig
Recitation, Miss Gertrude Porter
piano duet, Mesdames Pinney and
Bobbins song. Miss Karen Hanson
piano solo, Miss Ruth Stewart.
The program will be followed by a
general discussion on flowers by
members of the Club.
Hon. 0. N. Grue's Barn Has Nar
row Escape From Being
Fired by a Fragment
A large meteor of moor unusual
brilliancy passed over the county
last Monday night shortjy after ten
o'clock. It left a trail cf light
which remained in the heavens for
more than fifteen minutes after the
meteor passed. Those who saw the
meteor describe it as an immense
ball of fire that travelled at a very
rapid speed. It did not seem to
travel in a straight line and the
head seemed to ahake visibly.
While some who saw it seem to
think that it was quite low down,
the fact that a rushing sound was
heard seems to indicate that it was
at a considerable height when it
passed over here. It may have
come to the ground somewhere in
a northeasterly direction but so
far no report that such fall was ob
served has come to the Tribune.
A telephone message from Sena
tor Grue's farm was received by
the Tribune yesterday in which it
was stated that a meteor had struck
close to the barn and had started a
fire in the loose straw which for
tunately was too thin to permit the
spread of the flames.
A party was at once made up of
local people interested and were ta
ken out by Mr. 0. R. Berkness in
his automobile. The party found
the remains of what no doubt was
a small fragment of the large me
teor seen the night before. Small
heaps of ashes of a small granulated
consistency were scattered over an
area of five or six feet square. A
number of small pieces of more
solid substance had been picked up
by Senator Grue and are now at
the Tribune office. They have a
very strong sulphurous smell. The
space where this fragment or sedi
ment covered the ground was
burned off. When Mr. Grue first
discovered the spot he became angry
to think that someone had been
careless enough to start a fire so
near the barn, but on closer investi
gation he found that it was due
from a heavenly visitor. The
sheep in the yard had run over the
spot and rather spoiled the deposit
for a close investigation. It was
evident however that there was
enough fire and superheated ma
terial so that if it had fallen a few
feet farther east, Senator Grue's
fine barn would have burned with
out leaving a trace to indicate what
had set the fire.
Arthur Brewer, who lives about
seven miles southwest from Will
mar was out having a buggy-ride,
returning from a trip to the city
with a lady friend. When about a
half of a mile from home he saw a
peculiar light in the skies ahead of
him. In a moment the great me
teor swept thru the heavens over
him. He whipped up his horse and
on arriving at the house called out
the folks who had already retired
and they came and still saw the
trail of light across the heavens.
Young Brewer told the story to
the Tribune over the telephone.
"You want to know about the
comet we saw. Well, I was com
ing home from a trip north, when
all at once I saw the comet coming.
I whipped up the horses, and in
about ten or fifteen minutes I came
home and called to the folks to
come out and see Halley's comet.
The track in the skies was then
"The ball of fire looked to be
about the size of a bushel basket,
and it was quite unsteady in its
motion. It seemed to pass over
only about three or four hundred
feet above us.
"No, I heard no sound, but I
could see smoke left along the light
trail of the comet."
The impending visit of Halley's
comet is quite generally associated
with this appearance of the meteor,
and the popular belief is that it
was a part of the same.
Suicide's Identity Revealed.
The identity of the young man
who commtted suicide in a refrige
rator car at Willmar April 17 was
established last Thursday, when
Coroner B. J. Branton received a
letter from a brother-in-law of the
deceased at Akron, Ohio. The
name of the unfortunate was George
Wilhelm, and he was a Hungarian
17 years old. The last the writer
of the letter had heard from him
he was in El Paso, Texas, but they
think he was on his way back from
Montana when he decided to do
away with himself. They could ad
vance no theory for the rash deed.
They requested that the remains be
buried here, and this was done Sat
The Ladies Aid of the First M.
E. church will meet with Mrs. F.
0. Berglund next Thursday.
Last Thursday evening, at his
home at Long Lake, occurrred the
death of Albert Swenson, son of
Mrs. John Swenon. The cause of
death was Bright's disease, with
which he had been afflicted for only
a short tim J. About three weeks
ago he went to Minneapolis from
Stockholm, S. D., to seek'medical
aid. The physician gave him no
encouragement, and he came home
a few day later to spend his last
days with his loved ones. No one
realized that the end was so near,
and he had been in bed only a day
when the final summons came.
The funeral will take place this
afternoon, services being conducted
by Rev. Johanson at the house and
at the Hauge's church. Interment
will be made in the adjoining ceme
Albert Swenson was born in
Dovre township April 4, 1881, and
he thus attained the age of a little
more than 29 years of age. After
finishing his work in the common
schools, he entered the Willmar
High School, where he graduated
in 1903. Later he attended the
State University, taking a cour.e
in electrical engineering, but was
obliged to give up his studies on
account of ill health. During the
past year he was in the hardware
business at Stockholm, S. D., with
his brother Edward.
He leaves to mourn his death, be
sides his mother, one sister, Mrs.
Emil Melin, of Sheyenne, N. D.,
and four brothers—John, of the
town of St. Johns Wesley, of La
Bolt, S. D. David, who stays at
home and Edward, of Stockholm, S.
D. and a number of other relatives
Final Scene In Eagle Drama."
The last scene in the Eagle's raid
drama was enacted at the court
house Monday when Sheriff Bonde
disposed of the goods confiscated.
The auction dragged for the most
part, but there was some lively
bidding on the beer pump, John
Tiller of Dassel finally carrying off
the prize for $1.25. M. Tiller also
bought the 200 empty bottles, pay
ing 50 cents for the same. He
showed his business acumen by sell
ing them again for $3, and he also
disposed of the beer pump at an ad
vance of price.
Try it and* you
because you look
stamps you as partic
ular, not "finicky
proud, but not overly
Most styles $5.00
LOCAL BREVITIES I
Senator Thorpe has purchaed a
30 h. p. Maxwell touring car.
The Ladies' Guild will hold their
sale of home cooking at Wiggins
& Co's.' store this week as usual.
The Willmar Seminary baseball
team went to Benson Saturday and
defeated the High School in a slow
game, the score being 10 to 7.
The ladies aid society of the
Swedish M. E. Church will meet at
the church Thursday May 12 at two
o'clock in the afternoon. Mrs. P.
Nelson will serve coffee. Ev^rbody
The High School team trimmed
the Atwater High on the latter's
grounds last Saturday, the score be
ing 3 to 0. Arrangements are be
ing made for a game with $enson
here next Saturday.
The Ladies' Guild will meet with
Mesdames English and Winney at
the home of Mrs. English on Thurs
day afternoon, May 5, at 3 p. m.,
Members may bring their own sew
ing as there is no Guild work on
The Eastenders defeated the La
fayettes yeterday in a close contest
by a score of 15 to 13. Harry Da
lien, pitcher for the East, won his
own game in the last inning with a
three bagger which brot in two
The regular monthly meeting of
the local Red Cross society will be
held at the Commercial Club rooms
next Tuesday afternoon May 10th at
3 o'clock. Anyone interested in the
work of the society are cordially in
vited to attend.
Chief of Police Gilbertson has re
ceived a good many complaints re
garding ball playing on the streets.
This must be stopped at once. It
is against the city ordinance, and
violators will be dealt with in ac
cordane with the same.
R. J. Rasmusson was taken home
from a hospital at Litchfield yester
day. He was operated upon there
at Dr. Robertson's hospital about
ten days ago, and now seems to be
on the fair road of recovery from
the malady with which he has
Remember the date of the second
lecture of the spring course at the
First M. E. Church is Tue—d
night. May 10, not on the 17th a
at first anno need. The Rev. J. R.
Davies on the subject, "My Kind
of a Boy," will be enjoyed by both
old and young.
Misses Ida Lindsoe and Lydia
Wheeler finished a term of school
in district 36 at Eagle Lake last
Friday. Miss Lindsoe left on the
following day for her home at Man
kato, while Miss Wheeler has been *m#*2
spending the week with her sister,
Mrs. D. W. McLaughlin.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Little Helpers will be held Fri
day evening this week at 8 o'clock
in the Sunday room of the Baptist
church. A program will be rend
ered, after which refreshments will
be served by G. A. Ericksons and
Arthur and Stella Johnson. Every
A. L. Nelson, the music dealer,
has received a number of the latest
popular songs, among them being
"When Teddy Comes Marching
Home," the latter being a song of
welcome to Ex-President Roosevelt.
The price is 25 cents, and it in
cludes a fine portrait of the African
J. F. Millard brought his new
Buick car home from Minneapolis
yesterday. The trip took about 5i
hours, and on stretches of good
roads the auto touched a speed of
40 miles an hour. Mr. Millard was
accompanied by W. M. Chase. The
new car is a close coupled toy ton
neau, four passengers, 40 horse
Mrs. E. H. Schulhof and daugh
ter Irma arrived here last Thurs
day from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and
they will make this city their fu
ture home, Mr. Schulhof being
employed as despatcher at the Great
Northern office. They will occupy
the residence now being complet
ed by John Skoolheim at 717
The Athletic Association of the
High School has arranged for two
concerts to be given at the High
school auditorium Saturday after
noon and evening by the Musical
Georgettes, a novelty musical com
pany, composed of three persons
who are said to be masters of no
less than 17 musical instruments.
The company comes here very high
Frank Cederstrom, of Kandiyohi,
and his daughter, Miss Emma Ce
derstrom of Svea, went to Water
town, S. D., Friday to be present
at the funeral of Phebe Cederstrom,
a niece of Mr. Cederstrom. Miss
Cederstrom was killea in a runaway
accident last Wednesday. As she
was the only daughter at home, her
sudden death naturally came as a
most severe blow to her parents and