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Arnold Ryden of Svea spent a couple
of days In Willmar last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Strand spent Sun
day visiting at the Old Folks Home at
Miss Marie Hoglund returned to her
home at Pennock Monday from a visit
in this city.
Miss Marie Botnen. who teaches at
Pennock, visited her parental home here
Miss Stella Norin spent Sunday at her
parental home here. Miss Norin teach
es at Mam re.
Ernest Johnson and family of Trip
olis, spent Sunday at the home of Mrs.
Mrs. Thorvold Nelson and little
daughter returned home Monday from a
visit at Pennock.
Miss Gertrude Porter, who is teaching
at Montevideo, spent Sunday at her
home in this city.
Miss Myrtle Vetling returned Thurs
day to her home at Pennock after vis
iting here a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Geer autoed to
New London Sunday where they spent
the clay visiting relatives.
Rev. L. G. Edgren of near Kandiyohi
left for St. Paul today in interest of the
St. Paul Daily News contest.
Rev. Theo. Livingstone has changed
his place of residence from 417 Third
street to 104 Litchfield avenue E.
Philip Norsen of Wheaton, piano tun
er, is having his headquarters at the
Nelson Music Company this week.
Mrs. W. L. Norin returned to her home
in this city Monday from an over Sun
day visit with her father at Colfax.
Miss Martha Berg, who is attending
the Ladies' Seminary at Red Wing,
spent Sunday at her home near Will-
Mrs. Mary Hagen, who has been vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Johnson, in Ray
mond, has returned to her home near
W. L. Geer and family autoed to
Litchfield Saturday to witness the foot
ball game between the W. H. S. and
"S Nancy Peterson of Ne% London
returned to her home .V../.Jay, after
an over Sunday visit at the Eben E.
Elmer Beck of Kandiyohi was in Will
mar Thursday a guest of Einer and Geo.
Brogren. He left the same day for an
indefinite stay in the state of Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Grahn and son Lloyd
and Iver Grahn autoed up from Kan
diyohi and were entertained at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Brogren.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer P. Johnson and
children and Mr. John Sandell, all of
Kandiyohi, spent Sunday at the home
of the former's father, August Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rost and little
daughter, Dorothy, departed on Friday
for Duluth, where they were called by
the sad news of the death of Mr. Rost's
Dr. and Mrs. Oliver Porter and Dr.
and Mrs. Lester Porter autoed down
from Atwater Sunday and visited at the
home of the doctors' mother, Mrs. Solo
Mrs. Emma Bengtson, Miss Delia
Bengtson and Mr. France Gustafson
autoed down from New London Sunday
and were entertained at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Cramer.
Miss Hattie Dahlin, on her way to
her home at Maynard, from a pleasure
trip to the state of Michigan, Niagara
Falls and Buffalo, New York, was a
guest of Miss Esther Swenson between
trains on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Benson and Mr. and
Mrs. D. Elmquist autoed to St. Cloud
Sunday for the day's visit with the for
mer's niece, Miss Florence Benson, and
the latter's daughter, Miss Hazel Elm
quist. The two young ladies are at
tending the St. Cloud Normal.
Mrs. L. Soderstrom of St. Paul is a
guest at the J. J. Ekander home. Mrs.
Soderstrom and Mrs. Ekander were girl
hood friends in Sweden, and have not
seen one another for thirty-five years.
Mrs. Soderstrom expects to return to
6t. Paul tomorrow (Thursday).
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoglund and
little son, Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Hoglund, Miss Abby Edgren, Mrs. Chas.
Olson, August Hoglund and Hugo Hog
lund autoed to Norway Lake Sunday
and were very nicely entertained at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Gordhamer.
The many friends of Miss Anne Elf
strum will be glad to learn that she
was able to return to her home in this
city on Saturday, after several weeks'
illness at the St. Cloud hospital. Miss
Elfstrum was accompanied by her sis
ter, Miss Nora, who has been with her
since her illness.
Gov. Eberhart, Elmquistand Man
ahan Make Vigorous Talks
The special train bearing Republican
state officials was at Willmar yesterday
arriving a little after two o'clock. In
spite of the cold gale which blew fierce
ly there was quite a large crowd of
voters gathered. It was a representa
tive crowd, also, there being voters
from many country districts present.
The Willmar Military Band enlivened
the occasion with music. The speakers
appeared on a baggage truck placed at
the east end of the depot out of the
wind. County Chairman Charles John
son presideu. Gov. Eberhart spoke first
and made a talk well calculated to ap
peal to the sympathy of the voters.
Whatever you may say of Gov. Eber
hart, you must admit that he is a good
campaigner. He said he knew he had
opposition, but intimated that it came
because he had stood for some principle.
Which it was he did not say. He claim
ed he had done something for temper
ance because he had appointed a num
ber of temperance men to various posi
tions of trust. He did not wish to car
ry any blame for the raising of rail
road rates, as that was a matter for
the courts to decide. He claimed that
he had enforced the laws well and clos
ed with a plea for endorsement at the
hands of the voters. The next speaker
was Chas. E. Elmquist, railroad com
missioner, who made an impassioned
plea in behalf of his record. He also
put the blame for higher railroad rates
on ae tardy work of the courts and said
no state official could reasonably be
blamed for the delay. He predicted a
favorable decision in the Sanoorn cases.
The next and last speaker was James
Manallan, the old-time populist and
democrat, who made an eloquent plea
for direct legislation.
Hon. Lyndon A. Smith was next in
troduced but the expiration of the time
limit cut short his remarks. There
were a number of state officials who dii
not appear. If Senator Nelson was on
the train he did not show himself.
With Manahan's ringing plea in the ears
one might have gone away under a
spell of progressive thought, but as the
train pulled out showers of Taft but
tons and pictures were thrown into the
crowd, and immediately dispelled any
mental illusion created by the clever
FREE TRIP TO UTTEB
Guessing' Contest at the Office of Ameri
can Suburbs Co., Fourth Street.
At the close of each entertainment
any person attending may have the
privilege of registering their name and
a guess as to the number of beans con
tained in a jar. A round trip ticicet to
International Falls will be awarded to
the person who guesses the exact num
ber or nearest thereto. Contest closes
on the -night of Nov. 18, ticket to be
used Nov. 19.
A Pleasant Afternoon.
Mesdames Henry Rost and George
Sanderson very nicely entertained a
number of their friends at the San
derson home on E. Litchfield avenue
last Thur^uay afternoon. An automo
bile contest was among the features of
the afternoon's pleasure. Favors were
won by Mrs. Russell Spicer. At 5 v- m.
an appetizing supper was served. Dec
orations were cut flowers. The guests
numbered twenty. Mesdames Rost and
Sanderson were assisted in serving by
the Misses Florence Magnuson and Ida
The following rural school meetings
have been arranged for by Supt. G, A.
Foster ana C. L. McNelly of the Agri
District 63, November 4th.
District 57, November 7th.
District 33, November 8th.
District 65, November 9th.
These meetings will be of an agricul
tural nature and will begin at 8 o'clock
in the evening.
Seminary 46, Benson 0.
The Willmar Seminary ran away
from Benson in a football game which
was played here last Saturday. The
Benson team was run all over, stepped
on and crushed before the fast backfield
of the Seminary.
The Seminary vs. High School game
was called off for this week on account
of injuries to some members of the
high school team in the Litchfield game.
It will be played later on in the season.
The Housekeepers' Club will meet
Saturday afternoon, November 2nd, at
three o'clock p. m. Mrs. Florence Lee
will deliver a lecture and there will be
a short musical program. The follow
ing ladies are on the serving committee:
Mesdames Andrew Larson, Lewis, Law
ler, Frank McNees, W. B. McNees, N.
M. Mossberg, Millard and Emma Miller.
Mrs. George Sanderson was hostess
at a dress-up party given at ner home
at 210 E. Litchfield avenue last Satur
day evening. The evening was spent in
conversations, sewing and ..guessing
contests. Miss A. Cora Bertraoi vas
fortunate in winning all the favors of
the evening. Light refreshments were
served and tne guests numbered eigh
Licensed to Wed.
Oct. 23—William Lindquist to Miss
Oct. 24—Elias Norman Greenfield to
Miss Alma Rasmusson.
Oct. 24—Fred W. Anderson to Miss
Gena Marie Everson.
Oct. 29—Harry P. Vintz to Miss Tillie
Authorized by Wm. 0. Johnson, who paid $2.40 for this spaoe.
To the Voters of the First Commissioner District:
Having been nominated at the Primary Election on the
Republican ticket in this District, I will ask your con
tinued support on November 5th, to ratify your act at the
I was born in this county and have always been a
resident here, have had much experience in such matters
as usually come before the County Commissioners and
feel that I am well qualified for that office and assure you
that if elected I shall attend to the duties promptly and
Your vote for me will be duly appreciated.
Very truly yours,
WM. O. JOHNSON
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CHARLES C. PETERSON.
The sad news was received by rela
tives in this county of the death of
Charles C. Peterson, who died at the
Bethesda Hospital at St. Paul last Mon
day morning, October 28th, at ten o'
Mr. Peterson was born in the year
1861 at Bobbenarfve on the island of
Gotland, Sweden. He resided at Kan
diyohi for a number of years and later
he was in the hardware business at New
London. Since leaving New London, he
has engaged in business for a number
of years at Plaza, N. D. He leaves to
mourn his death an aged mother, eighty
eight years of age, who resides at the
John M. Monscn home in town of Kan
diyohi two sisters, Mrs. John M. Mon
son of Kandiyohi and Mrs. Helge Nelson
of Whitefleld a brother, Peter Peterson
of Milaca, and many other relatives and
friends who sincerely mourn his death.
The deceased was a man of sterling
character and much esteemed by all
who knew him.
The funeral will occur Friday after
noon at two o'clock from the John M.
Monson. home in township of Kandi
yohi. The remains will be laid to rest
In the Tripolls cemetery.
JOHN GUSTAF ASPLUND.
John Gustaf Asplund, whose death at
the Willmar Hospital was mentioned in
our last issue, was born in Gustaf
Adolf's parish, Varmland, in January,
1840. He emigrated to America in 1869
and located on a claim in the township
of Mamre. He was married to Miss So
phia Margreta Anderson in 1874. Seven
children have blessed this union of
whicn two died in early infancy. Be
sides the wife, the following children
survive their father: E. M. Asplund of
Mamre, Mrs. Charles F. Erickson of
Starbuck, Mrs. Andrew Bood of Kerk
hoven, Mrs. August Bergman of Dovre
and John Asplund who resides at home.
The deceased had one sister, Mrs. Lind,
living at LaBolt, S. D. and one sister,
Mrs. C. M. Berglund, at Des Moines, la.
and one brother who lives in Sweden.
The funeral occurred last Monday.
Services were held at the home at one
o'clock and at the Lundby church at
2:30. Rev. A. W. Franklin was the of
ficiating clergyman. The pall bearers
were Ole Larson, P. M. Lundin, John
Erickson, John Johnson, C. G. Carlberg
and Andrew Lindberg.
A well known resident of Arctander,
John Edman, passed away froio the
scenes of this life last Thursday, Octo
ber 24th, at the advanced age of eighty
The deceased was born in 1829 in
Tunhem parish, Alfsborgs Ian, Swed
en. He came to America in 1869, locat
ing in the township of Arctander. He
has been a widower since 1892. The fol
lowing children are left to mourn the
death of their father: Mrs. Betty Sund
strom and Mrs. Claus Nelson of Arc
tander Mrs. Otto Sill of Chippewa coun
ty near Raymond Carl Edman and
Herman Edman of Arctander and Dav
id Edman who lives on the old home
stead. The deceased leaves one bro
ther, John Edberg, of Willmar and one
sister, Mrs. Anna Britta Brygg, may
yet be living at .ttSrsle, Arsaka parish,
Sweden, though it is probable she is
dead. When last heard from she had
attained the aire of 101 years.
There are twenty-five grand children.
The funeral was held at the Lundby
church last Sunday at two o'clock,
Rev. A. W. Franklin officiating.
LAXS X.X&X.XAN &ETTEB.
Lake Lillian, Oct. 28—Nobody com
plains about the weather now-a-days.
We all agree that the concert given
by the Willmar Mission Choir at the
Baptist church was O. K.
M. Walner has purchased a five pas
senger car from Handy & Lewis. This
means taking in a bigger territory in a
Lars Erickson has again taken up his
store business after having spent four
teen months on the Sheyenne Reserva
tion, S. D., the requirements of Uncle
Sam to get 160 acres of cheap land.
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Nickelson of Will
mar and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hitch of Svea
spent Sunday at Mrs. C. Johnson's.
Richard Johnson and Florence Strand
berg took in the concert at the Mission
church at Willmar last Sunday evening.
Fred Berglund has leased John Sun
din's garage for some time.
Betsy Johnson is at present clerking
for Lars Erickson. There will be a
change about November 1st, when a lady
clerk arrives here from Keldran, S. D.
M. Walner and A. Holmberg visited at
Oscar Anderson's last Sunday.
Fred Johnson spent Saturday and Sun
day at Svedin's.
Messrs. Carl Klint and Blomquist of
Fahlun were in this vicinity last Sun
day. They say game is plenty, but prai
rie chickens are rather wild and need to
Alfred Erickson of Bemidji, Minn., is
at present visiting with his mother, Mrs.
Albert Johnson, the lucky boy in the
last spring auto contest, was out Sun
day evening to again try his luck.
The girls are waiting for Melvin Root
to come and take them for a ride in his
new auto which he recently purchased
from Handy & Lewis.
C. H. Miner of Boulder, Colo., has re
cently served a notice on the school
board of Dist. 83, prohibiting free trav
eling over his land to the school house
after March 1st, 1913. Better get busy
and get out a petition, as it is surely
the only school house in the state with
out a road nearby.
Richard Soderberg and family were
Sunday callers at Ole E. Erickson's.
Rev. Arvid Ostling of the Willmar
Mission church will conduct services
at the Baptist church Thursday evening,
Oscar Lundquist, the buttermaker of
Svea, Sundayed at his parental home
A Splendid lecture.
Those who heard the lecture on In
ternational Falls at the Bonde hall last
Thursday evening were delighted with
it. The views were fine and the enter
tainment as a whole was declared to
be better than many for which an ad
mission fee is charged. The gentlemen
have arranged to continue their show
ing of views at the Willmar Land Com
pany's office every evening, as per an
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our heartfelt
thanks to the many friends and neigh
bors who gave us assistance before and
after the death of our beloved wife and
mother, and for the many evidences of
sympathy shown us. Especially do we
wish to thank the donors of the beauti
Gust Lind and children.
Swedish Society Gives Program.
The Swedish Literary Society held its
first social of the season at the Carl
son Hall last Monday evening. The pro
gram consisted of readings by Miss
Sandberg, instructor of Scandinavian
languages at the High School and Rev.
Livingstone, a speech by Charles John
son, and musical numbers by Misses
Ethel Carlson, Minnie Fridlund and
Myrtle Johnson, Harold Swenson, Eben
Lawson and Samuel Nelson. An enjoy
able evening was spent.
Improvement at Dreamland.
Dreamland Theatre is now equipped
with a new lighting system which per
mits the moving pictures to be seen
while the hall is lighted. The improve
ment is pleasing to the patrons of the
picture show, and Manager Crosby's ef
forts to keep his house up-to-date is
Mr. Healey, the plumbing contractor
at the State Hospital, objects to an item
appearing in our last issue in which
we stated that a part of the plumbing
work was condemned. Mr. Healey states
that changes were found necessary and
the delay was caused by non-arrival of
material, and we cheerfully make the
Telephone Man Dead.
Charles P. Wainman, vice president
of the Northwestern Telephone com
pany, 2714 Park avenue, Minneapolis,
died suddenly yesterday afternoon while
hunting near the village of Mains, a
short otttsncs from Fergus Falls.
"II7ILSON is a real and sincere Progressive. He
W has proved it by his cotirse and conduct as a
public officer and as a candidate. He is running on
a sane progressive platform. Nothing of benefit to
progressive principles, or honest politics, can be gain
ed by voting for either Taft or Roosevelt The best
service Progressive Republicans can render, to their
party, and to their country, under these unfortunate
circumstances, is to vote for Wilson. It will help to
teach dishonest manipulators of politics a wholesome
lesson."—Sen. John D. Works, progressive Republi
can of California, in LaFollette's Magazine.
Irving, Oct. 28—Hans O. Hanson re
turned Monday from Willmar, where
he has spent a few days visiting with
his brothers. „.
The Misses Tina and Annie Olson vis
ited at their parental home last Sunday.
Trygve Langseth was a pleasant call
er at the home of Erick Olson last Sun
Mrs. J. W. Carlson, having leased her
farm to Soren Bergstrom, will sell all
her personal property at public auction
on Wednesday of this week.
Mrs. Ole Lien from Fargo is visiting
at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. E. M. Hanson will conduct serv
ices in the Nordland church next Sun
day forenoon. The young people's so
ciety meets at four o'clock the same
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hendrickson and
Dagny Christianson visited at John
Lukason's on Sunday.
Chris Benson hauled corn for I. J.
Anderson last Friday.
Miss Carrie Hanson from Willmar is
visiting relatives in this community
The Nordland "pige foreningen" had
their first meeting since their sale in
June last Wednesday at Mrs. Carl John
It is reported that we-may soon hear
the sweet sounds of wedding bells in
A StiUwater Wedding.
A wedding in which a number of
Willmar people are interested occurred
Sunday afternoon, October 20th, at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ry
den of Areola, near Stillwater, when
their daughter, Ella, was united in mar
riage to Clifford Ramberg of Minneap
olis. Rev. John A. LeVine of Marine
officiated. The young people will make
their home at Minneapolis. The groom
is well known at Willmar. Among the
out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs.
John Larson of Willmar.
Attended Educational Meeting.
The following teachers autoed over
to Olivia last Thursday afternoon to at
tend the meeting of the Northwestern
Teachers' Association, and returned
home Saturday. They were the Misses
Tait, Haley, Lundquist, Nelson, Grims
gaard, Ramsett, Reuse, Hanscom, Srir
enson, Rhodes, Kortha, Crandall, Gould
and Prof. G. A. Foster, president of the
Coming Back in Maroh.
The Sherman Kelly Stock Company
closed their week's engagement at the
Willmar Opera House last Saturday,
after a large attendance every evening.
This is one of the best stock companies
that has ever visited Willmar. Mr.
Kelly announced that he expects to
play Willmar again in March. The
company plays at St. Cloud this week.
WM. O. JOHHSOH
was born in the township of White
fleld, Mar. 10, 1876. XS in land
business. Zs alderman from First
Ward, Clerk of Municipal Court,
Secretary of Co. Pair Ass'n., Seo*y.
of the Elks Club) stc His an
nouncement appears on this page*
,! miHOO LiXB.
RlngO Lake, Oct. 28—Mrs. John Peter
son and children visited at the Aaron
Carlson home last Tuesday.
Miss Minnie Grorud, from near Long
Lake, spent Tuesday and Wednesday
with .Esther Monson.
Miss VElsie Monson from Irving did
some dressmaking last week at the J.
S. Jacobson home.
Miss Lillie Skoglund returned to her
home here Saturday after spending
some time with Mr. and Mrs. A. Ahl
berg at Willmar.
Anna Sand Victor Danielson called at
the J. S. Jacobson home last Sunday
Miss JAnna Ekblad was visited by a
number ibf friends last Sunday evening,
the occasion being her birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Carlson and fam
ily were* Sunday guests at the home of
A number of friends were entertained
at the N. Swenson home last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Ekblad entertained
a number of relatives last Sunday.
The VWilling Workers" social given
at the Jonas Monson home Saturday
afternoon and evening, was quite a suc
cess. The proceeds amounted to $7.70.
Mr. Arved Pohl has hired out to work
for August Monson for some time.
Carl Lovander and Arvid Pohl motor
ed to Atwater last Sunday to visit with
Albert Anderson and John Holland
from Spicer are at present doing car
penter ^-brk for Mrs. G. Berg.
A Treat in Store For Ton.
Hamlin Hunt gave another recital
last evening" at St. Mark's church and it
need scarcely be added that the church
was crowded. Mr. Hunt's recitals al
ways draw out an appreciative audience,
for they know that a treat is in store
Mr. Hunt's first number, Bach's "Fan
tasia" and "Fugue" in Minor was
one of his best, though all were excell
ent. There is little that is good that
cannot be said of his playing.—Minne
At Presbyterian church at Willmar
Friday evening, Nov. 15.—Advertise
Symphony Orchestra Coming Again.
F. N. Withey, advance man for the
St, Paul Symphony Orchestra, was in
the city last Monday and had no diffi
culty in getting a number of Willmar
people to sign a guarantee to again se
cure this splendid musical attraction
to Willmar. The dates have not been
determined as yet, but it will be in the
Married £ast Wednesday.
Mr. William R. Lindquist of Renville
county and Miss Hattie Emelia Hagen
were married at the Synod parsonage
at Willmar at five o'clock Wednesday,
October 23rd. They were attended by
F. R. Lindquist and Mabel Hagen.
The Two Candidates for County Commissioner
was born at Munkfors, Sweden,
Jan. SO, 1864. Cams as boy of six
tar to Mamre township and has
at Willmar for 80 years is
Secretary of the Board of Educa
tion, Seo'y. of Old Settler's Ass'n.
is Venerable Consul of M. W. A.,
ste. He was appointed to oil va
cancy on County Board caused by
death of Thos. M. Olson. His an
nouncement appears on page 4.
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8 PAGES WILLMAK, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1912 PRICE 5 CENTS NUMBER 37
AHOTHBB TAFT TBAIW
EX-GOT. Tan Bant of Minnesota and
EX-SOT. Warner of Michigan Will
Peddle Calamity Talk from
The Hennepin County Taft Club's
"special Taft train" will pull thru the
western part of Kandiyohi county to
morrow morning (Thursday.) It will
stop at Raymond 9:42 a. m. a£ Willmar
10:11 a, m. Pennock At 10:40 a. m., and
Kerkhoven at 10:59 a. m. Ex-Gov. Van
Sant of Minnesota and Ex-Gov. Warner
of Michigan will be the star speakers in
company with some stars of lesser mag
nitude. We notice that among the boost
ers on the train is George Weedall, a
former Willmar boy.
High Sohool Votes.
Hazel Benson was absent Tuesday
The collection of zoological specimens
were handed in Monday.
Who won in that discussion in Eng
It., sure looks cold when the Freshies
commence to wear their caps in school.
The new song books for the high
school' chorus arrived Monday and
were initiated Tuesday morning. Each
pupil will be responsible for his or her
Report cards were given out Tuesday
noon. Be sure and bring them Wednes
The board for the Senior annual had
a meeting at Branton's Wednesday eve
A new German dictionary has been
placed on the reference table.
Another new cluo.
The game played between the Litch
field arid Willmar high school teams
broke the record they had started. But
watch them beat next Saturday when
they go to Montevideo to play the high
school team there!
Quite an unusual machine went by
the high school Monday afternoon. Ev
eryone seemed quite taken with it.
New German books were ordered the
other day for the German III. class.
Harder than ever, I s'pose!
Florence Henderson of the Willmar
Seminary visited school Monday after
noon. Which do you like the best, Flor
High School Xtoses.
The high school foot ball team jour
neyed to Litchfield last Saturday and
met the first defeat of the season. Dur
ing the first half Willmar played hard
and consistent ball, but the last half
they seemed to be stuck to the ground
and afraid to tackle the man with the
Larsen for Willmar placed a drop
kick between the goals for three points.
Litchfield scored next on a forward
pass. Then Larsen. for Willmar got a
forward pass and made a long run for
a touchdown. The first half ended 10
to 7 in Willmar's favor, and the last
half 20 to 10 in Litchfield's favor.
Willmar was again given the usual
bad deals by Dr. Archie Robertson of
Litchfield who refereed the game. Mr.
Croyle would call a foul against Litch
field, show Robertson the rule and pen
alty and then Robertson would not pen
alize Litchfield for he knew that he had
the crowd behind him. It was the most
willful disregard of rules and decis
ions that the team here ever ran up
against. It is safe to say that Dr. Rob
ertson will no doubt always be out on a
case as a good excuse not to come to
Willmar whenever Litchneld plays here
for he is one of the most disliked men
in athletic circles that high school stu
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Roseland, Oct. 28—Mr. and Mrs. John
B. Swenson visited at the Alfred Har
oldson home in west Whitefleld last
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Skallak and Mr. and
Mrs. Charley Kostka autoed to Olivia
last Friday afternoon.
Miss Emma Soderberg returned to her
home last week after a few months'
stay with her grandmother, Mrs. Trul
son, at Willmar.
Mr. Fred Anderson left for Milaca
last Thursday to look after his farm
he bought some time ago, and
where he and his family expect to make
their future home.
Miss Ellen Swenson assisted Mrs. Otto
Strandberg during threshing last week.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Anderson dinner
ed at the C. A. Lindberg home in Svea
Miss Josie Sluka spent a few days
of last week at the Eddie Sluka home.
Mrs. Andrew Peterson and son Har
old visited with Mrs. J. A. Engvall one
day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Johnson and fam
ily visited at the Martin Johnson home
last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Kostka visited
at the August Biltue home last Satur
Miss Victoria Anderson was a Svea
visitor last Thursday evening.
Mr. C. M. Anderson visited at the Au
gust Anderson home last Sunday after
lumberman is Mere.
J. B. Nygaard and wife of Porpores,
Minn., are visiting relatives and friends
in the county. Mrs. Nygaard is visit
ing her brothers and families at New
London and J. B. was in this city yes
terday. He is still in the lumber bus
iness and has no uifilculty in selling his
stuff at fancy prices as soon as he can
get it out.
The Balkan War.
The allied kingdoms are making
great progress against the Turk, and
have succeeded in cutting off communi
cations between Constantinople, and
the balance of European Turkey. Adri
anople, Scutari and Soloniki three of
the principal towns of European Turkey
are momentarily expected to capitulate.
£. S. Dale Was Kere.
Ludvig S. Dale visited with old
friends at Willmar the past week. He
left for St. Paul Monday. He expects
to resume his newspaper work with the
Dispatch-Pioneer-Press at S Paul. His
foreign trip of fifteen months was an
interesting one, and Willmar friends
hope to see him back again to tell them
more about it.
Duluth Herald's Straw Tots.
The straw vote taken by the Duluth
Herald day by day yesterday showed
the following total results: Roosevelt,
1,129 Wilson, 918 Debs, 386 Taft, 357
and Chafin 75.
Vice President Sherman HL
Vice President James S. Sherman is
very ill and little hope is entertained
of his recovery. If he should pass
away before the election his place on
the ticket would be filled by Gov. Had
ley of Missouri.
Ereot a Municipal Building.
New London village is erecting a dan
dy municipal building to accommodate
the new electric plant the telephone
exchange, village officers, etc.
The many friends of Mrs. J. F. Bran
ton will be pleased to learn, that she
recovered nicely from her recent op
eration at the Willmar hospital and
will be able to return home some time
Alderman G. A. Erickson has moved
to his new home in Fourth Ward. Un
der the charter he ceased to be alder
man of Third ward when he moved.
Miss Mabel Dugan was able to re
turn to her heme in this city Sunday
from an operation performed at the
Wm. E. Tew spent a few days the
Matter part of last week visiting rela
tives at S Cloud.
Miss Hartvick of Granite Falls is the
new piano player at the Majestic the
Rev. G. Peterson went to Morris yes-[
Miss Elisabeth Wolfs of Minneapolis
Is a gnat* of Utsa Anns BahoUJn. I
Impressive Ad of CmtibnuMn.
Reiwira of Forner.CUsses
A class of seventeen young people
were confirmed at the Norwegian Luth
eran Vinje church last Sunday. Every
available space in the church was filled
with the throng that witnessed these
While the march was played, the con
firman tfi marched from the church par
lors and took their places around the
altar. After the opening prayer and a
hymn by the congregation, the pastor
addressed the confirmants in Norwegian,
using as his text,'"Let us come before
His presence with thanksgiving,"
Psalms 95-2. The catechisatlon follow
ed and lasted about one hour. Then fol
lowed a hymn in English and the act
of confirmation. Then the congregation,
while standing, sang a Norwegian
hymn, after which the pastor addressed
the confirmants in English, using as
his text, "Be thou faithful unto death
and I will give thee a crown of life,"
Revel. 2:10. An anthem was sung by
the choir and a Norwegian address es
pecially to the parents followed on the
words of the gospel lesson for the
day, "And himself believed and his
whole house," (John 4:55.) An offering
amounting to $94 was taken, and the
services were closed in the usual man
When this class was formed early
last spring about thirty young people
were enrolled, but during the summer
several members of the class moved
away from the city and others were con
sidered too young, and will be con
firmed next year.
The members of the class were the
following: Harold Arthur Tallakson,
William Thorpe Estrem, Erling Axel
Omlie, Martin Johnson, Francis Sydney
Sather, Olav Ostensoe, Olof Bernhard
Dengerud, Hazel Florence Bergman,
Gertie Constance Dahlin, Esther Joline
StrOmseth, Myrtle Henrietta Andersen,
Isabelle Regina Rierson, Anna Gurine
Sletten, Celia Grace Rierson, Eda Alma
Kasten, Etta Johanna Kasten and EfBe
The Synod Church Confirmation Al
umni had a most enjoyable reunion last
Monday evening. A warm supper was
served at the church at six o'clock. At
its close, a business meeting was held
at which Walter Knutson was elected
president Sophia M. Tallakson and Pet
er Amundson vice presidents Lucille
Andersen and Alma Syvertson. secre
taries and Agnes Dalen, treasurer. Then
each class elected officers for the en
suing year. The 1910 class retained
the banner won last year for the largest
per cent of attendance which this year
was 91% per cent.
At eight o'clock the alumni marched
in a body to the church proper, where
Prof Brandt of Hamline spoke in the
Enelish language on the subject: "The
royal road of the cross." A number of
letters were read from absent members,
among which were Nordahl Thorpe of
Decorah, la., Clara Axness of Diesem,
N. D. Eleanor Axness of Valley City,
N. D. Johanna Mittvedt of St. Cloud
Lillian Loyd of Fergus Falls Aagot Ki
land of Montevideo and Merton Telstad
from the state of Montana.
The rest of the evening was spent in
a social way. There were about ninety
membejts_present Sg&iJfrJtoi Jtfgnth
annual meeting 6t ttihi JOumlf tssoct*
ation. It was decided to take up some
special line of church work during the
coming year to be decided on later.
Svea, Minn., Oct. 29—Mesdames John
son and Olson called at Oscar John
son's Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Oscar Westerberg attended the
mission meeting at Trlpolis and Kandi
yohi last week.
Mrs. S. Halquist of Willmar is visit
ing with her daughter, Mrs. Otto Lind
Miss Emma Mattson was dressmak
ing at Henry Bjelkengren's the last of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lindquist and fam
ily and Mrs. Hallquist were entertained
at H. Nordstrom's Sunday.
Peter Strandberg called at C. E. Nel
son's home Sunday.
Oscar Westerberg's entertained rela
tives Sunday. Among those present
were Mr. and Mrs. N. O. Nelson of Will
mar, Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Swenson and
family, and the Misses Thilda Johnson
and Clara Anderson.
Henry Bjelkengren and family and
Miss Florence Strandberg visited with
L. Strandberg's Sunday.
Mrs. Jacobson and daughters were en
tertained at the Hegstrom home Sun
Mr. and Mrs. P. Anderson of Rose
land visited with C. A. Lindberg's Sun
Miss Ellen Lindberg is dressmaking
at M. R. Swenson's this week.
The Edwin Erickson and A. O. Nel
son families were entertained at the J.
P. Johnson home Sunday.
Mrs.' August Norman and children
visited at Willmar from Saturday until
Among the people entertained at the
M. A. Johnson home in town of Rose
land Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Ghas.
Wallin and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nelson
and sons of Willmar and Erick Moline
and family of Svea.
Misses Ellen and Amy Lindberg call
ed on Mrs. Wolfred Blomquist Sunday
Misses Syple and Schnor called on the
Misses Johnson and Anderson one eve
ning last week.
F. Linman of Kerkhoven was at Svea
Mrs. William Holmberg and daughter
of Willmar is visiting relatives here.
P. A. Johnson is now occupying the
J. E. Nelson residence.*
Miss Mabelle Nelson visited at her
parental home Sunday.
The Nels Anderson and A. P. Johnson
families called at Nels Swenson's Sun
P. A. Johnson is now shipping stock
every week, and also poultry.
Mesdames L. F. Hodgson and J. F.
Millard delightfully entertained a num
ber of their friends at their respective
homes in this city last Thursday after
noon. The afternoon was spent social
ly at the L. F. Hodgson home. The
main feature was a guessing contest in
which favors were won by Mrs. B. Y.
McNairy At five o'clock a delicious
three-course menu was served at the J.
F. Millard home. The table was ef
fectively decorated with pink and white
carnations and covers were placed for
The Little Helpers of the Swedish
Baptist church will hold their monthly
meeting in the church basement. One
of the features of the program is to be
a debate. The subject for this de
bate is: Resolved, that the press ex
erts greater influence than the pulpit.
After the program refreshments will be
served by the S. P. Swenson and O. S.
Holm families. All are cordially in
--ilHpr^-s*^ I O A
Ed. Rodlun of Montana spent a few
days this week at his home here.
The W. H. 8. football team will play
Montevideo next Saturday, Nov. 2.
Misses Pearl Malmberg and Esther
Rodlun spent Sunday in Minneapolis.
Miss Eva Sorenson, normal teacher,
visited a few of the country schools
Miss Ruth Carlson has returned horns
from a week's stay in Oennessee with
Miss Edith Flygare.
Mrs. George W. Tyler entertains to
an afternoon party tomorrow at her
home at 326 6th S South.
Judge and Mrs. Powers and daughter
Miss Mary of Granite Falls, visited at
the F. L. Smith home Monday.
Sylvester Limperich is expected to
arrive home, next week from his several
months' stay at Valley, Wash.
Albert Odell, who is taking the course
in dentistry at the "U" at Minneapolis,
spent Sunday at his parental home here.
Mr. A. P. Harold of Spokane, Wash.,
who was called here by the death of
his father, returned to his home today.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Smith and daugh
ter, Miss Ethel, and Miss Amy Hanscom
enjoyed an auto trip to Renville Sun
Mrs. Mary F. Scott of Chicago, I1L,
is in this city this week representing
the publishing house of Houghton-Miff
The Epworth League social at the
Swedish M. E. church last Friday was
well attended and proved a success in
Since last Saturday the State Hospital
has had in operation a new automobile
truck between the farm and the city.
It is a dandy.
Mrs. E. D. Woodcock and baby left
yesterday for a visit with Litchfield
relatives. From there she will leave
for S Paul for a short stay.
The Degree of Honor lodge will give
a card party at the Odd Fellows hall
Thursday, Nov. 21. Admission win be
16 cents. Everyone cordially invited.
Mrs. P. J. Berg has returned to her
home in this-city from a three weeks'
visit at the home of her brother and
sister at Park River and Edenberg. N.
D. N. TalLman and two daughters,
Misses Helen and Esther, and a few of
their friends, autoed to Litchfield Sat
urday, to witness the W. H. S. football
game, played with Litchfield high
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Gilbertson, who
have been residents of Willmar for sev
eral years, Mr. Gilbertson employed as
car repairer at the round house, leave
this week to make their future home at
Watertown, S Dak.
Andrias Bjurlie, an old pioneer of
Kandiyohi county, residing here for the
past thirty-five years, who has now
reached the age of 77 years, is now
making his home at the Old Folks'
Home at Eagle Lake.
Sophus Larson was very pleasantly
surprised at his home at 708 "A" street
last Friday evening by twenty of his
young friends. Five hundred.was play
ed throughout the evening and a delic
ious luncheon was served.
Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Frost left by auto
for- Benson accontpasled~ by
Fred Ackermah. and' Hisses Elizabeth
McLaughlin and ElsieTHess: They will
be entertained to dinner this evening at
the home oi Mr. and Mrs. Albin Carlson.
The Young Ladies' Sewing Club of
the Presbyterian church will give a
doll bazaar the first week in December.
This will save the mothers lots of time
and worry on how to dress the dolls
for their little children for Christmas.
Reuben Palmer returned home last
Tuesday, Oct 22, from Grass Lake,
Mich., where he was called by the ser
ious illness and death of his mother,
Mrs. Nannie Palmer. Mr Palmer was
unable to reach home in time to see his
After a pleasant visit at the home
of W. B. and F. H. McNees, Mr. and
Mrs. R. F. Wilkinson and little daugh
ter Mary, and Miss Alice Wilkinson, de
parted on train No. 4 Saturday night for
their home at Alberton, Montana. R. F.
Wilkinson and Miss Alice are the sister
and brother of Mesdames W. B. and
F. H. McNees.
Pleased Exposition Visitors.
One of the most pleasing features of
the day was the organ recital given at
the Temple of Music at 4 o'clock. Ham
lin Hunt of Minneapolis presiding at
the instrument The program was one
of the most enjoyable of the entire ex
position season and the great building
was filled with lovers of good music
Mr. Hunt was compelled to respond to
several encores.—Buffalo Review.
At Presbyterian church at Willmar,
Friday evening, Nov. 15.—Advertise
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our sincere
thanks to all friends who in so many
ways made manifest to us their sym
pathy after the death and at the ob
sequies of our late father, Peter Peter
Mrs. Chas. S. Johnson,
Mrs. John Rustad,
And. P. Harold,
Mrs. R. Swenson.
Funeral of Peter Peterson.
The funeral of the late Peter Peterson
was held last Friday at the Baptist
church, Rev. Oberg officiating. All the
children of the deceased were present
at the funeral, including Mrs. Rustad
from Battle Lake and Mr. Harold of
Spokane, Wash. A brother of the de
ceased. John Peterson, of Cannon Falls
was also here.
Orders Thirty Cars.
Paul M. Peterson expects to do a
lively automobile business next year.
Last week while in Minneapolis he plac
ed an order for thirty Ford cars.
To Soften Water at Stats Farm,
J. C. Hannan is here with a car and
crew of men from Depere, Wis., to in
stall a water softener at the State Hos
pital. The softening is done by a pro
cess of filtering the water.
M. B. Indies' Aid.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the First
M. E. church will be entertained by
Mrs. F. O. Berglund, in Sperry*s Addi
tion, on Wednesday after.toon, Novem
ber 6th. All are welcome.
E. W. Hanson and family were very
nicely entertained at the home of The
lander Johnson in Whitefleld last Sun
A speoial reduction In prioes of pho
tographs at the Baklnnd Studio hex or*
holiday trade oommsnees. Corns sow if
you want to reap the osnoflt d«xfas»
VIEWS OF INTERNATIONAL FALLS
AND NORTHERN MINNESOTA
EVERY EVENING AT 8 O'CLOCK AT
WILLMAR LAND CO. OFFICE ON 4th ST.
EVERYBODY INVITED FREE
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