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President Luce ol New
Railroad Answers Norway
The prospects for an electric line
west from Mineapolis to the south of
us have stirred "the "people of the
northwestern part,of our county to
renewed interest in the railroad ques
tion. The matter of a branch line
north from Lake Lillian to connect
Avith Svea, Willmar and northwest to
Sunburg will appeal very strongly to
the people along the line. Hon. P.
A. Gandrud, as^one of. the officers of
the temporary organization effect id
at the meetings held a year aw
the Norway Lake country, wrote
President Luce of the Electric Short
Line last week and in reply received
the following letter:
Mr. P. A. Gandrud,
Dear Mr Gandrud:
You favor of Nov. 25th at hand
and contents carefully noted. The
Electric Short Line Railyway people
look with favor upon your territory
as being exceptionally fertile for a
branch line. Our efforts are, and
must be for some time in the future
directed entirely to building the main
line. It is our intention as soon as
one of our engineering crews are at
liberty to let them investigate the
route through your territory, with
the idea of building a branch line as
There is no one better aware than
yourself that it takes money to build
railroads, and unless you can show
investors that they can make more
money by investing in the railroad
than they can in mortgages that they
will stick to the mortgage proposi
I have always felt that our rail
road ought to, and will earn at least
twice or three times as much interest
as we could get out of mortgages.
The Luce family believing the same
as I do have invested over one mill
ion and a half in this enterprise, and
we have today more than two hun
dred men with bridge crews, pile
driving crews, steam shovel crews,
etc, at work pushing this road to
wards completion as fast as could be
Thanking you for your inquiry. I
Very truly yours,
ELECTRIC SHORT LINE RY. CO.
By W. L. Luce.
The Ladies of the Swedish Mission
church will serve supper at their
church basement next Fridav evening,
beginning at 5 o'clock. The menu will
consist of the following:
Lutfisk Meat Balls, Potatoes,
Gravy, Bread, Butter, Coffee, Cake
The price will be 25c. The ladies
cordially invite all to come and pat
ronize this supper.
A Swedish entertainment will be
given at the schoolhouse District N«.
55, Friday evening, Dec. 6. Lunch
will be served after the program.
The following young ladies who are
attending the St Cloud Normal spent
their Thanksgiving vacation at their
resoective homes here: Misses Hazel
Elmquist, Berniee Severinson, Anna
Berg, Myrtle Miller, Ethel Carlson,
Florence Benson, Alice Hog-lund, Jo
hanna Mittvedt, Florence and Grace
Peterson of Kandiyohi. They return
Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Sandven at
405 Fifth street, delightfully enter
tained a company of their friends to
dinner Monday evening. Covers were
laid for twelve. The honored guests
were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Thorpe of
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Holds Two Sessions at Court House
The Kandiyohi County Horticul
tural Society held its annual meeting
at Willmar last Friday and drew a
goodly number of horticulturists to
its sessions from various parts of the
county. The meetinc was called to
order by the president, John Ahl
strom, at eleven o'clock. The min
utes and report of the secretary, C.
C. Selvig, were read. Mr. Ahlstrom
made a report of the work of the
county's exhibit at the State Fair.
One thing that was particularly grat
ifying to the Horticultural society
was that our county with Stevens
county, scored the highest on fruit
among the competing counties in this
section of the state. He also showed
a photograph of the county booth.
It was also proposed that a com
mittee from the society act in con
junction with one to be appointed by
the Kandiyohi County Agricultural
society to bring the matter of an ap- I
proDriation for an exhibit next year
before the county commissioners. On
this committee the president appoint
ed John Wicklund, Prof. McNelly and
S. E. Magnuson.
Mr. Ahlstrom was called upon for
information as to the success of the
everbearing strawberry with whic-x
he has been experimenting at the
Elmhurst Farm for the past two or
three years. He stated that the berry
had been doing well with him so far.
On a small patch this year he had
sold for $27.00 worth", besides had
berries for table use occasionally all
summer and fall. On being asked
what variety of strawberrv, aside
from the everbearing, which he would
recommend, he stated that the Excel
sior was best for earl- icking and
that the Parson's Beaut- had ^rov
ed a good bearer with him.
John Wicklund reported that the
Sunbeam raspberry was doing well
and bore this season.
The subject of apples and annle
tree planting was discussed. One
thing brought out in this connection
by Mr. Selvig was that of having ob
served on certain trees in the city of
Willmar where much filling of dirt
had been made around the trees in
grading lots, the crop of apples was
more profuse than usually was the
ease on other trees, which gave rise
to the question whether this filling
of dirt was the cause or not. How
ever, it was the consensus of ODUI
ion that on high well drained land
the trees should be planted from 12
to 18 inches deeper than thev were
at the nursery. Some of the older
members who have old trees, stated
that they would recommend planting
trees 25 feet apart each way.
None of the members present re
ported any blight on the am)le trees
this season. And the conditions for
a good crop next year apnear verv
Rev. Horatio Gates gave an inter
esting talk on fruit growing, methods
of cultivation and planting of or
chards in northern Wisconsin, having
visited those parts last summer. He
particularly emphasized the benefits
to which the growers there have re
ceived from organization and con
It was a little late when the presi
dent blew the dinner horn but the ap
petites had become the more whet
ted, when all the members repaired
to the Commercial Hotel where they
The afternoon session was callei
to order by Secretary Selvig and the
president and vice president being
absent John Wicklund was elected
president pro temp.
T'.e matter of a short course in
horticulture this winter was discuss
ed, Prof. McNelly reading an outline
for a one week's course to include
also poultry raising. It was the gen
eral opinion that such a course
should be held and Prof. McNelly, C.
C. Selvig and S. E. Magnuson were
appointed a committee to arrango
The following officers of the As
sociation were elected for the coming
year: John Wicklund, president Rev.
H. Gates, vice president: C. C. Sel
vig, secretary and treasurer C. L.
McNelly. S. E. Magnuson and J. B.
Olson, members of the executive
As delegate to the State Horticul
tural meeting, P. H. Peterson of At
water was elected C. C. Selvig was
The committee appointed last win
ter to urge upon the county board
that Sheriff Bonde be reimbursed by
the county for his personal expens
es in buying bulbs, flowers and shruos
for beautifying the court house
grounds reported that the county
board would take no action Mr.
Bonde having gone into this under
taking on his own accord refuses to
put in any bill for expenses iand as
ther-j is no legal claim brought in the
boai-i fsays it is helpless. The com
mittee was retained however, and in
structed to urge-the county commis
sioners that special fund to be set
aside to be used for the purpose of
beautifying the court house grounds.
The society accepted an invitation
from Secretary Selvig to hold its
summer meeting at the tatter's cot
tage at Eagle Lake.'
Band Social at Pennock.
Pennock Band will give a Shad
ow Social Saturday evening, Dec. 7.
Band will serve lunch to everybody.
Come one, come all and have a pood
Chas. Y. Johnson and Ed. Rasmus
son spent Thanksgiving dny in Svea.
Miss Thora Johnson returned '-o
Willmar Monday after spending her
Thanksgiving vacation at her paren
Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Johnson return
ed to their home at Minneapolis Mon
day, after a week's visit at the home
of the tatter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Bergetha Thorvig is the new
saleslady at Orred and Anderson's
store. She commenced work Friday.
Walter Monson left for Minneap
olis Saturday for a visit with his bro
ther-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Chas. Crevier and children
\isited friends at New London from
Saturday until Monday.
Jacob Jacobson spent a few davs
with his daughter, Mrs. John Carl
son the latter part of the" week.
Miss Alma Anderson departed for
Canada last Tuesday, where she will
spend the winter.
Miss Florence Henderson came
home from Willmar Wednesday and
spent Thanksgiving with her folks.
Mr. and Mrs. O. J". Orsen are en
joying a visit from the latter's bro
ther, Einar Pettefson of Canada.
Prof, and Mrs. A. L. Swenson from
Sacred Heart visited with the form
er's mother, sister and brothers, at
Edenwood farm, from Wednesday un
Chas. Norsten enjoyed a visit from
his brother August a few days last
week. He arrived from California on
Monday and left on Wednesday for
Misses Ida Rosenberger and Julia
ePterson arrived here Monday after
spending their Thanksgiving vaca
tion fit their homes at St Cloud and
Mrs. Enock Lindholm is enjoying
a visit from her sister, Miss Bettie
Johnson and her friend, Miss Emma
Nelson of Annandale, Minn.
Miss Rebecca Olson, who is attend
ing the Normal at St. Cloud, visited
at her home here from Wednesday
A. P. Raun was a guest of friends
at Mineapolis the latter part of the
E. L. Quam and family visited at
the N. Quam home at New London
WE CARR A VERY LARG
O LOOSE AND MOUNTED
Spieer-on-Green Lake, Dec. 2—
John Arthun returned home last
week from Raymond, where he has
been spending a couple of months.
The entertainment and social giv
en last Saturday eveniiT- by the
King's Messengers of the Presbyter
ian church was a great success. A
good program was rendered. The
"Mary Quite Contrary Garden" was
quite an amusement. They had a
booth, where home-made candy was
sold. The proceeds amounted to
County Superintendent W. D. Fred
erickson was a Spicer visitor Tues
day of last week.
Miss Mary Aune of New London
was a guest of friends here the past
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Umbrellas Belt Pins
Toilet Sets in Ebony,
from Wednesday until Thursday eve
Mrs. Eva Johnson arrived from
New London Wednesday for a visit
with friends in this vicinity.
Rev. Walters and family from Tri
polis were guests at the home of Mrs.
F. O. Swenson last Friday.
Misses Emma Olson and Lillie
Thompson and Arthur Thompson
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Olson at Benson, over Thanksgiving.
Edwin Knock arrived from Coka
to Friday for a visit until Saturday
with the Swenson family at Eden
Hugh McManus, Tom Tait and
John Henderson returned Saturday
from their hunting trip to the north.
Cornelius Aune left Wednesday for
Middle River to visit his son-in-law
and daughter, Mr and Mrs. Torkel
Miss Roberg of Willmar was a
guest of her sister Emma, at the Pet
er Anderson home from Saturday un
H. P. Parsons and wife and two
daughters came over from Willmar
Saturday and visited until Monday at
the Peter Henderson home.
Rev. I. A. Johanson returned from
the cities Saturday.
Andrew Petterson, who has been
visiting for some time with is sis
ter, Mrs. O. J. Orsen, left Monday
for his home in the northern part of
Miss Georgia Hoppe returned to
New London Monday after a few
days' visit at her home.
J. Albert Peterson came over from
Willmar Wednesday and spent
Thanksgiving with his folks here.
Three carloads of stock were ship
ped from here Monday to South St.
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We make a specialty of
filling physician's prescrip
tions and family recipes for
which we use only the purs
est drugs and chemicals.
To Do Your Christmas Shop
Tou will thus avoid the rush, set the
pick of the goods and befriend the tired
A. J. Thorvig went to the cities
Monday on business.
Mrs. Port McDowell and children
departed Monday for Farero, N. D.,
to join her husband who is employed
there with the Northern Pacific R. R.
Company, repairing" pumps and gaso
line engines. Thev intend to make
Fargo their future home.
Miss Esther Holt, who is teaching
near Kerkhoven, spent her Thanks
giving vacation at her parental home
A pretty wedding took place last
Sunday afternoon in the Sw. Luth.
Saron church, immediately after the
forenoon services, when Miss Mabel
Jacobson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jno. Jacobson and Fritz Danielson of
Lake Florida, were united in marriaj-j
b^ Rev. Chr. Swenson.
The bride was attired in white
messaline, wore a veil and carried
bride's roses. She was attended by
the Misses Esther Jacobson and An
nie Danielson. The groom was at
tended by his brother Victor Daniel
son and August Johnson. The church
was decorated in green and white.
Miss Helen Swenson presided at tha
organ and played the wedding march.
A wedding dinner was served at the
bride's home near Nest Lake. The
rooms were decorated in green and
white streamers. A.bout 30 guests
Later in the evening eighty unex
pected guests arrived. The newly
married pair were nicely remembered
with many handsome presents.
They have many friends, who will
extend to them best wishes for a
prosperous and hapny married life.
The marriage of Miss Bergetha
Bratberg and Halvor Nelson was sol
emnized last Sunday at the home or
the bride's father, John Bratberg in
the presence of only relatives.
Rev. I. A. Johanson officiated. Fol
lowing the customary congratulations
and reception a wedding dinner was
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson have the best
es of a large circle of frienda
for llfcteng and happy life.
,.- .-«..* WILLMAR TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1912 IC^ '^rX'^K^ ^cVM.ivl:' W r^SI
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Kandiyohi, Dec. 2—The .Ladies'
Aid of the Ebenezer had a large
crowd at their sale and supper on
Thanksgiving eve., and the proceeds
amounted to about $100. The bell for
the church arrived on Friday and will
now be installed immediately, which
will make quite an Improvement to
Richard Fridholm and lady friend
of Clarkfield, Minn., were here :o
spend their Thanksgiving.
Grace and Florence Peterson of
the St. Cloud Normal were home for
Mr. and Mrs. A. Anderson and
babies of Atwater, are visiting with
relatives and friends in Kandiyohi.
John Peterson arrived home on
Wednesd& from his western trip.
Mrs. P. Thulin entertained some of
I ilends on Friday.
J. V. Holmberg is on the sick list.
And. Norine went through a serioiu
operation at the Willmar hospital at
Willmar last Wednesday and at this
writing is improving slowly.
Mrs. J. S. Carlson and son Rich
ard of Dassel, Minn., are here for a
visit at And Norine's.
Prof, and Mrs. Hauge came back
on Monday from their trip to New
London and Kerkhoven.
C. E Kroona is back from his vis
it to Bethesda hospital at St. Paul.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Jacobson spent
Wednesday at Willmar.
Calvin Moore has gone to St. Paul
for the winter.
Mrs: Hans Lewis and children left
for the cities on Wednesday for a
visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Fahlstrom were call-
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ed to Minneapolis last Friday on ac
count of the serious illness of their
daughter, Mrs. Ben Lundquist. Lat
er news states she is improving.
Services at the Ebenezer church at
three o'clock next Sunday: S. S. at
The Ladies' of the Oak Park 'W
E. church had their supper and sale
on Tuesday evening and a large
crowd was in attendance. The pro
ceeds amounted to somewhere around
Miss Abbie Edgren of Willmar
came down for the supper and sa'-e
Mr. Sorby and crew are busy put
ting in supplies for the fire protection
for the village, which will be a great
help to protect the residence and bus
Mrs. A. Broman and Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Strong of Atwater came up on
Tuesday and took in the supper and
Mr. Wickre has been on the sick
list for a week.
Mrs. J. Lundquist was taken ser
iously ill Saturday morning with con
vulsions and heart trouble. Dr. Fro
of Willmar stayed all Saturday night
with her and at this writing she is
improving, which is good news to her
Mr. J. E. Lundquist of Donnelly,
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Benson of Ben
son, Ansgar Lundquist, Mrs. E. O.
Hanson and Miss Esther Lundquist
of St. Paul, came home to spend
Sunday with their mother, who is
very low. Mrs. Benson and Mrs.
Hanson will stay and heln nurse and
care for their mother.
Miss Price returned on Monday to
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her school work after enjoying
pleasant vacation at her parental
The Misses Clara Anderson, John
son, Ellery and Anderson returned on
Sunday to their school work.
The W. H. S. students are back to
their studies after a pleasant vaca
tion at their homes in the villaare.
The Norberg family of Harrison
spent Thanksgiving at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. P. Thulin.
Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Glader of
Lake Elizabeth were here in attend
ance at the sale and supper givi-n
Mr. John Peterson sold his farm,
and has a sale on Tuesday to dispose
of his farm machinery and stock.
We have not learned what Mr. Peter
son has in view, but hope he will not
leave us. Mr. Larson was the pur
chaser of Mr. Peterson's farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson
were Sunday guests at Bush's.
Dan Haley's of Willmar were
Thanksgiving visitors at Rob't. Tait's
at Diamond Lake.
Little Gertrude Gustafson is visit
insr with her aunt, Mrs. E. T. Thulin
of St. Paul.
Little Viola Johnson of Kandiyohi
spent a few days last week, at the
home of her grandpa, August John
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