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ADVERTISE
Your Wants
In the
TRIBUNE
VOLUME 18.
WIDOW OF DR. CASSEL
BURNED AT LITCHFIELD
Gasoline Vapor Evaporated From
Open Dish Exploded and Fire
Enveloped Her.
A fatal burning took place at
Litchfield last Sunday morning when
Mrs. Julia A. Cassel, the widow of
the late Dr. Henry E. Cassel, and a
nieee of S. E. Magnuson of this city,
was so severely burned in the ex
plosion of gasoline vapor that she
died on the following day. The Litch
field Independent gives the following
details of this sad accident:
"Mrs. Cassel was alone in her
apartments on the lower floor of the
house and in the morning arose and
started a fire in the range. She had
been cleaning gloves or other articles
with gasoline the evening before, and
had left the gasoline can and a bowl
of the fiuid in the kitchen on or near
the range, there being no fire in it
at the time. When she started the
fire she overlooked the can, and did
not notice it until the fire had attain
ed considerable headway and the
stove was quite hot. She went and
took the can from the stove, and an
explosion followed. She was not
fully dressed at the time, and the
explosion set fire to her clothing.
She was given assistance quickly by
members of the Gilman family, who
live up stairs, and the fire in her
clothing put out, but not before she
was burned over her whole body
from the knees to her head. Her
face was quite severely burned. The
burns were not deep, but covering
such a large -iart of the body's sur
face, resulted fatally.
"An alarm of fire was sent in and
the department responded, but there
was no need of their services, as the
fire was out. The explosion was
quite a hard one, scattering the con
tents of the room about.
"She was taken at once to the
Robertson hospital, where she suc
cumbed to her injuries about 48
hours later.
"Julia Augusta Carlson was born
Aug. 1, 1878, in Dassel town, her
parents being Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Carlson. She was married to Dr.
Henry E. Cassel some years ago.
He died in 1911. She is survived by
her mother, five brothers and one
sister, Mrs. Ed. Sangren of this
eitv."
Annual Meeting of Ladies' Society.
The Ladies' Society of the Synod
church met in annual meeting last
Friday evening, Dec. 6, at the home
of Mrs. P. Dalen by invitation. The
financial report was read, which
showed that the society has had a
successful year. The election of new
officers resulted as follows: Mrs.
Hans Engelstad, president Mrs. P.Almen
0. Rannestad, vice president Mrs.
0. A. Kiland, secretary and treasur
er. At the close of the meeting Mrs.
Dalen the retiring president address
ed the pastor, Rev. J. N. Andersen,
and on behalf of the Society .pre
sented him with a check for $75, as
an appreciation from the members
for his faithful work. The pastor
recovered from his surprise suffici
ently to make a graceful speech in
returning his thanks.
Institution Will Open.
The State Hospital for Inebriates
at Willmar will be ready to receive
patients in ten days, according to
members of the state board of con
trol, who returned today from a visit
to the institution. A fee of $1 a day
has been fixed for voluntary patients,
but inmates committed by the pro
bate courts will be treated free. Dr.
H. A. Tomlinson, superintendent of
the institution and former superin
tendent of the state hospital for in
sane at St. Peter, is preparing for the
opening and, according to the board
members, his plan is to get the alco
hol out of the patient's system with
out the drugs frequently used in the
cure of inebriates.—St. Paul Dis
patch.
Church Bazaar at New London.
Remember the bazaar given by the
Willing Workers and Sorocis soci
eties of the Swedish Luth. church,
Thursday and Friday evenings, Dec.
12 and 13. There will be good pro
grams. Rev. Walters of Tripolis,
will speak the first evening The sec
ond evening auction will be held of
the articles not sold in the booth.
Ice cream, candy, cake, pie, sand
wiches and coffee will be sold in dif
ferent booths.
Norwegian Authors Discussed.
Next Monday night Hon. L. 0.
Thorpe will speak in English before
the Lutheran Synod church Young
People's society on the Norwegian
author, Ludvig Holberg. This will
be the second of series of such talks
on Norwegian authors at the Y. P. S.
meetings of this church. Last month
Prof. A.' C. Pedersen spoke of Hen
rik Wergeland. The series will con
tinue through the winter.
Peter Heimdahl spent one day last
week transacting business matters in
the twin cities.
fljst Society
"State
16 PAGES
FORMER PASTOR
PASSED AWAY
Noted Churchman, 14 Years
Pioneer Worker in Kandi
yohi County, is Dead.
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Last Friday many old friends and
former parishioners in this county
were grieved' to learn of the unex
pected death of Dr. L. G. Almen?
which occurred at Carthage, S. D.,
on Thursday, Dec. 7th. Rev. Almen
was formerly pastor of the Swedish
Lutheran churches at New London
and Mamrelund and was well known
thruout the county. Though he has
suffered for the last five years from
diabetes, he has lately been feeling
quite well. The Sunday before his
death he occupied his pulpit as us
ual.
Dr. Almen was a man with a
strong personality, decided views
and a firm character. He stood un
flinchingly and uncompromisingly for
the right as he saw it, and wielded
a lasting influence in public affairs
Rev. L. G. Almen, D. D.
both in matters pertaining to the
state and to the church. It might be
truly said that he was the pioneer
temperance work in Kandiyohi
county.
Lars Gustaf Almen was born Mar.
30, 1846, in Tosso parish, Dalsland,
Sweden. His parents were Per Pet
erson and Mary (Anderson) Almen.
He was brought up and educated in
Sweden. In 1870 t\when he was 24
years of age he came to America,
where he for about two years worked
as common laborer and contractor
in railroad construction in Minne
sota and Wisconsin. In 1873 Mr.at
entered the Augustana Coll
ege and Seminary which was then lo
cated at Paxton, 111. In 1875 the
school was removed to Rock Island
and there he graduated in 1876. The
same year he was ordained to the
ministry in the Sw. Luth. Augustana
Synod at Jamestown, N. Y. For
three years following he had charge
of the church at Beaver, 111. There
Dee. 1, 1876, he was married to Miss
Elise Christine Johnson, daughter of
August C. and Louise Johnson, whom
afterwards removed to Graceville,
Minn.
His second charge was at Sacred
Heart, where his family resided, but
he spent most of his time as travel
ing missionary among the pioneer
settlements in Renville, Chipnewa,
Yellow Medicine and Lac qui Parle
counties.
In the fall of 1879 he accepted a
call to New London, Minn., where he
remained fourteen years, until Au
gust, 1893. His next charge was at
Balaton, Lyon county, where he
worked twelve years. Locating in
St. Peter on Dec. 20, 1905, he was
called to devote his time to solic
iting for building and endowment
funds for Gustavus Adolphus Coll
ege, which work he carried on with
untiling effort and signal success.
In 1909 he again resumed active
work in the ministry, taking up his
labor at Carthage and Clara congre
gations, two mission points in South
Dakota.
The union of Rev. and Mrs. Al
men was blessed with ten children,
only one of whom has gone before.
They are Mrs. Joseph Benson of
Crooks, S. D., Mrs. G. H. Towley of
St. Peter, Minn. Theodore of Thief
River Falls Mrs. E. J. Vickner of
Seattle, Wash. Anserar, Carl, Min
(Continued on page 5)
0DITUAR
AUGUST BITZEN.
The Lake Lillian correspondent
tells of the death of Mr. August Bit
zen, one of the prominent citizens of
East Lake Lillian, which occurred
last Saturday, Dec. 7, after eight
months of illress from tuberculosis
of the bone.
Mr. Bitzen was born in Ostergara
Vestra Bitterna parish," Skaraborgs
Ian, Sweden. His early youth was
spent at home and he received a good
common school education. Came to
America in the seventies, and set
tled in East Lake Lillian in 1884.
He has taken a leading part in the
public affairs of his community. He
has served as clerk of school district
No. 81, as supervisor of East Lake
Lillian, and has represented the
Fifth District on the Board of Com
missioners of Kandiyohi county. He
was an upright and straight-forward
man in his dealings with his fellow
men.
He leaves a wife and four children
to mourn his death. Also one sister,
Mrs. S. J. Flecten of Minneapolis,
and a sister and brother in Sweden.
The funeral occurred yesterday.
Funeral of Mrs. Pauline Nelson.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Paul
ine Nelson took place from the Sw.
M. E. church last Sundav afternoon,
and was attended by a large number
of sympathizing friends. Rev. Theo.
Livingstone officiated. His text was
John 11:25—"I am the Ressurec
tion and the Life he that believeth.
in Me, though he be dead, yet shall
he live," and he spoke feelingly of
the departed and to the living. Miss
Ruth Carlson sang a solo. The flor
al offerings included a pillow from
the Ladies' Aid society of the M. E.
church and a wreath from the Sal
vation Army.. The interment took
place in Fairview cemetery.
Degree of Honor Election.
The following officers were elected
last Thursday evening at the meet
ing of the Degree of Honor lodge for
the ensuing year:
Mrs. H. J. Ramsett, P.. C. of H.
Mrs. H. L. Samson, C. of H.
Mrs. Wm. Hackett, L. of H.
Mrs. F. E. Collier, C. of
Mrs. C. F. Spencer, Recorder
Miss Nora Elf strum, Financier
Mrs. A. Adams, Treasurer
Mrs. A. W.Ray, L. A.
Mrs. A. F. Ra Due, A. L. U.
Mrs. C. Rasmusson, I. W.
Mrs. C. F. Spencer, O. W.
Mrs. J. F. Carruthers, Trustee
Mrs. H. J. Ramsett, Delegate to
Grand lodge Mrs. A. Adams, alter
nate to Gi*and lodge.
A. 0. U. W. Officers.
The following officers were elected
Thursday evening by the A. O. U.
W. lodge.
John Williams, P. M. W.
H. J. Ramsett, M. W.
T. O. Gilbert, Foreman
C. Birkeland, Overseer
C. F. Spencer, Recorder
C. A. Nelson, Financier
L. A. Wold, Receiver
Sidney Stone, Guide
D. L. Lawler, I. W.
Hans Gunderson, O. W.
P. L. Johnson, Trustee
John Williams and C. F. Spencer,
Delegates to Grand Lodge A. F.
Hanscom and P. L. Johnson, alter
nates to Grand lodge.
At the close of the business ses
sion an oyster supper was enjoyed.
Y. P. S. of Country.
The Country Y. P. S. of the Luth
eran Free church will meet at Lars
UrdahFs Wednesday, Dec. 18. The
following program will be rendered:
Song by choir.
Devotion.
Song by choir.
Reading by Miss Egeland.
Song by Johnnie Kallevig.
Organ solo by Miss Johnson.
Vocal solo by Hannah Kallevig.
Recitation by Eddie Kallevig.
Speech by Rev. Michaelson.
Refreshments will be served. All
are cordially invited.
M. W. A. Election.
Last Wednesday evening the fol
lowing officers were elected for the
ensuing year for the M. W. A. lodge:
A. 0. Forsberg, Venerable Consul
V. E. Klingenberg, Worthy Advis
or
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
C. C. Selvig, Banker
N. B. Carlson, Clerk
C. F. Spencer, Escort
Carl Reese, Sentry
Doctors C. Johnson, J. C. Jacobs
and B. J. Branton, Camp Physicians.
A credit of One Hundred [$100.00] Dollars will be given
on the purchase of a lot at International Falls, to the per
son who guesses the nearest to the number of seeds in
the pumpkin in the window at the office of the Ameri
can Suburbs Company on Fourth Street. Guessing to
be confined to the people of Willmar and Kandiyohi
County.
American Suburbs Company
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Miss Marie Hanson was here from
Raymond between trains Saturday.
Mrs. Olaf Brogren went to New
London yesterday for a few da}'-*'
stay.
Miss Ruth Carlson spent last week
at the home of Andrew Anderson of
Kandiyohi.
Mrs. Ludvig Rykken and son vis
ited relatives in New London a few
days last week.
F. C. Thornton of- Benson was a
guest of Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Frost
Saturday evening.
Ed. Peterson and Gilbert Thulin of
Kandiyohi spent Sunday, guests of
the Misses Hazel and Edith Nelson.
Mrs. Henry Winblad of Spicer was
in this city yesterday on her way
home from a visit with Litchfield
friends.
Miss Dagmar Hartwick returned to
her home at Granite Falls Friday
night, after a couple of months' vis
it in this city.
S. E. Magnuson left Tuesday
morning for Litchfield, called there
by the illness and death of his niece
Mrs. Julia A. Cassel.
The Young People's Society and
choir of the Mission church recent
ly purchased a fine Merrifield piano.
It arrived yesterday.
Mrs. B. Y. McNairy and two child
ren, Elizabeth and Jane departed to
day for an extended visit with Mrs.
McNairy's parents at Minneapolis.
A petition is being circulated this
week among employees of the differ
ent business houses for the purpose
of closing the stores on Christmas
Eve.
Mrs. W. E. Somerville and little
daughter, Viola, have returned from
their visit since Thanksgiving with
Editor and Mrs. Chesbrough at Her
man.
Rev! C. E. Oberg left yesterday for
Chicago, 111., where he expects to be
absent several days. Rev. Oberg is
one of the committee of the Theo
logical Seminary.
Mrs. Lee Alexander and baby of
Lynd, Minn., were guests between
trains yesterday of Mrs. Lawrence
Barnes. They were on their way to
Kerkhoven for a visit.
Albin Beck and Edward Nordahl
arrived Saturday from Canada and
spent Sunday with Charles V. John
son and Edward Lundberg. They
will visit friends and relatives in
Whitefield and also in the twin cities
before returning home.
Mrs. E. W. Lewis and daughter,
Miss Marion, departed early Wednes
day morning for their home at New
Haven, Conn., after a visit since Oc
tober with relatives. Daring their
stay in this city, they have been
guests of honor at several informal
parties.
WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, WEDljfESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1912
"Hello Billy I'll be oomin' to your
town next Friday and Saturday."
Personal and Otherwise
Martin Mohberg of Louriston,
Minn., visited his sisters, Ida and
Jennie Mohbefg over Sunday.
Geo. W. Anderson and H. Ruddy
returned home Friday night from
their trip to International Falls.
Mrs. Alfred Bergeson returned
home Saturday from a two weeks'
visit with relatives at New London.
Mrs. A. E. Danielson has returned
from her visit at Lake Andrew.
L. H. Wetherby is enjoying a visit
from his father, William Wetherbj
of Adrian, Minn.
Fred Haines of Towner, N. D.,
wJas the guest of relatives in this
cfty over Sunday.
^Mis£ Norine Hawkland, who is at
tendingt high school, spent Sunday at
hej&home in Maynard.
Miss Mabel Lundin left yesterday
for Pennock to visit at the home of
her sister until Saturday.
Mrs. Helen Campbell of Spicer,
was a guest at the Hugh Campbell
home a couple of days last week.
Rev. C. D. Swanson of Montana,
preached a very interesting sermon
at the Mission church last evening.
Mrs. George Otterness entertained
the Silent Club at her home at 316
Eleventh street Saturday afternoon.
Miss Anna Carlson arrived today
from Maynard to be the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Alfred Bergeson a few
days.
Mrs. J. P. Madison returned home
last week from her visit at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Grant
in Minneapolis.
Ed. R. Rasmusson left Thursday
for Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada,
after a visit with Willmar and Svea
friends and relatives.
Editor and Mrs. Johnson and Miss
Bessie Johnson of Atwater were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Taylor Saturday.
Mrs. M. H. Curry and little son
returned to their home at Minneap
olis Friday from a several days' vis
it with relatives in this city.
Mrs. Ed. Lewis returned to her
home at Merriam Park Saturday.
She has been the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. A. N. Lewis since Thanksgiv
ing.
Miss Clara Holtberg left Friday
morning for Rochester, where she will
remain for a couple of weeks under
medical treatment at the St. Mary's
hospital.
On Monday afternoon of this week
two elevators were burned at Asbury,
Minn., a small station on the Sioux
City line. The loss was nearly cov
ered by insurance.
Mrs. H. Hermanson, who has been
visiting at the home of her son, M. H.
Hermanson departed yesterday for
Madison, N. D. before returning to
her home at Tioga, N. D.
Rev. Livingstone of this city and
Rev. Peterson of Belgrade, assisted
Rev. L.'G. Edgren in holding mission
meetings at the Oak Park M. E.
church several days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Feig and
son, who recently came from Town
er, N. D., are now located at their
new home at Raymond, leaving Mon
day. Mr. Feig holds the position as
cashier in the new Natinoal bank.
The Ladies' Aid societv of the Sw.
M. E. church will hold their annual
sale at the church tomorrow (Thurs
day). A large assortment of fancy
work suitable for Christmas gifts
will be sold. Refreshments will he
served.
Ostlund-Larson.
Minneapolis Journal, Dec. 8—Sat
urday evening, Nov. 30, at 8 p. m.,
Julius Ostlund, formerly of Pennock,
Minn., but now of this city, married
Miss Hilda M. Larson. The wedding
took place at the home of the bride
groom's sister and" brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. 0. P. Sather, 2433 Eliot
avenue, Rev. G. Anderson of the
Swedish Gethsemane church officiat
ing. Miss Hilda Bergman was the
maid of honor and Andrew W. Dan
ielson the best man. Miss Helen Sath
er of Willmar played the "Lohengrin"
wedding march and sang the "Bridal
Chorus" during the service. At the
dose of the ceremony she sang "Oh,
Promise Me."
The home was decorated with smil
ax, palms and baskets of roses. The
bride's gown was made of white
crepe de mull, shadow lace and bead
trimming. She carried a shower bou
quet of bride roses and lilies of the
valley. Her only ornament was a
necklace, set with diamonds, the gift
of the bridegroom. The maid of
honor wore white crepe de chine and
carried.an arm bouquet of pink ros
es.
During the reception telegrams of
congratulations were read by the
toastmaster, Mr. Sather. Lars Ost
lund, A. G. Vanstrum, M. A. Sande
berg, A. W. Danielson and Lee
An-by
derson gave appropriate toasts. Miss
Sather sang and played.
The out-of-town guests were Lars
Ostlund, the bridegroom's father
Mrs. Ida Bergstrom, Miss Florence
Bergstrom, Mrs. Emma Ostlund and
little daughter, Eleanor, all of Pen
nock, Miss Helen Sather, now of
Gleneoe, Minn., and Fred Engstrom
of Lake Minnetonka.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ostlund will
make their home at 3439 XJarfield av
enue.
Fracas at St. Joe.
A Thanksgiving spree at St. Joseph
ended last evening in a stabbing af
fray in wThich a laborer who is work
ing on the new building (Axel Nord
strom), was cut by a man giving his
name of Tony Steppe, also a laborer.
The facts in the case are but meagre
at the present time. It is claimed
that the man who was stabbed had
been tormenting Steppe, Avho becom
ing enraged,-used a knife against his
tormentor. The man was not ser
iously injured and is up this morning.
Steppe is confined in the county jail.
"The man, whom I knew by sight,"
said Steppe, "kept after me to buy
him a drink. He was drunk then and
of course I refused. He kept pester
ing me and one thing led to another.
Finally he came at me and got me
down on the floor. It was then that I
pulled out a knife and punched at
him. I did not mean to hurt him but
I wanted him to get off me."—St.
Cloud Journal-Press.
Special Meetings.
Special meetings are being held
this week at the Lutheran Free
church. Revs. O. H. Sletten of Min
neapolis J. S. Strand of Benson E.
0. Larson of Eagle Lake E. M.
Hanson, New London, and the local
pastor, Rev. M. B. Michaelson, are
taking part in the meetings. The cold
weather has interfered with the at
tendance, it not being as large as
expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hawkinson of
Spring Brook, N. D., left today for
Grove City and from there they sro
to Cambridge to visit. While in this
city Mr. and Mrs. Hawkinson have
been guests at Mrs. Anna Nyquist's
home. The Hawkinson family are
well known in this vicinity. Six years
ago they resided only a few miles
west of Willmar.
Roya
BaUngFMe
AbsolutefrPnre
And Brakeman Lansing Infnrei
In Bad Wreck in Midway
Yards at St. Pant.
Albert E. Patnode, for many years
a freight conductor running between
Willmar and St. Paul was burned to
death, and Carol Lansing, a well
known brakeman at Willmar, was in
jured in a wreck in the midway
yards at St. Paul last night.
The Minneapolis Tribune gives the
following report of the terrible
event: .„•%.
Albert E. Patnode, freighf conduc
tor on the Great Northern7 railroad,
was burned' to death in his Caboose
at Lexington avenue, when it was
struck from the rear by the engine
of an incoming freight and demol
ished. Patnode was caught in the
debris which took fire from the stove.
The body was recovered an hour lat
er, but it had been burned beyond
recognition.
Patnode lived at 6d2 Blair street,
St. Paul. His young wife and a ba
survive him.
Carol Lansing, Willmar, Minn.,
brakeman on the freight, who wastheir'
with Patnode in the caboose, was
thrown through a huge opening which
was split in the side of the car and
landed on his feet, only slightly
injured. The engine crews of both
locomotives jumped and were unhurt.
Patnode's train consisted only of
the caboose and the engine. He was
at a 'standstill when struck by the
incoming extra freight, the conduc
tor of which evidently had not been
notified of a blockade that was caus
ed by another wreck,in the St. Paul
yards earlier in the evening. It is
said that both the conductor and his
brakeman were warned at the last
minute by the roar of the approach
ing train and ran to the rear plat
form, but had no time to junw.
They fled back into the caboose
and were caught as in a trap when
the crash came.
As a result of the wreck the Third
street railroad yards were blockadHee^S requires
ed most of the night. Both engines
were badly damaged and cars be
hind each scattered over the tracks
Seriously III.
Word has been received by the
relatives of the serious illness of
little Mary Larson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Larson of this city,
who was suddenly taken ill with an
attack of bronchial pneumonia and
also inflammation of the tissue of
the heart. Mrs. Larson with her lit
tle daughter, has been visiting rela
tives in Minneapolis since Thanks
giving. Mr. Larson left at once for
the cities.
Friday, the 13th.
The Bethany society of the Luth
eran Free church will have a sale on
fancy articles and home-made can
dies next Friday evening, Dec. 13,
commencing at 7:30 A program will
be rendered and sandwiches, cake
and coffee will be served for 10c.
Everybody welcome.
A Trinket Social.
A program and a trinket social
will be held at the school house in
Dist. 69, Saturday evening. Dec. 14.
Everybody welcome.
The Woman Makes (he Hone
She makes it best who, looking after the
culinary department, turns her back resolute
ly upon unhealthful, or even suspicious, food
accessories. She is economical she knows
that true economy does not consist in the use
of inferior meat, flour, or baking powder. She
is an earnest advocate of home made, home
baked food, and has proved the truth of the
statements of the experts that the best cook
ing in the world today is done with Royal
Baking Powder,
SELMA J. HENJUM,
—Adv. Teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Campbell are
the proud parents of a little son, born
to them Sunday, Dec. &.
Apropos of the display of Swed
ish industrial art, shown at the Chi
cago Art Institute, The Craftsman
calls attention to the fact that the
crusade for handicrafts has been
successful in Sweden as in no other
land. Incidentally, it has added
millions of dollars annually to the
economic prosperity of the nation.
Into one formerly poverty-stricken
farming village the revival of home
made basketry is bringing $30,000 a
year in another, laceniating .adds
an equal amount in a third parish,
the old men, too old for toil in the
fields, earn $20,000 a year by carv
ing furniture.
Home crafts have saved many a
farm from desolation and made a
possible for the peasant population,
in the face of industrial competition,
to remain in possession of their an
cestral estates. Emigration to Am
erica has materially abated, and.
many emigrants are returning to
their old homes. Far from infring
ing upon machine industries, arts
and crafts have, on the other hand,
compelled the faetorv to produce
more beautiful and durable objects.
But more important than exter
nal economic prosperity is the exu
berance of life and health which
beautiful toil brings to the
workmen in Sweden. If you doubt
it, go into the north to Dalecarlia
visit the parish of Mockfjard in
summer and see a group of glad-ey
ed women gathered under the birch
trees about a table decked with pil
lows and bobbins and piles of deli
cate lace. Their clothing—kerchief
and bodice and apron—embroidered
with a gray flower pattern, is in
keeping with the perpetual spring
time of their moods. Or stop by the
roadside in Vermland and watch a
gay family party, grandmother and
grandchildren, breaking and. scutch
ing flax amid story-telling and fun
and frolic. If you are playful yon
will receive a baptism of soft white
chaff showered on you by nimble
hands.
Another evidence of the return of
youth to the nation is the revival of
national dress. One Swedish prin
^aSant^ costume of
all her ladies-in-waiting at her sum
mer court. The Artist Zorn, when
at home, goes about in blue knicker
bockers and white leather apron that
are traditional to the men of Mora.
It is not merely a fad for the few.
There are villages in Dalecarlia
where, on the Sabbath, every man,
woman and child goes to church in
a costume into which mother or wife
has woven her own intimate expres
sion of the beautiful, and which
symbolizes for the wearer the joy of
worship.—Minneapolis Journal.
The Swedish Society.
The Swedish Society held its an
nual election of officers last Mon
day evening at Carlson's hall. The
following are those elected:
August O. Forsberg, President.
Chas. Johnson, Vice President.
Lewis Johnson, Secretary.
N. S. Swenson, Treasurer.
C. W. Lonn, Usher.
Erick Ohsberg and Alf. Bergeson,
Stewards.
Andrew Bjorsell, trustee for three
years.
It was decided not to give the us
ual social at the close of the month,
as the regular night will come at
Christmastide, when so many festiv
ities are the order of the day. In
stead it is likely that a banquet will
be arranged for early in January.
This will be decided at a business
meeting to be held Dec. 23.
Last Monday's meeting also ap
pointed a committee to investigate
the matter of printing of a catalog
of the Swedish books at the Willmar
Public Library, also of the Oscar
Library which the society will take
charge of.
One new feature of the meetings
of the society is a question box,
which has led to" several animated
discussions of interest to those pres
ent.
The society has had a substantial
increase of membership this fall, but
more members are desired and will
be warmly welcomed. To anyone
who wishes to brush up on the glor
ious language of the heroic north,
these meetings give a golden oppor
tunity.
Card of Thanks.
We sincerely thank- our friends
and neighbors for their kind and
beautiful ooral offerings given to us
during the bereavement of our dear
wife, daughter and sister.
Mr. Ernest Nelson,
Mr. Peter Olson,
Mrs. Peter Olson and
Children.
Chicken Pie Supper. "'.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
First M. E. church will hold their an
nual chicken pie supper and apron
sale, in Carlson's. haH, Saturday eve--
ning, Dec. 21. Everybody invited.
William Benson of Murdoch spent
Sunday at the A. P. Brandt
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