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went to Cloud
George Jolinson was an Olivia call
er on Wednesday.
Miss Mabelle Nelson spent Sunday
at her home in Whitefield.
George Brogren went to New
London Monday, for a visit with rela
Arthur Nelson of Fahlun spent
!Ne\v \ears with the Peter Lofgreu
Mrs. II. 0. Lee of Sisseton, S. D.,
is expected at her parental home,
Miss Ida Johnson is visiting at the
home of her broth r, Oscar Johnson
and family in "Whitefield.
Mr. P. C. Morrell and bride of
Maukato, are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morrell.
S. Lee of the firm of Nelson
Music Co., spent Monday in DeGraff
transacting business matters.
Miss Augusta Johnson returned
yesterday to St. Peter, where she is
a senior at the G. A. C. College.
Miss Geneva Layden of Browns
Valley arrived in this city Friday to
be the guest of Miss Myrtle Miller.
Miss Lena Alsted, who is attend
ing the Willmar Seminary, spent her
vacation at her home in Milan, Minn.
J. B. Star of this city, purchased
from the Nelson Music Co., the first
of the week a fine Wellington piano.
Misses Ella Lorentzen and Bertha
Thorpe returned to Minneapolis last
Monday to resume their work at the
Mrs. Fred Lindman and children
arrived yesterday for a visit at the
home of her sister, Mrs. J. F. Mill
Harold Glad returned to Minneap
olis Sunday evening, after a visit
with relatives and friends in this
Mrs. Phil Haley returned home
Friday from a several days' visit
with relatives and friends in the twirv
J. C. Codden of St. Paul is here
this week looking over business mat
ters pertaining to the St. Paul Bar
Miss Christine Botnen returned to
the cities the latter part of the week,
after spending the holidays at her
W. Ansgar Lundquist of Graeeville
came down last Friday for a few
days' visit with friends and relatives
Mrs. Swan Anderson left on the
early Friday morning train for Min
neapolis to attend the funeral of a
A. E. Elf strum, a civil engineer of
Missoula, Mont., visited his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Elfstrum, during
Miss Esther Satherly, who is at
tending the W. S. returned Monday
from her vacation spent at her home
Walter and Arthur Tolo, attending
the W. S. here, returned Monday,
after spending their vacation at their
home in Belgrade.
Miss Sigrid Sjoquist returned to
Minneapolis Saturday, after a pleas
ant vacation, spent with relatives and
friends in this city.
Miss Ida Lorentzen left Thursday
for the cities, where she will spend
a few days before returning to her
school at Wells, Minn.
Miss Edith Bartlett returned to her
home at Atwater Friday, after a cou
ple of days' visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. Nelson.
Mrs. Joseph Broberg and little son
Wilbur, returned home yesterday
from a week's visit with relatives and
friends in Kerkhoven.
Alfred Amundson returned Mon
day from Georgeville where he spent
the holiday vacation. Alfred is at
tending the Seminary here.
Dr. Frank Adams returned to Bill
ings, Mont., Sunday night, after
spending the holidays with his par
ents, Air. and Mrs. A. Adams.
Miss Ethel Govig, who teaches
near Atwater, returned Saturday, to
resume her work, after a pleasant
vacation spent at her home here.
Clarence Cramer of Breckenridge
spent Sunday at his home here. He
expected to return to Willmar today
to enroll at the Willmar Seminary.
Prof. N. B. Swalin returned to
Willmar Thursday, aft a holiday
vacation, spent with relatives and
friends at Dovre and Norway Lake.
Carl Johnson and sister, Miss Jo
sephine Johnson of East Lake Lill
ian, came to Willmar Monday for a
stay at the E. W. Hanson home. Carl
will attend the Seminary. Miss Jp
sephine will study music with Miss
NEW LAKE ROAD
Odell Wants Expression on
Distance Tarift Bill.
The opening of a new road from
the State Hospital along the lake
shore to connect with the street
which is bridged over the railroad
yards was one of several important
topics discussed at the meeting of
the Willmar Commercial Club last
night. A petition had been presented
to the County Board but rejected
for want of jurisdiction, it being en
tirely a township matter.
Dr. Tomlinson addressed the Club
on the subject, showing the advan
tages both to the State Hospital and
to the City if the change were made.
Not only would the proposed road
shorten the distance to the Hospital
but would obviate the necessity of
crossing the railroad tracks at the
grade crossings. This benefit would
come to all who come to Willmar
from the northeast.
D. N. Tallman, chairman of the
good roads committee and A. H.
An invitation was extended to the
body of Norwegian-Americans of the
U. S. known as "Sigdalslaget," to
hold their annual re-union at Will
mar in June, and they were offered
the use of the Assembly Park. The
matter was presented by Judge Gil
bert. The president of the Sigdals
laget has been here and inspected the
park premises and it is probable that
the invitation will be accepted. This
convention will bring at least 500
visitors ram-all parts of the country.
The matter of securing ornamental
light posts for the city was discuss
ed and was referred to the commit
tee on Public Improvements.
Sperry addressed the club on the elson of Atwater, and W. J. Coge
subject, and the club went on rec
ord as favoring the proposition and
appointed as a committee to investi
gate the matter and take necessary
steps towards securing the establish
ment of the road the following: D.
N Tallman, chairman F. G. Handy,
S. E. Stansberry, A. H. Sperry, Dr.
II. A. Tomlinson, Russel Spicer, 0
R. Berkness and J. A. Rowat.
The matter of issuing a Willmar
Calendar for 1914 was discussed and
a special committee consisting of J.his
O. Estrem, chairman Alton Crosby
and V. E. Lawson, was appointed to
work out a plan and present to the
The coming Farmers' Short Course
was spoken for by Prof. G. A. Fost
er. $50 was appropriated to be used
as special Commercial Club prizes
for the corn exhibit. The club also
voted to provide a hall for use of the
Kandiyohi Poultry Association for
their second annual show to be held
during the week of Short Course.
Senator C. W. Odell had asked the
Club for an expression as to the dis
tance tariff law. He voted against
the law in 1911, but is reported as
being undecided what to do this
year, and asks the advice of the club.
The matter was made a special or
der for the February meeting of the
club and a committee composed of
T. 0. Gilbert, chairman V. E. Law
son and B. Y. McNairy was appoint
ed to report on the matter.
Another matter discussed was the
securing of a University week for
Willmar in the early part of June.
Dr. H. A. Tomlinson, Thomas Pha
len and Attorney Charles Johnson
were elected members of the club.
This being the annual meeting,
election of officers took place. All
the present officials were re-elected
E. C. Wellin, president.
G. O. Sand, vice president.
R. W. Stanford, secretary.
C. W. Odell, treasurer.
President Wellin t'Js morning an
nounced the appointment cf the fol
lowing standing committees:
Good Roads Committee—D. N.
Tallman, chairman F. G. Handy, S.
Committee on Public Improve
ments—Dr. John M. Rains, chair
man Peter Bonde, Russell Spicer, C.
C. Selvig, Jos. O. Estrem.
Committee on Prospective Indus
tries—Russell Spicer, chairman 0.
R. Berkness, C. Peterson, S. B.
Qvale, Fred A. Larson.
Membership Committee—C. B.
Carlson, chairman R. W. Stanford,
G. 0 Sand.
Publicity Committee—V. E. Law
son, chairman W. B. Crosby, Jos.
0. Estrem, A. A. Anderson, L. A.
Immigration Committee A. A.
Anderson, chairman Wm. 0 John
ison, S. L. Benton, Lewis Johnson, A.
The Kandiyohi County Fair Ass'n.
recently received a state warrant for
$1,019.55, being a sum equal to 89Thursday
per cent of the cash paid for prem
iums at the 1912 fair. After paying
all obligations this will leave a bal
ance of about $160 in the treasury.
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GILBERT C. HAINES.
The people of Willmar were griev
ed to learn of the death of Mr. G. C.
Haines which occurred last Thurs
day, Jan. 2. He had been ill for some
time with a complication of diseases,
but his death was not generally ex
Gilbert Christopher Haines was
born in Norway Aug. 1, 1844. As a
boy he came to America locating
first in Caiiada. Then he came to
Wisconsin, where he resided for a
time. In 1871 he came to Minnesota
sojourning at Minneapolis. Next he
came to the township of Whitefield
and finally located at Willmar, where
he has made his home for many
years. He has taken an active part
in public life. He served as county
commissioner from 1897 to 1901, and
has held the office of assessor for
many years. He was a faithful
member of the Lutheran Free church,
which he has served as deacon and
in other capacities. In 1871 he was
married to Clara C. Brandt. The
children are Sophie K., Ella S., Wal
ter J., a'nd Agnes S., of Willmar and
Fred B. of Towner, N. D., and Mrs.
W. J. Cogelow of Minneapolis, all of
whom were present at the funeral.
Other relatives are P. C. Brandt,
Morris C. A. Brandt, and L. Brandt,
of Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. II. Mick
low, of Minneapolis
The obsequies were held at Will
mar yesterday from the late resi
dence, Rev. M. B. Michaelson of the
Lutheran Free church and Rev. L.
W. Gade of the Presbyterian church
spoke. A quartette consisting of
Misses Florence Porter and Lillie
Norin, Messrs. Harold Handy and
Geo. H. Otterness sang. The inter
ment took place at the Lutheran Free
cemetery. The following were the
nail bearers: N. Hanson, J. J. John
son, J. L. Johnson, S. S. Glarum, J.
Strand and G. 0. Sand.
The mourning family has thserving
heartfelt sympathy of the community
in their sorrow.
Another pioneer of Willmar town
ship has passed on. Anders John
son died Monday, Jan. 6, at an age
of over 73 years, from cancer of the
stomach, after an illness of eight
The deceased was born near Ran
en, diocese of Tromso, Norway, Sept.
11, 1839. He came to America with
parents in 1869 with whom he lo
cated in Willmar township. He
worked about a few years in differ
ent parts of the state and filed on a
homestead in Renville county. He
was married in 1872 to Miss Ber
tha Olina Birkeland. Soon after his
father became ill, and the son stayed
with his parents. His father died in
April of 1873 and since then Anders
had charge of the home farm, caring
for the mother until her death in
1883. He has since lived on the old
place and passed away where both
his parents died. He is mourned by
the surviving widow and the follow
ing children: Albert J. Johnson, who
lives at the old home C. M. John
son, and Mrs. M. G. Vikse, who lives
in Willmar City Mrs. 0. J. Tvete of
Dovre township and Misses Annie
and Doria, who live at the old home.
Besides he has a brother, Johannes
Nelson,-living at Bellingham, Wash.,
and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothea Ul
rikson, of Winfield, Renville county,
and Mrs. John Olson of Seattle,
Wash., all of whom have the sym
pathy of a large circle of friends.
The deceased was a member of the
Lutheran Free church congregation,
which he has served for many years
as deacon, to Avithin a year of his
death, taking great interest in the
spiritual welfare of the church. At
the funeral which will occur next
Saturday from the late residence,
Rev. M. B. Michaelson will officiate
and the earthly remains of this
Christian gentleman will be laid
away in the Free church cemetery.
The deacons of the church, Messrs.
H. Rude, Nels Pederson, 0. N. Elge
ross, Syvert Johnson, Elef Birkeland
and Isaac Bossebo will officiate as
Bethel Church Social.
The ladies of the Swedish Luther
an church will give their monthly
social in the church basement next
afternoon, Jan. 16. Re
freshments will be served by Mes
dames G. Peterson, John Wahlstrand,
Andrew Nordstrom and S. W. Lar
son. All are invited.
Move to Hinckley by May I.
Eleven Years' Service at
Willmar and Mamre.
The church council of the Swed
ish Luth. Bethel church was greatly
surprised at its meeting last Friday
night to receive the resignation of
Rev. Gust Peterson of which not an
inkling had been heard before. The
resignation was submitted to the
congregation at its annual meeting
last night and accepted with many
regrets by the members of the
Rev. Peterson has served the Will
mar and Mamrelund congregations
for eleven years, with much success.
He came from Rush City in spring of
REV. GUSTAF PETERSON.
1902, and from the start won the
esteem and confidence of his parish
ioners to an unusual degree. Recent
ly he received a call from a former
pastorate at Hinckley, where he was
at the time of the great fire,
and his action in resigning this pas
torate will be received with rejoicing
there for it means that he will ac
cept their call. Rev. Peterson will
move May 1, which gives the local
congregation four months in which
to secure a successor. The matter:
will be discussed at a meeting to be
held next Tuesday evening.
Rev. Peterson gives as the reason
for the change that he feels the time
has come when the church at Will
mar must introduce English work and
preaching in part in order to proper
ly care for the young people and
suggests that a man thoroughly com
petent in both Swedish and English
be called as his successor.
Annual Church Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Swed
ish Luth. Bethel church was held last
night. Reports show that church
finances are in good shape. The
Ladies' society and Y. S. both
have good balances in their funds.
There are no debts. The membership
is steadily increasing. The follow
ing officers were elected:
Isaac Johnson, deacon 3 years.
Samuel Nelson, Supt. of S. S.
Erick Ohsberg, Ass't. Supt. of S.
Chas. Wallin, trustee, 3 years.
V. E. Lawson, trustee, 3 years.
Samuel Nelson, secretary and or
August Johnson, janitor.
John Sandin, assistant janitor.
Chas. V. Johnson and Victor Frid
Delegate to Dist. Meeting, 0 A.
Norman alternate, S. J. Hallquist.
Delegate to conference, C. B. Carl
son alternate, S. B. Carlson.
Auditing committee—Lewis John
son and A. II. Brown.
A committee was appointed con
sisting of 0. A. Norman, A. P. Ber
geson and Chas. Wallin to prepare
plans and estimates for improving
the parsonage to report to a special
meeting of the congregation. I is
proposed to move back the building
farther on the lot, build a complete
basement, install a heating plant and
otherwise modernize the building.
The committee appointed last year
to attempt to secure co-operation of
other Swedish churches of the city
to establish anew cemetery reported
but little progress. The committee
was continued and instructed to pro
ceed to organize a cemetery associa
The last subject to be considered
was the resignation of Rev. Peterson.
With many regrets from all present
this resignation was accepted, after
it was learned from the pastor that
his mind was fully made up. The
question of a successor was taken
up and after some discussion the
meeting stood adjourned until next
Tuesday evening, when that matter
will again be discussed and action
William O. Johnson and Albert
Boersma took their seats on the
County Board at the January session
Dr. E. H. Frost assisted in an op
eration upon Dr. J. W. Robertson at
Litchfield last Monday for acute ap
SWEDISH M. B.
Meetings are being held every eve
ning this week with the exception of
Saturday. We urge all members to
Thursday afternoon the Ladiesf
Aid meets at the church. Mrs. C.A.
Green and Mrs. A. P. Hultberg will
Saturday evening the King's Mes
sengers will have their meeting at the
home d£ Reuben and Willie Ekander.
Sunday meetings as usual. A young
ladies' flags'.will be started Sunday
morning and we hope many of our
young ladies will come out.
Don^ti forget to attend the young
men's class.. All are welcome.
Morning worship and sermon at
Rev. ijW. H. Kearns, D. D., Field
Secretary for the northwest district,
will be ^present and preach morning
and evening. Let every member of
the church possible be present.
Sabbath school at 12 m.
A joint meeting of the elders and
trustees will be held in thi church
at 3:00 p. m. This meeting will be
in the nature of a conference with
Y. S C.'E. service at 6:45 p. m.
Evening preaching service at 7:30
The Woman's Missionary society
will me^t on Thursday of this week
Jan. 9, at 3:00 p. m., with Mrs. J. D.
Mid-^eek prayer service Wednes
day evening at 7:30.
All a^e most cordially invited to
the services of this church.
NORWEGIAN LUTH. SYNOD
Next iSJunday services in Norweg
ian at 10:30 a. m., Sunday school at
12:15 p£=m., English evening services
The annual meeting of the Vinje
congregation will be held next Mon
day at 10 -a. m.
The jfunday school teachers will
meet wi|h Miss Leonora Boyd next
The-Ms^ionary society meets with
Mrs! a a
a :_-i .' -\.
Mid-week services Thursday eve
Regular services next Sunday at
10:30 a. m., and 7:45 p. m.
Bethany Young People's society
meets Wednesday evening, Jan. 15.
Martha Larson and Anna Abraham
son will serve refreshments.
Ladies' Society north of the city
will meet Thursday afternoon, Jan.
16, at O. R. Sletten's.
The annual meeting of the congre
gation will be held Tuesday after
noon, Jan. 14, at 1 p. m.
Everybody is invited to the great
meeting at the Salvation Army Hall
Wednesday night, Jan. 8 at 8 p. m.
Colonel Nelson of Chicago will con
duct the meeting.
Come! Come! Come!!
SWEDISH LUTH. BETHEL.
Services next Sunday at 10:30 a.
Prayer meeting next Thursday
evening at 3:00 p. m.
Services in Pennock next Sunday
afternoon at 3:00 p. m.
At high noon last Thursday occur
red a quiet wedding at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hoglund, when
Miss Katie Broten became the bride
of Mr. Alfred Erickson. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. A.
Ostling. Lohengrin's "Bridal Chor
us" was played by Mrs. A. J. Ost
ling. The bridal couple was attend
ed by Miss.Alice C. Hoglund, a cous
in of the groom and Mr. Emanuel
Ericson, a brother of the groom.
Both the bride and bridesmaid wore
white. The bride carried a bouquet
of'bride's roses. Afjer the ceremony
Rev. A. J. Ostling sang a vocal solo.
A wedding dinner was then served.
The bride is well known in this
eity. The groom has also resided
here for a number of years until
last September when he went to Bar
ber, Mont., for which place the young
couple left on the noon train, where
they will make their future home.
Attends Funeral at Thief River Falls
Gudmund Karwand returned yes
terday from Thief River Falls where
he was in attendance at the funeral
of his oldest sister, Mrs. Guri Quande
who died there Monday, Dec. 30th.
The burial took place Friday. Mrs.
Quande was also a sister of Mrs. S.
,S. Glarum of this city, who was pre
vented from attending the funeral by
Mr. Karwand was accompanied by
Mr. Oscar Larson, son-in-law of the
deceased, from Madison, Minn.
Miss Esther Lawson, of the Will
mar Tribune force, underwent a ser
ious operation at Sunnyside Hospital
at New London yesterday. She stood
the ordeal well and is expected to reT
Farm Boy's Short Course.
Prof. Baird, New London.
P. E. Sturgess, Litchfield.
A. Y. Ovhort, Benson.
C. L. McNelly, Willmar.
Big Shor Cours
Instructors—Farmers' Short Course.
Prof. 0 M. Olson—Corn and live
Judging dairy cattle.
Curing clover and alfalfa hay.
Meeting of the County Live Stock
Wednesday, Jan. 22—Dairy Day.
Judging dairy cows.
Judging dairy bulls.
Feeding for milk production.
Organization of cow-testing asso
Handling barnyard manure.
Thursday, Jan. 23—Hog and Live
Monday, Jan. 20.
Poultry for the farm boy.
Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Planting and cultivating corn.
Study of varieties of corn.
Judging dairy cows.
Wednesday, Jan. 22.'
Study of varieties of poultry.
Making a hot-bed on the farm.
The boy's work.
Thursday, Jan. 23.
Use of manures and fertilizers.
Handling an incubator.
That the Willmar Anti-Tuberculo
sis society confine its efforts to re
lieving cases at home and furnishing
incidental assistance rather than at
tempting with its slender resources
to send people to sanatoriums was
the decision mads, at the annual
meeting held at the Commercial Club
rooms last Tuesday afternoon. I
was felt that as the county is now
relieved of caring for the poor it
might appropriate necessary assist
ance to send needy patients to the
sanatorium. A committee from the
society will urge this upon the coun
ty board at this session.
The election of officers for the so
ciety resulted as follows:
President, Mrs. H. C. Hansen.
Vice presidents, one from each
1st, Mrs. Andrew Larson.
2nd, Mrs. James Sanderson.
3rd, Mrs. F. L. Smith.
4th, Mrs. P. E. Parson.
TO BE HELD AT WILLMAR JAN. 20-25.
Prof. R. M. Washburn—Dairying.
Mr. N. E. Chapman—Poultry.
Mr. Chas. Hale—Hog work.
Dr. Boyd—Animal diseases.
Monday, Jan. 20—Corn Day.
Seed corn selection.
Increasing the yield of corn.
Feeding corn in the ration.
Meeting of Corn Growers' Asso
Awarding of prizes acre yield
Tuesday, Jan. 21—Corn and
Judging Hogs—Breeding classes.
Feeding the breeding stock.
Pastures for hogs.
Bovine tuberculosis demonstration.
Hog cholera prevention and treat
ment. -. ..-'*
Friday, Jan. 24—Judging Fat Hogs.
"r Rotation of- '&pp&+^.^^2^&:i%M>\.
Diseases of cattle.
Plans for the county fair.
Secretary, Miss Olive Crosby.
Treasurer, Mrs. Sophia L. Rice.
The current bills were audited and
the cases needing assistance discuss
ed. The treasurer submitted the fol
Cash balance as per report
Refunded by state Sec 2.75
Sale of Christmas seals 110.26
Donation from the Elks lodge 25.00
Total receipts $419.11
Mrs. Sather, nurse $ 13.50
Mrs. Peterson, stationery... LO
The boy and his relation to the
Friday, Jan. 24.
The value of seed selection.
Rotation of crops.
Feeding hens for eggs.
Making rope halters.
The farm garden.
The farm and his father.
Poultry and Horticulture Course.
N. E. Chapman, Poultry.
F. H. Gibbs, Horticulture.
General care of the orchard.
Planning the farm garden.
Poultry as a business.
Making the hotbed.
Need of better poultry on
Practice work—grafting apples.
Selecting the laying hens.
Planting the orchard.
Potatoes—varieties and selection.
^^The! poultry^house^ .-
Mrs. Margaret B. Baker and Miss
Hough will conduct the Home Econ
omise course for women.
THE EVENING LECTURES.
Each evening a lecture will be giv
en. This will be one of the strong
est features of the Short Course.
The speakers already secured are:
Pres. Kerfoot, of Hamline Univer
Prin. D. D. Mayne, State Agri.
Dr. Merica, of Redwing Training
The subjects and the names of the
other speakers will be announced
A CORN SHOW.
A Corn Show will be held in con
nection with the Short Course in
which $75 in cash will be paid in
prizes for best single ears, best 10
ear lots and best bushel lots. The
details regarding this corn show will
be published next week, but this ad
vance notice is given so that all will
have ample time to select their dis
plays of corn.
For clothing, Oscar Bramwold 8.00
State sanatorium O. 8.00
Paid for prizes 3.00
C. Easton, State Sec. R. C.
Balance on hand $335.61
The society has disbursed $461.04
during the past year.
Resolutions were adopted thank
ing the Elks lodge for their donation
and the Commercial Club for use of
Institutes Very Successful.
The one day farmers' institutes in
the county last week were very suc
cessful. J. J. Springer talked about
the "Dairy Herd and Silos." J. A.Medford,
McCullough spoke at Raymond on
Dairying. At Kandiyohi P. A. Miller
of the Morris school assisted. Prof.
Foster spoke on "Possibilities in
Kandiyohi county" at each place. C.
L. McNelly's topic was "More Hogs
—How? Why?" The attendance at
Pennock was 115 farmers at Kandi
yohi, 150 and at Raymond, 105. All
seemed well pleased with these meet
Married at Litchfield.
A marriage of interest to.Willmar
people is that of Miss Olive-Weeks
to Mr. William Carlson, both of
Litchfield, which occurred at the
bride's home Friday evening, Jan 3.
Mr. Carlson is a nephew of S. E.
Magnuson of this city. £kth con
tracting parties have visited here oc
nouncement of the arrival of a 9
pound son at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Erick Elkjer of Fosston, Minn.
Ingebret Johnson of East Lake
Lillian, was in Willmar Monday and
purchased from the Nelson Music
Co., a Kingsbury piano. It's a beauty.
Prof. Albert Hegstrom, wife and
two children returned to Maynard
Saturday, after spending the holi
days at the former's parental home
Prof. Wallace Martin, wife and in
fant son returned to Minneapolis
Thursday, after spending their va
cation at his parental home, J. H.
Mrs. B. J. Branton and three chil
dren returned home Saturday, after
a visit with her parents, Judge and
Mrs. Brown in Minneapolis for sev
Misses Mabel Odell and Marie
Botnen have returned to Pennock, at
which place they are teaching, after
a pleasant vacation at their parental
Miss Agnes Taylor of Adrian, on
her way to Bellingham, Wash., to re
sume her teaching, spent Sunday in
this city at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Clark west of town.
Rudolph Larson returned to his
home at Willmar Monday from
Graeeville, accompanied by Carl
Lundquist, who will visit at the E.
W. Hanson home in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Sivert Botnen re
turned to their home at Charleson,
N. D., Monday, after a pleasant va
Ciu.^n spent at the home of the for
mer's mother, Mrs. M. Botnen.
Misses Lillian and Alice Solem, ac
companied by their two little neph
ews, Russel and Wyman, returned to
their home at Benson, Monday, after
a visit at the G. O. Sand home.
Hugh Batterbery and nephew, Geo.
Johnson of New London, visited at
the R. E. McCabe home. Mr. John
son returned home Saturday. Mr.
Battebarry remained over Sunday.
of the week at the J. Sjoquist home.
Mr. Garwell was on his return home
from a visit with relatives at Dwight,
Miss Elsie Hess, who teaches in
the public schools of this city, re
turned last Sunday night from her
home in Winona, Minn., where she
has enjoyed a delightful visit during
Agent J. D. Parnell will leave Fri
day morning to attend a family re
union at Sidney, Ohio, where his
mother, aged 80, resides. The four
sons have arranged to visit their
childhood home at the same time.
Fred B. Haines, editor and pub
lisher of the Towner (N. D.) News
Tribune, was called to his parental
home recently by the fatal illness of
his father, G. C. Haines. Editor
Haines returns to his North Dakota
The Ladies' Aid society of the Sw.
M. E. church meets at the church to
morrow (Thursday) afternoon. Re
freshments will be served by the
Mesdames C. A. Green and A.
Holtberg. Everyone cordially invit
Harry Nelson, at 902 Campbell
avenue, entertained the "North Star
Bible Class" of the Swedish M. E.
church last Friday evening. Games
and the serving of refreshments oc
cupied the evening hours very pleas
Miss Olga Knutson delightfully en
tertained at her home on Olof avenue
Sunday afternoon. The afternoon
hours were spent socially. At 5:30
p. m., a delicious three course lunch
eon was served. Covers were laid for
Announcements issued by Rev. D.
N. Booth of Los Angeles, Calif., have
been received by Willmar friends,
which announce the marriage of his
daughter, Miss Margaret Louise to
Mr. John Clarkson Mann, on Jan. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Mann will reside at
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Knutson re
turned Friday from Faribault where
they have been spending a week with
their little daughter Pearl, who is at
tending the School for the Deaf and
Dumb. They were pleased with their
visit there and have commendable
things to say of this state institu
tion and its methods of instruction.
On Wednesday evening, Jan. 1st,
Mrs S. B. Chapin, at 703 Trott ave
nue was hostess at a shower given in
honor of Miss Katie Broten, whose
marriage to Mr. Alfred Erickson of
Barber, Mont., occurred the follow
in day. In the dining room where
an elaborate* luncheon was served,
the decorations were in Christmas
favors. In the center of the table
was placed a large doll arrayed as a