Doc. Omsby was a Sioux City vis-4
Mrs. J. S. Day of Raymond was a
Wilhnar visitor yesterday.
H. C. Miller spent Sunday a guest
of friends in Sioux City, la.
James Sanderson of Kandiyohi
spent Sunday with his family here.
Mrs. J. W. Frye left last week for
a visit with relatnes at Fargo, N.
Mrs. George Coppersmith left the
first of the week for a visit in Min
Mesdnmes J. C. Goff and J. G.
Jorstad were Minneapolis \isitors
Miss Barbara Williams will leave
Thursday for the Twin Cities for a
Miss Selphia Larson returned
home Tuesday from an over Sundav
Msit in Litchfield.
Mibs Gertrude Thompson of New
London came to Willmar Monday for
a \isit in Eagle Lake.
Miss Ethel Nolland returned to
Kerkhoven yesterday from a visit
with Willmar friends.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bjornberg
will leave Friday for a weeks' visit
with relatives in Atwater.
Mrs. C. W. Odell returned last
evening from a week's visit with
relatives and filends in Milnor, N.
Miss Anna Tallakson left yester
day for St. Paul to resume her work
as trimmer at the wholesale millin
Arthur Walstad returns tonight to
Forman, N. D., after having been vis
iting for some time with relatives
and friends here.
Miss Sophia Nelson of Litchfield,
on her way to Browns Valley was a
guest of Miss Abby Edgren between
trains on Saturday.
Ed. Healy, who had the plumbing
contract at the State Hospital has
finished and left for his home at
Minneapolis last week.
B. Y. McNairy left Sunday for the
twin cities. Mrs. McNairy and chil
dren have been visiting relatives
there for several weeks.
Miss Mary Huser returned to her
home at Oghvie, Minn., yesterday,
after a several weeks' visit with
friends and relatives in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Tallman and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Larson expect to
leave Feb. 6 for a couple of months'
pleasuie tup to the state of Cali
Postmaster and Mrs. Alton Crosby
entertained a large company of rela
tives Sunday in honor of Editor and
Mrs. W. B. Crosby and little daugh
John E. O'Brien, a dispatcher at
the G. N. offices, was transferred to
New Rockford, N. D., to which place
he went last week to assume the du
ties of chief dispatcher.
Mis. 0. A. Ferring left yesterday
for her home in St. Paul, after a sev
eral weeks' visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Lars Mohne and sister,
Mrs. Wm. E. Holmberg.
J. H. Olsen and daughter Vivian
returned Sunday from St. Paul,
where they had attended the funeral
of a twin daughter of a brother to
Mr. Olsen, a charming young lady of
Mr. Emil Youngdahl of the Minne
sota Anti-Saloon League was in the
city yesterday. He will be back again
soon to continue his work of getting
into touch with sympathizers of the
cause he represents.
Mrs. Patrick Normile returned to
her home at Kandiyohi yesterday,
after a several days' stay in this
city with her son John, who was suc
cessfully operated upon for appendi
citis at the Willmar hospital last
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Robbins and
little son Everett, on their return
from a visit in Browns Valley to their
home at Marshall, arrived in Will
mar yesterday for a couple of days'
visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. T. Johnson.
Mrs. M. Bixler of the state of In
diana is spending the winter at the
home of her son, A. J. Bixler. A
brother of Mrs. Bixler, John Amos,
who has not seen his sister for 48
years, arrived in Willmar yesterday
from Grey Eagle, Minn., for a visit.
0. S. Rasmusson returned this
afternoon from Moorhead, where his
daughter, Miss Hilda, underwent an
operation for appendicitis at the
Moorhead hospital last Monday. He
left his daughter doing well under
the circumstances. Miss Rasmusson
was teaching near Litchville, N. D.,
when taken with the attack. She
will come home as soon as she can
leave the hospital.
IS NOW ONP.
Enthusiastic Fowls on Exhibition
on FifthSt., Until Saturday—
The Second Annual Poultry Show
of the Kandiyohi County Association
is now on in the Jorgenson building
on Fifth street, and a visit to the
same is well worth while to anyone.
There are one hundred and sixty
three birds on exhibition in sixty
seven different compartments. This
is a larger number than shown at
last year's show. Theie are some
very choice birds shown, and every
specimens has been carefully scored
by H. H. Benjamin, a well-known
professional judge whose services
are in demand from all parts of the
country. The coops are nicely dec
orated with the bright colored rib
bons awarded to the winning fowls.
The following is a list of the vari
eties represented and the names of
Barred Plymouth Rocks—T. J.
Lawson, New London W. Warner,
Spicer and A. 0. Litterud, Cokato.
White Plymouth Rocks—W. J.
Single Comb Buff Orpingtons—Z.
V. Johnston, Atwater C. Eastman,
Svea N. B. Carlson, city and W.
B. Wiley, St. Cloud.
Single Comb Black Orpingtons—
0. A. Quam, New London.
Single Comb White Orpingtons—
Henry Hanson, city.
Single Comb Black Minorcas—
Henry Howell, city.
Rose Comb White Leghorns—I. J.
S. C. White Leghorns—E. Somer
Rose Comb Brown Leghorns—0.
A. Quam, New London.
Rose Comb Buff Leghorns.—N.
R. C. Black Bantams—Z. V. John
Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds—
S. Osmundson, city M. 0. Flesland,
Single .Comb Rhode Island Reds—
C. L. McNelly, city.
Rose Comb White Wyandottes—
W. J. Warner, Spicer W. M. Chase,
Golden Wyandottes—Lo'e Bros.,
Columbian Wyandottes Wm.
Black Spanish—0. 0. Bakken,
Houdans William Thompson,
Blue Andelusians—Mrs. F. Heald,
There are also several fine speci
mens of Bronze turkeys.
M. 0. Flesland of New London is
superintendent of the exhibit. Siv
ert Osmundson, the secretary of the
Association, is spending most of his
time at the show, and Mr. Melntire,
the president, is there as much time
as his other duties will permit. Other
exhibitors are there much of the time
and there is the best of opportunity
for anyone to learn the pomts of ex
cellence of the various varieties and
gam practical knowledge of the poul
try business. The show will be on
until Saturday. Many of the birds
will be shipped Saturday noon, so
that if you wish to see the show
complete be sure to attend not later
than Friday night or Saturday morn
ing. The show is free to members
of the short course. Others are re
quired to pay a small entrance fee
to help pay the expenses of the ex
A Ministerial Association.
A ministerial association has been
formed among the pastors of the
city, which may be extended to in
clude clergymen of the county gen
erally. The officers are Rev. C. E.
Oberg, president Rev. L. W. Gade,
vice president and Rev. A. J. Ost
ling, secretary and treasurer. The
aim is the fellowship of the churches
and the general good of the commun
ity. There were several committees
appointed. The association will meet
on the first Monday of each month.
Junior Class Day.
The Junior class exercises of the
Willmar high school take place Fri
day evening, Jan. 31, at the high
school auditorium. The following
program will be rendered:
1. Song in Costume.
2. His Old Sweethearts.
3. An Exhibition of Shadow Fight
4. A Co-Ed's Dilemma.
5. A Humpty-Dumpty Chorus.
6. A Nameless Tragedy.
Admission 25 cents. 2w
Free Lutheran Y. P. S.
The Y. P. S. will meet at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thorson, Sat
urday evening, Jan. 25th. A pro
gram will be rendered. Everybody
BILL OPPOSES FROG CATCHING
H. Frye Introduces Measures
Saying They Are Needed to
Whether a croaking frog or a
grasshopper is the least desired by
the people of Minnesota, is a ques
tion to be decided by the lower house
of the legislature.
P. H. Frye yesterday introduced a
bill forbidding catching and selling
frogs in this state and their use, ex
cepting for fish bait purposes. In
his resolution he says the grasshop
per has long been a menace to the
farmer, and that the state has spent
thousands of dollars in its efforts to
destroy it. He adds that frogs are
the only agent for destroying the
grasshopper, and that because of the
sale of frogs for eating purposes,
they are rapidly becoming extinct in
Minnesota. He wants the legislature
to prohibit the catching of frogs that
they may assist in the extermination
of the grasshopper.
Now the legislators have to decide
whether they are willing to forego
the palatable dish of frog legs, sim
ply because it is held that frogs de
stroy grasshoppers. A fight on the
bill is expected to be made.—Minne
Willmar High School.
The state examination in Higher
Algebra was given Monday morning
at nine o'elock, and the one in Am
erican History Tuesday morning at
the same hour. Solid Geometry and
Civics will be the new subjects to
take their place.
Blanche MacNees was absent last
week of school.
The Glee Club are practicing for
the institute evenings after school of
this week. The high school chorus
and glee club will sing evenings at
the court house during the Short
The American History students
were excused from school after their
examination Tuesday. Some of these
students were allowed to attend the
Cooking department Tuesday after
New books have been ordered for
the German II. class. They have re
cently finished the translations of
The game Saturday night between
the Wilhnar and Granite Falls high
school teams ended in a score of 32
to 10 in favor of Willmar. There
was a lot of scrapping in the deal
The Seniors are all asked to have
their graduation pictures taken be
fore Jan. 31st. This is on account
of the senior annual which will be
published in a short time.
All offerings for the annual are to
be in before February 15th.
Everybody is welcome to the mu
sical to be given in Dist. 83, Friday,
Jan. 31, 1913. The following pro
gram will be given:
Song, "Welcome" By the School
Song, "Apples to Pick".. 1st Graders
Music Columbia Orchestra
Music Emma Johnson
Rec, "My First Smoke"
Song, "February" Three Girls
Song, "January" By School
Music Columbia Orchestra
Song, "Be a Bael" 1st Graders
"A Medley of National Airs"
Music Lillian Erickson
Music Frances Hed
"The News of the Past Two
Weeks Review by Alma Anderson
"Dedication of Dist 83". .Paul Hed
Music Columbia Orchestra
After the program, there will be
sale of clothes-pin dolls, which the
ladies are requested to bring. In
turn the boys please bring some
"Check and Chink." Lunch is to be
served by the ladies of the district.
The program begins at 7:30.
Attempt to Ditch Train.
Passenger train No. 31, which left
Willmar 2 p. m. Monday for Sioux
Falls, miraculously escaped a ter
rible wreck. When the train reached
a point a mile and half from Holland
it run into a large bridge timber
which had been placed across the
track, on an embankment of about
20 to 22 feet. Some evil-minded
person had evidently tried to ditch
the train. No damage was done ex
cept to the pilot of the engine. The
tram was running at full speed at
the time with Engineer Al Palm at
the throttle and H. P. Larson, fire
man. The passengers ^n board be
came alarmed, but were soon reas
sured that there was no danger.
Special agents of the Great North
ern are working on the case to ap
prehend the evil doers.
Licensed to Wed.
Jan. 16—Charles Jake to Alice
Jan. 20—Ludwig J. Wikre to 01
ga D. Johnson.
Jan. 21—Frank Sandell to Beda
The Farmer's Short Course is in
successful session at Willmar this
week with a fairly good attendance.
On Monday, the opening day, the
weather was very cold which no
doubt put a damper on the first day's
attendance, but the enrollment has
been picking up for each day with an
total today of over one hundred fifty
in the regular farmer's courses.
The poultry and horticulture short
course, which was to have been held
in the industrial building, is not being
held separate from the regular far
mer's course, as was the intention,
but instead these subjects are being
sandwiched into the program at the
regular sessions in the court house.
The instructors in this department
are N. E. Chapman, the well known
chicken man F. H. Gibbs and our lo
cal horticulturist, C. C. Selvig, and
some splendid talks and demonstra
tions have been given.
Among the speakers Monday and
Tuesday were F. B. McLeran, on the
subject of dairying, and C. E. Brown
substituting for 0. M. Olson who was
hindered from coming on account of
sickness in the family. The subject
Avas "Potatoes, Clover and Corn,"
and was handled in a fine manner.
Mr. McLeran was the speaker in the
evening and made a splendid address
on the subject of "Opportunities for
the Young Man on the Farm."
A. M. McGuire, missing the train,
was not present to deliver the eve
ning lecture as advertised but his
place was ably filled by N. E. Chap
man who spoke on the subject of
farming, past, present and future in
Today was the day of the dairy
cow. Prof. R. M. Washburn has
been her champion and made some
good practical talks. At the city
fire house he gave a practical demon
tration on the judging of the dairy
type, Mr. Hurst of the state farm
having given the use of four of his
herd and Olaus Anderson his young
Holstem bull calf for that purpose.
C. C. Selvig made a practical de
monstration on grafting yesterday at
the court house and today did prun
Tomorrow will be hog day and
will be in charge of L. E. Potter and
Dr. W. L. Boyd, subjects to include
breeding, feeding, summer pasture,
cholera and a bovine tuberculosis
Dovre, Jan. 20—A surprise party
was given on Mr. and Mrs. Hildu»
Estness lately by twenty of their
young friends, and a purse of money
as left as a memento.
Last Tuesday, Mr. Herbert Bjork
left for Sheyenne, N. D., after spend
ing some time at his parental home
near Long Lake.
C. C. Birkeland spent a couple of
days in Mmeapolis last week on a
Theodore Dengerud has bought the
farm owned by Mrs. Kare Skutle,
west of his home.
Ole Dengerud who has been ill for
some time, is at present staying at
the hospital receiving treatments.
Mrs. J. F. Walker and children are
visiting with her cousin, Mrs. Mar
Carl Holseth spent several days in
the cities visiting with his brother
and other relatives and friends.
The Western Dovre Y. P. S. was
quite well attended in spite of the
AT SHORT COURSE
To-day's Attendance Was Fine—Meetings Close
With Dr. Merica's Address Friday Night.
Mrs. C. C. Birkeland came home
from Benson last week. While there
she learned that her eight year old
nephew, Chester Amlie, who has
spent three summers at the Birke
land home, had picked up a lost car
tridge, which was loaded with nitro
glycerine. Thinking it was empty,
he started to grind it on a wheel and
it exploded. He was taken to the
hospital and later taken to Minneap
olis to the Swedish hospital and his
left eye, and a part of his forefinger
on his left hand had to be removed.
Four pieces of copper had lodged in
Mrs. Engborg and daughter Selma,
made a call on Mrs. Birkeland yes
Dr. C. E. Anderson has opened his
new dental offices in the Bank of
Willmar building. Mrs. Anderson has
joined him, and they are looking for
a suitable residence in which to lire.
Friday the subject of beef cattle
will be treated from all sides.
The class in Home Economics is
being conducted at the Industrial
building by Mrs. M. W. Baker and
M^ss Helen E. Hough. The attend
ance is over seventy-five and all are
having an interesting and profitable
time. Tomorrow the subjects will be
salads and home nursing. Friday
the subject will be household man
agement. The sessions begin at 1:30
p. m., each day.
The most gratifying thing in con
nection "with the short course is the
splendid success and good attend
ance of the Farm Boy's short course
which holds its sessions in the Sci
ence room at the high school. There
are sixty boys enrolled and a great
deal of interest is shown. One of
the instructors Monday was B. B.
Baird of New London. Tuesday P.
E. Stufgis of Litchfield was one of
the teachers and today A. Z. Are
hart of Benson is here, besides N. E.
Chapman, the poultry expert and C.
L. McNelly, ifre local agricultural di
rector. Monday the boys judged
corn at the corn exhibit in the Guild
hall and today they tried their luck
at dairy cattle judging. Yesterday
they tested milk tomorrow, they will
judge hogs and Friday judge steers.
Tonight's lecture will be by Prof.
D. D.- Mayne of the State Agricul
ture school and will be one that ev
ery one should turn out to hear, at
the court house.
Tomorrow evening the speaker will
be S. F. Kerfoot, president of Ham
line University and on Friday Supt.
Merica of the Boy's Training School
at Red Wing will deliver his lecture
on 'The Boy Who Goes Wrong." No
one'ean afford to stay away from the
lectures to be given by these eminent
men. Every lecture will be a treat.
Music will be furnished at each of
these evening meetings.
*u. winners of Corn Prizes.
At the corn exhibit held here yes
terday in connection with the Far
mers' Short Course the judge awar
ded the prize as follows:
10-Ear Yellow Dent—1st, M. 0.
Flesland 2nd, David Swenson 3rd,
John Ahlstrom 4th, John Wicklund
5th, F. R. Hamilton.
10-Ear White Dent—1st, John
Ahlstrom 2nd, Andrew Eastlind
3rd, Albert Johnson 4th, Fred Nor
hng 5th, John Wicklund.
Bushel Lots Any Variety—1st,
John Ahlstrom 2nd, Edwin Norling
3rd, M. 0. Flesland, 4th John Ahl
Boys 10-Ear Lot—1st, John Ahl
strom, Jr. 2nd, Albin Norling 3rd
WEST LAKE NEWS
West Lake, Jan. 20—Lewis Ost
ium! of Kerkhoven is visiting with
his sister, Mrs. Louis Evenson this
Mrs. W. L. Aasen returned from
Colfax Sunday. She has been visit
ing relatives here the past week.
K. H. Moen of Sunburg called on
Charlie Carlson Saturday.
The young people had a dance at
the Ole Stai home Saturday evening.
Albert Ellingson attended he
dance at James Skaalerud's' place
Louis Evenson and Levi Ostlund
visited at the B. O. Otterness home
Reigstad and Aasen repaired a
well for John Norman Tuesday.
Ed. Huseby and Ed. Reigstad were
Willmar callers Thursday and Fri
day of last week.
Aug. Lindgren is busy putting up
his summer's supply of firewood.
Oscar Hamre went to Brooten
Erick Roisum visited at the home
of his son-in-law, Oliver Skindelien
Big Game Aneatf.
Next Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock
the local High School basket ball
team meets the St. Cloud High
School team on the local floor. The
game will be called at 4 o'clock, this
giving the Short Course people a
chance to see the game. Remember
4 O'clock Friday afternoon. Admis
sion 15c and 25c.
New Lawyer at Willmar.
Oscar C. Ronken, an attorney who
has until recently been a law-part
ner with Sam Lord at Kasson, has
decided to open a law office at Will
mar. He has rented a suite of rooms
in the Lewis Block and will open
Swedish Society Social.
Owing to the Gustaf Holmquist
concert the next meeting of the Swed
ish Literary society has been post
poned to Friday evening, Jan. 31. A
good program will then be given. .'
FIRST M. E.
Services 10:30 a .m. and 7:30 p.
Sunday school 11:45 a. m.
Epworth League 7:00 p. m. sharp.
The Brown S. S. class cordially
invite all young people.
Mid-week service and S. S. lesson
study every Thursday night, 7:30.
Strangers and visitors are invited
to all of these services.
Special announcement! Rev. Dr.
Jordan, Dist. Supt. will lecture on,
"Historic Temples and Cathedrals,"
Wednesday evening, Jan. 29th at this
church. Everybody cordially invit
ed. Admission free. A freewill of
fering at the clo*se of the lecture. All
who know Dr. Jordan as a lecturer,
will surely take this in.
Morning worship and sermon at
10:30 a. m.
Sabbath school at 12 m. Adult
Bible classes for men and women.
Y. P. S. C. E. service in the lecture
room of the church at 6:45 p. m.
Sabbath evening preaching service
at 7:30 o'clock.
Regular mid-week prayer service
Wednesday evening at 7:30.
The Woman's Missionary society
meets the second Thursday of each
The Men's League meets the third
Monday evening of each month.
All are mostly cordially invited to
the services of this church.
Rev. Isaac Nelson will speak to
night and Thursday evening at the
social. On Friday, Rev. Gustaf Staaf
from Dassel will preach and we ask
our people to visit these meetings.
Next Sunday meetings are held at
usual hours: S. S., 9:30 a. m. morn
ing worship, 10:45 the Young Peo
ple's meeting at 6:15 p. m. and eve
ning service at 7:30. Don't forget
to pray for God*s help to save.
The Young People's Society of the
Swedish Mission church will hold
their monthly meeting Thursday eve
ning, Jan.^23/ A good progrJuaT is
assured, after" which refreshments
will be served.
Midweek services Thursday eve
The Sunday school teachers will
meet at Bassebo's Friday evening.
There will be a Young People's
meeting at Ole Thorson's, west of
the city, Saturday evening.
Regular services next Sunday at
10:30 a. m., and 7:45 p. m., S. S. at
12 m., and the Bible classes at 7.
There will also be services at St.
Johns church next Sunday at 2:30 p.
SWEDISH M. E.
Thursday evening prayer meeting.
Next Sunday morning Sunday
school at ten.
Morning worship eleven o'clock.
Epworth League seven and regular
evening at seven forty-five.
Commencing Tuesday evening,
Jan. 28, a series of meetings will be
held. Revs. A. F. Peterson of Bel
grade, Emil Magnuson and Otto A.
Johnson of Iron Mountain will assist
the pastor. All are welcome.
SWED. LUTH. BETHEL.
Communion services next Sunday
morning at 10:30.
Midweek services next Thursday
Services next Sunday afternoon at
Pennock at three o'clock.
The Ladies' society of the Mamre
lund church will meet at Mrs. Axel
Lindgren's at Pennock at two o'
8 9 9
NORW. LUTH. SYNOD.
Next Sunday services in Norweg
ian at 10:30 a. in., Sunday school at
12:15 p. m., English evening services
The Young People's Bible class
meets next Monday evening at 8:15.
The East Vinje Ladies' society
meets with Mrs. Olaus Anderson
next Thursday afternoon.
9:30 Bible school.
10:45 sermon by pastor. Subject,
"A View From the Horizon."
6:30 Y. P. society.
7:30 gospel service. Subject, "Un
7:30 Thursday evening mid-week
Miss Delia Anderson entertained a
company of her young lady friends
Friday evening at the residence of
A. A. Anderson. The main features
of the evening's pleasure was the
dressing of clay pipes, as dolls. Each
guest was given a sheet of tissue pa
per, a needle, thread and a pencil.
Miss Nora Johnson won first prize
Miss Hannah Hanson, foot prize. A
three course luncheon was served.
M*"""^ Vs?. -WJ,
Advance Sale of Seats Now On
At Elfstram's Drag
Gustaf Holmquist, the famous
singer of Chicago will appear at the
Willmar opera house next Monday
evening under the auspices of the
Swedish Mission choir of Willmar.
He will sing selections in English,
Swedish and Norwegian,, which will
all be thoroly enjoyed. He will be
accompanied by Mrs. J. F. Dahl of
Minneapolis, who will also contribute
numbers on the program.
The prices for admission have
been fixed at $1.00, 75c and 50c.
Seats may be reserved at any time
at Elfstrum's drug store.
Grand Forks: "Rolling in Foaming
Billows,' is one of the greatest bass
solos ever written, and Mr. Holm
quist sang it with a perfection which
is only heard once in a life time.
The audience scarcely breathed from
the beginning until the last note died
Chicago Record-Herald: Mr.
Holmquist has more than a good
voice. He has intelligence, musi
cianship and a perfection of poetic
Chicago Examiner: Mr. Holmquist
is the possessor of a deep bass voice
which has uncommon range. In the
higher register it resembles a bari
tone of fine suahty. He sings with
musical taste, evinces a fine discrim
ination for tone quality and phrases
in scholarly fashion.
Newly Elected Pastor Here.
Rev. Joseph E. Liljedahl and wife
of Valley City, N. Dak., who were
last week given a call to the Swedish
Lutheran Bethel church of this city,
passed thru Willmar last Friday en
route for Iowa and Kansas, where
they go to visit relatives. They were
invited to stop off here and prevail
ed upon to stay until the night train.
In the afternoon a number of the
members of the church gathered in
the church parlors and an informal
reception was tendered Rev. and
Mrs. Liljedahl, and a pleasant hour
was spent. Rev. Liljedahl ha4 not
received the formal call at that time.
Naturally it is not known what his
answer will be, but Friday's meet
ing convinced those attending that a
wise choice was made. And the un
animous hope of the church members
is that he will decide to accept.
By permission of the fire chief part
of the new city fire hall was used to
day for the place in which to do the
cow judging in connection with the
Farmers' Short Course. Just as the
farmers had left the court house and
had come to the fire hall and the
lecturer was about to open his dem
onstration, a fire alarm came in and
the shrill tones of the fire whistle
were heard. The fire was in the wood
shed at John Dale's place near by.
"School" of course had to adjourn.
But after the fire department had ex
tinguished the flames and the excite
ment had subsided, the "scholars"
all came back, took their seats again
and the instructor proceeded with his
lecture, stating that it was the first
time that he had made conflicting
dates with a fire department.
Team Drowns in Green Lake.
Phil J. Haley lost a valuable team
of greys at Green Lake last Friday.
They were being used on an ice plow
in the ice harvest. They became
frightened and ran away plunging
themselves and plow into the lake
on a place where the ice had recently
been cut. The horses were drowned.
The value'of the team is placed at
not less than $600. Indeed, the
owner had refused to sell them at
that price. Three years ago, Mr.
Haley lost another team under sim
Willmar 30, Granite Falls 10.
The Willmar High School basket
ball team won another decisive vic
tory last Saturday night when they
defeated Granite Falls by the score
of 30 to 10. A large crowd was in
attendance and did a lot of good
cheering. The game was slow and
marked with a great deal of rough
ness. For Willmar, Henry Johnson
got 4 baskets Branton 4 and Tay
Will Open Foundry.
The Willmar Machine and Foundry
Works will begin casting next week.
A large and well lighted addition has
been built to the foundry. The Am
onsens have a number of contracts
for castings from Minneapolis where
they are well known among machine
and foundry men. Gilbert Amonsen,
the elder, will have charge of the
foundry and Henry Amonsen, the son
will operate the machine department.
vMiss Etta Odell very pleasantly
entertained a few of her yoniig lady
friends at her home last eTenng,
a a a a a a a a a a a a
Gust Nelson of St. Paul is a new
tailor at Berp & Soderling's.
Miss Ethel Smith entertained "The
Hooligans" Monday evening, Jan.
Mrs. R. A. Butler entertains the
Eyelet Club tomorrow (Thursday)
The J. H. Styles home recently
entertained Mr. and Mrs. Zimple of
Mrs. N. Forest of Boise, Idaho,
visited at the E. B. Daugherty home
early last week.
Mrs. John Rosencrans was operat
ed upon Monday at the Wilhnar hos
pital for goitre of the neck.
Mrs. S. B. Carlson entertains a
newly organized club at her home at
302 8th street this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Rodberg mov
ed last week and are now-located in
the Wiggins fiats, 314 5th street.
Miss Rose Breher was able to re
sume her duties in the Central school
Monday, after a several days' ill
Miss Mabel Sanderson entertained
the "Hooligans" at her home on W.
Litchfield avenue Monday evening,
Rev. J. S. Parmeter preached at
the First M. E. church at Raymond
Sunday exchanging pulpits with the
The infant daughter of Editor and
Mrs. W. B. Crosby was christened
Sunday and received the name of
Mrs. J. A. McEinnon, 513 E.
Litchfield avenue, entertained a com
pany of young lady friends to din
ner Friday .-evening.
T. J. Lawson of New London is
spending a few days here in attend
ance at the Poultry Show in which
he is a leading exhibitor.
The State Hospital is receiving and
storing its year's supply of ice.
Twelve cars from Green Lake are
being unloaded this week.
The Obrecht Stock Company is tfce
attraction at the Willmar Opera
House this week, and are greeted by
a large crowd each evening.
A small fire started in the barn of
John Dale on Fifth street this morn
ing at 11 o'clock. The fire depart
ment responded at once and the
blaze was soon extinguished.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Butler are en
tertaining Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Nel
son of Nashua, la. Mrs. Hanson is
a sister of Mrs. Butler. The Hansons
will return to their home Friday.
The Young People's Society of the
Swedish Mission church will hold
their monthly meeting Thursday eve
ning, Jan. 23. A good program is
assured, after which refreshments
will be served.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hanson enter
tained a large company of young
folks last evening in honor of Mr.
Hanson's two sisters of Minneapolis.
Games and delicious refreshments
passed the evening hours very soc
The Sunday school teachers of the
Synod church will be entertained at
Prof. A. C. Pedersen's home next
Monday night. Last Monday night
they were entertained by Miss Nora
Boyd and the previous week by Miss
Mrs. Carlson of Kelly Lake, State
president, addressed the members of
the Rebecca lodge last evening at
the Odd Fellows hall, on the subject
of "Lodge Work." A banquet was
served and the remainder of the eve
ning was spent in drills.
H. J. Ramsett of Kandiyohi coun
ty was again re-elected president of
the Clerks of Court State Associa.
tion which convened in the Supreme
court room of the State Capital last
Wednesday. Forty-five counties were
represented, and the usual good time
The Elks lodge No. 592 is making
elaborate preparations for the eighth
annual ball to be given at the Bonde
hall next Wednesday evening, Jan.
29. Holt's Peerless orchestra of
Pipestone will furnish music and the
refreshments will be in charge of the
Episcopal Ladies' Guild.
The page we are preparing on the
improvements made in the county in
1912 will probably appear in our next
issue. This will be an. eye-opener to
many. There are still one or two
villages and several townships to be
heard from. If your building im
provements are not listed it will be
because they were not reported.
The W. C. T. U. met at the home ~S:
of A. A. Anderson, 904 W. Litchfield
avenue yesterday with Miss Effie JH JL
Laird of Chatfield, an organizer of^tf.
the W. C. T. U. and State Secretary^13^
of the Y. W. C. U. present and a
a very interesting talk, having choB-agp^
en ^or her topic, "Purity." re
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