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Personal Mention.
Henry Sletten spent Sunday with
friends in the cities.
Mabel Norell of Kandiyohi was a
Willraar visitor Saturday.
Mrs. George Hodtke left on Satur
day for a visit in Atwater.
Theo. Olson of Atwater was in this
city on business last Thursday.
Miss Esther Rodlun spent Sunday
with relatives in the twin cities.
A. P. Bergeson was a New Lon
don visitor several days last week.
Arvid Eastland spent Sunday at
the John Mattson home in Whitefield.
Miss Matie Peterson is visiting
friends and relatives in the twin cit
ies.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Sorenson of Kan
diyohi were Willmar callers Satur
day.
Emil Hediu of Lake Lillian was
a Willmar visitor Friday and Sat
urday.
Charles Rodeen, traveling sales
man, spent Sunday at his home in
this city.
Emil Bloomgren of Svea is in this
city "this week under medical treat
ments.
Miss Elfie Nelson, who is attending
the W. S. spent Sunday at her home
in Pennock.
Frans Erickson of Kandiyohi vis
ited at the home of Olof Brogren a
few days last week.
Ole Stene of West Lake, spent last
week in this city, visiting at the
home of A. M. Olson.
Misses Mabel Nelson and Sophia
Tallakson, spent Sunday at the for
mer's home in Whitefield.
William Jybstrupp of Raymond
was in this city Monday on his way
to Minneapolis for a visit.
Miss Alma Erickson of Sisseton,
S. Dak., is spending a month's vaca
tion at her home in Pennock.
Miss Anna Fridlund left Saturday
for a visit until Thursday at the
home of Sam Clark at Pennock.
Miss Mabel Abrahamson of Mamre
visited friends in this city last week
and attended the Short Course.
Misses Anna and Marie Hande of
Norway Lake were in this city Sat
urday on their way to Minneapolis.
Mrs. Russell Spicer and Miss Flor
ence Parker were guests of friends
in the twin cities a few days last
week.
Miss Delia Foreboard of Spicer,
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. Olson from Friday until Sat
urday.
Mrs. Oliver Bloomquist of Fahlun
is spending this week in Willmar at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex West
erberg.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Ackerman
and two children left yesterday for a
visit until Thursday, guests of rela
tives in Melrose.
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Tallman and
two daughter, Misses Helen and Es
ther, visited in Minneapolis several
days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Miller o£ Min
neapolis arrived today, to attend the
Elks eight annual ball at the Bonde
hall this evening.
Henning Olander and daughter
Selvera, returned to their home at
New London Saturday from a short
stay in this city.
Mrs. J. W. Frye returned home
Monday from her two weeks11 visit at
the home of her son, Chauncey Frye
and wife at Fargo, N. Dak.
Mrs. Albert Anderson and Miss
Marie Floren of Pennock were Will
mar visitors at the A. J. Morris
home the first of tho week.
Mrs. M. Cody left Monday for
Kandiyohi for a visit at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Dan Downs. Mr.
Downs is very ill at his home there.
Miss Olive Johnson left Monday
for a week's visit at Cokato. From
there she will leave for Minneapolis
to enter the conservatory of music.
George Ladd of Peeve, N. Dak., on
his way to Little Falls, Minn., was
in this city yesterday between trains,
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Leslie.
Mrs. Gust Holme of Hanley Falls,
on her way to Minneapolis for a vis
it with relatives, was a guest of Mrs.
O. A. Sandven between trains on
Saturday.
Mrs. J. T. Isaacson and two child
ren were in Willmar Saturday on
their way to Kandiyohi from a three
weeks' visit Avith relatives at Spo
kane, Wash.
Mrs. Henry 0. Olson and little
child of Benson arrived in Willmar
last week for a visit at the home of
Paul M. Peterson. Mr. Olson expects
to locate at Spicer about Feb. 1st,
where he will go into partnership
with his father, Wm. Olson in the
real estate business.
H0LMQU1ST CHARMS
A LARGE^AUDIENCE
Chicego Soloist Sustained His
Reputation in Monday
Nights' Concert.
Gustaf Holmquist, the well knoAvn
Chicago soloist, appeared before a
Willmar audience for the first time
last Monday evening at the Willmar
Opera House. His appearance here
was under the auspices of the Swed
ish Mission choir and he was greet
ed by a fairly well filled house. The
singer was ably assisted by Mrs.
Dahl, the noted pianist of Minneap
olis.
Mr. Holmquist opened his concert
with a selection from Haydn and at
once enraptured his listeners with the
beautiful quality of his wonderful
voice. The third of his opening
group of songs, Aria—"Why Do the
Nations Rage" from Handel's Mes
siah was probably the strongestnum
ber on the piogram. It Avas a grand
effort in Avhich the singer's training
and voice poAver Avas given an oppor
tunity to assert itself to its fullest
limit, it Avould seem. It is needless
to say that it took his audience by
storm.
His selection from "The Queen of
Sheba" by Gounod Avas beautifully
rendered, as Avas "Den store Hvide
Flok." This masterpiece as aranged
by EdAv. Greig is made for a chor
us, but so Avell Avas the piano made
to give the part that the imagination
of the listener supplied the full chor
us.
Particularly pleasing Avas "Sotar
gossen" by Lindblad and Soder
man's "King Heimer och Aslog."
All numbers Avere Avell reeived and
after the closing number "Die Beiden
Grenadiere,' the croAvd remained
seated in expectancy of an encore.
As a pianist Mrs. Dahl proved her
self an artist and fully up to the ex
pectations of those Avho had heard
of her abilities. Her rendition of a
march from "Tanhauser" was grand.
Should these people again come to
Willmar they will have a full house.
According to the praises heard from
every side Gustaf Holmquist certain
ly sustained his reputation as one of
the country"s foremost bassos.
The piano used for the Holmquist
concert at the opera house last Mon
day Avas a Merrifield and was fur
nished for the occasion by the Olson
Applegren music firm.
Salespeople's Association.
The Willmar salespeople will hold
their regular monthly meeting the
first Thursday in February (Feb. 6)
at 8 o'clock p. m. in Carlson hall. The
object of the meeting will be admit
tance of any salespeople that have
not yet joined the Association. Af
ter the business meeting, a short pro
gram" and a social time Avill be had.
The folloAving program will be ren
dered
Reading Ed. Elkjer
Vocal Solo .Naomi Sodefling
Piano Duet
Adeline Sundberg and Mabel Nel
son.
Reading Lena Botnen
Vocal Duet
Abbie Edgren and Hilma Englund.
Piano Solo Mabel Nelson
Presbyterian Church Service.
A large chorus choir has been or
ganized at the First Presbyterian
church in this city, and Avill furnish
music for the evening preaching ser
vice of the church.
Large congregations both at the
morning and evening service have
been greeting the ne\v pastor, and
more than usual interest has been
aroused by the reception of a large
number into the membership of the
church.
The chorus choir made its appear
ance for the first time on last Sab
bath evening to the delight of the
large congregation present. It Avill
prove a most attractive feature.
I Oth Wedding Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Spicer, 836
Ella avenue, Avere tendered a pleas
ant surprise by sixteen of their
friends last evening. The occasion
was Mr. and Mrs. Spicer's tenth
wedding anniversary. The evening
hours Avere spent in playing bridge
whist at four small tables. The
highest scores were Avon by Messrs.
Al Palm and Dr. Freeman. The ta
bles were then arranged for a delic
ious luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Spicer
Avere presented Avith a handsome set
of aluminum dishes.
Nurses Will Graduate.
Three nurses Avho have been tak
ing nurses' training at the Litchfield
Hospital, will graduate in February
when diplomas will be presented to
them. The details of the exercises
have not been fully Avorked out. The^
three young women who will have
completed their course at that time
are the Misses Ebba Peterson, Emma
Werner and Rachel Thyden.—Litch
field Saturday Review.
Miss Thyden is of Willmar and a
daughter of Andrew Thyden.
OBITUARY.
MATHIAS C. KALBEK.
The death of Mathias C. Kalbek,
father of K. M. Kalbec of this city,
occurred last Friday, Jan. 24, at the
home of his son, Avith Avhom he has
resided during the last four years.
The cause of death Avas an old ail
ment, having had a stroke of paral
ysis years ago, although he had been
able to be up and around until Avith
in a Aveek of his death.
Deceased was born at Solor, Nor
way, Sept. 8, 1844. He came to
America 34 years ago and settled in
Renville county. His Avife died the
folloAving year. Later he resided at
Grand Forks, N.' D., and from there
he Avent to live Avith a daughter, Mrs.
P. M. Colton, in Roseau coun
ty. Another daughter, Mrs. Sarah
Camorne, resides at WilloAV Lake, S.
Dak.
The funeral occurs today at 2:30
o'clock from the Synod church, Rev.
J. N. Andersen officiating. Besides
the son, the daughter from Roseau
county, Mrs. Colton, attended the fu
neral. They have the sympathy of
friends in their bereavement.
Will Close at Six O'clock.
Willmar, Minn., Jan. 28, 1913.
We, the undersigned merchants
hereAvith agree to close our respec
tive places at six o'clock instead of
six-thirty p. m., except on Saturday
evenings.
This to take effect Feb. 17, 1913.
This notice to be duly published.
Willmar Co-operative Merc. Co.,
by Ed. Benson, Manager.
Peterson & Wellin.
Palace Grocery Store, E. P. B.
Berkness, Peterson & Co.
Pure Food Depot, J. C. Dale.
J. C. Strand.
St. Paul Bargain Store.
Tom RoAvell, except pay days and
evenings preceding holidays.
0. A. Sandven.
Anderson Bros. & Co., by J. W. L.
D. Elmquist.
C. A. Nelson.
Ohsberg, Selvig & Co.
Nelson & Gabbert Hai'dware Co.
LeAvis HardAvare Co., by A. W.
LeAvis.
Gilbert 0. Sand Co., by J. S., ex
cept pay day and folloAving evening.
Lundquist Bros. & Co.
1. C. Olson.
SEN. TOM CASHMAN
SPEAKS AT WILLMAR
Senator Thomas E. Cashman of
OAvatonna, dauntless champion of
the distance tariff bill, will address
the Commercial Club of Willmar on
that subject at the next meeting on
Tuesday eAening, Feb. 4. An invita
tion Avas sent him thru Senator Odell
and he promised to come. Senator
Cashman will not arrive until on the
nine o'clock train on that evening,
therefore the routine Avork of the
Club Avill be transacted first to give
him all the time he Avants after he
arrives.
Surprise Party at Pennock.
About sixty young people gathered
at the hall in Pennock Saturday eve
ning and tendered Harry Nelson of
that village a pleasant surprise, the
occasion being his 19th birthday.
Refreshments were served and the
evening hours were spent socially.
Mrs. Thorvold Nelson and little
daughter, Avere among the guests.
They returned to their home here
Monday.
Fourteen Fined.
Fourteen young men who had be in.
a little too gay at a charivari last
week in Lake Lillian were arrested
last Thursday. Their trial was held
before Judge Muller of the Muni
cipal court at Willmar Friday. TLey
all put in a plea of guilty and were
let off with a fine of $7.00 each.
Swedish Social Friday.
The Swedish Literary Society
gives its January program next Fri
day evening at the Carlson hall.
Among other features will be singii.-g
by tt-'a Willraar Glee Club.
Rev. Otto A. Johnson,
Of Iron Mountain, Mich., Who Will
Address Meetings at Sw. M. E.
Church Next Week.
VOLUME 18. 12 PAGES WILLMAE, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913 PRICE 5 CENTS NUMBER 49
Rev. Tolo of Belgrade is visiting
relatives in this city.
Miss Frances Kelly spent Sunday
at her home in St. Paul.
George Stephens has accepted a
position at the Pure Food Depot.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wallin enter
tained company from Lake Lillian on
Sunday.
Miss Mabel Holmdahl has accept
ed a position at the Willmar Co-op
erative store.
Miss Thora Thunstedt will leave
Saturday for a week's A'isit with
friends in the cities.
•The Synod SeAving Club was very
nicely entertained by Miss Dina An
derson last Thursday evening.
Olof and Peter Dahlstrom of Min
neapolis, were the guests at the home
of their cousin, Andrew Peterson this
week.
Peter Rodman of Mamre was in
toAvn last week. He expects soon to
sell his personal farm property at
auction
Reuben Young of Murdock was
operated upon at the Willmar hos
pital yesterday for appendicitis and
is improving nicely.
Mr. iRosenquist is visiting Prof. C.
A. Pederson this Aveek. Mr. Rosen
quist and Prof. Pederson were old
friends from the Decorah Luther
College.
Miss Lydia Rugg, 16 years of age
from the Bethesda Orphans' Home in
Eagle Lake, entered the Willmar hos
pital yesterday for an operation for
appendicitis.
Hj aimer Nyquist will leave tomor
row evening for the Pacific coast for
a month's visit Avith his sister at
Pasco, Wash., and will also visit at
Spokane and Seattle.
The interior of the Willmar Co-op
erative store is being repaired this
week. The Avails and ceiling are be
ing papered and the wood work varn
ished. The store will also be equip
ped with new shelves.
SWEDISH M. E.
Beginning Tuesday evening this
week, there Avill be meetings every
evening for three Aveeks, with the
exception of Monday and Saturday
evenings. Rev. A. F. Peterson of
Belgrade will assist the pastor this
Aveek and preach both morning and
evening next Sunday. The folloAving
tAvo Aveeks Revs. Emil Magnuson of
Atwater and Otto A. Johnson of Iron
Mountain, Mich., will have charge of
the meetings. The services will com
mence at 7:30. We cordially invite
all our friends and Swedish people
to attend.
The Epworth League as usual
Sunday evening.
The Young Men's and the Young
Ladies' Bible classes are progressing
very nicely. We invite those who do
not attend any other Sunday school
to join us.
The Ladies' Aid Avill meet for its
yearly meeting Thursday afternoon,
Feb. 13. Election of new officers will
be the order of that meeting. Re
freshments Avill be served by Mes
dames Lund and Lundquist.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN.
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
month.
The Men's League meets the third
Monday evening of each month.
All are mostly cordially invited to
the services of this church.
NORWEGIAN LUTH. SYNOD
Personal and Otherwiser
Next Sunday services in Norweg
ian at 10:30 a. m., Sunday school at
12:15 p. m., English evening services
at 7:30.
The Sunday school teachers will
meet, next Monday evening at 8:00
o'clock.
The Vikor Ladies' Society meets
Avith Mrs. J. Syvertson next Wednes
day afternoon.
The Ladies' Societ- here in the
city meets next Thursday afternoon,
Feb. 6. Refreshments will be served
by Mrs. J. B. Boyd, Mrs. J. L. John
son and Mrs. W. B. Hanson,
SALVATION ARMY.
Thursday night, Jan. 30, meeting
jLr/Kur Kloster of Spicer was a
Willniar visitor last week.
Newell Olson of Minneapolis was
a Wdlmar visitor Sunday.
Miss Sodorah Rhodes spent Sun
day,! a guest of friends in the twin
cities.
Albert Odell of the state "U" will
be h6me tomorrow for an over Sun
day visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Sivert Johnson 910
West Campbell avenue entertained
friend& to dinn Sunday.
Mrs. George Sanderson, 210 East
Litrhfield avenue will entertain the
Silent Club next Saturday, Feb. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Anderson at
904 Litchfield avenue W. entertained
company to dinner Sunday. Covers
Avere placed for twelve.
Mr. and, Mrs. Irwin Roberts and
daughter, Miss Alice, left last week
for Weuatchee, Wash., for a visit
with their son and brother.
The A. Erlandson family of
Mamre have purchased the Wm.
Hayes property and expect to be
come Willmar residents in the spring.
Mr. and Mrs. William Engglund
entertained a company of their
friends to a 7 o'clock dinner last
Friday evening at their home on Sec
ond street.
A Socialist lecture course of Chi
cago is coming to Willmar some time
in February. The first lecture will
be by Paul H. Castle, a socialist lec
turer of some renown.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Limperich en
joyed a visit from Mr. and Mrs. J.
J. Nierengarten of Alberta, Canada,
over Sunday. They were on their re
turn from a visit in the East to their
home. Mr. Nierengarten is a bro
ther of Mrs. Limperich.
Little* Miss Gladys Johnson of
Olivia, who has been confined at the
Willmar hospital since December 13
and recently underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis will leave for
her|home the latter part of this
at 8 p. m.
Rent League monthly social Sat
urday, Feb. 1, at 8 o'clock p. m. Cof
fee will be served and program giv
en. Admission free. All Rent League
members are especially invited.
Sunday, Feb. 2nd at 8 p. m., there
Avill be a fareAvell meeting for one
of our comrades, candidate A. Reed,
who is going to the training college
of the Salvation Armv in Chicago.
Everybody is invited to attend this
meeting.
LUTHERAN FREE.
Midweek services Thursday eve
ning.
"Mands og Kvindeforeningen"
will have its yearly meeting Friday
evening at 8 o'clock. Regular serv
ices next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m.,
and 7:15 p. m. Sunday school at
12:30 and Bible classes at 7.
The Ladies' society in the city
meets Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5,
and Mesdames S. A. Rasmusson, L.
Gramhill and Ole Olson will serve re
freshments.
SWEDISH MISSION.
Services Sunday at 10:45 a. m.
Young People's meeting at 6:15 p.
m. Evening services at 7:30.
Congregational meeting next Fri
day, Jan. 31, 7:30 p. m.
SWEDISHLTJTH. BETHEL.
Services next Thursday evening
and next Sunday evening,
MAMRELUND.
Services next. Sunday morning.
Musicale at Dist. No. 83.
Jan. 31, 1913.
PROGRAM.
Song, "Welcome" ...B School
Song, "Be a Ball".. .By 1st Graders
Piano Solo, "The Triumphant Ban
ner," By Emma Johnson
Music Columbia Orchestra
Recitation, "My First Smoke"
Raymond Sundin
Piano Solo, "Garden of Dreams,"
Francis Hed
"A Medley of National Airs,"...
By School
Music..........Columbia Orchestra
Recitation, "Tommy's Prayer,"...
Esther Williams
Piano Solo, "Autumn Leaves,"...
.Frances Hed
Song, "Rock-a-Bye-Baby,"
By Three Girls
"The News of the Past Two
Weeks," Reviewed by Alma An
derson.
Music Minnie Sundin
Music Columbia Orchestra
Dedication of Dist. 83 Paul Hed
Piano Solo, "Star of the Sea,"...
Lillian Erickson
Song, "How Can I Leave Thee,"..
By Tta Girls
THE BIG PIANO CONTEST
Standing of Active Contestants in
Yesterday's Count.
The folloAving is the standing in
the big contest for the $400 Piano to
be given away by Gilbert O. Sand Co.
and The Willmar Tribune, of all can
didates who have more than 2,000
votes to their credit.
1... 37,500
3 .. 9,790
12... 43,035
13... 28,665
18... 13,970
23... 37,055
33... 49,470
34... 74,745
36... 186,705
39... 34,655
50... 23,575
57... 80,185
64... 68,540
86... 150,355
112.. 69,665
163..
177..
178..
179..
180..
181..
182..
183..
184..
185..
186..
187..
188..
189..
49,210
47,170
75,185
.256,155
64,410
.295,580
41,350
42,200
59,985
39,845
.285,980
49,180
30,280
14,365
Particulars about this contest will
be found on page 12. Enter at any
time and make
big prize. No
some effort to win this
publicity of names.
St. Cloud is Defeated.
Last Friday afternoon the local
high school basket ball team defeat
ed the fast St. Cloud high school
team by the score of 20 to 14. Will
mar was outweighed, but made up
for this in their good team Avork and
close guarding. Willmar got a bas
ket in the first half minute of play
Avithout a St. Cloud man touching the
ball. The play and basket seemed to
bewilder St. Cloud. The" game was
fast and furious, but clean. Erick
son got one basket, as did his man.
Thunstedt at guard stuck to his man
like glue and got into the team Avork
in great style. Johnson got three
baskets and held his man safe. Tav
lor at fonvard caged the basket 3
times and got into the team work
well, as did Branton who got tAvo
field baskets. As St. Cloud had the
reputation of having a strong team a
large croAvd was present, altho the
game was in the afternoon. By this
victory it means that Willmar has an
exceptionally strong team and Coach
Crosby deserves great credit for
bringing the boys into championship
form. The team representing the
Farmers' Short Course pupils also
went down-to defeat by the score,of
34 to 20. Raymond was very much
bigg-er and stronger and showed- that
experience is Avhat counts in basket
ball. Whenever the Short Course
forAvards got a chance at the bas
kets it invariably counted for 2.
FORMER DAIRYMAN
SERIOUSLY INJURED
Henry Johnson, the Avell-knoAvn
l'esident of Willmar, and former
dairyman, sustained very serious in
juries in a run-aAvay last Friday af
ternoon. He left his home a half
mile south of toAvn, a feAV minutes be
fore two, driving a new team of four
year-old colts, with the State Hos
pital as his destination. When cross
ing the tracks the horses became
frightened and ran away. Mr. John
son was hurled to the ground and re
ceived severe injuries which render
ed him unconscious. The accident
Avas witnessed by Supt. of Construc
tion Tong and R. M. Noren, steward
of-the State Hospital, as they were
coming in an auto. When they ar
rived, near the injured man Mr. Nor
en remained with him while Mr. Tong
Avent to summon help. Dr. Branton
Avas making a call in that neighbor
hod and came Avith his auto and
brought the injured man to the Will
mar hospital. It was found that no
bones had been broken, but a den
gerous wound was inflicted on the
head. Mr. Johnson regained con
ciousness late Sunday afternoon. He
is now able to speak a little and re
cognizes the members of his family,
but is still in a very critical condi
tion. His many friends in Willmar
and elsewhere hope for his speedy
recovery.
Park Committee Remains the Same.
The annual meeting of the Will
mar Park Assembly Corporation AVJIS
heJ.1 lȣt Monday evening. The sai.ie
executive committee as before, com
posed of Russell Spicer, G"c. II. Ot
terness, W. F. Gratz, F. ll:u «iy,
E. C. Wellin, CfB. Carlson and V. E.
Lawson, will have charge of the af
fairs of the Park during the coming
3 ear.
Attends Sister's Funeral.
H. E. Ekren of Arctander, Avas in'
the city last Friday on his way to
Calmar^Iowa, on the sad mission of
being present at the, funeral of a sis
ter, Mrs. Mali Hogenson, Avho died
on Thursday. The deceased was the
oldest sister and was born 84 years
ago. The funeral occurred Monday.
Mr Ekren will visit at Northfield,
Minn., before returning.
One, August Marquardt was brot
bofofe the Municipal court here last
Friday on mplaint of Dr. Jell"son
of Raymond for threats having been
made against the latter. The defen
dant was placed under two hundred
dollar bonds,, to keep the peace
FARMERS ENJOYED
WEEK'SJR0GRAM
Hfillmar Short Course Declared
One of Largest Similar
Events in State.
The closing days of the Farmers'
Shourt Course were big days in Will
mar. Besides the agricultural insti
tute there were meetings of school
officers and teachers of the county,
which brought representative men
and Avomen from nearly every town.
On Saturday afternoon there were
three meetings in progress at one
and the same time, at the court
house, high school auditorium and in
the Industrial building, each of which
had a very big attendance.
Splendid and able lecturers have
been taking part each day and es
pecially gratifying has been the gen
eral interest shown by the people.
Among the workers here Thursday
and Friday Avere F. G. Gibbs, horti
culture and gardening L. E. Potter,
hogs and cattle Dr. W. R. Boyd, dis
eases of hogs and cattle.
On Thursday evening an address
Avas delivered at the court house by
S. F. Kerfoot, president of Hamline
University, and was an able effort
along educational lines.
One of the strongest and most in
structive addresses of the sessions
Avas given by E. M. Phillips, rural
school commissioner of the state on
Friday forenoon. It was a strong
plea for the consolidation of rural
schools. He was followed by Dr. C.
Johnson Avho spoke on the proposed
enforced medical examination of
school children, pointing out the dan
gers that might be involved in cer
tain proposed plans.
At the high school auditorium in
the afternoon tAvo splendid addresses
Avere delivered to a large gathering
of school officers and teachers. The
first was by P. C. Tonning, Ass't.
State Supt. of Public Instruction,
and was full of helpful and practi
cal suggestions both for teachers and
school officers. The second was by
Prof. P. M. Magnuson of the St.
Cloud Normal, an able discourse
along the lines of social evolution.
The closing meeting .was held at
the court house Friday evening when
Supt. Merica of the Red Wing Train
ing School delivered his lecture, "The
Boy Who Goes Wrong." Mr. Merica
is a forceful and magnetic speaker,
who delights in carrying his enrap
tured listeners near to the falling off
place and then dumping them back
on to safe ground again. He took an
unusual point of vieAV and showed
a neAv side of the boy question. His
lecture Avas one of' the most unique
given at Willmar for some time.
Taken as a whole the Farmers"
Short Course has been a great suc
cess all thru and thoroughly enjoyed
not only by the farmers and students
but by town people as well who have
found time to attend.
There were 365 farmers enrolled
in the Short Course proper, with 80
women in the Home Economics class
and 63 1oys in the Boys' Short
Course. The state instructors'pres
ent say it. was the best attended
Short Course they have yet met with.
The two silver cups offered in the
corn show for the best ten ears of
corn were aAvarded to John Ahlstrom,
Sr., for the grown-ups and his son,
Johin Ahlstrom, Jr., for the boys.
Hostler is Stricken.
Christ Rasmusson, hostler at the
round house, was taken suddenly ill
at about eleven o'clock last Thurs
day morning while on his engine and
brought to his home in an uncon
scious condition. It was first thot
it was apoplexy, but such was ap
parently not the case. He regained
consciousness, but is still in a very
critical condition. His two sons,
John and Peter RasmUsson of Min
neapolis arrived home Saturday. The
daughter, Mrs. James Wolford arriv
ed last evening from Winnipeg, Can
ada. All the children are at the
home.
Surprised Their Teacher.
Miss Edith Tait, teacher of the
Second and Third grades, was very
pleasantly surprised by her pupils
Tuesday afternoon at the school
room. Candy and nuts were the re
freshments and the children as well
as the guest of honor passed several
hours of enjoyment. Miss Tait was
presented with a beautiful gift as a
token of appreciation from the chil
dren.
Lake Lillian Y. P. S.
The Young People's society of the
Norwegian Lutheran church of Lake
Lillian will have their meeting at
Adolph Vick's next Sunday evening,
Feb. 2nd, at 7 o'clock. All are wel
come.
£%K$l -, Piano Tuner.
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'Do you want your piano' tuned?
TherTjosvold Music Store will have
a competent tuner here next Monday
who may be at your disposal during
the first of the week. Store 'phone.
388 residence 299.—Adv.
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LOCAL BREVTITES
Olof Knutson has accepted a posi
tion at the Bank of Willmar.
Mrs. Warner Cook spent Sunday,
a guest of friends in Morris.
Druggist A. C. Carlson of Benson,
visited Willmar relatives Sunday.
F. W. Powell returned home Friday
from a several days' stay in the cit
ies.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Qvale returned
home Friday from a brief stay in the
twin cities.
Carl Hoglund is home for a visit
with his mother, Mrs. A. Mikkelson
of Pennock."
Hon. and Mrs. O. N. Grue left
last week for a several days' visit in
the twin cities.
Miss Tillie Walstad of Foreman,
N. D., is visiting relatives in this
city and Pennock.
Miss Anna Carlson left' yesterday
for Minneapolis for a several days'
visit with relatives and friends.
Cushman A. Rice of Camaguey,
Cuba, is home for a visit with his
parents, Hon. and Mrs. A. E. Rice.
The married ladies of Kandiyohi
have issued invitations for a dance
to be given Friday evening, Jan. 30.
Harry Nelson of Whitefield was in
Willmar yesterday on his way to
Minneapolis for a visit with relatives.
Mrs. A, Mikkelson of Pennock,
who has been visiting for some in
North Dakota, returned home yester
day.
Mrs. E. M. Carlin and little daugh
ter Gladys, went to Grue yesterday
for a visit until Friday with rela
tives.
Arthur Erickson enjoyed a couple
of days" lay off this week from his*
duties at the Willmar Co-operative
store.
Miss Lillie Norin entertained the
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Presbyter
ian church at her home at 311 11th
street last evening.
At Morris, March 17, is the date
set for the trial of the young 17
year-old boy,_01of^Christofferson, for
the killing of Rev. John Kling.
Miss Lillie Nelson, Victor Nelson
and Otto Christofferson were Will
mar visitors last week. They return
ed to their home at Pennock Satur
day.
Miss Clara Allen will leave this
week for St. Paul, at which place
she has accepted a position in the al
terating department at Schuneman &
Evans.
Miss Anna Lindberg of Litchfield,
who has been visiting Miss Ella Ol
son in Mamre, spent Sunday at the
home of Miss Clara Bloomquist in
this city.
Charles Nelson of Hinckley arriv
ed in Willmar Saturday for a couple
of months' visit at the home of his
brother, Swan Nelson and .family in
Whitefield.
P. L. S. of Whitefield will give a
play entitled, "Man, Maids and
Matchmakers," in Dist. No. 65 on
Feb. 8th, at 8 o'clock. Free lunch
will be served.
Miss Barbara Bradford returned
home last Wednesday from her visit
in Morris. Her friend, Miss Gud
run Cappelen acompanied her home
for an over Sunday visit.
Misses Evangeline and Mildred
Lawson of New London, were Will
mar visitors from Monday until
Tuesday at the home of their uncle,
Mr. and Mrs. Eben E. Lawson.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Norwegian Lutheran church meets
in the church basement Feb 5. Mes
dames Gramhi Olson and S. Ras
musson will serve. All welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fridlund,
515 Jessie street very pleasantly en
tertained a number of their friends
to a 6 o'clock dinner last Friday
evening. Covers were laid for twen
ty.
Mrs. Ella Carlton of Cass Lake,
left yesterday for Minneapolis, after
visiting since the first of the month
at the home of her son, C. E. Carl
ton, and also at 'the home of a sister,
Mrs. J. E. Leslie.
Mrs. George White and little
daughter, Vera Marie and Mrs. J.
Struple returned to their home at
Stoddard, Wis.', last Friday, after at
tending the funeral of their father,
the late J. A. Swillens.
Big Crowds Enjoy Shows.
The National Cash Register Com
pany entertainments at the Willmar
Opera House are being attended by ,' 1
record-breaking crowds. Two spec- ~t\v|L
ial matinees were given this after
noon for the benefit, -of the school 1
children. A dozen slides showing
local buildings, schools and'men were
shown. Mn^ilcox who has charge
of the Company's interest in this
territory is to be congratulated in
securing,this attraction for Willmar,
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