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i: Died in Oregon.
Christina Bornstedt, aged 64, a nat
ive of Sweden, died Saturday the 13th,
of a complication of diseases, at her
home at 8612 65th Ave. SE. She had
-$ $een ill for several months1.
We are nearing
the close of another
year, anew one iscom
ing in, and as we pause on
the thresholdof anew cycle
1916mayunfold366 Happy and
Prosperous days for you and those
this public appreciation of the con
fidence and patronage which it
has been the good fortune of
this store to secure in the
past, we offer our heart
iest New Year's Greet
ings to each and
Mrs. Bornstedt leaves her husband,
Frederick Bornstedt, and several sons
fcnd a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Fague,
it Lents. The sons include F. H., C.
and Fritz Bornstedt, of North Da
cota, and George. Edward and Theo
lore of Portland, George being in the
pity water office Edward, a grocer.
«£. Irhile Theodore is yet a schol boy.
is expected that the children will
11 be present at the funeral which
rill be held Saturday at Kenworthy's,
at 1:30, Rev. W. Boyd Moore officiat
ing.—Mt. Scott Herald, Lents, Ore.
The Bornstedt family lived in Rose
land, Kandiyohi county, from 1895 to
1902, and have lived in Oregon since
1905. The boys in North Dakota ar
rived for the funeral and the six sons
were the pall bearers.
The Barber Shop.
The Metropolitan Barber Shop,
Bank of Willmar Building, B. T. Otos,
Proprietor, is the shop to get a shave,
hair cut and bath. Good sanitary bath
rooms. Razors honed and scissors
Tribune Wan-Tads Bring Results.
For the unprecedented business we have
enjoyed the past year, we thank you,
and at this time we wish to extend to all
best wishes for
A Happy and Prosperous
We shall endeavor during 1916 to merit
continuance of your business.
The Furniture Man
Notable Occurrences at Times
Detracted From the Interest
In Great European Struggle.
Domestic Happenings Grip
By GEORGB L. KILMER.
year of war has been re
lieved of its horrors somewhat
by unusual events at home
which challenged public atten-
tion. Throughout the winter and early
sprl.s the situation on the high seas
as affected by hostilities brought into
view the risks and perils to which
neutral traffic was subjected by a war
which affected the routes most used
between America and Europe. Keen
public interest, not to say excitement,
has frequently been aroused, even up
to the close of the year, by the attl-
tude of belligerent ships' officers and
also of the governments behind them
with respect to the rights of United
States citizens upon the ocean.
Among the notable events and occur
rences which at certain periods and
for a longer or shorter timo have dis
tracted thought from the vexatious
war problems may be mentioned the
Panama expositions, the unique situa
tion in Mexico, the strange denoue
ment in the Harry K. Thaw conspir
acy and insanity case and the presi
dential wedding romance. Opening
early and holding on late, the Panama
Pacific fair at San Francisco proved to
be an exhibition which in ordinary
times would have been a record break
er in the matter of enthusiasm evoked,
as well in "^ndance and receipts.
In ten mo 's, beginning March 1
and ending 1 4, the admissionr were
over 17,000.000^ Allowing for repeat-
Recognition of Carranza as
Head of Mexico, Eastland
Disaster, Wilson's Wedding
and Numerous Other Events
Marked Year of 1915.
era, it is fair to estimate that about
one-tenth of the population which has
passed the stage of babyhood saw the
wonderful displays of the resources of
the world which were brought together
in one inclosure.
Thaw Is Freed.
The Thaw case, which had been rel
egated to obscurity by the tremendous
happenings abroad, was suddenly re
vived by the extradition of the fugi
tive for trial in New York state upon
the charge of conspiring to escape
from the asylum for the detention of
insane criminals at Matteawan, N. Y.
On that charge Tbaw and his abettors
in the act were acquitted. The next
1, The. Lusitania 2, Harry Thaw 3, J. P. Morgan 4, the Eastland 5, Frank Holt 6, Robert Lansing 7, Wil
'iam Jennings Bryan 8, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson,
stage was the examination before a
jury as to his fitness to be at large.
Here the victim of countless vicissi
tudes in his long fight for freedom was
victor, and he was pronounced sane
and set free to go his own way.
Of briefer duration than the Thaw
episode, but equally dramatic and in
tense while it lasted, was the Leo
Frank case in Georgia. Frank was
sentenced to death, but the sentence
was commuted to life imprisonment
by the governor. In prison he was
nearly done to death by a fellow con
vict and was still suffering when a
mob of citizens kidnaped and hanged
him, with the avowed purpose of ex
ecuting the original sentence and ig
noring the executive clemency which
had been extended in a most extraor
An eyent heightened by the Euro
pean war excitement was the pa
rade of the north Atlantic fleet of
United States naval vessels in the
Hudson river and their review by
President Wilson at a time when the
tension of this country's relations with
Germany was strained to a point
where it was thought hazardous for
the executive to leave the capital.
The ships, numbering sixty-seven, were
In the Hudson for ten days, where
throngs viewed them at anchor or vis
ited on board. On May 18 the fleet
passed out to sea after review by the
president and Secretary of the Navy
Originally it had been planned to
have a naval gathering on the Pacific
coast to pass through the Panama ca
nal, led by a vessel having the presi
dent on board. The war developments
led to the abandonment of that in
teresting feature of celebration of th«
completion of the waterway across the
In February Germany extended the
war zone to include the English chan
nel and, in reprisal for British block
ade of neutral ports to shut out sup
plies from the enemy, began to sink
ships sailing under enemy flags on the
routes of commerce between the conti
nents. Warning was given that neu
tral passengers upon enemy owned ves
sels were in danger. Following upon
(he sinking of merchant vessels having
Citizens of tile United States on board,
and with the loss of American Uvea
the ocean liner Lusitania, from New*
York for Liverpool, was torpedoed off
the coast of Ireland. Ab°ut 100 citi
zens of this country went down.
The state department took the case,
in band, and notes were passed be
tween the United States and Germany.
Germany was finally warned that this
fOTernmenJt. would bold, her to strict
mutability and that further acta of
the nature of the Lusitania horror
\fould be held as "deliberately un
friendly." As a result of the attitude
assumed by the administration Secre
tary of State Bryan resigned, and the
portfolio, was given to Robert Lansing.
Our Neutrality Assailed.
Barly in the war charges were made
in the interest of Germany and Aus
tria-Hungary that partiality was be
ing shown to the allies, and in January
the United States government categor
ically denied twenty specific charges of
discrimination against Germany and
Austria in international situations cre
ated by the war.
Among the early activities of Teu
tonic partisans was the case of dyna
miting a bridge on the Canadian bor
der. On Feb. 2 a German named Wer
ner Von Horn made an unsuccessful
attempt to blow up with dynamite the
bridge across the St. Croix river, con
necting the Canadian Pacific and
Maine Central railroads.
Another partisan outbreak was the
attempt of a German professor named
Holt to assassinate J. P. Morgan, the
banker, who was accused of aiding the
allies. Holt killed himself.
The activities of officials of the Ger
man and Austrian governments serv
ing in this country led to the retire
ment of Dr. Dumba, Austrian ambas
sador, and Captains Boy-Ed and Von
Papen, attaches of German embassy.
Diplomatic relations between the gov
ernments of Austria-Hungary and the
United States reached an acute stage
during December, when this govern-
ment sent a note to Austria demanding
the disavowal of the sinking of the
Italian steamship Ancona with the loss
or American lives.
In January a so called convention
government was set up in Mexico an
tagonistic to the Constitutional party,
of which General Carranza was chief.
In June President Wilson warned the
factions in Mexico to make peace. Fol
lowing that, the A. B. C. powers, which
had before acted with this country in
efforts to bring about peace in Mexico,
held a conference, and it was finally
decided to recognize Carranza as the
head of the de facto government of
Mexico. This was accomplished in
October. Meanwhile a revolution in
Haiti led this government to inter
fere for the protection of United States
interests. Troops were landed, and
fighting took place. Also on the Mex
ican border many collisions have oc
curred between United States troops
and Mexicans of different factions.
At the close of the summer outing
season it was announced that Presi
dent Wilson was affianced to Mrs
Edith B. Gait of Washington. After
some weeks an ardent public curiosity
and desire to know the time and place
of the nuptials were appeased by the
news that it would take place in Wash
ington on the 18th of December.
Outside of the war zone in Europe
there have been few steamship disas
ters attended with heavy loss of life.
One of the saddest for many years
was the overturning of the excursion
steamer Eastland in the Chicago river
on July 24, with the loss of 981 lives.
Recently wireless telephoning has
been accomplished between Arlington,
Va,, and Paris, San Francisco and
Honolulu. Explorer Stefansson was
heard from after a silence of seventeen
months. The European war brought
to the fore the question of adequate
national defense, and the result of
ma(hy months of discussion and plan
ning is now or soon will be before
congress in the shape of bills to nearly
double the standing army, create a big
reserve force and add to the number
of battleships and submarines.
j*n Dec. 11 the Chinese council, ef
state tendered the throne to Yuan Shih
KaJ, president of the republic,
Te year's necrology includes Gen
era) Porflrlo Diaa, former president of
.Mexjco Conant, the artist: Creelman,
journalist Hopkinson 8mith, artist and
author Mary Ann Jackson, widow
of "Stonewall" Jackson: W. Nelson,
edftjor: Herman Bidder of the New
Yorker Staata-Zeltung. Albert G.
gpalding, e*Senaj:or Nelson W. Aid
rich. General B. F. Tracy and Booker
Spicer-on-Green Lake, Dec. 28—
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Warner arrived last
week for a visit with the former's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Warner.
O. A. Orred autoed to New London
Miss Florence Vettling is visiting
relatives at Atwater.
D. B. Heller was a guest of friends
at Willmar Saturday.
Henry L. Von Schenick left for St.
Cloud Saturday, returning Monday.
Miss Selma Isaackson departed for
Cottonwood last week, for an indefin
V. J. Anderson) and family visited
relatives at Eagle Lake on Christ
Miss Esther Holt came home from
New London Thursday to spend her
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ellis returned
Friday from a two weeks' visit with
friends in New York.
The ice crew returned Saturday
from Devils Lake, N. D., where they
spent about ten days.
Chas. Peterson and crew are busy
putting in cement floor in Nelson and
Erickson's new garage.
O. Hoagberg at Willmar.
Miss Alma Olson returned here on
Monday, after spending a week with
her mother, at Kandiyohi.
Victor Danlelson, who is employed
at Minneapolis, arrived home Friday
for a visit with' relatives.
Mrs. Port McDowell and daughter,
Iris, arrived- from Fargo Friday for a
visit at the G. B. Doty home.
Mrs. F. D. Johnson returned home
Monday from a week's visit at her
parental home in Minneapolis.
Mrs. N. B. Johnson spent a couple
of days here with her son, Fredolf,
who is ill with rheumatic fever.
N. O .Jacobson and family left last
Friday for Donnelly where they will
visit relatives during the holidays.
Albert Peterson came home from
Willmar Friday and) visited his par
ents and sisters here until Saturday.
Mrs. N. O. Aarrestad arrived from
Hanley Falls last week for a visit with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Klos
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Arthun and baby
from New London were guests at
the Arthun home Saturday and Sun
Chas. Fare has left for Grand Bay,
Ala., where he will spend the winter.
He will visit various places on his
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Olson and son
from Thief River Falls arrived) here
Wednesday for a visit with relatives
Miss Clara Kloster, who teaches
New Year's Greetings
To Our Friends and Customers:
We wish you all a Happy New
thanks for theliberalpatronagegiven
us. Hoping we maycontinuetoshare
in your good will in the future
We beg to remain,
Yours very respectfully,
BERKNESS, LUNDBERG & GO.
To All Our Friends
A Happy and Pros-
perous Hew Year
south of Willmar, arrived here Friday
to spend a couple of weeks' vacation
at her parental home.
Mrs. S. H. Adams and daughters,
Maude and Marion departed a week
ago for North Fork, Va., where they
will spend a couple of months.
Spicer school closed Friday for a
two weeks' vacation. Miss Marie
Price, teacher in the grammar depart-
OU THANKS O YOU
E desire to express our sincere
for the liberal patronage
that the public has given our store
during the season of 1915. We are
pleased, for it proves tha* bur efforts
to give the best values ami service are
appreciated. We hope to merit a
of our business in 1916, and wish all
our customers a most prosperous and
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Anderson Bros. & Co.
May 1916 bring you continued
health, prosperity and happiness.
W^als urish fcgL th^nk you flU
for the splendid patronage given
our store in the Past. We trust
we shall receive and merit your
business during the coming year.
WEUM CLOTHIN CO.
EDW. M. ELKJER, Mgr.
ment left the same day for her home
north of New London where she wiH
spend the holidays.
Misses Alma and Ruth Holt, AI
vina Thranum, Hansine Johanson,
Alice Boreen, Elfie Norsten and Bes
sie Warner, who attend school at
Willmar, arrived home Wednesday to
spend their vacation at their home