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Br JONATHAN BRACE
phere of ro
encircles the origin of the name.
About 1520 a Spanish love Btdry
was published in which there
was an imaginary island in the
Far East called California. Some
fifteen years later a party of
Spanish adventurers came upon
the peninsula which we now call
Lower California. Believing that
they had discovered a romantic
Island similar to the one in the
novel, they called It California.
Later on, the territory to. the
north became known as Alta
California or High California
and when it became a state, it
was accordingly called Cali
fornia. The first settlers were
the Franciscan monks who came
up from Mexico and established
missions, and many are the leg
ends woven around these pioneer
Padres. There shortly grew up
Mexican settlements around the
missions which the wonderful
climate and fertile soil pros
The government, while under
Mexican control, was more or
less independent, and at the out
break of the Mexican war, Fre
mont, who was later defeated
for the presidency, occupied Cal
ifornia. When peace was made
in 1848, California became Uni
ted States territory. That same
year gold was discovered in the
Sacramento Valley and the rush
of people to California began.
The population grew so rapidly
that in 1850 California was ad
mitted as the thirty-first state
of the Union. With 158,297
square miles, it is the largest
state except Texas. Politically,
its power has been rapidly grow
ing. California now has thirteen
(©byMcClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
—John Froshager made a pleasant
call on Willmar friends last Sunday—
—Miss Hanna Swenson returned to
Ring Lake Friday after a weeks visit
with Miss Viola Carlson.
—Ingvald Woken, Ed Elstrom and
Roy Wallin of Atwater were Will
mar callers yesterday.
—Miss Alice Cahill returned to Min
neapolis Friday after a few days visit
in this city with friends.
Mrs. Laura M. Hoyt Recommends
"I have frequently used Chamber
lain's Tablets, during the past three
years, and have found tham splendid
for headache and bilious attacks. I
am only too pleased, at any time, to
speak a word in praise of them,"
writes Mrs. Laura M. Hoyt, Rockport,
EAST O W MR
State Highway Pepartment Awards
Contracts on Low Bids Makes
Work for Men and Teams
Winter road work to cut unemploy
ment will start at once and the big
gest part of the special program will
be finished by spring,under contracts
made this week by Charles M. Bab
cock, state highway commissioner.
The general trunk highway improve
ments planned this winter were re
cently outlined in the Tribune.
Contracts were awarded tentatively
for 35Q miles of graveling and grading
under the "more-work-better-roads"
movement to speed needed highway
improvements and relieve unemploy
ment. The award in each case was
made on the best bid, according to
John H. Mullen, deputy commissioner
and chief highway engineer, and large
savings of trunk highway funds were
effected on extremely low bids due in
part to wide competition. There were
about 25 bidders for each job, against
10 to 12 ordinarily. Gravel surfacing
was let at an average of $2,000 a mile
and yard-mile hauls at 16 to 30 cents
compared with 30 to ©0 cents paid last
year. The lowest bid on the single
paving project was $2.17 a yard for
concrete—about 20 per cent, or more
than $5,000 a mile, under the regular
season figure of $27,000.
Other jobs are to be advertised soon,
it was announced, to profit by current
low prices and escape possible in
creases next spring when general op
erations start, as well as to relieve
unemployment this winter.
Applications for work should be
made direct to contractors, it was
added, no hiring being done by the
highway department. Work is to start
at once on most jobs which are to
be completed by April 1 or sooner
under the contracts.
Gravel surfacing from Atwater to
Litchfield, a distance of 12.2 miles will
be carried on during the winter. This
is trunk highway No. 10, and the con
tract for this work has been awarded
to Charles Weaver of Anoka at
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
—Dr. H. F. Porter, Dentist, Carlson
—C. L. Scott made a business trip
to Minneapolis Monday.
—For taxi and auto livery call
—Arthur Nelson made a trip to
Redwood Falls Sunday.
—For taxi and auto livery call
—Chas. Reigal of Atwater was a ci
ty caller last Saturday.
—Dr. C. E. Gerretson, Dentist, Lewis
—John Feig made a business trip'
to Atwater last Monday.
—Have your watch repaired at Ol
ive Bros. 315 Third St. tf
—Mrs. M. T. Sandbo made a busi
ness trip to the cities Sunday.
—Dr. C. E. Anderson, Dentist, Bank
—Mrs. S. E. Came visited friends in
Spicer last Friday and Saturday.
—See C. G. EngwaH for bargains in
You can best buy presents for your
gentlemen friend sat a MEN'S store.
If in doubt buy "HIM" half a dozen of
our fine neckties. We have ties in every shade
of the rainbow, and scores of other things
your friends will like.
Our high quality goods and our reason
able prices tie our customers to us.
Wear our good "Nifty" clothes
—Magnus Hvam of Eagle Lake
made a business trip totalis ci^y Sat
Dr. Oscar E. Hedta. dentist, Carlson
Block. Phone 81.—Adv.
0 E. Glesna was a business caller
at Willmar Monday.—Belgrade Tri
-—Ben Twidt left Monday for Fargo,
N. D., to visit with friends at that
—Christmas greeting and Inelosure
cards at the Gift Shop, Pacific Ave
—Martin Lundquist was a in a
visitor last Monday. New London
—Thorn Thompson called on Will
mar friends last Tuesday*—Kerkhoven
—Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holm of
Atwater were visiting in this city
—Ludwig Johnson of Belgrade
made a business trip to this city on
—For Christmas photographs.
Make appointment to day. Olson Bros
—Dr. I. S. Benson returned from a
three days business trip to Detroit on
—Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hyden of At
water made a business trip to this
—O. A. Johnson returned to Pan
nock Monday after a few days trip
to the cities.
—Join the Christmas club at the
First National Bank of Willmar which
starts Dec. 12. 3t
—N. B. Johnson of New London re
turned home Friday after a weeks
visit in this city.
—Hugo Erickson of Willmar called
on Pennock friends last Sunday.—
—Mr. and Mrs. J. Dickson spent
Sunday with relatives at Willmar.—
—Carl J. Thorson and daughter
Dagney of Hawick made a trip to
this city Monday.
—Our Christmas club offers you a
methodical plan for depositing your
money regularly. Join today—First
National Bank of Willmar. 3t
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WILLMAR TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14,1921
AND I E N S ES
Automobile Owners Most Show
Registrations on 1921 Cars to
Obtain 1922 Licenses
New ,1922 motor vehicle licenses
will be on sateJ^h. 3, Mike Holm, sec
retary of state, announced this week,
and can be issued lawfully on 1921
and. older cars only after taxes are
paid in full., The statement is intend
ed to correct a common mistake that
it was not necessary in 1921 to register
cars not in use or temporarily out
"It is important for applicants to
remember that the 1921 registration
certificate, or a sworn •statement in
case it has been lost, must be sent in
with the application for 1922 registra
tion and license," said Secretary
Holm. "Duplicates can be had from
this o|pce by making a sworn state
ment of ownership and paying the 25
cents fee required by law."
Secretary Holm reports that regis
tration of motor vehicles for 1921 is
nearly ended but that lack of funds
among some and lack of inclination
on the part of others is causing some
POOR MAN'S DOCTOR
THOUSANDS GET WEL
Millions of people who despaired
of ever regaining their health are
loud in their praise for the Famous
Bulgarian Blood Tea, which assists
nature to produce such a vitalizing
effect upon the human system.
It is the poor man's doctor because
it is simple to prepare and its cost
is very small.
It relieves constipation, stomach,
liver, kidney and bowel ailments.
Taken steaming hot it helps break up
a cold quickly and guards against In*
fluenza, Pneumonia or other sickness,
Bulgarian Blood Tea is sold by
Cut Published in the Tribune Last
Week Furnished by Swift
County News ..
The excellent photograph published
in the Tribune last week was furnished
through the courtesy Of the Swift
County News at Benson and the story
of the noted hunt was secured from
them. Through the efforts of such
enterprising newspapers as the News
at Benson the town has been adver
tised and events of this character
transpiring there have been given
wide publicity. The'News stands for
boosting the home town and for good
The Tribune is indebted to the News
for the courtesy extended in this man
Many Willmar Readers Have Heard
It and Profited Thereby
"Good news travels fast," and the
many bad back sufferers in this vicin
ity are glad to learn where relief may
be found. Many a lame, weak and
aching back is had no more, thanks
to Doan's Kidney Pills. Thousands
upon thousands of people are telling
the good news of their experience with
this tested remedy. Here is an ex
ample worth reading:
N. Dykeman, farmer, R.F.D. No. 3,
Raymond, Minn., says "It has been
quite awhile since I used Doan's Kid
neys Pills. Off and on whenever my
kidneys get out of order, Doan's help
me. My back lias been very painful at
times and it interfered with my work.
I would have trouble in passing the
kidney secretions and they would We
scanty and painful. I have always gone
to Carlson Bros, drug store and got a
box of Doan's kidney piMs for the
trouble and they have soon had me
feeling all right again. I am ploased to
Sixty cents at all dealers. Foster
Milburn Co., Mfrs., Buffalo. N. Y.
Have |ast received a large shipmeat of chairs, rockers and settees in Grass and Peel, imported from China. Nothing better for Porch FuraHare.
FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING
BEAUTIFUL NEW FLOUR LAMPS ANO SHADES
This is really the most wonderful display of beautiful Lamps and
Shades we have ever assembled, including the various types of Polychrome
and Mahogany finished Standards in the Table, Junior and full size Floor
Silk shades in distinctive new styles and color harmonies in sizes
for every type of'Lamp.
Practical Gifts of Furniture!
Among the many appropriate gifts of furniture are:
WRITING DESKS READING TABLES FOOT STOOLS
EASY CHAIRS AND ROCKERS SMOKING STANDS CEDAR CHESTS
—Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Hagen visited
with the formers brother, Adolph Hag
ten at Murdock over Sunday.
—Waldron Broman of this city visit
ed at the Albert Rodelius home in
Lake Lillian Sunday afternoon.
—Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Selin of Will
mar were visitors in New'London last
Thursday—New London Times.
—Mr. and Mrs. Julius Holtz left on
Monday for Leonard. N. D., to visit
with Rev. H. Lechner for a week.
—J. Emil Nelson of Willmar was a
visitor at the Martin Lundquist home
last Sunday.—New London Times.
Christinas Cards and Seals
Framed Pictures-Baskets Pottery Brass
Leather Purses and Beaded Bags
Imported China and Glassware
Madeira, Chains, Pohlson and Other
DOLLS TOYS GAMES
The Sift Shop
Pacific Ave. Willmar, Minnesota
—The Christmas club at the First
National Bank of Willmar can be
started with 1c, 2c, 5c or 10c 3t
—Mrs. J. L. Jarrett of Pennock vis
ited with S. B. Johnson and did
some trading in this city on Satur
—Mrs. Pete Renstrom and Mrs. Ar
thur Nelson of St. Paul visited at" the
Pete ^Lofgren home over the week
—Don't forget the food sale at the
Metropolitan Shop Saturday, Decem
ber 17th. All kinds of home made
goodies for sale. I