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MUCH WORK FOR
UPHOLDING OF ELWELL ACT EX-
PECTED TO BRING FLOOD OF
Nineteen applications for state aid
under the Elwell rural highway law
are in the hands of the state highway
commission and will be considered at
the regular monthly meeting in the
state capitol May 29. With the law
approved and backed by the supreme
court, it is expected that a large num
ber of additional applications will be
filed in a short time, although there
is enough work already cut out for the
engineers if the various projects now
pending are confirmed by the com
mission. It is reasonably certain
that some of the big main highway
plans of the Northern Minnesota De
velopment association may not be
enolved as rapidly as the promoters
May Start Work Tomorrow
Still theree is plenty of material to
work upon. In fact, work may begin
tomorrow on at least one stretch of
road. All the preliminary work and
the survey has been completed for the
construction of a road east from
Thief River Falls in Pennington coun
ty. It was the action of the commis
sion in ordering work on this high
way that prompted the injunction
proceedings that eventually led to
the Elwell law being sustained in both
ihe district and supreme court.
There is still a legal problem to be
solved before the commission gets
down to real work and this question
probably will be disposed of when the
commission meets. It is not quite
cleaj how the preliminary work is to
be financed, whether out of the state
highway fund or by the counties. The
latter will not be authorized to issue
bonds until after the surveys have
been made and the same approved bj
the commission. A method of car
ing for the cost of the first work, it
is believed, will be suggested by the
attorney general, who will be repre
sented at the coming meeting.
After the bonds are* issued the
county may collect one-half from the
state and one-fourth from assessments
on benefited property in ten annual
installments. The survey may be
included in the state's first contribu
Road Plans Vary
Various kinds of roads are proposed
in the nineteen petitions now before
the commission, the cost ranging from
$1,000 to $3,000 a mile. The commis
sion has estimated that a road such
as it has in mind for rural highways
can be laid at an average cost of
$1,500 a mile, except, of cours.e under
exceptional and abnormal conditions.
Winona county will be one of tho
first beneficiaries of the new law for
its county board was the first in the
state to recognize the possibilities of
the new measures and to file its appli
cations early. This county will also
receive the earliest attention of the
The members are Clarence I. Mc
Nair, Cloquet C. M. Babcock, Elk
River, and F. S. Bell, Winona.
Following are the highways propos
ed in the applications now on file:
First Winona to Lamille, 37,550
feet estimated cost, $41,625.60.
Second Winona to Wilson, 22,300
feet cost- $26,440.79.
Third Winona to Almon, 47,900
feet cost $51,643.
FourthDuluth to St. Vincent by
I way of Coleraine, Grand Rapids, Be
niidji, Red Lake Falls and Warren,
347.75 miles approximate cost, $500,-
FifthDeer River to Northome, 62.5
miles cost $39,850.
Sixth Around Lake Bemidji, 8.5
miles cost $10,237.50.
SeventhSouth from Bagley, seven
miles no estimate of cost.
4 EighthMahnomen to Wiaubun, 12
*miles cost $7,100.
NinthItasca county, in northwest
corner details not supplied.
TenthInternational Falls to twin
cities by way of Grand Rapids and
Mora details not supplied.
EleventhDuluth. to,Moorhead, 300
miles, including Detroit, Cleveland.
TwelfthFarley to Tamarack River
50.75 miles cost $46,320. I&.\4a
ThirteenthNorth and south thru
Bratoerd, the length of Crow Wing
(county, 52 miles no estimate of cost.
FourteenthEast from Thief River
Falls, 79,700 feet: cost $17,014.
FifteenthTwin cities to Duluth,
165 miles no estimate of cost.
SixteenthBrainerd to Moose Lake
S3.5 miles cost $83,080.
SeventeenthEastern part of Ano
ka, north and south road, 20 miles
no estimate of cost.
EighteenthCrookston to Moorhead
and Breckenridge, "Winnipeg to Gulf"
only two counties have approved de
tails not supplied.
NineteenthCrosby, to connect with
No. 11, 27.5 miles cost $36,662.
Died in the Prime of Life.
George E. Harris was called to the
great beyond, at Superior, Wis., on
Sunday morning, May 25, in the prime
of life, his age being 32 years. The
cause of death was tuberculosis from
which he has suffered for years, al
though he has been able to be active
ly employed most of the time. But
since April 10 he had been tenderly
cared for at the hospital where the
final summons came, and found him
resigned, yea glad, to leave a world
full of care and trouble.
Deceased was born in Canada and
Ncame with his parents to Warren in
the early days, they living for a num
ber of years on a farm east of town
and later becoming residents of this
city, where he grew into manhood
and was educated in our schools. He
was the first court reporter that
Judge Grindeland had, hence in de
ference to his memory the judge ad
journed court on Tuesday afternoon,
so as to enable those who wanted to
attend the funeral to do so.
Three brothers are the immediate
mourners of deceased, namely Adel
bert A. Harris and Roy Harris, resid
ing in this city, and William F. Har
ris, of Bismarck, N. D. All the bro
thers were present at the funeral
which was held here at 2 p. m. on
Tuesday, the remains having been
brought to this city for interment.
The funeral service was conducted
at the grave by Rev. A. A. Meyers,
and also by the Knights of Pythias
of which order deceased was
a member. To the surviving broth
ers and all others who mourn this
young man's demise, the sympathy of
the community is extended.
To Be Held in Warren Friday, June
7Hon. E. E. Lobeck to Speak
The Prohibition Party is extending
its organization this year to every
county in the state and is holding
conventions during May and June with
that end in view. The convention
for Marshall county will be held in
Warren Friday June 7, afternoon and
evening. The old opera house will
be used for the occasion, its use be
ing generously donated for this pur
pose by the officials of the North
The business of the convention will
be transacted in the afternoon ses
sion and will include the election of
delegates to the state convention to
be held in Minneapolis, July 4 and 5
the forming of a county organization,
the consideration of county and leg
islative nominations and the consider
ation of plans for the campaign. Hon.
E .E. Lobeck, of Alexandria, will at
tend the convention on behalf of the
State Central committee and will
speak, outlining the work that is be
ing undertaken by the party.
In the evening, a public rally will
be held which will be addressed by
Mr. Lobeck and others. Mr. Lobeck
probably is the best known prohibi
tion speaker in the state. He is very
able and very popular and will no
doubt draw a large crowd. He .is
said to be slated as the party's nom
inee for governor, and if selected will
make a general automobile campaign
throughout the state.
Arrangements were made for the
convention by Wm. C. Dean, of Min
neapolis, special field representative
of the party, who spent. Tuesday and
Wednesday here interviewing local
friends of the movement.
Mr. Dean states that the prospects
for the Prohibition party's success
were never so bright as this year
and this is especially true in Minne
sota. There, is every reason to be
lieve that not only will the five pres
ent members of the legislature be re
elected but that two or three times
as many more will be put through
also, and further that it is by no
means impossible that one or more
members of congress and even the
governor might be elected.
The campaign plans include the au
tomobile tour, the employment of a
large force of county organizers and
the general distribution of literature.
FIRST GAME A FAST ONE
On Sunday afternoon, with a stiff
wind blowing, occurred the first game
of ball, played by the Warren City
team against the Thief River Falls In
dians, the swift team of which that
city boasts. The visiting team came
over in autoes and owing to the
breaking down of one of them a few
miles east of this city, the game did
not commence as scheduled, but the
crowd saw a good game for their
For Warren, Pihlstrom, one of the
best pitchers in the northwest, and
Johnson did the'battery act and Ken
nedy, pitcher, and Radlock, catcher,
performed for the Indians. Thief
River Falls had a little hard luck ow
ing to one of the fans on the bleach
ers getting in the way of Aasland
when he attempted to catch a fowl
ball with two men on bases and two
out, which brought Warren two
scores. Warren also lost one chance
to bat owing to a blunder, by one man
batting out of his turn. All in all it
was a very good game and the play
ers were nearly evenly matched.
The pitchers did good work, but
Pihlstrom seemed to have Kennedy
beaten in the strikeouts, as he struck
out 11 men to Kennedy's 5.
The score runs as follows:
Thief River Falls
AB PO A E
Cole, ss 4 0 0 2 3 1
Johnston, If 4 0 0 2 0 0
Radlock, 4 0 110 2
Lambert, 2b 4 0 1 4 3 2
Aasland,. 3b 4 0 0 1 4 0
Ilerrick, cf 3 0 0 2 0 0
Jameson, rf 4 0 0 6 0 0
Erickson, lb 3 0 0 9 2 2
Kennedy, 3 1 0 0 7 0
Total 33 1 2 27 19 7
AB TI PO A E
Xaeseth, ss 4 0 1 2 3 1
Art Sommers, lb 4 0 0 10 0 0
Kilfoyl, 3b 4 1 0 4 0 0
Johnson, 4 0 112 3
Bordwick, If 4 0 0 1 0 0
Peterson, 2o 4 0 0 6 3 2
Beckstrand, rf 3 0 0 1 0 0
Archie Sommers, cf 3 1 1 2 2 0.
Pihlstrom, 3 1 0 0 3 0
Total 30 3 3 27 13 6
Summary: Two base hits, Radlock
stolen bases, Johnson double play,
Lambert to Aasland first base on
balls, off Kennedy, 3, off Pihlstrom, 2
struck out, by Kennedy 5, by Pihl
strom, 11 passed balls, Radlock, 2,
Johnson 3 dead balls, by Kennedy
1, by Pihlstrom 3. Time, 1:50. Um
WARREN WALLOPS THIEF RIVER
AGAINSCORE 8 TO 3
At the ball game between the War
ren and Thief River Falls teams play
ed at Thief River Falls today, the
Warren boys again showed their su
perior skill as ball tossers by defeat
ing Thief River by a score of 8 to 3.
Last evening the Warren baseball
team crossed bats with Brown's
Tennessee Rats, an aggregation
which travels with a colored minstrel
troupe. The Warren boys were beat
en by a score of 6 to 0, but they de
serve great credit for holding the
"rats" down as well as they did. The
colored players, says the manager of
the mnistrels, are being paid $700 per
month to play ball and are always, in
practice and are very good players,
and the Warren players, who besides
playing ball for pastime, work all day
long at other work, need not be
ashamed of being beaten by the Rats.
We advise the Warren boys to get
some rat "pizen" next time they
tackle this aggregation.
WILSON GETS MARSHALL CO.
At the Democratic county conven
tion held in Stephen yesterday, the
following delegates were chosen to
attend the state convention which
elects delegates to the national con
vention at Baltimore, namely, Julius
J. Olson, C. A. Tullar, G. Wahlund, L.
M. Olson, R. W. Frazee, W. H. Dixon,
Nels Malm, R. D. V. Carr. They
were instructed for Woodrow Wilson
Mr. Leslie Kramer of Stephen, and
Miss Ethel Hill, of Portage, Wiscon
sin, were united in marriage by Rev.
A. A. Meyers at the Methodist Epis
copal parsonage in this city at 8:00
o'clock Wednesday morning, May
29th. The young couple was ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S.
Campbell of Stephen, and took the
local train for that town where the
wedding festivities were to be held.
Mr. Kramer is engaged in farming
near Stephen, and he and bride have
the best wishes of numerous friends
in the foundation of their home.
The May term of district court con
vent Monday with Judge Grindeland
presiding. The grand jury found
very little to do and was discharged
the first day. Only three jury cases
were taken up and disposed of, the
others being either continued or court
cases Yesterday the term closed.
The following is the disposition
of the more important cases at this
term of court:
John J. Sutton vs. Alfred Hagstrom
et al. To he tried by court.
Mike Henne vs. J. S... Anthony.
Stricken from calendar.
Aiidrew J. Nyland vs. John G. Stein
et al To be tried before court.:
Edward Liane vs. Henry Larson.
P. McClernan for plaintiff, Julius
J. Olson for defendant. To be tried
Wi-i J. Dundon vs. Minneapolis, St.
Paul| Sault Ste. Marie Ry. Co. Wm.
J. B|w and A. N. Eckstrom for the
plai^iff, John Erdall and Julius 01-
A.|J. Love&fcrom vs. Ed Eliason. P.
A. $teClernan for plaintiff, Charles
Loring and G. A. Youngquist for de
Nicholas B. Ludowese vs. L. H.
Ame&on. To be tried by court.
M||. W. A. Tribble vs. The City of
Warden, Frank Jerrue, R. E. Parsons,
Josephine Dixon and Erick Koppang.
W. Schultz, E. A. Brekke and P. A.
McClernan for plaintiff. Brown &
Eckstrom, Julius J. Olson and Charles
Lorihg for defendant. Action for
damages for personal inury by reason
of defective foot bridge. Dismissed
as to city.
R. C. Mathwig vs. E. E. Meridith.
Julius J. Olson for plaintiff, A. N.
Eckstrom for defendant. Verdict for
plaintiff for $75,00.
Oscar Peterson vs. Soo R. R. and
Canadian Northern R. R. E. A. Brek
ke for plaintiff, Hector Boxter, John
Erdall and Julius J. Olson for defend
E. E. Meridith vs. R. C. Mathwig
and Frank Wood. Brown & Eck
strom for plaintiff, Julius J. Olson
for defendant. To be tried by court.
Burger Manufacturing Co., vs. Aug.
Lundgren and Charles Wittensten, Co
partners as Lundgren, Wittensten &
Co. Henderson, Wunderlich, Works
& Tatten and A. A. Miller for plff.,
Julius J. Olson for clefts. Before
court for trial by consent.
Laurence Cormier vs. Stanislaw
Szczepanski. P. A. McClernan for
plaintiff, Dana M. Easton and E. A.
Brekke and A. N. Eckstrom for de
Scandia State Bank of Stephen vs.
James R. Mack. Julius J. Olson for
plff., P. A. McClernan for deft. To
be tried by court.
Charles Dundas vs. Appolis Poitras.
E.-A. Brekke for plaintiff, Julius J.
Olson for defendant. Verdict for
Emma Gilbertson vs. F. Wilhelm
Carlson and W. A. Marin. Julius J.
Olson for plff., E. A. Brekke for deft.
George W. Bolton vs. Jonas Sjoberg
G. Halvorson for ulff., M. J. Hegland
for deft. Continued.
August A. Johnson vs. Louis Nor
quist. A. N. Eckstrom for plff., Juli
us J. Olson for deft. To be tried by
Gust Halldin vs. Charles Larson,
A. N. Eckstrom for plff., J. J. Olson
for deft. Court case.
Eilert J. Haugen and James Eagen
vs. Thomas Storey and Eliza Storey.
George N. Paulson, Elling Erickson
and Ole A. Eftafjeld. A. N. Eckstrom
for plo., Julius J. Olson for defts.
Carrie Swan vs. Arthur Elivin Swan
and others. Julius J. Olson for plff.,
A. N. Eckstrom for defts.
Fred Tiedt vs. Luigia Bernard! and
Joseph Bernardi. Julius J. Olson
and A. N. Eckstrom for plff., E. A.
Brekke and Dana M. Easton for defts.
Motion for directed verdict for plain
Eugene Labine vs. Louis Riopelle.
Charles Loring and G..A. Youngquist
for plff., Julius J. Olson for deft.
John Phillipp vs. Northwestern
Drainage Co., and Forrestal & Feyen.
J. E. Montague and Julius J. Olson
for plff., W. J. Brown and A. E. Boye
son and H. H." Flor for defts. don
iH NEW CITIZENS
Citizens admitted at General May
Term of Court, A. D. 1912:
Pede r^ Christian Sund, Espelee,
Nils .Mattson, Warren, Minnesota.
Carl August Blomburgh, Linsell,
Per Johan Svedberg, Aspelin, Min
Lars Skoog, Aspelin, Minnesota.
Erik Axel Born, Oslo, Minnesota.
Tarjei Knudson Hegvedt, German
Lars Simonson, Oslo, Minnesota.
Edvin Larson, Oslo, Minnesota.
Peter Johansen Berg, Foldahl, Min
Jurors at May Term of Court
William Rickell, Wanger.
S. O. Hoff, Oak Park.
William Merdink, Stephen.
Alfred Nystrom, Vega.
Aug. W. Anderson, Warrenton.
Albert Knutson, Oak Park.
John Knutson, East Valley.
Axel J, Lundquist, Vega.
A. D. Ralston, New Solum.
Clarence Schultz, Warren.
A. A. Peterson, Cedar.
John Anderson, Wright.
J. C. Figenskau, Oslo.
John Allen, Comstock.
L. M. Olson, Marren.
R. B. Taralseth, Warren.
R. M. Nelson, New Solum.
John Henning, Thief Lake.
W. F. Loeslie, Comstock.
Frank Dahlgren, Alvarado.
H. c. Grim, Alma.
Christ Engen, Holt.
Edward Anderson, New Maine.
John M. Halvorson, Warren.
Sam Goplin, Marsh Grove.
P. A. Sihlberg, Lincoln.
John A. Holmstrom, Wright.
Knud Rogness, Moylan.
O. E. Flann, New Solum.
Nels K. Braaflat, Lincoln.
John Hogfeldt, Alma.
Amund Johnson, Grand Plain.
Ole Torgeson, Wanger.
Nels Skaug, New Folden.
John Lang, Middle River.
Andrew Borgquist, McCrea.
Charley Wagner, Fork.
Charley Johnson, Warrpen.
Carl Carlson, Big Woods.
Arne Steinhauer, Excel.
Abel Anderson, West Valley.
Alfred Horgen, McCrea.
Nels Gibson, New Maine.
Gust Wahlin, Vega.
Lars E. Aas, Rollis.
David Dundas, Argyle.
S. M. Scovell, Whiteford.
ROBBERY IN TOWN
Last Saturday night there were two
robberies in our city. Gust Wick
man's auto garage was entered and
about $100 in cash taken from the
safe which had been opened by some
one evidently who was an expert at
getting onfo the combination. The
second place robbed was the office
of the Pioneer Loan & Land Co.,
where the safe, which had been lock
ed in the evening, was entered in the
same skillful manner and one
drawer containing 60 cents in money
and some valuable papers, was taken
out and carried away.
Suspicion points strongly to a
young man by the name of J. W.
Beckstrom, who came here from Illi
nois a few months ago and nas been
employed as an auto repairer in the
garages in the city'and doing other
jobs of a mechanical nature. He left
on the flyer going north that same
night, ostensibly for Hallock where
he said he had a job of repairing to
do, after which he would return to
Warren. Upon investigation it was
found that he did not stop at Hallock,
but continued.his trip to Canada. Tom
Keefe, the city marshal went to Win
nipeg Monday morning to look for the
fellow but failed to locate him. The
Canadian authorities were given a
description of the man and may effect
his capture later.
RECEPTION TO NEW PASTOR
A pleasant and largely attended
reception was given to Rev. F. N. An
derson, the new pastor of the Swed
ish Lutheran church in Warren, and
his family, at the church parlors on
Tuesday evening. Rev. G. Wahlund,
president of the Red River Valley
district, welcomed Rev. Anderson on
behalf of the congregation in a cor
dial speech. Peter Dalquist present*
ed the minister with a purse of mon
ey, about $115, that had been collect
ed to defray partly the expense of
moving from far away Pennsylvania.
Dr. E. J. Colberg, of Alvarado, made
a fine talk and Prof. Abrahamson al
so added words of welcome amd en
couragement. Rev. Anderson replied
feelingly, thanking those present for
the kindness, shown. A well receiv
ed musical number was rendered by
the "Anderson orchestra" composed
of the pastor and his six children.
Other musical numbers were rendered
by a male and a mixed chorus and
lastly refreshments served by the la
dies brought the pleasant adair to a
Of the Swedish Lutheran Church OP-
ganizedFirst Annual Meeting to
be held in Warren, March 13, 1913
The Minnesota Conference of the
Swedish Lutheran church, which
since its organization fifty years ago,
has been an influential factor in the
spiritual and also the material devel
opment of the state and the entire
Northwest, has now been divided, a
new conference having been formed
of territory embraced in three of
the old mission districts, namely, the
Alexandria, Fargo and Red River val
ley districts. The new conference
was organized at a meeting of repre
sentatives from the various congre
gations in said districts held at Fer
gus Falls on Saturday, May 25, 1912.
One of the reasons for the division
was that the old conference was get
ting to be too large and unwieldy a
body* to care properly for the mission
work in the frontier settlements. The
division was sanctioned at the meet
ing of the old conference held in St.
Peter week before last.
The constitution provides for a
governing body consisting of six
trustees, two from each district, to
gether with the president and treas
urer of the conference.
Officers were elected as follows:
President, Rev. S. W. Swenson, E
bow Lake vice president, Rev. Jas.
Moody, Fergus Falls secretary, Rev.
Alex Sands, St. Hilaire treasurer,
August Lundgren, Warren trustees,
Alexander district, John Anderson,'
Evansville Rev. P. P. Hedenstrom,
Hoffman Fargo district, Rev. Lehart,
and John Olson, Lake Park Red Riv
er district, Rev. L. P. Lundgren, Hal
lock and Nels Lindgren, Kennedy.
It was decided to leave the ques
tion of selecting a conference school
to a referendum vote of the various*
The next meeting of the conference
will be held at Warren on March 13
TO THE TUNE OF NORTH STAR
A Quartet from North Star College is
Now touring the Red River Valley
A quartet from North Star College
has gone forth to enliven and enter
tain the people of the Red River Val
ley counties with beautiful song. The
members of the quartet are:
Miss Agda Wennerberg, soprano,
graduate from G. A. C. conservatory,
and experienced teacher of music,
recently elected principal of the mu
sical department of North Star Col
lege Miss Olga Hermanson, alto,
graduate fro mG. A. C. conservatory,
principal of music department of
North Star College since its organiza
tion and the most skillful pianist in
the Northwest Arthur W. Knock, A.
B., tenor, graduate from Gustavus
Adolphus College, member of the fa
mous G. A. C. Lyric, recently elected
a professor at North Star College O.
E. Abrahamson, bass, president of
North Star College and member of
the original G. A. C. quartet.
The concert dates for the tour are
May 30 Vestra Emaus, 8:00.
May 31, Kennedy 8:00.
June 1, Robbin, 8:00.
June 2, Red River, 10:30.
June 2, Hallock, 8:00.
June 3, Saron, 8:00.
June 4, Lancaster, 8:00.
June 5, Bronson, 8:00.
June 6, Karlstad, 8:00.
June 7, Salem, 8:00.
June 8, Strandquist, 8:00.
June 9, Newfolden, 10:30.
June 9, Middle River, 8:00.
June 10, Strathcona, 8:00.
June 11, Badger, 8:00.
June 12, Roseau, 8:00.
June 13, Warroad, 8:00.
June 14, Thief River Falls, 8:00.
June 15, Klara (Hazel Station) 3:00
June 16, St. Hilaire, 10:30.
June 16, Black River, 2:00.'
June 16, Crookston, 8:00.
June 18, Grand Forks, 8:00.
June 19, Betaesda, 2:00.
June 19, Nyskoga, 8:00.
June 20, Alvarado, 8:00.
June 21, Adams, 8:00."
June 22, Adams Picnic,' 1:30.
June 22, Oslo, 8:00.
June 23, Elim (Alvarado), 10:30.
June 23, Bloomwood, 8:00.
June 24, Vega, 2:00. V
June 25, Fergus Falls, SiOOp^