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Corn and Potato Contest.
A Grain Corn and Potato contest
will he held at the Agricultural
School, Crookston, Minn., during the
Short Course Feb. 10-21, 1913. Near
ly $350 in cash prizes, furnished by
(ounties of the Ninth Congressional
district, will be given for the best
wheat, oats, flax, rye, barley, corn
and potatoes raised during 1912 in
the counties that are co-operating
in the contest. The farmers will
compete for the cash premiums in
their own counties. The first prize
winners will compete for sweep
slakes prizes. The following coun
ties have entered to date: Polk, Red
Lake, Pennington, Wilkin, Marshall,
Norman, Clay and Kittson. It is ex
pected that most of the five other
counties of the district will also join
The sweepstakes prizes are valu
able. They are donated by well
known manufacturers who wish to
encourage these contests. The fol
lowing list shows what you may get
if you send your grain, etc., to the
school contest. In the counties of
the Ninth Congressional district
where there have been provided
cash prizes for the entries from
their own county, the farmers will
be eligible for sweepstakes premi
Best 10 lbs. wheat2 1-2 HP. Gas
line engine, value $100, dcnated by
International Harvester Co., Grand
Best. 10 lbs. rye1 3-4 HP. gaso
line engine, value $75, donated by
Chas. A. Stickney Co.
-r Best 10 bs potatoesSulky plow,
i value $50, donated by Oliver Chilled
Best 5 lbs. oatsMachinery or $20
Best 8 lbs. barleyNo. 12 DeLaval
Cream separator, $75, donated by
DeLaval Separator Co.
Best 10 lbs.flax"$10in gold, given
by Short Course.
Best 10 ears of corn, northern
sectionsix shovel corn cultivator
value 832, by Deere & Webber Co.
Best 10 ears corn, southern sec-
tionAvery corn planter, value $50,
by Avery Manufacturing Co.
Besides the above, the samples in
each county will receive cash
prizes. Send to the Agricultural
school for premium list giving full
Educational Meeting to be Held at
Thief River Falls.
A joint meeting of the Northwest
ern and the North Central Educa
tional Associations will convene at
Thief River Falls, Minn., on Feb. 13,
14 and 15. This convention com
poses all Ihe territory north of De
troit and west of Deer River, Minn.
All the prominent educators of the
slate will be present, as well as
some distinguished speakers from
abroad. It is suggested that trus
tees require their schools to be kept
open Feb. 12th, a legal holiday, in
order that it may be more conveni
ent for the teachers to attend this
convention on the dates indicated.
The Thief River schools will be in
session on the 13th for the inspec
tion of visitors. A school exhibit
will also be displayed.
The joint annual meeting of the
school officers of Marshall and
Pennington counties will take place
at this time, to which all other
school officers are invited. State
Superintendent C. G. Schulz, and
others from the department of pub
lic instruction will be present for
Aside from the general program,
there will be special meetings for
teachers of agriculture, household
economy, manual training, normal
training, rural schools, graded and
high schools, and for county super
intendents, and school officers. A
public reception by the citizens of
Thief River Falls, will be tendered
the guests. Music and other forms
of entertainment, will also be sup
plied. President George F. Vincent
of the State University, will deliver
an address on the evening of Thurs
day, on "The New Duty of the
School." Dr. J. Adam Puffer of Bos
ton, will deliver an address on Fri
day evening. &, jn^s
The following" list composts
iome of the speakers: President
Vincent, Dr. Puffer, C. Gf. Schulz,
state Superintendent of Public In
struction, E. E. Phillips, Rural
School Commissioner, Inspectors
Alton, Uiallman, Critehett, and E.
V. Storm. Professors Swifl and
Quigicy of the University, Andrew
Steadman. Cincinnati Public Schools
Frenk E. Weld, President Moorhead
Normal, Miss Anna Shelland, Inter
national Falls, C. G.'Selvig, Crooks
Ion School of Agriculture, Dean A.
E. Woods, College of Agriculture.
It is safe to say that one fare and
a third on the certificate plan will
be granted by the railways, fpr
those registering at the convention.
So far as possible, free lodging
for visiting lady teachers, will be
y.ranted. Ample facilities for oar
ing for visitors during the conven-
tion is guaranteed. Railway
nections can conveniently be made
at Erskine and Crookston for the
All interested persons are urgent
ly requested to attend as it is rare
indeed that so much talent can be
secured for an educational meeting:
in fact, this convention will vie with
the state meeting in attendance, and
in variety and strength of program.
A. M. Banks,
Pres. N. C. M. W. A.
E. E. Mclntire,
Pres. N. W. M. E. A.
J. H. Hay,
Thief River Falls,
To Bar the Common Cup in Min
Health Talk No. 28.
A bill has been introduced in the
Legislature by Senator Marden, of
Clay county, prohibiting the use of
the common drinkmg cup in alt
public places in Minnesota. The bill
is in the hands of a committee and(
may be acted upon within the next
Should the Legislature enact the
Measure into law, the roosting pUvo
lie destroyed'a#8P a 16t of infection
suffered by the people avoided.
America laughed at Kansas a few
ear ago when the Sunflower state
placed a bar against roller towels,
but after a report was made en the
number of disease germs that lurk
ed in some of them, persons became
sober and thoughtful as they turn
ed to the drinking cii$fo More in
vestigation, and this hypothetical
"If one and one-third million bac
teria can dwell together in peace
pnd harmony on one-third square
inch of a roller towel, how many
bacteria can be imparted totan area
of one square inch on the edge of a
common drinking cup?"
The common drinking cup is even
more deadly and dangerous than the
roller towel because from it germs
left by diseased persons ase carried
directly into the mouth, while from
the towel they are only rubbed up
on the outside. Should the Marden
bill be passed, the common drinking
cup will be prohibited in all depots,
publis halls, office buildings and si
milar places throughout the state of
Minnesota. The roller towel should
be given a death sentence next. Both
impart disease and should be abol
School District No. 17Excel
Mr. M. O. Saugen made a business
trip to Thief River Falls Thursday.
Henry J. Rogers went to Thief
iver on Wednesday.
Arthur Simonson took a load of
timothy hay to town Friday.
Robert Rupprecht visited the Si
monson home Friday.
Willie Meyer spent Saturday and
Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Percy
Albert Swanson made a trip to
Thief River Saturday.
Mr.Kellborg made a trip to Thief
Emmons Rogers made 'a trip to
Louie A. Meyer visited Hobson
Rogei Su day.
S. Warring went to town Satur
4 AUCTION SALE
I will sell at public auction on
farm in Sec. 34. town of Middle llv-
r, three miles south of Argylo and
1 mile west and six miles north of
Warren, on Friday, Feb. 7, 1913, (if
snow storm then sale will be held
Feb. 8) the following property:
Four good farm horses, 2 good
milch cows, also farm machinery
tools and household goods.
Up L. J. Hagen.
?*4\ ALVARADO V
Mr. John Grindeland of Warren,
was a visitor here Thursday.
Tom Se^ve^spn, spent,,Thursday in
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sands enter
tained friends Monday evening last
week. Np^j *r ^J i I
Julius Nyquist spent' Sunday here
Otto Holt is enjoying a little va
cation from the counter and is vis
iting friends in Duluth and St. Paul.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sands enter
tained friends Tuesday evening last
Mr. and Mrs. L. Sundfn returned
last week from their trip to Nebras
report a very pleasant
Walter Sands and Alex Paulson
enjoyed a sleigh- ride to Grand
lork Friday. -?V
Prof. Knock of Warren, spent
Monday here between trains.
The Woodman supper given here
Friday evening was a decided sur
cess. The Woodmen deserve cred
it for the pleasant time enjoyed by
The Annual meeting of the La
dies' Aid of the Norwegian Luther
an church was held at the home of
Mrs. Sorenson last, Thursday after
noon. The following officers were
eleeetd: Mrs. Chas.- Fering, presi
dent Mrs. Martin Sands, vice pres
ident Mrs. Batholden, secretary
Mrs. Nordall Thompson, treasurer.
Mrs. Hildur Sands and daughter
Myrtle are visiting friends in Grand
Miss Cora Paulson is again behind
the counter in ttie Iverson store.
Mrs. Tver Iverson entertained
friends at luncheon Mpjiday after
The Ladies' Aid of the Norwegian
Lutheran church will meet at the
home of Walter Sands next Thurs
day afternoon, Feb. 6th. ^t^
Iver Iverson was a Warren pas
senger Wednesday evening.
K Mrs, I. Lodoen and on Evlin]
.iift Charley KnudsQnvTarrivedJ'frojff
Argyle Wednesday morning, after
having spent a vacation at his home
Report of Dist. No. 9. school in
Vega township, during the month
completed Jan. 24th:
Neither tardy nor absent:
Agnes Hagglund, Adolph Hagg
iund, Amanda Hagglund, Florence
Nordlund, Astrid Pearson, Esther
Edman, Lena Edman.
Present 20 days but not punctu
al: Agnes Lindberg, Magnus Olson,
Sophie Swenson, Lydia Swenson.
Attending 19 days or more: Adelia
Anderson, Gladys Anderson, Louise'
Edman, Helmer Pearson. Sam An
derson, Birger Hagglund.
Ella V. Edman. Teacher.
T. R. Falls Times Changes Hands
Homer E. Mussey last week sold
out his paper, the Thief River Falls
Times, to Thos. H. Smith, an experi
enced newspaper man of Badgei,
Minn. Mr. Mussey (together with
his father) started the Times about
two years ago, and has* edited it
with a good deal of ability. How
ever, the support which he had a
right to expect from the business
men of the place failed to material
ize. Hope the new owner may fare
fTHIEF RIVER FALLS, R. 2
Mfrs. C. Hoffman called at Wendt's
fyer and" Betsy Borsheim called
ut ipilbaugh's,Wednesday evening.
Mjr. and Mrs. Silbaugh and family
and, Martin Mattson spent Sunday
at Erickson's. I
Molly Sauter and Ernest
Schwartz called at Coppoy's Tues
Mathilda and Henry Wendt called
Brjckson's Tuesday evening.
A party was given at M. John
sons Saturday evening. Those pres
ent,all report a good time.
ty. Mattson spent Tuesday evening
JvGarl Gutrud and Martin Johnson
spent Tuesday evening at Schwartz'.
Mathilda and Henry Wendt and
Hrldur Carlson called at Steinhau
er"s Wednesday evening.
A^nnie and Willie Stienhauer,
Henry and Mathilda Wendt and Hil
dur, Carlson took in the masquerade
at Middle River Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz and daugh
ter Mollie spent. Sunday at August
Mr. and Mrs. A. Joppru and fami
ly spent Sunday at John Larson's.
Mr. C. Schwartz and Mr. A. Myers
made a trip to Holt Monday.
Olga Larson who is teaching at
Ringbo, spent Saturday and Sunday
at her home here.
Mai tin. Mattson made a trip to
Golden Valley last week.
Adolph Ringham spent Sunday
with the Sauter boys.
J. Ose called at Erickson's Satur
"J/alia Johnson arrived home from
Thief River Falls last week for a
visit at her home here.
Stemhauer Bros., sawed wood for
Silbaugh and Erickson this week.
Minnie Anderson of Holt is spend
ing a couple of days with Annie
_rV'was a wreclc orf' _t.
^Mar&h' siding on Monday this week.
The east bound freight Was to pick
up some cars, of wheat at the eleva
tor and the engineer backed up with
such force that three cars loaded
with wheat *er more or less dam
aged, one of them being completely
wrecl-ed and its contents scattered
along the track. Chester Bardon, a
brakeman ,of Thief River Falls, was
knocked off the cars, and had his
hand badl injured, it being neces7
fary to amputate one finger. He
was brought to the Warren hospi
tal at once on the engine. Some pas
sengers in the caboose, pmong them
being L. M. Olson, of this city, also
hnd a severe shaking up.
Committee of Our
Senator Sundberg Chairman,
railroads:' member of the following
committees finance, grain and
warehouse, public health and pure
food, taxes and tax laws all impor
Representative Paul Marschalk
Drainage, game and fish, reappor
tionment, roads and bridges, state
normal schools, towns and counties.
Representative Anderson Agri
cultural and horticultural, agricul
tural schools, banks and banking,
education, insurance, university and
STARTING IN BUSINESS
An eminently successful man gives as a basis of modern big
business success three words: "Organize, Deputize, Systematize."
There is no question but that success could be thus* attained in
any line of business.
When a man has determined to embark in a retail business he
will know several things if he is*\vise. He will know how much
he intends to invest in business, what his expenses will be, what
his margin of profit will be, and the amount Af business he may
reasonably expect to do. The better he knows each of these the
stronger will be his organization the surer and more certain will
be his succes. '!t''"/v^v
After he has acquired *a knowledge of his business and is open
for business, the first great problem that confronts him is how to
get businessin fact the
getting and holding
business, but soon finds this verybusiness expen
is the greatesm problem in the retail world today.
The probleum of getting business looks easy to the inexperienc
ed fact most qifflcult. A merchant may,start out per-
sive^'* The enterprising merchant will soon learn it is far cheap-
er and more feasible to deputize someone or force to assist, un-
der his careful supervision, in the task of getting business. &L
What medium to use is a njiatter for each merchant to settle
for himself, but if we are to judge future success by past success
there is*no question that the local newspaper is the cheapest and
best medium to use in getting and holding business,, alignings
&' WL ^r^ijKSjiJ.'Stf"
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Deeds, mortgages and other in
struments recorded in the office of
Register of Deeds, Marshall Co.,
Minn., between the following dates,
Jan. 20 to 25.
Monday, January 20
John Lindberg et al to Nels Berg,
nw sw 15-155-45 $500.00
State of Minn, to Chas. McLean,
sw 8-156-42 $440.00
Chas. McLean to Bertil L. Backe,
A. Grindeland to H. Wadsworth,
11-12 blk 16 & ad. $1.00
Tuesday, January 21
Erick P. Johanson to Nels Rye nw
sw 22-155-44 $750.00
Berget Billberg to .Ole D. Ostby
1, 2, 3, ne ew 31-155-39 $2000.00
Wednesday, January 22
Carolina Braun to Julius J. Olson,
nw 14-155-45 $1.00
Johan August Strand to August
Westberg, 1,2 blk 28 n. Ave. War
Martin B. Hakanson to Oscar E.
Swanson. 1-2 interest in ne 25-156-
Peter Holan to Gustaf Loo, 4
Nelson Ave. Warren $1.00
Thrusday, January 23
William B. Bascom to Benj. C.
Ralph, all 16 sw 9-157-49 ....:...$1.00
.Ole C. Berg to And. A. Folvig sw
nw 1-2 sw 23-156-50 $2000.00
Ole C. Berg to Hans A. Folvig sw
sw and 1-2 sw 23-156-50 $2000.00
Friday, January 24
Dave L. Nicol to Geo. Hass et al,
sw sw 23 nw nw 20-156-43 ....$4800.00
Michael Wismierewski to Maryan
Kulas, part sw ne 8-156-50 $25.00
Charles Westerberg, one of
Crookston's well known business
men, died at his home on Tuesday
evening at 6:45, of -complications
which set in about a month ago and
have since confined him to his bed.
Deceased was born in Sweden in
1850, came to America in 1878, and
to Crookston in 1880, being engaged
i Boo a Ihe hotel business continually. He
has operated the Scandia hotel for
Deceased was prominent in Hhe
business .social and political cir
cles of the city toward the upbuild
ing of which he has done a great
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Christine
Westerberg, and three children Mrs?
G. W. Brown, of Glencoe, Miss Ma
rie Westerberg and Fridolph West
erberg, both of that city. They all
were at his bedside at the time of
The funeral will take place on
Friday at 2 p. m. from the home and
at 2:30 from the Scandinavian M. E.
church, Rev. Lorentz officiating.
Deceased was well known in War
ren where he has some relalhes and
Young Woman Passes Away
Mrs. Margaret Schantzen, the be
loved wife ot Prank Schantzen Jr.,
died at Radium last Saturday morn
ing aged 29 years.
Deconsed was married to her hus
band last Septemher. Her maiden
nrime was Margaret Walsh and her
parental home was at Minto, N. D.
Before her manage she was public
school teacher. She had been sick
only about two weeks when death
called her and thus severed a happy
union and filled a fond husband's
heart with deepest sorrow.
The funeral was held from the
Catholic church at Argyle on Mon
day, and was conducted by Rev. Fa
ther Veilleux. A large number of
friend* and relatives followed the
remains to the last resting place in
the Argye cemetery. The heartfelt
sympathy of the community is ex
tended to the sorrowing husband
tended to tne sorrowing husband
and to all others who mourn the
good, pure and noble woman's de
The Peoples Trading Co., of War
ren will deliver merchandise that
comes within the new parcels post
regulations Free to the people liv
ing on any rural route out of this
city. The only exception, jfil\ be
sugar. J. r&SSB&V!
We shall be' pleased to have your
orders by phone or mail every day,
and we will deliver the goods free
of charge to your mail box.3-
Call phone No. 20.
The Peoples Trading CoT
STOLENOne pair of gent's spec
tacles. Finder please return to post
office. "f. tf
-PASS ES AWAY
Former Pastor of Swedish Mission
Church of This City Dies in
Rev. P. M. Samuelson, a former
pastor of the Swedish Missioa
church in this city and well known
pioneer in e\angelistic work in the
Red River Valley, died at Turlock,
California, on Jan. 9, 1913, of pneu
monia, aged 66 years, 3 months and
Rev Samuelson was born in Hvet
landa, Jonkopingslan, Sweden, Sept.
10, 18*6. He emigrated with his
family to America in 1886, locating
shortly after his arrival at Warren,
where he became the pastor of the
Swedish Mission church. In these
early days he had to do a great deal
of traveling about, visiting congre
gations in the frontier settlements
and organizing new churches. He
served as pastor of the Mission
church here at two different peri
ods, the first one being eight years
and the latter five years. In the
interim he served as pastor of the
Mission church at Lindsborg, Kan.
Removing from here the last time,
he went to Idaho Falls, Idaho,
where he served a congregation
four years. Since 1905 he has lived
at Turlock. California, not actively
engaged in the ministry, yet being
often called upon to preach the
word of God.
Deceased is survived by his wife
and three daughters, the latter be
ing Mrs. A. E. Simensen and Miss
Esther Samuelson, of Turlock, and
Mrs. C. D. Alexander, of Seattle.
The funeral was conducted from
the Swedish Mission church at Tur
lock on the following Sunday and
was largely attended. Revs. Dim-a
berg, tihdholnf, NelsonnStfiftm!*
a pastor from an American churctiif^'^
in the city, officiated.
During his long ministry here,.
Rev. Samuelson made himself
known as a faithful, earnest and
sincere worker in the Lord's vine
yard. His geniality and kindness
of heart drew the people to him and
his ability as a speaker always im
pressed those who heard him.
A large number of friends in this
city and thruout the Red River Val
ley extend their sympathies to the
Pioneer Woman Dies
Mrs Signe Tverstol, one of the
Kood, noble pioneer women of Big
woods, died last Triday aged 64
years. She was born in Norway
and came with her parents to
southern Minnesota in 1870. She
was married in 1872 to Ole Tverstol,
they removing some years after
wards to Marshall county. Mr.,.
Tverstol died about 15 years ago
and since that time Mrs. Tverstol"
has managed the farm with marked
success and also cared for a large
family of children. Honor to such a
woman. Her industry, kindness and'
generosity will long be remembered
in the township. Five children
survive her. The funeral was held
last Monday and was largely at
tended, Rev. Sigurd Olson, of Oslo,
Old Foldahl Pioneer Dead,
Another of Marshall County's old
pioneers passed away Sunday mor
ning, Jan. 26. namely Lars LarsonVr
Sr. Deceased was born .Sept. 23/"^ 4
1822, in Dalby socken, Vermland,
Sweden. He was married in Swe-'14$jiv
den and came to this country with A1^
his family in. 1883, and settled down ^jj
in Foldahl. Tn 1892 he took ah~ *$
homestead in section 34 of Wright.[Vv^
His wife died in 1894. Seven chil-^t^.
dren were born to them, of which 1^3*
four are living, namely, Lars Larson^J
and John Larson, of Foldahl. Ol'e^^
Larson,, of Oslo, Mrs. August Ctol-C*^
son, of Hillesden, Sask., Canada. De-Sgjtjj
ceased was at time of his death, 9f^l"
years. 4 months, 3 days old. He$$
had always been in good health un-*
til lately when stomach trouble and
some other disease ended his life.
Tf not for these diseases we are sure
he would have reached his 100th
year. Re was a painstaking and in
dustrious worker, and well liked by
all those that knew him. His soft
John has been his immediate helper
and comrade ever since his wife