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ENJOY SPLENDID WNU
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TEX TO SPEECHES ON
Waldorf Salad Wa
Mashed Potatoes Peas
Judge Grindeland was next intro
duced with some, happy and well
chosen remarks by the toastmaster.
Judge Grindeland talked "hotel",
and did not mince matters when he
referred to our present very inade
quate hotel accommodations. An up
to-date hotel is one of the most ur
gent needs of the city. It is not a
question of site or location. It is the
question of a hotel. A hotel with
out a bar in connection can be
made a paying proposition and he
oitcd figures showing the success
made by other hotels in the valley.
His speech was a plea for justice
Prof. C. E. Sjostrand was next in
troduced and spoke on the topic:
'Marshall County's Second Exhibit
at the State Fair.'" He dwelt on the
fact that we should not misrepre
sent our soil's productiveness, that
we should not. overestimate its
value. It is far better to tell the
truth than to tell a lie. We do not
want anyone to move up here on
the supposition that every farmer
raises 40 bushels of wheat to the
acre. Mr. Sjostrand does not be
.lieve, nor is it necessary at all to
raise products for exhibition in a
"hot bed" and then transplant, as
it will not be a just representation
of what our soil and climate can do.
He also spoke about co-operation
on the part of all citizens in gather
ing exhibits, and also pointed out
the necessity of publicity, in the
form of a booklet, for distribution
at the faiT.
County Supt. Daviff Johnson spoke
of what, the rural schools are ac
complishing now compared to years
ago. He told about the practical
subjects that have been introduced
into the schools, and what the re
sult has been, and suggested many
practical things to be worked out
in the future. One suggestion was
that schools in the country ought to
be provided with a Babcock Tester,
so that the pupils could learn how
to use it, and also assist the farm
ers in the neighborhood in testing
the milk from their cows.
W. F. Powell was next called up
on by the toastmaster to extend the
thanks of the Club to the ladies and
he did it in his usually inimitable
j#$V* Several other members were call-
$"-,| edtupon and responded with excel-
impromptu speeches. G.
fa Spaulding explained the necessity of
7-% a potato warehouse, W. O. Braggans
told about the city charter and urg
ed its adoption'at the special elec-
tion. 0. E .Abrahamson spoke on
North Star College and its material
and moral value to the city.
John E. Ostrom, a former promi
nent business man of this city now
of Seattle, Wash., was present
the honored guest of the Club, and
being called upon, responded say
ing that he always has a warm spot
in his heart for Warren and its peo
ple. He also told about conditions
in the far west.
Supt. E. M. Mitchell, of the War
ren schools, spoke on our boys and
girls, their value to the community
and the importance of their proper
training. Mr. Mitchell made a neat
little impromptu speech. A. N. Eck
sfrom and Dr. F. C. Bakke also made
brief remarks. Thanks were extend
ed to the orchestra for thefinemu-'White,
^ic rendered during the evening.
TWO OF FAMILY
The Warren Commercial Club's
seventh annual banquet was held
last Thursday evening at the opera
house, and like all former similar
events of the Club, was a very en
joyable affair. The delicious menu
had been prepared by the ladies of
the Presbyterian church and too
much cannot, be said in its praise
and the manner of serving.
C. E. Lundquist, the newly elected
president of the Club, presided as
loastmaster with dignity and grace.
He declared that the men scheduled
to speak were all equal to their sub
jects and what they would say
would surely prove interesting and
Dr. G. S. Wattam discussed the
subject of "Good Roads" from an
economic point of *view:..And showed
by figures the value o|p?ood roads
in a community. He also spoke of
the construction and maintenance of
roads and &ave many excellent sug-
Three Others Were Seriously In
jured When Gas Stove
Drayton, N. D., Feb. 13One is
dead and four other members of the
Iraac Ma.ursted family, residing five
miles from here on the Minnesota
side of the Red River, are irt a cri
tical condition as a-result of the ex
plosion of gasoline which Peter
Maursted, aged 20, poured on a coal
Richard Maursted, aged 5, died at
8 o'clock last night, and the mother,
with burns about her arms, chest,
head and with her throat seared
with flames which she inhaled, pro
baply will follow the child to
grave. Physicians say she cannot
The others injured follow:
Peter Maursted, aged 20, flesh
burned from hands, and burned
about the chest back and head.
Nora Maursted, aged 14, burned
about hands, arms and face.
Willie Maursted, aged, 9, burned
five members of the family
injured were all grouped about the
stove when the lad poured the gaso
line on the hot coSls. Gas generated
in the stove exploded first, and al
most immediately there was a
cond explosion, the can of oil still
held by the young man being torn
to pieces and the burning oil scat
tered over the family. In her fran
tic fight against the flames, the mo
ther disregarded the fire in her own
clothing, beating out the flames in
the clothing of her children, and in
doing so was so badly burned that
she cannot recover.
Isaac Maursted, the father, is em
ployed at Roosevelt, Minn. Five
other children in the family were in
an adjoining room, and were not in
jured. The house was saved from
destruction, and the injured are all
being cared for there, their condi
tion being such as to prohibit re
moval to this city. The family is
ENGINES Feb. 24 to
Friday Evening, Feb. 28th at North
Star College Auditorium
Piano duet, Charlotte Dauielsoh
and Maybelle Lundgren.
Invocation. "The Maid of Orleans'", Anon., Mi
"Darius Green and His Flying Ma
chine," John T. Trowbridge, Walter
"The Irish Girl and
phone," Arion., Marie Thomas. %$.
'The 01dv Aetort|' Story," George
Sims, Charlotte Daftieison.
Vocal solo, Florence Anderson/
crs, Georgte Magnusson. fc
"The King of BoyyiHe/^WiUiam
Gordon Hull. j*f||-ff?'l:
"The Unfortunate Experiment,"
Anon., Egbert Malberg.
Piano duet, Charlotte Dahielson
and Maybelle Lundgren.
GONE TO REST
Mrs. Henry Nystrom near Alvara
do, Minn., passed away at her home
on Tuesday evening, Feb. 18th at
11:30 o'clock after along and linger
ing illness from a complication of
diseases, aged 56 years, 7 months
and 26 days.
Mrs. Nystrom was born in Hvit
sand socken, Wermland, Sweden, on
June 23d, 1856. On June 13th, 1882,
she was united in marriage to her
still living husband, and on the same
year Mr. Nystrom emigrated to this
country, leaving her behind* she ar
riving a year later, or in 1883. To
this union three children have been
born, namely Alfred, Oscar and
Hannah. These, together with the
father, are now plunged into the
grief and sorrow over the
death of their most beloved, that
they had on this earth. She was a
Iriuj Christian mother who took
great interest in religious work and
in her children's welfare she alo'clock,
ways had some practical advice for
them, which no doubt will remain
in their memory and be of a great
value to them in their remainii
Deceased also leaves one sister,
Miss Kajsa Jonsson, who makes her
homo with the bereaved family, and
a large number of relatives and
friends both in this as well as in the
Mr. and Mrs. Nystrom have made
their home near Alvarado ever since
they dame to this country. By hard
work and economy during the pio
neer days ,they have succeeded in
getting into comfortable circum
stances and were now in shape to
enjoy the fruits of their hard toil
and struggles of the past But
these their intended plans were
changed by the Almighty in calling
this dear beloved wife and mother
to his heavenly. land where no
struggling and worry exists, but
where everything is peace and rest.
The funeral took place last Sun
day afternoon. The coffin was be
decked with nature's choicest flow
ers in artistically set pieces. These
beautifurfloral tributes attested the
Rumely Engines, Treshers i
Warren Machine &
Warren Machine & Iron Works Co.
Worked Hard to get the Rumely Sc|iool of Traction Engineering to
come to Warren, for the benefit of thise who have bought or contem-
plate buying Oil Burning Engines.
love* and esteem in which deceased
wjf* litild, A short service was held
aUlpr,: late home conducted by Rev.
C$rl?Wahlin of Vega, of which con-
gj|e|j#ition the deceased has been
m^n|)er during the past twenty
yeai^. Here an impressive funeral
seW$)n was preached by Rev. Wah
liji |id then the remains were laid
to- jj'qst in the congregation's ceme-
UtfjMto await the morn of Resurrec
l$fe But the memory of this be-
l#'ef wife, mother, sister and friend
wjfalways linger in the hearts of
fMose to whom she was dearest and
toI those who knew and loved her.
be to her rest.
then, the tenderest of
^mothers is gone!
Ifyil smiles, her love accents, can
Ipglad thee no more
That once cheerful chamber is si-ple
j#vWt and lone,
4 for thee all a child's
duties are o'er.
!|er welcome at morning, her bless
"flings at night,
Nj6(longer the crown of thy com
I forts can be...v':
And the friend seen and loved since
l-'ii thy eyes first saw light
'fliqu canst ne'er see again, thou art
'%M orphan like me.
0[h, change, from which nature
if4toaust shrink overpower'd,
TjlJ' faith shall the anguish remove
M*: and condemn
For the change to those blest ones
Jlg^who "die in the Lord,"
Though to us it brings sorrow, gives
ii: glory to them.
I PLEASANTLY SURPRISED
and Mrs. James Clausen were
very pleasantly surprised Thursday
afternoon, of last week when a few
ofjtheir friends in Boxville and Far
ley, drove in on them, about three
and took possession of both
hoiise and hostess. A good time
was reported by all. The ladies had
.nqil forgotten their lunch baskets
fliU Uence_ a,n elaborate |upper was
iVere presented with a silver set,
consisting of knives, forks and
spoon's. It is known by all that
Mr. Clausen expects to run a hotel
in Thief River Falls, so don't forget
to patronize a Warren boy when in
the forementioned city.
A new map just issued by the
Melges Bros., of Minneapolis, shows
a proposed extension of the Great
Northern from Bemidji along the
v/est shore of Red Lake and north
tp Warroad, an extension from Kel
lsher to Baudette: the Soo from
Thief River Falls to International
Ttalls and the new line of the Min
neapolis & St. Louis passing thru
ljadger and eastern Kittson county.
'I he: .Bemidji-Warroad extension
passes thru at Penturen and Ameri
ca. Of course it is easy to make
r-jiaps, but these lines will probably
liaterialize in the course of time.
nd Plows for Sale by the.
The game played Saturday night
was one of the fastest games played
here this year. The "Aggies" were
heavier and stronger than the H.
boys and.played abetter game thru
out. The score was 32 to 12 in favor
of the "Aggies.''
Mrs. Pitkin began to Irain the pu
pils for the declamatory contest on
The pupils of the Radium school
invited Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Freed
to come out there and help them or
ganize a farmers' club.
Many pupils have been absent of
late on account of la grippe.
Miss Hanson has been sick a cou
of days and Elna Erickson has
taught in the primary room.
The Short Course is nearing its
close. From the standpoint of work
done in all departments it has been
a successful term.
Elmer Larson is the proud owner
of a fine checker board, the product
of his skill.
Edwin Erlougher is progressing
rapidly with his game table.
Eddie Nelson is assembling his
Rasmus Lodoen's table is looking
much like a fine piece of furniture.
Some of the 8th grade boys are
making work benches.
The boys from the country were
in Friday. They are workers.
Friday morning the high school
pupils gave quotations from Wash
Some of the boys of the high
school went to the Rumely school.
All the boys of the Freshman
class were kept after school. The
girls were not kept that night be
cause of the glee club practice.
Aty grain and grass seeds brought
into the Warren school will be test
ed for germination. Wheat
ed and germinated well.
A farmers' institute will be held
in the opera house March 17, all
cordially invited to be present anl
help to make this meeting a success.
At a request from the rural teach
ers at Radium, Mr. Freed and Mr.
Mitchell went out Thursday even
ing to aid in organizing a farmers'
club. We wish there was more of
this spirit prevalent elsewhere.
The East of Warren farmers* club
will hold its next meeting Thursday
March 6th. The women will have
charge of this meeting and the sub
ject discussed will be "poultry".. In
dications are that the incomers will
make it a record breaker. Come and
see for yourselves.
A spading harrow is the cheapest
and best tool for cleaning your land
from quack grass and weeds of all
kinds. Call on Lundgren, Witten
sten & Co.
The Only Suc-
Engine on the
About fifty intelligent and pro
gressive young farmers and farm
ers' sons from all parts of this and
counties, are here this
week attending the Indiana Travel
ing School of Tractioneering.
The faculty of the school consists
of Prof. Fryar, of La Porte, Ind.,
chief instructor in gas engineering
Mr. S. Severson, of Grand Forks,
chief expert Mr. A. H. Landis, of
Lakota, N. Dak., Oil-Pull specialist
Mr. Fred B. Moes, of Stillwater,
Minn., specialist on Gas-Pull and
Mr. J. L. Richardson, of Grand
Forks, specialist on Tiger Pull.
The members of the
very favorably impressed with
Warren and say it is one of the
best, if not the best, little city, they
have yet seen on their trip, and they
give several reasons for this fact,
in the first place, the general ap
pearance of the city has much in its
favor, being clean and neat, with
good, wide streets and fhie buildings
all evidence of civic pride.
Then the way the business men
have acted toward the school, has
given Warren a warm spot in their
hearts, and especially are they in-,
debted to Mr. Nels Johnson, the lo^
cal Oil-Pull agent and Manager of
the Warren Machine & Iron Works
Co., who has done noble work for
the school in getting students, Mr.
Johnson is a good, hustling agent
and will make Rumely known to the
people of Warren and vicinity,
The faculty also speaks in terms
of highest praise of the class of fif
ty young men who are receiving in
struction and say they are as clean
cut and earnest a bunch of fellows
as they have ever met, and who
will, to a man, make good traction
eers. And some day the Indiana
School of Tractioneering will be
able to point to them with prid,e a.nd
say, "We trained these inenfttWar-
&.,.*., FARMERS INSTITUTE
A Farmers' institute^ ^ili" be heta^^^""'^*'
in Warren on March 8 and as one
of the principal speakers on that
has been secured Mr. F. R.
Crane, who is in charge of the farm
'experimental work of the Great
Northern railway. Those who heard
Mr. Crane's spirited talk at the
opening of' North Star College, will
be pleased to hear him make an ex
tended address. Another gentleman
'who is in charge of the Internation
al Harvester' Co.'s experimental
work is also expected to be here. C.
A. Tullar, Dan Ayers and other
prominent local farmers will also,^
speak. We are sure that every
'farmer who comes here to attend
Mhis institute will be well repaid for
Bring also the wives
A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE
A very pleasant surprise party
was carried oat at the home of Mr.
0. F. Wilson on Tuesday evening,
Feb. 25th ,the occasion being the
18th birthday of their oldest son,
With the aid of his father and
kind friends the young man was
kept away until past 8 p. m. while
loving hands hastily decorated'the
rooms with flags and streamers, car
nations and sweet peas.
When many of his friends had ar
rived, they received word that he
had started for home and then the
lights were turned off. When he en
tered he stumbled and exclaimed:
'Gosh all Friday" as the lights were
turned on. The guests cried, "Sur-v
prige!" and his face showed that the
surprise was a success.
With hasty exit he hastened to his
room to prepare himself to enjoy
Various amusements with music
among which historic questions
were asked with a prize for the
most correct answer. It was taken
by Mr. Freed, our respected agri
culture teacher in the Warren high
school. The prize was not iu form
of Peace altho a part was very
sweet, namely a hatchet, the handle
of which was filled with candy.
Refreshments were served, the
"cake being made by his grandmoth
er, who is 82 years old and decorat
ed by his brother, Abner with 18
candles, his age, and also his initials
were there.'$Many useful presents
were received by him.
When the guests departed, they
all declared they had spent a most
A friend, one of ttte'^uesfe/^