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Like the Pouting Girl at Cro
quet, Benson Refuses to Play
Unless It May Win.
The base ball game at Benson
last Tuesday, Benson vs. Will
mar, was not appreciated as it
should have been by our neigh
bors. It seems that they had
made every arrangement possi
ble to be certain of winning the
game, securing outside expert
players and a crowd to make a
din when it might be to their ad
vantage to drown the voices of
umpire and coachers. But to
the extreme exasperation of the
Benson people our boys stood
their ground in spite of all. Up
to the seventh inning, a prettier
game of ball than that put up ?oy
the Willmar boys was never seen
before. At the close of the sixth
inning the score stood 4 to 14 in
favor of Willmar. In the seventh
they went to pieces and the Ben
sonites scored six times. But
when the third man had been
put out while trying to steal a
base and the umpire had so de
clared it, a big kick arose among
the Benson players, who refused
to finish the game unless the
judgment was reversed. This the
umpire was not disposed to do,
and after waiting twenty minutes
for the boys to resume the game,
awarded the same to Willmar.
The Swift Co. Monitor in re
porting the game is guilty of
rank injustice to* the umpire and
Willmar team. The editor, Ma
thews, was one of the players.
The Monitor says:
"It was an iminensJy exciting
game —one that the spectators
would have liked to see played to
a finish and yet it is safe to say
that not a Benson man on the
grounds would have advised the
home team to continue playing af
ter the rotten decision in the sev
"Thornton called his men off the
field and refused to cpntinueun
less the wrong was righted."
On the contrary there were
Benson people that advised the
boys to play the game out and ev
en the captain of the'Benson nine
tried to persuade the boys sever
al times to resume the game and
when he saw it was in vain he
handed the ball to Captain Otter
ness of Willmar and said, "the
game is yours."
Al. Germain was the umpire
and certainly was disposed to do
what was right. The following
dirty slurs are disgraceful to the
"To all appearances they had
made arrangements with the um
pire to win the game for them."
"But the umpire—Willmar's
tenth man—called him out."
"Then it was that the reliable
Willmar umpire came to the res
cue aud sought to put out the
third man without assistance from
The Benson Club flayed only
four of their own men, the other
five who took part were Hill and
Stinson from Morris, MaGuire
and LeBoe from Waverly and
Buxton from River Falls, Wis.
Perhaps the loss of the money in
vested in these players isagalling
cirpumstance3 to the defeated
Wheat—New 56 cents old 59.
Potatoes—about 30 cents.
Frank Winblad made a pleasure
trip to Fargo, N. D. last week on
his bicycle, making the distance,
nearly 200 miles, in a day and a
half. Frank says that *he crops
look well up through the country,
but that the harvest is nearly
two weeks la£er up there than
j^ere. He returned" via the G. N.
Wearesor^y to learn that the
farmers who ftrjei interested
the Warner cre&tiery have heen
the losers by the failing of a firm
to which they have sold butter.
«^:Mr. O. M. Fraser, .of Grafton
W N D. auditor of Walsh County of
'5^ that state, is visiting with rela
mtlves in town. He is a son-in-law
of the late Peter Gjems.
H. E. Tallakson,an old resident'
of Willmar, returned the other
day fvqwi Webster S. t. where
he has taught 9 months of school.
Mr..Nels Oslund has now charge
of the management of the Central.
Don't forget the lawn social at
Sather's tonight. See notice
Rev. Spicer of Litchfield and
Chase of this place exchanged
Winblad & Peterson have built
an addition to their store, to be
used as undertaking rooms.
Forsberg and Ellingson
taken flashlight pictures of the in
teriors of several business houses
John Bengston of Lake Andrew
sustained a broken arm and other
injuries in a run-arway accident
last Saturday at New London.
Swan Nelson came around
with cigars yesterday and smi
lingly announced the arrival of a
little girl at his home last Satur
Chickens aud ducks are quite
plentiful this season and our
sportsmen are looking forward
with impatience to the time when
the restrictions of the law expire.
The annual catalogue of the
Willmar Seminary is in prepara
tion. The faculty duringthecom
ingyear will consist of the follow
ing: H. S. Hilleboe, principal N.
J. Hong, associate principal J. C.
Jansrud, O. K. Omlie, Regina
Hilleboe, S. O. Tjosvold, Samuel
Olson, S. J. Rognlie and Ella J.
It seems that in defeating Ben
son our base ball boys accom
plished what they expected to
have to play several games to do.
They defeated the Morris bat
tery in that game which gave the
Morris boys all they wanted, and
the Montevidio boys became
weak-kneed about the same time.
Willmar can now justly claim the
championship of this part of the
state. They are willing to meet
any nine that want lo contest it.
The Deputy ,Head Consul of
Modern Woodmen of America,
E. M. Tously and his assistant,
W. W. Wolley, have met with
good success in getting desirable
material for the establishment of
Willmar. A class of about 50
will be initiated sometime before
long. As Willmar is the metrop
olis of a large territory Mr. Tous
ley is anxious to have a flourish
ing and representative Camp
A Lawn Social will be given by
the Young People's Society' of
the Synod church, at the resi
dence of A. O. Sather, Tuesday
evening Aug? 6th, 1895. Sup
per, Ice Cream, Cake and Coffee
will be served at 6 o'clock and
throughout the evening. All are
July 29,x 1895.
Anderson Miss Hillma
Dugern Mr. A. O.
Lien Mr. Gilbert
Nilson Miss Caroline
Potter Miss Mary L.
Skilley Mr. Patrick
Whithed Mr. A. B.
S E. STANSBERRY, P. M.
The following were the weath
er conditions during the month of yesterday"
July at Willmar. as observed by
Gov. Observer Elf strom:
Monthly mean temperature,
Mean maximum temperature,
Moan minimum temperature,
Highest temperature, 93 de
grees—date the 5th.
Lowest temperature, 39 de
Total precipitation,4.74 inches.
Geatest daily precipitation,
2.71 inches—date, 20th.
Prevailing direction of wind,
Number of clear days, 20.
Number*of partly cloudy days,
Number of cloudy days, 4.
Number of days having .01 of
an inch or more of precipitation,
flight frost, 9th.
Hail, 18th and 20th. -*-„,
The Tramp Nuisance.
Tramps are getting very saucy
around town. Let every man
provide his women folks with a
good sized revolver, and when
Mr. Tramp begins to show his
ugly domineering temper let the
women shoot to kill. A tramp
that will go around to bully and
scare the women ought to be kill
ed on general principles. He is
too mean to live. No jury in
Kandiyohi Co. will punish a
woman for killing a tramp. We
believe this is the only remedy
for the tramp nuisance. We re
member in 1874 the tramp nuis
ance became so serious down in
Massachussetts that the women
had to dog them, and shoot them,
and that helped. The tramplives
a miserable existence, but he
loves life, and has a wholesome
dread of shooting irons in the
hands of a nervous woman. Lay
the revolver up on a shelf in the
kitchen so that the children can't
get it, and yet so that it is with
in reach at a moment's notice.
We admit that this is a heroic
remedy, but as long as our states
men keep up policies to fill the
country with tramps, the people
have a right to fall back on the
ultimate and inalienable right of
self defense. If our statesmen
will not protect our wives and
daughters in our homes from
tramps we must do it ourselves.
There has been some- delay in
the electric light plant matter.
The bids were opened on the 17th
of July, and the work was award
ed to Burtis & Howard of Minn
eapolis. This firm, however, has
as yet not furnished the necces
sary bonds nor signed the con
tract and the delay is not a pleas
one to the council, who want the
work pushed as fast as possible.
It is thought that there are cer
tain rights in the system of lights
to be furnished which this firm
must obtain before they dare
make the contract and that this is
the cause of the delay. If noth
ing was heard from this firm be
fore last night, it is possible that
the council at their special meet
ing last night called for new bids.
A representative of the company
was expected up, yesterday.
Messrs. Harold Frost, Con Ron
son and Cushmah Rice have made
entries in the Deere & Weber
bicycle races to occur at Minne
apolis Aug. 12th. Mr. Rice has
entry blanks and anyone wishing
to enter the races may procure
them from him. The boys leave
for Minneapolis some time this
week. We hope they will come
back loaded with prizes.
Several gentlemen made a
splendid catch of fish at Eagle
Lake the other day ,and they took
the precaution to have the bunch
photographed. That seems tobe
the only way that a man may tell
a fish story these days and still
retain a reputation for veracity
—to substantiate your remarks
with a photograph of your catch
Tom Negaard, the proprietor of
the steamboat at'Green Lake, was
a pleasant caller at this of
fice yesterday. He stated that he
jis thinking of making regular
I trips from Spicer to Crescent
I Beach to accomodate passengers
to and from the trains.
Wm. Ryff, the newly elected
Clerk of School District No. 50,
Town of Harrison, was in town
Peter Larson of New London
attended Probate Court yester
Wftiri*tiiilz powers and*
O I COMPANY,
We have opened up in the
Olson store building at SPICER
an exchange store, where we will
exchange Flour, Bran and Shorts
for Wheat, giving just as much
as* either the Atwater or Willmar
mills. We will also keep on hand
at all times Flour, Rye Meal,
Corn Meal, Graham, Bran, Shorts
and Ground Feed for sale. Every
pound of Flour warranted, and
satisfaction guaranteed. Bring
along your grists and give us a
JOHNSON & PINNEY,
Props, New London Roller Mills.
Next to Roller Mills, WlLLMARt MINN., 4
Supplies jaasa SiMfMIMS
Willmar, Minnesota, August 6, 1895.
This community had the honor
of a visit from the Governor of
our State, David'M. Clough, last
week. f: -.
Pretty soon the merry hum
of the threshingmachine will be
heard, the, golden grain will flow
and the threshing crews will dis
cuss bimetallism, monometallism
and all other kinds of "isms.
Mr. Albert Hegstrom, who has
been canvassing the county, sel
ling King's Hahd-Book of the
United States, is taking a vaca
tion for a few days during har
vest. He says that the farmers
are too busy/ to listen to his book
talk just now.
It must- be very humilating for
"horrible Horr" to hear the Re
publican gold, bug papers declare
that the debate by Horr and Har
vey was gotten up solely for their
own pecuniary benefit, when he
so boastfully declared in the be
gining of the debate that he would
bury the free silver movement
forever undet a mountain of ar
Mr. Louis ijloline had the mis
fortune of loosing a horse last
week. The hordes ran away
with a binder and one of them
broke his leg $ad had to be
killed. Mr. Moline says he does
not ourn the Joss very much,
however, as the horse was an old
run-away "plug5? that has caused
him much trouble by starting
several run-a-ways before.
Kerkhoven and Vicinity.
L. Rodlund a family of Will
mar were guesfs at Dahlsten's
last Sunday. %X'
Misses Forstrom and Olson of
Willmar Sundayed with Mr and
Mr. and Mrs^ Backiund are
spending a week&t Green Lake,
Camping and fishing.
Mr. Ole Evansv with the Cali
fornia Cider Cjo^ of Chicago, is
spending a fetr^ days with his
O. Backiund is|evidently look
ing for agoodfalj trade, judging
from the amount of merchandise
Ben brings over fvery morning.
Miss Annie ^It returned last
week 5 re
she with other EteJknovenites has
spent a week fi^ng~ahd camp
ing. She repdfftsN^ "splendid"
Miss Karin E)ricksoh llilinne
apolis who has been visiting for
some time with Jonas and^Bertha
Eliasonand friends returned to
the Cities to-day. .*: She says she
could not have. §pent her vaca
tion as profitably any other way.
Messrs. Northern and St. Hi
laire have improved the looks of
our depot. They have put on
two coats of paint, and trimmed
it in style with the shades so well
liked by "Hill."
Oliver Soland has secured the
position of book-keeper in the
bank here. He has ha$ consider
able schooling and is trustworthy,
so we have no doubt but that he
will give entire satisfaction to
his employer and customers.
The M. & X. Elevator Co. is
making preparations to put in a
gasoline engine in place of steam
in their elevator at this place. It
is said to require" less attention
and to do the work at a small ex
pense compared with the steam
Mr. O. G. Hough is very much
grieved over the loss of his pet
dog "Grover" who was last seen
in '"fisher town" in company
with larger dogs. Foul play is
suspected, .and it reminds Olof
of the frequent but none too often
repeated proverb which readeth
thus, "Better be alone than in
Ivar G. Berge, brother of T. G.,
and family arrived here last
week. Ivar was formerly in the
hay business at this place, and is
still a stock holder in the roller
mills. He has been farming for'
the last two years in Wisconsin,
but on account of ill health dis
posed of his property there and
moved'up here. We are glad to
learn that he is gradually improv
ing in health. T-'.v
(Gleaned from the Sun.)
Crops t@ the north and fiq,st
are very fine. i'
A Mr. Williams of Minneapolis
has purchased the drug business
at Brooten. f&l^&jf 'v
The Oregon Medicine Co., man
age(| by Doc/"Donaldson is in
town^j^ K^ "§%1 \£T"**i:
-Lewisj^. Ijarson, State Boiler
Inspector, was iif town last week
**\Citizeiip o|, MeJrose wtic- visit
this place are, noW confident of se
curMg^e.iatoalVards o£ tjie
Jacobson wears the
N. B. Lien, who has had charge
of the .Atlantic Elevator Co's.
elevator here is transfered to
The residence, of Anna Knut
son, about one mile from town,
was totally destroyed by fire last
Thursday. The household effects
Harvest is* about done.
Mr. Ole Nelson and Hulda
Isaacson visited friends in Kan
diyohi Sunday of last week.
Frusson & Judstrup are pres
sing hay. It seems as if hay is
in great demand in the cities.
Raymond, is getting to be quite
a business place now. Every
thing seems to be booming and
as the surrounding country is of
the best the village undoubtedly
has a bright future,
Dr. Johnson was summoned to
New London yesterday to attend
Peter Ecklund, who we under
stand had been thrown from a
wagon and sustained a broken
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