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r- I »vU A. PETERSON & CO. Mikkelson Block. Willmar. to to to to '4\ to to to to I MIKKELSON BLOCK, THE BEAVER. (jp/ A. PETERSON & CO nMW Mikkelson Block. Willmar. Spectacles have value only when fitted by a man understanding the eye and its defects. Properly fitted glasses relieve headache, eye strain, soreness, tired feeling and styes, and enable you to see per fectly without tiring. We test eyes Free of Charge and Guarantee Satisfaction. Wennerlund's, JEWELER andOPTICIAN. August Flower. "I is a surprising fact," says Prof. Houton. "tha in my travels in all parts of the world, for the last ten years, I have met more people hav ing used Green's August Flower than other remedy, for dyspepsia, deranged liver and stomach, and for constipa tion. I find for tourists and sales men, or for persons filling office posi tions, where headaches and general bad feeling fromirregular habits ex ist, that Green's August Flower is a grand remedy. I does not injure the system by frequent use, and is excel lent for sour stomachs and indiges tion. Sample bottles free at Carl son Bros. & Frost. Sold by dealers in all ciyilized countries. Mass Meeting. A mass meeting of shareholders and others interested in the Willma creamery will be held at the court house April 1st, 1899, at 1 o'clock m. to consider the advisability of re pairing the old creamery or rebuild ing it and also ot moving the creamery to another location. COMMITTEE. ^£^£5^^$ft£^#^^g^£$^^ A I N A O I N S 1, Tell the truth. 2. Small profits. 3. Quick sales. 4. Bring your money and see what you can get. 5. Treat all alike. Our furniture store will hereafter be known as the he Beaver. the interests of our customers, knowing that in pleasing oar customers we lay the safest and most sub stantial foundation for a successful business future. W hope to make "The Beaver" a byword for reli ability in every household in the city and country. In buying furniture the price is not the only consid eration. You do not want goods that are made only to sell cheap, but goods which stand the test of wear and time and which will be a joy and comfort to you in your home. We have the goods, any grade you want or can afford, in variety. Come in and find what suits you, and we will guarantee the price will be riffht. Do not be deceived by cheap talk. That is some people's chief stock in trade. If you contemplate buying house furnishings now or in the future, we would be glad to have you call and inspect our stock. No trouble to show goods. We want your good will whether you decide to buy from us or not, and if we can be of any assistance to you by word or deed in the solution of the problem of making the most of your means at hand in meeting your tastfes and needs we will be happy indeed. Do not hesitate to call on us. I THE BEAVER I A. PETERSON& CO. .your Opportunity.. SUITES—Birch, Oak, Ash, Maple. Elm. SINGLE BEDS—Iron, Oak, Ash, Maple, Elm, etc. MATTRESSES—All grades. SPRINGS—None but the best at lowest prices. CUPBOARDS—Both hard and sott wood. COUCHES—Prices to suit. BED LOUNGES—A large assortment. A E S A large number of patterns. TABLES—Extension: 6 ft., 8 ft., 10 ft.. 12 ft Centre: Mahogany, Golden Oak, Plain Oak, etc. CHIFFONIERS Book Cases, Bureaus, Window Shades, Ha Racks, Matting, Rugs. Easels, Screens, etc.. ete TAPESTRY—Full line of Curtains, Table Cloths, Couch Covers, etc. CHAIRS—Roman, Rockers, Dining, Common, Child's, High. UNDERTAKING—We hold a special certificate from the State Board of Health. The largest stock west of the cities. Do not fail to look over our stock. No trouble to show goods. Furniture in Carload Lots. Great Saving in freight for the benefit of our customers. Temperance Comment. [Edited by the Press Superintendent of the W.C.t.U. of Willmar.l WHICH IS THE MOKE CONSCIENTIOUS? BY !,. FELTEU. One evening, just after our city elec tion, I was seated in a grocery store, when the following conversation took place between a ward politician and a voter in the second ward. The voter came into the store in a "dazed condition," had a \jag" on, as the boys say. The politician said: "Well, I suppose you voted for Hearts (license) allright?" Voter—No: I didn't." Politician—"Did you vote for Woodruff?" Voter—"No sir: I didn't vote for Woodruff, (license) either. I voted for Diller." (no license." This last remark brought the laugh and the bystanders said: "You are a nice one to vote temperance!" Where upon the voter remarked: I is not the first time I have voted that ticket either. I tell you the prohibitionists are right in trying to stop the govern ment from making the cussed stuff, for as long as the government makes it there will be men like me, and I pro pose to help down the devilish thing If it don't help me it will help my fam ily coming after The crowd tried to laugh him down. I never knew before this man voted our ticket and now I concluded to help him out. So I said: "Gentlemen, let me ask you a question or two. First: You seem to think it a great contra diction for this man that drinks to vote the prohibition ticket. Notf, is it any more of a contradiction for a man that drinks to vote the prohibi tion ticket than it is for a man that don't drink to vote a whiskey ticket? Again: I sit not true that a man that does not drink, in this case, is more immoral than the man who does drink? For instance, the man that drinks is voting to get clear of the saloon, to help save himself and his family after him while those that don't drink are voting to continue the saloon to curse the man and his family after him. Gentlemen, the case stands thus That man is your victim and you are laugh in at his struggles to free himself." 1 thought, as the crowd cooled down, how some men drunk had more con science than some men sober. A father was going to a saloon for a drink, when happening to look be hind him he saw hid little son follow ing, trying to step exactly in his tracks. The father said, 'You must go back, my little boy,' but the child 1 itylledt 'W papa) I'm going to follow THE BEAVER. A. PETERSON & GO. Mikkelson Block. Willmar. W are always^busy, looking after to to to to to to to WILLMAR. THE BEAVER. M\ to A. PETERSON & CO. Mikkelson Block, Willmar 4 in your steps.' That father decided, that, if his boy was going to follow in his steps, it should not be to the saloon. That incident was the means of reforming and converting that father." Parents, are your children treading in your steps? Whither are they leading?" Kudyard Kipling has announced his conversion to the prohibition cause. In "The Young a he gives an ac count of having seen, while in this country, two young men make two young women drunk, leading them afterward down a dark street. 'Then,'' he writes, recanting previous opin ions, I became a prohibitionist. Better is it a man should go without his beer in pu*blic places, and content himself with swearing at the nar row-mindedness of the majority bet ter is it to poison the inside with very vile temperance drinks and to buy lager furtively at back doors, than to bring temptation to the lips of young fools, such as the four I have seen. I understand now why the preachers rage against drink. I have said •there is no harm in it taken moder ately,' and yet my own demand for beer helped directly to send these two girls reeling down the dark street to— God alone knows what end. If liquor is worth drinking it is worth taking a little trouble to come at—such trouble as man will undergo to compass his own desires. I is not good that we should let it lie before the eyes of children, and I have been a fool in writing to the contrary."—Harper's Bazaar. The saloon is an enemy to the civil ization, to the church and to the home. It creates poverty instead of wealth, shame instead of honor, hovels instead of homes. I is a sponge which ab sorbs the hard earnings of men which if turned into channels of honest trade would mean homes, food, fuel, clothes, education, and finally an intelligent citizenship. Saloons are run for revenue—a self ish and personal wish. W too, are selfish in our demand that they be blotted out of existence. W want our boys to live and grow up in a com munity which does not tolerate a sa loon. Come men, fathers, we appeal to you. Vote to protect the boys— your own boy and your neighbor's boy. Can you see this destruction go ing on all around you and lift no hand to save? '•SomeiBfefMta^-taftte tot & etowu stoma tftne. Bat they want it the easiest way An' they do their best an' their hardest work For a different sort o' pay. So the! world spins on at its rattlin' gait As hard as ever she can, An' it don't much.matter that boys are lost COUNTY OPTION BILL. Arguments made Before the temperance Committee Meeting. St. P*ul Globe: Tb^ committee then took up the Ja cobsdax.county option bill and R. BattewAof the Anti-Saloon league, of Minneapolis, made a lengthy talk in favor|of the bill giving the following reasons why it should pass: It w,ould give voters of each county that Voted upon license the rightful privilege to determine what they wanted as to saloons. It would give country districts of these counties a rightful voice in de termining as to saloons at their mar ket towns. It would make the saloon problem a county issue and thus, by civic action and agitation independent of party politics, make the issue of electing an ti-saloon officers. It would place upon county govern ment the proper responsibility of en forcement of our liquor laws. It would decrease largely the con sumption of liquor for beverage pur poses among the people of these coun ties. It would also largely increase the sale and use of articles of food, cloth ing btrilding material, as sales of li quor decreased. It would decrease the vice, poverty, personal and pro perty misfortunes and crime, as it would lessen the sale and use of strong drink. It would, by closing the open sa loon, make improved conditions for our boys and young men. Saloons afford the very strongest temptations to our youth to drink the intoxicating liquors kept for sale. It would allow the thousands of liquor victims to say, by the power of their free ballot at the county election, whether for purposes of financial gain liquor sellers might continue to offer these liquor ruined persons strong drink from saloons. It would give to the people of this state a privilege for which not once nor twice, nor in small numbers, they have asked for several years. Because the educators and school petfple of this state desire it. Because the churches have called loudly for this county option measure, and the churc^ people of this state constitute 75 per cent and upwards of the popu lation. Senator HalvorJ*on (Rep.), of Lac qui Parle, and Senator Grindeland, (Rep.), of Marshall, favored the pas sage of the bill. Senator Halvorson said: "It has been claimed that the bill, if passed, would injure the repub lican party. If the party commences where justice ends then God help the I HI I I 25 PER CENT WINTER CLOTHING RODLUN & JOHNSON, 1 state of Minnesota." Rev. Cowgill, pastor of the First M. E. church, favored the pass age of the bill and stated that the Methodist conference had passed reso lutions, as had conferences of other denominations, favoring such a mea sure. P. C. Schmidt, of Duluth, opposed the bill on the ground that while it was labeled county option it was in reality county prohibition. From Maine west, prohibition had been a failure. Local option in counties would result in saloon drug stores and blind pigs. Rural drug stores sold more liquor than "saloons where there was noshipping license. The present laws, if enforced, were as strict as could be wished by anyone It made no difference what the laws were if they were not en-was forced. Col. Samuel Lowenstein, proprietor of the lunch counter in the capitol, who had listened to tho discussion, cut in and asked Mr. Battey if he was not a representative of the Anti-Sa loon League. Battey did not OFFER THE FOLLOWING GOODS AT —Such as ULSTERS OVERCOATS REEFERS SUITS OVERSHOES GERMAN SOX. Those who come first will have the best selection. MAMMA! MAMMA! Those Reefers have a wide collar, you know, thing these cold days, and when I want to run a race! I can buy one now JOHNSON'S for $2.10. and it's a good warm reefer. I Kindly remember That it is Spot Cash, One Price To all alike. Also remember That the One Price is the Right Price. J. H. Wiggins Co., Willmar, Minn. Lowenstein, remarking that silence was an answer, said the argument of Mr. Battey as representing the Anti Saloon league was inconsistent and hypocritical and should have no weight with the committee. About thirty farmers interested in creamery and dairying enterprises of the county met at one of the jury rooms of the court house Saturday afternoon. I twas expected that Prof. Haecker from the Experimental farm would be present to address the farm ers, but for some reason he failed to arrive. The matter of combining the of the.outputs from different creameries and the advantages of so doing were discussed, also the merits of the different commission firms. It decided to obtain the best terms which different reliable firms would make for the combined output ot the creameries in the association to be re ported at next meeting. It was also decided to secure Prof. Shaw, or Prof. Haecker or both to address next meet ing. The date for the text meeting was fixed to Wednesday, May 3rd. FOR BOYS, YOUTHS AND MEN. fl i,, do. What a splendid at RODLUN & Willmar, Minn.