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Mikkelson Block. Willmar.
nMW Mikkelson Block. Willmar.
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
Free of Charge
and Guarantee Satisfaction.
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.
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.
.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
Temperance Comment.
[Edited by the Press Superintendent of the
W.C.t.U. of Willmar.l
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
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
Mikkelson Block. Willmar.
W are always^busy, looking after
Mikkelson Block, Willmar
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
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
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
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
Arguments made Before the
temperance Committee
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
—Such as
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.
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.
fl i,,
What a splendid
Willmar, Minn.

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