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NELSON TELLS ABOUT TRIP
from Ole T. N.I.
L/£r"*',?••, •••••ted at Whatcom,
I S letter from Ole T.
«e«on. who went to Washington a
1^, short time ago, may be of interest to
me of 0UP
OM, Wash., Aug. 26, 1903.
%J We arrived at Whatcom Saturday
%& Jaornin« Aug. 22, and found all the
well and evfdently well pleased
c01111^- Berty has im-
7* proved wonderfully since she came
'•4 out here. Louis is working in a saw
4& mill, and judging from the way in
which he has been gaining flesh since
he eame here he must be -feeling, all
,. right. I. C. Tollefson seems to be
well pleased with Washington. He
has been staying with us from Satur
day till this morning, when he went
back to Seattle. He will be back in
Willmar in a couple of weeks. I like
the place they have bought. Most of
all I like the fruit trees, which are so
loaded down with fruit that the
branches are breaking. It is wonder
ful to see how the fruit grows out
I. C. Tollefson, Louis and myself
were out to Lake Whatcom last Sun
day. It was very refreshing to get
out in the country, with its fresh air
and beautiful scenery. There are two
beautiful waterfalls by the lake. I
tell you it was different from going
$s*out to Spicer from Willmar. The
street cars run out to the lake and it
costs only five cents each way, so a
person can afford to go on an excur
sion whenever he has time.
Well, I must tell you something
about our journey. From the time we
left Willmar until we arrived in
Whatcom we traveled 2969 miles We
left Willmar August 14. At Minne
apolis we changed cars for Omaha,
where we arrived at 8:40 the next
morning. We did net have a chance
to Bee anything of Omaha, as the
agent told us the train for Denver
would leave at ten o'clock. It did not
leave until one o'clock p. m., but as
we did not know it was late we did not
dare to leave the depot except to get
our meals. We got started at last,
and arrived in Denver at two o'clock
the next morning. We stopped jn
Denver all day Sunday, seeing the
sights of that beautiful city. 'We
kept on the go all day and took in a
cot cert and stereopticon entertain
ment in the public park inthe evening.
I liked Denver very much, and should
like to live there, as it is an ideal city
and a very healthy place: We left
Denver the next morning over the
Denver & Bio Grande railway and
soon started to ascend the mountains.
•*We went due south 119 miles to
Pueblo, then took a northwesterly
direction for Salt Lake City. We
kept on climbing the mountains until
we came to Tennessee Falls, at which
point we were 10,481 feet above sea
level, which is nearly two miles up in
the air. We had two big engines on
the train sometimes, and only seven
coaches. Went through canyons that
were so high that we could not see the
top of them from our place, and the
sides were solid walls of rock. I got
tired of mountains, as I saw nothing
but mountains for two days. Came
to Salt Lake City Tuesday at 1 p. m.,
and stayed there about three hours.
Saw the Mormon temple. It was not
as grand as I had imagined, though
it was quite an imposing structure.
We did not go to the lake/ as that is
now about 18 miles from town, but we
caught a glimpse of it on the way to
Ogden, where we arrived at six the
same evening. Ogden is a nicer place
than Salt Lake City. At three the
next morning we were speeding on
ward to Portland oh the Ogden Short
Line. Had a tough time of it in
Idaho On Wednesday, as there was
nothing but desert and the sand was
blowing about so that we could hardly
breathe. The thermometer registered
about 108 in the shade. It would
,^ have been a good place for frying
'X blind pigs. I would not live in that
country if I got the whole state of
Idaho as a present on condition
1} that I should stay there. I think I
1 would prefer the state prison at Still
ft water. The sand drifts were as high
& as Minnesota snowdrifts in January,
i* and (he road had put up fences just
like the snow fences in our old state.
S?V Arrived in Portland Thursday at 1
p. m., and were very glad to get into
'sf a decent, country again. Around
Portland the country is just like a
garden. We did not stay there long,
but left for Seattle, where we arrived
the same evening. Stayed there until
Friday evening, when we took passage
on a boat for Whatcom, where we ar
rived the next morning, alTAsafe and
sound, but rather tired.„ .%.',.
With greetings to all. our friends in
Kandiyohi county, I remain,
^***as»j*£-Vtiy truly yours, 4,
Joined in Bonds of Matrimony.
One of the prettiest wedding that has
ever been Been in the Swedish Baptist
church in our city, took place last
Saturday evening, when Robert Lar
son, the pastor of that church, said
the words that united for life the des
tinies of August S. Berg, of Minne
apolis, and Miss Emma Josephine
Anderson, of this city. The church
had been most artistically and beauti
fully decorated withflowersand plants.
Miss Ekdahl presided at the organ
and while she was softly playing
the beautiful strains of Mendehlson's
wedding march, the couple entered the
church and proceeded to the altar,
where they were joined for this life.
A fine reception was tendered the
guests in the evening by the bride's
parents, at their home in the First
ward. A commodious tent had been
erected and tastefully decorated for
the occasion, and the large number
of guests were treated to a bountiful
supper. The bridal couple was the
recipients of many and valuable pres
ents and also a neat sum of money.
They left today on a short wedding
tour, after which they commence
housekeeping in their new home at
Minneapolis, where Mr. Berg-has the
position as coach inspector for the
To His Heavenly Homo.
A sad case of death occurred at the
home of Peter Berg last Friday eve
ning, when Alfred Moe, a little son of
Charley Moe, passed into the valley
of its shadow. Charley Moe lives at
Chokio, and Mrs. Moe and children
were at the time visiting with the
family of Peter Berg. The little boy
was taken sick about two weeks ago
with bronchitis, but this developed in
to pneumonia, and having suffered
for about 10 days his little body was
unable to fight against death any
longer, and he passed away. The
remains were taken to the Gusdal
cemetery at Burbank for interment
last Sunday, and the funeral took
place yesterday.' Martin L. Hos
tager, who some time ago taught pa
rochial school in this city, officiated.
A marriage will be solemnized in
the town of St. Johns this afternoon
at five o'clock the contracting parties
being Mr. Clarence Cosens and Miss
Amelia Kious. The, ceremony takes
place at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kious, Rev.
Henry C. Buell of the first Presby
terian church of this city officiating.
The groom is a resident of Chippewa
county just across the Kandiyohi
line where the newly married couple
will make their home on a farm.
The "All Stars" were defeated by
the Kerkhoven ball team last Sunday
afternoon by a score of 4 to 3. It is
reported that the game was one of the
best ever* played on the Kerkhoven
diamond. Booth and Sather com
posed the Willmar battery and the
Willmar pitcher is credited with
striking out sixteen men and allow
ing only two hits. There was a very
large attendance to witness the combat,
the gate receipts being about $44.
Osteopaths in Convention.
Dr. C. W. Riches goes to Minne
apolis Friday morning to be in attend
ance at the third annual convention
of the Minnesota State Osteopathic
Association, which commences in that
city on that date. Dr. Riches will
take part in the program, being among
several who will furnish papers. He
will read a paper on "Cystic Tumors.''
There will be a banquet in the evening.
Received Another Wolf Bounty.
August Fremberg, who received a
bounty of two dollars for the killing
of a cub some time ago, received a
bounty of seven dollars last Monday
for the exterminating of a real big
male wolf. There was a dispute as to
the class in which it belonged, but
this time he received seven dollars
without any objections.
To Look for Lands.
A company consisting of Messrs. O^
A. Grangaard, G. K. Omlie and T. O.
Eiland went to Mora on Monday for
the purpose of looking up some lands.
They will also enjoy an outing at the
pleasant Mille mes Lake before re
turning and it is safe to assert that
tbey will put an end to more than one
pike or pickerel.
In the matter.of the estate of C. A.
Lundberg, otthe town of Roseland,
decree was issued on Monday. The
estate consisting of forty acres of
land and personal property valued at
$453, was divided equally between the
widow and two other heirs.
License to wed was issued yesterday
to Severin Olson and Miss Marie
Severeide, both of town of Golfax.N
A son was born to Mr. and
Soheuler at Hawick Aug. 22*r
OVER TltREE_WEEKS LEFT
The Great TRIBUNE Piano Contest, with
Three Minor Prizes. Will Close
WMlmar, Minnesota, September 2,1903.—EIGHT PAGES,
On the last day of the approaching
Willmar Street Fair, at noon, Satur
day, Sept. 26, the Tribune Printing
Co., will give to the person having
the largest number of votes from pa
trons of the
TWICE-A WEEK WILLMAB
a $375 Style 5 kinlball Pi-
ano. To the person having the sec
ond largest number of votes will be
given a $50 Bement Steel.Range. To
the person having the thirl largest
number of votes will be awarded a
Wheeler & Wilson sewing-machine.
To the person having the fourth larg
est number of votes will be given a
The style of piano may be seen at
Peterson's furniture store, the range
at the store of Willmar Hardware
company, the sewing machine at the
office and the watch at An
derson Bros.' jewelry store.
This is no game of chance. Pluck,
not luck, will win. Therfe is yet ample
time for anyone with some little hustle
to enter and win one of the prizes,
none of which is out of reach. They
are worth making some effort to win.
We wish to emphasize that this is a
legitimate contest that can be lawfully
advertised and conducted, not a game
of chance prolonged from year to year
with an indefinite number of chances
to lo9e. The piano is not one of
cheap grade, made only to sell, but
will bear the closest scrutiny of the
best musical artists. The contest will
be carried to a close, precisely as it
has been advertised from the start.
There-are yet more than'three- weeks
remaining before the close of the con
test—ample time in which to*make a
showing. The contest will close in
On Saturday, Sept. 19, the standing
of the contestants, or the number of
votes deposited for each, will be pub
lished for the last time before the close
of the contest. At that time all the
votes deposited up to that date will be
placed in a ballot box. The same will
be locked and sealed so that votes
may be deposited but not taken out
before the close of the contest. When
all votes have been deposited at the
close of the contest a committee com
posed of persons appointed by the
contestants with one member appointed
company will open the
box, count the votes and award the
One vote is allowed for every cent
paid on subscription to the
WEEK WILLMAR TRIBUNE,
party paying same designates a choice
among the contestants.
A teachers' institute will be held in
Willmar during the week beginning
Sept. 14. The conductors will be Dr.
P. C. Colgrove of St. Cloud and Mrs.
E. K. Jacques of Minneadolis. Full
announcement in next issue.
RBUUXC^ TOABUM^PSFBlfPER OT THE AMBRIOA'S OUT.
INJURIES PROVED FATAL
Unknown Man Hurt In Wreck Tuesday
Evening Dies Without Regain
The stranger who was injuredin the
wreck east of Willmar last Tuesday
evening died at Frost hospital last
Saturday. He never regained con
sciousness, and therefore his identity
remains unknown It was* at first
thought that he"was from Litchfield as
he had in his pocket a check drawn on
a bank at that place, but so far no in
formation or inquiriesjgggarding him
has been received. $ is supposed
that his name was Jesse Turner, as
that was the name of the person in
whose favor the check was drawn. At
present the remains are lying at the
Andrew Peterson undertaking estab
lishment, and «nloBB someone claim*
the body soon it will be buried by the
How he received his injuries is also
a mystery. He did not look HVi one
of the class that -practices ri^ng on
the blind baggage and the possession
of a check shewed that he did not do
it irom necessity. The deceased was
a good looking man of about 25 or 30.
He had dark hair, blue eyes, light
eyebrows and.light mustashe. He was
five feet eight inches in height and
weighed about 145 pounds.
Willmar-to Have Greenhouse.
in the near future, Willmar will
have an up-to-date greenhouse added
to,its long list of enterprising estab
lishments. George Irving and Wil
liam Thore, both of Buffalo, Minn.'
will be the owners and proprietors
and the name of the firm, will be
George Irving & Co. Both gentle
man have the experience required,
having been in this particular kind of
business for over three years at Buff
alo, and come here with the intention
to.stay.. TheyP,expect to have every
thing in working order in about three
weeks. The structure now under erec
tion is located on the former Deveny
property near the marble works in the
first ward, and will when completed
furnish ample room for an up-to-date
stock. Everything in the line of
flowers, potted plants, bed plants and
gardentruck may be had and we hope
that the gentlemen who have under
taken the starting of a greenhouse in
4Wft.oity,willbe amply repaid. ..'.-.This
is hot the first time a greenhouse has
been erected here, but for some reason
or other the previous ones were not
Died at Copenhagen.
Sometime ago Peder Mikkelson, a
half brother of Dr. Johnson, left for
Vele, Denmark where he was to visit
with relatives and probably stay.
But upon arriving at Copenhagen he
was suddenly taken ill with pneumo
nia and after a few days he succumbed
to death. Deceased was 71 years of
age at the time of death and had been
strong and hearty till he was attacked
by this decease. It is believed that
his old age, combined with the stiff
sea atmosphere was too much for, him.
No further particulars have been re
ceived, but it is most likely he will
,be taken to his home town and buried
Died from Ptomaine Poisoning.
The one-year-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. William Stein, living north of
Raymond, died last Saturday after
noon from ptomaine pojsoning. Two
other of their children were also taken
sick from the same cause, but the
latest report says they will recover.
It is not known here just what caused
the poisoning, but it is believed that
it came frqm eating sausage.
Secured the Prize.
J. C. Jansrud, of the firm of Back
hand & Jansrud, returned on Satur
day evening from Minneapolis, where
he had attended a photographers'
convention which had been in session
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Photographers from the states of
Iowa, North and South Dakota, Wis
consin and this State were present and
several very good addresses on the
subject of photography were made.
Among these was an address on "The
Artistic Side of Photography," given
by Mr. Hitchcock,., a photographer
and painter of international reputa
tion. On Friday afternoon the mem
bers of the convention enjoyed an ex
cursion to Lake Minnetonka, and a
very enjoyable time was spent.
At every convention one picture is
selected and placed on interstate ex
hibit, and'in this competition most of
the best photographers take part.
This year the prize was given to J. C.
Jans-ud for having the most artistic
ana exquisitely finished picture at the
convention. This is certainly a very
good compliment for Mr. Jansrud, as
he had to compete with photographers
of widely known repute and still was
able to secure the prize.
DEATH OF CHAS. SPERRY
Quick Consumption Takes Him Away
While at a Hospital In Fort Bargor,
A telegram announcing the death of
Charles Sperry was received here
last night at 7:30 o'clock/This an
nouncement did not come as a sur
prise upon the parents, but no one ex
pected the end to come so soon.
Charles was taken ill with pneumonia
sometime in March and was at once
taken to the nearest hospital to be
treated. In spite of tender care and
the best medical treatment the pneu
monia developed into quick consump
tion, and it was soon understood that
nothing on earth could restore him to
perfect health and vigour. At the time
he was taken sick, he was just con
templating to pay his friends and rela
tives at Willmar a visit after an ab
sence of about seven years, but. his
plans were all ruthlessly destroyed by
the never ceasing reaper, death. His
remains will be shipped to Willmar
as soon as possible and he will .be
buried at the^Oakside cemetery in
Harrison.\ Full particulars concern
ing the funeral could not be secured
today, as A. H. Sperry, Charles'
father, will npt arrive home from
Minneapolis until tonight.
Charles Burton Sperry was born
May 10, 1879, in town of Harrison and
was at the time of his demise, 23 years
and four months old. Early in life
he took a liking to travel and a little
over 15 years he left home. Having
stayed in New York City for one year,
he entered the United States navy in
which service he remained until he
was taken ill. During his seven years
service he visited many points of in
terest. He had seen Cuba, and the
Philiippines, and had made several
trips to different European countries.
Charles was a bright boy and un
doubtedly had a great future ahead
of him, and it is sad to record such a
death of a young man, who was just
ready to enter into life with all the
energy and vigor he possessed. De
ceased leaves to mourn his death the
father, stepmother, five brother and
one sister. The family has the sym
pathy of the entire community in their
sorrow and affliction.
Honor to Whom it is Duo.
In these times, when the interests of
so many people are centered upon the
international yacht races taking place
between Shamrock III and Reliance,
the staunch cup defender, people will
naturally wonder what kind of people
compose the crew of the Reliance, that
has now twice outsailed its opponent,
and that with seeming ease. Some
people seem to think that the crew
consists of Americans, others main
tain that they are Dutch, but neither
is correct. ,Of the 51 sailors on board
the Reliance, 48 are Norwegians, two
Swedes, and one is a Dane. Barr,
the captain, is a Scotchman, and as
commander of the Reliance he has
proven that he is one of the best, if
not the best sailor in our time.
A party of about thirty of our
young people were most delightfully
entertained on Monday evening at the
P. J. Haley home. The affair was
given in honor of Miss Elizabeth
Mac Grade of Shakopee, Minn., who
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
Haley. Cards and dancing and the
game of "Flinch" furnished amuse
ment and elegant refreshments were
The ladies society of the Swedish
Lutheran church will meet to-morrow
Thursday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Nels Olson in the Fourth ward.
zv ^^^"^^fri'fr^W!"^'^- HISTORICAL
No. 5 7
OLD WILLMARITE DEAD
George Blake, a Former Willmar Resi
dent, Succumbs to Death at
News was received yesterday of the
death of George Blake, which took
place at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Ellis, at St. Paul. Death oc
curred Sunday and was-due to acute
diarrhoea bombined with old age, de
ceased being about 85 years of age a£
the time of the demise. The aged gen
tleman had been ill considerably of
late, but be was yet able to keep out
of bed until the day before he died,
when he found thathis former strength
had given way, and he was no longer
able to resist the strong hand of
death. Doctors were calledVio his
bedside, and he was tenderly cared
for, but there was nothing to do but
to wait for the time when he could
leave this world for a better one.
The remains arrived here from Sk
Paul yesterday and were taken to the
residence of his son, Patsey Blake.
The funeral took place this morning
at ten o'clock from the Catholic
church, of which Mr. Blake was form
erly a valued and esteemed member.
Father Malloy performed the last sad
rites, and the remains were taken to
the Catholic cemetery for interment.
His wife died about 16 years ago and
was buried in that cemetery, and Mr.
Blake had expressed the wish of being
buried at the same place where his be
loved wife was sleeping the eternal,
George Blake was born in Ireland
in 1818 and was at the time of death
about 85 years of age. The time at
which he emigrated from his father
land is not definitely known, but it is
thought to have been in 1840 or per
haps a little later. He settled near
Dubuque, Iowa, and remained there
until in 1868, when he moved to Scott
county, Minnesota, where he spent
some years farming. 'In 1874 he
finally moved to Willmar, and was a
resident here till eight months ago,
when he* moved to St. Paul to live
with his, daughter, Mrs. Ellis, at
whose home he also died. Mr. Blake
was well and favorably known ny a
large number of Willmarites and he
seemed to have a fancy for this city
above all other's.
He leaves four sons, James, John,
Patrick and George, and one daugh
ter, Mrs. Ellis, to mourn the loss of a
Tendered Them a Surprise Party.
Mr. and Mrs. John Freed, resi
dents of the town of Fahlun, were
last Sunday afternoon the victims of
a surprise party, planned and carried
out by a number/of their friends.
These had made up their minds that
a visit of that kind would not be out
of the way and although arriving
without first sending their cards, they
were welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Freed,
and aa enjoyable afternoon was spent.
Upon leaving the participants in the
party presented to Mr. and Mi*S. Freed
a purse containing a neat sum of the
"Stuff that rules the world," as a
token of friendship and esteem.
The noted Swedish traveler A. Blom
will give a series of illustrated lec
tures at the Swedish Baptist church
next Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day evenings. He will tell in words
and pictures what he has seen in his
travels through England, America,.
Hawaii, Japan, China, Singapore,
Ceylon, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Tur
key, Greece, Italy, France and Swe
den. A 1500 candle power stereopti
con will be used, and the views will
include fifty moving pictures. Differ
ent program for each evening. Ad
mission fee, twenty-five cents for one
evening or fifty cents for three. Chil
dren under twelve years, fifteen cents.
Presbyterian Meetings In September.
Rev. Buell' ofw.jgi§ir JPjmi'byterluk
church wishes to announce that dur
ing the month of September special
topics will be discussed at the Sunday
morning services. The topics are: A
Model Church, A Model Church Mem
ber, A Model Pastor, and A Model
Sunday School. All are cordially in
vited to attend these special meetings
and also requested to bring'with them
their friends and any strangers that
tney might know, of
Johnnie Goes Teaching.
John Tygeson, a former Seminary
student, has decided to spend:the next
eight months in the educating of the
young people, and has therefore ac
cepted a position as teacher in dis
trict 91, in'town of Edwards. John is
a splendid lad and will undoubtedly
teach the children to become loyal,.,
patriotic citizens of our glorious re
On Monday license to wed was is
sued to Clarence Cosens, of thecounty
of Chippewa, and Miss Amelia Kions,
of this county. -.