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1/ I .J i' 1 I A I IV&F VOLUME 11. PUPILS HOLD COURT Slander Case Occupies Attention of High School Students in Mock Trial. The second 'annual session of the High school court was held last Fri day evening at the court house with Judge O.teroeBS presiding, Arthur Carlson acting as sheriff and Victor Selvig in the clerk of court's chair. As usual, the court calendar was very short, only one case occupying the attention of the presiding judge. This one case was that of Max field Lewis, plaintiff, vs. Seymour Davids, de fendant, in which the plaintiff asked for damages to the amount of $5,000 for alleged slander. Attys. Porter and Martin appeared for the plaintjff and the defendant had engaged the services of Attya. Knutson and Jen ness. When court had opened, Atty. Martin moved the case mentioned above, after which the following citi zens were selected as members of the jury: Prof. Harold Powers, Edgar Sather, Fred Haines, Harrison Sher wood, Arthur Anderson, Maurice Nordstrom, Elmer Odell, Walter Port er, Robert Oram, Oscar "Frldlund, Russell Peterson and Hjajmar Swen son. In his opening speech to the jury Atty. Martin for the plaintiff briefly outlined what the prosecution Intended to prove and he also read the com plaint, in which it was stated that the defendant had called the plaintiff a perjurer, much to the latter's grief and sorrow and the same had also caused a decided discount in the esti^ mation of his character among his friends. Maxfield Lewis was then-, called on the stand. His testimony caused a great deal of merriment and even the austere jurors in the jury box could not refrain from exercising their laughter muscles a "wee bit." When cross examined by the counsel for the defense, he was handled in a most rough-shod manner and it did not take long before he was "up in the air." It may be mentioned here as an explanation that in the answer the defendant admitted having called the plaintiff a perjurer but further more contended that the statement was not slanderous, but that it was true In the trial held last year the plaintiff told a few things which were later proven to be untruthful and it was therefore the purpose of. the defense to show that the plaintiff was a per jurer. To this end Atty. Knutson brought out the conduct of the witness in last year's trial. The witness de nied being under oath at that time, however, saying that when the oath was administered to him exhorting him to tell the truth he answered "no" instead of "yes". Asked as to wheth er or not he was under oath at the present time he said he did not know, whereupon the counsel for the defense demanded that he should be sworn again and this was done. Lewis waB followed by Frank Adams and Misses Hannah Reading, Alphia Jacobaon and Marion Mlnton, who all testified to Lewis' good character "as far as they knew." This concluded the case for the plaintiff and after a few open ing remarks by Atty. Jenuess the de fense had its legal inning.- The wit nesses examined by the defense were Carl Peterson, Atty. Knutson, Sey mour Davids, A. N. Gilbertson, Mis ses Olive Cresby, Barbara Williams, Allene Sherwood and Hazel McCune These all testified to the splendid character and reputation of the de fendant and occasionally they also recited a few cold facts which had a distinct tendency to lower the jury's estimation of the plaintiff's character Last, but by no means least, came the addresses of the opposing counsels to the jury, in which they reviewed, the evidence in a very efficient manner. The jury retired at 10:30 after having listened to the instructions of the court. Altho the evidence seemed overwhelmingly in favor of the de fense, yet the "honorable" jurors were unable to agree on a verdict and at 11:15 the court was so instructed. It was then decided that a majority decision would be accepted, whereupon a, verdict was awarded the defendant by a vote of 8 to 4. The jury last year was composed of girls with one exception and this was generally con ceded to be the reason for the dis agreement then. This year's experi ence proved beyond a doubt, however, that girls are not the only ones ca pable of being "contrary-minded." All who took part in the mock trial accredited themselves nicely and the experience gained will no doubt prove valuable at some future time. There was a large attendance and more or less noise prevailed. This uneasiness on the part of the crowd was partly due to the difficulty with which the witnesses could be heard, which again was due to the poor acoustics of the court room. E. J. Carpenter's "A Little Out cast" is brimful of modern amaze meats and peculiarly fascinating scenes to attract theatre goers. At the opera house tomorrow (Thursday) evening. Willmar's Building Boom. That the year 1905 will not be be hind previous years as far as the erec tion of residences is concerned Is evi dent from the fact that local building contractors have already been award ed the contracts for several fine resi dences, a number of which are now in process of erection. If the present plans of some of our citizens are car ried out it 1B safe to say that Willmar will enjoy a building boom this sea son-which will compare very favorab ly with any of its predecessors. In addition to the list of new resi dences already mentioned in these col umns the following have come under our observation: Mrs. Johanna Strand has the frame work well under way for a $3,000 resi dence which is being erected on her lots on Second street. The old build ing which has sheltered the family for so many years now gives way to a more modern struoture. It has been" sold to Ole Westgaard, the purchase price being $65, and will have its new location on lots near the A. O. Fors berg residence property on south Eighth street. The contract for the erection of Mrs. Strand's new resi dence was awarded to Erlck Nelson. E. T. Sandbo, the popular proprie tor of the Delmonlco Cafe, has the foundation started for a $2,000 residence on his lots on south Fifth street. Andrew Fridlund has the con tract for the frame work. Among the new buildings to go up this season in Spicer'a addition is that of C. L. Collin, who is having a 13,000 residence erected for him by Contractor Bjoreell. Work is now nicely progressing on the superstruc ture. Mr. Bjorsell also has the con tract for a $3,000 residence to be erect ed for Alfred Gilbertson on lots south of the residence property now ocau pied by the Gilbertson Bros. Farewell Reception. Willmar Camp of Modern Wood men gave a farewell reception to Mr. J. L. Lindner and family at their hall last Wednesday evening. The recep tion was in the nature of a surprise, the invitations being sent out to the Woodmen and their families for a so cial. The first part of the evening was spent in playing various games. About 10 o'clock the doors to the dln ingroom were thrown open, and when Mr. and Mrs. Lindner were'conducted to a seat at the head of the table it first dawned upon them that the affair was given in their honor. Dr. Chris tian Johnson in a neat speech ex pressed theLwelUwjUhes of the Neigh* bors for the guests of honor, who are about to leave us, and in the name of the Camp presented them with a fine silver water set with suitable engrav ing. Mr. Lindner was taken aback somewhat, but soon rallied, and acknowledged the gift in a short speech. The company then proceeded to do justice to the excellent luncheon prepared. After this was disposed of Dr. Johnson, acting as toastmaster, called upon various members for short speeches. The following responded to toasts announced: Emanuel Chris tenson, H. J. Ramsett, J. W. Kent, Mrs. Kent, C. C. Selvig and A. O. Forsberg. After the speeches the younger element, including .several grayheaded youths, enjoyed a dance. Willmar Mill Improvements. Improvements will be made at the Willmar mill this month that will in volve an expenditure of $5,000. New machinery will be installed and the property will undergo a change that will give the Willmar Milling Co. bet ter facilities for handling its rapidly increasing business. While the work is in progress it will be necessary to close the mill. It is expected, how ever, that everything will be completed, so as to start up again the first part of June. The contract for installing the new machinery has been let to the well known mill furnishing house of the Nordyke & Marmon Co. of Indiana polls, lad., and their Northwestern representative, James Pye, will have charge of the work. When the Willmar mill is again in running order it will be in a condition that will be strictly up-to-date and make it a strong competitor for the milling trade in this section. Messrs. Boyd and Hennings. have been busy the last few days planting trees, shrubbery and plants on the court house grounds. The planting was done in accordance with a plat made by tne Jewell Nursery Co., of Lake City, which also furnished all the stock needed. Among the trees planted are evergreens, Norway spruce, Colorado blue spruce, balsam firs, white spruce, Arbor Vitas and L. L. W. birches, and more than 20 kinds of flowering shrubs have been put in. The arrangement of the dl ffer ent plants is most artistic and reflects much credit upon the maker Of the plat, and when everything will be in bloom! the appearance of the court house yard will be like that of a veri table flower garden. In all more than 230 plants have been placed and Boyd and Hennings feel quite confident that all of them will grow and thrive. The Little Helpers meet at the Faulk home next Friday evening. E. On Friday evening Willmar people will have the opportunity of listening to a treat in the musical line when the Citizens' orchestra, under the leader ship of Prof. Emll Hegstrom, and as sisted by Julius Blakkestad and John Teply, of the Minneapolis Symphony orchestra, and Mrs. R. L. Knebel, of this city, will give a concert at the opera house. The members of the orchestra are all talented musicians and during the past few months they Selection— This was the fourth time Mr. Carl son was committed to the hospital for insane, the three previous times being in '87, '99 and '02. These attacks were all of a short duration, however, and each time he was discharged in a much improved condition. The symptons of his last attack came on a few days ago, when be became troubled with restlessness and insomnia. He also talked incoherently on different topics, particularly religion, and as he also showed a disposition to injure those around him, it was finally concluded to have him examined. Ordinarily, however, he is of a quiet and unassum ing disposition and is perfectly capable of taking care of himself. He is a man of 40, in "good physical condition and enjoying good bodily health. The cause of his mental dis turbance is not known. The phy sicians which have the case in charge feel quite hopeful in regard to his condition and by good and careful treatment he will no doubt soon be re stored to his right mind. Carlson is married and has a wife and five chil dren living on a farm in Lake Eliza beth. Will Observe Memorial Day. The Commercial Club has taken the initiative in making preparations for an observance of Memorial Day, on Tuesday, May 30. President Wellin announces the appointment of a Memorial Day committee consisting of the following members: C. A. Birch, chairman, L. O. Thorpe and Russell Spicer. As quite a sentiment seems to have developed that Memorial Day exer cises be held in our city, with this committee in charge of the general arrangements, the officers of the Com mercial Club will endeavor to have the business men of our city close their places of business on that day, acd will raise a fund for the enter tainment of out-of-town G. A. R. members, who may visit the city. The committee is hopeful that all veterans in the county will make it a point to be present. Arrangements will be made for good speakers and also the necessary music during the^day. It is probable that the Juvenile Band of Willmar will be engaged for the occa sion. Notice of Hearing Petition to Va cate Street. Whereas, a petition has been filed with the City Clerk by William J. Pinney and others praying for the abandonment .and vacation of that certain street lying and being adjacent to the east boundary line of Block four (4), of Paulson & Sunde's Sub division of Lot "D" in Eastern Addi tion to Willmar, and being between the south boundary line of Benson avenue and the north boundary line of Litchfield avenue and being sixty feet wide Now, therefore, pursuant to a reso lution adopted by the City Council of the City of Willmar April 24, 1905, notice is hereby given that the said petition will be beard and determined on Monday evening, May 22, 1905, at 8 o'clock p. m., in the Council Cham bers in the Library Building, and all persons interested are hereby notified to appear at said time and place and give reasons, if any, why such peti tion should not be granted. Oiven under my hand this 24th day of April, 1906. (Seal.) 113 Citizens' Orchestra Concert (a. "Steel King March".... b. "Bohemian Girl" ORCHESTRA Piano Solo—"The Palms''..... HILMA JOHNSON Violin Solo—"Romance and Bolero". '.,. 1S,UIL HEGSTROM a. "Romaine" -.. Vocal Solo (with violin obligato)—"Angels Serenade" Braga MRS. L. KNEBEL Ernil Hegstrom Selection—"Norma" (From Bellinis Opera) Berger ORCHESTRA Bass Solo—"Perpetunm Mobile" J. T. OTOS, 7 City Clerk. Have put In some faithful and thorough practice. We feel sura that all who attend will find the concert a most en joyable one and also feel that the or chestra will receive the large patron age it deserves. The price of admission will be 60 cents to all parts of the house except the gallery, which will be 35 cents. Seats can be reserved at the usual place. The program in full Is given below. b. «'Fantana'' (From the Comic Opera). ORCHESTRA Trombone Solo—"Melody of Love".... PETER J. GOVIG Comet Solo—"Arbuckleiwian Polka" .Hartmahn LEWIS C. HANSCOM St. Clair ...Balfe 4 .J. Faure ..Dane) a .St. Clair Hubbel Engelmann :. JOHN TEPLY Clarinet Solo—"Scene and Air'". ALEXANDER C. WILLIAMS Cello Solo—' 'Romance" .[ Goltermann JULIUS BLAKKESTAD Selection—"Alphonso and Estrella". ORCHESTRA Carlson Again Committed. Peter S. Carlson was examined in probate court Monday evening, was declared Insane and was later in the evening taken to the hospital at Fer gus Fails by Deputy John Malmberg of Atwater. Laska Bergson Schubert Seniors are Entertained. Prof, and Mrs. P. C. Tonnirg very pleasantly entertained the members of tbe senior class and the high school faculty at their home Saturday even ing. The rooms had been tastefully decorated for the occasion with strings of autumn leaves tinted in brown and red, the class colon and the figures '05, also in the class colors, were hung across the bay window in tbe parlor. Among other interesting pastimes of the evening was a "Poesy" contest, each one present being re quired to write an original poem about one of the many articles found about the room. The poem written by Prof. J. Harold Powers about a garden fork proved the best and he was accordingly declared the' "poet laureate" of the evening. DeliciouB refreshments were served* by Mrs. Tonning, assisted by Misses Foster and Randall. The guests took thei* departure at a late hour, voting the host and hostess moat royal enter tainers. Death Relieves Young Sufferer. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Olson, who reside on south Fifth street, mourn the loss of their only child, William Allen, who passed away this morning at 9:30, after a week's illness from brain fever. The little fellow was three years and two months of age. For the past three months he had been afflicted with tubercular hip disease and a short time ago was taken to the cities for treatment under a specialist. He was brought back home and seemed to be improving, when he was stricken down with the fatal illness and death came suddenly. The funeral will probably be held next Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The services will be held at the Swed ish Mission church, Rev. A. N. Oster holm officiating. Assessors Meet. The assessors of Kandiyohi county met at the county auditor's office last Thursday to get their blanks and also to talk over assessment matters in the interest of uniformity in assessments. The state board of equalization has furnished the following as the basis or lowest price at which the various classes of property should be assessed: Horses—1 year old, 910 2 years, M.7 3 years and over, 130. Cattle—1 year old, 94 2 years, 18 cows, 912 oxen, 920 other cattle, 915. Hogs, per hundred, 94 sheep, 91.60 dogs, 95. Wagons, carriages and bicycles, 910: automobiles, 9200. Sewing machines, 95 watches and clocks, 91 organs, 915 pianos, 980. All other household goods at about half value. I Edwards May 1. G. Slagter has treated his house to a coat of paint. B. L. Anderson Is assisting Sam Johnson with "spring"work. Henry Buurman and family visited Raymond relative! Sunday. Mrs. Henry Bergmeyer and son Mattie drove to Willmar on business Monday. A pair of twins brightened'the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Howe Thurs day morning. Some of the farmers around here are shipping their cream to outside points, and all report good results. School closed In Diet. No. 91 last Friday. A basket social waa given in the evening and a good program waa rendered. tllmar Will Again Put Forth Its Best Efforts to Entertain Carnival Visitors. The question of holding a street fair In 1905 was considered by a num ber of our citizens at a meeting held la,tt Wednesday evening at the Com mercial Club rooms. The sentiment was strongly in favor of the project and we are now assured that our peo ple will have the pleasure of partlci Pftlng In another big carnival. ijWhile the attendance was not large, yet those present were enthusiastic in favoring another street fair. The meetingswas presided over by Presi dent Russell Spicer of the Willmar Street Fair Association and Peter Hong acted as the secretary. It was* shown that the Association has a neat little sum in the treasury with which to begin work and commence the nec essary preparations. The meeting voted to hold the fair in September arid the matter of deciding on the ex act dates and making Other necessary arrangements was left in the hands of tbji following gentlemen, who were elected as the board of directors: E. C^Wellin, O. R. Berkness, Ole Ro geh, Alton Crosby, Peter Bonde, Peter Hong, Russell Spicer, E. T. Sandbo anil Ernest Person. This board ar ranged for a meeting to be held this (Wednesday) evening at the Commer cikl Club rooms for the purpose of electing officers and attending to the necessary details in making the pro per start for holding the carnival. It lathe intention of the Associa tion to make the street fair and carni val of 1905 bigger and grander than ever. A program of attractions dif ferent from preceding years will of course be arranged for. With an en terprising and energetic set of officers to manage affairs, backed by the hearty support of our citizens as well at those of the entire county, there is n,q reason why the coming carnival should not be a grand success. Let us| all take hold and help in arrang ing for a street fair that will draw the biggest crowd that* has ever visited our city. S—.——»»»»»»"MWM«»WM»»MM»«»»»WH—•«»—t Ik Supburg O. O. Vig made a flying trip to Mur *dok last v-eek. ., Miss Nan Coyne visited with her sister Lizzie here last Sunday. John Murphy of Shakopee called on his cousin, E. Coyne, last Sunday. Rumor has it that wedding bells will soon ring out here. Good for Mike. Chris Sanders made a trip to Broo ten last Saturday, returning Sunday. Mrs. Botten and Mrs. N. Brooten were guests at the Vig home last Tues day. Miss Minnie Freese made a trip to Starbuck last week te consult a phy sician. Albert Ellingboe is at present on the sick list. We hope it won't prove serious. Mr.andMrs. Hellerud have returned from Kerkhoven, where they have spent the winter. Eliza Bernt went to Belgrade last week. She will remain there for a couple of months. Miss Emma Paulson, who is teach ing in Lake Johanna, spent Saturday and Sunday at home. Jack Freese has returned from Min neapolis, where he has been staying for the laet three years. Last Saturday a dance was given at Sunburg, and it was quite well at tended in spite of the cold weather. Ole and Elma Thorson and Annie Hanson, of Lake Johanna, were pleas ant callers at the home of S. Sand ers last Sunday. Little Bennie Vig, while eating din ner, had a chicken heart stuck in his throat, and had to go to a doctor to have it removed. C. R. Saodvlg gave a very inter esting lecture in the school house in Dlst. No. 73 last Friday evening. It was well attended and everybody en joyed it. The Sunburg ball team played last Sunday near the Sunburg store. The young folks also enjoyed themselves marching and acting. Mr. Moen was their instructor. Somebody out here had the tire of awheel punctured by some jealous fellow while out visiting, and had to walk home. When will some people learn that malicious destruction of property is not a smart joke KELLEY. Photographer J. C. Jansrud attend ed a meeting of the executive com mittee of the Northwestern Photogra phers' Association held in Minneapo lis last week. Final arrangements were made for the annual convention which is to be held at Duluth July 5th, 6sh and 7th. A ten-pound daughter made her ar rival Thursday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vance. Another Silver Medal Contest The W. C. T. U. has now completed arrangements for another silver medal contest to be given at the Free Lu theran church on Friday evening, May 12. This time six young ladies will contest for the honors and we feel sure that their many friends will enjoy to be present and listen to their orations. The usual admission fee of ten cents will be charged. The pro gram in full is printed below. Piano Solo—Selected Miss Aiiiy Hanscom Introductory Remarks....Prof. H. S. Hilleboe Oration—"Old Soapy" Peart Ives Vocal Solo—"My Name in Mother's Prayer" Mr. F. W. Howe, piano accompaniment by Mfcs Inez Hovye. Oration—"The Old Violin" I W W Miss Barbara Williams Vocal Solo—-'Mother's Son" :... Miss-Florence Porter Piano accompaniment by Miss Amy Hanscom Oration—"A Terrible Charge" .-. ...........Miss Gertrude HiticbOt Violin Solo—Selected Mr. F. B. Treat Piano accompaniment by Miss E. Dahlheim Oration—"The Ballot"... Miss Hannah Peterson Vocal Solo—Selected..Misa Millie Rasmusson Piano accompaniment by Miss Helen Sather Oration—-'College Oil Cans".. Miss Jeanette Ives Vocal Duet—"Rock of Ages" ... Mrs. F. \V. Dobbyn and Ludvig Dale. Piano accompaniment by Miss Amy Hanscom Oration—"One More" Miss Gladys Birch Vocal Solo—"Somebody's Bdy" F. W. Howe Piano accompaniment by Miss Inez Howe Judges retire. Recitation—Selected ?Miss Ethel Styles Instrumental Music. Closing remarks and 'presentation of medal by Rev. H. C.'Buall. Song by the Audience—America. fCapdiyohi W I I I I I I I I W W May 2 Geo. Eoblom was in Atwater last Wednesday. Mrs. Matt Cody returned home from St. Paul last wtek. Peter Erickson was in New London a few days last week. JimTait was in Litchfield last Tues day to see Dr Robertson. Miss Agnes Tulin is at present stay ing in Atwater with her sister. Mrs. Erick Engvall was in Litchfield one day laBt week to see Dr. Cassel. Robert Tait has been quite sick the last week, but. is now somewhat im proved. Ei Hailstrom spent last week visit ing at his home in Red Wing, return ing last Friday evening. A dance was given in the M. W. A. hall last Monday evening. All pres ent reported a good time. 'Miss Martha EHcVsbnJ went to At water last Thursday, where she will learn the millinery, trade. Esper Norman returned from Min neapolis last week where he has been attending school the past winter* MiBS Angie Defoe left last Saturday for Graceville where she will resume her studies at the St. Mary's academy. Miss Annie Carlson of New London was here a few days last week with a handsome line of millinery, which she displayed at Sanderson's store. MIKE. W W W W W S S Iwlatnre May 1. Miss Jennie Thompson visited at P. M. Luadin's place over Sunday. Moris Swenson was taken seriously 111 last Sunday with inflammation of the bowels. 'Misses Annie Johnson and Lydia Erlandson were Willmar visitors last Friday. Holger Elkjer came home last Sat urday from A. Ryden's, where he has been working for the last two months. C. F. Akerson left last Friday for Halstad, Minn., where he has accepted a position and will remain for several months. Sam Finstrom, who has been stay ing at F. W. Llndman's place for two weeks, left for Minneapolis Tuesday of last week. The farmers are enjoying the fine weather we are having this spring for doing tpeir work. Seeding of flax Is nearly finished, and the corn ground is being put in readiness. Mr. and Mrs. E. Ostlund were agree ably surprised last Saturday evening, when a goodly number of their friends took possession oftheir house. Games and Other amusements were partici pated in for several hours. As a re membrance of the occasion Mr. and Mrs. Ostlund were presented with a sideboard. AH present report a good time. ________ JTM. .j Probate Court Matters. Final decree was issued yesterday, in the matter of Conrad Wigdah), deceased. According to tne terms of the will, Mrs. Aletta Wigdahl, the wife of the deceased, becomes the own er of lot 7 in block 67, to have and to hold as the homeBtead during the term of her natural life, and she also re ceives a sum of cash amounting. to 9105 58 Five children, Odin, Ludvig, Misses Aletta, Clara and Laura, each receive an equal share of 121116 and also one-fifth of aforementioned real estate property, subject however to the life interest of Mrs. Conrad Wig dahl. A decree of descent of real estate May 2. Enoch Gunner made his weekly trip here Monday. Andrew Spor is at present working for Albert Olson. E. Engberg made a flying trip to tbe cities last Thursday. W. F. Gratz of Willmar made his regular call at the store Friday. Remember to attend the farmers' meeting in Diet. No. 58 on May 6, at three o'clock, p. m. Albert Bjur's hired man had two runaways in one day last week. A broken pole was the only damage. Frank Johnson, our buttermaker, has enjoyed a visit from relatives at Cokato for^ nearly two weeks. Bert M. Ruse of St. Paul, represen tative for tbe M. D. T. Co., shook hands with old Mends here last Fri day. E. J. Bomsta is home again from Minneapolis, where he has been con sulting a physician He is somewhat improved. The nice showers we had last week gave a green color to fields and mead ows, and everything looks favorable for a good crop. A. T.Bjurhas been circulating a subscription list for bis father-in law, Andrew Parson of Atwater, who has had the misfortune of being obliged to have one of his legs amputated. Rev. Nilson preached his. farewell sermon last Sunday. The church was filled to its utmost capacity, there be in* visitors from Willmar, Kandiyo hi, Atwater, Grove City, Lake Lillian and Fahlun. Last Wednesday Mall Route In spector H. M. Lawrence of Minneapo lis inspected the proposed new route to start from our store. The route is 24i miles long. We do not know what the report will be, but if it is favor able the route will be opened about July 1. Hilmer Stenberg went to Harrison Friday to take charge of the cream ery, as Fred Stenberg was taken sick and had to go home to receive care from his parents. PEN. T?o8e1apd May 1. Roseland will have a baseball nine. Mr. and Mrs. E. Erickson visited at Wm. Llndquist's home Sunday. Misses Esther and Phebe Lindqulst are home from the cities for a vjsii A. O. Renstrom had the misfortune of losing a "valuable horse Wednes day. Miss Carrie Peterson made a short visit to her home in this town last week. Per Peterson of Long Lake conduct ed services at the Free Baptist church Sunday. Wm. Bede of Olivia rendered vete rinary services at O. Tatting's place last Friday. Chas. Ostman has commenced his Sunday school again, after a few months' vacation. A social was held at the Christine church Friday evening. A good and enjoyable time is reported. The ground is now being prepared for flax and corn, but the weather has turned cold again, so do not be in too much of a hurry putting in these crops or they may be short like my crop of news. A It is our sad duty to report the death of Mrs. Frank Lindquist, which occurred Monday, April 24. Mrs. Liudquist was born in Meeker county, Minn., Nov. 20, 1875, but has been a resident of this county since early childhood. Her mortal remains were interred in the cemetery of Christine church, Rev. F. Nordquist officiating. A loving husband and tnree small children, an aged father, A. Tatting, and a brother O. Tatting, are left to mourn her death. May we be found ready when the angel of death calls us. NIXIE. Tripoli* I I I May 2. Next Sunday at 10 o'clock, a m., a class of 1G young persons will be con firmed in the Lutheran church. Mr. H. H. Vogelpohl, of the firm of Vogelpohl & Spaeth of New Ulm, spent a couple of days last week in the Lutheran church, tuning and look ing over the pipe organ. The organ is now in first-class shape. This week there is a rush in and around the church. Beside the many children who are attending school, there are a number of carpenters and paiuters working A storeroom is to be erected, and the floor in the church is to be given a fresh coat of paint. property was issued yesterday in the I expected that the church will grant matter of Jenny Hough, deceatsd. On May 10, at 2 p. m. a special meet ing of the church will be held to take action on a petition from members in and around Kandiohi for erecting a chapel in the village. Aa there .Is much interest manifested for this pro jccS and it is Indeed desirable to hare a meetinghouse at Kandiyohi, It la Again it is our duty to announce a visit of the Angel of Death at the sore ly afflicted home of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Olson in town of Dovre. This time he removed their 15 year old daughter Karen, whose demise oc curred last Thursday evening at about ten o'clock. She had been ailing for about, two weeks and the attending physician felt assured that she was on the way to recovery, when an unex pected turn for the worse occurred' and she was finally obliged to give up in the struggle with that dread dis ease, diphtheria. The funeral took place the following day, her remains being taken to the Free Lutheran church cemetery at Eagle Lake for in terment. Of a happy family of 11 children four boys and three girls now remain, three girls and one boy having suc cumbed to attacks of the disease men tioned above almost within a month. None of those remaining are ill at the present time and it is sincerely to be hoped that they will all be spared. Uake* Jtpdfew Ole Slattom and August Dengerud will become patrons of the Lake An drew & Dbvre Telephone Co-, and will have a line built and phonee put in shortly. The sad intelligence reaches us by phone that death has claimed another victim at the home of Magnus Olson in Dovre, this being the fourth death in a short while. An immense lot of trees was deliv ered at New London by the hustling agent for the Jewell Nursery Co., Cor nel Larson, and tree planting is now the order of the day. Rev. M. A. Sotendahl held commu nion service at the East Norway Lake church Sunday, after which he con ducted the last sad rites at the grave of the late Jehans E. Engen. The New London & West Lake Tel ephone Co. fell into a dose some time ago, but has now awakened from its •lumber, and work on the phone line it is said will be pushed tp .the utmost capacity before long. Rev. Halvorson of Long Lake con ducted services at the Hauge church last Sunday. Rev. A. O. Oppegaard, representing the China Mission, was also present and delivered an imprest sive address on the mission work in that country. The best cure for blindness ever es tablished is the Stillwater blind pis: cure. The patient not only frets a free pass but be gets the eye opener salve applied free of charge. The picture of the first patient from Kandiyohi county should "adorn" a whole page of the TRIBUNE. Hello, Lake Elizabeth, hello! Wish you good luck and God speed and a large attendance at the farmers' meet ting May 9. Stick firmly to your res olutions and pledges of Feb. 4. When a burg tries to make people believe that in order to draw the farmer trade it is necessary to fill whisky troughs for them It is time for intelligent and* decent people to give them a lesson, even if it is a little inconvenient. la that tray they can also encourage the places that have voted out the evil. In that respect we feel proud of our county seat, Willmar, and all the villages but two. Jorgenson & Swenson have moved the stock in their harness department to Renville, where Mr. Swenson has opened a harness shop. He is succed ed in the harness business here by Joe Neuberger, who is already busy attending to his duties at the shop. Mr.. Neuberger was formerly employed at Jorgenson}& Swenson's and as ha Is a good workman and has many friends both in the city as well as in the surrounding country districts he will no doubt prove most successful. in his new enterprise. Mr. Jorgenson will remain here in charge of the trunk and sitchel department. '"4 April 30. M. L. Rustad is under the weather. Eddy Larson is working for August Dengerud. Ole L. Rustad made a flying trip to Willmar Saturday. Oscar Mankel is treating his house to a new shingle roof. Mrs. Anderson of Janesville, Wis., is visiting with relatives. Commissioner N. B. Johnson visit ed at Peter Skoglund's place Sunday. Misses Mary and Ida Nelson have been on the sick list, but are now re ported getting better. The Hallioger and Valdrises com posing the Sunburg nine crossed bats with the Jericho nine and gave them a beating. The Women's Sewing Society of the East Norway Lake church meets at the home of Mrs. Martin Syverson next Friday. George and Hanna Stene Attended the meeting of the Young People's so ciety at E. Hauge's place and report a large crowd present. Rev. Sotendahl was called to Ytter boe's place, as Miss Anna Ytterboe is reported to be very low. We hope she will speedilyrecoyer. ..