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Annual Meetings of the Different Soci
eties Held and Excellent Reports
Made ofPast Year's Work.
This is the season of the year when
a number of our chmch societies hold
their annual meetings and like other
orgam/ations make their reports of
the progress made during the past
year. It is veiy encouraging to note
that a spirit of progressiveness pre
vails in all of Willmar's churches and
that most excellent results are report
ed, showing commendable Chnstian
At the annual meeting of the Swed
ish Evangelical Mission congregation,
held on New Year's day the treasurer
reported that he had received $2,799
85 and paid out $2,842..}J, leaving only
a deficit in the treasury of $42.47
During the past year the thuich build
ing has undergone many improve
ments and this fact coupled with the
tact that there have been many othei
expenditures makes the above a very
creditable showing. The following
were elected to serve in the various
offices quoted: J. G. Appelgren,
chairman Nils Trulson, vice chair
man Aug. Johnson, secretary N.
Anderson, vice secretary J. A. Hedin,
trustee M. Anderson, deacon Aug
W. Hoglund, Sunday School super
intendent J. G. Appelgren, assistant
superintendent Miss Dora Segerstrom,
organist P. O. Anderson, leader of
the singing John Warmark, sexton.
All seemed satisfied with the woik
done during the year and hoped and
prayed for a fuller outpouring of the
Holy Spirit during the present year.
At the price of common tin!
We have secured a small lot of factory "seconds" in this line and will
place them on sale
Saturday, January 13
None sild before this date, so all can have same chance.
A complete line of "salesmen's samples" in staple Brushes
Hair Brushes Clothes Brushes
Bath and Toilet Brushes Shaving and Nail Brushes
All kinds of Brushes
Now on sale come early for choice
20, 25 and 35c Wool Mittens and Gloves closed at 1 5
Fancy Calendars for 1906 just half price Saturday the 13th
50cWool 'Tarns" at 2 5 35c Misses' Wool Caps 2 0
A good 3-sewed House
At PDA^F'Q I Broom, worth 30c easy
A I 0 1 A O 0 I priced till Jan. 20 at ."I9
At the annual meeting of the congre
gation of the Lutheran Free church,
held last Wednesday afternoon, the
various reports of the different officers
far exceeded expectations and every
thing indicated that all of the mem
bers had labored faithfully in con
tributing toward the suppoit of the
church. The reports from the differ
ent societies were very satisfactory.
The treasurer's report showed a bal
ance of $1600 as the remaining indebt
edness of the church. The new edifice
was completed in the fall of 1903 at a
cost of about$16,000sothis report shows
most excellent progress in the work
of wiping out the debt. In the election
of officers C. C. Birkeland was
elected as secretary, having held this
position for about twenty years. S.
S. Glarum, for many years treasurer,
was again honored with a re-election.
O. R. Sletten and Halvor Shipstead,
whose terms expired as members of
the board of trustees, were re-elected
for another term of two years. The
other members are O. N. Elgeross,
Eric Holt, S. S. Glarum and O. A.
Jacobson. As members of the board
of deacons Hans Rude and Anders
Johnson weie re-elected for two years.
Miss Clara Moss succeeds Miss Clara
Johnson as organist and Sam Govig
was re-elected as cantor.
An adjourned meeting for unfinished
business will be held Jan. 17.
The annual meeting of the congre
gation of the Norwegian Lutheran
Synod church was held Monday fore
noon and a most satisfactory condi
tion of affairs was found. Several
new members were received into the
church at this meeting. A good finan
cial showing was made in the report
of the treasurer, L. O. Thorpe. The
former annual meetings were held in
June, this meeting being the first one
held since the change of date, so the
business transacted covered only the
period since last June. M.Jorgenson,
treasurer of the building committee,
read his report and showed a balance
of a few cents in the building fund.
The present structure is all paid for,
as well as the furnishings. It was
completed last fall at a cost of nearly
$15,000. The parsonage was also com
pleted a short time ago and the entire
debt on the church property amounted
to something like $18,000, which has
now been practically wiped out. The
labors of this committee having been
finished, it was released from further
work. The reports from the parochial
schools showed a good attendance and
a small balance in the treasury. A
very satisfactory report was given
from the Sunday school, which now
has an attendance of about 140 pupils.
No reports were given at this meeting
from the two ladies' societies nor the
young people's societies, but they are
all in a most flourishing condition.
It was decided to continue the use of
the new ritual which was introduced a
short time ago.
The old officers were re-elected for
another year, being as follows: C. E.
Lien, secretary L. O. Thorpe, treas
urer I. Olson, trustee for three
years* Paul Hanson and Osuld Knut
son were re-elected as members of the
school committee. Prof. H. S. Hille
boe was elected as assistant superin
tendent of the Sunday school, the pas
tor being the regular superintendent.
Alfred Markhus was chosen as secre
tary and Miss Gertrude Hilleboe as
ti easurer.
The Swedish Lutheran Bethel church
congregation held its annual meeting
yesterday morning The various re
ports read show that progress has
been make in all the branches of the
church work. The communicants in
good standing now number 175 total
membership, 279. During the past
year there have been 18 baptisms 9
marriages and 3 deaths 17 adults and
10 children have been received into
the church 5 adults and 2 children
have received letters of dismissal, and
a few have been dropped. The finan
cial report showed that about $2,500
have been paid in for all purposes dur
ing the past year. Of this amount the
ladies aid society contributed $651.90.
The disbursements include $555 for
salaries, $86.99 for benevolent institu
tions, $95 for missions and $56.80 for
educational institutions. The amounts
paid out for permanent improvements
to the church property duringthe year,
including furnishings, foot up to the
sum of $3,860.81. There is still a debt
of $2,500, with a cash balance in the
treasury of $215.44 The total value
of the church and parsonage property
reaches more than $9,000. Though a
young member of the city churches, the
Bethel church has made rapid prog
ress and development. The Sunday
School has an enrollment of 65. The
Y. P. S. has a membership of 23, and
has a cash balance of $120 in its treas
The officers elected were the follow
Secretary, Samuel Nelson dea
con, three years, Erick Ohsberg trus
tee, three years, J. A. Johnson organ
ist, Samuel Nelson janitor, Lewis
Fridlund delegate to district meeting
at Cokato, Nels Olson, with John
Bergquist as alternate delegate to
Conference at St. Paul, Ludvig Eng
lund, with John Nelson as alternate
Sunday School superintendent, Sam
uel Nelson, with Erick Ohsberg as as
sistant. A committee composed of
Rev. Peterson, Peter Lundberg, Alf.
Borgeson and Anders Jonson was ap
pointed for the purpose of having the
interior of the church painted and dec
orated and making other improve
ments during the year.
DOVRE, Jan. 8.—A basket social
will be given at the home of Isack
Haaland next Saturday evening, Jan.
13. Baskets will be sold, also coffee
and cake to those not buying baskets
All are invited.
Rev. Gynild conducted a meeting in
the school house in Dist No. 62 last
Hjalmar Larson and Rev. Halvor
son will meet with K. T. Rykken this
evening to draft the constitution and
by-laws of the newly organized society.
The sewing society will meet with
Mrs. I. Haaland next Thursday, Jan.
Pen is right. God alone knows if
we shall live to see another New
Year's sun. May we then be always
ready to meet the Great Judge, at
whatever time it ma} please Him to
call us. GIRLIE.
Cattle and Horse Hides, Calf,
Sheep and all kindsof Fur Skins
to be tanned for Robes, Overcoats,
Rugs etc to be returned to you
Left soft smooth and moth proof.
We guarantee satisfaction
Send for circulars, shipping tags
and information
The Foster RobeJcTannlna Oo.
1688 5th St.S.E.1Minneapolls,Mina.
KANDIYOHI, Jan. 9—The wind
storm of last Friday was enough to
blow anybody out of existence.
George Low, who has spent the last
week visiting with relatives, returned
to his home in Minneapolis last Tues
Miss Ida Engvall returned to Minne
apolis last week, after having spent
the holidays at her home
Miss Hilma Norman left last Satur
day for Echo, Minn., where she iswhere
teaching school
Peter Aultman of Atwater was here
on business last Thursday.
Ed. Hallstrom, the barber, has done
some improvements in his shop in the
shape of anew chair which he says is
one of the best on this side of the
Prof. L. B. Diamond of Litchfield,
spent a few days of last week visiting
with friends. He taught the grammar
departmentihere a few years ago.
Charley Anderson and family re
turned to their home at Howard Lake
last Thursday, after having spent the
last week visiting with relatives here.
The schools all open Monday after
two weeks' vacation
Peter Erickson was in Willmar be
tween trains last Tuesday.
Mr. Peterson of Willmar visited at
the home of Christ Person first of the
Charley Berg shipped cattle to
Paul last Saturday, and Mr. Back
lund shipped two carloads Monday.
Louis Norine of Lake Elizabeth is
again employed at Linderholm's har
ness shop.
Our town will be on the building
boom next summer. We understand
that not less than four residences will
be built.
Mrs. Christ Parson has been very
sick the last week and it was feared
that she would not x*ecover, but at
this writing she is somewhat improved
and there is now hope for her re
Peter Tulin is busy hauling stone
for a new residence which he will
erect the coming summer.
Knute Thompson is now wearing a
4x6 smile. A son arrived at his home
last Saturday Both mother and
child are doing nicely. We congrat
alate and smoke.
Miss Ida Tharalson, of Litchfield,
spent a few days visiting with friends
and relatives at this place.
Martin and Enoch Erickson have re
turned from their visit at Stillwater.
George Embertson, Rudolph Peter
son and Joseph Berg, who are stu
dents at the Agi icultural school at St.
Anthony Park, left the first part of
last week to resume their studies
Several of the young people around
here attended the New Year's ball
given at Kandiyohi. They report
having had a good time.
A social hop was held at O. C.and
Thompson's place last Saturday even
ing. A good time is reported.
Clara Kleven spent a few days visi'
ing with Irving friends last week.
Messrs. Casperson and Carlson have
bought a cream separator. We un
derstand that they are going into the
dairy business.
Arthur.Boreen had the misfortune
of upsetting a load of wood, which he
was going to take to Willmar for Ru
dolph Nelson, who attends the Semin
P. Pederson is on the sick list.
John Pederson of Dovre has been
sojourning in this neighborhood
newing acquaintances.
Religious services were held in thewill
Grue school house Thursday evening.
ROSELAND Jan. 8.—We are now
in the cold embrace of 1906.
Festivals, entertainments, and sur
prise parties have been on the order
during the holidays.
W. R. Lindquist, of Morris, is visit
ing with his folks here.
E. Erickson is working for theeral
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.
If interested in this line it will be toby
your advantage to see him before tak
ing out a policy.
The Ladies Society of Christine,
met at A. Tatting's place last Wednes
W. R. Lindquist was most agree
ably surprised by a number of his
young friends, Dec. 30.
Albert Lindquist, who has spent a
couple of weeks in Minneapolis, is
now at home.
Emil Lindquist is home again after
an absence of about 14 months. He
has been working in Cleveland, O.,
as fireman on the great lakes.
Picture Frames and Framing
to order to suit the most fastidious
tastes. Carefully selected to match
pictures. C. A. Baklund's
43tf. Photo Studio.
City at Work Contributing ItsShare
Towards Froo Mail Delivery.—
Street Signs Coming.
The Farmers Union E evator at
Kandiyohi sells or exchanges Atwatea
Best flour, bran and shorts Grind
feed at 5c a sack. Your trade is earn
estly solicited. 44-13
GRUE, Jan. 7.—Andrew Olson, who
is nearly 84 years of age, had a very
bad accident last week. He had at-Kandiyohi
tempted to clean the chimney of his
house and while he was descending
the ladder slipped. Mr. Olson fell a
distance of about ten feet and struck
the ground in such a manner as tostreet
fracture his right hip, and also re
ceiving a slight injury to the head and
right arm. Dr. Johnson was called
to attend and dress the fracture.
The city is at work complying with
the requirements for free mail de
livery service and it is expected that
the street signs will be here by thethApproved
15th of this month, btreet Commis
sioner Bonde has been busy at work
looking up the house numbering and
the old numbers can be used it
will not be necessary for the property
owners to substitute new ones. It will
be necessary however for the figures
to be in such shape that they can be
plainly read by the mail carriers so
as not to inconvenience them in their
work. The Philadelphia system of
numbering has been adopted and will
be complied with in every particular,
as it has been found to be the most
satisfactory and is the one which is
in use in all the large cities.
The territory to be covered by
carriers will extend as far north in
the First ward as Park avenue and
far west as 13th street. In the Second
ward it will extend south to Rice ave
nue and west to 12th street. Delivery
will be made in the Third ward as far
as Bertha street and north to the over
head railroad bridge. This will take
in the Great Northern offices. The
limit in the Fourth ward will be Olena
avenue on the south and Jefferson
street east. Sperry's addition to
will not be included in the
city delivery, but it is probable that
arrangements will be made for a re
ceptacle for mail to be placed near
the bridge. This we understand will
be optional with the residents of that
portion of the city.
The city is divided into three carrier
districts. The first district takes in
the First ward and all of that part of
the Second ward within the following
boundary line: Sot th to Becker ave
nue along Twelfth street, then east to
Eleventh, south to a little beyond
Trott avenue, east beyond Tenth street,
back to Litchfield avenue, east to
Sixth, then north to Pacific avenue and
on to Seventh street. The second dis
trict comprises the rest of the territory
to be covered in the Second ward, the
boundary line on the east being Fourth
street, which street is included in this
district. The boundary line on
south is as follows: From Tenth
street along Trott avenue to Sixth
street, then to Monongalia, then to
Seventh, taking in part of blocks 80
and 81, back to Sixth and down to
Kandiyohi avenue, east to Fifth, then
a little beyond Rice avenue, back to
avenue and on to Fourth
street. The third carrier district takes
in the Third and Fourth wards or
those portions of them within the
following boundary line: From Fourth
along Kandiyohi avenue to
First street, then to Augusta avenue,
then along Jefferson street to Olena
avenue, back to Augusta avenue,
then to First street, along First street
to Trott avenue, to Jessie street, to
Minnesota avenue, to Mason street,
bac* to Trott avenue, to Maud street,
to Becker avenue, to Bertha street,
then to Litchfield avenue, and extends
as far as the Great Northern offices
near the railway tracks. Going back
on Litchfield avenue to First street the
line extends across to Pacific avenue,
then terminates at Fourth street.
In all there will be 21 street Utter
boxes in the city, which will be lo-Andrew
cated at the following points:
Corner of Nelson avenue and Olaf
street, Gorton and Thirteenth, Ella
and Ninth, Gorton and Tenth, Camp
bell and Eighth, Litchfield and Tenth,
Pacific and Seventh, Becker and
Eighth, Pacific and Fifth, Becker and
Fifth, Monongalia and Fifth, Pacific
Fourth, Benson and Fourth, Trott
and Fourth, Pacific and Third, Litch
field and Third, Minnesota and Third,
Becker and First, Monongalia and
First, Becker and Mason, and near
the Great Northern offices.
There are many details yet
arrange before the service can be in
augurated and until the city has fully
complied with all the requirements
the postal department will be unable
to complete its work preliminary to
the establishment of the free delivery.
Swedish Lutheran Young People.
The Swedish Lutheran Young Peo
ple's Society will meet in the base
ment of the Bethel church next Friday
beginning at eight o'clock.
The subject for the literary program
be J. O. Wallin, the Swedish poet
and psalmist, and will consist of the
following numbers:
Gemensam sang, Ps. 412—5:6
Deklamation, ''Guds lof"
.Linnea Bergstrom
FOredrag, Johan Olof Wallin,"
Gemensam sang 140—4:6
Deklamation, "Dodens engel,"
L. J. Lund vail
Gemensam sang Ps. 434
Coffee and other refreshments will
be served after the program, and sev
numbers may be added to the lat
ter. The society will be entertained
Messrs. L. J. Lundvail and V. E.
Lawson, and all who come will be
served, at 10 cents, for the benefit of
the Y. P. S. treasury. A cordial in
vitation is extended to all, and no one
'will regret having attended.
City Council Proceedings.
Library Building,
Willmar, Minn., Dec. 11, 1905.
Regular meeting of the City CouncU. In
the absence of the Mayor the City Clerk
called the meeting to order. Present, Alder
men Severmson, Christianson, Holt, Berge
son, Holmberg, Selvig, 6 absent, Mayor
Qvale, Aldermen Olson and Nelson, 3. On
motion Alderman Holt was appointed Act
ing Mayor.
The minutes of the previous regular and
adjourned meetings were read and same ap
proved as read.
The following bills were on motion referred
to the Finance committee:
Northern Electrical Co., supplies $ 91.51
F. G. Handy, premium on insurance
on power house 66.34
John Sundeen, labor on stone cross
ings fc. 9.63
Breen Stone Co., crossing stones 171.89
Ole Lundquist, board for prisoners $2.89
Peter Anderson, cleaning cess pool 7.00
Ole Lt^idquist, sheriff fees 3.60
The Finance committee reported the fore
going bills back approved and on motion the
report was accepted.
Alderman Selvig offered the following reso
lution which was adopted by the following
vpte: Ayes, 6 noes, none.
°y City Council of the
City of Willmar that the city clerk be and he
is hereby authorized to issue warrants
against the respective funds in payment of
foregoing approved bills.
December 11, A 905.
Acting Mayor
The report of the health officer of the In
spection of the city jail was read and on mo
tion accepted and placed on file.
On motion the Council adjourned.
Acting Mayor.
Attest: J. T. OTOS,
City Clerk.
Library Building,
Willmar, Minn Dec. 27. 1905.
Special meeting of the City Council. Pres
ent, Mayor Qvale, Aldermen Severmson,
Christianson, Olson, Nelson, Holt, Selvig, 7
absent, Aldermen Bergeson and Holmberg,
Petition of the Willmar & Sioux Falls R'y
Co., and others, asking for the vacation of
certain parts of streets colored green on the
plat attached was on motion accepted and
placed on file and the city clerk instructed to
advertise for the hearing of said petition on
February 12, 1906, at 8 o'clock p. m.
Alderman Holt offered the following reso
lutio which was adopted by the following
Ayes, 6, noes, none
Be it resolved by.the City Council of the
of Willmar that the city clerk be and he
is hereby authorized to issue a warrant
against the Water and Light fund for
$1,766.00 favor of W. I. Gray & Co in
payment of second installment on contract
for installing engine and generator.
Approved December 27, 1905.
S. B. QYALB, Mayor
The following bills were on motion referred
to the Finance committee
J. S. Robbins, coal ...$556 85
Dr. J. Rains, inspection of city jail,
etc... $2 50
Dr. M. Rains, professional service.. $13.00
The Finance committee reported the fore
going bills back approved and on motion the
report was accepted.
Alderman Holt offered the following reso
lution which was adopted by the following
vote* Ayes, 6 noes, none.
Be it resolved by the Citv Council of the
City of Willmar that the city clerk be and he
is hereby authorized to issue warrants
against the respective funds in payment of
the foregoing approved bills.
Approved December 27, 1905.
S. B. QVALE, Mayor.
Requisition for a boiler feed pump and
bank board signed by the president and
secretary of the Water and Light commis
sion was on motion approved and the city
clerk authorized to purchase same.
On motion the Council adjourned
S B. QVALE, Major.
Attest J. OTOS, City Clerk.
Articles of Incorporation of Anderson
Land Company.
we, whose names are hereunto subscribed,
have agreed to and do hereby associate our
selves together as a body incorporate, for
the purposes hereinafter expressed, and do
hereby under/ ami pursuant to the provisions
of Title Two (J) of Chapter Ihirtj-four (.34)
ofthe General Statutes of the State of Minne
sota of 1878 and the acts amendatory there
and supplementary thereto, incorporate
ourselves and to that end do hereby adopt
and sign the following articles of incorpora
The name of this corporation shall be "An
derson Land Company." The general nature
of its business shall be the buying, owning,
improving, mortgaging, leasing, selling and
dealing generally in lands, tenements, heredit
aments, real, mixed and personal estate and
property, doing, undertaking and perform
ing any such lawful business as may be neces
sary essential or expedient to the proper and
efficient carrying on of a general real estate
and investment business, etcher for itself or
other persons or corporations
The principal place of transacting the busi
ness ot this incorporation shall be in the City
of Willmar, in the County of Kandiyohi and
State of Minnesota.
The time of commences it of this corpora
tion shall be on the nrst day ot February, A.
D. 1906, and the period ol the continuance
thereof shall be thirty years from said date
The amount of the capital stock ofthis cor
poration shall be twenty-five thousand dol
lars ($25,000.00) and the same shall be paid
in cash or its equivalent in property at such
times and in such amounts as its Board of
Directors may determine. The amount ot
said capital stock may be increased in the
manner provided by law
The highest amount of indebtedness or lia
bility to which this corporation shall at any
time be liable shall not exceed the amount ef
its capital stock
The names and places of residences of the
persons forming said corporation are as fol
lows' Andrew A. Anderson, Russell Spicer,
Samuel Nelson
Nordloef and August Norman, re-
siding at Willmar, Minnesota.
The government of this corporation and
the management of its affairs shall be vested
in a board of three (d) directors, each and
all of whom shall be stockholders, and of
whom a majority shall constitute a quorum
for the transaction of business Said board
of directors, after the one herein named, shall
be elected from and by the stockholders «t
the annual meeting of said corporation,
which shall be held at its principal place of
business in the City of Willmar at ten o'clock
a. m., on the first Tuesday in February of
each year, commencing with the year 1907.
Said Board of Directors, except the one here
inafter named, shall be elected for the term
ot one year and its members shall hold othce
as such directors until their successors are
elected and have qualified. At the first meet
ing of the said Board of Directors after such
annual election or at any adjourned meeting
thereof, said newly elected Board of Direct
ors shall organize by the election from their
number of a president, vice-president, secre
and treasurer, who shall hold their re
spective offices for the term of one year and
until their successors are elected and quali
fied. Any two of these offices may be held
by one and the same person excepting those
of president and vice-president.
The Board of Directors shall have power
to establish by laws, which may be by them
modified or repealed, from time to time, for
the management of the affairs of this corpor
ation and the powers and duties of the seve
ral officers shall be prescribed by such by
1 he first Board of Directors of this corpor
ation shall consist of Andrew A. Anderson,
Russell Spicer and Andrew Nordloef, and the
said Andrew A. Anderson shall be president.
Andrew Nordloef shall be vice-president and
Russell Spicer shall be secretary and treas
urer. All of whom shall hold their respec
tive offices until the first annual meeting of
the stockholders to be held as aforesaid on
the first Tuesday in February, 1907, and un
til their successors are elected and have quali
fied It for any reason the directors shall
fail to elect and appoint officers at the time
herein specified, such officers may be elected
or appointed at any adjourned meeting of its
directors or at any special meeting called for
that purpose upon such notice as may be
prescribed in the by-laws for calling special
meetings of directors Whenever any va
cancy shall occur in said board the same
may be filled by the Board of Directors of
said corporation, the person or persons so
chosen to hold office, unless sooner disquali
fied, until the next succeeding annual meet
ing of the stockholders.
The number of shares of the capital stock
of this corporation shall be five hundred
(500) and the amount of each share shall be
fifty ($50.00) dollars.
In Witness Whereof, We have hereunto set
our hands and seals this twentv-seventh day
of December, A. D. 1905.
Witness to signature A A Anderson:
Witness to signatures Russell Spicer, An
drew Nordloef, August Norman.
County of Kandiyohi.J
On this 29th day of December, A. D. 1905,
personally came before me Russell Spicer,
Andrew Nordloef and August Norman to me
known to be the same persons described in
and who executed the foregoing instrument
and each acknowledged that they executed
the same as their free act and deed.
[SEAL.] C. W. ODELL, Notary Public,
Kandiyohi County, Minn.
County of Watonwan,
On this 28th day of Dec, A. D. 1905, per
sonally came before me Andrew A. Anderson,
to me known to be the same person described
in and who executed the foregoing instru
ment and acknowledged that he executed the
same as his free act and deed.
[SEAL.J Jos. J. KBBBRS, Notary Public,
Watonwan County.
On theWay to
"Lake Andrew Scribbler" Tells of the
Interesting Sights on His Tourney.
We left the "TRIBUNE readers last
week at Kansas City. In the evening
of Dec. 27 Robert Stene left for Chi
cago and twenty minute3 later I took
the U. for T.»peka and on to Den
ver. Thefirstpart of the run being
made in the dark I could see nothing
of the country. In the morning I be
held a naked desert. No farms could
be seen, but cattle were grazing here
and there. /The country was very
flat locomotive headlights could be
seen 30 to 40 miles. Getting further on
I noticed water basin walls built on
little slopes like fortifications, holding
back the water and providing drink
ing places for the cattle. Gradually
farm houses appeared here and there.
I asked the conductor why all that
fine level land was lying idle and he
said the drought during the summer
was too severe for crops. While talk
ing with him I noticed something that
looked like a Minnesota straw stack
covered with snow, and I said to the
conductor: I believe I see a straw
stack." He smiled and informed me
that I was looking at Pike's Peak at
a distance of 150 miles. Coming up
towards Denver I could see a chain of
mountains which continued on to
Colorado Springs. There were plenty
of peaks, but the big fellow was stick
ing up above them all, and it seemed
impossible to get him out of sight.
At Denver I changed cars and took
the D. &. R. G. road to Colorado
Springs. That is a very beautiful
place. That it is dependent upon
tourists for its support is evident as
soon as you come from the cars.. A
dozen hands grab \our satchel and
your arms, tearing in all directions,
and there is a great howling about
good hotels, good busses, good beds
—in fact everything good. If youstate,
don't show them that you know our
own business you are liable to pay
heavily for the "good" things. "He
who does not keep his eyes open will
have to keep his purse open," is antry
old saying, but there are circumstan
ces when it is hard »o do it.
Arrived in Colorado Springs at 5
p. m., Dec. 29. Took a trip up to see
the Seven Falls, a wonderfully beau
tiful sight. Seven waterfalls in be-Press
tween mountains sticking up sky high
on both sides. Stopped at a hotel
over night arid got up early to go to
the Garden of the Gods This is spoken
of as a warm country and I did not
bring my Minnesota fur coat, but
found I would have enjoyed it until
the sun rose. I think that what I saw
at this place is the wonder of wonders.
Truly, it is indescribable. The wrink
led-faced, grayhaired and worry-worn
northern farmer has no idea how much
good a trip thru this 1 ind can do him.
The Cave of the Winds is an entranc
ing underground journey of nearly
three-fourths of a mile, right into the
heart of the mountain. The way is
dry and easy to walk on, the air is
pure, and at no place does the altitude
vary 20 feet from that of the entrance
of the cave. This is Nature's studio
or dark-room and in the numerous
rooms .and halls, hundreds of feet
from the last rays of daylight, are
developed beautiful colors and rare
crystallized formations, from the ex
quisite cypress, slender flowering ala
baster, to the immense carbonate
stalactites six feet long, hanging from
the ceiling. These stalactites have
some time in the past been formed by
water trickling down and carrying the
mineral substances with it, just as
icicles are formed by water dripping
from window ledges, but they are now
as hard as flint. Viewed in the
lights we carried they displayed all
the colors of the rainbow, and the
guide played on them as on a well
tuned piano A person has to see
these things to form any idea of their
Then come other scenic places, too
numerous to mention, where the
wanderer may find supreme rest and
undisturbed communion with nature.
Before you everywhere are grea clefts
in the granite mountains, as if some
mighty hand had split and wedged
tht apart that one might enter and
behold the wondrous works of time
within. Over by the rugged walls and
just without the break of the foothills
lies Colorado Springs, an emerald
checker board midway in the picture.
Far beyond are the great plains, rol
ling away like the waves ot the ocean
to meet the sky.
There was pointed out to me the
place where a Miss Crawford climbed
the red bluff two or three times a
week. She died from consumption
and was buried at the top of Red
Mountain at her own request. Also
a place where a couple of years ago a
traveller fell down from the cliff, a
distance of 100 feet, dying instantly.
He landed at the foot of the rock, just
where the family was camping. We
also saw the mountain where Helen
Hunt, the great writer, had chosen her
final resting place. The remains were
later brought "down and buried at Col
orado Springs, where her husband
now resides.
I drank freely of the crystalline min
eral water at the pavilion. This water
is shipped to other places and sold at
ten cents a glass.
Left Colorado Springs Saturday,
Dec. 30, for Salt Lake City, over the
D. & R. G. road. The first beautiful
scenery on that road was the Royal
Gorge near Canon City, where we went
climbing up behind two stout locomo
tives, winding ahead of us in all kinds
of directions, so that sometimes a
great chasm with a dark stream down
below separated the front and the rear
of the train. The grade rises four feet
in every hundred feet. We finally
reached Tennessee Pass, 10,418 feet
above sea level There I saw the first
snow on the trip. After the locomo
tives had rested for a while, as if to
catch their breath, they dumped us
down a tunnel. We descended in safe
ty and after a while found ourselves
in beautiful Glenwood Springs. After
a while we went up another raise of
7,906 feet, on the other side of which
could be seen the Soldiers' Summit,
the place where some of Gen Logan's
soldiers were taken sick and died. A
house is built near the track, marked
".-oldiers Summit," and a fenced en
closure marks the place where rest the
Celebrated Coffees
Palace Grocery Co.
The Golden Calf.
The sessions of the Minnesota Ed
ucational Association in St. Paul
during the holidays attra ted over
2,000 visitors from all parts of the
including some of the most
prominent men in the United States.
Yet the venal St. Paul papers gave
but scant atttention to the proceed
ings of the convention. Not a coun
paper but that would have put them
to shame were its town honored with
such a gathering However, let thetunities
-railroad wizard of the northwest ad
dress a small gathering of banquet
ers at $12.50 per plate and the Pioneer
is good for two pages at any
old time.—Litchfield Review.
ATTEIITIflll I DUhest mar
I I LH I et prices for your
Make a trial shipment and be convinced
Wrne for price ist.
To the Farmers.
When you are in town we want you
to come down to the Big Elevator and
see what we have to sell in Wood,
Coal, Ground Feed, etc. Also remem
ber that we pay highest price for all
kinds of grain.
29f C. S. HARRIS, Agt.
J. T. Otos has for sale some choice
city properties at a bargain. lOtf
30 lbs.
32 lbs.
33 lbs.
35 lbs.of
Spen Winter
in California
—i "Extravagant"—say you?
«f Pew find it so— most people find
it economical to go for six or eight
weeks, avoiding cold weather, doctors' bills,
coal bills, costly groceries.
An easy and pleasant trip by the
Rock Island's luxurious
remains of the brave warriors. This
place is 95 miles from Salt Lake City.
So far on this part of the trip we had
seen nothing but the bare, ugly jooun
tains, but here the Mormon settlement,
begins. These settlements looked like
a little city not very closely built. I
asked the conductor what this meant,l
and he said: "It means that one man
has many wives and a house for each
woman." ,„
The Mormon tabernacle and temple
at Salt Lake City are among the great
est architectural wonders I have ever
This morning, Dec. 31, we have jiist
left Salt Lake City for Portland, Ore
gon, a distance of 730 miles.
Grand prize and highest award
on its drinking merit, at St.
Louis World's Fair. This is
higher than the Gold Medal.
There is usually law enough to pun
ish any criminal if only it be enforced.
—New Orleans Picayune.
Standing pat is something the Amer
ican nation as a nation has never done
yet. It is always moving—Philadel
phia Inquirer.
The, insurance problem is now the
problem as to where and how this
country can get the kind of super
vision that will live up to its oppor
rather than below them.—Chi
cago Record-Herald.
The commissioner of Indian affairs
iwants the music of the Indians pre
served. It may be right to call it mu
sic, but the average white man with an
ear for tunefulness wouldn't give two
Whoops for it —Cleveland Plain Dealer.
India rubber raising is now one of
the Samoan industries, it having been
shown that a very good grade of rub
ber may be had from trees raised
along the seashore or on the moun
Lacemaking is said to be dying out
not only in England, but in Italy and
In France, where alencon and chantil
ly are no longer made. The Spanish
industry is dead. Belgium now turns
out lace of any required style or name.
Golden State Limited
I One and a half hours quicker this season than
ever before.
Leave Chicago 9.00 p. m., leave Kansas City 9.50 a. m. arrive Los
Angeles 2.15 p. m. third day out.
Another through train—nearly as fast as the Limited—leaves Chicago
every morning and Kansas City every evening.
4 Illustrated books of trains, of trip and of California
sent on request.
Exchanged for wheat at our elevators in Willmar, Pen
neck and Priam, and at Sanderson & Son's, Kandiyohi.
FOP Every Bushel of Mo. 1 Wheat
We Give
2 lbs. Flour less for No
The blast furnaces of the United
'States Steel corporation are to be
equipped to the use of the dry air blast
process. It is said that the process
effects a saving of $2 a ton and will
result in a saving of from $14,000,000
to $16,000,000 a year to the corporation.
W. L. HATHAWAY, Dist. Pass. Agent,
322 Nicollet Ave., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
8 lbs. Bran, 4 lbs. Shorts
8 lbs. Bran, 4 lbs Shorts
no bran or shorts or
no bran
2 and 4 lbs.
Every sack of PINNEY'S BEST FLOUR Is guaranteed.
It is the purest, it is the best, and COSTS NO MORE THAN
For sale at the stores.
or shorts.
Flour less for No

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