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DEATH OF VICTOR NELSON
Well Known Employe off Qreat Northern
Passes Away at the Home off a
Sister In Minneapolis.
After an illness since early last
August, Victor O. Nelson, one of the
well-known and popular employes of
the Great Northern,, passed to his
eternal rest last Saturday at 1:20 p.
m. Death was due to quick consump
tion and the end came at the home of
a sister of the deceased, Mrs. George
Coffey, in Minneapolis. He breathed
his last in the presence of his mother
and Grove City and Minneapolis rela
tives and the Misses Ellingson of this
city. The end came peacefully.
The death of Victor Nelson will be
mourned by a large circle of friends,
not only fellow employes of the Great
Northern but also many ©f our peo
ple who had learned to know him dur
ing his residence in Willmar. His
associates who knew him best will al
ways remember him as a young man
possessed of excellent traits of charac
ter, one who easily won friends by his
genial disposition and generous na
ture.
Deceased was not quite 26 years of
age, his next birthday being April 28.
He had been an employe of the Great
Noithern at this point for the past
five years, being a freight conductor
for about two years, until his health
began to Sail and he found it necessary
to withdraw from railroad service.
After seeking relief for his illness in
this city he went to Minneapolis, but
the dread disease had taken to firm a
hold upon his system and failed to
yield to treatment.
Deceased is survived by his mother,
Mrs. Olson, living near Grove City,
and three sisteis—Mrs. Geo. Coffey
of Minneapolis, Mrs. Charles Hil
strom of Grove City and Mrs. Jens
Johnson, whose home is three miles
southwest of Willmar.
The remains were forwarded to the
old home at Grove City Saturday
evening for burial. Members of Lodge
No. 40, O. R. of St. Paul escorted
the body, the deceased being a mem
ber of that order. The funeral took
place yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from
the Hilstrom home in Grove City, Rev.
H. C. Buell of Willmar officiating.
After a brief service at the house the
remains were taken to the Swedish
Lutheran church, where a most touch
ing funeral sermon was preached by
-Rev. Buell. The interment was in
the cemetery adjoining. The pall
bearers were Henry Larson, Oscar
Larson, Walter Hanscom, Norman
Booth, Harry McKinney and Lewis
Larson, nearly all fellow employes of
the Great Northern. Among the large
number in attendance at the funeral
were a number of friends from Will
mar. While the last solemn rites
were solemnized a number of the busi
ness houses in Grove City remained
closed. Many beautiful floral tributes
testified to the high esteem in which
the deceased was held.
KANDIYOHI IN CALIFORNIA.
MAXWELL, Cal., Jan. 9—Wish
you all a happy new year.
Unusually dry winter, a cold and
stormy December and consequently a
gray Christmas.
The Swedish Sunday school had its
Christmas tree festival Dec. 26.
The Swedish congregation has been
granted the privilege of using the
American Methodist church Sunday
afternoons for their services and Sun
day school, for which we are grateful.
Said congregation held its annual
meeting on Nov. 30 last, when Otto
Rodman was elected president, N. G.
Highstrom and Aron Anderson elders
and Aaron Anderson Sunday school
superintendent. Highstrom also to
act as secretary and Anderson as
treasurer.
Andrew Lindberg of Mamre, Minn.,
has been a visitor at Highstrom's for
a few days
Holmgren's company who left Minne
sota and landed at Greedly last
October are all scattered along the
Pacific coast.
Grain and grass are coming up,
but need rain, and indications are
that it soon will be here. Can notLillian
plow as yet because there has not
been rain enough.
The members of the Scandinavian
Colony consists at present of families
from North Dakota, Minnesota, Wis
consin, Illinois and Canada.
Had fine days lately and sunshine,
but now becoming cloudy.
The snow that fell in the mountains
last December is now almost gone.
John Rodman, lately of Mamre, is
well and bappy again after the cold
he contracted when he was out in the
rain on his way home from Colusa.
We always look for Kandiyohi
county news in the TRIBUNE.
NICOLAUS.
The work of Great Northern pas
senger conductors will be somewhat
reduced, now that the company has
placed in service auditors on every
train whose work will be to relieve
conductors of the task of collecting
transportation.
The Monday Afternoon Club will
meet with Mrs. Horatio Gates Jan.
22. The reporter for this meeting: will
be Mrs. F. H. Wold.
NEW LONDON ITEftft.
On Wednesday, Miss, Ellen Thome
left for Willmar where she will meet
Miss Ida Rapp, and together they will
go to Chicago for the win er.
Frances, the little daughter of Hen
ry Winblad, was most painfully scald
ed last Wednesday morning, from the
right knee to the foot, by the upsetting
of a pot of hot coffee.
The Y. P. S. of the Lebanon church
meets Friday evening, Jan. 19. The
meeting is the annual one.
The orchestra gave a social at the
hall Tuesday evening, which netted
the organization about $15.
A daughter was born to Prof, and
Mrs. G. Holmquist Jan. 9.
Elmer Thome visited relatives at
Willmar last week.
Nels Quam visited in the Red River
country last week.
Winblad has moved the barber shop
into its new quarters east of the bank.
The old hill, where years ago the lib
erty pole was raised and which later
became known as Ostlunti's hill, has
been all but levelled down.
The annual meeting of the Swedish
Lutheran Lebanon church was held
Jan. 6. Among the officers elected
were the following: Trustees—Alfred
Lundberg, A. P. Almquist and T. J.
Lawson, the last named to act as sec
retary and treasurer deacons—F. O.
Swanson and S. C. Hillman delegate
to Cokato, Lars Larson, Sr.: delegate
to St. Paul, John Borgeson organist,
Esther Lawson sexton, John Borge
son. The matter of making improv
ments, building basement, etc will be
taken up later at a special business
mee ing to be called.
Free Advertising.
The Meeker county publishers have
agreed to charge for all notices of
church and other public gatherings
where an admission price is asked or
money is raised by other means.
They say: "It is impossible to issue
a paper, pay rent and help, and do
advertising gratis The TRIBUNE is
always glad to publish brief notices
of all church and society events, but
sometimes we feel inclined to wonder
if people appreciate the large amount
of free advertising which the paper
gives. A number do, and show their
appreciation by giving us their cash
patronage and by speaking kind words
for the paper when opportunity pre
sents. Others again wiiljiorrow their
neighbors' papers to see whether their
notices have been printed or not.
The local newspaper allows no one
to outdo it in liberality towards home
institutions, but the fact that it runs
on business principles and that every
line printed costs the publishers some
thing in cash for paper, ink and help
should not be lost sight of.
Samuelson Owns Block.
A real estate deal which gives K.
Samuelson possession of the property
on the corner of Benson avenue and
Third street formerly owned by John
Bergquist, and which has been known
as the Bergquist Block, has been final
ly completed. Mr. Bergquist first
traded off his property to the North
west Land and Trust Co. of Peoria,
111 for two sections of Canadian land
located near Antlers, Saskatchewan,
valued at $16,000. The Willmar prop
erty was valued at $10,000 and
Bergquist closed the trade by the pay
ment of $6,000 in cash. Mr Samuel
son's ownership was acquired in trad
ing off his farm of 160 acres in Mur
ray county to the Northwest Land
and Trust Co.
Mr. Samuelson plans to make a
number of improvements on the
newJonson,
property acquired, among which will
be the installation of a steam heating
plant. The building thruout will be
fitted up with more modern convent
ences.
Epidemic of Influenza Among Horses.
There has been an epidemic of influ
enza or colds raging for some time in
in a territory of which West Lake
Lillian is central. While not fatal in
itself, the disease leaves its victims
a condition to be very susceptible
to more serious lung trouble if exposed
to the cold. Peter Lundquist of Lake
has lost no less than three
head this winter. Emil Peterson of
the same town lost one horse during
the past week. Vet. Dr. Ilstrup has
successfully treated a number of the
cases.
Surprise Party.
Mr. and Mrs. Ole M. Johnson were
most delightfully surprised on Tues
day evening of last week by a party
of about twenty young people of the
city. The evening was pleasantly
spent with games and various amuse
ments until a late hour and refresh
ment which had been provided by the
invaders were served. The leading
feature of the occasion was the pre
sentation to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of
a handsome parlor lamp.
Chas. Leitte has resigned his posi
tion as tonsorial artist at the Pioneer
Barber shop, and yesterday left for
Breckenridge. Mr. Leitte will look
up a location for a barber shop and
may decide to go into business for
himself.
Miss Jennie Brown, formerly a resi
dent of Willmar, has been elected a
member of the faculty of the Raymond
public schools.
High School Debating Teams Will Con
tost far Honors at Willmar
Opera House Jan. 26.
On Friday evening, Jan. 26, at the
Willmar opera house, the people of
this city will have an opportunity to
witness the first debate in the series of
high school debates thruout the state,
in which the*Willmar team will par
ticipate. The contest will be for the
same prize as in former years, that of
the Minneapolis Journal silver cup,
which is now in possession of the
Breckenridge school.
The Madison high school team,
composed of three young ladies, will
be the opponents of the Willmar team
who will engage in the wordy battle
for honors. The Madison debaters
are said to be in excellent condition
for giving the Willmar team a "hard
rub" and a very lively contest may be
looked for. The local team is com
posed of two members who have had
experience in former debates—Wallace
Martin and Victor Knutson, while the
third member is Carl Jacobson, a
young man who came here last year
from the Bellingham school and who
has already manifested good debat
ing abilities in the practice debates
held.
This year's question for debate is:
"Resolved, that all elective state,
district, county and city officers should
be nominated by direct primaries held
under state regulation, rather than by
delegate conventions." Madison will
have the affirmative side of the ques
tion and Willmar the negative.
It has been decided to make the ad
mission price to all parts of the house
35 cents. Reserved seats will be on
saie at the usual place.
VITAL STATISTICS
Interesting Figures Regarding Births
and Deaths in Willmar During
the Year Just Past.
The following is the report of births
and deaths in the city of Willmar for
the year 1905 as submitted by Dr
John M. Rains, health officer:"
Births, 112 deaths, 33. The death
rate of the city is based upon a popu
lation of 4,000 and is approximately
seven per thousand. This rate is the
number of natural deaths occurring in
each 1,000 inhabitants, death by vio
lence and the mortality of babies un-tthe
der one week old having been elimi
nated. One death each is reported
from diphtheria and typhoid fever, one
by railroad accident, three from con
sumption of the lungs, two from tuber
cular disease of the bowels, three still
births and three from senility (old
age).
This city has been singularly free
during the last year from epidemic or
contagious disease of all descriptions.
Very little typhoid has been reported
and one-half of the cases we have had
have been brought here from neigh
boring towns. Consumption s^ill leads,
it being credited with the largest num
ber of deaths of any disease.
Swedish Lutheran Bethel Church.
In our notice of the Dr. Carlson lec
ture by mistake we failed to give
Mr. Emil Begstrom the credit for the
violin solo rendered....The Y. P. S.
and social Friday evening
was well attended. The formerofficers
were elected for the ensuing year. The
society authorized the purchase of a
supply of the hymnal in the English
language for use at the English meet
ings of the Society At the ladies'
social tomorrow, Mesdimes Anders
Mr.program
John Nelson and Mary Berg
will entertain. All are invited,.. .The
officers elected at the annual meeting
were installed at the evening service
last Sunday. The minutes of the an
nual meeting will bereadnext Sunday.
...Communion services will be held
next Sunday morning. An offering
will be taken up for the missions.
Buys the Minneapolis Restaurant.
O. O Rustad, of Norway Lake, has
decided to cast his lot among Will
mar business men. He has purchased
the Minneapolis Restaurant from O.
B. Olson, who has been the proprietor
for the past several months, and is
now in charge of that well known
establishment. Mr. Olson owns a
quarter section of land in Burleigh
county, N. D., and may decide to re
move there in the spring.
Edward Taylor, of Cokato, father
of H. S. Taylor of this city, has pur
chased Eagle Lake property from O.
A. Ferring and intends to locate on
the same next spring. The property
consists of two lots in Sec. 24, located
near the road which leads to the Eagle
Lake cottages. Mr. Taylor will erect
a residence there and move from Co
kato with his family.
The Kandiyohi County Retail Mer
chants' Association held its annual
meeting last Wednesday evening and
elected the following officers for 1906:held
O. R. Berkness, president N.
6
J. Wa-
len, Atwater, vice president P. C.
Peterson, secretary John Lundquist,
treasurer.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. N. W. Anderson, residents of
Sperry,'s addition,'... last Saturday
6RUE ORIST.
GRUE, Jan. 15.—Mrs. F. W. Moss
of Minneapolis, came up on Thursday
for a visit with her aged parents.
Mr. Ed Embertson, our young black
smith, was at O. N. Grue's place lastf
Thursday doing some horse shoeing.
Mrs. A. Nelson spent a day visiting
with her daughter, Mrs. D. J. Downs.
B. Kleven's young folks have* been
sick with the grippe.
Albert Erickson and Julius Embert
son left last week for a visit with
Glenwood friends.
Marcus Pederson is working at P.
Erickson's place at present.
About six inches of snow fell last
night.
Miss N. Rudeen is going to have
an entertainment and basket social in
her schoolhouse, Dist. 60.
A. Nelson has been busy hauling
wood.
George Boreen of Spicer, has been
assisting his brother Arthur, hauling
hay at Mrs. C. Nelson's.
C. O. Sands was seen out dr'ving
with a span of young horses Sunday
Miss Alma Sands is learning the
dressmaking trade at Willmar.
Bowlers Hold Tournament.
A very interesting affair in bowling
circles was a tournament which was
held at the Union bowling alleys in
this city last Thursday afternoon and
evening, in which four teams repre
senting Benson, Litchfield, Clara City
and Willmar participated. The visits
ing teams were accompanied by a
number of enthusiastic friends, also
devotees of the sport, and all weve
royally entertained as guests of the
Willmar bowlers during the stay in
this city. A banquet was served in
the evening in the Odd Fellows hall,
the dining room being nicely deco
rated for the occasion, and the merry
gathering broke up in time to take
the different night trains for home.
F. W. Ferguson, proprietor of the
bowling alleys, had showed his artis
tic taste in the way of decorations a\
his place of business, the national
colors being quite prominent. About
twen'y-five visitors including the three,
out-of-town teams were entertained.
The ,Willmar bowlers were J. G. Jones,
Chris. Freese, F. W. Ferguson, B. F.
Miller and Elmer Bredberg.
The following is the total score for
three games each team played:
Benson..,.~. r.t.-:T. "... TIT
Litchfield 2108
Clara City 2035
Willmar 1997
Quietly Married.*
The marriage of John E. Murray
and Miss Anna J. Erickson was quiet
ly solemnized at the Catholic parson
age last Wednesday morning at nine
o'clock, Rev. Father alloy officiat
ing. The bridal pair was attended by
Miss Katherine M. Murray, a sister
of the groam, and Peter A. Erickson,
the bride's brother. After the cere
mony the bridal party repaired to the
Murray home east of the city, where a
wedding breakfast was served and
where congratulations were offered by
a company of friends of the happy
couple. They will make their home
there this winter with a brother,
Thomas Murray, who has charge of
the farm. Willmar friends extend
hearty congratulations.
Rev. Ostorholm's Lecture.
Rev. A. N. Osterholm delivered his
lecture on St. Paul's Epistle to the
Philippians last night at the Mission
church to a fair-sized audience. The
first part of the lecture dealt with the
historical facts that are known con
cerning the early church at Philippi
and the situation at the time of the
writing of the Epistle. In the latter
part the contents of the letter itself
were reviewed. The lecture was very
instructive and edifying. The pastor
announced that a series of lectures on
the Pauline epistles are being planned,
the intention being that the next lec
ture will be that to the Colossians.
Mission Church Notioes.
Regular services on Sunday.
Thursday evening of this week the
Sunday School teachers will hold their
meeting. All are welcome.
?f
Friday evening the Young People's
meeting will be held. Rev. M. Thorn
berg will make an address and Mrs.for
Ida N. Kindvall of Minneapolis will
sing. This lady is a noted singer and
has been engaged in evangelistic work
for about twenty years. Both young
and old are invited.
i:
Albert Lund, of the Willmar Hard
ware, Co., has taken a position as
traveling salesman for the wholesale
hardware house of Kelley, How, Thom
son Co. of Duluth and will devote his
time attending to the interests of this
firm and the Willmar business. Mr.
Lund's territory is Central Minnesota
and he will continue to make this .city
his headquarters.
A largely attended card social was
at the residence of Mrs. John
Lawler last Thursday evening for the
benefit of St. Mary's Catholic church.
The receipts of the evening amounted
to about twenty-nve dollars.
The local lodge of Elks is making
elaborate preparations for the first an
nual ball, to be given at the Bonde
Big Store" Undergoing Changes
and Will Hereafter Bo Conducted 1
as a Department Store.
tsthettradeonls
0
ith the beginning of the new year
several changes have been made at
'the Big Store." This popular
ssjablishment, which has for some
ime been conducted under the firm
name of the Page-Lindquist Co., will
after be known as the Page De
partment Store. Messrs. L. F. Page
and E. A. Berg, who have full charge
o|the business, have instituted a num
ber of changes with the object of mak
ing, their establishment more up-to
date and will hereafter conduct it as a
department store. There will be four
departments'—grocery, gents' furnish
dry goods and shoes, each in
of competent help. It has been
jided to no longer handle clothing
i%the line of men's and boys' suits
a$d the upper floor will not be used
e4@ept on special occasions.
JiAmongthe improvements made so
as to give additional floor space is
the erection of an elevated office in
the rear part of the building, the old
office part "being entirely removed.
The Barr Cash Carrier System has
bejsn installed and there will be three
stations, one in the grocery depart
ment and two in the main store. These
are among the important changes
wnich have been made so far and with
several others which are contemplated
IVJ& expected that the establishment
will undergo a change which will
Jtnake not more convenient for
who serve the patrons but also
a well.
PRINSBURG ITEMS.
•RINSBTJRG, 7&n. 16 —The Young
bple's Christian Endeavor Society
reorganized last week, with Mr.
I Breems as president, Mrs J. Hort
afc vice president and Etta Sjaarda as
secretary.
literary society last Friday de
tihe question, "Resolved, that
pen is more powerful than the
•rd." The negative won. For the
ting of Jan. 26 the subject will be:
solved, that the Rocky mountains
lice more wealth than the Appa
an mountains."
rs. Fred Plowman, who has been
quiie ill, is out again.
ji Van der Bill has returned from
I a where he visited his father the
pa^twSek:
W. Roelofs is spendidg a few weeks
with friends in Iowa.
Peter Kreps of Hector is visiting
friends here.
Mrs. Hammond, who has spent a bout
five weeks with Mrs. Huisinga, has
returned to her home in Chicago.
Peter Huisinga is driving a fine
team of bronchos. When he gets them
to understand the one word "whoa"
we expect to get a ride.
Old Roseville Resident Dead.
The news of the death of August
DuFresne, of Centerville, Minn., which
occurred last Monday morning, was
received by Roseville relatives. The
deceased was the father of Mesdames
Archie and Moses Pelky, and was
about 82 years at the time of his death.
About thirty years ago, he purchased
the old Lagro claim in Roseville and
lived upon the same four or five years,
then leaving for Centerville. Mr.
Archie Pelky and wife and Mrs Moses
Pelky left on Monday noon to be pres
ent at the funeral which was to occur
Tuesday. They went by way of Will
mar and St. Paul.
United in Marriage.
Mrs. Amanda Hoglund, of the town
of Dovre, was united in marriage last
Thursday afternoon to Erick J. Mick
elson, of Mamre. The words which
pronounced them husband and wife
were said by Judge Muller, who tied
the nuptial knot at his office in this
city. The bride and groom departed
on the evening flyer for Minneapolis,
where they enjoyed their honeymoon
with relatives. The happy couple is
well known in the county and their
friends will extend the customary con
gratulations
Court Next Week.
The January term of district court
Kandiyohi county opens next Mon
day. There are 21 cases on the civil
calendar and the criminal calendar
contains 11, nine of them being left
over from last term. Seven- of the
civil cases are demands for trial by
jury as to benefits and damages in
judicial ditch proceedings, being in
stituted by property owners effected
by the proposed ditch thru Stearns
and Meeker counties.
It will be good news to the 'friends
of Mrs. H. C. Ward to learn that her
illness has taken such a turn that she
is now able to be up again. Her
daughter, Mrs. Chas. Hanscom, who
had been attending her for several
weeks, returned last Thursday to der
home'in Merriam Park.
Rev. M. B. Michaelson, treasurer
of the Bethesda Home, Wishes to make
the request that those who may have
bills to present to the, board should
send, the same direct to the home, as
they must be approved there before
they can be audited by the board or
GENNESSEE NEWS.
GENNESSEE, Jan 10 —While Mrs.
George Nelson was in Litchfield last
Friday she had the misfortune of hav*
fhg'one ot'her ankles sprained in a
fcfcBry* peculiar manner. She was walk
ing along the street and just as she
was passing a saloon the storm, door
blew open and hit her ankle. It is ex
pected that she will soon recover from
her injury, so that Mr. Nelson will
not have to "batch it" very long this
time.
Victor Carlson and his hired man
are at present busy filling up the ice
house. A skating party was held on
Lake Carrie last Wednesday, and
another will be held Saturday evening,
Jan. 13. A "flying dutchman" has
been erected for the purpose, and an
admission fee of five cents is charged.
Miss Nellie Anderson of Atwater
began a term of school in Dist. No.
42 last Monday.
Miss Minerva Hall began a term of
school at Poplar Grove last Monday.
The Minnetoga temperance league
meets in the schoolhouse in Dist. 58,
Jan. 12.
John Lindberg has hired out to
George Nelson for the winter months.
Happy New Year to you, '"Kid's
Chum." We are thankful to you for
helping us in the past and hope you
will do so whenever possible this year.
COUNTRY KID.
At Lumbermen's Convention.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Jf Pinney and Mr.
and Mrs. S. B. Qvale went to Minnea
polis on Monday to spend several days
in the city. Messrs. Pinney and Qvale
are in atiendance at the annual con
vention of the Northwestern Lumber
men's Association, which opened a
three days' session yesterday, the
meetings be'ng held in the K. P. hall
in the Masonic Temple Among other
lumber dealers in W illmar who expect
to be in attendance are Messrs. J. S.
Bobbins, H. S. Peterson and H. C.
Hanson.
Elaborate arrangements had been
made by the Minneapolis hosts,to en
tertain the hundreds of visiting lum-
ber dealers who are there from all
parts of the northwest and several
social functions in connection
the convention are being held.
Young Poople's Mooting.
The Synod Young People's society
gave one of their socials in the church
basement last-Monday evening, and
in spite of the Unfavorable -weather
and the fact that the aff dr had been
very little advertised there was a very
good attendance. The receipts of the
evening amounted to $12.65 The
society was entertained by Miss Inga
Olson and Messrs. Leitte and Rhort.
A most excellent program was given,
consisting of a piano duet by Misses
Inga Olson and Inga Grangaard
vocal solo by Miss Marie Railson,
with violin obligato by Prof. Haldor
Hansen recitation by Miss Gertrude
Hilleboe baritone solo by Melvin
Grangaard piano solo by Miss Laura
Jorgenson, and a soprano solo by
Miss Helen Sather.
Visit Neighboring Camp.
A party of 22 Royal Neighbors from
the Willmar camp went down to Kan
diyohi on the flyer last Thursday
evening and assisted in the installa
tion of officers of the camp at that
place. The occasion was a joint in
stallation of officers of both the Wood
men and Royal Neighbors camps.
The ceremonies of installation of the
Royal Neighbors camp were conducted
by Mrs. Mary B. Ward, district
deputy, assisted by Mrs. Butler, who
officiated as marshal. During the
short time that the visitors were guests
of the neighboring camp they were
royally entertained and came back on
the late train with good reports of the
hospitality extended to them
Presbyterian Church Notes.
Services are being held each even
ing at 7:45 except Saturday during
this week. Everybody is cordially- in
vited.
Next Sunday, Rev. R. C. Mitchell
of Litchfield will speak morning and
evening. In the evening he will preach
especially to young people. A Union
meeting of the Intermediate and Senior
Christian Endeavor societies will be
held next Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
Topic: "A Heroic Reformer"—II
Kings, chapters 22 and 32. A|cordial
invitation is extended to all who have
no other church home in the city to
attend these services.
Synod Church.
No services Sunday morning, as the
pastor will be at Solomon Lake. Sun
day School at 10:30 and song service
in the evening at 7:30.
The Ladies Society will meet in the
church basement Thursday afternoon,
Jan. 25. Mrs. R. Telstad and Mrs
J. L. Johnson will entertain.
The East Vinje Ladies society will
meet with Mrs. K. Solbergon Wednes
day, Jan. 24.
Reward Offered.
A suitable reward will be paid by
the Willmar Telephone Exchange Co.
for information that will lead to the
'arrest and conviction of the party or
parties who cuts the telephone wires
of above company, that run over the
railroad bridge to Sperry's Addition.
NOT AFTER WILD CAME
George Johnson Went Northmen Another
Errand.—Other New* Items from
Our Rlngvillo Reporter.
RINGVILLE, Jan. 13 —About three
weeks ago Mr. George Johnson, one
of the most prominent citizens of tills
locality, left for the pine woods near
Aitkin, Minn.) stating to his friends
here before he left that he was going
up for a 'moose hunt.'' It being past
the season for such game as moose
we began to suspect that it was a
"dear" he was after, and sure enough
here comes the news that he had found
her trail and captured his game. On
Jan. he was quietly married to Miss
Karen Erlandson, a well-khown lady
who was formerly familiar in this vi
cinity, but for the past few months
has resided on her homestead claim
near Waldeck. Mr. and Mrs. John
son will undoubtedly soon arrive here
to make their home on the old John
son homestead. May happiness and
good luck be their lot.
Miss Annie Quam is employed at the
Merchants hotel at Brooten. Annie
is a first-class cook, and the hotel
management will surely lose no cus
tomers by her efficient service.
Miss Amanda Eliason left last week
for Bossko, S. D., for a visit with her
sister, Mrs. Hans Ronglie.
Albert Solseth, who for the past two
years has managed the John Ander
son farm in Irving, has severed his
connection with the same. He has left
his horses with his father, Tobias Sol
seth, and has gone to the pineries.
Albert is made of the right stuff, and
will 'undoubtedly make a first-class
"lumber jack, "j
J. Johnson took another load of
corn to Paynesville last Tuesday. He
gets forty cents per bushel for corn on
the ear tbere, which is a much higher
price thsn he can get in any market in
this neighborhood.
We notice thru the Belgrade Trib
une that our old friend and school
mate, Chas. Sandvig, is about to write
a book entitled "Sixty Thousand
Miles of Footstool." When the au-
or gets wo
with
will be one
fk finished ye scribe
the first to secure a
o*
copy.
Andrew Larson, of the Red river
valley country, is down here for a
visit with his brother Leonard. Mr.
Larson has a fine farm in the valley
and reports-that conditions are very
favorable up there.
Sam Wesson of Mason City, Iowa,
is here for a visit with Mr. and Mrs.Greatwood
Leon Wesson.
Laura and Sam Shipstead left on
Tuesday to attend school at New Lon
don.
We understand that the Kandiyohi
county editors have an annual re-un
ion, at which it is customary to have
a banquet. The idea entered our mind
that it would be a very nice thing if
we poor, half-starved green country
correspondents should be invited to
partake in the festivities of the edi
tors It would no doubt be a rare
treat for us, and surely the people of
Willmar would enjoy to see so many
"Ole Olsons" gathered at one time.
Now, here is "Pen," "Girlie" and
others what do you say to the sug
gestion? Of course it depends on if
the publishers have received enough
subscription money to get a supply of
"flatbrod" and "lutfisk" for the oc
casion.
Miss Selma Wolden left last Sun
day for New London, where she will
enter Miss Marie Peterson's dress
making school.
Johannes Leite, who is assisting his
brother Ben in a barber shop at Ben
son, was up here last week doing a lit
tle painting job at his father's place.
Miss Ida Rapp, who has been visit
ing acquaintances here, has gone back
to her home in the Windy city.
A dancing party gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand
Schultz last Saturday evening.
A meeting of the directors of the
Georgeville creamery association was
held Monday, Jan. 15, Mr. John Sten
erson acting in the capacity of
"Teddy
MAX.
KANDIYOHI CULLINGS.
KANDIYOHI, Jan. 16—GeorgeEn
blom and Albert Bengtson were in
Willmar one day last week.
Miss Lutina Glader of Atwater is
at present staying with her sister, Mrs."^boundareast,efollowing
Joe Isaacson.
Mrs. Joe Isaacson was among the
sick a few days last week.
Ed Sanderson and family were busy
last week moving their household
goods from C. F. Anderson's house
to F. A. Erickson's, which they will
occupy this winter.
John Graff of Minneapolis is visit
ing at the home of J. A. Lundquist.
The M. W. A. and R. N. A. had
their installation last Thursday even
ing.
Miss Emma Roche of Willmar is
dressmaking at George Sanderson's.
Bengt Bengtson is on the sick list.
Miss Alvina Barker, who Is teach
ing north of town, spent Saturday
and Sunday at her home in Gennessee.
NUMBER 48.
LAKE ELIZABETH LETTER.
LAKE ELIZABETH, Jan. 15.—Eddie
Johnson returned to his home in Co
kato last' Wednesday, after a two
weeks' stay with his brother, F. T.
Johnson.
i'
August Broman cut his ice supply
last week.'
Alice Anderson is reported, as being
quite sick.
Chas. Berg of Kandiyohi was around
last week buying cattle.
Rev. Nilson was in Fahlun over
Sunday.
Minnie Larson is in Minneapolis
learning dressmaking before going to
Canada the coming spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Berg entertained the
families of John Larson, S. Stenberg
and Pete Larson of Gennessee last
Sunday. They are all going to Cana
da, and Canada was the only subject
talked over. The program was varied
with some vocal and instrumental
music.
Clarence Forsberg and Sigrid Nor
me visited friends in Fahlun Sunday.
Ole Danielson is at present working
for William Johnson.
A surprise was tendered Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Uner last Saturday evening
in their new home in buttertown.
Freeman Jackson has returned home.
Our assistant buttermaker, Albin
Nilson, has secured the position of
buttermaker in Lake Lillian.
The mission aid society will meet at
John Norine's place Thursday at two
p. m.
Nels Peterson returned from Minne
apolis Monday, and repoits his eyes
fairly improved.
Levi Soder of Rosendale was here
Monday applying for the position of
assistant buttermaker.
Charlie Carlson has again been taken
sick and went to Minneapolis Satur
day to consult a doctor.
John Wicklund was at S. Stenberg's
place Monday on business.
PEN.
City Council Proceedings.
Library Building,
Willmar, Minn., Jan. 8, 1906.
Regular meeting of the City Coun
cil. Present, Mayor Qvale, Alder
men Severinson, Christianson, Olson,
Nelson, Holt, Bergeson, Holmberg,
belvig, 9 Absent, none.
The minutes of the previous regular
and special meetings were read and
same approved as read.
referredWtbe^ftance
WATXfc AND L10BT FUKD. ...
Lewis Hardware Co., supplies .7.$ 8.68
Northern Railway Co., freight
on 15.32
O A. Jacobson, paint and oil 7.35
Nils Hjort, labor repairing water
mains
Peter Anderson, labor repairing water
mains ....
Ben Benson, supplies and labor.
Hall Bros., wood
Lars Oslund, repairing fire wall.
Northern Electrical Co., supplies
Robert Goss Co., supplies
Clark Coal & Coke Co., coal ...
A. J. Bkander, supplies
A
S. {i
1 75
7 00
30.18
35.00
9.10
45.93
1.50
63.34,
.95
POOR FUND.
Foot Lake Engine & Hose Co. No. 2,
service at fires 21.00
AlgotJ. Peterson, straps on hose drier 4.00
A E. Mossberg, medicine for poor 22.60
J. S. Robbins, wood for poor 8.00
f. O. Kiland, house rent tor Mrs. Em
erson 19.50
Elistrum & Co., medicine for poor. 5.85
GENERAL FUND
H. Gunderson, premium for insurance
covering on fire apparatus 30.00
C. Christenson, service as special po
lice 20.00
Nils Hjort, labor on engine house 2.58
Peter Anderson, labor on engine house,
cess pool, etc 5.88
A. J. Ekander, supplies and labor 10.80
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND.
Renius Swenson, labor on stone cros
ings i.7 5
The Finance committee reported the
foregoing bills back approved and on
motion the report was accepted.
Alderman Holt offered the following
resolution which was adopted by the
following vote: Ayes, 8 noes, none.
RESOLUTION.
Be it resolved by the 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 the fore
going approved bills.
Approved January 8,1906.
S. B. QVALE, Mayor
Report of C. L. Pillsbury, consult
ing engineer, of inspection of the steam
and electrical machinery and equip
ment installed in the city water and
light station by W. I. Gray & Co.
was read and on motion accepted and
placed on file.
Propositions of S. E. Frost & Co.
and Plant Rubber Co. to furnish a
leather belt were read. On motion the
proposition of S. E. Frost & Co. was
accepted and the city clerk authorized
to purchase the belt.
Alderman Selvig offered the follow
ing resolution which was adopted by
the following vote: Ayes, 8 noes,
none.
RESOLUTION.
Whereas Ole B. Glarum and Johanna Gla
rum, his wile, have made, executed and de
livered to the City of Willmar a proper con
veyance of the following described land for
street purposes, to-wit.
Commencing at a point on the section line
common to section 14 and 23 of township
119, range 35, 183 feet east from the west
lin of aforesaid sections thence
running the section line be
tween aforesaid sections, to a point in the
south-east corner of the south-east quarter
of south-west quarter of said section 14,
thence running north, following the half sec
tion lme of aforesaid section 14, the distance
of 33 feet to a point, thence running west,
parallel to the south boundary line ot afore
said section 14, the distance of 2457 feet to
a point, and thence south the distance of 33
feet to the place of begmnmg.
Resolved, that a warrant be issued in fa
vor of Ole B. Glarum for $100, against the
Permanent Improvement fund in paymeut
for the said land so conveyed by the said Ole
B. Glarum to the City of Willmar.
Approved January 8, 1906.
S. B. QVALE, Mayor.
On motion the council adjourned.
S. B. QVALE, Mayor.
Attest: J. T. OTOS, City Clerk.
Lutheran Free Church Notes.
No morning service next Sunday.
Sunday School and Bible class at
3 p. m. and evening service at 7:30.
H. E. Lotz, baggageman at the Great
Northern depot, has gone to his home
in St Paul, where we understand he
I is at present nursing an injured foot*

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