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™'^.H»**Svi£**iiiM£*'*MH VOLUME 12. STORE BURGLARIZED Large Amount of Goods Taken from the Jones Store Saturday Morning- Two Rigs Also Stolen. Burglars entered the store of the Jones Clothing Co. either late Friday night or early Saturday morning and stole goods amounting to several hun dred dollars. Entrance was effected thru one of the rear windows, where the large iron shutter had been un fastened and the window pried open. The theft was first discovered by E. A. Stilli, salesman at the store, who opened the establishment at seven o'clock. He first noticed that the handkerchief stand in the front part of the store had been stripped of its handkerchiefs, about a dozen ten cent ones. Walking further into the place he noticed the open window in the rear and also that a large number of pants was missing, a later count revealing the fact that 52 pair had been taken. His suspicions by this time were na turally aroused to such a degree that he made a further investigation and when the proprietors arrived the mat ter was at once reported to the au thorities. Upon investigation it was found that four suit cases had also been taken, which were probably found serviceable for containing at least part of the sto len goods. They ranged in value from $3.00 to $9.50. Among other ar ticles found missing were several pair of 25 cent socks, a number of gloves, underwear, neckwear, three fancy vests valued at $3.50 each and a quantity of jewelry. Among the latter were some of the, cheapest cuff buttons in the store, the burglars no doubt having hurriedly grabbed some of these ar ticles without realizing their small value. A couple of boxes of neckwear were found with the contents scattered about on the floor. The pants that were taken belonged to whole suits, thus breaking up the line and reduc ing the value of the pieces left. They were among the best in the store, the stock including boys' suits valued at $10 and men's suits ranging in price from $15 to $20. A considerable amount of men's furnishing goods was stolen, tbe real value of which we are unable to state at this writing. Messrs. Jones and Bakke estimate. their loss at no less than $300. Some money had been left in the drawer over night, but to all appearances no at tempt had been made to secure this. The store is so situated and the in terior arrangements such that parties inside could not be easily seen from the street and their night work might go on uninterrupted for some time. In the rear another building entirely obstructs the view and in the front part the arrangements are such that the inside can be plainly seen only thru the glass door. No light had been' left burning in the store and the place was closed at 8:45. There were at least two men impli cated in the burglary. A horse and buggy had been stolen from Nels Tal lakson, who resides about two and a half miles east of the city, the same night, and the rig was found the next afternoon a short distance south of Kandiyohi station, where it had no doubt been abandoned for a fleeter outfit, as Mr. Tallakson claims that the horse happened to be the poorest one he had in his barn at the time, and was no doubt mistakentfor a good buggy horse. The supposition is that this rig had been employed for cart ing away the stolen goods. The ve hicle was a platform buggy and there was plenty of room for the booty. It is presumed that the men had also used a gunny sack for some of the ar ticles, as such a sack had been taken from the Freese livery barn premises in the rear of the burglarized build ing, where it had been filled with waste paper and which was found dumped out. Foot prints found leading to the highboard fence on Litchfield avenue and a couple of boards in the fence torn loose showed that the work had been carried on in that direction. Mr. Tallakson reported the theft of the rig to Sheriff Lundquist Saturday morning and that official kept the tele phone w»ires busy all forenoon tele phoning both the burglary and horse stealing affairs to the authorities of other places. In the afternoon he scoured the country with the result that the stolen rig was found as above stated. A couple of men had been seen during the afternoon in the Trip olis Swedish Lutheran church by a young1 lady who had gone there to attend to some dusting and cleaning and later in the day they had been seen at the Morine school house. It was about three o'clock when they were seen in the school room of the church building. The men had four leather suit cases and were described as being tall and dark complexioned, with faces shaven smooth, and wore long black ulsters. They had been seen in the vicinity by several people but as no report of the Willmar rob bery had reached the community they did not realize that these same men were the very ones who were much wanted in this city. They had evi dently spent the night in the church building, as beds had been made in W Study Abroad. .2'- the seats, a couple of lamps had been used, and there were other evidences of their long visit there. During the brief snow storm that' prevailed they had left the place and sought shelter in a big straw stack. It was thought^ by some that they were peddlers as they wandered about with their heavi ly loaded suit cases. On Sunday morning the theft of an other rig was reported. This hap pened to be one belonging to Albert Isaacson, to whose place the men had no doubt gone from the Morine school house. The stolen team was valued at about $300 and was the same one that Mr. Isaacson had used oh a trip to Willmar, having returned home about 11 o'clock Saturday night. Sheriff Lundquist traced the rig as far as Grove City .by means of the horses' tracks one of the horses hav ing a bar shoe on one of his front feet From this place further trace was lost and the sheriff later made a trip to the cities in the hope of finding some clue, in the meanwhile having in formed the authorities there to be on the lookout for his men. A message was received here Mon day afternoon from the marshal at Eden Valley stating that a rig of the description given by the sheriff had been found there. Sheriff Lundquist was notified at Minneapolis and left for Eden Valley to secure the rig and continue his investigation from that place. At this writing the sheriff had not yet found his men and nothing further has been heard from him. Seriously Injured. Eugene DeRemee, of the night switching crew, while at work in the railroad yards last Saturday evening, was quite badly injured in an acci dent. His shoulder and other parts of the body were severely bruised- and he received several deep scalp wounds. DeRemee was at work in the west end of the yards, near the stock yards. He was standing on the caboose plat form while some cars were being switched, when the engine suddenly bumped into the caboose with such force as to throw him against the iron ladder and precipitate him to the ground, with the above results. He was picked up in an unconscious con dition and taken to the office off Dr. MacLaughlin, where his injuries were attended to, and later removed to his heme in the east part of the city, where he is receiving the best of care from the family and the attending physi1^ cian. Prof. Hegstrom, the well-known band and orchestra leader and teacher of violin and other musical instru ments, announces his intention of leav ing this city in the near future and plans to spend the summer at his pa rental home south of Willmar, where he will enjoy a vacation and much needed rest. About the first of Sep tember Mr. Hegstrom will go abroad to continue his musical studies. He plans on going to Germany, where he expects to master the art of music on the violin .at s'ome leading, conserva tory and will become a pupil to some of the renowned musicians in that country. Confirmation. Services. Confirmation services will be held at the Bethel Lutheran church next Sunday morning, beginning at ten o'clock The class is composed of the following young people: Lillie John son, Annie Carlson, Ethel Carlson. Hulda Moline, Emy Melson, Estella Hoglund, Josephine Hakanson, Aman da Johnson, Betsy Nelson, Clara An derson, Elvin Englund, Carl Ekander, Victor Fridlund, August Paulson, George Fornell, Laurentius Peterson, August Johnson, Alfred Johnson, Laurence Bergeson and Oscar Elm quist. There will be services Sunday evening also. Knight Residnoe Changes Owners. W. W. Knight disposed of his resi dence property last Thursday to J. W. Johnson of Mamre. The deal was made thru A. H. Brown and the con sideration was $1^650. Mr. Knight had not decided at this writing as to his future location, but if suitable pro perty can be secured he may possibly continue to make this city his home. Mr. Johnson will take possession of his newly acquired property the first of June and will rent it out until fall, when he will remove here with his family and occupy it. Rumors that Alderman Bergeson had been induced to resign are unfoun ded. That gentleman informs the TRI BUNE that he will remain on the coun cil and do his duty as he sees it. He appreciates deeply the good will of peo ple generally who have stood by him in the crisis just experienced. Rev. H. C. Buell has been invited by the High school graduating class to preach the baccalaureate sermon, which will probably be delivered at the Presbyterian church on the even ing of May 27. The commencement exercises will be held in the opera house on Friday evening, June 1. The Little Helpers of the Swedish Baptist church meet this evening at 8 o'clock at S. P. Swenson's, on Sec ond street. 'AH are cordially invited. Refreshments will be served as usual.nes PROCESS FULLY COVERED Holland Process of Making Straw Board is Fully Covered Br Patent Is- 1 sued to Pieter Prins'. Pieter Prins, paper-maker for the proposed strawboard mill at Willmar, has received his letters patent for his process of making paper board out of straw. The patent, No. 819,595, was issued May 1. The various processes in which the Holland process differs from the American are covered effect ually by the specifications. These are principally in the cutting of the straw, the cooking, which process requires eighteen hours less time than the one in use in American mills, and in the grinding of the pulp. The specifica tions of the patent read us follows: No. 819,597. Specifications of Letters Pat ent. Patented May 1, 1906. Application filed Oct. 20, I905i:: Serial No. 283,699. To All Whom it May Concern: Be it known that I, Pieter Prins, a subject of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, resi ding at Minneapolis, in the County of Henne pin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful improvements in "the process of making strawboard and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same: My invention relates to anew and im proved process for making heavy paper or board from straw and to this end it consists of the mode of treatment herinafter set forth in the specification and particularly pointed ont in the claims. 1. The straw is cut into short sections of about three inches in length. 2. The cut straw is placed in a closed re tort and is therein commingled with quick lime in the proportion of .06 pounds of quick lime to each pound of straw. The retp.rt is rotated for about three hours and a half and all the time steam is introduced into said re tort under a pressure of about five atmo spheres per square inch, so that the commin gled straw and quick-lime is kept .moist and hot. This.second step of the process reduces the straw to^a.fibrous condition and reduces the commingled mixture to a semifluid con dition. 3. The fibrous pulp is ground tip. and re duced to a homogenous mass. This may be. done by.any suitable griuder. 4. The pulp is further reduced by a beat ing process or by intense agitation, which also renders the pulp a lighter or less dense °dy. 5. The pulp is filtered and partially dried, and 6. The dried, or partially dried pulp is rolled, pressed, or otherwise formed into the sheets of desired thickness to form straw board or heavy straw paper. In practice.I have found that the above process will effect a great saving in material and in the cost of the production of the com pleted board. Furthermore, .1 have been able tB'pbduce"aiv6ettef grade oflstra^wbb^ard-"byi the above process. What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is as follows: 1. A process for making strawboard which consists, first, in'cutting the straw into short sections second, in commingling the straw with quicklime within a closed compartment, and subjecting the to the action of steam while under agitation third, in grinding up the fibrous pulp, to reduce the same to a homogenous mass fourth, in beat ing the ground pulp, to further, reduce and lighten the same fifth, in filtering and at least partially drying the pulp and sixth, in forming the pulp into a sheet or sheets of de sired thickness. 2. A process form aking strawboard which consists, first, in cutting 'the straw into short sections second, in confining the straw in a closed retort, and commingling the same with quicklime in the proportion of .06 pounds of quicklime to one pound of straw, introducing steam into the said retort under a pressure of about five atmospheres, and in keeping up an agitation of the said straw and quicklime for about three hours and a half third,' in grinding up. the fibrous pulp into a homogeneous mass fourth, in beating the ground pulp to further reduce the same fifth, in filtering and partially drying the same and sixth, in pressing, rolling, or other wise forming the pulp into a sheet or sheets of desired thickness. In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses. Witnesses: PIETER PRINS. A. L. JONES. ^E. N. BAKER. The work of securing the condition al subscriptions necessary to locate this mill at Willmar will be pushed forward from now on. The establish ment of this industry at Willmar will be a triumph worthy of the best efforts of every loyal'citizen. Its successful operation means the beginning of a new era in the development of our city. Everybody, whether large or small fi nancially, can help the proposition along. Seminary vs. Benson High 5 to 5. The Seminary baseball team crossed bats with the Benson High school team at Benson Monday evening, the game being postponed until that time on account of the rain during the af ternoon. Only three innings were played when there was a tie of 5 to 5, and it was necessary to stop play on account of darkness. The teams were if unfortunate in not finding the weather man favorable to them. Excursions Every week to Gladstone, Stark coun ty, N. D. Beautiful lay of land good quality of soil—coal for the dig ging— luxuriant grasses can raise immense crops. The last and best cheap land proposition. Can secure you a good homestead next to what you buy. We show lands in automo biles. ANDERSON LAND CO., Inc. John Nelson is now the ownerfof the Winblad residence property on the corner of Minnesota avenue and Third street. This is a fine piece of property and was purchased at a consideration of $3,300. I Editor L. E. Govell and Swan Olson were in Willmar last Monday on busi in the probate court. The NewTiirie Card., Happily Surprised. Mrs. C. Johnson, of 825 Fifth street, was most happily surprised on Tues day afternoon of last week by her neighboring lady friends:, The party assembled at the home of Mrs. P. A. Dahlstrom, who was instrumental in planning the affair, and when Mrs. Johnson arrived as one of the guests to what she supposed was an after noon coffee she was completely sur prised to find that she was the hon ored guest at a surprise party. The afternoon was spent socially until1 five o'clock, when an elaborate lunch was served. Mrs. Johnson was the re cipient of a handsome gift, which the ladies left as a memento of the occa sion. Church at Moorhead Dedicated. Rev. S. A. Lindholm spent part of last week at Moorhead, where he par ticipated in the dedication of the new Swedish Lutheran church, which was recently completed at a cost of $16,000 and has a seating capacity of 600 peo ple. The dedication services were attended by several prominent clergy men, among them being President Norelius of the Augustana Synod. Rev. Lindholm was a former pastor of the old church at Moorhead and during his recent stay-enjoyed a, visit with parishioners and old friends. Before returning to his Kandiyohi home he stopped off at Benson and attended the mission meeting held at that place. Musloal Entertainment. Miss Railson is making arrange ments for a musical entertainment to be given by her pupils and assistants at the opera house on Tuesday even ing, May 22. The first half of the evening's entertainment will be a con cert program and the'second Half, will be a cantata, entitled "The May Queen/' Admission prices are 25 cents for adults and 15'cental' for 'chil dren. Tickets will be good to any part of the house and reserved seats can be secured at the usual place.' John Ekander is home from Des Moines, Iowa, where he has made his headquarters for some time as travel ing agent for the. Huber Threshing Machine Co. of Marion, Ohio. The company has a branch office at that point. Mr. Ekander will-now have charge of the implement house of his father in this city, with whom he will be associated in the machinery busi ness. Thomas Archer, of Murdock, was in the city Monday on business and, also enjoyed a visit wit#"T€bii^^Hv"illfliar friends.. WILIiMAR, MINNESP'CA'IKBJDNESDAY* MAY 9„ 1906. DUTIES OF CITY 0 CITY CHARTER. v% Sec. 41. He shall, when cHrJtted to do so by the council, appear and conduct the defenM in any action, prosecution or proceedings against any office|| employee of the city/or any board or department thereoffdh account of any act done by such officer, board or departnviht while engaged in the per formance of official duties. The present city attorney would attempt to harass and their sworn duty. He ought the city as he has in the couns The new time card op the Willi division of the Great Northern we into effect Sunday morning, coast trains-between Willmar and ~tb cities now run via St. Cloud, as ais do the early morning ai$d late high passenger trains, Nos. 9 and 10. No 3, west bound, now arrives here at 7:2 p. m. and departs at 7:25.v No. 4, east bound, arrives at 6:30 p. m. and de-f parts at 6:35. These two trains make stops only at Paynesville, St. Cloud and Monticello. Nos. 9 and 10 run on? the old schedule time and'make the* same,stops as the coast trains. Trains, No. 51 and 52, running between 8t.* Paul and Sioux City, take the place! of the four trains iaken off the, run be tween Willmar and the cities and do all the local work, stopping at every! station. West bound No. 51 leaves! St Paul at 6 p.m., Minneapolis at 6:30 and arrives at Willmar at 10:00." East bound No. 52 leaves here at 7 a*?st'The m. and arrives at Minneapolis at 10:30 and St. Paul at 11:00. The afternoon trains run on the old schedule.' The change in time tables is but a temporary one and is made owing to extensive reductions of grade which are now in progress along the- Will mar division of the} Great Northern road between Minneapolis'and ^'illV mar. Double tracking will-not be done this summer,1 but es the bidding of those who midate city officials for doing see his finish as an official in In Favor ot City'Ownership. J. M. Spicer of this city, who is now upposed to be the heaviest local hol ler of stock in the Willmar Telephone Exchange Company, was interviewed yesterday by a representative of the FRIBU^E in reference to his attitude on ihe local telephone situation. Mr. Spicer stated unequivocally that he and has been for tt long time in av of the city owning and operating he city telephone exchange. With his end in view he has refused to sell lis interests, preferring to hold same Intil an opportunity should present it lelf to turn it over to the city, From lis knowledge of the business he 8 certain that if acquired on reason able terms, the city would derive a tandsome revenue from the exchange, nasmuch as his name had been para- Jled fit seems' that a block system will be installed and the system operated under it. The poles for the block system have been distributed. However, a second, track from Willmar to Minneapolis will be laid within a year or two. '^Pfir Wiilrflar' "division ^'"divided into two districts, the line between Wayzata and Willmar being known as the first district and that between Willmar and Breckenridge the second district. as one who was most heavily in srested.in the exchange, he was glad the opportunity to state his views. city should, own the exchange It is a good thing and, it should belong lo the city. I have felt'that a long iime^. What interest I have in the company would never induce meN to Appose city ownership, but on the pth 4r hand I am willing to help in any •fray to bring it about." Mission Church. The Ladies' Aid society of the Swedish Mission church will hold an auction sale of fancy articles on Fri day evening, May 18, in the church building. Refreshments will be served during the evening. The Ladies Aid society of the Swed ish Mission church will meet Friday afternoon of this week at the home of Andrew Hedin. Luncheon will be served. All are cordially invited. The mid-week prayer meeting and the Sunday school teachers' meeting will be held on Wednesday evening of next week. Rev. Osterholm will preach at Spicer next Sunday morning, New London in the afternoon, and Colfax in the even ing. The services at, the latter place will be in English. Take a Trip Abroad. P. M. Johnson and sister, Miss Anna, of Mamre, were in the city last Thursday bidding their friends good bye before leaving for a trip to Swe den. They departed in the afternoon for Minneapolis, where they joined other parties, including Mr. and Mrs. A. Benson, of Pennock, and all left on Saturday for New York City. They expected to sail from there yesterday on the steamer "Carmania" over the Cunard line. Mr. and Miss Johnson will spend the summer at Helsingland, Sweden. -r" Turkish Bath Parlors. W.' C. Hawkins, -the enterprising proprietor of the* fWiUmar Steam Laundry, has had under considera tion for some time the opening of Turkish bath parlors in this city and at present he is interviewing our citi zens regarding the advisability of ^starting such an institution. If a sufficient^ a f^^^-^^^f^^^1^1^^' that will warrant him in going, ahead he will utilize the basement of his laundry for the ..purpose^ He has drawn plans that will make it neces sary to use the front half of the base ment, the plans calling for rooms that will occupy a space of 24x30 feet and that will be fitted up to make fine and modern bath parlors. Mr. Hawkins has had experience in this line in Wisconsin, where he formerly resided and believes that such an institution ought to be successful in Willmar. He will make a preliminary canvass by circulating a subscription list for tickets. Sohool Entertainment. Come to the schoolhouse in district 83 Saturday evening, May 19. "Ma Sweet" with her illustrious daughters will be there to please you with their numerous accomplish ments. The entertainment closes the present school year, and a large at tendance will"be appreciated. At the close of the program ice cream and cake will be served. Admission 10 cents. Special City Election June12. A special city election will be held June 12 for the purpose of electing aldermen in place of those who re signed. A proposition to create a per manent revolving fund to facilitate the making of street improvements may alsotbe submittedjto the voters at that" music by Mrs. Cairns and Miss Dahl e, heim at tke evening service. WIMS COLD MEDAL Miss Gertrude Hilleboe the Successful Contestant at the Opera House -$. ^t|' Friday Evening. The gold medal contest at the opera house last Friday evening drew a large audience and proved a decided success in every way. The contest ants were Carl Jacobson, Albert Por ter, Bertina Solum, Gertrude Hilleboe and Victor Knutson. All the con testants did well, and several of them were so nearly equal that it was a very difficult matter to decide between them. The judges were C. H. Sher wood, R. W. Stanford and A O. Fors berg. After*" they had summed up their averages it was found that Miss Gertrude Hilleboe had the highest average and was therefore entitled to the medal. Carl Jacobson was given second honors. For the benefit of those not familiar with the method of judging in these contests it may be well to explain that the judges do not vote on the matter. Each judge marks each contestant on a scale of fifty, and when they" get together the markings for each con testant are summed up and divided by three to get the standard marking. The one getting the highest marking in this way gets the medal. It is possible under this system that one who is second on the papers of two of the judges may be marked so high by the third judge as to win the prize. In addition to the contest the mana gers had provided a musical program that was unusually good. The pro gram consisted of a violin solo by Prof. N. B. Swalin, vocal solos by Mrs F. I. Cairns, songs by the Bethel quartet, mandolin trio and a cam paign song by Mr. Howe. Foot Badly Crushed. John Schwartz, a student brakeman, was the victim of an accident last Fri day evening in the east end of the rail road yards which nearly resulted in the loss of his entire left foot. The young man in the attempt to jump onto the pilot, of a moving engine missed his footing and his left foot became caught in one of the pilot wheels, and was crushed across the anVie. The bones of the foot and the large bone of the' leg were so badly crushed that it was feared an amputa tion ,'w.ou^ vbe'-' necessary, but at this will be saved. Schwartz, When he realized his perilous situation, imme diately threw himself off the moving engine and thus escaped from what might have resulted in instant death. He was picked up and removed to the Frost hospital, where the attending surgeons dressed his injuries and where he is now resting comfortably. The injured man is only 21 years of age and had been in the service of the company only, a short time. His folks live in Germany. Housekeepers' Club. The Housekeepers' Club held its regular monthly meeting in Odd Fel lows Hall Saturday, May 5. The pres ident, Mrs. A. Larson, being absent, the chair was filled by the vice presi dent, Mrs Haley. There was a large attendance, and a pleasing program was rendered. Light refreshments were served by Mesdames Lewis, San derson, Burr and Rogers. The fol lowing committee was appointed to meet with Mrs. Andrew Larson on Wednesday, May 9, to cut ribbon for badges to be used at the "flower show:" Mesdames Crosby, Page, Knox, Brown, J. Haley, Burdick, Porter, Wright and Pinney. A social half hour followed, after which the club adjourned to meet again in the same place June 2. Annual Meeting of Civic Federation. The annual meeting of the Civic Fed eration will take place at the dining room of the Bonde Hall next Tuesday evening, May 15, at 8 o'clock sharp. There will be election of officers for ensuing year and other business to transact. All no-license voters are welcome to join the Federation and take part in its deliberations. A. Nr OSTERHOLM, Pres. V. E. LAWSON, Sec'y. Telephone Man Will Marry. Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Dora Brown, of Litchfield, to Mr. E. C. Kast, of Min neapolis, the well-known telephone agent for the Tri-State Telephone Co. The happy event takes place tomorrow (Thursday) at the home of the bride, Mr. Kast has a number of' Willmar friends who will be glad to extend con gratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Settergren have, the sympathy of the community in the recent bereavement which befell them. Early Sunday morning a 14-pound son was born to them, but the child which came to bless their home soon passed away., living only about nine yhours., The burial took place yester day morning, Rev. Osterholm officia ting. Dr. Nicholson, presiding elder, will conduct services at the English M. E. church next Sunday, both morning and evening. There will be special -it *a *-%Y 4." LAKE ANDREW ITEMS. LAKE ANDREW.May^.-LarsHat lestad waquseen wearing an unusually broad smile the other day, the reason being the, arrival of.a bouncing baby boy at •'hie home last Thursday. Mother and child are doing well, and .we have.no doubt Lars will be around with the cigars soon. Miss Hanna Stene arrived home last Friday for a short visit with her folks. She will return to New London next week. 1 i, Miss Ida Nelson left for Willmar some time ago to work in the Commer cial Hotel. Eddie H. Larson' is working for Martin Hatlestad. Ole Bergeson from Long Lake visi ted relatives and friends here last week. Several of the young folks in this vicinity attended the meeting of the Y. P. society at the home of Hans Hen jum in Arctander last Sunday, and all enjoyed a good time. A number of interesting recitations were given by Rev. Sotendahl and members of the society. Misses Lena Hatlestad and Hanna Stene were the guests of Miss Ida Nel son lately. To be sure of avoiding an accident this time theyoung ladies de cided to walk, in spite of the muddy roads. The Ladies Aid society of the Hauge church^met with Mrs. M.^O. Rustad last Tuesday. Miss Mabel Halvorson returned home a short time ago from Duluth, where she has been staying with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Solberg. The Ladies Aid society of the Synod church met at the home of Mrs. Hans Halvorson last Thursday. Gunder Swenson made quite an ad dition to his Orchard last week, in the shape of one thousand apple trees, which were planted in good shape. He now has between 1,400 and 1,500 apple trees, which undoubtedly makes it the largest apple orchard in this and neighboring counties. We wish him success in the venture. Even Railson, who has been very ill this spring, is gradually improving, and there is hope for his complete re covery. Mr. Railson was able to take a drive to Jericho last week, tho he is still in a weak and nervous condition. FARMER Boy PENNOCK PENCIL1NGS PENNOCK. 'May 8.—The Pennock band postponed their ice cream social they were to have the 12th of May be cause the weather is too cold. They will have it later on. Herman Edman and Martin Gunder son left Monday for Canada to look for some land. G. Houg shipped a carload of pigs Monday and a carload of stock Tues day. J. L. Jarrett is around assessing your property in town. Eight carpenters came up Saturday to do some, repairing on the P. V. ele vator. Snow and rain are the main things these days. Buttermaker Johns' has resigned and he will leave the 16th for New York, where he has relatives. Adolph Norman will be his successor. We wish you all good luck, Adolph. H. G. Floren made a business trip to Willmar Monday. Albert Floren bought a horse a few weeks ago. Machinery from Litchfield. Bernard Sitz, chief promoter of Willmar Peat Factory which is in process of erection on the A. O. Fer ring farm near Willmar, was in Litch field on Saturday last.. He stated to the Review that the factory would be in running order in the course of a couple of weeks. He had come to Litchfield to arrange with the Litch field Iron Works for the manufiicture of a peat digger on designs furnished by himself. The local factory is at work upon the piece of.machinery. the On a previous visit to Litchfield Mr. Sitz became the purchaser of a* gasoline launch, torpedo stern, which he will float on the waters of Green Lake. The boat was purchased from Joe Happ. The marine engine which will furnish the motive power was made at the Litchfield Iron Works and is a powerful piece of mechanism.— Litchfield Saturday Review. City Librarian's Notes. Remember when housecleaning, that the library will be glad to get any old magazines. They are especially want ed to complete a file. A fur neck piece has been left at the library. Make inquiries at the library for same. Two lodge magazines are being sent to the library—The Odd, Fellows Re view and The Lodge Record.* Some interesting material on the Philippines has been received from the government lately., The Ladies' Social Union of the Presbyterian church will serve coffee in the church basement on Friday af ternoon, May 1L from 3 until 6 o'clock, Everybody cordially invited NUMBEK 12., 4V- NEIGHBORS CELEBRATE Royal Neighbors' Tenth Anniversary Is ". Duly Observed.—Many Visiting,, jr Neighbors Present. Maple Camp No. 384 Royal Neigh bors of America celebrated its tenth anniversary yesterday.- The afternoon trains brought large delegations of visiting neighbors, about forty in all. The visitors were escorted to the hall, where light refreshments were served. Camp was then opened and a class of five candidates initiated,. the Kerkho ven degree team exemplifying the work' in a manner that called forth the high est praise from all present. The Kerkhoven camp may well feel proud of its efficient team. .. At six o'clock a delicious supper was served" in'rthedihingroom' both for the visitors and local members. After supper the neighbors again gath ered in the camp room to listen to the program of the evening. Dr. John son .made the anniversary address, reviewing the growth of the camp from its humble origin in Larson's hall ten years ago until today, when it has reached the proud distinction of being one of the largest and most active fra ternal organizations in the city. The doctor paid glowing tribute to the Officers of the camp, past and present, who by their faithful and efficient work haye, materially aided in bringing about the present prosperous condi tion of the camp. The other numbers on the progiam were as follows: dialog by Mrs. G. W. Johnson and Mr. A. O. Forsberg, vocal solo by Karen Hanson, piano solo by Myrtle Miller, reading by Ella Lorentzen, drill by Kerkhoven degree team, reading by Birdie Ram sett, piano solo by Florence Couling, recitation by Miss Allen, R. N. A. drill by the Wilhnar degree team and vocal solo by Marion Minton. Each number was well rendered and highly appreciated by the audience. After the program ice cream and cake were served, and then the meet ing broke up, as the Kerkhoven dele gation had to leave on the late even ing train. The participants in this celebration will long cherish pleasant memories of the royal good time en joyed on this occasion. The following visiting neighbors were registered: JKerikh^enr-Mary Ahlbprn, Kather ineB Frank ^Christine 3. Lee,- Min nie Gray,. Olive Kambestad, JElida Lindquist, Anna Archer, Josie Amund son, Nellie Knight, CoraOdney, Ru by Odney, Ella Shelgren, Anna C. Nyquist, Mabel Merriman, Laura No land, Lena Kambestad, Julia Odell, Alvira Swenson, Annie Dowswell, Hannah Frye, Mrs. C. W. Wood, Ella Johnson, L. Nyquist and J. W. Frye. Atwater—Cora Stene, Mrs. A. W. Johnson, Celia Anderson, Freda Malmberg, Mrs. Martin Olson. Kandiyohi-Mr. and Mrs. George Sanderson, Mrs. N. E. Sorenson, Mrs. John Carlin, Miss Grace Carlin. Other visitors—Mr. E. M. Baldwin and Mrsv Amanda Baldwin of Nor wood, Minn., Mrs. Elizabeth Smart of Duluth, Mrs. Jennie Rogers of Crookston and Mrs. Hannah Hanson of Minneapolis. New Bank at Atwater. The Farmers' State Bank of At water was organized yesterday after noon. This institution has been pro moted by J. A. Johnson, formerly of Winthrop, but who in the future will make his home in Atwater. The capi tal stock is $15,00Q, and is owned by parties in Atwater and vicinity and parties in Winthrop. The following is the board of directors elected yesterday: G. J. Boom of Lake Elizabeth, D. F. Senechal of Gen nessee, N. Lundgren of Atwater, E. W. Olson, Chas. W. Quandt and Wm. Klossner, all of Winthrop, and J. A. Johnson formerly of Winthrop but now of Atwater. The board of di rectors elected N. Lundgren, presi dent Chas. W. Quandt, vice presi dent, and J. A. Johnson, cashier. The Leonard Johnson store building will be remodeled for the bank, and it will be opened up for business about the first of June.—Atwater Republican Press. Buys Merchandise Stock. S. E. Magnuson closed a deal last Monday afternoon' by which he be came the owner of the G. A. Erick son stock of merchandise, recently sold to Daniel Parson of Revillo, S. D. Mr. Magnuson will continue the business in Willmar, and expects to occupy the present quarters of Mr. Erickson, the corner room of the Samuelson block. John Rodenbur, one of the old-time employees"of the Great' Northern and a former resident here, was in Will mar part of last week visiting rela tives and friends. Mr. Rodenbur has of late been employed on the Duluth, Mesaba & Northern, with headquart ers at Duluth. It is highly probable that he will again enter the service of the Great Northern railway. The mail carriers of the city now have their uniforms, the new suits being donned on Monday. They were furnished by the postoffice department thru the Jones Clothing Co.