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PART ONE Pages 1 8 LOCAL Anderson Bros. & Co. announce that from now until Christmas their store will be open evenings. Mr. and Mrs. Nels Fauchald and baby son Ernel' returned home Monday from a visit with relatives in Asbury. Mrs. L. G. Almen, wife of a former minister of the county, was in the city last Friday en route from Big Stone county to her home at St. Peter. Mrs. Emil Bjornberg, son Gor don and daughter Carol lone, went to Fergus Falls Thursday to be the guests of friends and relatives un til after the holidays. Mrs. Gustaf Johnson and Mrs. Andrew Wiks visited with Mrs. Louis Hedlund between trains Mon day while on their way home from Maple Plain to Kerkhoven. They were accompanied from here by Mr. G. Johnson. C. M. Johnson returned home Saturday from Nevis, whe.e he had been working since July. He was accompanied by his wife and baby son Arthur and Miss Hannah Erick son, who had been visiting up there for a couple of weeks. Geo. Winnney and H. J. Ramsett were in the cities Thursday and Friday attending the annual meet ing of the Shriners. The gather ing was made notable by the pres ence of the highest officer of the order in the United States, Imperial Potentate Alderman, of Grand Rap ids, Mich. Next Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, W. T. Swenson will sell at public auction the fixtures of the Minneapolis Restaurant, which was closed some time ago. As there are a good many bargains in the eating house line, it is expected that there will be a large crowd present. Mrs. Samuel Olson, who has been visiting here for a couple of weeks, went to Minneapolis yesterday. After a visit there and in Still water, she will leave for Portland, Oregon, where she will be joined later by her husband, who will re move his law practice from Glen wood to that city. Mr. and Mrs. August Swenson gave a birthday party last evening in honor of Mrs. Swenson's sister, Miss Lottie Ronberg. The rooms were beautifully decorated in red and white, and with carnations and roses. A delicious lunch was served about midnight. About 20 people were present and everyone reports a most enjoyable time. A letter received here from Carl Peterson states that he has discon tinued his work as material clerk in the Great Northern office at Great Falls, Mont., »«nd now holds a similar position with a road at White Fish, Mont., being employed in the same office with Peter J. Go vig. Before going to White Fish, Carl visited for a while with Earl Hyer at Spokane, Wash., where Earl is working for an electric com pany and is doing well. H. B. Lidstone, manager of the Model Pantorium, has secured the service* of Carl Hustad, an expert tailor and dry cleaner, who comes here from Minneapolis. Mr. Ru stad came to this country from Christiania, Norway, five years ago and he learned his trade there. He has had 15 years' experience, hav ing been employed in Minneapolis in such establishments as Brown Bros., the Sixth Street Tailors, L. S. Donaldson's and the Nevens Co Dry Cleaners. Mr. Rustad's fami ly is still in Minneapolis, but they expect to make their future home here as soon as they can make the necessary arrangements. DECEMBER WEDDINGS A Siring of Nuptial Events In This City. Young People Made Happy For Life. Last Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock, Rev. G. Peterson spoke the words that united for life Miss Nellie Isahelle Rosby and John Wil liam Lundberg. The ceremony was performed at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pe ter Lundberg, in the presence of only a few relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Lundberg left on the evening train for a short trip west, and they also spent a few days in the cities, re turning to Willmar Sunday even ing. They will be at home to their friends at 411 Fifth street after De cember 20. Both of the contracting parties have a host of friends here, all of whom join in wishing them a long and happy wedded life. Mr. Lundberg is at present employed as salesman at the Progress Clothing store. The marriage of Miss Myrtle Dewey and Frank C. Zell was quiet ly solemnized at the Catholic par sonage Monday evening at eight o'clock. Both are well known Will marites. Miss Dewey has made this city her home since coming here from Maynard. and Mr. Zell has been a resident of Willmar for the past four years. He is at pres ent stenographer for Supt. Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Zell will soon be at home to their friends in the John Lundquist residence on First street. Last Thursday evening occurred the marriage of Miss Helga Tangen to Mr. Nels Nygaard. The cere mony took place at the Lutheran Free church parsonage in the pres ence of Mrs. M. H. Hermanson and Mr. Hanson, an uncle of the bride, Rev. Michaelson officiating. From there they went to the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Hanson, where a bounteous wedding supper was served to a few relatives and intimate friends. The bride was beautifully attired in white dotted Swiss and carried a bouquet of bride's roses and car nations. The groom wore the con ventional black. They were unat tended. The newly married couple left on the evening train for Moor head, Minn., where they intend to make their future home. The Probate office was the scene of another wedding last Monday af- ternoon, when Judge A. F. Nordin for the 233d time pronounced the words that made a loving couple one. The names of the contracting parties had to be given to the re porter on the installment plan, and even at that he can't vouch for the correctness of the result. It's something like this: Taalkens Haats (pronounced hats) and Adel heid Ennenga (pronunciation to suit). Two other Haats were pres ent at the ceremony, one a sirgle Haat, Ettens Haata, and the other a double Haat, Haat Haats. But it really does'nt make much differ ence. There isn't much in a name, after all the fact that they are happy even under these circumstan ces ought to be most encouraging to those who are habitually pessi mistic. Mr. and Mrs. Haats will live in town of Holland. Mrs. Mary Haley of this city and Mary and Alice Lawler and Jerry Lawler, of Kandiyohi, are in Mor ris today attending the funeral of Mrs. Patrick Lawler, an aunt of Mrs. Maley and Mr. Lawler, who died Monday morning at eight o'clock, the cause of death being old age. $10,000. STUPENDOU S SALE! Doctors Meet at New London. The 63d meeting of the Crow River Valley Medical Society is held at New London today. This is the first time the soci?ty has ever met at New London, and it is expected that every member of the society will be present. Among the papers to be read before the meeting is one on "The Treatment of Cross Eyes," by Dr. J. R. Petersen of this city. Miss Clara Swenson arrived here from New London yesterday for an extended stay. "%&. ..( WEand VOLUME 14. WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, W EDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1908. PRICE 5 CENTS. NUMBER 43. BY THE Minneapolis Salvage Company of the Immense Stoek of GENERAL MERCHANDISE of S E. Magnuson, at "The Fair," Willmar, Minn. The honest, reliable merchandise sale will commence at nine o'clock a. m., Saturday, December 12th. FREE—A beautiful souvenir with every purchase of $5 or over on Opening Day. Look for the big ED SIGN. Royal Nelgbors The Royal Neighbors held their annual election of officers at Bonde Hall last evening. The following is a list of those who will serve during the coming year: Oracle, Nora Hackett Vice Oracle, Marga ret Adams Chancellor, Giace Wag ner Recorder, Mathilda Bonde Re ceiver, Ida Kent Marshal, Gladys Fray Inner Sentinel, Catherine Johnson Outer Sentinel, Lizzie Brohm Manager, Geo. W. Johnson Physician, Dr. C. Johnson. The installation will take place on the second Tuesday in January. Hats MitUns Underwear Mufflers Dress Suit Cases Inexpensive Jewelry Degree of Honor. The following were elected offi cers of the Degree of Honor at a meeting last Wednesday evening: Lillie Noren, C. of H. Mrs. Rosa Baldwin, L. of H. Hannah Han son, C. of Mrs. Nethaway, U. Mrs. A. F. Hancsom, R. Nora Elf strum, F. Mrs. Nellie Noren, R. Amy Hansom, I. W. H. P. Han son, O. W. Miss Lillie Noren was chosen representative to the Grand Lodge, with Miss Nora Elf strum as alternate. Mrs. Ella H. Mantor will install the new officers on January 6. »& THERE IS AN ADVANTAGE IN DOING X-MftS SHOPPING AT AN EXCLUSIVE STORE Better Qualities Jt Lower Prices No Waiting j* No Crowding & Buying Known Goods From Regular Stocks & have named below a number of articles to be had here suitable appropriate for gifts to relatives and friends. Articles of a practical nature that will be used for months or years always make very welcome gifts. In buying for men, it is always advisable to make your purchases at a men's store, rather than to take chances in buying special holiday goods, ^i Aside from suits and overcoats there is a great variety of small priced articles ranging from Twenty-five cents to Five Dollars that will solve that perplexing problem of what to buy. You will find it an advantage, also, to shop where there is no crowding of aisles, nor long waits. We submit a list of articles as Common Sense and Appropriate Gifts: Caps Shoes Hosiery Fur Collars Collars and Cuffs Handkerchiefs Should you fail to find a suitable item in the list, we would be pleased to have you call and we'll do all in our power to assist you. A good rule to follow in selecting gifts for a man, is to buy what he would be apt to buy himself GIFTS THAT MEN LIKE COME FROM A STORE PATRONIZED BY MEN PLENTY OF ROOM—NO WAIT NO Store Open Every Evening From Monday, Dec. 14th, Until Christmas AWvlO.fr Vmt V\t\tt tuywwm ^W The Ladies Guild of the St. Luke's church will serve a Christ mas supper at the Guild Hall on Thursday, Dee. 17. There will be a sale on a few rag rugs also a small assortment of handmade silver ar ticles and Navajos rugs—all made by the Navajos Indians of Crystal, New Mexico. Supper will be served at 5:30, and will consist of chicken croquettes with brown gra vy, Saratoga chips, escallopped oysters, cranberry jelly, pickles, rolls, doughnuts, apple pie, and tea or coffee. W&'?>: Mi Gloves Overshoes Night Robes Umbrellas Neckwear Etc., Etc. TRIBUN E MINNEAPOLIS SALVAGE COMPANY A Christmas Dinner. WW^^^f^^^^i 0) TWO SWEDISH ARTISTS COMING A Grand Concert By The Best of Talent at Presbyterian Church Next Week. A musical event which will be awaited with much interest is the coming here of Dr. Per Olson, di rector of Organ and Theory work at the G. A. college, St. Peter, and Mr. Algert Anker, head of the vio lin department of the same school. They will appear in a concert at the Presbyterian church in this city on the evening of December 17. un der the auspices of the Men's League. The program will consist of pipe organ, piano and violin numbers, and will be worth coming miles to hear. Dr. Olson received a careful musical training in his youth, and later was admitted to the Royal Academy of Music at Stockholm. After receiving the degree of Director Music, he stud ied with a number of well known Swedish masters. Since his arrival in America he has held organist po sitions in Port Arthur, Canada, and Duluth, and he has also made a number of extensive concert tours. Last spring Mr. Olsson gave several concerts in the large cities of the east, including Cleveland, Pitts burg, Brooklyn and New Haven. Wherever he has appeared he has been accorded the most enthusiastic praise, and Willmar is to be con gratulated upon securing such an eminent musician. Dr. Olson will be ably assisted by Mr. Anker, who studied under the great Hungarian violinist Hugo Kortschak, and who for a number of years has appeared in concerts thruout the United States. In order that the greatest pos sible number may be able to avail themselves of this uusual opportuity to hear the best in music, the Men's League has announced popu lar prices for the event. There will be no reserved seats, and a uniform admission of only 25 cents will be charged. Tickets may be secured from any member of the League or at Elfstrum's drug store, at any time. Ample accommoda tions will be provided, so no one need stay away for fear of not be ing able to obtain seats. Do not forget the pipe organ and piano and violin recital to be given at the Presbyterian church on Thursday evening, December 17, by Dr. Per Olsson and Mr. Algert An ker, of the G. A. college. Admis sion only 25 cents. A rare treat. Don't miss it. W1U Conduct Big Sale. F. W. Gorman of Minneapolis, sales manager of the Minneapolis Salvage Company, arrived in Will mar today and is stopping at the Merchants Hotel. He is here to mark down the prices of "The Fair's" immense stock of and con duct the great Sale squarely and honestly for the benefit of the peo ple of the surrounding country. Come in and see how we do busi ness. Our motto is, "A square deal." We save you money, we save you 100 per cent on lots of goods by our slaughtered prices. When you come into town look for the Red Minneapolis Salvage Sign. Don't miss it. N. B. Berkness, formerly of Will mar but now in the implement and (umber business at Wolford, N. D., was a visitor here yesterday. He was on his way home from a buy ing trip to St. Paul and Chicago. He stated that he and his partner, O. T. Nutson, who accompanied him, were enjoying a good business out there and he thinks Wolford strictly "it" in every way. 1 ifiiUilbSOTA S8CIETY. $10,000.5 •LVE PACES Personal Mention ii in J. F. Branton made a business trip to Vesta yesterday. J. Silverman, the tailor, went to Clara City Monday on a brief busi ness trip. Mrs. M. W. Thorn of Raymond was a Willmar visitor Friday and Saturday. Miss Inga Solverson of Casselton, N. D., is at present visiting at her home in this city. Miss Mary Haug returned to Pen nock yesterday after a visit with Miss Alphia Berg. ^.v^ Miss Sadie McDonald went to Ap pleton yesterday for a visit with Miss Lizzie McCarthy. W. J. Pinney went to Minneapo lis yesterday to attend a meeting of Northwestern millers. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Peterson of Kandiyohi were Willmar visitors for a short time on Monday. Miss Clara Hanson wenttoBreck enridge yesterday for a month's visit with relatives and friends. Mrs. D. Sanborn returned to Paynesville yesterday after a visit here with Miss Elvina Sorenson. A. W. Strand and family left on Saturday for Minneapolis, where they will make their future home. Mrs. Emma Miller and son Lloyd returned home Saturday from a visit with friends in Minneapolis. Peter Hong of Wolford, N D., was a visitor in Willmar for a short time Tuesday evening of last week. Mrs. John Youngberg was the guest over Sunday of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Gordhamer, at Kerk hoven. Atty. and Mrs. Geo. Otterness and Miss Barbara Williams went to Minneapolis Saturday for a few days' stay. Miss Emma Walsh was a Will mar visitor Saturday while on her way home to Great Falls, Mont., from St. Paul. Mrs. Mary Haley went to Kandi yohi Saturday for a visit. She was accompanied by Mrs. P. J. Foley of Barnesville. Supt. and Mrs. G. S. Stewart and two daughters, of Willmar, spent Sunday here with old friends.— Breckenridge Telegram. Miss Ruth Johnson, who had been the guest of Mrs. L. Rodlun since Thanksgiving, returned to her home in Minneapolis Saturday. Misses Rika and Atty Greve re turned to their home at Clara City Monday after a visit here at the home of Mrs. J. S. Danens. W. R. Brandt enjoyed a visit yes terday between trains from Carl Haglund of Murdock, who was on his way to Iron River, Mich. Sophie and Emanuel Estwik re turned to Pierpont, S. D., yester day after a visit at the home of Al fred Estwik in town of Dovre. Miss Mary Forsberg returned to Lake Elizabeth yesterday after a visit here with her brother, Wil liam Forsberg, and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Swenson and baby daughter Elsie, of Whitefield, went to Asbury Saturday to visit Mrs. Swenson's brother, Emil Mon son. Misses Melinda and Hannah Han son returned home Saturday from a three weeks visit in Osakis with their uncle, Tollef Anfinson, and I their sister, Mrs. Olson. Miss Lillian Nelson is the guest of Mrs. G. A. Erickosn. She came here from the cities Friday and wlil return to her home in Arctan der the latter part of the week. Mrs. Fmil Ostlund and baby daugther Elnore returned to their home in Mamre Monday after a is [visit here with Mrs. Ostlunds* sis |ter, Miss Marie Erlandson.