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COL HEG POST
MEETING Soldiers of Old Witt En|oy Aa noal Banquel on New Year's Eve. Friday evening the members of the Colonel Heg Post, G. A. R., met to elect officers to serve during the coming year. Nearly every surviving member of the post was present, and besides attending to the business of the evening the old soldiers spent a most enjoyable ses sion together. The election of offi cers resulted as follows: Comman der, M. Jorgenson Senior Vice Commander, A. E. Rice Junior Vice Commander, E. M. Stanford Surgeon, Ed Taylor Chaplain, C. Henriings Quartermaster, J. Boyd Adjutant, M. D. Manning 0. D., T. H. Olson 0. G., August Anderson S. M., A. H. Soerry M. S., John Costello. E. M. Stan ford was elected as representative to the state encampment to be held in St. Paul in June, with August Anderson as alternate. The install ation of the new officers will take place on New Year's night, at which time the "boys in blue" will also sit down to a banquet table and recour the joys and sorrows of the campaign. One of the boys who was present last year will not answer to roll call next New Years' night, for he has answered the final summons and joined the comrades in the great beyond. The one who will be missing is Mike Cleary, who died April 29 last. Cleary enlisted at the age of 21 in Company A of the 17th Wiscon sin and served for three years, un til April 14,1865. He participated in the siege of Corinth and the bat tle o* Corinth, in which he received a gunshot wound on the right side of his face. Returning to the ser vice in about six months, he took part in the battles of Champion Hill, Black River, the assault on the fortifications at Vicksburg, in the siege and the batHe of Vicks burg, in the battle of Yellow Bridge and the battle of Tupelo, Miss. After the war he went to railroad ing. and he remained at that occu pation until his death. Col. Heg Post has been located here since 1884. At that time it had about 40 members, but thru death and changes of residence the number has been gradually dimin ished until the roster now contains only fourteen names. HOUSEKEEPERS IN ANNUAL MEETING HMflfM The Housekeepers Club held its annual meeting for the election of officers Saturday afternoon at Odd Fellows Hall. Those who will serve during the coming year are: Mrs. J. A. English, president Mrs. T.from H. Olson, vice president Mrs. J.Saturday R. Peterson, secretary and treasu rer. The following were appointed as program committee: Mesdames P. J. Haley, Hengstler, Gorwell, Hays, Hackett, Hodgson, T. H. Hanson and Mary Haley. The re-has tiring officers, Mesdames Tonning, S with and Curran, were each pre sented with a bouquet offlowersas a token of appreciation of their faithful and efficient work. The reports of the various depart ments were read at the meeting and showed the club to be in a pros perous condition. Among the things done by the club during the past year were the donation to thepenter library of a fine clock and the giv ing of a splendid flower show. The ladies also enjoyed a picnic at Green lake during the Chautauqua. The club at present has 88 mem bers, but invites more of those who are interested in the work they are doing to become members. The club meets the first Saturday of each month, and various topics re lating to home life and housework are dicsussed in an informal and practical way. Usually there are also literary and musical numbers on the program, and these aid ma terially in making the meetings in teresting and enjoyable. nimiiiMiy IH.J Kandiyohi, Dec. 8.—Chas. Blom quist and wife were in Atwater last Friday. The latter went there to consult a doctor, as she has not been in the best of health for some time. Peter Erickson made a busines* trip to Atwater Saturday. Mesdames Henry Isaacson and Henry Broman viisted with Mrs. George Enblcm last Thursday. Oscar Melander, John Ostling and Chas. Cederstrom were those from here who attended the concert in Atwater last Thursday evening, and they reported an enjoyable time. Mrs. Martin Melander was sick for a few days last week. Mabel Noreil returned home last week from Lake Elizabeth, where she had spent several weeks visit ing with relatives. Tom Tierney repaired the wind mill for P. M. Burns last Tuesday. Mrs. Sallberg of Dassel visited at the home of her brother Erick Eng varl last week. A surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gabrielson on Satur day evening, by a unmber of their friends. Machinist C. A. Johnson of Will mar put in a new boiler at the creamery last week, as the old one had given out. C. A. Birch of Willmar was in the village last Saturday attending to some business matters. Sheriff Bonde and Atty. R. W. Stanford, of Willmar, were hire on business last Saturday. Business has been poor in the vil lage the past week, owing to the cloudy weather and bad roads. The Farmers Elevator Co. has been doing a good business in the line of coal this fall, having sold as many as eight carloads. Miss Annie Engvall returned home last Saturday from Minnea polis, 'where she has been for some time. She will remain at home during the winter. John Lawler and sisters Josie and Rosella attended the entertainment in Dist. 41, Gennessee, last Frdiay evening. C. J. Swenson returned home last week from St. Paul, where he had been to seek medical aid. He is now somewhat improved in health. Albert Olson spent Sunday at his home in Gennessee. S. Lundquist was in Willmar be tween trains Monday. Mike. Catarrh Cannot be Cored with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they can not reach the aeat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter nall, and acts directly on the blood and tnucons surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for year* and is a regular prescription. It is composed of the besttonicsknown, combined with the best blood purifiers, at ting directly on the mucons surfaces. The perfect combi nation of the two ingredients it what pro* duces such wonderful results in curing Cat arrh. Send »r testimonials tree. P. J. CHENEY CO., Props., Toledo, O Sold by Druggists, price 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation Colfax Cullinas. Colfax, Dec. 7.—Tollef Odland Kenmare, N. D., arrived here for a visit with relatives. He intends to* stay until after Christmas. Narve Roen from Starbuck visit ed in this vicinity last week. Alex Olson came home last Satur day from Minneapolis, where he been employed for about a year. Mr. Olson had the misfortune of in juring one of his hands and will be laid up for a while. The Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Hans Hanson last Wednesday. Miss Jennie Imsdahl from Bel grade visited with the Peter Ims dahl family over Sunday. The Aurora Y. PS., will meet in Crow River church next Sunday. Andrew Halvorson is doing car work for Stephen Olson. Andrew Wallen transacted busi ness in Minneapolis last week. Mrs. Andrew M. Peterson and daughter Marion Andrea and Miss Ella Gabrielson went to Kandiyohi Thursday fcr a visit at the home of John Gabrielson. Miss Mary Nelson returned to New London Friday after a few day's visit at the homes of Rev. E. E. Gynild and Peter Heimdahl. Atty. Elias Rachie made a busi ness and pleasure trip to Kenyon Saturday. Homesteads. Many business openings by the opening to home stead entry soon of 2,800,000 acres in the Standing Bock and Cheyenne River reservations, North and South Dakota. Soil most productive, well watered and rainfall generous. Illustrated booklet tells of land, opening, method of same, second entries al lowed, advantages to women, soldiers and children, fifteen cents with sectional map of reservations, thirty cents. A combined map of North and South Dakota on heavy map paper size 24 30 up to date in every detail except, sections, fifty cents or mounted on cloih for wall use one doliar. Great Sioux Reservation Information Bureau ANDERSON LAND COMPANY, Agents. Willmar. Minnesota. tA^A The boys have sent for a basket ball. A test will be given in chemistry Wednesday. Irma Leslie spent Saturday and Sunday at her home. Everybody has fine lessons now, especially during the past week. Of course this is due to the fine skating. The Juniors had a class meeting Friday night in Room 6, to choose class colors. The colors chosen are brown and gold. The Junior English students are now studying Poe and his works. They expect to begin the study of Poe's "Gold Bug" next week. The boys' basket ball team prac ticed Monday night. The boys have the gymnasium Mondays and Wednesdays and the girls have it Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The pupils who are to take part in the "Merchant of Venice" have been practicing their different parts the past week. Tuesday evening they rehearsed the first act. They expect to give the play before Christmas. The teachers had a meeting last week to discuss whether to close school two weeks or three weeks from last Friday. The ones who wanted the earlier date for closing won out by a large majority, so we will have one week vacation before Christmas and one week after. When you are in neei of Fire In surance call on me. When your policy expires I would like to re new it for you. LEWIS JOHNSON, 16f 214 4th St. tfV .^VitW^ )r*~V**fi-,VV. *W~~- HOLIDA Shawls and Scarfs. We have them for all in Wool or Silk. A fine assortment to pick a present from. Gloves and Mittens. A Christmas without new Gloves or Mittens. Think of it. Come in and get your pick early. We have a large line all sizes and prices. Japanese Ware and Fancy China. If it is something nice you are looking for, go no farther than bur Jap Ware and Fancy China Shelves. We are showing something for Father, Mother. Sister Brother, Sweetheart and all. LINENS. What is nicer for a woman's Christmas than Fine Linen. Buy her a new Table Cloth, Napkins, Towels Center Piece, etc. We have an exceptional fine line. Laces and Collars. For the Holidays, we have received a fine line of these goods. Extra fine quality in dainty and ex quisite patterns. BIG COFFEE SO CIAL BY ARMY A big coffee social will be held in the Salvation Army Hall Dec. 11, at 7:30 o'clock. Rev. Crawford Grays of the English M. E. church will give an address. His subject will be: "The Problem of Pain." Good vocal and instrumental mu sic, solos and duets. Everybody is cordially invited. Coffee and cake will be served. Admission, 15 cents. The captain will have his new string band on the platform for the first time come and hear. Sale of Beef and Pork By the Quarter Now is the season to buy your supply of beef by the quarter. We have a choice lot of beeves that we will sell by the quarter at 6 and 7 cents per pound. We will sell pork by halves or whole at 1\ cents. THE ASSOCIATED MEAT DEALERS WILLMAR. MINN. & *—-?Jt.l. **»v--.JlS.Si»S5(**e vSV*».-' MklW»*** A N W W & The New Store—Benson Bros. & Jorris The Holiday of Holidays Swiftly Approaching ONLY ABOUT TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS! Timely truth-telling talk concerning the many lots of Bright Christmas Merchandise. The happy throngs of busy buyers grow larger day by day. Many are the comments of pleased surprises heard on every hand. A glance at our offerings in seasonable goods told of here cannot fail to impress a close observer with the fact that they represent the best values in desirable goods to be found. A Clearing in the Cloak Room, Last Call* Cloaks This time the prices on ail remaining winter garments will be cut so deep that there will be no chance for further reduction. Prices will appeal to all who need anew coat or skirt. Jt Handkerchiefs. We are showing an assortment that rivals the Twin Cities. Almost any kind of Handkerchief from Fancy Cotton to the Finest Linen Embroidered. BAGS. No matter whether Wrist, Opera, Shopping or Work Bags, we have them in a beautiful variety that will be acceptable to any woman. Hosiery and Underwear. It is a wise giver who buys Hosiery and Underwear as a Christmas remembrance. See our line for high quality and all sizes. Food Inspector Pleased. E. B. Heiberg of St. Paul, state food inspector, was in the city last Friday obtaining samples from the stocks carried by our merchants, and also investigating the sanitary conditions of the various hostelries and places of business. Mr. Hei berg expressed himself as more I than pleased with the showing made by the business houses here. He said it was evident that th* lo cal merchants were dealing with only reliable wholesale firms, for he could find nothing but the best on his round of inspection. An other thing which pleased him very much was the courtesy and spirit of co-operation which he found manifested by the merchants. In many places the work of the depart ment is made extremely difficult by a spirit of hostility, and for that reason he appreciated all the more the helpfulness of the local trades people. Speaking of the conditions prevailing generally thruout the state, Mr. Heiberg said that they are today at least 100 per cent bet ter than th«»y were when the depart ment first commenced active work. Especially is this true of meat shops and restaurants, where there has been a most remarkable improve ment. Miss Thea Reigstad and her brother Andrew Reigstad, of Arc-day. tander, visited at the homeof their cousin, Edward Reigstad, Thursday and Friday. Mesdames Christian Johnson and Peter Freeberg went to New Lon don Thursday for a few days visit with friends and relatives. Miss Clara Tollefson left for Mon tevideo, Thursday after a visit in New London and here with Clara Halvorson. HOPERS MUST FACE THE MUSK Atwater Woman Will Prosecute Husband Who Ran Away With a Postmistress. :£»*—, Jamestown, N. D., Dec. 7.— Charles E. Reitf, who eloped with Miss Ida Pomeroy of Cleveland, N. D.,.a day or so ago and who was located at Butte, Mont., by theing girl's father, has been brought back and a charge of a serious nature has been filed against him by State's Attorney Thorp. Mrs. Reiff and her young child, who reside at Atwater, Minn., have arrived here, and it is understood she will press the suit against her husband. Eeiff was the business manager of a hardware company at Cleve land, while Miss Pomeroy was em ployed in the post office there. The two met at dances and parties, but when Reiff went to call he was de nied admission. The meetings, however, were kept up.—Minnea polis Journal. There will be mission meetings in New London in the Swedish Mis sion church, beginning next Friday evening and continuing over Sun- Rev. Bowman from Minnea- polis, Rev. Franklin from Salem and Rev. Paulson of this city will be in attendance at these meetings. Mr. and. Mrs. Chas. Bercaw of Pennock were the guests of their uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Leslie, a few days last week. Mrs. Robert Tait returned to Diamond Lake Thursday after a visit here at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Dan Haley. **fc. &. vlxp^txv »iwi»4.!rt*««^» n0Z* ff^r£$*3tgggh*r js*gze* *&?i Ayr FURS. FURS. No woman could more thoroughly enjoy her Christ mas than the recipient of a new Fur Collar or Muff selected from our nice stock. Special discount on these goods for the Holidays. TIES. TIES. Something would be lacking in a man's Christmas if he did not receive anew Tie. We have a choice line of all Late Fancy Bows, Four-in-Hands, Tecks, etc. All colors and prices to fit your pocket book. Other presents for men. Gloves, Mittens, Fancy Shirts. Sweaters, Caps, Slippers. We have a complete line to select from. GROCERIES. The Holidays are not complete without looking after the supplies for the table. Our stock of groceries is complete and we have a large new lot of holiday del icacies that help to make the dinner taste better. Don't forget the grocery department. Apples $1.00 per bu. While they last, good winter apples for $1.00 per bu. You will have to hurry if you want some of these Remember good winter keepers, only $1.00 per bu. Memorial Service Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Sivert Osmundson will return home this evening from Minneapolis, where they have been receiving the Pasteur treatment at the state university. Arrange ments have been made for a service at the Presbyterian church next Sunday afternoon in memory of their late departed daughter Mil dred. The class of which deceased was a member will attend in a body, and a special program is be prepared. The Bible class cf the Synod church met last Monday evening. The attendance is steadily increas ing and there is a great interest shown among the young people in this work. There will be no more meetings of the class until after the holidays. Next Sunday evening Rev. An derson will preach the third of a series of sermons on the Life of David. We Do French Dry Cleaning.* We Repair and Clean Fur and Fur Lined coats W*S- *A, HK?F 2 ^"WV" *JZJ & To Music Lovers Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1:, & 16, we will give a discount of 25 per cent off or one quater off on our Sheet Music in stock. Don't miss the opportunity. Elfstrum & Co. Miss Hannah Hanson enteitainad a number of young lady friends at a birthday party last Thursday evening. CREAM SHIPPERS, we want your cream. Write today for pri ces and tags. Miller & Holmes, St. Paul, Minn. 407 The Valet Co. has opened up an up-to-date a GENTS TAILORING PARLOR Making Suits, Overcoats and Shirts We Sponge, Press, Repair, Reline, and Alter Suits and Overcoats. Let us make you a Fur lined Coat out of your Fur Coat. Jt Jt jt jt New Velvet Collars. When wanting anything in the above lines call on THE VALET CO. Opposite Depot.