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Pages 9-12 -A 0«* JSf JSP i»^wi^^Mjy)iiiiiipfiiii: Personal Mention E. E. Ostlund of Mamre was a Willmar visitor Friday. C. P. Olson was a business visi tor in Atwater Monday. Miss Margaret Nysteun went to Litchfield Friday for a brief visit with friends. m* ^0 i. i)i..iiiiiB HANDKERCHIEFS Everybody wants Handkerchiefs, Handkerchiefs for everybody. We have them in endless variety, from 5c each up 10 $1.00. We will put you up half dozens in handsome gift boxes of your own selection. Silk Petticoats A large and handsome line in black and colors, excellent values from $5 00 and up. Silk Umbrellas The kind you usually pay $5 00 for. Gold and Coin Silver Handles, only $2 50. SILK HOSE There is nothing more appreciated than a gift of this kind. Let us show you some of the handsomest made. WVMYfl'W'WW W1LLMA A. B. Thorson of Raymond trans acted business in Willmar last Fri day. G. G. Alvig Went to Pennock Thursday on a brief business and pleasure trip. Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Jacobs of Spi cer visited in Willmar between trains Friday while on their way to Minneapolis. All Our Ladies' Misses' and Childrens Winter Coats 0 1 off FROM OUR FORMER LOW PRICES. Miss Josephine Jacobson of Spi cer was a Willmar visitor between trains Monday. Miss Minnie Klint, saleslady at the Popular Store, spent Sunday at her home in Kandiyohi. Rev. Horatio Gates returned home Friday from a visit in theworking parishes at Montevideo, Appletbn, Faribault and Minneapolis. LANPHER Only 89c 36 inch Black Peau de Cvgnp, the new thing worth $175, Only $1.29 36 inch Black guaranteed Taff^a, $1.50 and $1.75 quality, Only $1.25 BBPPIpw AT BERKNESS, PETERSON & O Everything in readiness and everything open right before you where you can inspect and examine it. €L It makes it easy to select Christmas Goods where you find the articles spread out before you and have a chance to look and select just what you want. €t No effort has been spared to select the Newest and Very Best Values that Money can buy, and we feel confident when you see our most complete lines and the extremely low prices at which they are offered you will appreciate our efforts. & & HERE ARE A FEW THINGS SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS: SPECIAL SILK SALE! For the benefit of our Christmas Shoppers we will put on a Special SilK Sale. Silks are always highly appreciated as Christmas Gifts and here are values that you will not be able to duplicate anywhere: 36 inch gauranteed Black Taffptta Silk, worth $1.25 Table Litiens, Napkins, Fancy Towels and Doilies We are proud of our assortment of Linens, and the prices we ask for them are appreciated by every one. VOLUME 14. WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, EDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1908. PRICE 5 CENTS. NUMBER 43. Mrs. J. S. Bu is in Minneapolis for a few days' visit with friends and relatives. Russell Forsberg went to Kerk hoven Saturday for a visit with his cousin, John Peterson. Miss Mary Olson, who has been for some time at the Mer chants', returned to her home in New London Monday. Furs are One oi the Handsomest and Most Appreciated X-mas Gifts. We invite you to look over our line of Fur Coats, Fur Neckpieces and Muffs Also Children's Sets from the lowest price and up. Miss Esther Swenson is enjoying a visit from Miss Hattie Dahteen ot Montevideo. Dr. G. McCullough and Mr. G. E. Larson visited with Misses Inez and Florence Parker Sunday. Mrs. M. G. Burr returned to Min neapolis Monday, after a visit here with her daughter, Mrs. W. H.of Spencer. From 15c to $2 We have a beautiful line of Dressed Dolls ranging in price from 15c to $2.00. And our prices are far below what you pay elsewhere. Call and bring your children in to look them over. Peau de Crepe, washable Silks, suitable for Mufflers and Scarfs, plains and fancies, usually sold at $1.00 per yard, Only 50c A large and handsome line of the newest waisting Silks in all colors and weaves ranging in price from, 50c and up Walter Grosby left Thursday for Minneapolis where he will attend the National Business College the rest of the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gunderson of Arctander were Willmar visit ors last Thursday. On Friday they left for Eagle Lake to be the guests Mr. Gunderson's uncle and aunt, for a few days. _™-,~,: mi Our Glove Department contains a large variety of Kid Gloves and Mit tens, Lined and Unlined in the very best styles and qualities. We issue Glove Certificates that can be ex changed for Gloves at our store any time. Bags and Purses We have a large line of all the lat est Novelties in bags and purses from the very lowest priced up to the Gen uine Alligator. NECKWEAR A new and completelineof Ladies' and Men's Mufflers, Neck Scarfs and Ladies' Fancy Collars in endless var iety ranging in price from 25c and up. WWfWWWWW TRIBUNE $ LANPHER FURS GLOVES SENNESSEe JOTTINGS Gennessee, Dec. 7.—Mr. and Mrs. Louis Larson arrived here from Howard Lake last Monday for a few days' visit at the home of OleFirst Benson and other friends, return ing home on Friday. Hilma and Harry Berg were vis itors at the Claus Johnson home yesterday. Mrs. Erick Engvall and son George, and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Lewis visited at the Andrew Narve rud home last Sunday afternoon. The entertainment and social in the schoomouse in Dist. 41 last Fri day evening was a great success. There was a very large crowd in at tendance. The teacher, Miss Amy Anderson, deserves credit for thedon well arranged program. The play "Sarah's Youn Man," by the young people, was especially well rendered and very interesting. The proceeds from the sale of dolls and lunch amounted to $25.55. Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Peterson ani son Algot were visitors at the Chas. Berg home Sunday. Mesdames Hoglund and Gustaf son, of Minneapolis, came up last Monday for a visit at the 0. Ben son home. Mrs. Hoglund returned on Wednesday. Mrs. Solberg of New London, who has been visiting at the home of her brother, Erick Engvall, re turned to her home last Saturday. Mr. Engvall accompanied her for a visit. Alfred Olson's hired man, who has been working there for a couple of months, disappeared last Friday night, taking with him a suit of clothes belonging to Mr. Ol son, also an overcoat. Sheriff Bon de was notified and has traced him as far as Cokato. Miss Lizzie Klint of Fahlun vis ited with Mrs. C. D. Nelson last Wednesday. Miss Josie Lund of Rosendale was a visitor at the Glaus Johnson home last week. Miss Lydia Mattson has been vis iting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Berquist of Atwater, the past week. After an illness of a little over two weeks, death came to end the suffering of Frank E. Anderson, who passed away at his home in Gennessee, five miles southwest of Atwater, on Monday. Deceased had been ailing with a disease of the blood and suffered largely from hemorrhage. He had been attend ed by physicians from both Litch field and Atwater, but the case proved a hopeless one. Frank Emil Anderson was born on the old fami ly homestead where he passed away. At the time of his death he was 32 years, 1 month and 25 days of age. Besides his wife and two small chil dren, he leaves to mourn his death his aged parents, who still reside on the same farm, and the follow ing brothers and sisters: Alfred A., of Noel, N. D. Peter, of Ken mare, N. D. Andrew, of Minnea polis Mrs. C. J. Swenson, of Kan diyohi Mrs. J. F. Erickscn, of Se attle, Wash. Mrs. Anna Nelson and Miss Ida Anderson, of Minneapolis. The funeral was held Thursday af ternoon at the Swedish Lutheran church. The services were con ducted by Rev. C. A. Bar of Coka to, in the absence of the pastor, Rev. Schoberg. Deceased was a kind and loving husband and father and a good citizen and neighbor. The bereaved family have the sym pathy of the community in their hour of sorrow. Pat. Assistant Postmaster Happy. The postal money order window ha* been the most popular place in town the past week. That is, dur ing the hours when Assistant Post master Lundquist has been on duty. There were two reasons for this "postoffice window" popularity. The first and immediate reason was the fact that the assistant postmas ter handed out with a .liberal hand and a pleaasnt smile real .fancy smokers "like Person & Johnson used to make"—and still make the second and more remote reason is the arrival of a little lady at hischiefest home Tuesday night of last week. Ole still has a few choice stogies left, and if you haven't had yours you had better call. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Ewing and daughter Edna Evelyn left on Thursday for Luverne after a short visit here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Leslie. The Ewing family will spend Christmas with relatives and friends at Traer, Iowa, after which they will return to their farm home near Independence, Kansas. Mrs. Ella Mantor has been the guets of Willmar friends the past week. She left yesterday for Min neapolis for an extended visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Otterness. Chas. Peterson, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Lien, was a visitor here last Thursday on his way home to Brahttm from Herman. KIHWE30TA HISTORICAL S8CIETY. TWELVE PACES VISIT EXPECTED NEXTSUMMER Merchant oi Willmar Plans to Visit Old Scenes in 1909. Mr. A. S. Leib, of San Diego, California, the first merchant and postmaster at Willmar, may visit us and renew old acquaintances next summer. Our old friends, the Neers, of New London, have a let ter from him, in which he makes this promise. ThG letter in ques tion was produced in the New Lon- Times last week, and its his torical interest is so great that we take pleasure in reproducing it herewith for the benefit of Tribune readers: San Diego, Ca!., Nov. 14. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Neer, New London, Minn. Dear Friends of other days:—In a letter written some weeks ago by my daughter, Mrs. Carter, I was informed of a brief visit, just con cluded, at your home, which she and ihe little orphan with her en joyed so highly. I was not so slow to recall the many whoie-souied hospitalities I have enjoyed around your hearth and only wish it- was possible to have a call from you to our California homo. I also wish I may be able to visit New London once more and shake hands and look into the faces of the old settlers who preceded me and those who came soon after. Of these I recall John and Marcus Johnson, Mons Ol son, John Lungstrom, Frederick Smithson, Louis and Peter Larson. John Stauffer, John, Eber and Wm. Wright, the Andrews, the Sperrys, the Wards, etc. The building of the dam, then the mill the build ing of our store, then the arrival of our goods from Minneapolis and St. Paul the opening of the same, the exchanging of same for the lawful commodity, to-wit, mink, rat, cnon and deer skins the build ing of the flour nr.ll and the cakes, pies and bread baked from flour made at the new mills the first Christmas tree in the rear of our store room, etc. No period in my life brings me so many pleasing memories and none that would please me more to live over again. I shall never forget the "Coming" across the dam, where the bridge is now, in the rain, on the 4th day of October, 1868. Can you doubt me when I say I would be delighted to see the development you have made. Two years later, 1870, I decided to divide our merchandise and leav ing my partner, Samuel Adams, to continue the business in New Lon don, I turned my face towards Foot Lake, where, or near where, I was informed by Herman Foot the land commissioner of the St. Paul & Pa cific R. R. Co., a principal station would be built, and later on would be the end of the first division. My simple store room was soon built and in the latter days of Au gust I was selling goods pretty live ly. Just about one month later, Paulson and Rice also put in a stock of merchandise. Before this, how ever, some friends of mine circu lated a petition, directed to the Postmaster General, asking for the establisHment of a post office and naming myself as postmaster. Our petition was not long in being granted. The graders on the rail road, under Col. DeGraff, were ap proaching, but the construction train did not arrive until late in the fall. With the post office a fixed fact and the railroad arriv ing, the new town of Willmar be gan its career, which I have been informed, has never been greatly checked. From what I can learn, New London has also made merited progress. I am rapidly passing on to my 80th year, yet I wish most sincerely to visit Minnesota the coming summer of 1909. I assure you the visit would be shorn of its pleasure if I could not spend some time in New London and Willmar, in which now pros perous towns it was my fortune to bear some humble part, in their earliest struggles. I am with due regard, Yours Very Truly, A. Smith Leib. T. 0. Kiland went to Minneapolis last Thursday after an extended visit here. Mr. Kiland will stay in Minneapolis for a while, after which he will return to Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Osten Amundson enjoyed a visit Friday from MissSelma Slette and her brother Peder H. Slette, of Cottonwood. They were on their way to North Dakota for a visit with friends and relatives. Mrs. Sam Porter went to Minne apolis Thursday for a visit. Mrs. Porter will also be the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Carlson, at Pine City, before returning home.