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Personal Mention •••••••••••••••••a G. W. Peterson spent Sunday with friends at Benson. Postmaster Alton Crosby went to Minneapolis Thursday on a business trip. Miss Alma Grue spent Sunday here with her sister, Miss Marie Grue. Register of Deeds Olof Dale went to Minneapolis Saturday on a busi ness ti ip. J. W. Johnson went to Mamre yesterday to spend some time on his farm there. Mrs. J. Carlson went to the Twin cities Thursday for a visit with relatives. H.J. Ramsett went to Minneapo lis Thuisday to attend to some clerk of court matters. Miss Gladys Birch went to Paynesville Friday for a weeks' vi sit with friends. Mrs. J. J. Ekander went to Minneapolis yesterday for a brief isit with relatives. G. Anderson went to Atwater Thursday for a visit with August Broman and others. S. M. Nelson is visiting with friends and relatives in Spicer and New London this week. Gustaf Holmgren went to Kerk hoven Friday for a few days' visit with relatives and friends. Mrs. H. G. Meyer went to Litch field Friday for a few days' visit with friends and relatives. W. R. Burns of Omaha, Nebras ka, accompanied Chas. Branham to Litchfield Friday for a visit. Elliott Georgeson of Arctander, was a guest at the T. 0. Christian home south of town last week. Miss Marie Hanson returned to Minneapolis Monday, after a week's visit at her home in town of Dovre. Miss Hilda Ledell is home for a two weeks' vacation from her duties as teacher in the town of Harrison. Rev. J. N. Anderson went to St. Cloud Saturday tc conduct services there Sunday morning and evening. Mrs. Andrew Anderson returned home Thursday from a visit at the home of Chas. Chalberg in Kandi yohi. Miss Hattie Carlson enjoyed a visit over Sunday from her cousin, Miss Mayme Lundgren, of Cayuga, N. D. 0. Sletten went to Summit, S. D., last Thursday to spend some time visiting with relatives and friends. Mrs. J. P. Rodenbur, daughter Evelyn and sister, Margaret Cleary, went to the cities for a brief visit Thursday. Miss Evelyn Berkness was the guest of her grandfather, Ole Enckson, at Spicer a couple of days last week. Miss Amy Nelson returned to Pennock Monday after a few days' visit with her niece, Miss Augusta Carlberg. Mrs. Joseph Estrem and children, of New London, spent Sunday here at the home of Senator and Mrs. L. 0. Thorpe. Mrs. 1. Gronseth visited with Willmar friends Friday while on her way home to Kerkhoven from Gianite Falls. Rev. E. E. GymId went to Fin ley, N. D., last Friday on business connected with the Bethesda Or phans Home. Ray Burr has returned to Great Falls, Montana, where be will work as road clerk in the office of the G. N. superintendent. Mrs. Emil Ostlund and daughter Elenor came in from Mamre Mon day for a visit with Misses Annie and Marie Erlandson. Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Bryant were in Minneapolis a couple of days last week attending the auto show and visiting with friends. Miss Alma Odell went to Kerk hoven Friday for a visit with her sisters, Mrs. Ernest Ahlborn and Mrs. Chas. 0. Hedlund. Mrs. Chas. German and daughter Marvis and Mrs. Carl Carlson and daughter lone went to Minneapolis Friday for a few days' visit. G. Alvig went to Pennock Monday for a few days' visit. He was accompanied by his grand daughter, Borghild Aarhus. Mrs. Ole Rogan returned to her home at Whitehall, Wis., Monday, after a three weeks' visit at the home of her brother, C. A. Bak lund. Miss Amy Johnson was the guest of Miss Esther Swenson last Friday and Saturday. She was on her way home to Maynard from the Hamline University, where she is a student. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Carlin and daughter Gladys, who have been making Willmar their home for the past two years, left on Thursday for Chicago, where Mr. Carlin will find employment at his trade as station ary engineer. SWEDISH MILI TARY BANDCOM INGTO WILLMAR Arrangemmts Made For Appear ance of Royal Vendes Art. Reg. Band April 31. The Royal Crown Prince Hussar Regiment Band, the crack cavalry music corps of Sweden, will visit Willmar and appear in concert at Willmar on Friday, April 30. This assurance was received by local Swe dish Americans yesterday. On Fri day of last week a conference of local people was held, at which the guarantee necessary to secure a vis it of this musical organization was subscribed. Redwing and Willmar were rivals for the one open date left for the Northwest. The band Is on a furlough of two months and its engagements here are necessar ily limited. Willmar is the farthest western point that this organization will visit. The only points in Min nesota are the Twin Cities, Willmar, St. Peter and Duluth. The organization consists of twen tyfive nembers, all graduate musi cians and under the strictest mili tary discipline. They will be accom panied by Miss Hilma Mattson, a gifted soloist of note in Sweden, who has appeared with great suc cess at the Royal Opera House at Stockholm. The director of the band is John Ekblad, who enjoys the rank of a lieutenant. The band is the regimental mu sic corps of the Royal Vendes Artil lery Regiment of Sweden, and has maintained a continuous existence since the war in Germany, in which the regiment took part. It is no ted for its skill in regular concert work outside of its military duties. The instruments used are owned by the Swedish crown and are of the finest make, their beauty of tone, volume and sonority are said to be remarkable. The coming to Willmar of this organization will be the greatest musical event in the history of the city. It is expected that visitors will come from all surrounding cit ies and towns to attend the concert. A committee of ten citizens is now working out the plan of the dispo sition of the tickets and making the general arrangements and another committee of five has been appoint ed to arrange for a reception for the foreign guests at the Carlson hall after the concert. In later issues the Tribune will give further information regarding this coming event. Raymond News Will Continue. The Raymond News suspended publication last Friday. It was established in November, 1900, and has been the property of Frank E. Smith since June 6, 1902. In his farewell editorial Editor Smith ex presses regrets that he found it necessary to leave. A telephone message from Ray mond this morning stated that Mr. Smith has just sold out to two of Raymond's prominent business men, and that the News will con tinue as before. Mr. Smith will leave next week for Galloway, Becker county, a new town on the Soo road on the line between Glen wood and Thief River Falls, where he will continue in the newspaper business. Celebrates Anniversary. A jolly company of fourteen peo ple invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Geer Saturday evening to remind Mr. Geer that it was his birthday anniversary. As Mr. Geer is still on the far sunny side of the term of years allotted to man, he did not object much to be ing reminded, either, and it took him only a very short time to sur render the house to the self-invited guests. The evening was pleasant ly spent in various diversions, after which the ladies present served a tempting lunch. Before departing, the callers left a number of pre sents with Mr. Geer as mementos of the occasion. Goes to Salt Lake City. Chas. Branham has been visiting with friends and relatives here and in Litchfield the past week. The Fargo Morning Call, on which Mr. Branham lately has been working as advertising manager, has been sold to the Fargo Daily News, and he has now accepted a position as reporter on the Salt Lake City (Utah) Herald, the paper owned by the well known senator-millionaire mine owner, W. A. Clark. Charley will leave the latter part of the week for his new field of labor, and he will take with him the well wishes of a host of friends in Will mar and vicinity. He will not get into any trouble out there either, he says, for altho he believes in more-mon' he disapproves most strongly of Mormonism. W "^fr- f^J^f Y*"^S*?i* 4^^j"J^'»fjj3Kjf|i »-*:W:*flV?,H%,SS%l'F't* K'*8 *i ManMM'i New Egg Scheme. Jonas Monson enjoyed a visit be tween trains Saturday from I. P. Flaten of Granite Falls, C. B. An derson of Waconia, and A. O. Void of Maynard. Mr. Monson and the Tribune reporter also enjoyed a "true" story told by Mr. Flaten. He said that one day as he was busy in the barn he caught an impudent hen trying to roost in a manger. Whereupon he shooed her away with his cap. As she flew past him he thought he heard something drop, but the most diligent search revealed nothing, until he stuck his hand in his pocket, when, to his surprise he found a nice fresh egg in it, laid there by the irate fowl. Mr. Flaten said he had tried sever al times to repeat the experiment but without any success. He in sisted that this was the only case he had ever heard of where anybody had ever gotten ahead of the "shell game." He has not given up ex perimenting yet, and hopes to dis cover just what conditions are ne cessary to get a hen to repeat the performance ad infinitum, when he will go into the business on an ex tensive scale. The scheme will be for Mr. Flaten to stand on one side of a basket and shoo a hen over the basket, while the hired man stands on the other side and shoos her back, the performance being kept up till the hen has become exhaust ed. If the plan succeeds Mr. Flaten will undoubtedly in a few years be known as the egg king of the northwest. Ditch Gases Decided. Last Thursday Judge Qvale filed with Clerk of Court Ramsett the following decision in the cases of Ditch No. 27, town of Arctander: In the case of Ole 0. Boe the ap pellant rceovers $465 damages to lands in section 14, instead of $125 as awarded by the viewers. The assessment for benefit was re duced from $220 to $125. The* as sessment on section 11 was canceled and with this change the judgment of the assessment was confirmed. In the case of Martin Hanson En gen, the appellant recovers $372 for damages, instead of $75 as award ed by the viewers, in section 12. The assessment for benefits assessed by the viewers at $165 was canceled and annulled. In the case of H. E. Ekren, the appellant rceovers $410 damages to lands in Sec. 12, instead of $141 awarded by the viewers. Assessment of benefits of $88 canceled and an nulled. ELEMA, THE MISSION- ARY, HAS OT CITY Willmar has been abandoned as a field of special religious activity by the Upper Room Gospel brethren who for the past nine weeks have been conducting special services in the Fixen building on Third street. Sunday night was farewell night, and after a few explanatory re marks by Brother Elema of Chica go, who was the "moving spirit" of the meetings, all the rest of the brethren and sisters, including sis ter Lizzie who played the organ, prepared to depart for Browns Val ley, whither they had been instruct ed by revelation to go, as they had been moved nine weeks ago to come to Willmar. Their course here was not smooth. There was a good deal of disturbance at times, and toward the last the city authorities and the sheriff were obliged to attend the meetings regularly. On Tuesday evening of last week the gathering developed into a gen eral debate between Elema and the authorities, and it was at the conclusion of this that Elema decid ed to move. Incidentally, Brother Elema and Sister Elema stated that Willmar was not perfect by several notches. They had come to help improve it, but somehow they had been mis understood and consequently they had not succeeded in their mission. Departing from the usual custom of rebuking th* Irish and the Swedes, the Elemas inveighed heavily against the character, conduct, cus toms and morals of the Norwegians, setting aside every Wednesday night for this particular purpose. The fact that Wednesday or Nor wegian nights were the most quiet of the week did not seem to effect any change in their opinions, either. The Norwegians were IT and they got IT. Seriously speaking, tho Elema and his brethren might been sincere in their efforts thave do good by preaching, they employed means that were to say the least very un wise. Trying to convert men by heaping upon them vile names and personal abuse ought to be a thing of the past. It is a travesty on true religion, and must fail, be cause it has no virtue in it. Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Glarum went to St. Paul yesterday for a few days' visit. TEH YEARS AQO 44-7 $5,414 A "TOUGH" VILLAGE. WILiJVtA TRIBUNE VOLUME 15. WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1909. PRICE 5 CENTS. NUMBER 6. WILLMAR HAS BEEN "DRY" Eight Years tad Six Moatts of the Past Tea Years THE RECORD Tax Rate, mills P. Receipts $509,783 a nk Deposits $1454299 3*000 A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Peterson Fri day, March 12. Miss Katherine Larson returned home Sunday from Willmar, where she has been visiting with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ahlberg. She has also been visiting at the Bengtson home in New London. Alex, Sophus, Isabele and Norah Olson visited at the Larson home Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Anlin Otteson and family moved their household goods from the Eric Hanson farm, which they have been renting for a couple of years, to the Louis Mikkelson place. The Hanson farm has been taken charge of by Gudroph Hanson. Henry Larson went to Willmar Tuesday, where he has taken a po sition in the roundhouse. Olaf Knutson has hired out to Knut Olson for the coming summer. Adolph Wrolson, who has been working for Carl Thorson for some time, will leave for Canada next week. Miss Clara Nordlie from Belgrade visited at her home here over Sun day. Mrs. T. S. Thompson from George ville visited with her sister, Mrs. Ole Olson, a couple of days last week. Population Drunkenness No one in Willmar today openly advocates license unless he expects to directly profit from the receipts of the business or belongs to the "tough" element. Colfax, March 22.—The Colfax town board met with Edw. Larson last Saturday. A surprise was sprung on Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thompson by a num ber of young folks last Saturday evening. Everybody present re ports a good time. Henry Johnson, the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mads John son, had the misfortune of breaking one of his arms last Saturday. Henry was wiping the oil off the belt of the windmill when his coat got caught in one of the wheels. His arm first got out of joint and then was broke. He was taken to Belgrade to Dr. Ridgway. We hope the unfortunate boy will soon recover. Miss Regina Olson returned home Sunday from Rochester, where'she has had an operation for appendi citis. She is doing nicely, and we hope she will soon be welt enough to be among us again. Misses Dena and Mettie Quamme, who have been visiting with their sister, Mrs. Even Olson, for a couple of weeks, left for Sunburg Friday. Rev. T. 0. Tolo will conduct Eng lish services at the Crow River church next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock Erick Gulsvig visited at the home of Mickel Olson last Sunday. The Aurora Y. P. S. will meet at the Crow River church on Sunday, March 28. John Larson is at present working for Carl Thorson. The Ladies Aid society meets with Mrs. Johanes Qdland April 7. AS IT IS NOW 35-3 $11,828 5,000 A CLEAN CITY SILVER MEDAL CON TEST FRIDAY NKHT Five Willmar Matrons Will Con test in Oratory For a Dcm orest Silver Medal. Silver Medal Contest given under the auspices of the Womans Chris tian Temperance Union at Bond? Hall Friday evening, March 26, at 8 o'clock. Program. Welcome Song, Children's Chorus. Prayer, Rev. H. C. Buell. Vocal Solo, Miss Helen Sather. Contestant No. 1, "Prohibition Warriors, Form in Line," Mrs. J. A. English. Selection, Quartet. Contestant N. 2o, "One of the Fallen," Mrs. C. E. Oberg. Duet, Selected, Mrs. J. R. Peter son and Helen Sather. Contestant No. 3, "Where the fcilies Bloom," Mrs. B. L. Byam. Vofcl Duet, "Hope Beyond," Rev. Michaelson and Rev. Oberg. Contestant No. 4, "Old Soapy," Mrs. G. W. Johnson. Vocal Solo, Mrs. Emma Cairns. Contestant No. 5. "Arouse the Christian Conscience," Mrs. R. Ives. Vocal solo, Mrs. Frank Lewis. Piano Duet, Myrtle Miller and Marion Carlson. Decision of Judges. Reading, Mrs. J. H. Styles. Presentation of Medal and Souve nir. Admission, adults 15 cents child ren, 10 cents. Ordained Ministers. Ed Struxness and Rudolph Estrem were ordained to the ministry of the Lutheran Synod church last Sunday, the former at Milan and the latter at Fergus Falls. Both were at one time students at the Willmar Seminary, and are gradu ates of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and the Hamline Theological Seminary at Hamline, Minn. Rev. Strumess has been called to Mohall, N. D., and Rev. Estrem to Reeder, N. Their many Willmar friends join in wishing them success and Godspeed in their Service of the Master. Sekner Tallakson, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Tallakson, who live three miles east of town, will be ordained in June. He is also a for mer student and graduate of the Willnar Seminary. Mi. and Mrs. R. A. Dobson and daughter, Miss Lucy Dobson, vi sited with Willmar friends yester day between trains, while no their way from Atwater to their new home in Saskatchewan, Canada. Oc not forget to attend the pro gran to be given by the Seminary Athletic club at the Seminary this evenng. You will find it amply wortn your time and money. WANTED AT ONCE A cash offer for my equity in the Glarum Hotel and Feed Barn. The hotel has teen re-papered and cleaned from cellar to garre) and is in first class shape. Most of the furniture goes with the hotel. It is leased until December 1st, 1909 on satisfactory terms. A good chance for the right party to get a good hotel property cheap. Must sell at once because we ne4d the cash. J. EMIL NEL»ON, Will x%mr, "VW* "k.V V?* Wloglns Block Completed. By the first of April the J. H. Wiggins company expect to have their new building on Fifth street completed. The company will use the basement and the first story for their plumbing business and will rent out the second story, which consists of one 6-room and two 4 room flats. The basement, which is cement ed, and protected from ground waters by a special system of til ing, will be used for the machinery and for the storage of piping, and it also contains two Gurney's furn aces that will supply the hot water and heat needed. The ground floor is devoted to the show room, with an encased office in the center and a workshop in the rear. The show room is attractively furnished with all necessary store accessories, and two large plate glass windows admit an abundance of daylight. The flats are thoroly modern in every respect. They are conven iently arranged, and well lighted. Each bedroom is equipped with lav atory, and each flat has a bath equipped with tub, foot bath, toilet and a medicine cabinet. The din ing rooms are large and airy, light being admitted thru well planned skylights, and the pantries are so inviting that it would tempt even the most confirmed bachelor to get busy. The kitchens are supplied with laundry tub, sink, gas stove and built-in refrigerator, and every thing is arranged with a view of having everything ready at hand. The building will have its own gas plant, and gas will also be available for lighting as the fixtures will be of the combination kind. The east flat has a large bay window, and the other two flats each have a bal cony. The colors used in the fresco work are different in each flat, har monizing with green, blue and red respectively. Altho the building is fireproof, all floors, walls and ceilings being lined with asbestos paper, the com pany has installed an up-to-date fire hose on each floor. As a further protection, all the windows on the north side, next to the opera house, are equipped with metal shutters. The new structure will cost, when completed, about $15,000. It was built for the company by An drew Bjorsell. The Wiggins com pany is to be congratulated upon the enterprise which made this building possible. It stands as an other proof of progressiveness of Willmar's business people. CO-OPERATIVE STORE ORGANIZED AT SVEA The Svea Co-operative Mercantile company was organized at Svea last Thursday, with a capital of $25,00. Helge Nelson was elected president Martin Swenson, vice president James Mattson, secretary, and John E. Johnson, treasurer, and these gentlemen, together with Joseph Feifarek, constitute the board of directors. The company will build a store of its own or buy out Nel son Bros, of Svea. The movement for the establish ment of a co-operative store at Svea was started about a month ago by a number of farmers in White field, Roseland and Lake Lillian. They communicated with the Minnesota Right Relationship League, which during its three years existence assisted in the launching of 85 co-operative enter prises, and receiving favorable re ports regarding the store already established, they decided to go ahead and organize. The League was represented at the meeting Thursday by J. F. Jacobson and W. H. Van Horn of Minneapolis. They explained the object and aim of the league and as a result*the stock holders have decided to affiliate with it, tho they will elect their own manager. Thru a board of auditors composed of P. O. Nelson and. R. Rasmuson the stockholders will receive reports from time to time regarding the condition of the company. Tho the organizing capital is $25 000, so far only $10,000 has been offered for sale, in shares of $100 each. Of this number 84 have al ready been subscribed. C. C. Clayton enjoyed a visit over Sunday from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Clayton a sister, Miss Effie, and a brother, F. A. Clayton also Miss Sena Sorenson of Hancock. The Claytons were on their way from Hatfield to Rush City, where they will make their future home. Mrs. P. W. Hedman returned home Saturday morning from an extended visit in Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma. She was accompanied by her son, E. J. Hedman, formerly cashier here but now working for the company at Spokane. He will CITIZENS'SOCIAL MONDAY NIGHT Mr. W. L. Harris, of Minneapolis Will Make Address on Civic Improvement Subjects. Next Monday evening the Com mercial Club of Willmar will ten der a reception and social to all the business and professional men and all other public-spirited citizens who choose to come. The object of the meeting in the first place is to promote a better understanding and spirit of fellowship among our citizens along general lines for the pushing and up-building of the best interests of our city, and espe cially to discuss the matter of park and lake improvements. W. L. Harris of the New England Furni ture Company of Minneapolis, an authority on matters of civic im provements, has promised to be pre sent and will address the gathering on this subject. There will be brief remarks by local people and music will be furnished by the High School Orchestra. A light lunch will be served and a general good social time be had. It is hoped that none interested in the future welfare of the city will fail to be present. Remember, next Monday night, beginning o'clock, at the Carlson hall. at 8 Snot the Kaiser. The civil action brought by Wil liam Kemp, freight conductor, against Peter Freeberg was heard yesterday afternoon in justice court before Judge Forsberg, a change of venue having been taken from Judge Cramer's court, where the action was first brought. Freeberg was accused of having shot the Kaeisr—not the real one across the sea but the 8 months old bull ter rier bearing that name and the pro perty of Kemp. The shooting was admitted, but testimony was pro duced showing that Freeberg was acting under orders from tne Mayor and the Chief of Poilce, and that the dog was not as well behaved as he ought to have been. In fact, he had bitten some other animals, and had made several intimidating rushes against prominent Willmar ites. The jury which sat in the case deliberated only a very short time before returning a verdict for the defendant, and the owner of the departed canine pays for the costs and disbursements of the ac tion. Whltefleld News. Whitefield, March 22.—Mrs. Otto Lindquist visited at Hjalmar Nor strom's place Thursday. Peter Anderson of Willmar has been assisting his brother Nels An derson this week. Henry Swenson has hired out to August Johnson and will start work today. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Olson of Roseland spent Sunday at Ed Erick son's place. Nels Nelson and family spent Sunday at the H. B. Jacobson home. W. Englund and family visited at John Englund's home Sunday. John Monson is busy repairing the buildings on the O. H. Ekdahl farm. Emil Johnson visited with friends here Sunday. A. P. and J. P. Johnson, with their families, spent Sunday at Nels Anderson's place. Has Accepted State Agency. O. Jorgen Olson and J. F. Bran ton returned home Thursday from a two weeks' trip in North Dakota on insurance business. Mr. Olson has accepted the position of state agent for the Central Life Assur ance society, with headquarters at Fargo, and he left the first of the week for his new field of labor. The Tribunejoins Mr. Olson's many Willmar and Kandiyohi county friends in wishing him the best of success in his new capacity. Summer School lor Willmar. County Superintendent Fred erickson wishes us to announce that a term of summer school for teach ers will be held in Willmar early this summer. The dates and fur ther particulars will be announced later. Last Day For Filing. Next Saturday is the last day for the filing of applications for citi zenship to be heard the first day of the June term of court. So far Clerk of Court Ramsett reports ten applications. The Ladies Auxiliary of the A. 0. H. cleared about $85 from the sup per they served in the Carlson hall on St. Patricks' day. Financially the supper was the most successful ever served by the ladies, and that it was also a great success from a spend a week visiting with relatives culinary point of view the Tribune and friends here. I reporter is also ready to vouch for. MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. LOCA BREVITIES Mrs. Henry Hanscom went to Minneapolis yesterday for a visit at her parental home. Last Sunday Rev. Crawford Grays welcomed seven persons into church membership at the English M. E. church. An important meeting of the M. B. A. will be held tomorrow (Thursday) evening at the Carlson hall, and all members are requested to be present. August Norman is now working as special agent for the Central Life Assurance company, with territory in the northern part of the state. He will make his headquarters here. Lonductor L. J. Boudette had his right hand quite badly injured last Wednesday while unloading bag gage at Raymond, but he is able to be around and expects to have his injured member in commission again soon. Miss Helen Hoglund was ten dered a birthday surprise last Sat urday afternoon by about thirty of her friends. It was Miss Helen's ninth birthday, and the callers left with her a fine necklace and a large doll as mementos of the occasion. R. E. Jones of Kandiyohi was in Willmar on business Saturday. He lately returned from Eetherville, Iowa, after an absence of three months, and he is now busy prepar ing to take care of all the cement and tiling work entrusted to him. The Ladies Guild of St. Luke's church will give their first Lenten coffee for next week on Monday at the home of Mrs. W. J. Pinney. The second coffee will be on Thurs day at the home of Mrs. W. F. Gratz, under the auspices of Mes dames Gratz and A. Crosby. Willmar was defeated in her basket ball game with Olivia last Friday evening. Superior team work gained the victory for the vi sitors. The score was 21 to 8. The game was well attended, and altho the "other side" won, everybody went away well satisfied. W. D. Scott, general superin tendent Great Northern railway, passed thru here Friday in his pri vate car, on his general tour of in spection. While some improve ments are planned for the local sta tion during the coming year, Mr. Scott would not state their exact nature. Arrangements have been made to have M. T. Paulson, who travels in the interest of the Minnesota Total Abstinence society, speak in Will mar at the Lutheran Free church on the evening of Friday, April 2. The address will be in the Norweg ian language. There will be no ad mission fee, but a free-will offering will be taken up to defray inci dental expenses. P. H. Peterson and John A. John son, painters, have formed a part nership and will be known under the firm name of Peterson & John son. They are both well known cit izens of Willmar, and as they have had a good deal of experience in their line of work, they will no doubt get a liberal share of the paint business here. Now is the time to examine your seed corn. The best is none too good. Good seed ought to germi nate from 95 to 100 per cent. Corn that germinates from 80 to 90 per cent is sure to have a greater per centage that is weakened in vital ity. Test your corn early, and re member that good seed is the first and most important thing to con sider in planning for a good crop. A carload of Maxwell touring cars and roadsters arrived here the first of the week for Lars Halvor son, the local agent. Mr. Halvor son went to Minneapolis Saturday morning to transact business at the head office of the Maxwell company. He stated that the demand for the Maxwell cars is so brisk in this part of the country that he will probably have a second carload shipped in a short time. Miss Delia Sorenson enjoyed a visit a couple of days last week from her mother, Mrs. 0. C. F. Sorenson, of Kasson. While on her way to the depot Thursday from the P. C. Williams residence on Third street, Mrs. Sorenson had the misfortune of losing her gold watch, and up to the time of going to press it had not been returned. If found, it may be left at the Tri bune office for a reward. D. J. Ostlund returned to Radium Thursday after a few days' visit with relatives and friends in Pen nock and vicinity. Mr. Ostlund is Radium's buttermaker, and he feels very well satisffied with his position —tho the admitted he would be bet ter off if he could make radium in stead of butter, as butter at its strongest runs only about 30 cents per pound, while radium is listed at about a quarter of a million dol lars an ounce. While in town, Mr. Ostlund took time to pay the Tri bune a pleasant call.