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G. & A. INS. CO.
HAS BIG YEAR The Oldest Farmers' Mutual Clo ses 29th Year With Good Increase ot Business. The report of the annual meeting of the Acton and Oennessee Farm el S' Mutual Fire Insurance Com pany, one of the very first farirer companies organized in the State of Minnesota, appears in the last is^te ot the Republican Press of Atwater. F. C. Peterson was re-elected treas urer for the company for a term of three years. The assessment levied for the ensuing year was 15 cents for each $100 of insurance. The company now has 1,471 policies in foice, carrying an insurance of $ J,259,100, a gain of 62 policies, carrying over $250,000, during the past year. Losses paid during the year amounted to $5,801.94 and the company has the handsome balance in the bank of $19,147.40 which en ables it to pay the losses incurred very promptly. This large amount of business was attended to during the past year at the low cost of $775 90 which includes all expenses incurred. The efficient secretary of this co-operative enterprise, that has proven so successful, is the old veteran, John G. Porter, of Gennes see township. LOCAL BREVITIES One dozen Elkjer' Sepia por traits makes a dozen Xmas presents. Miss Hattie Carlson was the guest of Mrs. C. L. Howe in Maynard over Sunday. Mrs. Akers of Atwater was the guest of Mrs. W. M. Chase a couple of das last week. Miss Grace Eldred came up from Dassel Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. A. C. Larson. The ads these days show that merchants are determined not to carry Christmas stocks over. Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Hanson and son Lyle went to Sioux Falls Friday for a few days visit with friends. Have your Xmas portraits made at the studio where prize-winning portraits are made. At Elkjers. 42f Miss Barbara Williams went to Minneapolis Thursday for a visit with Mrs. A. E. Duncan. She will also be the guest of Miss Allene Sherwood at Carleton college, Northfield, before returning home. A store's advertising is an un failing test of the store. The ther mometer does not more surely rec ord degrees of heat and cold than the store ad. records the degrees of enterprise and enthusiasm in store management. A town that is large enough and good enough for a man to earn a living in is good enough for him to buy his provisions in. If he does not think so, both he and his town would be better off if his tent were pitched on other prairies. The Atwater friends of Chester Johnson of Lake Elizabeth will re gret to learn that he is very ill from typhoid fever. Miss Augusta Pe terson, a nurse from St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul came up Tuesday evening to attend him.—Atwater Press. Mrs. E. M. Van Cleve returned to Minneapolis Thursday. She gave a very interesting talk on "Syria" at the meeting of the Mis sionary Society of the Presbyterian church the day before. Mrs. Van Cleve wat» the guest of Mrs. Wil liam Hengstler while here. A schoolteacher having instructed a pupil to purchase a grammar, the next day received a note thus worded from tr child's mother: "I do not desire for Lulu shall in gage in grammar, as I prefer her ingage in yuseful studies and can learn her how to spoke and write properly myself. I have went through two grammars and can't say as they did me no good. I pre fer her ingage in german and draw ing and vocal music on the peano." A Card of Thanks. We wish in this manner to thank all who so kindly assisted us in dedicating our new church. By order of Willmar Baptist Con gregation. Wm. H. Peterson, Secretary. I Also Carry a Full Line of Case Pipes. \s '**. "LUTF1SK" SUPPER. The ladies aid society of the Swedish Mission church will serve supper in the church basement, Friday evening of this week, com mencing at five o'clock, and contin uing throughout the evening. The menu will include "lutfisk," pota toes and gravy, meatballs, pickles, bread and butter, coffee and cake. Price, 25 cents for supper. Every body is cordialiy invited. Samuel Nelson enjoyed a visit last week from his sister, Mrs. J. E. Hedberg, who was on her way to Minneapolis from her home at Vista. Harrison, Nov. 29.—Consider able plowing was done in this vicin ity last Friday and Saturday. This is something rare at this time of the season. Misses Edna and Grace Berglund and Bertha Skoglund were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Dahl last Sunday. IS THE PLACE TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS SUPPLIES OF CANDIE S Fruits Nuts Choice Cigars in Boxes of 12, 25 and upwards. Pagel's and Maier's young folks And Other Good Things To Eat called at the home of Albert Pagel near Atwater, on Wednesday eve ning. M. L. Johnson and family of Atwater were guests at the formers parental home on Thursday. Several from here attended the funeral of Minnie Toensing of Grove City, which was held last Sunday. Interment was at the family burial lot in the cemetery at the German Lutheran church of Harrison. F. J. Kragenbring hauled the material last Saturday for bridge W$?L Send 4c and slip found in pound can. Calumet Received Highest Award World's Pure Food Exposition No. 2 across the dredge ditch. Robert Bergstrom of Atwater hauled several loads of salt to our burg Saturday, so consequently everything can be kept fresh. Work on county ditch No. 28 ceased last Thursday, the dredge be ing stored for winter quarters, a distance of three miles being accom plished. Ghas. Kragenbring has built a machine shed. The structure is of corrugated sheeting. Edwin Feig is at present working for Henry Mohr. Wonder if it is on a six years plan. Frank Wittie returned home on Friday, after a most enjoyable week's visit with his sister and bro- •-v-% 'V "***& *&i& A CHRISTMAS GIFT SELECTED FROM OUR STOCK WILL PLEASE Dainty Chin a Sparkling Cu Glas Handsom Pottery We also have a very large assortment of Fine Leather Goods, Toilet Articles, Imported and Domestic Perfumes A. E Mossberg DRUGGIST ther-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohmeyer, of St. Cloud.,~^ George Herr is employed at Fred Upheber. Ed. Miller arrived home from Braddock, N. D., the previous week. G. C. Kragenbring lost a five year old horse a short time ago. Death was due to colic. Aug. Behm was carpentering at Joseph Maier last week erecting a wood shed. Andrew Birkeland, and M. C. Gunderson, who have been working in this locality during the past Cheap and Big Can Baking Powderis Only Big in Size-Not1 in Satisfaction—Not in Economy A large can and a small cost does not make baking powder cheap— or even less expensive than Calumet—the high-quality, moderate-price kind. It certainly cannot make it as good. Don't judge baking powder ia this way—the real test—the proof of raising power, of evenness, uniformity, wholesomeness and deliciousness will be only in the baking. IALUMEfound BAKING POWDER a better baking powder than yon have ever used be fore. And we will leave it to your good judgment for proof. Buy a can today. Try it for any baking pur* pose* If the results are not better—if the baking is not lighter, more delicious, take it back and get your money. Calumet is medium in price—but great in satisfaction. Free—large handsome recipe book, illustrated io colon. Medium (Ml IG BAKING POrf** .CHICAGO season will depart for other points this week. Mr and Mrs. Emil Olson, had as their guests last Tuesday evening Mr. Olson's mother, Mrs. J. H. Olson and sister Miss Tillie and brother Harry. The social which was to have been held at Albert Barbers Tuesday was on a of unfavorable weather. At this writing the date is not known. Louis Dahl made a combined business and pleasure trip toSpicer -on-Green-Lake last Saturday. Miss Jane McRae of Spicer spent Thanksigving day at her parental home here. Felix. HSS^(§£N!^ "S££j Spicer on Green Lake, Dec. 6.— Last Thursday Tom Tait, Jack Hen derson, and Henry Martin re turned from their hunting trip bringing with them two deers apiece. Mr. Henderson also brought two wolves with him. J. J. Henderson, of Minneapolis, spent a couple of days with F. H. Harris last week. He left on Sat urday for the cities, accompanied by Mr. Harris, who will visit with friends there. Miss Clara Kloster left for Will mar last Thursday after her Thanks giving vacation. Miss Marie Martinson left last Tuesday for Pennock whpre she in tends to cook on a dredge boat. Miss Hattie Thompson was a Willmar visitor a couple of days last week. Mrs. Wm. Olson spent last week with Mrs. V. Olson residing west of New London. Rev. Nordberg of New London will conduct services in the Pres byterian church next Sunday after noon at 3 o'clock. Miss Minnie Thompson is assist ing Mi-s Lillie Haverley in dress making this week. Ole and Halvor Haverly left last Tuesday for a couple of weeks visit with relatives at Benanom, Wiscon sin. Mrs. L. Adams has been quite ill suffering from an attack of pneu monia. At this writing she is im proving slowly. Mrs. Augusta Rice came down from New London last Monday for a short visit with her brother Sam Anderson and family, letuming to Willmar on Tuesday. Leonard Rustad of Norway Lake, is attending school here, making his home with Rev. Johanson. Mrs. J. O. Pladson and Mrs. I. Ja cobson left last friday for Brexton, N. D. to visit with Rev. Halverson and family, as Mrs. Halversoon is reported to be quite ill. Miss Edith Parsons spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. P. Henderson. As gift buying days grow fewer, ad. reading should be increasingly helpful to you. Grue, Dec—6.—M. G. Gunder son of Harrison, Minn., arrived home on Saturday for a couple of days visit at his parental home here, and left on Monday for the Twin Gities on an extended stay. Gilbert Guttormson. who for some time has been working for Mrs. Erick Olson, left on last Thursday for Minneapolis and St. Paul on an extended visit with relatives and friends. Miss Minnie Erickson teacher in district 60 will give an entertain ment and "hox social" on Friday evening Dec. 17. Be sure and come a good program is expected. Re member the date, Dec. 17. Jno. Nygard is at present assist ing C. A. Olson with the chores. Mrs. Ida Johnson and daughter Marcella and sister Ragna, visited at Willmar last week. Chas. O. Sands from Willmar Seminary spent Sunday at home. Henry Peterson, a general black smith at Danvers, Minn., came home on Saturday for a short visit. Some of our young folks expect to attend the social at C. M. Ander son school house, district 33, next Friday evening, Dec. 10. Chas. Erickson bought a new DeLaval cream separator. A committee for the Christmas tree festival was elected last Sun day. The Y. P. S. of Eagle Lake will meet in the Grue school house on Dec. 29. Casper Erickson was in Willmar Saturday to seek medical aid for rheumatism. P£ ^CAfl£wQCHrro Hawick, Dec. 6.—Quite a severe storm passed through our burg Sun day. The thermometer went down to 20 below zero. Miss Julia Erickson and Mrs. Erick Erickson were home visiting with their parents over Sunday. The new Hawick creamery has elected officers and expects to get ready to put in a churn as soon as possible. The officers elected were: F. H. Smithson, president W. H. Jones, vice president O. B. Thor son, treasurer H. O. Hendricks, secretary and Sidney Jones and Oscar Osberg directors. L. T. Caldwell, our mail carrier, started over his route but could not go through Monday on account of the snow being drifted in piles. If you need any thing in Christ mas goods call on Hood Bros, they have an up-to-date line to select from at low prices. The Brotherhood of American Yeoman had their election of offi cers Saturday night. The officers elected were: Chas. Hood foreman Jos. Pelky, Master of Cerpmonies and Lillie Payne, Correspondent. The annual meeting of the North Star Telephone Co. will be held at Hawick on Dec. 11, 1909, at 2 o'clock p. m. Mrs. Matilda Newman is reported better, although «he is still at the hospital at St. Cloud. Hereafter the "R. F. D.," will be simply "R. D." The govern ment has issued orders that the use of the word "Free" be dropped and that the service be known as plain "Rural Delivery." The ser vice has become so general that there is no longer any need of using the "Free" part of the title.—Ex. The gift article you haven't been able to find yet may be advertised today. IT'S YOUR KIDNEYS. Don't Mistake the Cause of Your Troubles. Many people never suspect their kidneys. If suffering from a lame, weak or aching back they think that it is only a muscular weakness when urinary trouble sets in they think it will soon correct itself. .And so it is with all the other symtoms of kidney disorders. That is just where the danger lies. You must cure these troubles or tney may lead to diabetes or Bright's disease. The best remedy to use is Doan's Kidney Pills. It cures all ills which are caused by weak or dis eased kidneys. Residents of this vicinity are constantly testifying to permanent cures. John McShane, Benson, Minn says: "I was troubled with lum bago, caused by a cold settling in my kidneys. The pains in my back were so severe that I suffer ed acutely when stooping, my back was weak and at times I felt languid and tired. also had nervous headaches and was in a rundown condition. When I heard about Doan's Kidney Pills, I procured a box and after commencing their use soon felt better in every a Whenever I have a recurrence of the trouble, Doan's Pills give me relief." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States Remember the name—Doan's and take no other. mpwfRim&a The Best Xmas Gift Phone What to give—where to buy—how much to pay— are all questions that bother all of us just before Christmas. Why not settle all these questions this year by giving the best Christmas gift possible— A Nice Photograph of Yourself Photographs for Christmas are always in good taste. They are a lasting reminder of the giver, and are always appreciated by the recipient. But remember, they should be GOOD photographs. It always pays to go to an artistic photographer one who knows how to arrange the figure—hair —dress—pose, etc., so as to get the most perfect and natural expression. That we have the "know how" to obtain artistic photos, we will leave you to judge from the many samples of our work you can always see any time at this studio. Be sure to arrange for your sittings early—and not leave it till the last minute, or perhaps you and your friends will be disappointed. Wold & Simons HINTS FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTING It is no small ta=k even for a good engineei to anange the light ing of an ordinary six room house. Of course, when lighting is being considered and figuied on, such lit tle items as paint and wall paper make a great difference in the gen eral results. In a general way it is a good rule to use light tints for both paper and paint because they reflect the light and consequently it does not requiie so many lamps or so much electricity to properly light the house. Dark wall paper absorbs the light and should be avoided as it is impossile to get a good lighting effect with dark tints. In laying out the plans for the following rooms it is to be under stood that the walls and ceilings are tinted a light yellow or a light buff and that the wood work is only a shade or two darker. Porch light, located directly above the front door with switch in vestibule. An eight candle power lamp is sufficient. Reception room, two ornamental ceiling lamp fixtures for Tungsten 32 candle-power lamps controlled by button switch on thf reception room side of vestibule hall, and al so from the head of the stairs. This arrangement is most conven ient. Living room, planned for two lighting effects. Five light Tung sten ceiling fixtures controlled from point near reception room entracne. This fixture may be installed so that a push of the button throws on one, Russians Like Perfumery. The Russians are very good and lucrative customers to the makers of perfumery, for it flows likf* water as a spray in their apartments and in the little ornamental fountains that decorate their drawing rooms and state apartments, among the utmost luxury that pieAails in rare flowers and plants, especially in St. Peters burg during the long winter season. Smokeless Phone in two, thiee or five of the lights. A reading lamp is also provided for the table. Dining room is lighted with an ornamental pendant lamp hanging low from the ceiling. The lamp should be about forty candlepower, chain pull socket. Kitchen lighting is obtained from a single ceiling lamp switched on or off from wall near dining room entrance. Basement should always be con trolled from head of stairs with an indicating switch, enabling one to turn light on before going down stairs and to turn it out after re turning to the kitchen. In the modern home of today, where so many electrical appliances are used, it has become quite the fashion to install wall sockets for buch conveniences as the electric iron, fans, small motors, chafing dish, cookers, and other heating de vices. The upstairs hall light should be controlled from the head of the stairs. Bed room lighting should be con trolled from a point very near the entrance. Wall brackets are used, their position \ar.\ing with the style of furniture used. The bath room should be lighted with a wall lamp on each side of the mirror. Suitable wall sockets for such heating devices as the shaving mug, water heater, massage machine and luminous radiator to be provided. Small Tungsten lamps are suitable for all the up stairs lighting. Getting on In Years. "Oh!" gapped the beautiful woman as she fell back, clutching at her heart and permitting the telegram to flutter to the floor Her fashionable guests rushed for ward, crying: "What Is it? Has your husband met with an accident?" "No—no," she moaned. "It is from my son-in-law. I am a grandmother." —Chicago Record-Herald. Until science discovered a way to construct the Automatic Smokeless Device, and make it completely dependable, all oil heaters had one common great fault—smoke. With the advent of the Automatic Smokeless Device, and its practical application to the PERFECTION Oil Heater '(Equipped with Smokeless Device)] the smoke problem was successfully solved. The Perfection Oil Heater is the only heater equipped with this Automatic Smokeless Device which insures a steady, full-glowing heat, with the wick turned up as high as it will go, yv.thout a shred of smoke. Reverse the motion, turn the wick down—there's no odor. 1 he smokeless device automatically locks and prevents the upward movement of the wick beyond the proper exposure. That is the secret. This splendid result gives leadership to the Perfection. You may now have all the heat you want—when you want it—and where you want it—without the annoyance of smoke or odor. Brass font holds 4 quarts of oil, which permits a glowing heat for 9 hours. Brass wick tube—damper top—cool handle. Cleaned in a minute. The Perfection is beautifully finished in Nickel or Japan. Every Dealer Everywhere. If Not At Yours, Write for Descriptive Circular to the Nearest Agency of the STANDARD OIL COMPANY (Incorporated)