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
One dozen Elkjer' Sepia por
traits makes a dozen Xmas presents.
Miss Hattie Carlson was the guest
of Mrs. C. L. Howe in Maynard
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
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
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
Wm. H. Peterson, Secretary.
I Also Carry
a Full Line of
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
Harrison, Nov. 29.—Consider
able plowing was done in this vicin
ity last Friday and Saturday. This
is something rare at this time of
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
Choice Cigars in Boxes of 12, 25
Pagel's and Maier's young folks
called at the home of Albert Pagel
near Atwater, on Wednesday eve
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
F. J. Kragenbring hauled the
material last Saturday for bridge
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
Ghas. Kragenbring has built a
machine shed. The structure is of
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-
SELECTED FROM OUR
STOCK WILL PLEASE
Sparkling Cu Glas
We also have a very large assortment of Fine Leather
Goods, Toilet Articles, Imported and Domestic Perfumes
A. E Mossberg
ther-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Kohmeyer, of St. Cloud.,~^
George Herr is employed at Fred
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
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.
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.
season will depart for other points
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
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
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
Miss Clara Kloster left for Will
mar last Thursday after her Thanks
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
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
Mrs. L. Adams has been quite ill
suffering from an attack of pneu
monia. At this writing she is im
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
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
The Y. P. S. of Eagle Lake will
meet in the Grue school house on
Casper Erickson was in Willmar
Saturday to seek medical aid for
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
IT'S YOUR KIDNEYS.
Don't Mistake the Cause of Your
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.
What to give—where to buy—how much to pay—
are all questions that bother all of us just before
Why not settle all these questions this year by
giving the best Christmas gift possible—
A Nice Photograph
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
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.
two, thiee or five of the lights. A
reading lamp is also provided for
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
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
The upstairs hall light should be
controlled from the head of the
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
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
"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."
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
'(Equipped with Smokeless Device)]
the smoke problem was successfully
The Perfection Oil Heater is the
only heater equipped with this
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
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