PLAN O MOV
Commercial Club Discusses Ques
tion of Bringing Green Lake
Assembly to Willmar.
The regular December meeting
of the Willmar Commercial Club
called out quite a few of the mem
bers in spite of the cold weather.
The most important business con
sidered was a proposition to move
the Chautauqua equipment from
Green Lake to Willmar. The pro
position was made by Mr. Russell
Spicer, president of the Chautauqua
assembly, on behalf of this board.
The proposition is in short that
a new board be organized at Will
mar to take over the property and
continue the sessions of the Chau
tauqua at Willmar. The Chautau
qua at Green lake did pot receive
the patronage necessary to make it
a complete success, thifa largely due
to the poor train service and con
nections. It is proposed to ac
quire the Gilger property of eight
acies on Foot lake and move the
buildings from Green lake on to the
same Theie is a beautiful grove
here and about 2.00U feet ot lake
shore, and the same could be made
an ideal camping and picnic
park. The proposition is that the
property as soon as paid for shall
become the property of the city of
Willmar, the same as the Home
wood park was acquired. The sub
scribers who will contribute the
means will receive their money
with six per cent interest however,
before title passes to the city.
There seems to be no reason why a
properly conducted chautauqua at
Willmar could not be made a suc
cess. With the right Kind of pro
grams there is no doubt that large
crowds could be drawn to the nty.
The acquisition of the auditorium
would be a benefit to the city as
making possible the securing of
conventions and the housing of big
meetings of any kind at times when
the assembly were not in session.
The Green Lake Chautauqua
board claim to have assets to the
value of $5,700 and are willing to
turn over everything to a Willmar
board if the latter will assume the
debts amounting to #4,1)00. The
Gilger property including residence
and other buildings Can be acquired
for this purpose ior ipG.OOO. The
buildings may be removed in good
order to Willm ir, it is estimated, for
about a thousand dollais. It is
undeistood that the First ward peo
ple will come down handsomely in
subscriptions for the project. The
proposition was discussed quite at
length by a number of those present
at last nights meeting, and a mo
tion was carried favorable to the
project, which provided for a com
mittee of five members of the Club
to co-operate with the five resident
members of the Chautauqua in
carrying out the project. Presi
dent Wellin asked for time in which
to appoint this committee,
A communication was read from
the Federation of Commercial Clubs
relative to the holding of a conserv
ation congress in the state dur
ing the winter which would be in
the nature of a monster booster
meeting or institute. There is also
a proposition to put in demonstra
tion patches of intensified farming
near a number of Minnesota towns
in which matter the Federation will
be aided by the officials of the
State Agricultural College. It is
thot that the Willmar Club has
made such a reputation as a live
commercial body that Willmar will
be includud in this circuit of small
The publicity committee reported
that it is preparing a twenty-tour
page pamphlet setting forth the
advantages of Kandiyohi county to
settlers from the older states The
committee is desirous of secur
ing a number of duly authenticated
instances where the corn crop in
this county has exceeded fifty bush
els to the acre. Anyone having
any information which will aid the
committee in preparing the subject
matter of this pamphlet are urged
to mail the same to the committee
at once. The pamphlet will be
neatly printed and bound and the
first edition will comprise ten thous
and copies. It is then the purpose
of the committee acting with the
land agents of the county to adver
tise the advantages of the county in
a number of periodicals which
reach the farmers of Illinois and
I he following were duly elected
members of the Club at last night's
meeting: Fred W. Powell, P. C.
Williams, Selmer A. Berg and
There will be a special meeting
ofthejLadies Aid of First M. E.
church next Wednesday afternoon
Dec. 15 at the home of Mrs. G. W.
Jorris. Every member is earnestly
requested to be present.
There have been a number of in
quiries of late regarding whether
the local library will have a Swed
ish traveling library. We are in
formed that the library board has
applied to the state commission
for one, and that it will be sent
here just as soon as it is available.
The library now contains a fine
collection of new picture books,
and parents who wish to purchase
anything in this line for their
children will do well to look them
over. Two of the finest books are
an art edition of Hans Christian
Anderson's Fairy Tales, with illus
trations by Hans Tegner, and a
hook of Gnomes by Fred. E.
Weatherly, illustrated by Stuart
School Social Near Hawick.
Miss Lulu Hill, teacher in School
Dist. No. 92 near Hawick, writes
the Tribune that there will be a
basket social at her school on Sat
urday evening. Dec. 18. A very
fine program is being prepared by
the teacher and pupils. Everybody
is cordially invited to attend. The
program commences at 7:30.
Return From Wedding Trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Knutson re
turned to Willmar Saturday from
a short wedding trip to the cities.
Mrs. Knutson was Miss Bertha
Paskewitz, of Wabasso, and she be
came the wife of Mr. Knutson on
HWt'VJfctT* -"i -ilss^*
November 24th. Mr. and Mrs.
Knutson left for Wabasso on Mon
day, and they will return in a few
days to make this city their home.
Mr. Knutson has been employed
as transfer clerk for the Great
Northern here for about five years.
He has a good many friends here
and the Tribune joins these in wish
ing him and the lady of his choice
a long and happy wedded life.
Surprised By Her Friends.
About 15 lady friends of Mrs.
Thos. Murray gave her a surprise
party last Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Murray is just recovering
from a long siege of sickness, and
naturally she was very much
pleased to be remembered by her
friends. The callers presented the
guest of honor with a fine set of
draperies before departing. Re
freshments were served by Mrs. P.
E. Parson, who also planned the
Rev. G. Peterson was at New
London last Friday where he pre
sided at a special congregational
meeting of the Lebanon church.
A call was extended by that church
to Rev. Christian Swenson of St.
Miss Ingeborg Lien has accept
ed a position as saleslady at Benson
Bros. & Jorris, and Miss Helen
Sather is working in the same es
tablishment as fashier.
VOLUME 15. 12 PAGES-PART TWO WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1909 PRICE 5 CENTS NUMBER 43.
sage in Brief
President Taft's message in a
nutshell makes the following recom
mendations to Congress which has
Postpone any investigation of the
sugar import scandals in the New
York custom house.
Let the tariff alone until the new
tariff commission shall have finished
its investigations, which the presi
dent thinks will take two or three
Pass laws forbidding the issuance
of judicial injunctions without
notice in labor controversies.
Provide for the establishment
of a system of postal savings banks.
Provide for a ship subsidy.
Provide for publicity of political
contributions in elections of mem
bers of Congress.
Establish civil service pensions.
Provide for a higher rate of post
age on periodicals and magazines.
Provide a fund of $50,000 for the
suppression of the white slave
Provide for a commission to
evolve a plan to expedite legal
Ca You Remembe
What Christma Mean
When a Youngster
All right then, let's all pull together'and give everybody a rousing good
time this year. We are prepared as never before with Gifts for Old and
Young, both useful and otherwise.
One Thing We Promise This Year
more decidedly than ever, and that is to make your dollars go farther
than usual with our very moderate prices.
HERE'S WISHING EVERYBODY
procedure and mitigate the "law's
Provide for the construction of
an artificial island and fortification
in the entrance to Chesapeake bay.
Provide Jfor two battle-ships and
one repair ship for the navy.
Provide for the establishment of
an extensive naval base at Pearl
Establish a national bureau of
Grant statehood to Arizona and
Establish an appointive governor
ship and executive council for
Provide for civil control of the
light house board.
Provide for the celebration in
1913 of the semi-centennial of ne
Reimburse the depositors in the
defunct Freedman's Tiust & Sav
Consolidate the bureaus of manu
factures and statistics in the de
partment of commercs and labor.
Authorize a $73,075,620 issue of
Panama bonds to meet the deficit in
the executive department for the
curient fiscal year.
Make appropriations for the ex
penses of the Pan-American con
gress and participation in the Bel
Hawick to Have Creamery.
Oscar Thorson of Hawick made
a pleasant call at the Tribune office
this morning, being enroute for
home from a short visit at Atwater.
Mr. Thorson said that the people on
the Roseville prairie had the best
crop this year that he has ever
known them to have. He also said
that the Hawick skimming station
and the Irving creamery are about
to separate company, as the Hawick
farmers have organized an inde
pendent company. The long haul
of cream for a distance of seven
miles was a bad thing, especially in
LUTH. SYNOD CHURCH.
Next Sunday no services in the
morning. Sunday School at 10:30
a.m. English services at 7:30.
Services at the Solomon Lake
church 10:30 a. m. Sunday School.
Ihe members of the Vinje Ladies
Society will meet in the church
hasement tomorrow afternoon at 4
o'clock. The Sunday School chil
dren will meet in the church has
ment next Saturday at 2 p. m. The
Bible Class meets next Monday
evening at 8 o'clock.
UP CAMP GROUNDS
S. E. Jackson, president of the
Minnesota conference of the Sev
enth Day Adventists, was in the
city Friday looking over the
grounds which have been offered
the adventists for their convention
next June. He was very much
pleased with Homewood p»rk and
Sperryville, altho he thought the
place might prove a little small, as
they intend to put up at least 150
family tents besides the various
headquarters tents and the big as
The place where the convention
will be held will be chosen at a
meeting of the Elders of the
church to be held some time this
Mrs. Addie Harris, the widow
of Joseph D. Harris, one of the first
settlers of Harrison township, died
at the home of her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Mamie Harris, in Atwater,
yesterday morning, death following
an attack of pneumonia.
The funeral will be held tomor
row, Thursday, morning, services
begin conducted at the residence at
10:30 and at the Presbyterian
church at 11 o'clock.
Addie Parson Harris was bcrn
Jan. 21, 1835, and she was thus not
quite 75 years at the time of death.
In the spring of 1858 she came to
this county with her husband and
they located on the St. Johns town
site, which had been abandoned by
the original promoters. Mr. Har
ris and Amos Dodge had re-organ
ized the townsite proposition and
renamed it as Harrison, a name
that was later given to the town
ship. On March 4,1858, the Harri
son postoffice was established with
Mr. Harris as postmaster, and he
also opened a small store. Mr.
Harris was also the first town clerk
in the town which bears his name.
He died May 7, 1878, and his
wife then made her home with her
daughter, Mrs. Peter Burns, at
Kandiyohi. She is survived by a
brother, P. H. Parson, of Spicer,
one daughter, the one mentioned
above, and two sons, F. H. Harris
of Spicer, and Irving Harris of
Svea, Dec. 6.—Miss Clara John
son of Willmar visited Sunday at
the Freeberg home.
Miss Maggie Swenson visited at
her home Friday.
Walter Johnson returned to his
home in Cannon Falls last Tuesday.
J. Ed Nelson went to Dakota last
Tuesday on a business trip.
A few from Svea attended the
coffee social at the Hegstrom home
in Fahlun last Friday evening.
A delightful surprise was sprung
on Miss LiHie Nelson last Saturday
evening. Everybody had an enjoy
able time returning home in the
wee hours of the morning.
The teachers of district 55 are go
ing to have a rag-ball social at the
school house Saturday evening Dec.
11. A good program will be rend
ered, after which the sale of the
rag balls will commence. Girls are
requested to bring a ball of rags
containing their name and also to
bring lunch for two. Boys are re
quested to bring a neat sum of U.
S. currency. There will be booths
where confectionery will be sold.
Everybody come and enjoy a good
time. Creole Belle.
Gennessee Dec. 6.—Most every
one has been wishing for snow and
better roads the snow has come,
but chances are that the roads will
be worse than ever, on account of
the storm Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Narverud
went to Granite Falls Friday to
visit with friends and relatives for
a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Flygare and
family were visitors at the George
Enblom home last Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Behm and
children left on Friday for a week's
visit with relatives and friends in
Hunting and trapping is the order
of the day for the boys and the
young men in the vicinity.
Miss Emma Berg went to Kandi
yohi last Tuesday to do some dress
making for her sister, Mrs. C. W.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bartlett and
Mrs. C. D. Nelson visited at O, H,
Peterson's Friday evening.
Homer Chase and Alloys Branton
are busy cleaning rugs with their
new Ideal Vaccum Cleaner. Orders
for any work in this line may be
left with either party, and they
will be given prompt attention.
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