Miss Dorothea Wheeler, of Fari
bault, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
E. W. McLaughlin. *.
Mrs. Jessie K. Moore is spending
the hoihdys with Minneapolis
fiiends and relatives.
Miss Elsie Norstedt went to New
London to attend the basket social
to be held in district No. 8.
Miss Mabel Flaten was in Will
mai Friday on her way home to
Granite Falls from Fargo, N. D.
Misb Frida Sherman returned to
Moia Thursday atter a visit here
with her sister, Mrs. R. A. Volk.
Senator L. 0. Thorpe returned
home Thursday from a few days
business trip to Winnipeg, Canada.
Mrs John Cross returned to St.
Paul Monday after a week's visit
with her sister, Mrs. C. H. Munson.
Good Morning, have you bought
your Red Cross Stamps yet? You
may get them at any of the leading
Gilbert Baklund left on Friday
morning for Tucson, Arizona, where
he will spend the winter at the Cop
per Creek mine.
Mrs. M. F. Downs and son Lawr
ence of Kandiyohi visited at tne
home of Thos. Downs a couple ot
days last week.
Dr. Gerretson has returned from
his trip and anyone wishing to see
him may find him in the office as
usual after this.
Mrs. L. A. Gaut is the guest of
relatives and friends atLuverne and
Magnolia She will return home af
ter the Holidays.
A. Adamson, of the I. I. Berg
farm, went to Mohne, 111., Friday
for a couple of weeks visit with
friends and relatives.
Atty. Elias Rachie left on Friday
for Clarkfield and Madison on mat
ters connected with the work of rhe
Anti Saloon league.
Alfred Jacobson, for some time
employed on the C. C. Birkeland
farm in Dovre, left on Saturday for
a couple of montho' visit at hn, par
ental home in Braham.
Mibs Bertha Baibden, teacher in
Dist. 48, went to Minneapolis Fri
day to spend her vacation with her
mother and other relatives and
Mrs. Inger Jacobson leturned to
Spicer Thursday after a visit heie
with hei daughter, Mrs JohnSogge
and her son, Dr Jacobs. Mrs.
Jacobson v\as on her way home from
Miss Maud Scott, for some time
pianist and vocal soloist at the
Olympia, resigned last week and
left on Saturday for Madison, S. D.
where she will spend the holidays
after which she will goto her home
at Yankton, S. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Keyes ar
rived from Ellendale, N. D. last
Wednesday for a visit with their
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs Walter DeLaHunt. They are
on their way to Winslow, Arizona,
where they will spend the winter
with their &on, who is transporta
tion inspectoi on the Santa Fe road
Allen McGovvan went down to
Willmar Monday to see Nevada play
ed by home talent of that city.
This is the play that was put on here
by Mis. Show alter the first of the
month and in which he took one
of the leading parts He says the
play was well rendered and that
Sivert Botnen is home from
Charlestovvn, N. D. for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs F. F. Paulson went
to St. Paul Friday for couple of
days pleasure trip.
All Fully Guaranteed by Us
they had a bumper house. It was
given there under the auspices of
the royal neighbors.—Swift Coun
William G. Russell has purchased
two lots at Kandiyohi station, with
the building formery used as a dog
power factory, and will fit up the
same for an up-to-date paint and
wall paper store. He expects to be
in readiness for the spring reason,
and will open up about the first of
March. Mr. Russell is an expert
painter and paper hanger himself
and will give satisfaction in his
Mr. and Mrs. Lidstone went to
the cities Saturday, returning on
the evening train.
Conductor Albeit Smith went to
Watertown Monday to take the
mixed run between Watertown and
Stenographer John E. Losleben
leaves for Superior Friday to spend
Christmas with his relatives. Mrs.
Losleben left last week.
Brakeman Hans N. Hanson is sick
in bed and has been for the last
week. He is getting along nicely
and will be around this week.
Relief Agent Mapes is at Maple
Plain this week acting as agent in
the place of Geo. Bolton who has
succeeded Agent Whittaker at
Herbert McDonald, who has been
chief clerk in the yard office has
been appointed night yard master
in Mr. Long's place, the latter be
ing employed in the terminal yards.
Trains are now running very reg
ularly, and nearl" all the Wnlmar
Division crews are working. This
week is a very busy one on account
of several snow plows being run
ahead of the passenger trains.
Brakeman James Weir is on a
vacation this week and he thinks it
will be the best week he will ever
have, as on Christmas day h«» gets
married at his home town in Wis
consin. He will take a short wed
ding trip to Chicago and will make
his home in Willmar. Weir has
been promoted to freight conductor,
and his friends wish him the best
Hurt in Collisslon.
Biakeman Pat H. Fahey had his
right leg severely cut below the
knee last Friday night when a head
on collision occurred between two
freights near Herman. He was
riding in the cab of the engine,
and received the injury mentioned
in striking something hard when
he jumped. He was brought to
Owing to the fact that the engi
neers in charge could see a long
ways the damage done to the
freight was very small.
Young People Wed.
Last Thursday evening occurred
the marriage of John E. Sjoquist,
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sjoquist,
and Esther Caroline Peterson of
Litchfield. The ceremony was pre
formed by Kev. G. Peterson at the
home of the bride's sister, Mrs.
Emil Mattson, in the presence of
onlv a few relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Sjoquist will be at
home after January 15th, at 519
Second street. The Tribune joins
the many friends of the contracting
oarties in wishing them a long and
happy man led life.
Kennedy'b Business College of St.
Cloud, Minn., teaches Shorthand,
Typewriting, Book-keeping, Eng
lish Language and Mathematics.
Write for particulars.
There is an advance in the prices of Elgin and
Waltham Watches but we bought our stock
before the advance, and we are selling
K//^\j/j them at the old prices.
We will sell you a
17 Jewel Elgin or
ment in a 20 year
filled case for the
low puce of
We will sell you a
17 Jewel Elgin or
Waltham in a 25
year filled case
for the low price
These Prices are for Cash Only
Call at our store and be convinced
ANDERSON BROS. & CO.,
2io Fourth street Jewelers & Opticians,
Store Open Evenings Commencing Dec. 6th
Willmar Division Fireman Meets
Death in Wreck of Winni
The Great Northern Winnipeg
flyer went into the ditch four mile3
south of Monticello Saturday night,
and George Hobrough, a Willmar
division fireman, was killed. The
wreck was caused by spreading rails,
and as the angle bars which holds
the rails together were missing the
the point where the wreck occurred
it is possible that ditching of the
train was not entirely accidental.
A general investigation is on, every
member of the train crew having
been ordered to Minneapolis to
give individual versions of the
wreck. Hobrough jumped, but the
engine toppled over to his side,
pinning him down, and he was in
The wreck again proved that the
Great Northern is in "luck". Altho
the second engine, the mail and
baggage cars, the smoker and the
day coaches left the track while the
tram was running at 45 miles an
hour only one man was killed and
one injured. There were more than
200 passengers aboard, a good many
of them being University students
on their way home to spend vaca
tion. They all turned out and help
ed the train men to rescue the mail
and express, and they also pushed
the cars left on the track out of
danger from the Are which started
in the cars which were ditched.
Dec. 20.—With best
wishes for a merry Christmas to all
readers of the Tribune.
Christmas festival will be held at
Lundby church on Saturday evening
this week, commencing at 6:30
Miss Helga Sorenson was in Will
mar last Friday and Saturday.
C. F. Anderson is sick with the
Jona? Johnson made a trip to
Kimball, Minn., last week.
Peter O. Skuttle is working for
J. O. Hagman.
A number from here attended
the entertainment and ribbon social
given at the school-house in Dist.
65 town of Arctander last Saturday
I Miss Agnes Johnson returned last
Saturday from an extended stay at
Langenburg, Canada. She was ac
companied by her brother Willie
Johnson who will visit for sometime
at his parental home here.
"Julotta" service will be held at
East Salem church on Christmas
morning at 5:30 o'clock.
Miss Helen Danielson returned to
her home at Hawley, Minn., last
Friday atfer a three weeks visit
with relatives and friends here.
Her cousin Evald Danielson accom
panied her home and will spend the
Christmas holidays there.
The Anders Rydin farm in section
13 of this town, formerly owned by
Peter Swenson has been rented to
Gunder O. Emberland for three
years. The Emberland family have
already taken possession.
Norway Lake, Dec. 20—There
will be a Christmas tree festival at
the Hauge church Monday evening,
Admission free to children 10cents
will be charged adults to help de
The funeral of the late L. A.
Mostue took place last Thursday.The
deceased came to this county from
Hedenmarken, Norway, in 1870 and
lived here ever since excepting a
I two years stay in Renville county.
JOBBPH MEDILL PATTERSON HARRIET FORD FREDERICK TOOMBS
VOLUME 15. WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1909 PRICE 5 CENTS NUMBER 45.
Adfcors of The Fourth Estate
DON'T FAIL TO READ THIS STORY
WHICH APPEARS THIS WEEK.
He leaves to mourn his death his
wife, five daughters Emma. Anna,
Augusta, Clara and Hilda, and two
sons, Arne and Car,l.
The funeral of the late Mrs.
Karin Stcnseth took place Friday.
All of her family have pessed away
before her, excepting her daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Moe of Will
mar attended the funeral of L. A.
A. A. Mostue of Sacred Heart at
tended the funeral of his brother,
L. A. Mostue.
The Sunday School class met at
the home of M. 0. Rustad last Sun
day to rehearse for the Christmas
The choir met at Gunder Swen
son's last Sunday night.
Arne Mostue and Jens Skaalerud
went to Spicer last Monday to put
in a supply of coal.
Services were conducted in the
East Norway Lake church last Sun
day by Rev. Sotendahl.
Rev. Johanson will conduct ser
vices at the Hauge's church Monday
Death Follows Accident.
Dr. C. E. Gerretson returned
home Monday from Milwaukee
where he has attended the funeral
of his mother, Mrs. D. Gerretson,
who died last Thursday. Death
came as a result of injuries received
in a collision which occurred about
six weeks ago between a street car
and an automobile in which Mrs.
Gerretson was riding. Mrs. Gerret
son was severely injured, but for a
while she rallied, and it was thought
that she would recover. A change
for the worse set in, however, and
death finally came to relieve the
sufferer. Mrs. Gerretson was born
in Phelps, Netherlands. Upon
coming to this country the family
lived for a number of years in
Waupun, Wis., but during the last
five years she lived with a son in
Milwaukee. She was about 72 years
of age at the time of death. She is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. G.
TeLinde, of Waupun, and four sons,
F. A., W. F., and R. W. of Mil
waukee, and Dr. C. E. Gerretson of
A. N. Gilbertson, now teaching
at the university of Colorado, sent
the Minneapolis Journal a headline
from a paper at Boulder, the uni
versity town, which recites that
the Governor of Minneapolis is
about to settle the switchmen's
strike. Mr. Gilbertson thinks it
worthy of more than passing com
Sam Anderson, the Spicer citizen,
was in [the city Monday on his way
to Cuba, where he will spend the
next three months.
The Virgil class took the monthly
quiz last Monday.
Ada Jorris was absent Monday on
account of illness.
Margaret Martin visited school
Tuesday with Jane Ross.
John Styles, who is home from
Macalester for the vacation, visited
a number of classes at school Mon
Lorin Hodgson gave currents
The boy's glee club practiced at
the High School Monday night.
The seniors took a test in Eng
lish IV Tuesday morning.
Florence Benson was absent from
school Friday afternoon of last
Hjalmar Swenson and Walter
Porter, who are at home from the
University, visited school Tuesday
A very interesting program will
be given Thursday morning at the
High School assembly room by
different members of the High
School. The program is as follows:
Birds' Christmas Carol, Winni
fred Sherwood Reading, Amy Nel
son Vocal duet, Martha Parson and
Constance Garngaard Quartet, by
Sharon Lodge Has Installation
and Banquet—Other Local
The installation of the new offi
cers of the local chapter,Royal Arch
Masons, took place at the Odd Fel
low's hall last Thursday evening,the
work being done by James Ridler of
St. Paul, Grand High Piiest of
Minnesota, and Giand Sciibe
Houghton of Minneapolis. A ban
quet was served by the wives of the
members of the R. A. M. and mem
bers of the Eastern Star. H. J.
Ramsett,who retned as high priest,
an office which he has held con
tinuously since 1895, when the local
chapter was organized, presided,
and besides giving reminiscences
he called on his successor in office,
Russell Spicer. P. C. Williams, the
visiting state officers and Rev,
The new officers of the local
chapter are: Russell Spicer, H. P.
I-^er Aspaas, King, Anton Bakke,
Scribe, E. C. Wellin, Captain of
Host Geo. W. Johnson, P. S. Chris.
Hanson, Captain C. Ackerman M,.
of 1st V. J. Taylor, M. of 2nd
V. A. F. Rogers, M. of 3rd. V., and
A. 0 Bryant, Sentinel.
OTHER LODGE ELECTIONS.
Knights of Pythias.
Atty. Chas. Johnson, C.
Henry Rice, V. A. F. Nordin,
Prelate J. J. Ekander, K. R. and
S H. J. Ramsett, M. E. E. C.
Wellin, M. A. Dr. A. F. Mantor,
I. G. F. E. Danielson, 0. G. Dr.
Manior was also elected trustee
for 3 years. James A. Wharton of
Duluth, who was editor of the one
time Argus from 1898 to 1901 when
he sold out to the Gazette, will
be present to install the new officers
Januaiy 3rd. Mr. Wharton
Grand V. C. of the state.
Schollin, outer watch financier,
Nora Elfstrum Mrs. A. F. Hans
corn, Receiver £and Mrs. Emily
Sfcaron Lodge A. F. and A.
J. F. Branton, W. E.
Wei in, S. W. F. W. Powell,
W., H. J. Ramsett, Treas H.
Hanson, Sec J. Branton, S D.
J. F. Millard, J. D., Samuel Gar
ver, S. S. Russell Spicer, S J.
I. O. O. F.
Peter Sorenson, N. G. A. O.
Forbserg, V. G., C. C. Selvig,
treasurer Samuel Osmundson, sec
A. O. U. W.
F. Smith. M. A. F. Hans
com, foreman P. Johnson, over
seer C. F. SDencer, Rec. Sec L.
A. Wold, receiver C. A. Nelson,
financier C. W. Odell, treasurer
Chris. Birkeland, inner watch, and
John Birkeland, outer watch.
Smith and Hanscom were elected
delegates to the state convention
in St. Paul in January, with Wold
and Nelson as alternates.
M. W. A.
A O. Forsberg, V. Oscar
Melbostad, W. A. C. C. Selvig,
banter N. B. Carlson, clerk C. C.
Clayton, Escort Martin Peterson,
Wafchman H. A. Ruud, sentry
Boaid of Managers, H. C. Larson,
J. Y. Kent and Oscar bettergren.
Oracle, Gladys Fray Vice Oracle,
Katberine Johnson Chancellor,
Nelhe Collier Recorder, Matilda
Bonjie Receiver, Ida Kent Mar
shal, Nellie Johnson Inner Sentry,
Lizzie Brohm -Outer Sentry, Etta
Barjelson and Manager, Jennie
Degree of Honor.
R')sie Baldwin, C. of H. Hannah
Hanson, L. of H. Mrs. W. H.
Netjieway, C. of Mrs. H. J.
Ransett, usher Mrs. William
Haacett, inner watch Mrs. August
Mrs. A. N. Lewis, W. M. P. C.
Williams, W. P. Mrs. Horatio
Gates, A. M. Mrs. Minnie Larson,
Sec N. P. Larson, treasurer Lilli
an Sanderson, conductress Mabel
Sanderson, Warder J. H. Taylor,
sentinel Florence Smith, Ada Mrs.
H. J. Ramsett, Ruth Mrs. F. A.
Rogers, Esther Mrs. A.H Sperry,
Martha Mrs. Geo. M. Winney,
Electa Ethel Smith, Organist Mrs.
Mary Brown. Chaplain Mrs. Made
line inton, Marshall Alice Smith,
Mrs. F. J. Bigham, N. Mrs.
H. B. Lidstone, V. G. H. J. Ram
sett, treasurer Mrs. A. 0. Forsberg,
Gave Birth to Triplets.
Triplets were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Anton Swenson last Thursday,
two girls and one boy. One of the
three was still-born and the other
two lived only a few minutes. The
little mortals, who had made such a
brief stay on earth, were laid a
vvay last Saturday all three in one
casket, which Undertaker Olson
says was the first time in his ex
perience of forty ears. The parents
have the sympathy of their friends
in the lo^s of their children. This is
the second instance on record where
triplets have been born in this
A baby girl was born to
Mrs. Henry Herman on
street last Friday.
E close of a very
busy season finds
us with many broken
lines of Men's Suits
and Overcoats. These
Suits a Overcoats
are he handsomest
and most popular gar
ments we had this
The Rev. David B. Spencer of
River Falls, Wis., will occupy the
pulpit morning and evening next
Sunday, and all friends of the
church are urged to come out to
hear him. He has been invited to
come by the pastoral committee who
lately made a trip to his home city.
He is considered an available man
to succeed to the pastorate made
vacant by the resignation of Rev.
The Christmas tree festival of
the Sunday School will take place
Monday evening at 7:30.
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL
Christmas Day there will be Holy
Communion at 7..SO a, m. second
celebration service and sermon at 11
a. m.. On Sunday, morning service
and sermon at 11:00. Sunday School
at 12 noon, and no evening service.
On Monday Christmas tree and Sun
day School festival at the chuich at
7 00 p. m.
NEW LON-DON NORW. LUTH.
The Christmas services will be con
ducted in the different churches as
follows* At New London Christmas
morning at 7 at the Nordland
church, Irving, Christmas morning
at ll:00 at the Gausdal church Sun
day forenoon at 10:30 am at
Spicer Sunday afternoon at 3:00.
Christmas tree festivals will be
held as follows: At Spicer, Monday
evening at Nordland Tuesday fore
noon at 10:30 at New London Tues-
December S Reductions
The kind of Clothes you appreciate being able to get at
LESS than established prices. The quality of
our Suits and Overcoats give particular
tone to this mid-winter event.
Sale in Force Thursday, Dec, 16-Ends Friday, Dec, 24
December has always been a record month with us,
and we hope to eclipse our previous records during
this sale if the attraction exerted by low prices and
splendid values will accomplish that end.
Great $15 Suit= Overcoat Sale!
HRISTMAS SERVICES IN THE
444444 VARIOUS CHURCHES
day evening at 7:30 and at Gausdal
Wednesday evening at 7:00. The
Nordland ladies aid will hold their
annual meeting Thursday, Dec. 30
with Mrs. Borsheim in Irving.
"Julotta" Christmas morning at
5:30 o'clock, topic, "No room for
Christ," Sunday school next Sunday
at 9:50 in the morning preaching
service at 11 o'clock a. m. Christ
mas tree in the evening at 7
Theo. J. Paulson, pastor.
Midweek services Thursday even
ing. Services Christmas day at
10:30 and services at St. Johns
church next Sunday at 11 o'clock.
Christmas tree festival in Willmar
church Monday and in St. Johns
church Tuesday evening.
Christmas morning services at
5:30, and at 7:30 in the evening.
Regular meeting on Sunday. Sunday
school at 2 and evening service at
7.30 No meeting in the afternoon.
Children's social en Tuesday even
ing, Dec. 28, at 7:30. A good pro
gram will be given by the children.
Admission 10c to help pay hall rent.
"Julotta" Christmas morning at
6:30 a. m. On evening of Christ-
(Contmued on last page)
E these reductions are most desired at this
tim of the year, we are only following our rule
to diminish our stock as early as possible to avoid the
chance of being forced to carry goods over into
N order to close out
these broken lots we
have taken the short
lines of 118.50 and
$20.00 Suits and Over
coats and placed them
together and we will
now offer them
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