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The basis of representation is
three delegates at large from each
county and one additional delegate
for each 10 votes or major fraction
thereof cast for George D. Haggard
for governor in 1908. Kandiyohi
is entitled to 15 delegates.
For the past three campaigns the
party has centered its efforts on the
legislature, and while the men in
a position to forecast the nature
of this campaign insist that the
chief effort this year will be along
the same lines, yet it is evident
that they will take advantage of
what they deem a favorable situa
tion for a strong gubernatorial
"It will be a banner year for
the Prohibition Party," said George
W. Higgens, the present chairman
of the state committee. The last
campaign in the face of the fiercest
opposition, we scored a net increase
in our legislative vote of over
21.000, and the men we elected
more than made good. Not only
did they secure a larger amount of
legislation of more important char
acter than either of the old parties
but they showed by an unbroken
record that they could be relied up
on as sane, safe and dependable leg
islators on every question that came
before that body."
"The Prohibitionists have suf
fered in the past on account of the
peculiar conditions that have exis
ted here as to Governor. The vot
ers have chosen a Democrat chief
executive at the same time they
have elected by large pluralities
a Republican state ticket. We
have suffered between the upper
and nether mill stove and our
gubernatorial candidate has re
ceived about a third of the support
given the rest of the ticket. This
year the conditions are apt to be
different. It is easily conceivable
that a good strong gubernatorial
campaign might put the vote for
governor abreast with or in the
lead of the general state, ticket."
When asked in relation to Coun
ty Option, Mr. Higgens said "The
Established Feb. 19,1893.
Published every Wednesday at 328—330 Benson Ave., Willmar, Minn., by Victor E. Law
son under the firm name of—
Prohibition State Convention
The Prohibition state conven
tion has been called to meet in the
city of Minneapolis on Friday,
July 1st, at 10 a. m. to nominate a
state ticket, elect a state central
committee, and transact other ap
propriate business.
[Entered December 5,1902, at Willmar, Minnesota, as second class matter, under act of
March 3, 1879.1
VICTOR E. LAWSON, Editor and Manager.
G. MEYER, Foreman of Printery. LUDVIG S. DALE, City Editor.
Address: Willmar, Minn.
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Prohibition Party stands and al
ways has stood for any legislation
that would enlarge the right of
the citizen to vote the saloon out
by localities or counties. Moreover,
we can say what no other organiza
tion can say—that we never sup
ported for election any candidate
that did not stand squarely and un
equivocally committed to that propo
sition. Yet we recognize that
neither local or county remedies
can cure a state wide sore. As
honest Abe Lincoln used to say
"We have constantly brought for
ward small cures for great sores
plasters too small to cover the
wound." In that category falls any
local or county remedy. We stand
for the prohibition of the manufac
ture and sale of intoxicating drinks.
Anything less than that is a tinker's
remedy and putters the job. We
believe the ultimate right is pres
ent wisdom and we will make our
fight for a dry state."
Roseland, June 13—Jennie Bergs
ma intends to leave the latter part
of the week to visit with relatives
and friends at Pease, Minn.
Rena Markus is helping her sis
ter, Mrs. Nanko Voss with her
Mrs. Grashuis from Clara City is
staying at C. Kokrs and will as
sist in taking care of Ida Kokrs
who is not improving any.
Abbie Damhof is keeping house
for her sister Mrs. H. J. Roelofs at
Prinsburg while Mr. and Mrs.
Roelofs are visiting relatives at
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Phare from
Willmar spent last Sunday here
with relatives.
K. Zuidema is on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Liepitz spent Sun
day afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Klaas Visser in Prinsburg.
Joe Skalak, Standly and Paul
Holechek have finished the big barn
which they have built for Nelson
in Whitefield and will now build a
barn for Isaac Gort.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dragt spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Lace and Embroidery
Bargains Like These
Few and Far Between
A large lot of Val. and Torchon
Laces and Embroideries, different
widths, and fine patterns in lengths
from 3 to 12 yards each, which
have formerly sold at 5 to 10 and
15 cents, to be sold for 2 to 5 cts.
as long as the lot lasts. Do not
miss this opportunity
The Ladies'Store
Willmar, Minn.
Lewis Johnson.
Colfax, June 13—Elmer Lund
berg of Wauhay, S. D.t came home
last Saturday.
A parcel shower was given in
honor of Ellen Kullander at S. G.
Jenson's last Saturday evening.
She received many nice presents.
A good time was had after which
all departed for their homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Miller and
baby Miss Mary Miller and Martin
Mattson of Murray county have
been visiting at the S. J. Carlson
home this past week. They re
turned home today.
All the young folks were enter
tained at the home of S. J. Carl
son's Sunday afternoon.
A very pretty wedding occured
at the S. C. Jenson home last
Wednesday when Miss Florence
Jensen was married to Mr. Seymour
Dahlberg. At 2 o'clock the cere
mony was performed, Rev. A. W.
Rock Island, 111., June 11, 1910.
The greatest event among Swed
ish-Americans yet transpired is the
great gathering held during the
past week at Augustana College,
when the fifty year jubilee, not only
of the college, but of the Swedish
Lutheran church of America has
been fittingly observed..
The fathers certainlv chose an
ideal spot for the permanent loca
tion of the first educational institu
tion of their church organization.
Overlooking the Missisippi river
where it is divided by the pictur
esque Rock island with its gover-
Organizer of synod and first president
of Augustana college.
ment arsenal and with the city of
Davenport on the Iowa side of the
river, Augustana college proudly
stands as a worthy monument to
Swedish-American culture in Amer
ica. The instiitution now comprise
a campus of about 42 acres of land
with six buildings on the same.
The visitor who has not been here
for some years notices a great im
provement in the surroundings.
The college buildings now face an
elegant boulevard, paved with as
phalt and handsomely layed out
with flower beds and shrubbery ex
tending from east to west to the
Ri£V. u. A. ANDREEN, Ph. D., R. N. O.
President Augustana College.
Moline city limits. Thirty-eighth
street which bounds the college
property to the east is now improv
ed and a car line built to extend up
over the hill to accomodate the pop
ulation of the new part of the city
being built there.
The population of the three cit
ies, wcich are bound together by
a system of street-car lines, now ex
ceeds a hundred thousand. That
,w,.. ^Unilnnlmr Trlfcujri*
Pure in
die can
Try it
Franklin of Salem officiating.
The bride wore a gown of cream
colored satin and carried white
roses and carnations. The groom
wore the usual suit of black. Mis
ses Irene Jensen, Ida Johnson and
Winnie Jensen acted as bridesmaids
and wore white silk and red and
white carnations. Messrs. Jessie
Larson, Elmer Kullander and Ed
die Larson acted as groomsmen.
After the ceremony about 175
guests partook of a delicious sup
per. They received many very nice
and valuable presents. They will
reside at New London and Mr. Dahl
berg will continue his job as mail
If you want your piano tuned
wait for Prof. Johnson he is an ex
pert. He will be here in July- and
August. Leave orders at A. L.
Nelson's music store or Peterson's
furniture Store. 15-4
Dr. C. E. Gerretson, dentist,
office in new Ruble block, Willmar.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There Is only
one way to cure deafness, and that is bv
constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused
by an inflamed condition of the mucous lin
ing of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube
is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely
closed, Deafness is the result, and unless the
inflammation can be taken out and this tube
restored to its normal condition, hearing will
be destroyed forever nine cases out often are
caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Fills lor constipation.
this population appreciates the fact
that thev have among them the cen
ter of Swedish American culture
in America is plainly evident on
the present occasion when large
numbers of the residences and the
business houses are decorated with
the colors of the college, and nun
dreds of homes have been opened to
help entertain the thousands of
guests from all over the country.
That more direct assistance is
given is proven by the generous
gifts that have come to the college,
among which $25,000 from Mr. Ca
ble and now a $100,000 memorial
library from the Denkman estate.
But of course the strength of Au
gustana is not the gifts of wealthy
men, but the devotion and willing
ness to sacrifice that has character
ized its people as a whole. %f\
The present festive occasion had
its beginning on Sunday, June 5,
with the baccalaureate sermon by
Dr. Andreen. A great wigwam
had been built to accomodate the
crowds that would attend the jubi
lee meetings. This auditorium is
about 60x200 feet in size with a
seating capacity of about 3,0001
On many occasions during the fest
ival it has proven too small to hold
the crowds that have assembled.
The interior has been finely decor
ated in the Swedish and American
colors and a huge pipe organ was
installed for the occasion. The
roof was built in sections, one over
lapping the other, with plenty of
air space between so that the air
could circulate freely. As one of
the gentlemen from Sweden re
marked in his speech, it was most
fitting tabernacle in which to cele
brate the pioneer period in a com
memorate way. In the evening it
is brilliantly illuminated with elec
tric lights, and over the entrances
are the name "Augustana" and
"1860-1910" in electric lights. The
college buildings were also bril
liantly illuminated every evening.
Sunday afternoon, June 5, there
were greetings to Augustana Col
lege from all the sister schools of
the synod, all the colleges being
renresented by their presidents—
Gustavus Adolphus, Bethany, Lu
ther, Upsala (New Jesery.) North
western, in a, Trinity,
Coeur d' Alene, North Star—with
a response from Dr. Andreen.
Monday was devoted to class ex
ercises by the graduates of the vari
ous departments of the college.
On Sunday evening the program
was given by pioneers of the Au
gustana Synod. Rev. Peter Beck
man, one of the pioneer pastors of
Kandiyohi county and who has or
ganized several of the present thriv
ing congregations there, was one of
the speakers.
Tuesday morning there occurred
the historical session, with Dr. C.
M. Esbjorn, a son of the pioneer
pastor, L. P. Esbjorn, presiding.
Thi3 was the first session at which
the writer was privileged to attend,
and it was a touching sight to see
Dr. Norelius take the two other old
gentlemen, Rev. Peters and John
Erlander, both very infirm with
age, and lead them out on the stage
and say, "Here are the remnants,
all that are alive of those who at
tended the meeting of the organiza
tion of the Synod." Bishop Von
Scheele, the official representative
of the Church of Sweden and of H.
M. KingGustafV, made an address
of particular interest. Tuesday af
ternoon "The Sons and Daughters"
of Augustana, were heard from.
At five o'clock Rector Magnifikus
Henrik Schuck of Uppsala Univer
sity delivered a very scholarly lec
ture in which he discussed, the pe
riod of Swedish history when the
old Morse religion and mythology
Fiftieth Anniversary of Augustana Colleg and Sw.
gave way to Christianity. It was
characteristic of the Swedish char
acter, he said, to remain true to
the old religion long after their
neighbors had been converted to
Christianity. Likewise the Re-
President of Synod.
formation was but slowly accepted
by the masses, but when it had won
them over they were the first to
come to its defense.
Tuesday evening the program
was dedicated to "Greater August
ana," and the chief speaker was
Gov. A. O. Eberhart of Minnesota.
The governor was given a tremend
ous ovation and made a very credit
able address, frequently using Swe
dish quotations to the delight of
the audience. The college boys
gave him rousing cheers at the
close of his speech. Rev. E. Ne
lander of Los Angeles made an elo
quent address in which he described
a vision he had seen of the great
Swedish-American Augustana uni
versity of fifty years hence. The
Wennerberg chorus sang both
American and Swedish national
songs and the oratorio chorus rend
ered "Landkjending". At the
close of the evening session the stu
dents and alumni about five hun
dred strong organized a torchlight
parade and with the college band
Lutheran Church of America, ^f
at its head serenaded members of
the faculty and friends of the
school, which led to much more
speechmaking, and few of the par
ticipants sought their beds before
the wee small hours of the morn
On Wednesday morning the offi
cial greetings were delivered. The
Swedish gentlemen appeared in
their full regalia and robes as did
a number of presidents of Ameri
can colleges who were present.
There was an imposing procession
from cable Hall to the Jubilee Hall.
Bishop Von Scheele delivered greet
ings from Sweden bound up in mag
,nificent portfolios, some written in
Swedish and others in Latin. Rec
tor Magnifikus Schuck likewise de
livered the official greetings from
the Universities of. Upsala and
Lund, and President Andreen made
the response in Latin. A large
number of American college and
KbiV. L. A. LJ. ~.
Vice President Augustana Synod.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary.
University representatives also
livered greetings.
In the atternoon a Denkman
memorial service was held, Rev. H.
L. Jacobs of Philadelphia making
the address. In the evening Presi
dent Andreen gave a reception at
Cable Hall and a number of college
alumni meetings and banquets were
On Thursday occurred the com
mencement when the graduates of
Augustana and others were given
Thursday afternoon, the Wenner
berg chorus gave a fine concert,
and no exercises were held in the
evening, which gave opportunity
for class and other gatherings of an
impromptu nature.
On Thursday evening the Synod
ical sermon was delivered by Dr.
Erik Norelius, and a festal ode was
read by the author, Dr. Ludvig
Holmes. The service was preceded
by the dedication of the jubilee
hall as a church.
On Friday the Synod listened to
the official message of its president
and appointed committees. Im
pressive services were held in the
evening, a number of addresses be
ing made.
Today was the jubilee festival of
the Synod, the greatest day of all.
In the morning high mass was cele
brated followed with the main ad
dress by Bishop Von Scheele. He
carried on this occasion his official
silver staff, which was rather an
unusal sight on American soil.
Only on one occasion previous has
this staff been used outside of the
diocese, and that was at Jerusalem
when the Lutheran church there
built by Emporer William of Ger
many, was dedicated. The bishop's
address was a profound effort on
the subject of the conflict in the
realm of religous thought.
In the afternoon, the entire syn
od, officials, college faculties, dis
tinguished visitors, clergymen and
lay delegates formed in procession
and marched to the jubilee hall. It
was an imposing sight. The entire
atternoon until nearly seven
o'clock was consumed in hearing
greetings from old Sweden in the
first place, represented by the
Bishop Von Scheele, Rev. Pehr
Pehrson of Gothenborg, and Rev.
Efr. Rang, of Stockholm, and from
nearly all the Lutheran synods of
America, represented by their offi
cial heads and otherwise. Speeches
were held in English, Swedish,
Norwegian, German and Latin, and
were of such absorbing interest that
most of the people remained in
their seats thruout the long session,
not noticing the lapse of time.
Tomorrow there will be Sunday
services with communion, and in
the afternoon ordination of eigh
teen theological candidates for the
ministry. The Synod will continue
President of Augustana College,
its work and expects to finish its
deliberations by next Thursday.
A special train will carry the
Minnesota delegation home next
Thursday night.
The fore going is a very meager
outline of the big events of this
gathering up to the time of writ
ing. The writer could not help
but regret that our home county
was not more generally represent
ed. There are hundreds of people
who have faithfully labored and
sacrificed in the upbuilding of the
great Augustana synod, and they
would have greatly enjoyed the
magnificent programs and been en
couraged and enthused in their
work by being present and rejoic
ing at this jubilee. Those present
from Kandiyohi county are Revs.
G. Peterson. B. E. Walters, Chr.
Swenson and Alexander Peterson
(the latter the new pastor-to-be at
Christine-Fridsborg pastorate) and
Messrs. Jonas Johnson, C. A. Lar
son, Aug. Lindblad and V. E. Law
The presence of the four able
Swedish gentlemen has added a
very interesting part to the pro
grams, and is a proof that the
work that has been done to perpet
uate Swedish culture on American
soil as a contribution to the up
building of American institutions
has won the recognition it deserves
in the old fatherland. As a mark
of good will King Gustaf has is
sued edict that in every one of the
seventeen hundred and fifty church
es of Sweden a collection shall be
taken up for the benefit of the
Swedish Emigrant home at New
York which is being supported by
the Augustana synod. This action
speaks louder than wordsjof the fact
that the people of Sweden are be
ginning to look at the efforts of
Swedish-Americans of America in
a different light than formerly.
The handsome library building
now under construction at August
ana so impressed Bishop Von
Scheele that he authorized the state
ment that he has willed that his en
tire library, considered one of the
finest private libraries in Sweden,
shall revert to the Augustana Col
lege after his death.
The Woman's Home and Mission
ary society of the Synod surprised
the officials last night by handing

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