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I Personal Mention.i Eben Lawson spent Sunday at New London. Miss Lina Gjems visited in Min neapolis Fnday. Mrs. Oliver Larson of Spicer vis ited Mrs. A. Adams Monday. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Odell were in Minneapolis Sunday and Monday. Miss Ellen Youngbeig enjoyed an outing at Green Lake Satuiday and Sunday. M. D. Manning attended the G. A. R. encampmenc at St. Paul last week. Miss Emily Halvorson of Norway Lake visited Willmar friends on Friday. 4fter a week's visit at Alexan dua, Walter Porter leturned home Monday Petei Berg was in Georgeville over Sunday, the guest of A. Chris topherson Attorney Sam Porter was in Litchfield on professional business Wednesday. Ralph Hornbeck came duwn fiom Morris to spend Sunday at his home in this city. Harley Se\ bold left Sunday even ing to tal-i his new position at Breckenridge. Daynor Thoralson, asst cashier of the Bank of Litchfield, was in Willmar Friday. Miss Martha Axness went to Dan verb Saturday to teach a teim of parochial school. Roy Landberg went to Brecken ridge Saturday to visit his brother. Edward Lundberg. Mrs. G. Vincent and son Russell are in Osakis, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Moore. Mrs. W. H. Nethaway will be hostess to the Eyelet club at her home Thuisday afternoon. Fred Larson of Towner, N. was the guest of Willmar relatives Wednesday and Thursday. L. R. Putman was here Saturday on his way to Morris, where he will remain several weeks. Miss Alice Berkness is at home from Two Haibors, where sne has been teaching the past year. Mrs. 0. Hildahl, who has"been the guest of Willmar friends left for Estevan, Canada, on Saturday. Mrs Stephen Olson of New Lon don visited with her daughtei, Nora Olson, a few days last week. Miss Emma Johnson went to Min neapolis Saturday to attend the summer school at the State univer sity. Mrs. C. E. Hornbeck had for her guest, Friday and Saturday, her cousin, Mrs. W. A. Shoemaker of St. Cloud. Misses Amy Strand and Sigrid Berg went to New London Satur day to spend a week at the A. E. Gynild home. W. Johnson returned home Friday from Starbuck after a visit at the home of his daughter, Mrs. August Lund. W. A. Stockwell. of Yankton, after spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry English, left for Superior Tuesday. Miss Ema Paulson, after a pleas ant three weeks' vacation spent at her home in Cottonwood, returned to Willmar Monday. Mrs. Andrew Larson and Miss Gertrude Tallman were at the Lar son summer home at Crescent Beach Monday and Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Ramsett and family will go to "Inwood cottage" at Crescent Beach next week for their summer's outing. Albin Carlson is attending the meeting of the State Pharmaceuti cal association at Tonka Bay Hotel, Minnetonka, this week. Mrs. George S. Stewart and daughters, Ruth and Helen, will join Supt. Stewart at Superior about the first of July. Frank Palm returned Friday evening from Oberlin, Ohio, where he is taking the four years' course at the College of Music. Mrs. William Parkins and daugh ter Cornelia arrived Tuesday morn ing from Whitefish, Montana, where they have been visiting Mrs. Park ins' daughter the past month. Hon. and Mrs. Elias Rachie went to Redwing Friday to attend the wedding of Mrs. Rachie's brother. Mrs. Rachie will remain for a month, the guest of relatives. Rev. Horatio Gates arrived from Chicago Friday evening, and after a three weeks' stay in Milwaukee and Chicago he returns to Willmar more in love with Minnesota than ever. Mrs. Annie T. Devendorfs, and grandson arrived from Los An geles, Cal. Tuesday. They will be guests of Mrs. Devendorfs brothers and sister, A. F. and J. F. Hanscom and Mrs. F. L. Smith. Mrs. Ole M. Johnson went to Minneapolis Saturday to join her' daughter, Emma, and fiom there they go to Calgary for a month's visit with Mrs. Johnson's son, Al bert C. Johnson. Mrs. Dwight Partello comes this week from Chicago for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McLaughlin, before leaving with Mr. Partello for an extensive trip abroad. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Skoog and Mr. and Mrs. John Carlson were among the Willmar people who attended the Gustafson-Engman wedding at Kandiyohi Saturday afternoon. Mr and Mrs. Saumel Poiter, Al bert Porter, Mr. and Mrs H. G. Meyer and Seymour Davids were wefk end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Ciosby at "Comfort Lodge", Crescent Beach. Hon A E Rice and Dean Woods went to Moms Sunday evening to confei with Supt Higbie, and to note the progress of the impiove mer.tss and repairs at the State Ex perimental iarm. LAST WEEK'S COOKING SCHOOL A SUCCESS The Cooking Class conducted by Miss MacDonald of the State Agri cultural school proved to be a very successful venture for the House keepers' Club, and the President and the members are highly grati fied at the educational and financial results. The attendance was fairly good considering the warmth of the weather, and the basement of the Synod church proved to be an ideal ly convenient place in which tu hold the demonstration. The club wishes to thank the trustees of the church for their kindness in giving its use for the purpose. Thanks are also due to the New London Milling Co to Messrs. Peterson & Wellin, and the Eddy Dairy farm for courtesies and donations. Also to Mr. Andrew Peterson for the use of the Vac-jac Fireless cooker dur ing the demonstration. The receipts from sale of tick ets and admission were $98.50 and as it was decided at the June meet ing of the club that the net pro ceeds be donated to the Willmar Red Cross society to assist in its work for the relief and cure of those afflicted with tuberculosis, the amount of $71.48 has been turned over to Mrs. Rice, treasurer of that society. A Happy Birthday Party. A pleasant gathering of friends, happy reminiscencing, beautiful flowers, pretty gifts and an appetiz ing luncheon combined to make a delightful afternoon on Friday for Mrs. E. J. Porter, and a group of her friends when her daughter, Mrs C. E. Hornbeck, entertained in honor of her birthday anniver sary. Peonies and carnations brightened the rooms and the din ing table was beautiful with a pro fusion of artistically arranged pan sies. For a June Bride. In honor of Miss Flossie Smith, a bride of the month, Misses Marion and Amy Hanscom entertained a group of girl friends last Tuesday evening. There were dainty stitch es taken for the honor guest and then a slipper hunt, the fates de creeing that the one finding the first slipper would be the next to wed A tempting menu was served on small tables made attractive with the season's flowers. Mrs. Ole Lundquist entertained Miss Johnson of Farwell, Minnesota over Sunday. The babv son of Dr. and Mrs. Harold E. Frost was christened William Wilcox Frost, at St. Luke's church last Sunday. BIG SANGERFEST AT WILLMAR United Scandinavian Singing So cieties to Give Concert July 14th. The greatest a of the season for this part of the state will take place at the Park Assembly auditorium at Willmar on. the evening of Thursday, July 14, when the Scandinavian Singing Societies of the Twin Cities will give a concert, the singers having accepted an invitation from the Paik Assembly to stop there on their way to Sioux Falls where the an nual Sangerfest of the United Scan dinavian Singers of the Northwest occurs July 15 and 16. The Great Northern will provide a special train foi the singers from the Twin cities and other eastern points, and the societies from Fargo, Crooks ton, Duluth, Superior and a number of other places will meet them at Willmar. These societies are all composed of trained glee clubs and there will be about 150 voices in the chorus at Willmar. They will be supported by a number of eminent soloists, and a fine orchestra will also accompany the singers. This will be one of the big days at Willmar during the summer, and it is expected that the event will attract people from a radius of more than a hundred miles. The concert will be given in the fine auditorium just completed for the Willmar Park Assembly. It is lo cated in a beautiful natural grove on the shores of Foot Lake, and has a seating capacity of more than 2500. Arrangements are being made for entertaining all visitors, and every lover of Scandinavian music will find it amply worth while to make an effort to be pres ent, for he will hear one of the fin est programs ever given in this section of the country. Tickets are 75 cents. Mail or ders should be sent to Secretary Park Assembly, Willmar, Minn. A Parcel Shower. Mrs. J. W. Kent gave a parcel shower Thursday evening for Miss Elvina Sorenson, whose marriage to Mr. Fred Sanborn of Paynesville, takes place today. Cupids', red hearts and clusters of red carna tions made a bright setting for the pleasing affair. Favors in the guessing contests were won by Mrs. Walter Fray, Miss Clara Peterson, Mrs. Kent and Mrs. Oscar Larson. The small tables on which the dainty refreshments were served, were decorated with carnations, the bride's place being designated by a large bouquet of these same beauti ful flowers. Assisting Mrs. Kent were Misses Amanda Larson, Esther Sorenbon, Clara Peterson and Ma tilda Bonde. Transfer Among R. R. Officials. Important changes in railroad circles have taken place here the past week. Supt. George S. Stew art has been promoted to the super intendency of the Superior division of the G. N. succeeding F. S. Elliott, who becomes Asst. Gen. Supt. at Spokane. J. A. MacKinnon of the Fergus Falls division comes to Will mar as superintendent of this divi sion. Falls and Breaks Hip. John Garwell Sr. fell from a platform at the G. N. ice houses on Monday and broke his hip. He was at once taken to the Willmar hospital and was found to be quite seriously injured. Dr. Harold Frost is attending him and reports his patient as comfortable as could be expected considering the nature of his injury. THE SIMONS STUDIO is equipped with good apparatus and the fastest lenses that money can buy, and with the latest in back-grounds and scenery. Their experience is back of every picture they make and that means good results whether it be wedding, children, fam ily or single pictures. They also make enlarge ments and take views of residences and farms. In their portraits they don't make the faces too dark on one side and you will find their work clear both in focus and highlights, with detail preserved in white dresses—something you have seen lost in the photographing of many a pretty dress. The finish is rich looking whether in brown or in black and white so you see, the the finished picture will be one to your entire satisfaction and a boost to the makers. Give them a call and inspect their work. THE SIMONS STUDIO Branch Galleries at O and RAYMOND. 3 0 1 Fift S WILLMAR, MINN. Telephone No. I VOLUME 16. 8 PAGES WILLMAR, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1910 PRICE 5 CENTS NUMBER 19. It becomes our sad duty this week to chronicle the death of Mary El len (Hudson), Stauffer wife of the old wellknown Burbank pioneer, John H. Stauffer, which occurred last Friday, June 17. The deceased had been seriously ill for some time, yet her death comes as a shock to BURBANK EARLY SETTLER DEAD MR AND MRS STAUFFER a large host of friends. She was a woman with the best traits of char acter and who was loved by all who knew her. Lhe was born in Ohio Nov. 11, 1845, and comes to Minne sota in the spring of 1865. She was united in wedlock with John H. Stauffer, who survives her, Jan 10, 1864. This union was blessed with eight children, of which five WEDDING IN RINGVILLE And Other News form Our Cor respondent There. Ringville, June 21—On last Sat urday at the home of Mr. and Mrs John Stenerson occurred one of the prettiest weddings of the season, when their daughter, Selma An dria, was united in marriage to Peter Olof Sonstegard. The ceremony took place at Crow River church, which was beautiful ly decorated for the occasion, at one o'clock sharp. To the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march the bridal party entered the church and were awaited at the altar by Rev. Tolo, who read the service and made some appropriate remarks both in English and Norwegian. Little Raymond and Stella Johnson carried smilax wreathed baskets filled with pansies. The bride was attended by Amanda Sonstegard as maid of honor and the groom by Alix Stenerson as best man. Hal da Stenerson and Alberta Gunder son acted as bridesmaids and Carl Graverson and Pete Halvorson as groomsmen. The bride was attired in a handsome gown of silvery green with drapery in the same color and trimmed with gold. She wore a veil and carried bride's ro ses and ferns. The maid of honor wore pale blue suisine silk and car ried pink carnations. The brides maids were attired in pale blue silk and carried carnations. The happy couple received the congratualtions under a canopy of green vines and streamers at the home of the bride, to which the wedding party had repaired from the church. The parlor was in green and white,the dining room in purple and white with pansies. A splendid wedding dinner was served to about 150 guests in a large tent on the lawn. The young people were the recipients of a large num ber of handsome and valuable pres ents, and will make their home with the groom's mother. We all join in wishing them much joy and happiness. The guests from a dist ance were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sonste gard from Sisseton, Olaus Sonste gard from Brooten, and Emma Somerville from Willmar. Ina Iverson retruned home from North Dakota last Saturday to re main at home for a time. Ben Sonstegard returned to Sisse ton last week, while his wife will remain for a visit with friends and relatives. Remember that the "Minerva" will hold the last debate of the sea son Saturady night when the ques tion will be "Resolved. That the Combination of wealth is a Benefit to the People." The speakers on the affirmative are C. Patthin, Olof Sonstegard and Hilda Amundson. Negative: Edw. Sonstegard, Dan Schulz and Carl Graverson. All should attend and make the last meeting a good one. County Commissioners to Meet. The County Commissioners will meet in special session at the court house Wednesday, June 29. The business to be transacted is the adoption of the final resolutions in the negotiation of a loan upon the county drainage bonds sold to the Union Investment Co. are now living: Mrs. Effie Pratt, Lewiston, Idaho, Samuel H. Stauf fer, of Burbank Frank, of Sisse ton, S. D., Mrs. Phoebe Bacon of Milaca and Elsie. Among the near relatives is a brother, Raleigh Hudson, of Seattle, Wash. The fu neral occurred yesterday (Tuesday) at Burbank. Rev. T. M. Findley conducted the services assisted by Rev. Court from New* London. A choir from New London furnished muscle. The earthly remains were consigned to their last resting place in tfie Burbank cemetery. The sur viving husband and members of the family have the profound sympa thy hi the community in their great loss CONVENTION A SUCCESS Epwdrth League Holds Interest ing Meeting at Kandiyoht Sw.M.E. Church. The Minneapolis District Ep worth League held its annual con vention at the Swedish M. E. church of Kandiyohi June 15 to 19. All of the meetings were well attended and decidedly interesting. Among t^heLplaces represented were Minne apolis, St Paul, Atwater,* Rosen dale, Belgrade, Colfax, Farwell, Lmdstrom, Red Wing, Litchfield, Stillwater, Trade Lake, Vasa and Willmar. The first evening was devoted to a reception to the dele gates at which Rev. Wm. Lundin of Minneapolis gave an interesting and inspiring talk on "En Vatten droppes Vandringar." Thursday morning was given to electing offi cers and appointing committees. The result of the election proved as follows: President, Rev. C. H. Sundstrom, of Minneapolis First V. P., Rev. Wm. Lundin of Min neapolis Second V. P., Miss Chris tine Peterson of Minneapolis Third V. P., Rev. Ludvig Pehrson, Vasa, Minn. Fourth V. P., Miss Ebba M. Norman, Minneapolis Secretary, Rev. A. F. Peterson, Stillwater Ju nior League President, Miss Ella Carlson, of St. Paul Committees on worship, on traveling expenses, on constitution and on resolutions were also appointed. On Thursday afternoon Rev. Lud vig Pehrson read a very instructive paper on the subject, "The Chris tian Life the Best Protection of the Young People," and Miss Ebba Norman, on "Young People's Bible Classes." Rev. A. G. Hultgren gave a talk on "My First Experience as a Methodist Preacher," depicting the hardships and trials, but also the rich blessings in connection with the early career of the Swedish Methodist church in Michigan. Prof. David Nyvall from Minne apolis delivered an enjoyable lec ture on "The Solution of the Young People's Problem," in which in his usual clear and for cible manner and with his excellent comparisons he pictured pride as the cause of all evil, and in which he advocated more humbleness among the young people of today. Rev. C. H. Sundstrom from Min neapolis also delivered an excellent lecture "America and the Bible." In this lecture he very impressive ly portrayed the sad neglect of the study of the Bible in America and the inevitable awful result whjch must follow unless something is done in this exceedingly important problem. Miss Rosine Widefelt of the Scan dinavian Home of Shelter of Min neapolis, gave an interesting talk on the "Dangers of the Large City," a subject with which the young people of the country ought to be more acquainted. The convention closed with the Friday evening service, after which the Young People's Society tend ered a farewell reception to the vis iting delegates and ministers. Saturday morning at 10:30 the mission meetings convened and con tinued over Sunday. These meet ings were inspiring and were well attended. EARLY WILLMAR RESIDENT DEAD And. B. Robbins, Formerly of of this Place, Answers Final Summons at Robbinsdale. Andrew B. Robbins, in early days a prominent business man of Will mar and later of Minneapolis, died on Thursday, June 16, at his home in Robbinsdale, with the develop ment of which place he had much to do. Mr. Robbins was widely known in business and political circles of the Northwest. He was ticket agent of the first depot in Minneapolis of the St. Paul & Paci fic railway, and later chief account ant, ticket agent and telegraph ope ator. Mr. Robbins brought the first regular train to Willmar when the road was extended to this place. In Willmar he became identified with the lumber, farm machinery and grain business. The Bank of Willmar was estab lished by him in 1879. One of the organizers of the First Presbyterian church, he was for many years Sunday School superintendent. Among the many pleasant memor ies of him is none pleasanter than that he was a friend of children and was dearly loved by them. In his busy life there was always time to work for the betterment of man kind. He was the youngest member of the Senate, repiesenting Kandiyohi county in that body when but 30 years ot age. From Willmar Mr. Robbins, hav ing become very actively engaged in the grain business, moved to Merriam Park and organized and became manager of the Northwest ern Elevator Company. In 1869 he was married to Adelaide Walker of Minneapolis, who still survives. Mr. Robbins leaves besides his wife, five daughters, two sisters and one brother, John S. Robbins, of this city. Home from Colorado on a Visit. Albert N. Gilbertson, who dur ing the past year has been an in structor irfthe stater-university .at Boulder, Colorado, arrived in Will mar Thursday for a few weeks' stay at his home in this city. He enjoyed his work in Colorado very much, and cannot say too much in praise of the scenery and people of that region. Mr. Gilbertson leaves about the middle of next month for Europe. He will go by the Canadian route, via Monntreal and Quebec. After a brief stay in England, principally in London and Rugby, he will pro ceed to Norway, where he will visit relatives and friends in and about Chtistiania, his ancestral home. Mr. Gilbertson was born in Ameri- *K**fQBranft ca and this is his first trip to "the old country." In the early autumn he may take a trip on the continent and see the Passion Play at Oberam mergau, South Germany. If he finds conditions favorable, he in tends to spend a year or more abroad studying at European Uni versities. He is a graduate of the Willmar High School and the Min nesota university. Fell Off the Roof. Nick Hagen, a farmer living in Colfax township, sustained serious injuries in a fall last Saturday. He was shingling the roof of his house when he slipped and fell to the ground. It was first thot that he had broken his back, but it was found that the injuries were not as serious as that, and he is now on the roaa to recovery. Miss Barbara Williams was elect ed president of the Willmar Dis trict E. Society at the meeting in Ortonville last week. A GOLDEN WEDDING IN TOWN OF MAMRE Mr. and Mrs. John P. Carlson, who live north of Pennock in Mam re township, celebrated the golden anniverarsy of their wedding day yesterday, in the presence of nearly all their children and descendants and a large number of neighbors and friends Monday afternoon. Mr. Carlson was presented with a gold headed cane with suitable inscription by the children, and Mrs. Carlson was given a gold ring, which the bridegroom of fifty years ago placed on the finger of his life companion in commemoration of the ceremony which occurred in the Adelof parsonage in Smaland, June 20. 1860. The happy principals of this clebration were also the recip ients of a number of other valuable presents, among which were $25 in gold coins. Very nearly the entire Mamrelund congregation, of which the Carlsons have been members since coming to Mamre in 1884 and a number of other neighbors and friends were guests on this occa sion. Rev. G. Peterson made an appropriate address and a splendid dinner was served. Johan Petter Carlson and Chris fine Joh'arisdotter were married at the place and time aforesaid, and came to America 1883. Their union has been blessed with ten children, five of whom are living. Their de scendants include also 31 grandchil dren and four great grand children. Miss Ruby Olson, who has been spending a couple of weeks at her home in Atwater, was the guest of her cousins, the Misses Sanderson last week, while enroute to Michi gan City, where she has a position. K. O. Axness of Solomon Lake enjoyed a visit last week from his brother, Ole Axness, of Rushford. OU certainly want the best value obtainable in the Summer Suit you buy at the price you in tend to pay. Here you have abso lute assurance of getting not only the best value in materials and workmanship but the smartest pat tern effects, as well as style that is correct in every detail of fashion. Let us show you especially the high-class, custom-tailored Hirsh•Wickwire Summer Suits at $20 to 27.50 Absolutely the BEST ready-made clothing in America. 1 7 E have taken all our cheap-grade clothing and bunched them in 3 lots—$6.98—$8.98— $10.98—among these lots we think you will find better bargains than anywhere else, and would like to have you come and look. ilWilO.fr THE YOUNG MEN'S STORE LOCAL BREVITIES Thursday, June 22 is market day in Litchfield. The food sale conducted by the la dies guild of St. Luke's church, has been discontinued for the summer. At the May meeting of the Board of Publishers of the Minnesota Dai ly, Maurice Jenness was elected president for 1910 and 1911. The Misses Alice and Cora Berk ness will be hostesses and Miss Flossie Smith the honor guest at a parcel shower at the Berkness home this evening. The physicians of Willmar are entertaining the Crow River Valley and Kandiyohi-Swift counties medi cal associations at the Elks rooms today. Ihe dinner will be served at the Saratoga cafe. Miss McDonald, who conducted the cooking demonstrations so suc cessfully last week, left for Min neapolis on Saturday. While in Willmar she was entertained at the home of Mrs. J. R. Petersen. Gen. Supt. W. D. Scott, and Gen. Master Mechanic, G. A. Bruce ar rived in Willmar Saturday morning from the west and after inspec ting the G. N. shops and surround ings left for the east on the fast mail. Mesdames James Sanderson and Anton Bakke entertained at a luncheon of twelve covers at the Sanderson home Thursday, in honor of Miss Ruby Olson of Atwater. Pink and white carnations centered the table. The Junior League and the "Win-one" Club of the Fisrt M. E. church will give an ice cream social on Friday evening, June 24. at the home of Nels Carlson on Fourth St., opposite Willmar hospital. Everybody cordially invited. Frank Adams, who was operated on for appendicitis soon after he finished his work at the U, returned to Willmar Friday evening feeling quite himself again. In company with his brother Charlie Adams he expects to leave soon for Bridger, Montana.* A. Leverty, of Minneapolis, gen eral foreman of telegraph repairs, and well known in Willmar railroad circles, was killed at Rothsay, Miim on Friday. ^TferLeverty was riding on a gasoline railway speeder* when he was struck by Winnipeg train No. 7 and instantly killed. A company of young ladies were charmingly entertained by Miss Flossie Smith at her home Satur day afternoon. Japanese decora tions made the dining room and table, where the dainty lunch was served, very attractive. Covers were placed for ten. Rev. D. B. Spencer went to River Falls Tuesday, to attend Commence ment exercises at the Normal school, where his son and daughter are members of the class of 1910. Mrs. Spencer will spend the sum mer in Northern Wisconsin and will not come to Willmar until the new manse is completed. Al. Palm, who has been running a passenger train from Garretson to Sioux City the past three months, spent Friday and Saturday with his family in this city and on Monday went back to his old run, which will enable him to be in Willmar a part of each week. A unique and pretty affair was the shower given by Miss Lillie Forsberg and Chancey Frye for Miss Myrtle Frye and George Jon icks at the C. N. Frye home last week. This time the groom to be came in for his share of the favors. Red and white hearts, streamers and bells decorated the rooms and an elaborate lunch was served. The Swedish parochial school will begin at the Bethel church base ment today, Wednesday, with Miss Emma Johnson, as teacher. The term will last six weeks, and the tuition is one dollar for the term. All parents of Swedish children are invited to enroll them as pupils, and thus bring to them some knowl edge of the language of their fore fathers. Wallace Martin left the first of the week for Hibbing, where he will work in the mechanical depart ment of the Oliver Mining com pany. Wallace graduated from the mechanical department of the state university this spring, and he had the distinction of being president of his class. He is a young man of exceptional abilities, and his many friends know he will make good in his chosen piofessiou. The lectures given at the Metho dist and Baptist churches last week by Miss Ruby Wheeler, a lecturer of experience and one who speaks understandingly of rescue work with which she has been connected for years, were well attended and found of much interest. Miss Wheeler presented the horrors of the "white slave traffic" most for cibly and convinced all who heard her that there is need of workers in stamping out this great evil.