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Your Wants
in the
Personal Mention.
Walter Englund spent Sunday at
Grove City.
Andrew B?orsell was in the cities
on business yesterday.
Peter Sorenson visited friends in
Rosendale over Sundav.
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Jonicks went
to Minneapolis Saturday noon.
Wm. Hengstler returned from
his trip East Saturday evening.
Peter Sorenson made a business
trip to the Twin Cities Tuesday.
Peter Chakeris made a business
trip to the Twin Cities on Monday.
Banker Henry Stene of Atwater
did business in the city last Satur
Mrs. August Holmberg visited
relatives and friends at Irving last
Miss Elizabeth McLaughlin left
Saturday for Fargo for a visit with
Miss Olive Landing of Glenwood
was the guest of Willmar friends
Mr. C. Storey of Chicago is
spending a few weeks at Spicer on
Green Lake.
Miss Fern Magnuson visited ov
er Sunday with Miss Mabel Lundin
of Pennock.
Nels Holm returned from Dassel
Tuesday noon after a short visit
with friends.
Erick Nelson made a business
trip to Dassel Tuesday returning
the same day.
Warren Oram and Axel Elfstrum
Jr., came up from Minneapolis
Sunday night.
Samuel Porter came in Monday
from a week-end visit at his cot
tage at Green Lake.
B. H. Chesley returned Monday
from Beardsley where he spent
Sunday with his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly and
children went to St. James, Minne
sota, for a short visit.
Mr. Blakmore Smith of Nash
ville, Tenn., is visiting his cousin,
A. R. Smith of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frye went to
Duluth last Thursday morning to
visit relatives and friends.
Miss Mayme Murray and mother
•of Kandiyohi went to Duluth Tues
day noon to spend the summer.
Misses Esther Swenson, Minnie
Peterson and Anna Ekdahl returned
from the cities Monday evening.
A. N. Gilbertson, of the faculty of
the "U" of Minnesota, came up to
Willmar Monday for a few weeks'
Austin F. Hanscom and sister
went to Spicer Monday to spend a
week at their cottage on Crescent
George Parkins, who has been
home to visit his parents, left
Tuesday morning for Whitefish,
Ernest Knight, who has been vis
iting Gerald Geer for the past two
weeks, returned to New London
Tuesday noon.
C. H. Rowell of Milwaukee,
Wis., is visiting his son, Tom
Rowell, manager of the Progress
Clothing Co.
Miss Rosa Madison returned to
Iher home in Minneapolis Tuesday
noon after a short visit with the
Misses Berkness.
Miss Clara Kloster of Spicer
visited a few days last week with
Mrs. Andrew Olson and returned
home on Saturday.
Mrs. G. A. Erickson and little
»on returned from South Shore, S.
D.. where they were the guests of
urelatives and friends.
Mrs. Anna Nelson, Hilda Holm
berg. Anna Strom, Huldah Moline
and Hazel Nelson visited at Kandi
yohi last Thursday atfernoon.
Miss Edna Brown, daughter of
Judge Brown of Minneapolis, re
turned to that place after a visit
•with Mrs. B. J. Branton over Sun
Joseph Broberg spent Sunday at
Kerkhoven. Mrs. Broberg accom
panied him and will remain at her
parental home there for another
D. C. Harrington, of Sioux Falls
and a former resident of Willmar,
stopped off from Saturday until
Sunday night enroute from Minnea
polis to his home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Olson re
turned Monday from Foley, Minn.,
where they have been visiting rela
tives. They also attended a Mis
sion meeting at Milaca.
Rev. Grays, former pastor of the
M. E. church, passed thru Willmar
Tuenday noon on his wav from his
home at Howard Lake to the Ep
worth League convention to be held
at Morris.
A Cordial Invitation for Old Set
tler's Day. Doings at Assem
bly Grounds next Tuesday.
The program for Old Settlers'
Day at Willmar appears on another
page. President Jonas G. Monson
asks the Tribune to extend a special
invitation to everybody to turn out
to make this gathering a notable
one. This invitation is heartily
seconded bv the Willmar people
who will provide the entertain
ment. Everybody is welcome.
President of the Kandiyohi County
Settlers' Association.
Every member of the Old Settler's
Association will he provided with
a card that will entitle them to a
free dinner at the eating pavilion
at the Assembly grounds. Mr.
Scheffer, the caterer, will be pre
pared to serve dinner to all who
wish it, but those not having cards
will be expected to pay for the
same. Be sure to look up the pro
gram so that you will know of the
At the June meeting of the Com
mercial Club last night, the routine
business was disposed of. Engi
neer J. A. Rowat was elected as a
member of the club. A committee
consisting of John Lundquist, J. A.
Rowat and C. K. Lund was appoint
ed to inspect the new flag pole to
be erected at the depot to ascertain
whether or not it complies with the
specifications as per contract, with
full power to act. The following
were appointed asasoecial commit
tee to assist in the entertainment
of the Old Settlers of Kandiyohi
County who will be the guests of
the club next Tuesday: Hon. L. 0.
Thorpe, John Williams, A. H. Sper
ry C. B. Carlson and J. B. Boyd.
NewLondonBids ThemFarewell.
The Jos. O. Estrem family are
moving from their New London
home to their summer cottage at
Eagle Lake today. They will prob
ably stay the larger part of the
summer at the lake pending the
completion of their home at Will
Last Monday night Mr. Estrem
and family together with Rev. and
Mrs. C. E. Nordberg were tendered
a farewell reception at New Lon
don, which affair took place at the
town hall in that village and was
arranged for by the New London
Commercial Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Estrem have been
residents of New London for a
period of over 18 years and it is
but natural tnat their leaving at
this time brings forth manv expres
sions of regret in the community to
which they have* been so long
identified. Rev. Nordberg have
been in charge of the Norwe
gian Lutheran churches at New
London. Irving and Ringviile for
four years, during which time he
has labored hard and successfully.
The pastor and his estimable wife
will be greatly missed in New Lon
don and the well wishes of their
many friends go with them. A
beautiful electric reading lamp was
given them as a remembrance from
the New London Commercial club.
To Mr. and Mrs. Estrem was
given a handsome upholstered rock
Licensed to Wed.
June 7—Ole H. Slinden, of Meek
er County to Helga Sophie Nelson
of Kings County, N. Y.
Nels A. Peterson to Rose Moster.
June 12—Russel E. Detviler,
Stevens Co., to Margaret Anna
Carl M. Wall, of Kanebec Co.,
to Laura Almeda Peterson.
Earl Clough to Eva Frances Fay.
June 13—Rudolph A. Holtberg
Stearns Co., to Minnie Miller.
George Elmer Johnson to Hanna
Marie Ryden.
John Williams went to the cities
Tuesday morning on lodge busi-
Ole L. Skutle. an old respected
resident of Willmar and Town of
Dovre, passed away at his home in
First Ward at one o'clock a. m.
Sunday, June 11, from an apoplec
tic stroke received about two
months ago, at the ripe old age of
81 years, 5 months and 1 day.
Ole Larson Skutle was born at
Norheim, Hardanger, Norway, Jan.
10, 1830. In about 1851 he was
married to Miss Elseber Fyxen, and
they settled on the old home farm
where they lived eight years.
Then they moved to Voss. The
first wife died, and Mr. Skutle
some time afterwards married Miss
Carrie Skutle, who survives him.
They came to America in 1870, lo
cating at Minneapolis. After three
years they returned to Norway,
where they purchased a small home.
However they were not contented
to remain there, but returned to
America in 1875. Mr. Skutle pur
chased an eighty of railroad land
in section 7 of Dovre and made this
his home. About fifteen years ago
he rented his farm and moved to
Willmar, where he has resided ever
Mr. Skutle was one of those
quiet natures of sterling character,
whose useful lives are most fully
appreciated by those who know
them best. He was a devout mem
ber of the Vikor church of the Nor
wegian Lutheran Synod, and was
one of the very first members and
has been an active member of the
same during the thirty-six years
since he joined. He is mourned
and his memory will be revered by
a large circle of friends.
He leaves a family consisting of
wife and five children. The latter
are Mrs. Martha Thorpe, wife of
Mr. M. 0, Thorpe of this city
Lars 0. Skutle of Minneapolis Her
man 0. Skutle, of Chicago Miss
Ellen Skutle of this citv and Ole
N. Skutle of Black River Falls.
The funeral was held today.
There were brief services at the
residence at 10:30. The funeral
cortege then proceeded to the Vi
kor church at Solomon Lake, where
services were held at one o'clock,
and the interment took place in the
church vard near by. All the chil
dren were present at the funeral
except Herman, who is a traveling
man and was unable to get here in
time. Rev. J. N. Andersen was
the officiating pastor.
The death of Abel Erickson, the
18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Aleck Erickson of Rutland, N. D.,
occurred last Saturday evening,
June 10 at the home of Chas. Odell
of this city. The bov had come
down for a visit and was apparent
ly well having just recovered from
an attack of rheumatic fever. He
was taken sick again Friday even
ing and died at 11 p. m., Saturday
from dilation of the heart. His
body was shipped to Rutland to be
buried. His mother is a sister of
Mrs. Chas. Odell.
Bethel Ladles' Social.
The Ladies' Society of the Swe
dish Lutheran church will meet in
the church basement tomorrow
(Thursday) afternoon. The follow
ing committee will serve refresh
ments: Mesdames N. O. Nelson,
Peter Nelson, Samuel Nelson, Solon
Benton, A. 0. Nordstrom and L.
M. Sorenson. Everybody cordially
After all the trouble and hard
work for a sewer system that has
been done, the bond issue has been
declared illegal by the legal author
ities back of the successful bidders
of the bonds, and the question will
again have to be submitted to the
voters of the city. The proceed
ings for these bonds were made un
der the advice of the former city
attorney, and the findings of the
bond company on three or four
counts are pretty severe jolts.
First the form of the ballot used
in the late election is held not to
conform with the provisions of the
city charter or the State law.
Second, it is held that the exact
amount of the bonds to be issued
must be stated on the ballot. It is
an improper delegation of power to
the city council to determine the
exact amount to be issued.
Third, the city charter vests the
power to issue bonds with the City
Council, and therefore it is a tech
nical error to authorize the Mayor
and City Clerk to issue such bonds
as provided in the ordinance voted
If the city wishes to go ahead and
push the sewer proposition a new
election will be required. The
company making the low bid is still
willing to take the bonds at the fig
ure named if the proceedings are
gone thru again in a manner that
will make the bonds perfectly legal
in execution.
Rev. Tolo of Crow River motored
to Willmar today.
Look Cor your copy of the Will
mar Park Assembly program.
Hon. Charles E. Johnson of Lake
Elizabeth attended the educational
meeting last Friday and incidental
ly made a call at the Tribune office.
Einar Broeren, Hugo Hoglund,
Hildar Hoglund, David Hoglund,
Paul Anderson and Henry Forsberg
spent last week at the Boyd Cottage
at Eagle Lake.
Miss Hannah Johnson, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. C. Johnson, re
turned Sunday morning from Bis
mark, N. D., where she finished a
ten months' term of school.
The following announcement will
be of interest to the Willmar
friends of the groom: Married at
Ogden. Utah, June 10th, Charles
Greenleaf Branham to Helen Harri
Friends in this county will be in
terested to learn of the birth of a
baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Benson of Crooks, S. D., June 9th.
Mrs. Benson was formerly Miss
Hannah Almen.
Rev. Cyrus Sullivan left for St.
Cloud today to continue his work as
Union S. S. missionary. He re
cently organized three more Sunday
Schools in Chippewa County, about
thirtv miles west of Willmar.
The Norwegian Lutheran Free Church of America
ought to feel perfectly at home at Willmar. Of the
fifteen annual meetings so far held, Willmar has en.
tertained four. There is something about the spirit
of the gatherings that seems to fit in so well at Will
mar. No higher compliment could be paid our city,
for this young church body is virile, strong in the faith
and progressive in the best sense. Willmar is always
glad to welcome the Free church gatherings, and its
citizens are unanimous in the hope that the present
meeting will be a pleasant one for the delegates and
prove to be another important milestone in the growth
and development of the church.
Personal and Otherwise
Emil Pearson of Lake Lillian
made the Tribune a call yesterday.'
Emil Christenson of Glenwood
visited friends in Willmar over
Miss Marguerite Stockwell left
last Friday morning for a visit at
Superior, Wis.
Walter Mclntyre of Waverly was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Benson over Sunday.
Miss Effie McLaird of Rochester,
Minn., is visiting with Mrs. J. D.
Parnell for a few days.
The Willmar Base Ball team went
to Kandiyohi Sunday and were de
feated by a score of 18 to 12.
Levi Lund, agent of the Farmer's
Elevator at Kandiyohi, made the
Tribune a call last evening.
Rev. Rj den of Svea left yester
day to attend the annual meeting of
the Swedish Lutheran Auguptana
Synod in session at Duluth.
Prof, and Mrs, John Loebeck of
Fargo arrived here Tuesday noon.
While here they -will be the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Lundquist.
Karl Covell, of Atwater, stopped
off at Willmar between trains on
his way to New England, N. D.,
where he will spend the summer.
Last Wednesday evening about
thirty friends were entertained at
the home of Miss Naomi Soderling
on Campbell Ave. The evening
was spent in playing games.
Luncheon was served at a late hour
on tables decorated with carnations
and roses.
Mrs. F. A. Rogers and daughters,
Winnie and Mabel and her mother,
Mrs. Smart, departed for Chis
holm, Minn., Monday noon to spend
a week there after which they will
go to their new home at Milan,
Washington, where Mr. Rogers has
a position with a lumber company.
News was received here Wednes
day morning that the marriage of
Miss Mabel Florence Williams to
Mr. Neil Frizell will take place on
Wednesday, June 28. at Saints
Cathedral, Spokane, Washington.
The bride formerly lived in Will
mar and is a niece of Mr. and Mrs.
John Williams of this city.
Children's Day at Pennock.
Pennock Presbyterian Children's
Day will be observed on the eigh
teenth of June at 10:45 a. m. in
stead of the regular preaching ser
vice. There will be speaking and
singing on the part of the children
and a short talk by the pastor.
The Pennock boys' band will lead
the music. All are cordially in
vited to attend. A special invita
tion is extended to the children.
Mrs. Frank Farnick entertained
a few of her neighbors Wednesday
Emil Thome of Nevis, Minn.,
came down for a visit at his old
home in New London Saturday.
Edmund Ives went to Water
town, S. D., Monday noon to work
in the round house at that place.
Mrs. Wm. Hengstler returned
Monday noon from Minneapolis,
where she was the guest of friends.
Martin Bloomquist and family
returned from Duluth Monday af
ter having spent a week at that
Misses Ruby and Ruth Olson came
up from Atwater Tuesday evening
to spend a few days at the Jas.
Sanderson home.
Among the many visitors at the
educational meeting Friday from a
distance were Mr. and Mrs. H. An
derson Lobnitz of East Lake Lil
Rev. Alex Peterson of the Chris
tine church in Lake Lillian was in
the city yesterday with the mem
bers of his confirmation class to
have a picture taken.
Mrs. Jerry English and son Ran
dall left last Saturday for a two
weeks' visit with relatives and
friends at their former home,
Yankton, N. D.
August E. Paulson and Wm.
Williams came in from Spicer Mon
day, having spent a couple of days
at the Joe Williams cottage on
Crescent Beach.
The spring term of school in Dis
trict No. 9, (Nest Lake) which has
been taught by Miss Evangeline
Lawson closed last week with a fine
little picnic on Thursdav.
Ida B. Egge returned Monday
from an extended trip in North Da
kota and Montana. She left the
same day for Minneapolis and later
will go to Cedar Falls. Iowa.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Swedish Mission church will meet
in the church basement Friday af
ternoon of this week. Refresh
ments will be served by Mrs. G.
Nord. All are cordially invited.
J. H. Taylor, one of the dispatch
ers in the Great Northern offices at
Willmar, will attend the Railroad
Dispatchers' Convention at Balti
more, Md., beginning on the 16th.
He will also visit Washington, D.
C, as aside trip.
Prof, and Mrs. G. Holmquist and
children and Miss Nora Abraham
son of Pelican Rapids, were in Will
mar Saturday on their way to As
bury for a visit. Mr. Holmauist
will teach the summer school in
Long Prairie this summer.
Mr. August Klagstad, an artist
of Marinette, Wis., has two paint
ings sujtable for altar pieces, on
exhibition at the Assembly grounds
during the annual meeting of the
Free church. Mr. Klagstad makes
a specialty of that class of work.
Mrs. Robert Sullivan and Mrs.
L. Van Dyke of Beaumont, Texas,
within 30 miles of the Gulf, are
making a few weeks' visit with
Rev. C. Sullivan, a son of Mrs. Sul
livan. Later they expect to visit a
daughter of Mrs. Sullivan at Hans
borough, N. D.
Mrs. J. D. Parnel) entertained at
a farewell party last Thursday even
ing for Mrs. H. G. Meyer. The
house was prettily decorated by
peonies furnished by the guests.
The guests departed for their sever
al homes after having spent a very
pleasant evening.
Additional Graduates.
Besides the pupils of the rural
schools of the county whose names
we published in our issue of May
24th as having graduated from the
eighth grade there are five more
who have passed the examinations
—Elsie Carlson of District 96. Ru
by Melin of District 58, Louisa Pe
derson and Helma Hanson of Dis
trict 24 and Thora Johnson, Dis).
The Tripolis Young Peoples So
ciety will hold their midsummer
festival on June 21st in the park by
the church. Program commences
at 2 o'clock p. m. as follows:
Recitation—Anthon Lundquist
Song—Male Quartet
Recitation—Walter Youngquist
Piano and Cornet Duet—Fred Heg
strom and Harold Walters
Recitation—Clarence Franzen
Piano Solo—Emil Lundquist
Vocal Duet—Hilda Holmberg
Samuel Nelson
Speech—Rev. G. Peterson
Song—Male Quartet
Supper will be served after the
program and refreshments will be
served thruout the afternoon and
evening. Everybody most cordial
ly invited to attend.
A beautiful June wedding was
that of Wednesday evening at the
home of Mrs. Dahlman in Mamre,
when her daughter Ida became the
bride of Mr. Albin Starleaf of Min
neapolis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels
Starleaf of Pennock.
To the soft strains of the Lohen
grin Bridal Chorus played by Joe
Franklin, the bridal party took
their places under an arch of wild
roses and foliage, where they were
met by Rev. Franklin, who read the
impressive marriage service. The
bride wore a handsome Empire
gown of crepe de [chine with yoke
of Persian knot lace and carried an
exquisite bouquet of cream and
pink roses. She was given in mar
riage by her sister Hannah, who
was prettily dressed in tan tussak
silk. Miss Mabel Linstrom was
maid of honor and her gown was a
handsome old rose foulard. The
groom was attended by Thore
Dahlman and Rudolph Starleaf.
After the ceremony and congrat
ulations an elaborate dinner was
served in the dining room which
was decorated in sea green and
white. Covers were placed for six
ty and peonies and carnations, made
an effective centerpiece. Miss
Lindberg assisted in entertaining
the guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Starleaf will be at
home after July 1st at 2525 Chicago
Ave., Minneapolis. Among those
from away who attended the wed
ding were Mrs. 0. Sather and
daughter, Helen of Minneapolis.
The Tribune this' week contains
the two first installments of a new
serial, "The Ring and the Man,"
which is one that will interest our
readers. After the prologue, the
scene of which is located in the
West and is rather realistic, the
story deals with a political strug
gle in the City of New York, il
lustrating the machination of the
modern political methods, and is
well worth reading both for the
sake of entertainment as well as for
the lessons it conveys.
Store Burglarlzd.
The Saint Paul Bargain Store was
broken into Tuesday night by burg
lars. They entered from the back
by removing a screen and breaking
a window. About $50 worth of
clothing was taken. The police
were notified immediately Wednes
day morning and it is hoped that
the thieves will be apprehended.
Mrs. Bertha Benson and family
greatly enjoyed a visit from a
daughter and sister, tyrs. Lee fig
ott, who came here last weeft from
Manston, Wis. The yisi{ was the
more interesting and happy as it
was the mother's first meeting since
the daughter was but a baby g\rl.
The story reads like a romance.
When the daughter was but a child
of three years, the mother, who
had become a widow, was com
pelled thru sickness and povertv to
place her three little babies in an
orphange. One of the children,
the daughter in question, was given
away bv the institution. The
mother had not realized the terms
of the contract. When she came
later to get her children, she was
denied information of this child's
whereabouts. Maqy years after
wards she learned of the girl's resi
dence in a place in Wisconsin.
The longing of the mother's heart
could not be controlled and she
went to see her daughter. On ar
rival she was denied meeting the
child. But thru the pity of a local
merchant, the child, a pretty smil
ing school girl, was pointed out to
her among the several pupils who
frolicked into the store. Recently
the daughter, who has had a fine
is now an accomplished young
woman and married, learned of her
real mother's where-abouts, some
thing she had almost despaired of
doing, and at once decided to come
to Willmar and see her. She left
last Saturday for .Wichita, Kansas,
to join her husband and there to
make her future home.
Hosts of Enthusiastic Mheros
DeUberaflDfl in Annul Session
at Wfllnar Assembly Park.
Thefifteenthannual meeting of
the Norwegian Free church is in
session at the Willmar Assembly
Park Auditorium. The meeting
opened yesterday with a sermon by
Rev. T. J. Moen of Bellingham,
Wash. There are about five-hun
dred delegates present from all
parts of the Northwest and the Pa
cific Coast, and more are arriving
by every train. The old leaders of
the church, Profs. Sverdrup and
Sven Oftedahl, are conspicuous by
their absence, but the vacancies
caused by the demise of these
giants, are filled with determined
and enthusiastic younger men, and
a hopeful and optimistic spirit per
vades the throng for the future.
The sessions are presidedover by
Rev. Paul Winther. the president
of the Church. He appointed the
following as a committee on cre
dentials: Rev. G. Norberg, Hamp
den, N. D., Rev. Jens Halvorsen.
Ashland Wis., and L. M. Gudal,
Students A. Gilseth and S. Melby
of Augsburg and Sivert Thompson
of Minneapolis were appointed tel
lers and Rev. M. Bjornson of New
Folden, Minn., as organist. Re
ports were then read, one following
the other in rapid succession, and
committees were appointed to pre
pare resolutions on, each to report
to the Church body for its action.
These reports will furnish the or
der of business to be transacted.
There were seven reports read, to
On Organization.
Augsbiu-g Seminary.
Foreign Missions.
Home Missions.
Oak Grove Lutheran Ladies
Seminary at Fargo/
6. Bethania College, Everett,
7. Bethesda Homes, at Willmar.
A. number, of carefully prepared
reports brought out the following
facts: Only about one-half of the
ministers had sent in parochial sta
tistics and their churches comprise
about 25,000 souls half of the min
isters of the Free church receive
less than $500 a year as salaries and
11 of them received less than $250
each1 during the past year. Rev.
C. A. Mundson of Nymore, Minn.,
had ordained P. Ellingsen of Walk
er on his own authority and this
act was resented in two different
The Madagascar missions had a
debt of $2,500 a year ago, but the
receipts for the past year, $15,192
.65, wiped out this debt and left
a balance of $2,260.09.
Twenty new congregations had
been organized in the Northwest.
There is a debt of $10,706.93 on
Augsburg seminary, Minneapolis,
and $14,500 a year will be needed
to run the school. Prof. G.' Sver
drup read a very encouraging re
port on the work at the school.
The following were appointed to
equalize the traveling expenses of
the ministers: Rev. L. O. Chris
tensen, La Crosse, Wis. Rev. B. J.
Land, Aneta, N. D. Rev. A. M
Arnson, Wegdahl, Minn.
Other committees appointed are
the following:
On nominations—Rev. C. S.
Wang. Rey. Q, N. Berg, Rev. E.
Aab, Rev. E. E. Gynild and Jens
Aune, Crookston, Minn.
On organization—Prof. A
land, Rev. O. L. Christensen
K. Knudson, Jonas Hetland
tin% Minn„ aid Thor Pederson,
Portland. N. D.
On the Madagascar Missions—
Rev. John Mattson, Rev. Christian
Jorgensen, Rev. M. Biornson,
Amund Ostmo, Grand Forks, and
John P. Olson. Crookston.
On Auesburg Seminary—Rev. M.
Rufsvold, Rev. E. O. Larson, Rev,
K. B. Birkeland, Olaf Skyberg.
Hills. Minn., and Erick Jakobson,
Granite Falls. Minn,
The subject for the doctrinal dis
cussion during the meeting is con
tained in Revs. 3:8. The introduc
tory paper will be given this after
noon by Rev. E. O. Larson of Eagle
Lake, and the discussion will be
continued thruout the meeting as
opportunity presents.
Tonight there will be sermons by
Rev. C. Yttrehus of Wildrose, N.
D., and Rev. C. Vang, of Rugby,
N. D., at the Lutheran Free church
down town.
Thursday evening there will be
held memorial services for the late
Prof. Sven Oftedahl, Rev. Kirkbak,
trz""*"zxsrii- stodB-asyrfsxrewill
the deceased Rev. J. H. Myre, of
Rollog, Wis., and for the lamented
missionary on the Island of Mada
gascar, Rev. J. B. Jerstad.
Sunday will be the greatest day
of all. In the forenoon from 9:00
to 10:00 communion .services will
be held, conducted by Revs. M. B.
The Farmers' elevator will handle
State Prison twine." -.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph. Dale re
turned from their trip to the coast
Saturday morning.
The W. C. T. U. will hold its
next meeting at the home of Mrs.
Hodgson on Tuesday, May 22.
Miss Jane C. Ross entertained the
"Jolly Six" at a farewell dinner
partv for Miss Winnie Rogers.
Arthur Ives left Monday noon for
St. Cloud to accept a position with
the Great Northern steam fitters.
Mr. E. O. Hammer of LitcnfieaJ
brot Rev. Michaelson back from
Litchfield Sunday evening in his
Conrad Christianson of Willmar.
a native of Norway, made applica
tion for his citizenship papers with
clerk of Court Ramsett last Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hendrickson
and little son arrived from Minne
apolis on Friday to attend the
Johnson-Monson wedding at Nest
Barbara Williams, who attended
the District Christian Endeavor
Convention at Howard Lake re
turned from that place last Sunday
Those desiring to obtain their
citizenship papers at the next term,
of court must make application for.
the same by the end of this month
with the clerk of court.
The delegates from the M. E
church to the Morris convention
were, Rev. and Mrs. Parmeter,
Miss Abbie Day,. Mrs. A. F. Radue
and D. V. Higgins.
Raymond Stansberry and Albert
Odell went to, Davis, S. D.. Sunday
night where they will have posi
tions as carpenter's helpersjfor the
Duluth Elevator Company.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Free Lutheran church at St. Johns JL *v3fe'
will have their annual picnic, €:f
Wednesday. June 21st, at the home
of H. H. Hanson. Everybody cor- t«&& 1
diallyinvited. ,- V»£££^£2»'
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hedmnisnd1rSNW'^y^
two boys arrived last Saturday ~?i$fcM
from Spokane for a visit with rela
tives and friends. They expect to -1
stay until after the Fourth, mak
ing several side-trips in the mean
Swedish parochial school bertm*
at the Bethel church basement last.
Monday morning with Walter Eng
land as instructor. All Swedish,
children are welcome. The tuition,
for six weeks is only one dollar for
each child,
Mrs. Emil Carlson and daughter
Judith, Mrs. Ole Lindahl and Mrs.
Andrew Lindahl returned to Min
neapolis Monday after visiting a*
few days with Mrs. Andrew Ray.
Amy Ray went with them back Ion
week's visit.
Among the graduates of the UnC
versity, those from Willmar are
Robert Oram and Axel Elfstrum.
Jr., from the Engineering depart
ment Walter Porter from-the Col
lege of Dentistry, and Maurice Jen
ness from the department of Law.
The special agent for the Con
necticut Cyclone & Storm Insur
ance Company was in this city ad
justing losses. It is represented,
here by Mr. F. G. Handy. He also*
wan in the towns of St. Johns, Kan-'
divohi and Raymond on. the same4
Mrs. Ole Hanson and daugMer
Ruth of New London were in Will
mar last Friday to visit her bus
band who is working on the new
government building here. Messrs.
Ole and Lars Hanson returned' with
her to spend Sunday at-home in»!
New London* •. \^j
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson and*
Mr. and Mrs. Hakan P. Ldfjgrenoft
Mamre leave today for Seattle,.
Wash,, via Minneapolis. The John
sons expect to remain there ,for
two or three months visiting with
their son Rueben. but the Lofgrena
expect to make a shorter visit..
Student J. R. Michaelson closed
a four weeks' term of Norwegian.?
school at the Roosevelt schoolhouse.
St. Johns, last Saturday. He had
an enrollment of 27 pupils. The
school at Willmar opens a week
from next Monday. Mr. Michael
son is a student from Augsburg
Seminary at Minneapolis and is a
nephew of Rev. M. B. Michaelson,
'.r 1
*. v
Mr. and Mrs Henry G. Meyer 1 dm I
took farewell of their Willnmr S
friends last Saturday, and left
th early Sunday train. Mrs. Mey4p *g$M
visit her old home at Liteh-r% &$***
field a couple of weeks after which
time they will settle down at Lake %ms
Elmo, where Mr. Meyer becomes i|gf
the cashier in the new bank estab- -.
lished there. The Meyers heve|#I~
made a large circle of friends at jfi
Willmar during their connection'?%^|W
with the Tribune staff here, who all

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