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tfi S! vi 'h vi '.^ ADVERTISE Your Wants in the TRIBUNE t*^ s^s?*^* Yesterday's election was a warm one. The Northwestern telephone interests with all its ramifications, including the active and fullest pos sible co-operation of the Great Northern Railway, worked early and late, only to go down to absolute and decisive defeat. They had a number of automobiles out, tearing around the streets from six o'clock in the morning until late at night, carry ing loads of voters to and from the railroad shops and State Farm, and in every way assisting in getting out a big vote to their own undoing. The railroad dead-headed in crews from along the lii.e to vote. On the other side there was no organized or sys tematic work done, and no rigs of any kind out. The people simply re fused to be carried off their feet by "hurrah" methods, or be dictated to by anybody, and voted their convic tions. TRUST TELEPHONES LOSE WILLMAR By Overwhelming Majority People of Yesterday's Election in Detail. Total vote cast and counted 158 In favor of telephone franchise. Against the franchise MAYOR—E. C. Wellin, Independent. John C. Forsfoerg, Socialist. TREASURER—C. W. Odell, Independent... 114 CLERK—Hans Gunderson, Independent 103 Carl E. Amenrud, Socialist 37 ASSESSOR—G. C. Haines, Independent 97 Martin Peterson, Socialist 50 CONSTABLES—Alf. Gilbertson, Independent. 0. J. Westgaard, Independent ._LL1J_:_. ALDERMEN—F. A. Larson, Independent... Hans T. Thostenson, Socialist A. A. Anderson, Independent. Hugh Campbell, Socialist G. A. Erickson, Independent. L. A. Tjosvold, Independent.. Martin A. Enger, Socialist. A. H. Brown, Independent. Peter Freeberg, Socialist. Willmar Declare For Inde pendent System, SOCIALISTTICKETPULLSLARGEVOTEnesotanotTicketstalthat Alderman Erickson is Re-Elected in Close Three-Cornered Battling Third Ward Fight I. T. Cramer was elected Justice in First Ward and- A. O. Forsberg in Second Ward. MRS. THOMAS RETIRES Local Anti-Tuberculosis Society Unites in Honoring Retiring President for Faithful Service. At the meeting of the Willmar An ti-tuberculosis society yesterday, the resignation of Mrs. G. E. Thomas, who has served the society as presi dent so ably since its organization, was accepted, and Mrs. H. C. Han sen was elected to fill the vacancy. The retiring president was presented with a bouquet of carnations and pink roses as a token of apprecia tion of the members of the society. The presentation Was made by Ma yor Wellin in a very neatlittle speech. The Thomas family expect shortly to move onto their farm west of the city. Bills for the current month to the amount of $35.00 were allowed. Mrs. L. 0. Thorpe reported some moie money received on her calen dar year, $4.25 thru Miss Amanda The treasurer, Mrs. Sophia Rice, reported the cash on hand to be about $360.00 Yesterday's Ejections. In the city election in Litchfield yesterday license was carried by 85. Last year the majority for license was 89. The Independent lays the result to a lack of organization among the dry element, while the wets have a perfect working ma chine. Benson went wet again by about 70 votes. Hutchinson remains dry by 28 majority. Waseca remains dry by 5 majority. The Republican and Democratic fusion in the city of Milwaukee head ed by Dr. J. A. Bading defeated Ma yor Emil Seidel, the socialist in cumbent by a total of 43,000 to 30, 000. Of the 33 aldermen 26 are fu sion and 7 socialists. There are four socialist hold-over aldermen. Mr. Seidel was elected in a three- in The socialists made a good show ing, electing an alderman in Fourth Ward and making veiy good runs in First and Second Wards, and came within 37 votes of electing the as sessor. This vote was of course, largely on local issues. The lesult of the election on al dermen resulted in a council that stands five to three on the telephone question, and after this decisive vote by the people there will be no dis position on the part of any alder man to hamper the new system in the installation. As the news spread of the victory of independent 'phones at Willmar .there was a rejoicing among the country people. Hereafter it will not be necessary to invoke the aid of "pulls" or "influence" and sigrt away rights to be admitted to Will mar. Every independent line owner in this part of the country will feel relieved to know that the one re maining citadel of the trust in this part of Minnesota has fallen. 234 128 103 153 73 2251165 159141 63| 19 134 80 76 68 782 524 240 96 55 .103 45 284 470 262 208 172 164 47 124 98 168 134 1391 136 59 97 502 495 189 "92 46 306 378 342 524 423 ,117 .101 85 69 36 145 120 94 68 16 123 91 32 86 74 49 ~12 70 92 22 pulled together on a "non-partisan" ticket. Seidel's votes this year show ed a great increase over what he re ceived before. Representative Critically III. The people of Kandiyohi county will be grieved to learn that their re presentative to the legislature, Hon. C. E. Johnson, is very seriously ill HON. CHAS. E. JOHNSON. with a cancerous affection of the ab domen. He was taken to Betbesda hospital at St. Paul where an op eration was performed by Dr. Lund holm last week. His condition is considered critical. The court" cases of the recent term of court were disposed of here this week. The Highstrom divorce case drew a number of Colfax people to Willmar Monday. The Seventh District Republican Committee meets at Willmar this af ternoon at the Commercial club rooms. Senator Odell is the mem ber for ^Kandiyohi county. cornered fight and in order to defeat |Thimell, and presented with a purse him this year the two old parties of $50. Peter Olson of Colfax is blessed with good neighbors. After a siege of sickness he was surprised March 23 by his friends headed by Emil THE LAST CALL Great Program Prepared for the S. S. Convention at St. Paul, April 9, 10, II. Mrs. M. S. Lamoreaux, of Chica go, has been added to the list of Sunday school specialists who will appear on the State Convention program. Mrs. Lamoreaux is a writer and lecturer, of rare ability. Many of our people know her thru her book, "The Unfolding Life." Do forge reduced rates are in effect on railroads in Min can be purchased at any time from April 5th to the 9th, and good to return up to and includ ing April 15th. Be sure to get a receipt when buying a ticket. The officers of the Minnesota Sun day School Association have given us the strongest and most helpful program ever offered to any state. Every Sunday school in this county should be represented by at least one delegate. If you have not done so elect your delegates next Sunday. St. Paul is ready to welcome the Sunday school hosts of Minnesota, and the County Secretary, Miss Jen nie Knudson, of Spicer, is very hope ful of having a delegation from Kan diyohi county. CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Council Chambers, Library Building, Willmar, Minn., Mar. 18, 1912. (3:00 o'clock p. m.) Adjourned meeting of the City Council. Mayor Wellin called the meeting to order. The following members of the council were pres ent on roll call: Mayor Wellin, Al dermen Frederickson, Johnson, An derson, Hedin, Erickson, Sperry, Dahlheim and Norman, 9: absent, none. City Attorney Stanford was also present. On motion the Council proceeded to consider bids for the construction of the Sewer System as advertised. Sealed bids of John H. Roberts, Brookings, S. D., for system com plete for $51,450 Edmund T. Sykes, Minneapolis, system complete for $51,905 John Keogh, St. Pet er, system complete for $53,240 Fraser & Danfroth, St. Paul, for system complete $49,490 G. S. Red mon, Pipestone, system complete for ^51,25Q.andL_L. W. Schruth, Fargo, system complete for $50,500, were opened and read. After reading the bids the Coun cil on motion adjourned to 7:30 p. m. on March 18, 1912. E. C. WELLIN, Mayor. Attest: HANS GUNDERSON, City Clerk. Council Chambers, Library Building, Willmar, Minn., Mar. 18, 1912. (7:30 o'clock p. m.) Adjourned meeting of the City Council with Mayor Wellin in the chair. The following members of the Council were present on TQII call: Mayor Wellin, Aldermen Frederick son, Johnson, Anderson, Hedin, Er ickson, Sperry, Dahlheim and Nor man, 9 absent, none. City Attor ney Stanford was also present. The sewer bids on file were, on motion, again taken up and consid ered. A number of citizens were pres ent. Doctor C. Johnson and Messrs. D. N. Tallman and Peter Bonde ad dressed the Council on the matter of sewer construction. Owing to the bids being too high for the funds available for the build ing of a Sewer System, it was mov ed to reject all bids and return the certified checks to the bidders. Un animously carried. On motion the Council adjourned. E. C. WELLIN, Mayor. Attest: HANS GUNDERSON, City Clerk. Council Chambers, Library Building, Willmar, Minn., Mar. 25, 1912. Regular meeting of the City Coun cil with Mayor Wellin in the chair. The following members of the Coun cil were present on roll call: Mayor Wellin, Aldermen Johnson, Ander son, Hedin, Erickson, Sperry, Dahl heim and Norman, 8 absent, Alder man Frederickson, 1. The minutes of the regular meet ing of March 11, 1912, and of the adjourned meetings of March 18, 1912, were read and the same were approved as read. The following bills were on motion referred to the Finance Committee: GENERAL FUND. L. A. Wold, judge of election.$ 9.55 J. C. Freese, judge of election 9.55 M. R. Simons, judge of elec tion 9.55 G. P. Karwand, clerk of elec tion .. 4.05 The Journal Publishing Co., publishing charter amend ment 26.67 Miller-Davis Prtg. Co., elec tion blanks 75 Water & Light Commission, lamps for Library building. 11.20 (Continued on page 8.) We expect large gatherings at all of these meetings and will say a "welcome" to all. CANDIDATES WERE HE David Morgan, Socialist, a William Lee, Progressive Re publican* at Willmar. Willmar was visited last week two candidates for governor. Friday, Rev. David Morgan, of Si Paul,the Socialist candidate for go ernor, was in the city, and addres ed a large audience at the Bonde Hal in the evening. Rev. Morgan haj charge of the Bethel hotel at St. Pa and is very earnest in his work a social reformer. His address Willmar pleased his audience. Mr. William E. Lee of Long Prai rie spent Thursday afternoon an Friday morning at Willmar. Th Willmar Tribune acknowledges friendly call from the Long Prairi progressive. Mr. Lee certainly out lines a program which should be ver satisfactory to the progressive elel HON. WILLIAM LEE. Of Long Prairie, Minn. inent of his party, and we feel cer tain that if there was a direct prim ary of the rank and file instead of a convention of politicians, and the issues were fully understood, Mr. Lee would have no difficulty in se curing the nomination.. ..... Mr. Lee wants it distinctlyTfndtsr"-' ftood that he i-s opposed to the liquor interests in politics. We spoke of the strong showing made in favor of Lobeck, and Mr. Lee promptly said that if he could not get the moral support of such men as Mr. Lobeck he certainly would not care for the nomination. "Where would I be with the liquor interests solidly arrayed against me, with the handicap of an unpopular national administration and then with Lobeck getting the good share of the best voters of the state." We agreed that the outlook would then be dubious. Mr. Lee is hopeful of uniting the better elements for the coming fight. *. His ideas of retrenchment of ex penses in state government and abol ishing of useless office-holders are very thoro-going. He believes that some of the state boards can be abol ished and sinecure offices cut off without injuring the public service. Mr. Lee is an ardent election re former. He believes in a corrupt practices act that will reach every body, whether a candidate or not, and he believes that the Kansas law should be adopted prohibiting all electioneering and buttonholing of voters after 12 o'clock midnight be fore the election day. Of course he favors the extension of primaries to state officers. Mr. Lee expects to come back to Kandiyohi county later, when the campaign opens in earnest, and the Willmar Tribune believes our people will be glad to meet him and learn to know more fully his sentiments on public questions. Pipe Organ Concert in Near Future. The Young People's Society qf the Synod church have been notified by the Kimball Piano Co. that their pipe organ is to be installed within the next two weeks, at which time a concert will be given under the direc tion of Prof. A. M. Shuey of Minne apolis. Miss Esther Hoglund was a charming hostess at a party given to a few of her young friends at her home on E. Becker Ave. Monday ev ening. The evening was spent most pleasantly in music, and dainty re freshments were served. The guests were the Misses Cora Osmundson, Ethel Carlson, Ethel Reed and Em ma T. Johnson. Reier Thorson of Lake Andrew visited with the Thrond Alvig fam ily at the Commercial Hote over Sunday. Mr. Thorson reported that the roads are in pretty good shape along most of the way. Those attending the' St. Cloud Normal arrived home today to spend their Easter vacation at their homes here. Swedish Mission Church. Easter is one of the]greatest holi days celebrated by the Christian church. We intend to make this day of special value to our friends with many interesting meetings, which are as follows: Early Resurrection, services at 6 o'clock, with special singing by the girls., Sunday school 9:30 a. m, •j' Morning service 10:30 a. m. The young people meet 6:30 p. m. The Sunday school will give an Easter program 7:30. ',•''. Licensed to Wed. Maijch 29—Ole J. Severade Miss Agnetta M. Leite. to Aprjl 1—Arthur G. Mullen to Miss Jessie* S. Galliford. April 2—J. Wm. Johnson to Miss Ellen/ A.' Anderson. I Swedish Baptist. Services next Sunday (Easter) morning at the usual time. In the evening a children's program will be given,/to which all are invited. LMAR HIGH WINS DEBATE HighiSchool Gets Decision Over Montevideo After a Spirit ed Contest. The High School debate, Willmar vs. Montevideo, at the Willmar opera house last Monday evening was a cljosely contested and in every way eqjoyable affair. The Willmar de baters were given the decision by a v|te of two to one. It is the first debate that has been held at Willmar for a number of years and a large and enthusiastic audience was presr ent. President Russell Spicer of the Board of Education presided. The exercises opened with a song by the High School Girls' Glee Club. Pres. Russell Spicer then announced the question for the debate: "Resolved, !That the Federal Government Ought &o Establish a Parcels Post System," infj announced that the Minnesota i^jfetiules wonld_goverii in e^ry particular. The audience was re quested not to interrupt the speak ers with applause. Each speaker was given ten minutes for argument and five minutes each in the rebut tal, and spoke alternately, the af firmative opening the argument and closing the rebuttal. The Montevideo team was composed of three boys. They were Julian Haugland, son of Attorney J. O. Haugland Ira Am undson, son of the former sheriff of Chippewa county, Amund Amund son and Harold Lee. The Willmar High School was represented by Miss Borghild Sand, daughter of Gilbert 0. Sand, and a member of the senior class Miss Myrtle Lindstrom, daughter of Peter H. Lindstrom of St. Johns township, and a member of the Sophomore class and Alloys Branton, son of J. F. Branton, of this city, a member of the Junior class. Montevideo supported the af firmative side of the question. They did not do as well in the start as they did towards the close and in the rebuttal. The debate was a spirited one and both sides of the question was thoroughly discussed. The speeches were much enjoyed by the audience and were all heartily ap plauded,. While the judges were making up their scores a quartette composed of Misses Blanche McNees and Esther Larson and Masters John Feig and Sophus Larson ren dered a selection which was heartily applauded. The judges were Supt. Hargess of the Litchfield schools, Supt. A. Nelson of the New London schools, and Attorney Champion of Benson. They handed their envel opes to the president, who on open ing them, announced that two decid ed in favor of Willmar and one for Montevideo. The result was greeted by the High School yells and con gratulations followed to all the de baters. After the debate a recep tion was given by those of the High School' students who had been elim inated in the preliminary trial to the debaters and the visiting guests. A three course luncheon was served in the rooms of the Domestic Science department of the Willmar Associat ed Schools. These rooms had been decorated in the colors of the two high schools. After the reception the different departments located in the Industrial building were visited. This defeat is the second that the Montevideo team has sustained this year, Granite Falls having won from them before. It is to be hoped that Willmar will have a regular team next year for the last Monday night's debate showed that the people are interested and that there is the right kind of material in the high school for a good team. Much credit is due Miss Marie Lange of the high school for her hard work in drilling the de baters and helping the local high school to win. BUSINESS TO OPEN IN JUNE Wholesale Grocery Firm to Posh Building and Get Ready tor Operations. The wholesale grocery company to establish a business at Willmar has been incorporated with a capital of $50,000 under the name of "H. G. Mooney & Co." James A. Nichols of the Nichols-Chisholm Lumber Co. of Frazee, Minn., is president EL G. Mooney, formerly with the Stone, Ordean, Wells Co. of Duluth, is vice president B. Y. McNairy of Frazee. Minn., is treasurer and R. M. Hicks, who has been representing prominent Duluth houses for several years in Minnesota territory, was elected sec retary. These four gentlemen make up the first Board of Directors. Mr. H. G. Mooney will be the manager and will be actively assist- by Mr. McNairy, Mr. Hicks and Mr. Robert Bullock, who is also an active part ner, and these four gentlemen wil move to Willmar with families in the near future. A commodious ware house of concrete and brick will be built at once and will be hurried to completion as soon as possible. The firm expects to open for business June 1st. One important fact in this new development for Willmar is the reduced" freight rates that are us ually granted to jobbing centers. In this case the reduction will amount ito 3% cents per hundred pound's. This concession has already been granted and goes into effect as soon as this firm opens for business. The concession covers nearly everything in the grocery line and will amount to a very large and direct relief to every eonsumer tributary to the city. The new firm declares that it wil be their policy to carry a staple line of groceries only, but intend to carry these lines steadily and consistent so that the tributary territory can always depend on them for a steady source of supplier. They will sell strictly at wholesale and to dealers only. The railroad company will grant them a long time lease on the rj^ht-of-w^y^••"At a tion on Seventh Street on the tracks opposite from the Farmers' Elevator had been decided upon, but this ac tion was rescinded and the exact lo cation has not been determined up to this time. The establishment of this enterprise marks a new era in the development of our city and will con stitute one of the biggest improve ments in sight for 1912. To My Fellow Citizens: Now that election is over let us drop what differences we may have among ourselves as to how municipal affairs should be run and proceed each one to do his best towards building up a bigger and better Will mar and to help what we can towards building up the surrounding coun try. We cannot all agree on some questions—if we could it would be a dull and monotonous world—and we should be able to recognize the fact that we may differ and still be good, honest and earnest citizens. Thanking you one and all for the support given me, I am, Yours very truly, L. A. TJOSVOLD. Word has been received by the relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Hodgson of Fergus Falls an nouncing the arrival of a little son, born to them Thursday, March 28. Mrs. Hodgson will be remembered here as Miss Annastasia Haley. Teachers of the Willmar schools, departed on Friday for their re 'spective homes, where they will spend their Easter vacation. Jens Olson went to Raymond yes terday on business. Miss Mary Jenson is spending this week at her home in Raymond. Leonard Peterson of Benson spent Sunday at the J. 8. Boyd home. Miss Amy Jorgenson was a guest of friends in Minneapolis Monday. Miss Abbie Day of Dawson spent Sunday in Willmar a guest of friends. Rudolph Larson of Minneapolis arrived home Monday for a visit at his home. Miss Edith Thorpe is visiting with friends and relatives in Madison this week. Miss Cora Johnson left for Minne apolis yesterday to spend Easter with friends. Miss Olive Johnson of Delano was a guest of Miss Ruth Norling over Sunday. Miss lone Geer is spending her Easter vacation with relatives at New London. J. S. Lee and Philip Norserc trans acted business in Murdock Monday and Tuesday. Miss Elsie Roberts of Minneapolis is spending her Easter vacatiom with her parents here. Mrs. J. Dragt of Silver Creek, Minn., is under medical treatment at the Willmar hospital. Mrs. Edward Nelson and son of Hancock, Minn., visited relatives here Monday and Tuesday. Miss Ida Straisguth of Arlington, Minn., is a guest of the Misses Ma rion and Amy Hanscom. The "Hooligans" were entertained at the home of Miss Barbara Wil liams Monday evening. Igr. and Mrs. J. G. Knabe are the happy parents of a little son. born to them Sunday, March 31st. S. Edlund returned the latter part of the week from a visit with relatives at Randolph, Minn. Miss Mabelle Strand returned to St. Paul Monday, after a couple^ weeks' visit at her home here. Mrs. Edward Kennedy, and Mrs. Denson of Kerkhoven visited ait tfbe home of Olof Brogren Saturday, Miss Nellie Stansberry, teacher in the Duluth public schools, is speed ing this week at her home here. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hanson are the happy parents of a little son Horn to them Sunday morning, March 31. F. Wilber Hyde is expected FrJiday evening from Minneapolis to S]pend Easter Sunday with his mother, Mrs. K. L. Hyde. Friends of C. A. Backlund will be glad to hear that he is again at his home, after an operation at the Will mar Hospital. Mrs. J. C. Dale and daughter went to Litchfield went to Litchfiel yesterday for a- visit at the home of Mrs. Dale's sis ter, Mrs._E. Johnson. Clarence Danielson returned to his home yesterday after a stay at the Willmar Hospital where he un derwent an operation. Conductor and Mrs. Albert Smith are the proud parents of a little son born to them at the Willmar hospi tal Saturday, March 30th. Little Miss Viola Rykken.of Dan vers had an operation performed at the WiMmar Hospital Saturday and is getting along very nicely. The many friends of Miss Helen Lawler will be glad to hear that her operation, performed at the Willmar hospital last Saturday, was success ful. MINNESOTA ITORIC/T SOCIETY. Personal and Otherwise Rev. H. Gates was at Paynesville last Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Albin Carlson left this week for Winona to visit her parents. Austin Hanscom of Northfield is spending bis Easter vacation here. Miss Emma Speth of Sioux Falls is a guest of her aunt, Mrs. C. Ack erman. Miss Edith Thorpe retained yes terday from a few days' visit at Madison. Miss Winifred Sherwood of North field is spending this week At her home here. Mrs. Walter Crosby left for Min neapolis this morning for a visit with her parents. Harrison Sherwood of Redwood Falls, arrived this week to spend Easter at his home here. Emil Bjornberg has purchased thru the Osmundson Garage a fine 5 passenger Buick touring car. Russel Peterson of Montevideo arrived this week to spend his Eas ter vacation at his home here. Miss Martha Haley left Friday morning for Fergus Falls, for a vis It with her sister, Mrs. F. E. Hodg son. Mrs. E. S. Frost returned to Min neapolis Friday after a few days' visit spent at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Frost. Mrs. S. B. Carlson and three daughters, Misses Hattie, Marion and Adelaide, are spending this week in the Twin Cities. Miss Adeline Kittleby returned to bar home at Minneapolis Saturday, after a visit spent at the home of Dr. J. R. Petersen. Invitations have been issued by the Misses Mabelle, Lillian, Daisy and Ida Sanderson for a dancing party to be -given April 11th. H. J. R-amsett returned Sunday morning from Vernon county, Wis., where he west to attend the funeral of his brother, Edward Ramsett. Mr. and Mrs. Lars Jacobson de plfrteaHiif'' fw»day morning tor Ballard, "Wash., where they wfll make their future home with their daugh ter. Miss Alice Smith returned to Men ominee, Wis., Monday, where she is attending Stout Training school, af ter a visit spent at her parental 1 home here. Mrs. Wilbur Hqllister entertained a few lady friends at luncheon last Wednesday afternoon in' honor of Mrs. Lars Jacobson, who left for BaH&rd, Wash., Tuesday morning. Mrs. ,P- J* Dale, who has spent the winter htfre with relatives, departed Saturday eight for Grand Forks for a visit with jrelatives there before re turning to hei" home at Edmore, N. D. Misses Amy and Marion Hanscom their friends Litchfield Ave. lust Saturday ««iwsning in honor of their guest, Mise jEda Straisguth of Arlington, Minn. a in ed a nmmber of Albert Rykken, Who is attending the Augsburg Seminary at Minnea polis, was in Willmar .Saturday en Toute for his home at New London. Mr. Rykken will commence his duties .tomorrow as teacher of the paroch ial school west of Eagle Lake. Mrs. Andrew O. Satber entertain ed at supper last Monday night, Mr. land Mrs. Lars Jacobson, Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Kalbeck, and the Misses Anna Qsberg and Frances Olson of New London. The Jacobsons and Os I bergs left for Washington Tuesday morning. *Jt«^s. 4'