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Personal Mention.
Father C. McDevitt was a
visitor on Monday.
Russell Spicer went to Bemidji
yesterday on business.
Miss Frances Hedin is reported ill
at her home this week.
Miss -Ssther Wolberg left today
for a visit at Benson and Appleton.
John Bednorz of St. Paul is visit
ing at the borne of his brother J. C.
Miss Mnbelle Lundm spent Sunday
a guest of relatives and friends at
Miss Clara Kloster of Spicer spent
Sunday, a guest at the home of A.
M. Olson.
Mrs. Aug. Scholhn went to Minne
apolis Monday for a short visit with
Andrew Nelson of Atwater was in
Willmar on business a couple of
days last week.
Mrs. George Coppersmith returned
Saturday from a week's visit with
Appleton friends.
Miss Clara Rasmusson returned
home Monday from her \isit with
friends at Morns.
Mrs. Theo Mika and sister, Miss
Carrie Kouch, spent Sunday with
their mother at Foley.
Rev. An id Ostling spent Monday
and part of Tuesday at the home of
his brother near Spicer.
Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Skoog spent
Sunday, guests of relatives and
friends in the twin cities.
Rev. Robert Porteous preached an
acceptable sermon at the First M. E.
church last Sunday evening.
Mrs. J. Broberg and son Wilbert
returned Saturday from a week's vis
it with relatives at New London.
Misses Nora Thorvig and Olga
Arneson of Spicer were Willmar
visitors between trains yesterday.
Mrs. E. H. Barnes arrived yester
day from Marshall for a visit at the
home of her son, Lawrence Barnes.
Mrs. Anton Stenbakken of New
London is visiting this week at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Alfred Ber
Miss Esther Monson returned to
her home at New London Thursday,
after a short visit at the home of her
cousin, Ed. Monson.
Rev. D. B. Spencer went to Browns
Valley yesterday to be present at a
meeting of the Presbytery held at
that place this week.
C. W. Englund returned to Min
neapolis yesterday after a. couple of
months' visit with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Englund.
Miss Mabel Bomsta returned to her
home at Sioux City, la., last Fnday,
after visiting at the home of Supt.
and Mrs. Fredenckson.
Mr. and Mrs. Enck Elkjer and
baby from Fosston, Minn., who are
visiting relatives here, went to Kerk
hoven Friday to visit at the home of
the former's brother. They returned
to Willmar Saturday.
George Moscnp went to Minne
apolis last week to visit friends.
While in that city, he was taken
suddenly ill and brought to one of
the hospitals there, where it was ne
cessary to operate. Latest reports
are that he is doing very nicely and
expects to return home Saturday.
ikr \h%£!£3kt$%H.
By Prof. A. M. Shuey of Minneapolis
at the Synod Church Next
Tuesday Evening
The pipe organ for the Synod
church has now arrived, and will be
'set up this week. A concert will be
given by Mr. Shuey of Minneapolis
next Tuesday evening, and the fol
lowing program rendered:
(a) Prelude Rincke
(b) Nocturne, "Midsummer Night
Dream" Mendelssohn
(c) Night Song Vogt-Warren
Local Selection.
(a) Pilgrim's Chorus (Tannhaus
er) Wagner
(b) Invocation Guilmant
(c) Faust Gounod-Eddv
Local Selection,
(a) Idyll, (b) Cantalina, (c) Scene
Pastorale Shuey
Local Selection.
Largo Handel
Meditation Clark
Grand March, "Queen of
Sheba" Gounod
The admission will be fifty cents,
and tickets are being sold by mem
bers of the Young People's Society.
Will Improve City Plant.
The Water & Light Commission of
Willmar will shortly recommend to
the City Council some thoro-going
improvements and additions to the
city plant. This will include a com
plete overhauling of all poles and
wires in the city, and perhaps the
addition of the latest patterns of en
gines and generating dynamos. An
expert engineer has been employed
during the past two weeks to thoro
ly inspect the plant and his finding
together with those of the local su
perintendent will be used as the bas
is for the plans proposed. The pro
posed improvements will add to the
efficiency and earning capacity of
the plant at the* same time that it
will become possible to reduce rates.
The Water and Light Board is to be
congratulated on their move to keep
in line with the progress and devel
opment of our city.
Royal Neighbors Program.
The Royal Neighbors will have a
program next Tuesday evening at
their hall, consisting of the follow
Piano Solo Miss Ella Ekander
Vocal Solo Selmer Berg
Reading D. W. McLaughlin
Vocal Solo .. .Miss Esther Sorenson
Recitation Miss Birdie Ramsett
All members are expected to at
tend. Visiting members cordially in
Seminary Baseball Team.
The Seminary plays its first game
of the season this week Saturday at
the local park against Kerkhoven.
This is the first game of the Semin
ary this year and every one who
wants to see a good game and at the
same time to get an idea of what
the Seminary has for the coming sea
son should be present. It is prob
able that the high school will get an
out of town game for this week.
New Motor Cars.
The Handy & Lewis Motor Com
pany report the following sales of
A Mitchell roadster to Severt Ben
A Model J. Mitchell to W. J. De
Vnes, of Roseland.
A Mighty Reo the Fifth to Her
bert Craswell.
A five-passenger Mitchell to Ed.
Willmar Aothorities Ask Co-op
eration of Public in Abolish
ing Street Stabling.
Mayor Welhn is showing com
mendable zeal in the matter of im
proving the looks of the streets and
public places of the city. We be
lieve that all the people of our citv
should feel a justifiable pride in the
tidy appearance of the streets, (and
we are sure that all do whether they
idmit it or not.)
In line with the work of cleaning
up the streets and safe-guarding the
public on the same is the attempt
now being made by our city author
ities to abolish the old-time hitching
post and the custom of stabliner
teams on the street. The city coun
cil has leased the old mill lot and ad
joining property for use as a hay
market and general hitching place
for farmers having produce to sell or
who feel that they cannot afford to
patronize one of the ample feed
barns of the city. This market will
have entrances from Pacific avenue
from Benson avenue and Seventh
Billboards will be erected around
the exposed portions of the lots as
wind-breaks, and this will give a safe
place for teams where they will not
be frightened by automobiles running
close by as is the case on the streets.
The idea of having a-place where all
hay loads and other produce brought
in for sale may be found is a good
one, and after the people become
accustomed to the new plan they will
find that it has many advantages.
The City of Willmar has now a
good and ample line of feed barns,
where accommodations may be had
at very reasonable prices. As con
ditions were last fall there was no
alternative but to stable horses on
the street, but with the erection of
three good public barns there will
henceforth be no difficulty in finding
stable-room. For the small fee re
quired for stabling, no one can hard
ly afford .to leave a team of horses
unattended on the city streets, for
any length of time.
There is no disposition en the part
of the city authorities to make any
trouble for anyone coming to Will
mar, but simply to adopt a policy
that will work out for the good of
all and help improve the looks of
the city and safe-guard those using
the -streets. The practice of tying
horses to electric poles is a very
dangerous one, and will henceforth
be prohibited. It is to be hoped that
all will enter into the spirit of civic
pride and improvement and assist in
making the new plan a' success.
Saron Y. P. S. Social at Spicer.
The Young People's society of the
Saron Lutheran church at Spicer,
will hold a meeting at the church
next Thursday evening, April 25. A
program will be given of which the
main number will be an address by
Rev. B. E. Walters of Tnpolis. The
Society will serve refreshments at
the close of the program. A cordial
invitation is extended to all.
Swedish Mission Church.
Services to-night (Wed.) at 7:45
by Rev. Axel Bergstedt of Chicago.
On Sunday services in the morning
at 10:45, and in evening at 7:45.
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
The Junior Class Play
The Junior class of the local high
school presented their play "How the
Vote Was Won," with specialties, to
a large and appreciative audience at
the high school auditorium Friday
evening, April 12. The program was
opened by a clever presentation of
a specialty, "Old Sweethearts," with
Homer Chase and Myrtle Porter as
chief characters. A9 each sweetheart
was discussed he appeared at a win
dow in full view of the audience and
added much to the enjoyment of the
The second specialty presented
created much merriment. It was an
nounced before hand that the aud
ience would be favored with a selec
tion upon his own instrument by
Professor Pokuses, the well-known
organist and entertainer of Copen
hagen. As the curtain rose the aud
ience was confronted by a pipe-or
gan having immense pipes and key
board. The professor exhibited
wonderful skill and gave evidence o£
careful training while his complex in
strument responded with sounds
such as no ordinary instrument
could hope to produce. The secret
of such extraordinary music lies in
the fact that each pipe of the organ
enclosed a boy student of the school.
During this time the Seniors had
been making known their existence'
by such diversions as class yells,
class poems and hoisting of th* his
torical dummy.
After the audience had been thus
prepared it was ready to enjoy "How
the Vote Was Won." In this the
suffragette situation was success
fully brought out with plenty of hu
mor and laughable situations. The
woeful plight of the man and the
stubborn insistence of the suffra
gettes was humorous indeed. Ger
ald Geer and Rose O'Neil as leading
characters and every other member
of the cast did full justice to their
The evening's program was not
long but enjoyable in the fullest sense
of the word and it is also of inter
est to us to learn that the affair was
a financial success, the receipts am
ounting to a trifle more than $54.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Renstad, west
Willmar hospital on Thursday, A
is mourned by his father and mother,!
two brothers and one sister. The fu
neral took place last Saturday from
the Collinson residence in Barnstad's
addition, Rev. J. L. Parmeter officiat
ing. The remains were interred in
Fairview cemetery. The bereaved
parents and family have the sincere
sympathy of all in their sore afflic
To judge from the information
contained in a recent issue of the
American Legal News, Gustave A.
Erixon, formerly of this County, is
making a success of his law practice
at Guthrie, Okla. He employs a
force of assistants his financial
adjustment department, and has won
some important decisions in bank
ruptcy proceedings.
The Swedish Literary Society
holds its next social on Monday
evening, April 22. The program in
cludes an address by Rev. Ostling,
recitations and readings, and music And these are
by an orchestra. I stalks,
The/earthly remains of our late
representative and fellow citizen, the
Hon. €9iarles Emil Johnson, were laid
away^last Friday afternoon at At
water jjamid flowers and tears and
o|he* jfljridences of the profound re
spect and esteem in which the de
ceased-was held by the people of the
The services were held at the
Swedish M. E. church at Atwater,
shortly after the arrival of the af
ternoon train which bore the remains
from St. Paul. The services were
conducted by Rev. E. C. Edwards of
Minneapolis in the English langu
age. The hymn, "Lead Kindly Light"
was sung, and prayer offered. Miss
Linnea Holm sang "Face to Pace."
The Rev. Edwards then spoke very
feelingly using as his text Hebrews
11:13, 16. At the close of his re
marks he sketched the life of the de
ceased and spoke of his sterling
character and noble purposes in life,
and the testimony he had given of
his faith in his Redeemer and a bet
ter life after this. A quartette com
posed of Misses Marion Anglund and
Olga Sherdal and Messrs. L. E.
Covell and 0. H. Larson sang a se
lection, The casket was opened and
the remjains lay in state while hun
dred! of people passed by to cast a
last jglanee at the well-known feat
uresfof their friend, while the choir
softly sang "Nearer My God, to
The cortege then formed and the
sad profession made its way to the
Atwater Union cemetery on the out
skirts of the village, where the cas
ket was lowered into the family bur
ial lot.
The honorary pall bearers were
Hon. 0. Thorpe, Hon. Chas. W.
Odell, IJon. Henry Feig, A. W. John
son, L.iE. Covell and Henry Boese.
of town are mourning the death of son^Nels ^Peterson, Andrew Peter
their six months old baby son, *fe°n and'WilKam Johnson. The cag
Charles Everett, which died at the!
11, from brain fever. He was born among which were a large bouquet
at Altona, 111., on Oct. 27 1911. He of red
covered and surrounded by
beautiful floral offerings,
the county officials
beautiful standing wreath from
the old neighbors of the deceased in
Lake Elizabeth. All the county of
ficials from Willmar, who were not
prevented from attending, re
there. Others from Willmar were
Hon. and Mrs. G. E. Qvale, Hon. G.
Muller, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Leslie and
V. E. Lawson. Outside of the coun
ty, Hon. A. W. Johnson of Litchfield,
represented the colleagues of the de
parted in the legislatures in which
the deceased has served. All the
business houses of Atwater were
closed from one to three o'clock as
a mark of respect to the departed.
"I wage not any feud with Death
For changes wrought on form^ or
No lower Ufe that earth's embrace
May breed with him, can fright my
"Eternal process moving on,
From state to state the spirit
but* the shattered
"For this alone on Death I wreak
The wrath flhat garners in my
He puts our lives so far apart
We cannot hear each other speak."
Great Northern Has Work Trains on
Ballasting Roadbed on Sioux Line.
Monday the Great Northern road
opened work at the New London
gravel pit with a crew of 80 men and
have a number of special trains run
ning to carry ballast and distribute
the same along the road-bed of the
Sioux City line. It is expected that
the pit will be worked at least six
weeks. This work gives extra em
ployment to railroad men and every
body is happy. The common lab
orers employed are mostly crews of
The Misses Sanderson Entertain.
One of the most enjoyable social
events of the season was the dancing
party given at the Bonde Hall last
Thursday evening, by the Misses Ma
bel, Lillian, Daisy and Ida Sander
son. The hall was very tastily dec
orated in festoons of red, green,
white and palms. Mesdames George
Sanderson, Anton Bakke, A. Palm,
George Tyler and E. H. Frost receiv
ed the guests. A musical program
was one of the main features of the
evening's amusements, when Emery
Parnell gave a number of solo selec
tions, accompanied on the piano by
Miss Effie McLaird of Minneapolis.
A dainty luncheon was served at
small tables. Those who assisted in
serving were the Misses Ruth and
Edna Sanderson, Esther Tallman,
Vivian Olson and Frances McNees.
Mourns Death of Son.
After long and weary months of
patient suffering the little son of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Evenson on 135
Becker Ave. E., fell into the long
sleep last Friday morning to awaken
where pain and suffering are un-
known. Lloyd Melvin, was 8 mos.,
The active pall bearers were August!3 weeks and 6 days old. The funer
Brdftsufef Gust Hedner, J. A. John- ,al will .occur -tomorrow
at 10:00 a. m., from the 'residence
and Rev. J. N. Andersen, pastor of
the Synod church, will officiate. The
remains will then be taken to the
East Salem church and Rev. Frank
lin will speak The little body will
be laid to rest in the adjoining ceme
tery. Many friends sincerely sym
pathize with the bereaved parents.
Saloon Raided.
Jens Pederson at Belgrade, who
insisted on running the saloon until
his license time expired after the
village had voted dry, was raided
yesterday and the entire stock of
liquor and fixtures were seized. The
latter is the property of the John
Gund Brewing Company. The trial
is held there today, a jury being call
ed in the Justice Atwood's court.
W. C. T. U. Convention.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will hold their twenty
fourth annual convention in the Bap
tist church April 23rd and 24th, at
three o'clock p. m. Everybody is in
vited to all sessions.
The Boston Candy Kitchen reports
Angeles Berbes, an employe, as miss
ing since Saturday night. There is
also about $60 of the funds of the
institution missing.
Great Oceaii Steamer CoUMes
With Iceberg and Slaks
With 1.3M Smds.
The whole civilized world was ap
palled yesterday at the news that the
giant steamer Titanic on its maiden
voyage to New York had collided with
an iceberg and foundered off the
banks of Newfoundland carrying
with it over 1,300 of its crew and
passengers, among the latter many
prominent people of the nation. The
sole survivors are those picked up
from life boats by the Steamer Car
pathia, now on its way to New York.
These refugees number 868. Twenty
loaded life boats were picked up.
Each boat had a crew of seven men,
and 328 first and second cabin pas
sengers are named among the surviv
ors so that it is likely that about
400 steerage passengers are among
the saved. The following is the first
detailed story of how the terrible ca
tastrophe occurred, as printed in the
St. Paul Pioneer Press this morn
St. Johns, N. F., April 16.—From
the steamship Bruce, bound for Syd
ney, come the first detailed reports
tonight, of the sinking of the Titantic
and the appalling scenes attending
her end.
The Bruce obtained her story of
the disaster from the wireless mes
sages picked up from several of the
ships which had been in closest touch
with the last hoars of the mammoth
White Star steamship and which
were afterwards in the zone of com
munication with the Bruce's appar
When the Titanic struck the
mountain of ice that sent her to the
bottom within four hours after the
impact she was steaming at the rate
of eighteen knots an hour. The shock
almost demolished the proud vessel,
which her builders and her captain
had believed nothing could master.
Hitting the impenetrable ice mass
fairly with her towering bows, the
ship was almost rent asunder at the
first blow. Her decks were ripped
and torn her sides and bulkheads
were split and shattered as with the
hammer of some Titan, from the bow
to a point almost amidships.
Her uppjr works and some of her
boats were splintered while a show
er of debris from her spars fell up
on the decks like giant hail. Though
the ship had struck the monster ob
struction headon, as her bow rose
clear of the water, smashed to an un
recognizable mass of bent and shiv
ered steel, the vessel listed heavily
to port and threatened to turn turtle
before the recoil slide of what was
left of her recoil form got back to
an even keel.
The Titanic had forced her giant
bulk away upon a submerged spur
of the iceberg, a phenomenon which
is not infrequent in the most disas
trous collisions with these ghost
like sentinels of the banks. In
mounting upon the jagged ice spur
and in sliding back from her posi
tion, the ship had torn out many of
her bottom plates from the midships
section forward to the bow.
As a result her compartments from
amidships forward were speedily
flooded. They took in water at a
rate that defied the efforts of the
pumps and soon she began to settle
by 'the head, listing heavily to port
(Continued on page 8)
Miss Edith Thorpe is reported ill
at her home in this city.
A baby daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. H. N. Hansen on Friday,
April 12th.
Mrs. A. C. West was successfully
operated on at the Willmar hospital
this morning.
Miss Martha Haley very nicely en
tertained the Silent Club at her home
last Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. A. C. Anderson of Benson re
turned to her home last Thursday,
after a few days' visit at the homes
of Mrs. And. Nelson and O. Gren
George and Peter Peterson with
families called at the O. A. Norman
home yesterday while enroute from
Atwater to their homes at Olivia by
Little Miss Anna Margaret Peter
son entertained a few of her little
friends at a birthday party at her
home on 3rd Street yesterday after
Misses Nellie Price and Anna Bat
terbery of New London were guests
at the W. L. Geer home Friday and
attended the Junior class play in the
Rev. J. L. Parmeter and family
moved last week from the residence
on Becker avenue and are now lo
cated in the parsonage on 609^ 6th
street south.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Shelley left
yesterday for their home at St. Paul
after several months' stay in Will
mar. Mr. Shelley has been employed
as foreman at the State Farm.
Mrs. Andrew Larson and grand
daughter, Gertrude Tallman, and
Miss Helen Jenness went to Litch
field yesterday for a visit with Miss
Helen Tallman, who is ill at the
hospital there.
The Philalhea class of the Baptist
church was very nicely entertained
at the home of Miss Ella Nyquist
last Tuesday evening. A delicious
luncheon was served and all enjoy
ed a social good time.
Miss Maydee Doyle arrived Satur
day from Wood Lake, where she~fin-~
ished her term of "sehooL She spent
Sunday here at the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. And. Patchell. She returned
to her home at Darwin, Monday.
Jam Lung, proprietor of the Chin
ese laundry, returned to Willmar last
Saturday from a four months' va
cation, owing to his poor health.
While absent he visited St. Paul, Dn
luth, Chicago and Kankakee, 111.
Christ Peterson, who has been vis
iting relatives in Chicago for. the
past two weeks, returned home to
day. He was accompanied by his
daughter, Miss Hazel Peterson, who
has spent the past year in Chicago.
Miss Florence Lundquist returned
to her home at Kandiyohi yesterday
after having been confined at the
Willmar hospital for the past sev
eral weeks, and where she under
went an operation for appendicitis.
Mrs. Amanda Hakanson a
daughter Miss Josie, arrived yester
day morning from Greeley, Colo., and
will leave tomorrow for Estevan,
Canada.- They were accompanied by
little Miss Pearl Holmberg, who has
spent the winter in Colorado. On
their return from Canada they will
visit with relatives here for several

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