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Official Report of Proceedings of
County Board in Special
State of Minnesota, I „_
County of Kandiyohi.
County Auditor's Office.
Willmar, Minn.. July 19, 1912.
The Board of County Commissioners
of the said i*andiyohi County, convened
in adjourned-regular session this date at
9 o'clock a pursuant to adjournment.
Members of the Board all present.
Petition of Carl Olson be set off
from School District No. 1J4 to .School
District No. 56, which said petition hav
ing' been previously set for a nearirm to
be had thereon this date wad taken up
and publicly read. All interested parlies
present were heard for and against the
granting of the said petition.
Commissioner Reigstad offered the
following resolution:
Resolved, that the petition of Carl Ol
son to be set off from School District
No. 104 to School District No. 56, be
granted. The question was on the
adoption of the resolution, and the roll
being called there were two yeas and
three nays as follows. Yeas, Reigstad
and Forsberg, Nays, Boese, Swenson
and chairman Johnson. And so the reso
lution was not adopted
Commissioner Boese offered the fol
lowing resolution:
Resolved by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $315.00
or as much thereof as is necessary be
and the same is hereby appropriated
from the general ditch fund of said
County to be used by the engineer in
charge of County Ditch No. 28, for ex
tra work on said ditch from Station No.
235 to Station No. 269 provided how
ever, that the payment of said amount
or any part thereof shall not be made
until the contractor for the contractor
for the construction of said ditch shall
have deepened and cleaned out certain
stations (in the outlet of Thomas Lake)
on Branch 6 of said ditch. Adopted.
On motion a recess was taken until 1
o'clock p. m., July 19, 1912.
The Board met at 1 o'clock p. July
19, 1912. Members all present.
Petition of J. W. Hanson and others
for a County Road in the Towns of
Lake Lillian and East Lake Lillian was
presented, read and considered.
On motion it was voted that a hearing
be had on said petition on September 25,
1912. at 2 o'clock p. m. and the follow
ing order was issued and adopted.
Order of Rearing and Appointment of
Committee for County Boad.
State of Minnesota, 1 __
County of Ramsey, fBH*
Whereas, On the 19th day of July,
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-hf^il'i ?Xp£f,SS
shipped to Minneapolis
Enock Bergum is working for Anders
Hagen tuis season.
Ed. Reigstad repaired a well for the
Norway Lake Cry. Co last week.
Mrs. Anna Strene of Minneapolis Is
visiting with Mrs. David Roisum this
Ed. Reigstad is drilling a new well
for Ole Stene this week.
Special discount sale on watches
lor the next ten days at Elmquist's
Jewelry Store.
question this
Clark Jewel is the best
wick burner oil stove ever
placed on the market. It is
solidly constructed and has
burners of great simplicity.
Its efficiency is high, as the
clear name is thrown against
the bottom of the vessel.
The wick raising device has
a rotating movement which
tends to even the edge. A
handsome glass tank shows
at a glance how much oil it
Made in seven styles.
Ask to see them.
1912, a petition signed by twenty-four
freeholders of said County was present
ed to us praying for the establishment
of a highway running into more
than one Town of said County, and not
within the limits of any incorporated
city, and described as follows:
Beginning at the Southwest corner of
the Northeast quarter of the Northwest
quarter (NE% of NW%) of Section One
(1) Township 117, Range 34, running
thence east along the forty lines for a
distance of about one mile to a point
about eighty (80) rods east of the west
line of Section Six (6) Township 117,
Range 33, thence running in a southerly
direction to the North shore line of Lake
Lillian, thence running east along said
north shore line to the west line of Lot
6 of Lot 2 of Sec. 6, Twp. 117, Range 33,
thence running northerly following the
boundary line of said Lot 6 of Lot 2,
thence easterly and later southerly still
following said boundary line of said Lot
6 of Lot 2, around said Lot 6 of Lot 2,
to the north shore line of said Lake Lil
lian, where said shore line is intersected
by the east boundary line of said Lot 6
of Lot 2, thence following said shore
line of said Lake Lillian in an easterly
direction into Government Lot 8, Sec
tion 5, Township 117, Range 33 and there
terminating where it meets the north
and south road in said Lot 8, said road
to be three (3) rods wide, and to be
connected with other roads as follows,
with a north and south road at its com
mencement thereof and with a north and
south road at the termination thereof
in Government Lot 8, in Section 5,
Township 117, Range 33, and the Board
of County Commissioners of said Coun
ty having determined that in the judg
ment of a majority of its members said
petition is reasonable on its face,
It Is Hereby Ordered, That a hearing
be had on said petition at the County
Auditor's office in said County, on Wed
nesday the 25th day of September, 1912,
at 2 o'clock p. at which time and
place said Board will hear all that may
be said in favor of, and against, the
granting of said petition.
It Is Further Ordered, That C. J.
Swenson and Henry Boese members of
this Board be, and they hereby are, ap
pointed a committee to examine said
proposed establishment of said road,
and that said committee meet upon the
route of said road at the residence of J.
W. Hanson situate on the N£ of NE%,
Sec. 1, Town 117, Range 34 in said Coun
ty, on Tuesday the 24th day of Septem
ber, 1912, at 11 o'clock a. m., for the
purpose of examination of said proposed
establishment of said road, and make
report thereof at said meeting of said
Board hereinbefore specified, and that
notices hereof be given, and posted as
provided by law.
The Board of County Commissioners
of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.
By N. B. JOHNSON,"™"
P^es for State Road No. 1. .'..'.'..'.'..'.'. 11.32
J. H. Wiggins Co, repairs in court house 4 65
Mike Konshok, serving tax citation notice 220
Robert Bergstroin, work on State Road No. 2 8 00
Otto S. Langum, serving tax citauon notice 2 S2
John A. Vlck, serving tax citation notice %'in
The Journal Pub Co job printing 1460
Claim of Norman Nelson, woi on State Road No. i.'.".'.''. 20 00
T°.£n ^f1^' P°
se express, freight and other incidental expenses! 2027
,f Package of County Drainage Bond
°T Reigstad, ser\ Ices on Board of Equalization!'.!!!'!'. 1600
N. B. Johnson, services on Board of Equalization is oo
A. O. Forsberg, services on Board of Equalization {o 00
Henry Boese, services on Board of Equalization.. .. \%Yn
C. J. Swenson, services on Boaid of Equalization 14 on
On motion the meeting was adjourned.
Chairman Board of County Commis
(SEAL) Attest- JOHN FEIG, sioners Kandiyohi County, Minn
County Auditor'and Ex-Offlcio Clerk of the Board.
West Lake, July 15—Paul Nordin and
party from New London visited with thp
Lewis Myhre family Sunday afternoon.
Lewis Evenson bought a new hay
bucker from Nyquist and Westerdahl
last Friday
Ole Stene put in a 'phone for W. L.
Aasen Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Geoigo Jacobson of St
Paul are visiting re)aMves at Pennock,
Norway Lake, and Ne,?ard this week.
Mr. Jacobson is woruinfir in the mail
room at the Union Depot, St. Paul.
Julius Jacobson autoed out to Norway
Lake from Pennock last Sunday.
Cornell Hagen and the Misses Emma
and Christie Myhre took in the dance
at Joe Roisum's Saturday evening.
County Auditor.
Application of C. L. Englund for re
fundment of taxes paid on real estate
was presented, read and considered and
on motion the same was recommended
to the Minnesota Tax Commission.
The Board proceeded to audit bills fil
ed against the County and the follow
ing bills were allowed:
Name of Claimant For What ClnVd AU'd
Victor Johnson, fuel for poor
9 on in
The Pioneer Co., blanks..
22 22
Fritz Cross Co, office supplies 1270
Northwestern Tel Ex Co, 'phone rent 9 00
Beal Estate Transfers.
Town of Lake Lillian.
July 12—State of Minnesota to Matts
Renstrom, n% of ne»A, sec. 30, 80 a.
Town of St Johns.
July 12—Gold-Stabeck Land & Credit
Co to George Kumpf, sVa of sec. 6, 320
a., 112,435.00.
Town of Roseville.
July 10—August F. Blakely to Samuel
Wendland, south 12 acres of sw»4 of
sec 1, 1100.00.
Town of Colfax.
July 11—M. T. Johnson et al to T.
O. Johnson et al, ne% of ne^4, s% of
ne»4, sec 16, 120 a $1,510.00.
Village of Crescent Beach.
July 11—Ole Haverly to A. P. Raun,
lots 5, 6 and 7, bl. 2, Haverly's add'n.,
City of Willmar.
July 6—I. Thomas Cramer and wife
to Frank C. Watkins, east 100 feet of
lots 1 and 2, bl. 3, $550.00.
July 6—Gustaf A. Erickson and wife
to Jallmer F. Nyquist, lot 6, bl. "D" 3rd
add'n, $2,740.00.
July 6—Britha O. Balken single to
Trond J. Lepse, lots and 7 of lots 1
and 2, bl. 5, Thorpe and Lien's add'n.,
Read the "Want" Column.
Farmers! Patronize the F. L. Smith
Remodelled on Site of Old Madison Barn.
Telephone 316.
Headquarters of Dr. Wanner, Graduate Veterinary Surgeon.
Prompt Dray and Transfer Service
Nothing too Small or too Heavy for Us to Handle. Cati No. 42.
I— I I I W
As a result of several months of
work by John A. Qade, president of
the American Scandinavian society,
arrangements have been completed
for an exhibition of Scandinavian art
In New York and other American
cities, the coming winter. Almost
every painter and sculptor of note in
Norway, Sweden and Denmark has
promised to send works to the exhibi
tion, and the kings of the three coun
tries have agreed to act as honorary
patrons to the sections devoted to
their respective countries.
The first Swedish military aeroplane
was to be tested at Axvall a few days
ago, but nothing is known about the
result at this writing.
Torsten Karlberg, a business college
student at Eksjo, had a leg broken in
a football game between teams from
Eksjo and Vimmerby.
Foreign musicians engaged in Stock
holm paid |7,200 in taxes for the first
half of the year, which means that
they had an income of $72,000.
About 28,000 voters in Stockholm
cannot vote at the coming elections
because they are delinquent in some
respect. Most of them are disqualified
because they have neglected to pay
taxes of some kind.
Stockholm, July 15.—The singing of
the Finn choir at the Choral festival
last evening led to a sensational inci
dent. Grand Duke and Grand Duchess
Cyril of Russia, who were seated in
the royal box, rose and left in protest
when the Finns began singing a revo
lutionary hymn which exhorted Fin
land to rise in her might and throw
»ff the yoke of the conqueror.
The lingon berry blossoms were out
In fine shape the first of July, and the
prospects are, that the berries will be
ripe for picking in the latter part of
August, which is the usual time for
the Swedish lingon harvest. The local
dealers are endeavoring to induce the
berry pickers to do the work sys
tematically so as to obtain the best
results. Smaland, Varmland, and Da
lame are the leading lingon districts,
but Sodermanland is also crowding
to the front as an exporter.
J. C. Smith, an old man living at
Hagalund, near Stockholm, lost track
ot his relatives, and the matter was
af sufficient interest to be mentioned
In the Swedish press. Afterwards it
received attention in Swedish-Amer
ican newspapers, and this led to grati
fying results. The old man received a
letter with a sum of money from a
son who is living at Pittsburg, Pa.,
but who thought his father was dead.
The same letter also contained the
names and addresses of other rela
tives living in the very neighborhood
pf the old man.
The police department of Stockholm
|ias procured what may be called an
Olympiad picture album. Long before
the opening of the Olympic games the
chief of police of Stockholm asked the
foreign department to obtain finger
paarks, pictures, and general discrip
Uons of as many notorious crooks as
possible from the police of Helslng
[ors, Vienna, Brussels, Rome, Kris
tiania, Berlin, Budapest, Petersburg,
Amsterdam, Bryssel, Paris, London,
Madrid, Bern, New York, Chicago,
Washington and San Francisco, for it
was feared that some of them might
Dome to Stockholm to "operate" dur
ing the Olympic games. The result
was gratifying. Over 500 photographs
of dangerous criminals, as well as the
records of many of them, were re
ceived by the chief of police of Stock
holm, and he said it was "a singularly
valuable collection."
It is well known that Swedish gym
nastics aims at a healthy, harmonious
development of all parts of the body.
This principle was strikingly vindicat
ed a few days ago at the Olympic
fames. Five different games were
grouped together, so that each com
petitor was bound to take all of them.
The combined games are called penta
thlon (duel shooting, swimming 300
meters, fencing, riding, cross-country
running 4,000 meters). The result
was: Lilliehook, Sweden, first, 27
points Asbrink, Sweden, second, 28
points Delavel, Sweden, third, 30
points Lieutenant George S. Patton,
Jr., United States, fourth, 41 points
Strammo, Sweden, fifth, 42 points.
When the announcement of the result
of the modern pentathlon was made
»nd three Swedish flags rose at the
iome moment to the top of the flag
itaffs at the end of the stadium, the
whole assembly of 25,000 people rose
jo their feet, uncovered their heads
tnd sang the Swedish national anthem.
Then, with a mighty roar, they gave
ihree cheers for the winners, while
the American competitors gave an
/American yell, followed by "Sweden"
three times, after which the Swedes
ipplauded Lieutenant Patton.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Soderberg, of
Upsala Nas, have just been visited
by some of theid descendants, namely,
Ive sons and two daughters, with their
vives and husbands and children,
naking 42 persons in all. It is 42
fears since the old couple were mar
ried, their children and grand-children
brought a flag for them, and this was
the first time that the Swedish colors
ever visited at the modest home
stead. An eight year old grandson
read a poem about the meaning of the
Swedish flag, and an Upsala photo
grapher was asked to come and take
a picture of the whole tribe.
Sweden scored heavily at the Olym
pic games, as may be seen from the
following summary of the standing of
the various teams in all the events:
The railroads running between
Stockholm and southern Sweden car
ried twice the regular number of pas
senger trains each way during the
Olympic games.
A deaf and dumb boy at Bjorkeberg,
climbed a pole carrying an electric
cable between Knutsbro and Norrkop
ing. When he reached the cable It is
supposed that he wanted to wave his
hand to a friend who was working in
a field close by, and by doing so ho
touched the cable and received JJJ
Principal Events Gathered In the
Old Scandinavian Countries
electlc shock which threw TflnTTo tne
ground. His body waB badly bruised
in the fall, and he expired in' two
Concessionaries of the new West
Indian harbor at St. Thomas announce
the issue of 20.000.000 kroner ($5,400,
000) in stock. They declare that be
cause of the public fear lest foreign
capital obtain control of the entei
prlse, the stock certificates have been
fixed at 20 kroner ($5.40) each, mak
ing it possible for nearly every Dane
to support the project. It is practical
ly certain that all of the capital will
be subscribed in Denmark, as it Is be
lieved that the harbor will be a great
success. Work will begin in August
and it is expected that the docks will
be complete by the time the Panama
canal is opened.
Finland having no flag of her own,
the Finns taking part in the Olympic
games will see a Russian flag at the
top of the flagstaff when a Finlander
wins a victory. The reports, however,
always give them credit as Finns or
Finlanders. In running and throwing
the discus the Finns have distin
guished themselves. The finals for
right and left-hand throwers were: A.
R. Taipale, Finland, first, total throw
with both hands, 82 meters 85 cen
timeters E. Niklander, Finland, sec
ond, total throw, 77 meters 96 centi
meters E. Magnusson, Sweden, third,
total throw, 77 meters 36 centimeters
E. Nelsson, Sweden, fourth, total
throw, 71 meters 40 centimeters
James H. Duncan, New York A. C,
unattached, fifth, total throw, 71
meters 13 centimeters.
Prof. Bjerknes has accepted an ap
pointment to a chair of physics at the
University of Leipzig.
Nordmansforbundet, the Norse as
sociation, an organization which cov
ers the whole world, received 6,000
more members during the past year.
The national government is operat
ing a normal school for the education
of teachers who are to give instruc
tion in cooking and housekeeping.
There are different departments. For
the coming term, about 100 girls have
applied for admission to the "house
wives' department," and about 30 to
the cooking department. Many of the
applicants are teachers.
Only six years have passed since
Henrik Ibsen's death, and already a
complete bibliography of Ibsenana
would be a bulky thing. Two new
works on Ibsen have appeared in Eng
lish. One is Vols. 9-13 of William
Archer's Viking edition of Ibsen's
works, and the other is what might be
called a text-book on Ibsen and his
works, by Prof. Otto Heller. Prof.
Heller writes of Ibsen as the "chief
expositor of ideas which specifically
distinguish our age from the past and
as the discoverer of a new vehicle for
their expression—of Ibsen the moralist
and Ibsen the poet. A score of years
ago Ibsen was still universally the ob
ject of embittered contests and argu
ment. But now he is already a his
toric personage and his great cultural
significance is acknowledged in all
parts of the civilized world. While
Btill living his historic importance was
The annual midsummer ski run at
Firse was no pleasant treat to those
who took part in it. The weather
was wet and stormy. Still the tourna
ment was a success. There were
many contestants and a large number
of spectators. Most of them came
with a special train from Bergin, and
the Firse hotel was overcrowded.
Twenty-five ladies and gentlemen
went on their skiis to the Jokel (sum
mit) in the night, but the fog pre
vented them from enjoying the view
of the surrounding country. There
were no less than 48 contestants in
the long distance jump. There were
few falls, and the jumps were between
75 and 90 feet. The first prize, the
Frise cup, was won by O. Skjelsbak,
A big moose lost his life in a pe
culiar way at Fagerhoi, Gudbrands
dalen. The telephone wire almost
touched the ground between the poles
and the animal got tangled up in it
in some way. Then he must have
tried to remove the obstacle with his
head, for the wire was turned around
his neck so as to choke him to death.
Some of the insulators were broken
loose from their positions on the poles.
A committee has been appointed
to take care of those who will be sure
to visit Eidsvold in 1914—the place
where the constitution of Norway waa
adopted May 17. 1814.
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Happenings That Aro Making History
—Information Gathered from All
Quarter* of the Olobe and
Glvon In a Fow Line*.
The Democratic caucus of the house
of representatives formally elected
Charles M. Riddell of Indiana ser
geant-at-arms to succeed the late
Stokes Jackson.
President Taft named Luther Co
cant, present deputy commissioner of
corporations, to succeed Herbert Knox
Smith, resigned. The president also
bamed Sherman Page Allen of Ver
mont to be assistant secretary of the
treasury, vice A. Piatt Andrew, re
The unseating of Senator Lorlmer
creates no vacancy and Governor De
neen of Illinois has no power to ap
point a successor. Thus holds Attor
ney General Stead in a voluminous
opinion rendered to the governor.
Whether a special session of the leg
islature will be called at once, so that
Lcrimer's successor may be elected,
has not been decided.
By a unanimous vote the Suiter bill
creating a department of labor with a
secretary and cabinet member at its
head passed the house of representa
tives. It is to be carved out of the
present department of commerce and
labor, which is to be continued as the
Hepartment of commerce,
The conferees on the river and har
bor appropriation bill reached a com
plete agreement on an amended bill
carrying a total appropriation of $33,
000,000. The $6,000,000 appropriation
for levee work along the Mississippi
river was agreed to.
Postponement of the house judiciary
committee investigation of the so
called beef trust was Indicated at
Washington when the committee met
to consider a program.
The United States senate by a vote
of 35 to 23 adopted Senator Bailey's
resolution declaring any attempt on
the part of a president to influence
the vote of any senator upon any
question a violation of the spirit of
the constitution. The resolution was
prompted by President Taft's inter
ference in the Lorlmer case.
A quarter of a million dollars was
the estimate August Belmont, testify
ing before the United SSites senate
committee Investigating campaign
contributions, placed upon his gift to
the Democratic national campaign in
1904. He was not sure that was the
Bum, but waa "satisfied to let It go at
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh
will make a diligent Inquiry into the
reasonableness of the contract be
tween the government and the United
BtattB Express company of 20 years'
standing for the transportation of
coin, currency and securities between
the treasury, subtreasuries, mints and
Joe Morris, a youth of Sulphur
Bprings, Mo., was shot and killed by
I. R. Raines, father of a girl for
whose smiles Morris has just whipped
(nother boy.
Noah Allinley, ten years old, was
caught robbing the safe in the office
of a Des Moines (Iowa) bottling works.
The lad was found to have a set of
burglar's tools.
The Philadelphia ft Reading Rail
way company has followed the ex
ample of the Pennsylvania railroad
find stopped the sale of liquor on its
trains in Pennsylvania,
Rev. John Patrick Devaney, a priest,
pastor of a church at Jackson, Neb.,
who was accused of accosting twelve
year-old Catharine Cavanaugh on the
•treet and offering her candy to ac
company him, was found guilty of dis
orderly conduct and remanded to
prison without ball for sentence.
Lawrence Stafford, seventeen years
old, fell 2,000 feet to his death In
Quincy bay at Qulncy, Mass., while at
tempting a parachute jump. The para
chute failed to open. Stafford's moth
er, also a balloonist, was killed in a
Similar manner some time ago.
F. Augustus Helnze lost the first
round In his legal battle to retain con
trol of the Stewart Mining company
when Federal Judge Frank H. Ruskin
at Spokane remanded the case to the
district court of Shoshone county,
No. 40
Use Your Best Horse
When you have a hard drive to make,
you don't hook up your brood mare with a
colt, but you take your best horse—When
you buy a gasoline engine, its not for breed'
ing purposes—its for hard service—and you want the best—Buy a Stickney.
Oman and Johnson
OMAN & JOHNSON Wilmar, Mian.
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Mm. Julia A. Wilcox, said to be a
former Inmate of a hospital for the in
sane, and tower woman at Western
Spring!, 111., the scene of the wreck of
two O. B. ft Q. trains, admitted
at the coroner's inquest that she had
misunderstood a telephone order and
by stopping two trains, unnecessarily,
had caused the confusion out of wbieh
the wreck occurred.
Details of the seizure of the Ameri
can gasoline launch Bonita of Seattle
by the fishery protection cruiser New
ington were given at Esquimault by of
ficers of the cruiser. The Bonita,
which had only two men aboard, was
captured after a running fight in which
a score or more of rifle shots were
fired at the Americans by Captain
Ledwell of the Newington. No one
was injured.
After a week In solitary confinement
In San Quentin prison, J. B. McNa
mara, one of the convicted dynamiters
of the Los Angeles Times building,
stubbornly refused to conform to pris
on discipline, and Warden Hoyle said
he would be kept in the dungeon indef
initely. McNamara's punishment was
the result of repeated acts of insub
Lincoln Bteffens, the magazine
writer, testified in the Darrow case at
Los Angeles that on Saturday before
the arrest of Bert Franklin, on the
following Tuesday, November 28, Dar
row consented that if it was necessary
In order to affect a settlement of the
McNamara cases, he would let J. J.
McNamara plead guilty, as well as J.
B. McNamara.
William Schroeder, engineer of the
Lackawanna express, which crashed
Into the rear of a passenger train at
Corning, N. Y., July 4, costing the lives
of 40 people, admitted at the inquest
that he probably passed a block sig
nal set at "caution" and the warning
fuse placed beside the track by the
The campaign committee which is
to run Governor Wilson's campaign
for president was selected at a con
ference at the nominee's summer
home at Seagirt, N. J. It consists of
14 members.
The Democratic campaign fund con
tained about $1,000,000 when Alton
Parker ran for president in 1904, ac
cording to W. F. Sheehan of New York,
who testified before the senate com
mittee investigating campaign funds.
Mr. Sheehan was then chairman of the
Democratic national executive com
mittee. Money was sent by the com
mittee, he said, to Maine, Colorado and
Woodrow Wilson as Democratic na
tional standardbearer ruled in spirit
the reorganization of the Democratic
national committee at a session held
in Chicago. W. S. McCombs of New
York, choice of Governor Wilson, was
elected chairman to succeeed Norman
E. Mack, who retires. Joseph E. Da
vies, national committeeman from Wis
consin, was elected secretary and
John I. Martin sergeant-at-arms.
The campaign fund used in the elec
tion of President Taft In 1908
amounted to $1,655,518, according to
Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock,
chairman of the Republican national
committee in that year, who testified
before the senate Investigating com
mittee. He said no contribution was
accepted from any corporation and
that the committee had declined $20,
000 from T. Coleman Dupont.
Because of his criticism of the pro
posed "progressive party," as set out
in a statement Issued by him in Wash
ington, United States Senator Works
was asked to resign by Lieutenant
Governor Wallace and Meyer Lissner,
chairman of the California Republican
national committee.
Hubert Latham, the famous Anglo
French airman, and one of the
pioneers of heavier than air aviation,
was killed by a wild buffalo during a
hunt in Africa.
With the closing events on the
Olympic program the fifth renewal of
the international Olympiad at Stock
holm, Sweden, practically ended with
a glorious victory for American ath
letes, who won the track and field
championship with points to spare.
The program, however, will continue
three weeks. The military riding
competitions are not yet finished, and
the Olympic regatta is about to be
The Turkish grand vizier In a state
ment in the chamber announced that
the Turkish government refused all
the proposed conditions of peace as
unacceptable. Turkey, he said, in
tended to maintain her sovereignty in
Tripoli, and the war would continue
until conditions of peace agreeable to
Turkish dignity had been submitted.
Ledgers recently discovered at Pa
los, Spain, contain interesting facts
concerning the outlay made by Chris
topher Columbus on his expedition to
the new world. The cost of discover
ing America was about $7,600, all told.
More than 500 American citizens,
with their wives and families, in towns
along the Mexican Northwestern rail
road, are threatened with isolation far
from the American border with scant
means of escaping depredations of
Mexican rebels.
A ruling of Interest to Americans
going abroad has just been made by
the New York customs officials. It di
rects Harry Whitney, the arctic ex
plorer, to pay duty on pictures of seals,
which he took several months ago as
a trip to the far north.
Storm Insurance
Absolutely safe companies. No
assessments. Rate remarkably low.
WtMU Only oa« oamt
We believe that our 30 years of
business among you (the people of Kandiyohi
County) warrants in claiming that we can offer yon an abso
lutely safe storehouse for your money. Checks on us are
accepted in payment of bills at par in any part of Minnesota.
Ninety per cent of the successful business men are Bank
Depositors. What better time than now to open a Check
Account with us? We have unexcelled facilities for trans
acting all branches of banking.
Our Officers will be glad to extend to you every courtesy
consistent with sound banking. We will keep your valuables
in ourfire-proofvault free of charge. We shall be pleased
to have you call on us.
Capital. Surplus and Undivided Profits, $120,000.00
Council Chambers,
Library Building,
Willmar, Minn., July 8, 1912.
Regular meeting of the City Council
Mayor Welhn called the meeting to or
The following members of the Coun
cil were present on roll call: Mayor
Welhn, Aldermen Johnson, Larson,
Hedin, Anderson, Sperry, Erickson, Nor
man and Freeberg 9 Absent, none.
City Attorney Stanford was also pres
The minutes of the last regular meet
ing held June 24, 1912, were read and
the same were approved.
The following bills were on motion
referred to the Finance Committee:
Lewis Hardware, mdse. used for
street work, etc $ 4.00
H. C. Hansen, expense as delegate
to State Firemen's convention 11.50
G. C. Haines, for part payment
services as assessor for 1912. 161.25
A. Wold, special police 2.00
Ole Gilbertson, labor in parks.. 22.50
A. Horton Sperry, rent of ground
for "dump ground" purposes,
3 mo. to July 1, 1912, and tak
ing care of same 15.00
Aug. Sundling, labor in parks.. 5.25
E M. Parnell, typewriting of
specifications for Fire Station
and City Hall 12 96
George McDonald, engineer's as
sistant on sewer work 10.50
Peter Anderson, labor 17.50
Anton Olson, labor 18 38
John Peterson labor 19.25
Lars Rasmusson, labor 19 25
Aujr. Sundling labor 14.00
Ole Sletten, labor 5 25
Lars Tendal, labor 17.50
George McDonald, engineer's as
sistant street lines 2 20
J. C. Freese, labor with a 42.00
Arthur Nelson, labor with team 22 00
Axel Gustafson, labor with team 16.00
The Finance Committee reported the
foregoing bills back approved and the
report was accepted
Alderman Anderson offered the follow
ing resolution which was unanimously
Be it resolved by the City Council of
the City of Willmar that the City Clerk
be and hereby is authorized to issue
warrants against the respective funds in
payment of the foregoing approved bills.
Approved July 9th, 1912.
The following applications for permits
to connect the following residence pro
perties with the 4th street sewer were
presented and read. J. J. Ekander, for
Lots 3 and 4, Block 1, Hanson's Addi
tion Swan Anderson, for Lots 12 and
part 13, Block 69, and J. Sjoquist, for
Lots 13 and 14, Block 69 Mrs. Jane Mc
Donald, for Lot 2, Block 63, E. M. Stan
ford, Lot 3, Block 63 and Fred Kemp,
Lot 6 and south half of Lot 5, Block 63
in the First Addition to City of Willmar
The aforesaid applications were grant
ed subject to the Sewer regulations and
upon payment of the $50 tapping fee.
The Council on motion proceeded to
consider bids an file for building the
new Fire Station and City Hall as ad
The following bids were opened and
read: John Skoolheim, bid of $7,960
and $120 additional for two vault doors
not including heating and plumbing J.
H. Olson bid of $7,572 for building com
plete, without heating and plumbing,
and bid of Andrew Bjorsell and Co. of
$8,768 for building complete including
heating and plumbing and offer of $200
for the old Fire Station Building if con
tract was awarded to them. The bids
were duly considered and discussed and
J. H. Olsen's bid of $7,572 was accepted.
Alderman Freeberg offered the follow
ing resolution which was adopted by the
following \ote: "Ayes," Aldermen John
son, Larson, Anderson, Hedin, Sperry,
Urickson, Norman and Freeberg, 8
"Noes," none.
Resolved, That the bid of J. H. Olson
for the erection and construction of a
new fire station building for the City of
Willmar, without heating and plumbing,
according to the plans and specifications,
at the price of Seventy-Five Hundred
Seventy-two Dollars ($7,572.00) be and
the same is hereby accepted, and the
Mayor and City Clerk are hereby author
ized to enter into a contract with said
H. Olson for the doing of said work.
Approved July 9, 1912.
E. C. WELLIN, Mayor.
On motion the Council proceeded to
consider bids on file for the heating and
plumbing in the new Fire Station and
City Hall as advertised.
Sealed bids of J. H. Wiggins Co. of
$597 for heating and plumbing, sewer
and water connections, according to
plans and specifications, and bid of B.
Benson for heating and plumbing of
$400 to $600, according to what work he
done, and another bid of $840 for the
heating and plumbing for work as out
lined in said bid.
The bids were duly considered and
on motion they were both rejected and
Aldermen Freeberg, Norman and Chief
Selvig were appointed as a committee
to have new plans and specifications pre
pared for the heating and plumbing.
Martin Enger appeared and spoke
against building of side walk on the
south side of his property in Ferring's
Mr. O. Marlow was present and ad
dressed the Council about the street
lines for his property in the west part
of the City. The matter of the street
lines as referred to by Mr. Marlow was
referred to City Engineer Rowat and the
street committee.
A proposal from W. B. Bosworth,
Sewer Contractor, for building storm
sewers was presented and read. The
matter was on motion carried over.
A written offer from A. E. Rice and N.
O. Nelson was read to donate to the
City for park purposes, lots No. 8, 9, 10,
12, 13 and 14 of Block No. 11 in Hansen's
Addition. The said order was accepted
by the Council.
Moved and seconded that the Ordi
nance entitled "An Ordinance Regulat
ing Drays for Hire" be given its second
reading. Carried. The said Ordinance
was then read.
N. 8: SWBN80N,
Ass't Cashier
A petition signed by Mrs. L. W. Por
ter, Mrs. T. H. Anderson, Mrs. P. O.
Rannestad and Mrs. Sofie Bonde
for the extension of the sewer on 5th
street from Kandiyohi avenue to Mon
ongalia avenue was presented and read.
The petitioners agreed that there
would be four sewer taps if said sewer
was built. The petition was ordered
placed on file.
A communication from the Water
and Light Commission was read, advising
of the election of Mr. C. Dickerson as
Superintendent of the Water and Light
Plant in place of Mr. P. Pearson, re
signed, and of the election of Mr. A.
Torkelson as line man and assistant su
perintendent, and of the fixing of the
superintendent's salarv at $110 per mo.
and of Mr. Torkelson's salary at $65
per month. The action of the Water and
Light commission was confirmed by the
Requisitions for supplies from the
Water & Light Commission were pre
sented and the Clerk was instructed to
order the supplies.
The street commissioner presented
written reports on poll tax collections
for the month of June and of collections
made for gravel and street work. The
reports were accepted and ordered plac
ed on file.
City Attorney Stanford presented a
written report on what he had done with
reference to the street lines on Monon
galia Avenue in Spicer's Addition, stat
ing that he had had written notices ser
ved on Andrew Bjorsell and Thilda J.
Wahlstrand to remove buildings from
the said Monongalia Avenue and also
stated that he would soon begin actions
against the parties mentioned in order
to determine the legality of said street.
The City Attorney's communication was
accepted and ordered placed on file
Aldermen Anderson, Hedin, Erickson
and Johnson were appointed as a com
mittee to interview the property owners
on said Monongalia Avenue and report
at the next regular meeting.
Owing to no bids being received for
the sale of the old Fire Station building
the Clerk was instructed to advertise
for new bids for the sale of said build
ing to be received at meeting July 15,
On motion ihe Council adjourned to
Monday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
July 15, 1912.
E. C. WELLIN, Mayor.
Attest: HANS GUNDERSON, City Clerk.
Council Chambers,
Library Building,
Willmar, Minn., July 15, 1912.
2 o'clock p.
Adjourned meeting of the City Coun
cil with Mayor Wellin in the chair. The
following members of the Council were
present on roll call: Mayor Wellin. Ald
ermen Johnson, Larson, Anderson, Sper
ry, Erickson and Freeberg, 7 Absent,
Aldermen Hedin and Norman, 2.
On motion the Council proceeded to
considei bids on file for the purchase of
the old rire Station building, as adver
Sealed bid of C. Bonham of $82 00
and bid of J. Olsen of $50.50 for the
said building were opened and read.
These were the only bids received. The
bid of R. C. Bonham was accepted.
Alderman Johnson offered the follow
ing resolution which was adopted by the
following \ote. "Ayes," Aldermen John
son, Larson, Anderson, Sperry. Erickson
and Freeberg, 6, "Noes," none.
Resolved that the bid of R. C. Bon
ham for the purchase and removal of
the old Fire Station building at the price
of Eighty-two dollars, ($82.00) be and
the same is hereby accepted, and upon
the payment of said sum into the City
Treasury, said R. C. Bonham is hereby
authorized to take and remove sala
Approved July 15th, 1912.
Binders/Mowers and Rakes
maeMnes have been thoroty tested,
run on roller bearings, and are guaranteed
to fully equal any In the market. Come and
•eo me before you place an order.
Kandiyohi Station, Minnesota
C. WELLIN, Mayor.
,*S- son and N. O. Nelson, on
behalf of the Water and Light Commis
sion, addressed the Council on the im
portance of providing store and work
room for the Superintendent and assist
ant, and it was suggested to turn the
city lock-up into such a room and build
a, small addition to the new Fire Station
for a lock-up. The said matter was
carried over.
On motion the Council adjourned
Attest: HANS GUNDERSON. City Clerk.
[First publication July 10-4t.]
Citation for Hoarinff on Petition for Ad*
Estate of Andrew J. Forstrom, also known as
A. J. Forstrom.
State of Minnesota, County of K&ndivohi In
Probate Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of Andrew
Forstrom, also known as A. J. Forstrom
The State of Minnesota to all persona inter
ested in the granting of administration of the
estate of said decedent: The petition of Maria
Christina Forstrom having been filed in this
court, representing that Andrew For
strom, also known as A. J. Forstrom. then a
resident of the county of Kandiyohi, state of
Minnesota, died Intestate on the 27th day of
May, 1912 and praying that letters of adminis
tration of his estate be granted to Victor E.
Lawson, of said county and the court, hav
ing fixed the time and place for hearing
said petition Therefore, you, and each
of you, are hereby cited and required
to show cause, it any you have, be
fore this court at the Probate Court Rooms in
the Court House, in the city of Willmar in the
couaty of Kandiyohi, state of Minnesota, on
the 5th day of August. 1912, at 2 o'clock
m.. why said petition should not be granted
Witness, the Judge of said Court, and the
Seal of said Court, this 5th day of July,
[COURT scAtl Probate Judge
Attorney for Petitioner,
Willmar Minn.
Notice is hereby given that all
owners of vicious dogs are hereby
ordered to muzzle such dogs forth
with, or keep such dogs tied up on,
their premises.
Dated at Willmar, July 9th, 1912.
Chief of Police.

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