HE KYKS OF THE WORLD are
drawn toward*. Stockholm,
Sweden, \shere Ihe fifth interna
tional ohmpuul in modern tunes of
athletic -, and spoits is taking place.
This is the gieate-t advertisement
that Sweden and the Swedes ha\e
had in main jears, and the splendid
hpoitsman-.hip and hospitality of the
people are making an im-
pression 111 a way that brings to
them the recognition the} deserve
fioni every civilized land in the
The Swedes took an impoitant
part in the Olympic games held at
London tour years ago and previous
meets and their splendid athletic or
ganizations have made a vvoudeif il
recoid this vear when one considers
that the total population ot Sweden
is le-s than si\ millions of people.
The Swedish government erected a
collo-sal stadium in which to hold the
games. This is not a temporary
structure, but a permanent building
of stone which was officially dedicat
ed by the king as the "Permanent
Home ot Swedish Athletics." (Svensic
idrott). The pictures of the inter
ior oi this stadium given herewith
show scenes when the oljmpic games
opened, when the world's leading
athletes were assembled, each coun
try's contingent back of the flag of
that country. There were three high
flag poles upon which the flags were
displaced xepresentmg the country
whose athletes stood first, second or
thud in the contests as decided.
The American athletic teams have
taken the most honors in the Olympic
Crow River, July 22—Miss Alice
Saboe left for Minneapolis last week,
where she will work for some time.
A large crowd of oung folks fiom
this vicinity, spent Sunday a week
ago, at Games Lake.
Walter and Arthur Tolo left for
Willmar la-t Saturday to attend the
Cole Bros.' circus.
Einar Austin has hired out to Nels
Reiquam near Georgeville and enter
ed his duties last Monday.
Mr. B. Guffith, who has been vis
iting his sister, Mrs. George Benner
of New Hampton, Iowa, returned
home last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Stenerson and
children of Fairdale, N. D. are visit
ing with tilends and relatives at this
Rev. and Mrs. T. O. Tolo and Mrs.
M. O. Thorpe made a combined busi
ness and pleasure trip to St. Cloud
and Sauk Center last week.
The Mikkel Olson, Martin and
Lewis Mickelson with families Msit
ed with Nels Nelson last Sunday.
The Saron Ladies' Aid held their
annual buhiness meeting at K. P.
Knutson's July 13. The following
were elected: Mrs. Christine Hen
drickson, president Mrs. W. Wrol
eon, vice president Mrs. K. P. Knut
son, treasurer and Mrs. H. S. Roe,
secretary. They meet next time with
Mrs. W. Wrolson, Aug. 22.
Miss Clara Austin spent last week
visiting her uncle, Erick Austin, of
G. Aslakson and T. Lee of Brooten
are busy remodeling the parsonage
Miss Lena Johnson assisted at
Rev. Tolo's a few days last week.
The Saboe young folks visited
with Geer's of Burbank last Sunday.
Special discount on set rings for
the next ten days at Elmquist's Jew
Chester Stothard returned home
Saturday night from a week's visit
with relatives at Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Dollar-Hotel
200 MODERN ROOMS
Located in Heart of Business District
$ 1 S I N E A E $ 1 2
CUROPLAN*. RATE roR TWO PERSONS $1.6 0
PRIVATE BATH AND TOILET EXTRA
AND FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION
(INSURANCE RECOROS SHOW NO LIVES
EVER LOST IN A SPRINKLED SOILDINa.L
EVERY ROOM) HAS HOT AND COLD RUNNlNQ
WATER. «TEAM HEAT. GAS AND ELECTRIC
LIGHTS, AND TELEPHONE SERVICE.
SEVEN STORY ANNEX IN CONNECTION
proper, and on more than one occas
ion the stars and stripes have been
run up on all three masts at the same
The standing of the different coun
tries on Monday evening, July 15,
when all the events of the Olympic
games proper had taken place wa^
United States, 126 Sweden, 104
Great Britain, 66 Finland, 46 Ger
many, 34 France, 23 South Africa,
16 Denmark, 14 Italy, 13 Canada
13 Austrahaa, 13 Belgium, I I
Norway, 10 Hungary, 8 Russia, 5
Greece, 4 Austria, 4 Holland, 2.
A cable message gives the follow
ing details of the closing exercises:
"It seemed marvelous that any ca
pacity to shout was left In Stock
holm after the last nine days but the
victors got all that was due them
when they received their laurels. The
presentation of the prizes at 5 o'
clock this evening -was a spectacle
nearly as theatrical as the opening
ceremon3\ Three handsome stands
were placed on the green. All win
ners of first, second and third priz
es marched into the arena and as
sembled in three groups before the
''The king conferred on the win
ners of the first prizes the honors
consisting-of a wreath, a gold medal
and a challenge cup to each. Crown
Prince Gustave Adolph presented a
silver medal to the members of the
second group, and Prince Charles,
brother of the king handed bronze
medals to the third group. A herald
in medieval costume called the names
LAKE WAG0NGA NEWS.
Lake Wagonga, July 22—District
57 had a school meeting Saturday
evening with nine candidates for di
rector and P. O. Mattson was elect
ed. Oh, yes, we have lots of men
who would like an office all light.
They also voted in the telephone for
the coming term, but refused to dig
a well to furnish water for the child
len. Now what do you know about
that? They also made a motion to
build a barn for five teams, but it
was not carried. The school board
as it now stands: Ludvig Carlson,
treasurer Arthur Erickson, clerk P.
O. Mattson, director.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sjoberg were
visitors at the Carlson home over
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Roske gave a
very nice lawn party Sunday eve at
their home on the Lake Wagonga
Farm and everybody reported a good
A surprise party was given in hon
or of Miss Amy Mattson Sunday af
ternoon and a purse of $65.15 was
given as a memento of the day.
Miss Hilma Johnson spent the past
week, the guest at the Carlson
Miss Cora Vickstrom of Duluth
and Miss Myrtle Olson of Arbor Hill
spent a few days camping at Eagle
Lake, guests of Miss Harriet Selvig
of Oakwood cottage.
The dance at the Hagen farm was
well attended and everybody report
ed a good time.
Rev. Fmdley of the Presbyterian
church of Willmar held afternoon
service at Pleasant View school
The ball game of the East and
West Whitefield teams turned out 5
to 1 in favor of the latter.
Miss Maybelle Nelson is enjoying
a week's vacation from her duties
at the Farmer's Co-operative store
Johnson's Velvet Ice
The Y. P. S. of Western Dovre will
meet at the home of Theodore Den
gerud on Friday evening, July 26,
where program will be as follows:
Devotion Rev. E. O. Larson
Reading Clara Dengerud
Organ Solo Emma Rykken
Reading Carl Hegstrora
Voeal solo Ingvall Rykken
Speech Rev. E. O. Larson
Song William Rykken
Ice cream and cake will be served
All are welcome.
Boost a Willmar Industry and
Ask for Johnson's Velvet lee Cream.Ask
AMERICA i, SWEDEN 2, GREAT BRITAIN 3 IN FIFTH INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD
SCENES WHEN WORLD'S LEADING ATHLETES
LINED UP IN THE STADIUM IN STOCKHOLM
of each, when they stepped forward
to receive the pi"ize.
The procession into the arena was
a remarkable sight. Every sort of
costume figured, from full dress mil
itary, with plumed and shining hel
mets and much gold lace, to simple
khaki and frock coat and silk hat
to running tights.
The Americans headed the parade.
Colonel Robert W. Thompson, presi
dent of the N. Y. A. C, silkhatted, in
the front rank.
King Gustave in gray frock coat,
mounted the i"ostrum, behind which
were the tables loaded with trophies,
wreaths and medals. Ralph 0. Craig,
Detroit. Y. M. C. A., the double win
ner of the 100 and 200-meter dashes,
was the first victor called. He step
ped f01 ward to the platform, and the
king placed the wreath on him and
shook him warmly by the hand.
Several other Americans followed.
The Marathon winner, McArthur, of
South Africa, received the greatest
All the Swedish winners were giv
Ralph Rose, the California weight
throw v\ was a popular figure. The
Stockholm police winners of the tug
of-war appeared in their uniforms.
Thorpe received an enormous bronze
trophy, which he could scarcely carry
"James Thorpe of the Carlisle In
dian school, performed a remarkable
feat in winning the decathlon and
proved his general all around ability
as an athlete.
"The sports will continue three
Colfax, July 22—John and Ethel
Thimell of St. Paul came home for a
visit with the latter's parents Tues
day. John only stayed until Satur
day but Miss Ethel will remain until
the first of Aug.
A few young folks were pleasantly
entertained at E. Thimell's Friday
Miss Augusta Olson, who is work
ing at the Fred Monson home 111 New
London, visited at her parental home
here over Sunday.
Mr. Wm. Highstrom visited at El
mer Kullander's Sunday.
Some of the Sunday school child
ren had a picnic at Games Lake last
Colfax, July 22—H. M. Erickson
has returned to his home at Elbow
Lake after a short is.it with rela
tives and friends here.
Miss Mabel Mikkelson of Belgrade
is spending her vacation with her
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thompson and
family of Norway Lake visited with
Mrs. Katherine Olson on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Mikkelson and
children of Belgrade have returned
home after a two weeks' visit with
Mikkel Olson and family.
The Aurora Y. P. S. will meet at
Mikkel Olson's next Sunday after
noon, July 28th.
Miss Isabell Odland of Norway
Lake visited with Malene Olson over
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Leite visited at
Larson's on Sunday.
Misses Emma Halvorson, Lillie
Leite and Mabel and Rose Hagen vis
ited with Ida Thompson on Sunday.
The Warner Band gave a concert
in the schoolhouse last Sunday eve
Johnson's Velvet Ice
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for the Republican nomination for
Clerk of the District Court, the office
which I now hold. I have always
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Boost a Willmar Industry and
for Johnson's Velvet lea Cream.
W W»lli.«.j duly »A,
"The only complaint visitors have
against the Swedish Olympic, is that
too much was attempted. With an
organization beyond criticism, the
American committee and athletes are
enthusiastic in their praises of the
management. There is no doubt that
the American representatives made
the finest impression in Stockholm,
while the Americans were unable to
find words to express the impression
Stockholm has made on them.'
The conduct of the games is said
to have been the most satisfactory
of any of the similar events of mod
Features of special importance
was a banquet at wThich 3,500 guests
were fed, and a grand concert at
which 3,000 trained male singers
from all parts of Sweden took part.
Another report from Stockholm
dated Monday says:
"From Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf
to the smallest youngster in the
Swedish branch of the Boy Scouts
this city was in the grip of an all
compelling wave of athletic enthus
iasm, with the American athletic
team the focal point of all interest.
In the Swedish, English, Canadian,
Garman and French camps the first
interest outside their own chances of
success was the observation of the
Roseland, July 22—Rev. and Mrs.
J. Brummel spent last Thursday a.
m. at C. Kohrs and the afternoon at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bui
Mr. and Mrs. D. Dekker and Mr.
and Mrs. L. Van Der Einde and fam
ily spent last Sunday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Knoll.
A few from here attended the ser
vices at the Whitefield schoolhouse
last Sunday evening.
Miss Abbie Damhof and brother,
Jakie, spent a very pleasant evening
with Williams' last Wednesday.
Dr. Peterson of Willmar was call
ed at the home of J. Buikema last
Sunday on account of the illness of
their son, Jake.
Mr. John Brouwer and Miss Mary
Kohrs spent last Sunday afternoon
at the latter's home.
Mr. and Mrs. Reitz and son Ernest
spent last Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Stuhr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Weiberdink spent
last Sunday at the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Buikema.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Bruggers and
children spent last Thursday even
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Mr. John Zuidema did some paper
hanging at H. Gorts, Jr., last Fri
School meeting was held in Dist.
No. 90 last Saturday evening and
Mr. H. Dragt was elected treasurer
in the place of F. Anderson.
Mr. Albert and Emil Stuhr autoed
to' Willmar last Sunday to meet their
brother, Mr. David Stuhr, who spent
a few months in the northern part of
Mr. John Poortinga spent last
Sunday afternoon with Mr. George
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ATHLETES Of THE WORLt INSTOCKHOLM 3t$KOT=l
performances and training methods
of the men who compose the Ameri
can team. The taxicabs about the
streets were decorated largely with
Swedish and American flags. From
time to time one saw the colors of
the other nationalities on the mot
ors, but it was significant of the at
titude which the hosts for the Olym
pic games were taking toward the
Yankee delegation that the manifes
tation that a driver of a cab could
speak English was the stars and
stripes—not the union jack—flying
from the tonneau.
"It was the general opinion among
the Yankee athletes that the Swed
ish people were the most hospitable
in the world. The welcome which
was extended to the visitors from the
Finland impressed even the most cal
lous of the American vistors. The
city did everything possible to make
the men from the United States feel
at home. It was not from the offi
cial standpoint alone that they en
joyed hospitality. The people on the
streets went out of their way to take
care of the young men who wore the
insignia of the American team, and
in the- cafes and restaurants the
same evidence of special hospitality
being extended to the Finland's pas
sengers was plainly apparent.
"Stockholm and its environs are
THE TEST OF MERIT
Willmar People are Given Convincing
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be made than the test of time and
this is particularly true of a kidney
medicine. Doan's Kidney Pills have
stood this test and stood it well.
What better proof of the merits of
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the statement of a Willmar resident
who has been cured and has stayed
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K. T. Otos, Sperry's Addition,
Willmar, Minn., says: "The cure ef
fected by Doan's Kidney Pills three
years ago has been permanent, and
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my kidneys were disordered and I
had backache, especially in the
morning. I felt weak and lame and
was often subject to attacks of diz
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about Doan's Kidney Pills and I was
led to procure a supply at Moss
berg's Drug Store. This remedy soon
convinced me of its merits by effect
ing a cure."
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New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name—Doan's—and
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NEW LONDON, ROUTE 3.
New London, July 22—Miss Ger
trude Soderlund visited at Henning
Olander's from Sunday until Wed
The extra haystack will do no
harm, and may be a splendid reserve
supply for next year.
Miss Olga Bredberg of New Lon
don visited at the August Olander
home from Wednesday until Sunday.
Quite a few from this vicinity
went to Willmar Monday to attend
The Willing Workers and the Sor
ocis Societies of the Swedish Luth
eran church will meet at the home
of Rev. and Mrs. C. Swenson Wed
nesday, July 24th. All are welcome.
Mr. Wallace Bengtson sold his In
dian motorcycle to Mr. Erickson of
Misses Stella and Margaret Oland
er were New London visitors Satur
day and Sunday, being entertained
at the Carl Bredberg home.
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Bergeson and
children, Lawrence, Erhard and Eth
el, autoed over from Willmar Sun
day and visited at the Alfred and
TO TAKE PART IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES
now well known to the visitors from
America and the verdict of all crit
ics is that the choice of the city for
the holding of the present Olympic
games was ideal from every point of
view. It is an ideal town for a sum
mer sojourn—this city with its green
hdls and rolling waters.
"The stadium, as it is called in
Swedish, was the center of the show
and from 9 a. m. untd 6 p. m. the
great building and its environs were
crowded with spectators anxious to
see what is generally admitted to be
the greatest athletic show ever stag
ed. It is a beautiful structure, this
amphitheatre which has been built
on the outskirts of the city. There
is a naturalness about it which gives
to the games an atmosphere of gen
uineness which would have been lack
ing had the authorities chosen to
make a replica of the ancient Greek
arena. With the crowded stands,
cosmopolitan throng of athletes and
visitors, the spectacle still seemed
distinctly Swedish In setting. The
arena is a beautiful thing architec
turally. Every unit of construction
is in proportion and for that reason
the casual spectatov is apt to under
estimate its seating capacity."
T. H. Olson made a business trip
to Dassel Saturday.
August Olander homes, returning in
the evening. They were accompanied
back by Miss Ellen Olander who will
remain in Willmar a few days.
Last call: Fix your binders before
you start reaping, if it is needed.
Mrs. Bernhard Thorson of Minne
apolis is visiting relatives and
friends here for a few weeks.
Quite a number of people took in
the picnic at Games Lake Sunday.
All report a good time.
He who is most free is most bound
—held fast by honor to do all things
Rev. C. Swenson, J. M. and C. E.
Monson were at Alexandria on bus
Miss Gertrude Soderlund was a
visitor at Henning Olander's from
Sunday until Wednesday.
Services will be held in the Swed
ish Luth. church Sunday forenoon at
11 o'clock. Sunday school at 10 a.
Real Estate Transfers.
Town of Roseland.
July 15—'Nels Trulson and wife to
August Newberg, wy2 of se*4, se*4
of sw^4, sec. 4 and nw% of ne1^,
sec. 9, 160 a also in town of Kandi
yohi, part of lots 5 and 6, see. 32,
97 a., $5,550.
Town of Whitefield.
July 16—Probate Court to Gertina
M. Ryan et al, und. 1-8 of ne*4 of
ne%, see. 28, 40 a.
Town of Edwards.
July 13—Chris M. and Carrie Mil
ler to Menno H. Baumann, sw^4 of
I sw%, lots 5, 6 and 7, sec. 30, 168.95
July 16—David E. Fleming single
to Jacob Haima, se%, e% of nei4,
sec. 10, 240 a., $9,600.
Town of Mamre.
July 15—Rasmus Christian Ras
mussen aud wife to Rasmus Rasmus
sen, swVi of sw}4 sec. 35, 40 a.,
Town of Lake Andrew.
July 15—Otto H. Mankel, single to
Peter G. Thompson, north part of lot
6 of lots 5 and 4, sec. 3, 10.05 a.,
Village of Atwater.
July 16—L. E. Covell single to
Mary W. Peterson, lot 4, bl 52,
July 18—Mary E. Jones and hus
band to Lizzie E. Clark, e. 23 feet of
lot 10, bl 2, $700.
Village of New London.
July 15—Henry Thompson and
wife to New London Hospital Asso
ciation ey2 of lot 1, bl 13, $66.
Village of Spicer.
July 17—Peter E. Rose and wife
to Anna M. Rose, lots 12 and 13, bl.
1, Park Add'n., $1.00. -f^^sj^ss
PROSPECTS NEVER BETTER
FOR GREATEST STATE FAIR
Secretary J. C. Simpson Says Pros*
pects Are Great and Predicts
Banner Week Sept. 2-7,1912.
"I can' see no clouds In our sky,"
declared Secretary J. C. Simpson of
the Minnesota State Fair, when asked
concerning the prospects for the 1912
"Nevertheless," he added, "I did
not see any clouds last year until Mon
day, the opening day of the fair, and
then I saw little else for five days.
We are optimists, however, and do
not believe we will have anything but
perfect weather next September. If
we have three or four good days we
will not make any very strong pro
tests. As far as we can see every
thing points to a bigger and better fair
than ever before. There seems to be
a desire to co-operate with the fair
managers manifest in this and sur
"We have studied the amusement
features very carefully and believe we
have secured the greatest list of clean,
up-to-date attractions that have ever
been seen here. We have offered $26,
000 in purses for the horsemen to
come and get and the large number
of entries in the early closing events
prove that they are coming. I predict
that with good weather we will have
unusually high class racing events.
"Of course it is too early to predict
what the entries will be in the other
departments as we are never sure
until the closing date. From the un
usually large number of inquiries and
the general Interest exhibited, how
ever, I am perfectly satisfied that in
every department there will be a sub
stantial increase of high class exhibit
Swedish Mission Ladies' Aid.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Swedish Mission church will meet in
the church parlors, Friday, July 26.
Refreshments will be served by
Mesdames Chas. Hoglund and War
ner Norine. All are invited.
Rev. and Mrs. M. B. Michaelson
and children left last week for Min
neapolis, where they will enjoy an
outing at Lake Minnetonka. They ex
pect to be absent a month as Rev.
Michaelson is taking his va'caCion.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Johnson and
son Lowell, spent Sunday at Mrs.
Johnson's parental home in White
Boost a Willmar Industry and
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Everyday pictures of the good times
around home are easyto
take with a
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photography is now-a-days.
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THE BEST STATE FAIR MUSIG
There will be more and bettet
music at the Minnesota State Fair this
year than ever before not even except*
ing last season. There will be on the.
grounds all the time during the week
of September 2, at least six bands and
two orchestras. It is probable tha|
the number may be increased befors
the fair opens. The organizations
with which contracts have already
been closed are:
The Weber Band of Cincinnati, O.
First Infantry Band, M. N. Q. of
Minnesota State Band of St. Paul.
The Wheaton Band of Wheaton, th«
Detroit Band of Detroit, Minn., Mist
Nellie Hope's Orchestra of St. Paul
and the Kalkbrener Orchestra of Lake
Negotiations are under way for al
least one more band. These musical
organizations will be placed at pointf
of vantage in the buildings and on th
grounds so that there will be mnaH
everywhere and always,
Trim Your Trees.
Citizens owning trees on the boule
vards of the City are hereby notified
to trim the ground. If not done
within ten days of the date of this
notice, the work will be done by the
City at owner's expense.
Willmar, July 24r 1912.
A welcome social will be given at
the Salvation Army Hall Saturday,
July 27th, at 8 o'clock p. nu, for the
officers, F. Sahlin and G. Rydberg,
who are coming from Chicago to take
charge of the Salvation Army work
in Willmar. All are welcome.
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