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Personal Mention.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Paulson spent
last week Hancock.
M. L. Gilard left yesterday for a
week's \isit with a brother in Ano
Miss Nancy Toinlinson left Satur
day for a pleasure trip to Boston,
Ed. Netland and sister, Miss Sel
ma of Dovre weie Willmar visitors
Mis. A. Mattson of Kerkhoven
spent Sunday Avith her daughter Mrs.
I. R. Gnffin.
Miss Anna C. Lien of San Diego,
Calif., returned to Willmar last Sat
uiday morning.
Mrs. P. W. Peterson left Monday
for Fargo, N. D., called there by the
illness of her mother.
Miss Amanda Netland leturned to
New London Monday, after visiting
at her home in Dovre.
Miss Anna Johnson returned home
Sunday night iiom a three months"
\isit A\ith her giandmother.
Mrs. Chailes Hilstrom returned to
hei home at St. Paul Thursday, after
a Msit with lelatives in this city.
Peter Chakens, proprietor of the
Boston Candy Kitchen, spent a few
dajs in the twin cities last week.
Mr and Mis. Swan Erickson de
pal ted last week for their home at
St Paul, from a Msit with relatives
in ihi^ eit\.
Miss K..thi\n Bernett of Browns
A aV.o\ ictpiued to hei homo Monday,
aLler a Vubant usit with Mr. and
Mis. J. W. Kent.
Mrs. E. M. Carhn and Mrs. W. H.
Winteis and little nephew, Reynold
Downs, spent Thursday visiting rela
tnes at Kandiyohi.
Mrs. Stai of Kerkhoven returned
to her home the latter part of the
•week, after a visit at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Olson.
Mrs. S. Parson returned to her
home at Northfield Monday, after a
week's visit at the home her son.
Olof Parson in Whitefleld
Mrs. Simion Rodberg, Misses Ma
bel Sanderson and Nora Johnson
spent last Tuesday in the twin cities,
leturning the same evening.
J. E. Hervey of Fountain, Minn.,
was expected the latter part of the
week for a visit at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. W. B. Winslow.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Peterson went
to Spicer yesterday to attend the
Sullivan-Hogberg wedding which oc
curs at the bride's home today.
Mi. Ernest Freed \isited between
trains at his home here last Tues
day. He left for Arkansas via St.
Paul, where he will do drainage work.
The Sunday school teachers of the
Swedish M. E. church were nicely
en^eitained to dinner at the John
Selin home on Becker avenue Sun
Mrs. George Winney and little
granddaughter, Muriel, returned last
Thuisday, fiom their holiday visit
"wit1- idatnes and fuends in Crook
PinJjp Gales, employed in the rail
road office at Whitefish, Mont., is
home feu a month's visit with his
paients, Re\. and Mis. Horatio
Engineer and Mis. William Kolin
letmned to Willmar the latter pait
of the week from Mmot, N. wheie
Mr. Kohn was transferied several
months ago.
Mrs. J. II. Kirkpatriek and child
ren ha\e retiupoj to their home at
Bunvns Vail all a vis.it ,vith
Mis'. Knkpatiiek's. paients, Mr. and
Mis. C. Aekerman.
C. A. Nybeig, who has been down
on a visit with friends and relatives
in the county returns tomorrow for
his home in Fergus Falls, where he is
now located and is in the restaurant
Miss Johanna Peterson who has
spent the holidays with her mother,
Mrs. Martha Peterson in St. Johns
township departed Monday for Deer
River, after which she will leave for
Sask., Canada.
Miss Freda Hendrickson of Min
neapolis was a guest of the home of
Mrs. Martha Peterson in St. Johns
township during the holidays. She
left Monday for Montpelier, N. D.,
at which place she teaches.
Thomas Roach of Hayward, Minn.,
arrived in this city the latter part of
the week and accepted a position as
switchman in the Willmar yards. Mr.
Roach is an old time friend of Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Walker of this city.
Prof. N. B. Swalin left last Tues
day for a professional visit at Spicer,
New London, Paynesville, Richmond,
Belgrade, Brooten and Glenwood. He
expects to be back to Willmar by the
25th, when he will organize a class
in violin music.
John A. Swilhns, for nearly thirty
years a resident of Willmar, died
yesteiday, Jan. 14, at 11 o'clock at
an age of eighty years. Death was
caused by paralysis, the deceased
ha\ ing been sick for about a month.
The funeial will take place tomor
row morning at 9 o'clock from the
house and 9:30 at the St. Mary
Catholic church, Rev. Father Mc
Devitt to conduct the same.
John A. Swilhns was born in
Piussian-Holland, Germany on Oct.
7, 1834. His youth was spent in
Germany. He married Miss Cornelia
Ciine in 1853, and came to America
in 1878 settling first on a farm near
Carver. He lived there 2 or 3 years
and then came to Kandiyohi county,
farming in Whitefleld Township for
two seasons and then moving to
Willmar. For several years he run
what was known as the Willmar Ho
He is mourned by his aged wife
and by the following childien: Mrs.
George White, of Stoddard, Wis.
Mrs. J. Mmnikus of Benson Mrs. J.
Stiuple of Stoddaid, Wis. Mrs. J.
F. Sheiman of this city, Gertrude
and Heiman Swilhns at home.
Mis. Maghe Larson, wife of Jens
Larson, a well known and respected
resident of the Town of Mamre, died
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1913, at 10:45 a m.
Death was due to heait tiouble and
other complications and came after
an illness of about fi\e months.
Mrs. Johnson was a native of Nor
way and was born on the 10th day of
August, 1844, and had thus attained
the age of 68 years, 4 months and 28
days at tune of death.
The funeral was held at the East
Noiway Lake church on Saturday
at one o'clock p. m., and was con
ducted by Rev. M. 0. Sotendahl.
Vinje Has a Good Year.
The Norwegian Lutheran Vinje
congregation held its annual meeting
last Monday morning. After the us
ual opening exercises the finances of
the church were leported and ap
proved. The financial statement in
detail together with reports of all
one auxiliary organizations have been
piinted in neat pamphlet form with
an attractive cover. In this booklet
appear as the names of all official
boards and other church information
in convenient form for reference.
No less than 49 persons were ad
mitted to membeiship.
The election of officers resulted as
F. Bredeson, re-elected as trus
Dr. J. R. Peteisen, le-elected as
vice president.
Pi of. A. Struxness, re-elected as
A. A. Anderson, treasuier, to suc
ceed C. S. Olson who found it im
possible to continue in the position.
He was given a vote of thanks for
his faithful service.
School Board—Edw. Bredeson and
L. A. Tjosvold.
Auditing Committee—A. Struxness
and A. C. Pedersen.
The congregation decided to buy a
poition of some lots adjoining their
cemetery on the east side. The
of improving and beautifying the
cemetery will be continued.
Nearly a thousand dollars have
been spent in impioving the parson
age and church during the past year.
A special finance committee consist
ing of L. A. Tjosvold, A. A. Ander
son and Nils Tallakson were ap
pointed to collect funds for paying
all incurred liabilities. The total
amount disbuised dm ing the year in
the general fund reached $2,258.
$336.83 of this weie paid for denom
inational purposes.
Call a Minister.
At the adjourned church meeting
held last night, the Swedish Lutheran
Bethel church unanimously extended
a call to Rev. Joseph E. Liljedahl of
Valley City, N. D. to take the place
to be vacated by Rev. Peterson.
The meeting also authorized the
improvements to the parsonage, in
cluding a new basement and hot wat
er heating plant.
The trustees were instructed to
birv on suitable terms, five acres of
ground southwest of the city/ad
joming the Catholic cemetery, on the
north, to be platted as a cemetery.
Rev. Theo. Livingstone left Mon
day for a week's stay in Minneapolis
where he will assist Rev. Sundstrom
one of the Swedish M. E. church
es of that city. From there Rev. Liv
ingstone goes to Ironwood, Mich.,
for a visit in his former congrega
tion. He expects to return to Will
mar about the 25th.
The Missionary society of the Sy
nod church held its annual meeting
at the home of Mrs. J. L. Johnson
yesterday afternoon. Mrs. M. T.
Sandbo was re-elected president.
Owing to Mrs. C. E. Lien's illness,
Mrs. John Skoolheim was elected
temporary secretary and treasurer,
W. L. Norin is home from Denton,
Sask., Canada.
Thursday evening prayermeeting.
Next Sunday, Sunday school at
ten in the morning. Worship at
eleven. Epworth League seven in the
evening and evening service at 7:30.
Magnus Peteison will have charge
of the services next Sunday in the
absence of the pastor. All welcome.
Prayermeeting Wednesday a
Thursday nights this week.
Next Sunday, Sunday school at
9:30 a. m. morning services 10:45.
At 6:15 p. m. the Young People's
meeting services at 7:30.
On Friday afternoon the Ladies'
Aid has its first monthly coffee soc
ial this year. The income will be
given to home mission work.
Rev. Isaac Nelson of Buffalo will
come here and hold three meetings
meetings, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday nights. As* Rev. Nelson is
known as a very able speaker, we
would urge the people to come out
and hear him. The choir will sing at
these meetings.
9 9 9
Services next Sunday evening at
7:30 o'clock, at the usual time.
The Ladies' Society's January
social takes place tomorrow after
noon. All invited.
Services nest Sunday at 10:30 o'
clock. The congiegation will meet
Saturday evening, Jan. 18, at 7:30
o'clock, at the church to elect a pas
tor to take the place of Rev. Peter
Next Sunday there will be no serv
ices at the WiHmar church in the
forenoon. Sunday school at 10:30 a.
m., English evening services at 7:30
at the Solomon Lake
10:30 a. m, Sunday
church at
The Y.
basement next
S. meets in
the church
evening at
Annual Meeting at Free Church.
The annual congregational meet
ing of the Norw. Luth. Free church
was held yesterday afternoon. For
the ensuing year the following offi
cers were elected:
Secietary—C. C. Birkeland.
Deacons for 3 years Halvor
Shipstead and Isaac Bassebo.
Tiustees for 3 years—Sam Ras
musson and Enek Holt.
Oigamst—Laila Holt.
Members of School Board—G. O.
Sand, O. A. Jacobson, I. Bassebo,
Rev. Michaelson and E. Holt.
All Sunday school teaehers who
served last year weie re-elected.
G. O. Sand was elected as congre
gational song leader.
The following is the summary of
the year's finances:
Bal. in Treas. Jan. 1, '12
Bal. in Treas. at yeaily
meeting -.
Bank of Willmar loan
Organist offering
By envelopes
By collections
Mission collections
Men's Aid Society
Ladies' Aid Society
Dovre Aid Society
Dovre Y. P. S.
Land's Aid Society
Land's Y. P. S.
$ 16.46
Mimslei's salary $ 466.68
Punting 4.00
Electric light 43.37
Env elopes 2.25
Janitor 150 00
Organist 60.00
Wood and coal 64.00
Repauing 21.95
Repairing parsonage 37.75
Taxes 46.17
Insurance 89.50
A. E. Mossberg 1.50
Bank of Willmar 204.67
$ 150.18
Arm is Reset.
Anton Kiland, who it will be re
membered, suffered a broken arm in
a fall while working on a building at
Raymond some months ago is cer
tainly having his share of hard luck.
The severed bone did not join and
had to be broken up again and reset.
The doctors have now joined the
break by means of a steel plate
screwed into the bone. It is to be
hoped that the painful operation will
prove successful, and that Mr. Kil
and will' soon regain the use of his
*-V yyf^^M^-i&f.
Run Away From Home.
Two Raymond lads, Henry Wen
zel and Carl Beckman, who had come
to that age and stage of their growth
when they found that the confines of
their homes and home town had be
come entirely too narrow and com
mon place and that their adventur
ous spirit must be given a chance to
assert itself, found last Wednesday
that the time was ripe for a jump out
of the parental nest, and according
ly on Wednesday of last week they
boarded the blind baggage and start
ed on an expedition to explore the
world. At Breckeriridge they were
picked up by the authorities some
what broken in spirit and suffering
much from the cold.
Word was sent to Sheriff Bonde,
who ordered the boys sent back and
on request of the father of one of
the lads, they were taken home to
Raymond Monday.
"Co-op." Had a Good Year.
The Willmar Co-operative Mer
cantile Company has been paying its
annual dividends during the week.
The directors have declared a divi
dend of six per cent on the stock, and
a 12 per cent refund dividend on
pui chases paid for except on "net
goods," and six per cent refund to
non-members. The sales for the
year amounted to $134,703.24 the
gross gain was $24,272.47 the oper
ating expense $11,998.12 net gam,
$12,274 35 surplus undivided at be
ginning of year, $1,268.37 total sui
plus, Jan. 1, 1913, $13,542.72. The
capital stock is $18,000. There aie
875 customers who will participate
in the dividends.
The dnectors of the company are
A. J. "Abbott, president Chas. Issac
son, vice president John Sandm,
secretary Tobias Rasmusson, treas
urer and P. H. Frye. The manager
of the store is Ed. Benson.
Young People's Program.
The Young People's Society of the
Swedish Mission church will hold its
monthly meeting Thursday evening,
Jan. 23, 1913, at 8 o'clock. A splen
did program will be rendered, after
which refreshments wdl be served.
Invocation Hildar Hoglund
Piano Duet
.Helen Sand and Esther Johnson
Readmg Mable Magnuson
Vocal Solo Fern Magnuson
Piano Solo Francis Hedin
Vocal Duet
Esther Nicholson and Hulda Hog
Readmg Evelyn Anderson
Vocal Solo Clifford Rodlun
Piano Duet
Naomi and Teckla Soderlng
Closing Remarks. .Rev. A. J. Ostling
Young People's Society.
The Young People's Society of the
Synod church will hold their regular
meeting next Monday evening, Jan.
20th, at the church parlors, com
mencing at 8:15 o'clock.
After the program has been rend
eied, refreshments will be served by
Prof, and Mrs. A. C. Pederson and
Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Petersen. Every
one welcome.
A Mission Social.
The Mission Aid Society of the Sw.
Mission church will serve refresh
ments next Friday afternoon. All the
ladies of the church will join in serv
ing at this social and all friends are
cordially invited to come.
Cojored Pictures to Show Transfor
mation of Neglected Site Into
Beauty Spot.
outh Park, Dayton, Ohio, owes its
naipe and fame to the co-operation
of its residents. A few years ago it
wafc a disreputable, down-in-the-heel
section and bore the name of Slider
town, a term of reproach.
How this suburb redeemed itself
and won a new name that fitted the
attractive and healthful neighbor
hood will be delightfully portrayed to
the citizens of Willmar, Jan. 28 and
29 at the Willmar Opera House.
Beautifully colored motion pic
tures and slides show the facts as
they were and are. They do more
than that, for they show how the
sane, simple and inexpensive methods
that transformed Slidertown into
South Park can be applied to en
hance every neighborhood in every
Messrs. Wilcox and Schaeffer, of
the Welfare Department of the Na
tional Cash Register Company, were
in the city last Saturday making ar
rangements for the appearance of
this lecture.
Mr. Schaeffer showed The Tribune
how the remarkable natural color
moving picture views were taken.
This will be the first time that mov
ing pictures photographed in their
natural colors will be shown at' Will
mar. A special wire will have to be
installed for this machine as it re
quires more current than the ordi
nary projectors. See the advertise
ments of this attraction in another
column. These entertainments will
be free to all.
A SofTool Officers Meeting.
County Superintendent of Schools,
Frederickson, has been arranging for
a school officer's meeting to take
place at Willmar next week in con
nection with the so-called Farmer's
Short Course to be held here. The
meetings will be held mostly at the
Court House. The closing session,
on Friday afternoon, will be held at
the High School assembly room.
Several Soled educators of the state
win be present and it is "expected
that theie will be a gotfdly number
of school officers, teachers and oth
ers interested in our schools in *at
tendanee from various parts of the
The program is published else
where in this issue.
Seminary 43, Raymond 16.
The Seminary opened its basket
ball season last Saturday night by
defeating Raymond to the tune of 43
to 16. The Seminary used their sec
ond team until about 3 minutes be
fore the close of the first half when
the representative team was sent in
and was used the remainder of the
game. The second team held the vis
itors 4 to 3 but the first team man
aged to score very easily. Nord
stiom was "it," scoring 10 field bas
kets. Hoglund was the best perform
er for the out-of-town team.
New School House Opens Friday.
The new school house in the new
school district, No. 106 of Lake Lil
lian, is now ready. It is a modern
rural snhool building and cost in the
neighborhood of 1,200. School
opens today with Mrs. John A. Brug
german as teacher.
Who will appear in Song Recital at Willmar Opera
House Monday evening, Jan.,27
The marriage of Miss Nellie Wini
fred Barrett, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Barrett, to Mr. James G.
Webber of Sioux City, la., took place
at St. Mary's Catholic church yes
terday morning at 9:30 a. m. Rev.
Father McDevitt read the service in
the presence of only immediate
friends and relatives.
Miss Kathryn Barrett, sister of the
bride, and Mr. Daniel L. Webber, bro
ther of the groom, were the attend
Following the ceremony a wedding
breakfast was served at the bride's
home at 179 East Litchfield avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Webber left on the
afternoon train for a short honey
moon trip to Sioux City, Iowa. Af
ter Feb. 1, they will be at home to
their many friends at Yankton, S.
The out of town guests were Mrs.
J. C. Morrows, Melrose Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Byrne of DeGraff Mr.
Thomas Murray of Forest City, la.
Miss Marguerite Webber and Daniel
L. Webber of Sioux City.
The marriage of Mr. Oscar E.
Hoagberg of this city to Miss Flor
ence Sullivan took place at the home
of her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Sulli
van at Spicer today.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Sullivan, the father of the bride
who was assisted by Rev. John O.
Ferris of Minneapolis.
The bride was dressed in blue silk
and carried carnations. The wed
ding march, Lohengrin's, was played
by Mrs. Elmer A. Peterson of Will
mar. The house was beautifully dec
orated in smriax and carnations.
E. A. Peterson acted as best man
and the bridesmaid was Miss Sybel
After the wedding dinner the bride
and groom left for Minneapolis,
where they will visit relatives.
Guests from outside places were
Mr. William LaFever and Rev. John
O. Ferris of Minneapolis.
The newly weds will be at home to
their friends Feb. 1st at 163 E.
Litchfield avenue. The Tribune joins
in u^en&nfe congratulations.
Seminary Loses to P. R. L. College.
Last Tuesday evening the Semin
ary played its first important game
with Park Kegion Lutheran College
and lost the struggle by the score of
34 to 22. The game was played in
the Seminary's new gym and there
was a large crowd on hand to see the
game when it was called at 8:15.
From the first it could be seen that
the game would be a hard fought one
as it proved to be. The Seminary
was out-weighed but made up for
this by fast playing. The contest
was marked by good team work on
both sides. Considering that the
Seminary has 6nly had five days in
which to practice together they put
up a fine game and they will have a
fast and fine team in a short time,
and should win every other game on
its schedule. "Top" Peterson is
coaching the Seminary team. Nord
strom was the leading man on the
Seminary team while Lrhn showed
best for the visitors.
Seminary. Park Regions.
Nordstrom If Linn
Kiland rf Ryen
Hansen Prestegaard
Carlson .lg Saeter
Gordhammer .. .rg Aamoth
Substitutes, Waikert for Carlson.
Field basket, Nordstrom 3, Kiland 4,
Hansen 2, Carlson 1, Linn 9, Ryen 2,
Prestegaard 5, Saeter 1. Free throws
Nordstrom 6. Time of halves, 20 min
Fashionable Dancing Party.
Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Frost enter
tained abqut 150 couples at a danc
ing party last Friday evening at the
Bonde Hall. This was an elaborate
affair at which the participants wore
evening clothes and the appintments
were very fine. Out of town guests
were the Misses Bessie Thornton and
Kathryn Mossberg and Messrs. Oliv
er Saland, Frank Thornton and Al
bin Carlson of Benson, Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Hornbeck of Superior, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Miller of Min
neapolis Mr. and Mrs. Peter Burns
of Kandiyohi and Mr. and Mrs. F. F.
Paulson of St. Panl.
Miss MacLaird Will Speak.
The Willmar W. C. T. U. will meet
at the home of A. A. Anderson at 904
Litchfield avenue W., next Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Miss Effie
MacLaird, an organizer of the W. C.
T. U. and State Secretary for Y. W.
C. T. U., the young people's depart
ment, will be present and speak on
the subject of "Purity." The ladies
extend a cordial invitation to all in
terested to attend. All will be wel
A surprise party was given on Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Stadin last Friday
evening by about 30 of their friends.
They received a beautiful present as
a memento of the occasion.
Wm. Gabbert left last week for a
business trip thru northern Minne-
of Meeker county will le joined
Roselillian, Jan. 13—Wm. Heglund
is very sick with rheumatic fever
and Dr. Mesker of Olivia has been
called a number of times. We all
hope for a speedy recovery.
Farmers out here are busy mar
keting grain to Olivia now days.
Olivia grain market is O. K., paying
from two to four cents over the Bird
Island market and other near by
There aie series of revival meet
ings at the Baptist church every eve
ning of this week, commencing Sun
day evening.
The Christine storekeeper is pass
ing around cigars and is wearing a
smile, all because a baby girl was
born to them last Saturday morning.
Rev. and Mrs. Nordstrom held a
meeting at N. A. Rodelius' place
Sunday evening and today they will
leave for their home.
Willie Larson, who has been ill for
some time with rheumatic fever is
slowly recovering and we all hope he
will soon be around again.
F. O. Olson, the Electric Short
Railway representative re, was
called to Minneapolis last week as
one of his daughters was taken sick,
and arrived home last Wednesday.
The engineering crew has now fin
ished the survey of the prospective
electric line from Minneapolis to
Clara City and have now gone to
work on the survey of a line from
Marshall, the same to pass through
Olivia to Willmar. The citizens of
Olivia, it is said have subscribed to
this project and it is to be hoped that
Willmar will do the same. It is plan
ned that the work on the grading will
be started this spring. The presi
dent, Mr. Luce, made a business call
here Saturday in matters pertaining
to the new electric railway.
Dame rumor has it that wedding
bells will ring out this way again
next week. Watch for confirmation
in the Tribune later.
The jingle of wedding bells will
have ben heard in this locality be
fore these columns are read by the
many readers of the Tribune. Miss
Agnes Hansen. agd Mr./John E. Hart
holy bonds of matrimony on Wed
nesday evening of this week. The
ceremony will be performed by Rev.
Peterson of Christine. We all wish
the newly married couple smooth
sailing on the matrimonial sea.
There will be a special school
meeting in the Lake Lillian school
house at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
to vote on the proposition of moving
the school house. We are of the
opinion that the school house is in
its proper place now, and if moved
one mile west it will be just as much
out of the center of the district as
where it now stands.
There were no services in the
Christine church Sunday as the pas
tor was at Fredborgs. There will
be services next Sunday afternoon,
at 3:30 o'clock provided that the
roads are fine and the weather fine
as Rev. Peterson will be in Olivia in
the morning.
Some of our ladies attended the
Sanden surprise party Friday after
noon and all report having had an
enjoyable time over there.
Oscar Peterson was around col
lecting telephone rent and assess
ments last week. He reports that
he finds it pleasant this year to do
collecting as the telephone lines have
been in good order during the past
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson and
family arrived home last Tuesday
after a week's visit at the tatter's
parental home, and at the home of
the former's sister, Mrs. A. A. John
It is an unusual thing for January
to see so many automobiles on our
roads. Minnesota is progressing,
both its people and climate.
Mr. J. G. Johnson left last Tues
day with the Luce Land Co. excurs
ion to Sutherlin, Oregon. About a
month ago Mr. John E. Johnson made
this same trip to Oregon and speaks
well of the country and fine climate.
If you are interested write or call on
Mr. Johnson, for information about
this country. He spent some time
there visiting with old friends from
here who have moved out there.
Albert Rodelius has installed a gas
lighting plant for his residence. Mr.
Rodelius has made considerable im
provements on his place the last
year. He now has a modern up-to
date living house. The farmers are
progressing and we hope the new
year which has just commenced will
bring happiness and prosperity to
one and all. •*..
Peter Johnson, a former Litch
field boy, now of Battleford, Canada,
was here last week visiting his bro
ther, C. J. Johnson, the shoe man.
The visitor was formerly agent of
the Scandinavian Colonization Co.,
of Willmar, with office at Dundurn,
and was later in the garage business
which he sold at a good figure re-
Mrs. Ryd is reported ill at her
home in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Sivert Benson are
the happy parents of a little son,
born to them Tuesday, Jan. 7th.
Mr. ami Mrs. Thos. Sletten are the
happy parents of a little daughter,
born to them on Sunday morning,
Jan. 5th.
B. J. Greenfield returned last Tues
day from an extended visit at'
Grantsburg, Ala., and other points in
Miss Laura Maher of Emmetsberg,
Iowa, was a guest during the hob
days at the Robert Tait home in Dia
mond Lake.
Linnie A. Gillard, Bessie
Magnuson and Ella Hedin are the
new salesladies at the New York de
partment store.
Mrs. Albin C. Carlson of Benson,
was in Willmar Sunday, Jan. 5, on
her way to the state of Oregon to
visit a sister who is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Tallman, at
924 Ella avenue entertained friends
to dinner last Wednesday. Covers
were laid for eighteen.
The German Lutheran churches of
Litchfield and Ellsworth have separ
ated and hereafter each parish will
have a pastor of its own.
Mrs. L. J. Lundgren returned to
her home at St. Paul last Wednesday
after visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Bjornberg of Fahlun.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L.
R. Tait of Diamond Lake was chris
tened Sunday, Jan. 5 and received
the name of Robert Lawler Tait.
The Misses Almeda and Sigrid
Sjoquist entertained a company of
their friends at their home on It1*
street last Friday evening, Jan. 3.
Miss Dora Johnson has returned
from her visit with relatives and
friends in Fahlun and Whitefleld.
She expects to leave soon for the
twin cities.
Earl Andrews of Herman-has ac
cepted th& pjosjtionas^ght operator
tne paste^g^ltffio^ust reeeW
ly vacated by Fred Olson, who left
for Hazel, N. D.
The Ladies' Aid of the First M. E.
church will have their regular meet
ing at the church January 15th.
Lunch will be served and everyone is
cordially invited.
A young man from Wheaton by the
name of Fred Schmidt has been sen
tenced to serve a five year term at
the reformatory for forging anoth
er man's name to a note for $3.00.
Enul Linn was able to resume his
duties as night vlerk at the Delmon
ico cafe Monday, after a several
days' lay-off owing to an injured
ankle, which he sustained from a
Dr. J. W. Robertson of the Robert
son hospital, Litchfield, died Mon
day of this week, following an oper
ation performed Jan. 6, for ruptured
appendix. The funeral sermon oc
curs in that city today.
Miss Marion Carlson delightfully
entertained her class mates of the W.
H. S. of 1912, at her home on 8th
street Saturday evening, Jan. 4th.
Miss Carlson left on Monday for Du
luth to resume her duties at the Nor
The Christian Endeavor society of
the Presbyterian church will hold
their monthly business meeting
Thursday evening at eight o'clock,
Jan. 16, at the church parlors. Af
ter the meeting a social time will be
be enjoyed.
Mrs. Martha Peterson in St. Johns
township entertained a company of
young people last Sunday evening.
The occasion was a farewell party
given in honor of her daughter, Miss
Johanna and her guest, Miss Freda
Hendrickson of Minneapolis.
Miss Delia And rson, at the resi
dence of A. A. Anderson at 198 East
Litchfield avenue, delightfully enter
tained to a 7 o'clock dinner Monday
evening. Pink and white carnations
adorned the table on which an elab
orate four-course dinner was served.
Mrs. Agnes Larson and Amy Ol
son entertained the "Happy Hearts,"
a new club, at the former's home on
Benson avenue in a most happy man
ner. Games were played and prizes
were won by Miss Ida Goranson and
Julia Granquist. Refreshments were
served and all had a good time.
The apartments of Miss Martha
Haley on East Litchfield Avenue
were the scene of a pretty appointed
affair given by the members of the
choir of St. Mary's Catholic church.
The honored guest was Miss Nellie
W. Barrett a member of the choir,
whose marriage to Mr. James G.
Webber occurred Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Miss Barrett was the recipient jf a
beautiful berry spoon, as a remem^
brance of the •vent.

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