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Personal Mention.
Miss Hazel Monson left yesterday
for her home at Pennock.
Miss Edith Tait spent Sunday at
her parental home at Diamond Lake.
Elmer Brogren visited at Breck
enridge on Monday, returning yes
Miss Lillian Welhn, of Clara City,
was a Willmar visitor Monday and
Olof Dale, Register of Deeds, was
in the tivm cities a couple of days
last week.
Joseph Murphy of Huion, S. D.,
is a guest at the home of his sister,
Mrs. A. L. Smith.
Miss Lizzie Klint of Kandiyohi is
spending a few days in Willmar at
the August Johnson home.
E. J. Boomer leturned home last
Thm&da\ from a several days' busi
ness, tup to the state of Wisconsin.
Misses Hannah and Tilhe Galberg
of Willmai \isited last week with
Mr. and Mrs C. Kjolsmg of Spicer,
Mi and Mis E. Ackerman and
two ehildien, Loiaine and Julian, re
turned Fuday fiom then visit at
Miss Tillie Walstad has returned
to hei home at Foreman, N, D., af
ter a Msit with lelatives at Willmar
and Pennock.
Atty Chas Johnson attended to
legal business at Little Falls Friday.
He leturned by way of Minneapolis
Monday morning.
Miss Warner Cook and little
daughtei, Florence, left Monday for
Minneapolis for a week's visit with
Mis Cook's parents.
Mis. August Nelson and Miss Hel
en Sail of Grove City came to Will
mar Fuday foi a visit at the home
ot Mi. and Mrs. John Anderson.
Emil Fiay, who has spent the past
five months in this city, a tailor at
the J. J. Ekander tailor shop, de
parted \esterday for Lilly, S. D.
Hany N. Nelson and E. P. John
son returned to their home at White
field Saturday, from a few days' vis
it at the twin cities and Stillwater.
Miss Clara Hogan of Benson, on
hei way to the twin cities, was a
guest of her sisters, the Misses Ele
nore and Beatrice Hogan on Mon
Miss Mary Theuiei of St. Paul,
spent a week in this city, a guest of
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Nelson and J.
F. Coibin. She returned home yes
Miss Claia Allen departed on
Monday for St. Paul, where she has
accepted a position in the Suit and
Cloak altering department at Schu
neman & Evans'.
Mayor E C. Wellin left today for
his usual winter trip to the East.
Besides his business trip to New
York City, he will visit with relatives
at Washington, D. C.
Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Frost and Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Sanderson were
among the guests from Willmar, who
attended the married folks dance at
Kandiyohi Friday evening.
Miss Effie McLaird of Chatfield,
who has been a guest at the J. D.
Parnell home several weeks, depart
ed Saturday. Miss McLaird expects
to leave next month for the state of
Colorado. _____
Miss Gudrun Cappelen of Morris,
who is visiting friends in Willmar,
will leave tomorrow for the cities.
Miss Cappelen, who was tiimmer at
Miss Bradford's milhnerv store last
season will again return to Willmar.
Lieut. G. Ryberg of the Salvation
Army left Monday afternoon for
Chicago, where he will attend the
Congress of the Army, and be sta
tioned. He was accompanied by A
Reed, who will take a course in the
Training College of the Army.
Miss Thora Thunstedt left early
Friday morning for St. Paul to be
the guest for a week at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Putney, former Will
mar residents. Mrs. Anna J. Phare,
proprietor, is taking charge of the
Green House office during Miss
Thunstedt's absence.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Blanco of
Edgely, N. D., visited Thursday and
Friday of last week with the families
of Mrs. Blanco's uncles, S. E. Mag
nuson and I. T. Cramer. The young
people were on their wedding trip,
being enroute for home, and were
given a lively time while here by their
Miss Constance Marcuson of
Granite Falls, formeily of this city,
stopped off between trains in Will
mjr Monday. She was on her way
to Tracy, Minn., where she has ac
cepted a position with the North
western telephone exchange. During
her stay here she was a guest of the
Misses Julia Whalen and Margaret
(Bleary. *.
Give New Electric line Promoters
a Searching Inquiry at
Your committee selected to inves.
tigate the Electric Short Line Rail
way Co., make "the following report:
The undersigned, realizing the im
poitance and responsibility of the
work assigned to us, before starting
to Minneapolis, engaged the servic
es of E. L. Thornton, County At
torney of Swift County, to assist
us in making the investigation es
pecially that part of it covering the
plan or organization, method of sell
ing stock and the general business
and legal end of the enterprise.
We met in Minneapolis on Janu
ary 14th, 1913, and first spent con
siderable time at the offices of the
Company talking over the general
policy and plans of the Company
with W. L. and E. D. Luce, the
Piesident and Secretary. We were
informed by them that the Electric
Shoit Line Railway Co. is a corpor
ation oiganized undei the laws of
the State of Arizona, the general
purposes of which aie to conduct
and operate an Electric Railway
from Minneapolis to Watertown, S.
D, with such branch lines «s may be
found advisable.
The authorized capital is one hun
died million dollars divided equally
as to value between common and
pieferred stock. Of the authorized
capital $7,500,000 has been deposit
ed in the Tieasury of the Company
to be sold and it is expected that
additional stock will be similarly
deposited in the Treasury to be sold
as needed. At this date the Luce
family aie the owners of $400,000
of common stock and $238,700 of
preferred stock. About $75,000
of preferred stock has been sold and
delivered to other investors. Stock
has been sold for the past sixty
days and about $75,000 worth of
stock has been subscribed for,
but which has not been delivered on
account of the payments not having
yet been completed. For each share
of preferred stock sold a bonus of
one share of common stock is giv
en and we find no other indication
of any stock having en given away
or sold at a price below par except
61,000 shaies of common stock sold
to W. L. Luce at one-third of its
value in the early stages of the or
ganization. No piomoters stock has
been sold or given away so far as we
weie able to find. The stock is non
assessable and non-accumulative.
The common stock has the voting
powei and no provision is made for
voting by proxy. It is therefore be
lieved that the Luce family will con
tinue in control of the corporation.
The Electric Short Line Railroad'
Co., a separate and distinct corpor
ation from the Railway Co., has dur
ing the past seven years acquired
a valuable terminal near the center
of the city with a right-of-way of
three and one-sixth miles, from the
site of the terminal station to the
outskirts of the city, where connec
tion is made with the railway com
pany's tracks. All of the stock of
this terminal corporation is owned
by the Luce family. This terminal
company has paid for its land and
the value of its properties has been
estimated at over a million dollars.
A contract has been already entered
into between the terminal company
and the railway company by which
the latter has acquired a lease with
a one-fifth right to the use of the
terminal. The lease is perpetual and
the charges are fixed for all time by
the lease. The company will be
chaiged for the terminal rights at
the rate of $2.40 a round trip for
a train of ten cais with additional
charges for longer trains. The ter
minal company has made a similar
contiact with the Dan Patch Elec
tric Line and it expects to furnish
terminal facilities for any other lines
coming into Minneapolis. Consider
able work has been done by the ter
minal company and they expect to
have the terminal in operation dur
ing the latter part of the present
The Railway Company which we
are being offered stock in has also
done considerable work between the
end of the terminal lines and Lake
Minnetonka. We were taken along
the work by W. L. Luce in an auto
mobile and find that about 12 miles
have been graded and bridges put in
and of this strip about 6 miles have
been laid with rails. We examined
the grades and bridges and find the
work substantial, permanent and ap
parently equal to the standard steam
railroad construction. We found
the work was being done on contracts
by construction companies and that
they expected to have the line com
pleted to Wayzata and possibly to
Watertown, Minn., during .the com
ing summer. They claim to own their
right of way complete to Clara City,
and that 90 per cent of it has been
given to the company by those inter
ested in its success.
plans as to the building of branch
lines have yet been made. The main
effort of those in .charge seems to be
to get the main line finished to Clara
City before any expensive branches
are built. The officers however stat
ed that they thought that the terri
tory through your towns was more
in need of a railroad than the terri
tory beyond Clara City and that the
.company might find it advisable to
reach into your neighborhood before
the main line is fully completed to
South Dakota. So much, however,
depends on future conditions that
nothing definite could be learned at
this time. It is expected that the
main line to Clara City will be fin
ished in about two years. The ter
ritory through which it goes is very
fertile and much in need of better
radway service. After viewing the
property, we returned to the offices
and with the assistance of Mr.
Thornton made quite a careful in
vestigation of the articles of In
corporation, stock books, expense
accounts and contracts, and so far
as we were able to find the represen
tations made to us by Mr. Luce were
correct. We saw the subscription
for stock made and signed by many
prominent Minneapolis business men
and also by farmers along the pro
posed line.
We also inquired around the city
as to the business ability and stand
ing of Mr. Luce and received no re
ports which were unfavorable.
In conclusion we wish to say that
it was not the intention or purpose
of this committee to make any re
commendation concerning the pur
chase of stock as an investment, but
merely to ^report the facts as we
found them. The things, however,
which appeared most favorable to us
were that there are no promoters
graft and no debts and that the us
ual methods of selling stock by mis
representation and expensive display
advertising were not indulged by
the company, and also that they
liave a good territory and adequate
arrangements made for terminal ser
vice. No salaries have been paid to
the officers and the expenses of or
ganization have been much below the
usual amount expended for this pur
Respectfully submitted,
P. A. Gandrud,
Ole O. Ellingboe,
B. Halvorson.
Junior Evening.
Friday evening the Junior class of
the high school rendered a varied
program to a large, appreciative au
dience. Everyone present had the
opportunity of indulging in a good
laugh at the humorous numbers on
the program. The Juniors seemed to
have caught the knack of entertain
ing as is clearly shown by the var
ious selections. Miss Blanche Mac
Nees cleverly sang, "In Old Mad
rid," and "Highland Laddie" in cos
tume. Herbert Hoglund took the
leading part in a monologue entitled
"His Old Sweethearts," and in which
each of the sweethearts as they were
mentioned appeared in a frame. One
of the specialties was an exhibition
of shadow boxing by Russel Acker
man and Raymond Stansberry. The
pantomine, "The Coed's Dilemma,"
was well acted and loudly applauded
by the audience. In this the coed
was confronted by the problem of
having too many callers at the same
time and as there appeared but one
solution she promptly proceeded, as
a new caller arrived, to convert each
one of the others into pieces of fur
niture, and of course with extreme
ly lidiculous results.
In "The Nameless Tragedy," a
young authoress was correcting her
manuscript before sending it to the
publisher and as she read the inci
dents related in the narrative were
reproduced in pantomine.
The concluding number upon the
program was a "Humpty Dumpty
Chorus" in which eight boys and
girls, garbed in the most grotesque
of costumes sang the Junior class
song and succeeded in putting the
finishing touch upon an enjoyable
evening's entertainment. The Jun
iors surely made a success of their
"Evening" even to the financial part
of it, the receipts amounting to about
Entertained at Bridge.
Mrs. C. E. Gerretson at 920 West
Becker avenue delightfully entertain
ed friends last Saturday afternoon.
Bridge was played at three small
tables. The high score was won by
Mrs. Ball. In the dining room,
where luncheon was served, the fav
ors were a pink carnation placed at
the places of each guest and a bunch
of violets for the guests of honor.
Mrs. Gerretson was assisted by
Mrs. George Otterness and Miss
Ethel Baker.
Win Chicken Prizes.
Messrs. N. Mclntire, Sivert Os
mundson and Wm. Thompson sent a
string of birds to the Cokato Poul
try Show last week. Mclntire's R.
C. Buff Leghorns won three first
prizes Osmundson's R. C. R. I. Reds
won three first and one third and
Thompson's Heudans carried home
No definite three prizes.
Attorney Oscar C. Ronken Given
Banquet and Farewell Recep
tion at Kasson, Minn.
Dodge County Republican: The
announcement made the past week
that Attorney Oscar C. Ronken had
decided to leave Kasson to take up
the practice of law at Willmar is re
ceived with universal regret by the
citizens of our city. Mr. Ronken has
been the law partner of Hon. Sam
uel Lord since the latter has held a
position on the state tax commission,
and during his six years' residence
here has had several cases that have
Who Opens a Law Office at Willmar.
involved vast amounts of property
also others that have attracted con
siderable attention in the legal world.
Mr. Ronken is a graduate of the law
department of the state university,
is an energetic, ambitious young
man, just in the prime of life, and
above all has established a reputa
tion for honesty and integrity in his
professional life as well as in his
private. He comes of Norwegian
parentage, having been born in Fill
more county where his parents still
reside. While in our midst his abil
ity as a leader among men has been
recognized in many ways, and a year
ago when our Commercial Club was
organized he was chosen as the one
man above all others who was par
ticularly qualified to take the office
of president. During his administra
tion the club has started several
things that, when worked out will
be of vast benefit to the community
as a whole. As a recognition of his
faithfulness to the confidence thus
imposed in him by his fellow citizens
the Commercial Club has called a
special meeting for this evening,
Lot 1.
Lot 2.
Lot 3.
Lot 4.
Lot 5.
Lot 1.
Lot 2.
Lot 3.
Lot 4.
Lot 5.
Lot 1.
Lot 2.
Lot 3.
Lot 4.
Lot 5.
Lot 1.
Lot 2.
Lot 3.
Lot 4.
Lot 5.
Lot 1.
Lot 2.
Lot 3.
Lot 4.
Lot 5.
Lot 6.
Let 7.
Let 8.
whenja banquet and farewell recep
tion %ill bt tendered their retiring
Mr. Ronken has rented a suite of
rooms at Willmar where has has en
couragement from s8me of the best
men in that city, and will take up
the practice of law at once, going to
that place first of the coming week.
Mr. Ronken is not only a gentle
man of high ideals, buti also a man
who adapts his intellect to his busi
ness. He is an apt interpreter of
law and the consensus of opinion is
that he will be greatly missed here.
He goes to a larger field, where we
trust fl»t he will make his presence
felt both in the legal and sooial
world. May success attend him is a
wish joined in by a host of friends
While Mr. Ronken leaves at this
time the law firm of Lord & Ronken
will be continued for a time until
several legal matters now pending
can be closed up. Mr. Lord will also
continue a law office here after the
present firm ceases to exist, but just
who his partner will be has not been
A happy romance culminated in
the marriage yesterday of W, J,
Freeman, a wheat inspector on the
state force at Willmar, to Miss Bar
bara Bradford, a popular Willmar
milliner. The nuptial knot was tied
by RoV. Father Cornelius McDevitt
at the St. Mary's parsonage. The
bride was attired in a traveling suit
of navy blue, wore a white hat, car
ried roses, and was attended by
Miss Gudrun Cappelen. The groom
was attended by Elmer Odell. Af
ter a month's trip to Chicago and
Milwaukee Mr. and Mrs. Freeman
will be at home to their friends at
114 Fifth street.
A Great Lecture.
The leeture, "Historic Temples
and Cathedrals," which was given
last Wednesday evening at the First
M. E. church by Rev. Dr. Jordan of
Minneapolis was largely attended
and greatly enjoyed. Dr. Jordan is
an eloquent speaker and with his
wide travels in the Holy Lands and
in European countries to draw on,
beeoisfe^ ivery^enthusiftstic on this
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Johnson of
Svea, are mourning the loss of their
5-months'-old baby son, Virgil Per
cival, whose death came very sud
denly Monday at 3 a. m., after an
illness of but a few hours of convul
sions. The funeral will be held at 2
o'clock from the residence and 2:30
from the Svea Lutheran church on
Friday, Rev. A. J. Ryden officiating.
The family have the sincere sym
pathy of all in their hour of sorrow.
County Supt. W. D. Frcderickson is sending a circular to teachers in the
county announcing Industrial Contests for 1913. The following is a list of the
prizes offered:
Ten ears yellew eera
Ten ears white eorn
One peck wheat 1.00
One peck oats 1.00
One peck barley 1.00
Peck of early potatoes $1.00
Peck of late potatoes "... 1.00
One dozen onions 1.00
Half dozen table carrots 1.00
Half dozen table beets 1.00
Class A
Pupils 13 to 18 years of age but not in a high or graded school.
White bread $1.00 $0.75
Graham bread 1.00 0.75
Chocolate-cake, loaf, sweet milk and baking powder.. 1.00 0.75
Half dozen doughnuts 1.00 0.75
Half dozen cookies, sugar 1.00 Q.75
Same as Class A but for pupils in high and graded schools,
Pupils 13 to 18 years of age but not in a high or graded school.
Plain work apron, band made ., $1.00 $0.75
Hemmed patch 1.00 0.75
Three cornered darn LOO 0.75
Stockinet darn
Buttenkeles three each en woolen, cotton and silk 1.00 0.75
Death entered the home of Thomas
Daugherty at 1110 Campbell avenue
early Monday morning, Feb. 3, and
called the young wife away from
husband and dear ones. The cause
of death was typhoid-pneumonia,
with which she suffered for three
Mrs. Cora Lampbert Daugherty
was born twenty-seven years ago
and spent her youth at Brecken
ridge. She was married to Thomas
Daugherty,' Feb. 12, 1012, less than
a year ago. She is mourned by the
husband, and father and mother,
two brothers and sister of Breoken
The funeral occurred Tuesday
morning at Waverly. Rev. Father
H. Ciebattone officiated. The remains
were accompanied from Willmar
Monday afternoon by the immediate
family, with the exception of the
father, who is seriously ill, and a sis
ter, who is ill. A delegation of lad
ies of the O R. C. accompanied the
funeral party to Waverly. The be
reaved husband has the profound
sympathy of a large circl* of friends
at Willmar.
A very sad death occurred last
Saturday forenoon in the Township
of Lake Andrew when the wife and
mother in the household of August
0. Dengerud received the final sum
mons to pass on into «t better world.
Mrs. Dengerud had given birth to a
baby girl one week previous to her
death. Som complications set in
four days later, which resulted in
her untimely death.
Anna Sophie (Bergeson) Denge
rud was born Feb. 10, 1877, in the
township of Dovre. There she grew
to womanhood, a«d in 1002 was
married to the husband who now,
with six children are left to bitterly
mourn a good wife and mother. The
chddren are Emil, William, Birdie,
Gladys, Walter and the little one
who never will remember her moth
er's face, but who will bear her
name, Anna Sophie. The deceased
is also mourned by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Erick Bergeson, of Dovre
-four brothersy- Ole and Sivevt, of
Willmar and Henry and Bendy at
home and three sisters,, Clara and
Mmda who reside at home, and Mrs.
C. A. Olson of Minneapolis. The
mourning family have the heartfelt
sympathy of the community.
The funeral takes place Thursday.
•The cortege will leave the residence
after brief services at 10:30. At 2
o'clock there will be services at the
Long Lake church. Rev. E. 0. Lar
son will officiate. The interment
takes place at the Eagle Lake ceme
2nd. 3rd.
$1.50 $1.00 next six 50c.
1.50 1.00 next six 50c.
0.75 0.50 next six 25c.
0.75 0.50 next six 25c.
0.75 0.50 next six 25c.
$0.75 $0.50 next six 25c.
0.75 0.50 next six 25c.
0.75 0.50 next six 25c.
0.75 0.50 next six 25c.
0.75 0.50 next six 25c.
1.00 0.75
Same as ©lass A but for pupils in a high or graded schoel.
For pupils under 13 years of age.
Plain werk apren, hand Made $1.00
Hemmed patch r- 1.00
Button holes, three each en woolen and cotton 1.00
Stockinet darn 1.00
White bread 1.00
Graham bread r. 1.00
Doughnuts (six) 7 1.00 «.7§
Checolat* cake, leaf, sweet milk and biking pewder...« 1.90 0.75
$0.50 next six 25c.
0.50 next six 25c.
0.50 next six 25c.
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0.50: next six 25c.
i!0.50 next six 25c.
0.50 next six 25c.
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$0.50 next six 25c.
0.50 next six 25c.
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0.50 next six 25c.
0.50 next six 25c.
0.50 next six 25c.
Speaks at Commercial
0.50 next six 25c. *&£?*%
0.50 next six 2 5 3 & 4
Rooms oo Distance Tariff
Freight BUI.
Owing to an important committee
meeting which demanded his pres
ence at the, capital last night, Sen
ator Thomas E. Cashman's visit to
Willmar was postponed until Thurs
day this week. He will arrive on the
nine o'clock train and will be given
all the time he wants to demonstrate
the principal features of the distance
tariff freight law which he has cham
pioned in so many legislatures. He
will bring charts with him to illus
trate the inequalities of present
freight rates.
The Commercial Club will meet at
the usual time at eight o'clock and
will transact the routine business
early before Senator Cashman's ar
rival. There will be a representative
of an electric company present to
address the club on ornamental
street lighting, a plan for Willmar
of which will be presented by the
Committee on Public Improvements.
The meetmg is open to all and
anyone interested is cordially invit
ed to come and hear Senator Cash
man's address.
Mission Young People.
The Young People's Society of the
Swedish Mission church will hold
their monthly meeting Thursday eve
ning, Feb. 13, at which a program
will be rendered. Refreshments will
be served by Einar and George Bro
Song choir
Piano solo Ruby Sather
Vocal duet
Florence Magnuson and Roy H.
Piano duet
Mabel Nelson and Adeline Sund
Myrtle J. Norin
Vocal so Anna Nicholson
Reading N
Violin solo Reuben Ekander
Piano solo Mrs. A. J. Ostling
Closing remarks. .Rev. A. J. Ostling
Song Choir
Omittei Improvements.
Among the improvments omitted
on our special page last week, in
Township of Roseland, were the res
idence and other improvements on
"the E. F. Stuhr place which cost
him $2,400, and the barn and other
buildings on the W. H. Williams
place, erected at a cost of $1,500.
Mr. Stuhr's new place is built on a
commanding position overlooking
the neighborhood. He had selected
the name of Plainview for the place,
but found the name has already
been registered for a farm in this
county, so he will adopt another
name. This might serve as a re
minder to others who have adopted
names for their places but neglected
to register them at the court house.
Elks Annual Ball.
The 8th annual reception and ball
of the Elks Lodge, which was held
last Wednesday evening at the Bonde
hall, proved as successful an occas
ion as was anticipated. More than
150 dancers participated in a pro
gram played by the Holt's Peerless
Orchestra of Pipestone, and the hall
was decorated in purple and white,
the colors of the order, with the re
ception room in pink. At a late hour
refreshments were served by the
Ladies' society of the St. Luke's
Episcopal church.
Bethel Y. P. S.
At the February meeting of the
Bethel Young People's society, which
takes place next Wednesday evening,
Feb. 12, at the Swedish Lutheran
church, the following program will
be rendered:
Reading Arvid Eastlund
Vocal duet
Ethel and Erhardt Bergeson
Rec Lydia Johnson
Piano solo Fern Nelson
Selection Gertrude Landberg
Violin solo Prof. N. B. Swalin
Vocal solo Miss Campbell
Piano solo Harold Swenson
Refreshments will be served by
Victor, Amy and Minnie Fridlund.
Titanic Survivor Speaks.
August A. Wennerstrom, a Swed
ish newspaper man, who is a surviv
or of the Titanic disaster, is visiting
with Capt. E. Anderson of the Sal
vation Army at Willmar. Mr. Wen
nerstrom was one of the last to
leave the ship and was taken in a
collapsible boat. This capsized once
but was righted again. Mr. Wenner
strom gave a lecture at the Army
Hall last week when he gave a
graphic word picture of that awful
calamity. sHe leaves in a few days
for a trip to Lake Superior towns
on his way home, Culver, Xnd., where
he is employed. fes'G^^^st
Russell Soderling is reported very
ill at his home in this city.
The Bradford millinery store will
be closed for the next ten days.—
Sheriff Peter Bonde is confined to
his hoem this week with a severe
County Treasurer N. O. Kelson
has been laid up with an attack of
the grippe.
Mrs. Nl N. Feleen has been con
fined to the bed by illness during the
past two weeks.
Miss Birdie Bjornberg left Mon
day for Minneapolis to remain for
an indefinite time.
Mr. Henry Hess of Winona, was
a pleasant visitor with bis daughter,
Miss Elsie, a couple of days last
week. -.
Miss Edith Markle of Litchfield,
was the guest of Miss Selphia Lar
son from Monday until Tuesday
Herbert Hengstler of the Gazette
force, was ill several days last week
and his place was filled by August
Paulson. ,-*
Dr. A. F. Mantor and F. W. Pow
ell entertained a few of their friends
at dinner last evening at the Elks
club rooms.
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Tallman and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Larson leave to
morrow morning for a three months'
pleasure trip to California.
George Brogren went to New Lon
don last Thursday, returning Mon
day. He attended the birthday par
ty given for his cousin, Frans Bro
gren last Thursday evening.
C. A. Baklund has disposed of his
photographic studio to Messrs. Elk
jer and Stoll of Kerkhoven. See no
tice on first page of this paper.
Christ Rasmusson, the G. N. host
ler, whose sudden illness was men
tioned in oui last issue is improving.
It is expected that he will soon, be
able to be up and around again.
3 5 S
is visiting at the C. Ackerman home.
Mrs. Cole will be remembered by her
Willmar friends as formerly Miss
Delano of this city.
The State Hospital has now twen
ty-six patients. Sheriff Archie
Whaley of Clay county brot down
the first patient from Moorhead Jan.
25. Sheriff Keogh of Le Seuer Cen
ter brot one on Wednesday of last
Henry Johnson, whose serious in
juries in a runaway accident were
mentioned in last week's issue, is
gradually improving. He was able
to leave the hospital the first of the
week, and is now cared for at his
home, a half mile south of Willmar.
A three weeks series of special
meetings are being held at the Sw.
M. E. church. The speakers present
are as follows: Rev. Otto A. John
son of Iron Mountain, Mich. Emil
Magnuson of Atwater A. F. Peter
son of Belgrade L. G. Edgren of
Kandiyohi and the local pastor,
Rev. Livingstone.
The second annual ball of the Bro
therhood of Locomotive Firemen
held last Monday night at the Bonde
Hall was a huge social success.
There was a large crowd. The Han
son-Nelson orchestra of Benson fur
nished some excellent music for the
The apartments of Miss Barbara
Bradford on Fifth street were the
scene of a happy surprise last Sat
urday evening, arranged by Mrs.
Chester Stoddard, complimentary to
Miss Bradford and Wm. J. Freeman,
whose marriage occurred yesterday.
A social-evening was spent and an
appetizing luncheon was served to
about twenty guests. Some very
pretty cut glass nieces were pre
sented to the young people in antici
pation of their approaching mar
I, the undersigned, having dispos
ed of my photographic studios, take
this opportunity to express my
thanks and pleasure to my patrons
for the pleasant business associa
tions I have enjoyed in the past.
My successors, Messrs. Elkjer and
Stoll, with their combined education,
practice and experience, will, I am
sure, more than satisfy you.
Mr. Elkjer has been a photogra
pher In Willmar for a number of
years and lately at Kerkhoven. Mr.
Stoll is a graduate from the Illinois
College of Photography and a
been In business at Marshall during f§
the past year, and is well known ii
this community, being an alumnus of
theW. H.S.
To any one desiring a pleasing, a*
well as artistic photograph, l^fooT

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