Fahlun, March 8—Joe Bjornberg's
entertained some of their friends at
dinner Sunday evening
Raynold Peterson spent Sunday at
his home in Kandiyohi.
Miss Anna Mattson and Mrs. Carl
Klint spent Tuesday afternoon at Gil
The town board of Fahlun had a
meeting at P. Felt's last Tuesday.
Mrs. Henning Nelson visited with
Mrs. J. Magnuson of Kandiyohi the
first of the week
Walter Klint assisted Johnny Bengt
son with sawing wood last week.
Mrs. A. Lundin visited with Mrs
Louis Felt last Tuesday.
Leonard Bloomquist left for his
home near Kandiyohi last week after
an extended stay at the Edward Mag
The Skoglund orchestra gave a con
cert at Kandiyohi M. W A. Hall last
Tuesday. There was a large attend
ance and good music was furnished.
A Food and Nerve Tonic
is frequently required by old age. We
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Benson Ave. Willmar, Minn.
Emil Person moved to his farm near
Bird Island the first of the week.
LeRoy Johnson is visiting with his
aunt, Mrs. Carl Klint.
L. P. Felt is sawing lumber for
some of the farmers in this vicinity
Carlson Bros, are busy hauling sand
for their silo to be erected next sum
The John Kleberg and Frank Nel
son families went to Atwater Thurs
day to attend the Golden wedding an
niversary of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Isaac
Mr. John Ohs and brother, Oscar
are now occupying the old Trulson
Arthur Nelson and family visited
with Mrs. Nelson's parents of Lake
Lillian last Tuesday.
The Judicial Ditch No. 8 is being
surveyed by Mr. Norgaard's deputy,
Mr. Collins of Granite Falls. Henning
Nelson, Junior Johnson and Jim Han
son are assisting him.
—Mrs C. B. Carlson returned Mon
day afternoon from a few days' visit
with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Carlson at Benson.
—Mrs A N Brooks spent a couple
of days visiting at Hawick, the mid
dle of last week.
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bought about one Goodyear for
every car in use.
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LOCAL BASKET BALL TEAMS WIN
High School Girls and Boys Teams
and Cosmos Club All Victorious
The local high school girls and boys
basket ball teams were victorious
over the Morris teams at the high
school gym. last Saturday evening.
The scores were 12 to 4, and 68 to 11,
Girls 12, Morris 4.
The local girls team kept up their
good record and defeated the Morris
girls with comparative ease. The
game was won in the first half when
Willmar scored 10 points, and held
their opponents scoreless.
In the last half Morris scored four
points to two for Willmar. The score:
Baskets: Tallman (3) Smith
Hanse. Fouls: Tallman, 2 Smith, 2
Boys 68, Morris 11.
The local boys made a runaway
game of it after the first three or four
minutes of play, and they had things
their own way most of the time. The
game started out fast with Erickson
dropping in a basket for Willmar
shortly after time was called. Ormand
for Morris followed with one and then
Erickson and Severinson shot for
Willmar. From then on until the fin
ish it was merely a question of how
large the score would be. The locals
divided their scoring evenly between
the first and second halves, scoring
34 points in each period.
For Willmar Walt Ericl-son had a
lot of fun scoring baskets. He man
aged to snare eighteen of them, which
is a new record for a Willmar player
The former record was held by Bill
Johnson, who shot sixteen baskets in
a game some years ago, when playing
with the Seminary against Glenwood
Severinson followed Erickson with
eight baskets, and Yarrow had four
to his credit. Manley Holt and Con
way each connected for one, and
Johnstone for two. The team was in
a crippled condition owing to the fact
that Holt was down, and Johnstone
was somewhat disabled. He was kept
out of the first half owing to a weak
ankle, partly, and because he hasn't
been playing the game he is capable
of, in the last couple of games. Con
way played at stationery guard and
got away with it in good shape, hold
ing his man, and connecting once him
self. Manley Holt played at forward
during the first half and gave a pret
ty good account of himself.
The locals had good team work dur
ing the greater part of the game, but
they still show a tendency to miss
pot shots, altho Erickson showed a
great improvement in this, as all but
three of his baskets were easy shots
One was horsey and two others he
"tipped in" from the field.
For Morris Ormand played the best
M. Holt Ormand
Subs: Johnstone for Holt Vinje for
Larson Larson for Vinje. Baskets:
Erickson (18) Severinson (8) Yar
row (4) Johnstone (2) Conway,
Holt Ormand (2) Stenger, Larson
Fouls: Harris, 3 out of 7.
Cosmos Club 46, Benson 29.
The Cosmos Club team journeyed
to Benson Saturday afternoon and de
feated the team of that place in the
evening by a score of 46 to 29. The
game was fairly good and for the
greater part of the first half the Ben
son bunch led, but later on and in the
last period good basket shooting by
Nordstrom and McEnroe sent the vis
itors into a commanding lead. In the
absence of Buck Johnson, Larson
played center and Bergeson guard
Taylor starred for the home team with
six baskets to his credit. The Will
mar bunch had pretty good team work
but they missed pot shots with great
regularity, and had it not been for the
fact that Mac and Obbie had little, or
no trouble in losing their guards the
result might have been different
Norling did some good work in ad
vancing the ball and he held Taylor
fairly well. But three fouls were call
ed on Benson, and Mac shot two of
those. The score:
Larson B. Peterson
Norling C. Peterson
Baskets: Nordstrom (9) McEnroe
(8) Larson (3) Norling (2) Taylor
(6) Pederson (4) B. Peterson (3)
C. Peterson. Fouls* McEnroe, 2 out
of 3. Pederson 1. Referee: Peterson
umpire, "Spots" Johnson.
Shanty Town, March 8th:—Christ
Kallevig visited at Backlund's Sun
Severt Birkeland is at present em
ployed at the S. S. Sonderson home.
Marcus Pederson returned last
week from South Dakota where he has
been visiting for some time.
Henry Olson of Nevis spent the lat
ter part of last week visiting at A.
Willie Pederson is working for Wil
Andrew Bjorlie called at the John
Berg home, Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Ed. Pederson called on Mrs.
O. O. Birkeland Sunday afternoon.
Samuelson Bros, and Oliver and
Albert Birkeland called at the Ed. Pet
erson home one day.
Oscar Pederson returned from Gy
nild's last week where he has been
staying during the winter.
The Y. P. S. held last Thursday eve
ning on the east side was well at
Read the "Want" Column.
Lake Andrew, March 8th—Auction
sales and moving seems to be the
orde- of the day. Below are listed a
few of the changes being made:—Geo.
Bengtson has moved from the Aim
quist farm and Mr. Warmark of Irv
ing is now located on the same Hen
ning Bengtson, who recently pur
chased the Emil Thimell farm in Col
fax, has moved there and taken
charge C. House, who resided on the
August Olander farm, has moved to
a farm in Town of Burbank
and Oscar Odland will locate on
the Olander farm Sverre Aakvick
of Clara City has rented the Emil
Newlin farm and moved with his fam
ily there the latter part of February
Peter Nordstedt has sold his farm and
will move to Willmar to make his
future home Gust Ahlberg, having
sold his farm, will make his home
at New London after having dis
posed of his stock here John Newlin
has sold his farm to Carl Bengtson
Lungstrom Bros., have moved their
summer cottage from the northwest
shore of Lake Andrew to the south
east shore on a lot purchased from
M. O. Kvamso.
Thompson Bros, and Hookom's, who
run a saw mill at Lake Andrew, are
busy sawing lumber at the present
H. P. Rasmusson has moved from
town of Mamre to his farm near lake
John Fremberg visited at Willmar a
couple of days last week.
The Kvamso children visited at
the H. P. Rasmusson home, Sunday.
Olaus Rierson, who injured his foot
quite seriously some time ago, is now
able to walk around again.
The newly organized stock shippers
association shipped the first two car
loads of stock Wednesday from New
The Union Star Telephone Co., held
their annual meeting Monday, March
1st, and elected the following officers:
M. O. Kvamso, President H. Olan
der, Vice President Victor Olson, Sec
retary Alfred Larson, Treasurer
O. Nelson, P. G. Nordin and Albert
M. O. Kvamso called at the Thor
Tollefson home last Sunday to see
his little son, who is being taken care
of by Tollefson's.
Priam, March 8th::—Louis Nuite of
Sun-Kist, Canada, is visiting with rela
tives in this vicinity at present.
A party of young people spent Sat
urday evening in Willmar.
Cora Erickson and Albert Jensen
spent Thursday evening at the Hvam
Peter Nelson of Iowa is moving to
the old Hutton place in Edwards.
Fred Portz was a Sunday afternoon
caller at the Chris Gundershaug home.
Edna Lunstead was a week-end vis
itor at her home in Willmar.
Samuel Bonham took a party of
young ladies out to Priam, Sunday
Miss Pearl Mead was the leader at
the Epworth League meeting last Sun
day evening. It was decided to give
a social on the 26th.
William Johnson has moved to his
new farm near Pleasant View School
Edward Erickson spent Sunday eve
ning at the Jensen home.
Norman Hvam was in Willmar on
business on Wednesday.
Charles Anderson of Luverne visit
ed at the Hvam home last week.
"I Don't Feel Good"
That is what a lot of people tell as.
will do the trick and makeyou feel fine.
We know this positively. Take one
tonight. Sold only by us, 10 cents.
Read the "Want" Column.
WILLMAR TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10. 1915
Lock Box 64
Dr. R. R. Frazier of Minneapolis,,
for several years associated with
Dr. Kline of Anoka, is one of the
best known eye specialists of the
Northwest. He has a good educa
tion, is thorough in his examina
tion, and is an expert in the diag
nosis- and fitting of cases where
others had failed. His methods
are the very latest and he uses
NO DRUGS. His prices are as low
as is possible to do good, honest
work, and he will fit free of charge
anyone needing glasses, who is too
poor to afford them.
A complete record is kept of ev
ery case, and a guarantee and pre
scription number is given with ev
ery pair of glasses fitted. He gives
special attention to relief of nerv
ous troubles which come from irri
tation of the vital nerve and brain
centers caused from uncorrected
Crossed Eyes Straightened
Without An Operation.
Following is what Dr Klinesaysof him: To
Whom This MayGome: Dr.R.R Frazier has
been personally known to me for several
years aod I takepleasureintellingothersof
him and his work He was formerly a very
successful teacher inourpublicschoolsand
at present holds a State Professional Cer
tificate Dr Frazier has a thorough know
ledga of Eye Refraction and his superior
ability in the diagnosisof stubbornerrors of
refraction his been demonstrated to me
manv times I can especially commendDr
Frazier frr his honesty and no one is too
poor to afford his services.
Respectfu'ly, Dr. J. F. Kline
Will have his office at
Commercial Hotel, I Willmar
Sunday, a 14th
And Continue Coming Every Month
THE SWELLING OF
(Continued from page 5)
ought to be unity of purpose until we
come to a division of the increased
profits, and 4hen the two sides ought
to bargain with one another I
think the time is coming for unions to
get a larger share."
John D. Rockefeller also was quot
ed as saying he would like to divide
the surplus output of the industries
controlled by him with labor but lie
did not know how to go about it.
Representatives of the railroads lis
tening to this testimony received it
with the best grace possible. Several
times during the week James M. Shee
an, counsel for the companies, pro
tested to the board that the evidence
was irrelevant and at least once there
was a momentary prospect of its be
ing ruled out. Chairman Jeter C.
Pritchard happened to be absent on
that occasion, and returning, ordered
the inquiry to proceed. He said wide
scope had been given to the testi
mony and this practice would be ob
served throughout the investigation.
Grand Chief Stone declared this in
vestigation is "perhaps the greatest
arbitration the world ever knew in the
history of labor." He added: "There
is another side to all of this. It is not
as though I, as a representative of
these organizations, was working for
myself. There are 65,000 men out
here on these engines scattered all
over the Western .territory who have
to be satisfied and who are vitally in
That the Morgan, Rockefeller and
Gould interests and their thirteen al
lied banking houses virtually control
eighteen transportation companies
through stock ownership and that
these eighteen companies, through
various ramifications, command the
Western railroad situation were vital
facts demonstrated at Tuesday's hear
ing in Exhibits 59 and 60. Mr. Lauck
produced charts graphically disclosing
the interlocking arms of banks and
trust companies extending over the
railroads, and in turn, from trunk line
railroads to the many branches there
of. In the last analysis, the witness
showed, the financial triumvirate of
Morgan, Rockefeller and Gould were
the overlords of the ninety-eight West
ern railroads with which the engineers
and firemen are now pleading for
better compensation and working con
The same day, testimony showing
the lavish hand with which Uncle
Sam distributed invaluable land
grants in frontier days was brought
out. Grand Chief Stone in his open
ing speech, outlining the frenzied
finance evidence to be given in re
buttal, made the following state
That federal and state land grants
to the Western railroads in the Unit
ed States totaled an aggregate of
195,272,950 acres which would make
4,881,824 farms of 40 acres each
That the land grants in square
miles measured 305,114, or more than
the area of either England, France,
Germany or Austria-Hungary.
Compared with the states in the un
ion, these grants to the trans-Missis
sippi lines formed an area as large as
all the New England states combined,
with the addition of the states of New
York, New Jersey, Delaware, Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
These lands generally were given
in alternate sections for thirty miles
on each side of the proposed right of
way of the building railroad. The
agreement with the government was
'hat the companies should sell them
to settlers and the upset price should
not be higher than $2.50 per acre
generally the agreement was that all
the mineral rights and timber should
be reserved for the government and
the railroad companies were not to
infringe upon Uncle Sam's posses
sions. The promoters and adventur
ers building the Pacific railroads, for
example, were especially noteworthy,
according to Mr. Lauck, in disregard
ing their sacred promises to the gov
ernment and filched all sorts of valu
able rights and treasure for their per
sonal financial aggrandizement."
"In preference to an honest admin
istration of the grants," testified Mr.
Lauck, "the subsidies of lands and
bonds intended to promote the suc
cess of these enterprises were to a
great extent made the means of en
riching a few financial adventurers.
The various Pacific roads, for exam
ple, received more than 26,000,000
acres of land and $64,623,512 in gov
ernment bonds. The cost of their
construction in bonds, stock and
cash, as shown by the report of the
United States Pacific Railway Com
mission, was $126,154,138, while the
additional sum of $123,644,649 par
value in stocks and bonds was distrib
uted to officers and managers as pro
fits on fraudulent and collusive con
The Southern Pacific, Atchinson
and the Northern Pacific were men
tioned especially by Mr. Lauck as
having run roughshod over their ob
ligations to the federal government,
having sequestered land worth mill
ions of dollars, sold other acreage for
millions, and in various, nefarious
ways evaded the terms the congress
of the United States laid down when
Uncle Sam opened his pocketbook to
give these tyro companies aid.
And after the land grants had been
misused and the government swindl
ed, Mr. Lauck testified that the fin
ancial pirate followed the land adven
turer and went him one better. That
is, the jugglers of stocks and bonds
were able to inflate Western railroad
values and to make fortunes not by
the million, but by the hundred mill
Mr. Lauck showed that on ten re
presentative Western railroads there
was watered stock which in 1913 drew
down nearly $12,000,000 in dividends.
Tears before this stock was worth
less and meanwhile, he declared, it
210 FOURTH ST.
had been the plaything of Wall Street
wizards. Mr. Lauck said that if engi
neers and firemen were given a 25 per
cent increase in wages the amount in
volved, so far as these ten represen
tative roads were concerned, would be
$9,454,759. This increase, therefore,
would be about $2,000,000 less than
the total dividend payments on so
called excess Western railroad stock.
If the increase in wages were only
20 per cent, Mr. Lauck pointed out,
the consequent outlay would be $7,
560,604 if 15 per cent, $5,670,453 if
10 per cent, $3,780,302 and if only 5
per cent, $1,890,151. During the per
iod 1900-1910 these ten railroads, con
sidered as one system, the witness
declared, gave away in commissions
No opportunity was overlooked to
make the rich man richer so far as
railroad financial enterprise was con
cerned. Inside stockholders had
rights to subscribe for additional
stock at par when that particular
stock on the Wall Street Exchange
might be far above par. Between 1900
and 1910 the ten representative West
ern railroads issued stock to the
amount of $250,584,962 in this sort of
bonus to stockholders. All this in ad
dition to the cash dividends the share
holders had been receiving.
"If the finances of the companies
had been properly conducted," testi
fied Mr. Lauck, "the sum of $11,276,
405, representing the dividends paid
on excess stock issues in 1913, would
have been available for increased com
pensation of labor. In fact, this sin
gle item would have amounted to more
than a 20 per cent advance in com
pensation of locomotive engineers and
"As a matter of fact, however, the
increased productive efficiency of en
gineers and firemen, which partly was
responsible for large revenue gains,
was used to pay dividend charges up
on unnecessary stock issues which
were arbitrarily created for the bene
fit of stockholders and did not repre
sent capital actually in service.'-*
In this way, time and again, Mr.
Lauck for the benefit of the arbitra
tors, disproved the theory that West
ern railroad capital was starving, and
proved that instead of having any pro
per foundation for the plea of pover
ty, actually should be in prime condi
tion, paying large dividends to share
holders, having plenty of surplus and
being abundantly able to give the ov
erworked employes higher wages. He
said at various times during the week
that this actuated the submission of
the so-called "frenzied finance" evi
dence for the consideration of the ar
Rebuttal testimony by the brother
hoods began Monday, the railroads on
their direct presentation having offer
ed forty-three exhibits and consumed
NEW LONDON TIMES.
The Farmers' shipping association
made their initial shipment of stock
yesterday, shipping two cars.
J. G. Peterson, the outgoing post
master, was presented with a fine bri
arwood pipe by the rural carriers at
the expiration of his term of office
the latter pdrt of last week.
Mr. and Mrs*. N. J. Anderson and
children and Miss Julia Tollefson re
turned to Montevideo on Thursday,
after having spent a few days at the
John Bengtson home in the village
and other relatives in Lake Andrew
P. O. Sonstegaard of Georgeville
purchased two full blood Duroc Jer
sey sows at a recent sale near Will
mar and has brought them to his farm.
A price of $70 was paid for one of the
animals but Mr. Sonstegaard consid
ers the money well invested.
J. E. Seagren, your new
druggist, who is also an ex
perienced jeweler, is now
ready to do all kinds of jewel
ry and watch repairing. He
also has a fine line of new
and up-to-date jewelry. Go
in and see him at 202 Fifth
Tribune Wan-Tads Bring Results
Wo Are Going to Closo Up Shop
right. This, we have taken care of and would advise you to come
at once and select your Player or Piano while the stock is complete.
Remember that we live here and you will be taken care of if
there should be anything wrong with Piano, as we have done before.
We have a few Pianos that have been rented but in fine
shape at unusual bargains.
If you have bought a second hand Piano from us, we would
be pleased to make an exchange and allow you the full amount
paid on the purchase price for a new one. Should you want to
trade your Piano for a Player or your organ for a Piano, NOW is
Tnpolis, March 8—There will be
high mass services next Sunday at 11
o'clock a. m.
Miss Melvina Croonquist visited a
couple of days last week in Spicer at
the Victor Anderson home.
Miss Hannah Peterson left for Min
neapolis last Wednesday for a couple
of weeks' visit at her sister's, Mrs.
Emil Englund's home.
Miss Esther Croonquist is at pres
ent visiting at the F. E. Croonquist
home before returning to her home
Miss Marie Johnson arrived from
Fergus Falls last Wednesday for a
brief stay at her parental home here.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Nelson, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Isaacson, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Isaacson, Mrs. Ernest Johnson,
and other relatives from here attend
ed the Golden wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Isaacson at Atwat
er last Thursday afternoon.
Ernest Nelson left for Brooten last
Saturday for a few days' visit at the
Gilbert Nelson home.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Westerberg, Mr.
and Mrs. Nels Bengtson and son,
Leonard of Svea attended the social
at the Olof Mattson home last Thurs
Melvin Johnson of Willmar is at
present visiting with relatives here.
Rev. B. E. Walters and two child
ren, Paul and Annette returned home
from Minneapolis last Tuesday.
The Tripolis and Ebenezer congre
gations decided at their last meeting
to call Rev. J. E. Linner of Litchfield
as pastor to succeed Rev. Walters,
who leaves in the near future for
The Misses Nelson and Hildur Mon
son, who attend the high school at
Willmar visited over Sunday at the
latter's parental home here.
Mrs. Ed. Carlson and four children
left for Minneapolis last Thursday
morning for a few days' visit with
relatives before leaving for her new
home at Wakefield, Nebr.
ie-ii-12 Loaey B14*.
Our lease will soon expire and we
are not going to renew it, and in order to
dispose of all PLAYERSnd PIANOS on
hand, we have decided to put on a special
Closing Out Sale.
In order to close out the big stock
of PLAYERS and PIANOSn hand, we
know that the prices and] terms must be
A. TJOSVOLD MUSIC CO.
We ask no questions.
Our business is merely to make your spine
normal, because we know that if each organ of
your body gets the full power from that great
nerve center, the spinal cord, each organ must do
its duty. This is the law of nature.
We are always glad to answer questions.
Lady in attendance from 2:00 to 5 P. M.
A LESSON IN PATRIOTISM
When the Mexican situation
reached a crisis last spring, a New
York newspaper wired Col. W. R. Nel
son of the Kansas City Star, for nis
views on the administration. The
Colonel promptly wired back:
"At this juncture we are not advis
ing President Wilson we are support
And this is just as fine a lesson in
American patriotism now as it was
last April.—Pioneer Press, February
Friends of Farmers.
The Frye frog bill was up for consid
eration Monday and on Tuesday was
passed by the House. The bill pro
vides that sportsmen may use all the
frogs they need for fishing. The in
tention of the measure is to prevent
wanton destruction of the frogs. In
some localities this has become a
great industry and it was shown that
frog business amounts to about a
quarter million dollars in this state.
It is well known that frogs destroy
untold numbers of insects and in this
manner become a friend of man and
ought to be so considered and protec
ted—Park Region Echo.
Will Relieve Your Indigestion
WIS E. COSS, D. C, Chiropractor
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