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JANE GREY SWISSHELM
First Newspaper Woman of
A Remarkable Woman of Ante
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Bloomers and Woman's Rights
The appearance of The Visiter was
the signal for an outbreak, for which
I was wholly unprepared, and one which
proved the existence of an eatine can
cer of discontent in the body politic.
Under the smoooth surface of society
lay a mass of moral disease, which sud
denly broke out into an eruption of
complaints, from those who felt them
selves oppressed by the old Saxon and
ecclesiastical laws under which one
half the people of the republic still
In the laws governing- the interests
peculiar to men, and those affecting:
their interests in common with woman,
great advance had been made during:
the past six centuries, but those regard
ing the exclusive Interests of women,
had remained in statu quo, since King
Alfred the Great and the knights of his
Round Table fell asleep. The anti
negro slavery object of rav paper seem
ed to be lost sight of, both by friends
and foes of human progress, in the
surprise at the innovation of a woman
entering the political arena, to argue
publicly on great questions of national
policy, and while men were defending
their pantaloons, they created and
spread the idea, that masculine suprem
acy lay in the form of their garments.
and that a woman dressed like a man
would be as potent as he.
Strange as it may now seem, they
succeeded in giving such emcacy to the
idea, that no less a person than Mrs.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was led astray
by it, so that she set her cool, wise head
to work and invented a costume, which
she believed would emancipate woman
from thraldom. Her Invention was
adopted by her friend, Mrs. Bloomer,
editor and proprietor of the Lily, a
small paper then in infancy in Syra
cuse, N. Y., and from her, the dress
took its name—"the bloomer." Both
women believed in their dress, and
staunchly advocated it as the sov
ereignest remedy for all the ills that
woman's flesh is heir to.
I made a suit and wore it at home
parts of two days, long enough to feel
assured that it must be a failure and
so opposed it earnestly, but nothing I
could say or do could make it apparent
that pantaloons were not the real ob
jective point, at which all discontented
woman aimed. I had once been tried
on a charge of purloining pantaloons,
and been acquitted for lack of evidence
but now, here was the proof! The wo
men themselves, leaders of the malcon
tents, promulgated and pressed their
claim to bifurcated garments, and the
whole tide of popular discussion was
turned into that ridiculous channel.
The Visiter had a large list of sub
scribers in Salem, Ohio, and in the sum
mer of '49 a letter from a lady came to
me saying, that the Visiter had stirred
up so much interest in womens' rights
that a meeting had been held and a
committee appointed to get up a wom
an's rights convention, and she, as
chairman of that committee, invited me
to preside. I felt on reading this as
if I had had a douche bath then, as a
lawyer might have felt who had car
ried a case for a corporation through
the lower court, and when expecting
it up before the supreme bench, had
learned that all his clients were coming
in to address the court on the merits
of the case.
By the pecks of letters I had been
receiving, I had learned that there were
thousands of women with grievances,
and no power to state them or to dis
criminate between those which could be
reached by law and those purely per
sonal and that the love of privacy with
which the whole sex was accredited was
a mistake, since most of my corres
pondents literally agonized to get be
fore the public. Publicity! publicity!
was the persistent demand. To meet
the demand, small papers, owned and
edited by women, sprang up all over the
land, and like Jonah's gourd, perished
in a night. Ruskin says to be noble is
to be known, and at that period there
was a great demand on the part of wo
men for their full allowance of nobil
ity but not one in a hundred thought
of merit as a means of reaching it. No
use waiting to learn to put two con
secutive sentences together in any con
nected form, or for an idea or the pow
er of expressing it. One woman was
printing her productions, and why
should not all the rest do likewise'
They had so long followed some leader
like a flock of sheep, that now they
would rush through the first gap into
I declined the presidential honors
tendered me, on the ground of inability
to fill the place and earnestly entreat
ed the movers to reconsider and give
up the convention, saying:
"It will open a door through which
fools and fanatics will pour in, andprobably
make the cause ridiculous."
The answer was that it was too late
to recede. The convention was held,
and justified my worst fears. When 1
criticised it, the reply was:
"If you had come and presided, as we
wished you to do, the result would have
been different. You started the move
ment and now refuse to lead it, you
cannot stop it."
The next summer a convention was
held in Akron, Ohio, and I attended,
hoping to modify the madnes, but failed
utterly, by all protests I could make,
to prevent the Introduction by the com
mittee on resolutions of this.
"Resolved, that the difference in sex
is one of education."
A man stood behind the president to
prompt her, but she could not catch his
meaning, and when confusion came, she
rose and made a little speech, in which
she stated that she knew nothing of
parliamentary rules, and when consent
ing to preside had resolved, if there
were trouble, to say to the convention
as she did to her boys at home:
"Quit behaving yourselves!"
This brought down the house, but
brought no order, and she t.at down,
smiling, a perfect picture of self-com
People thought the press unmerciful
in its ridicule of that convention, but I
felt in it all there was much forbear
ance. No words could have done jus
tice to the occasion. It was so much
more ridiculous than ridicule, so much
more absurd than absurdity. The wo
men on whom that ridicule was heaped
were utterly incapable of self-defense,
or unconscious of its need. The mass
of nobility seekers seemed content to
get before the public by any means, and
to wear its most stinging sarcasms as
they would a new dress cap.
In those days I reserved all my hard
words for men, and in my notice of the
convention mildly suggested that it
would have been better had Mrs. Oliver
Johnson been made president, as she
had great executive ability and a good
knowledge of parliamentary rules. This
suggestion was received by the presi-
dent as an insult never to bo forgiven,
and in the Visiter defended herself
against it. I replied, and in the dis
cussion which followed she arg-ued that
the affairs of each family should be so
arranged that the husband and wife
would be breadwinner and housekeeper
by turns, day or even half day about.
He should go to business In the fore
noon, then in the afternoon take care
of baby and permit her to gro to the
office, shop or warehouse from which
came the family supplies.
I took the ground that baby would be
apt to object, and that in our family the
rule would not work, since I could not
put a log- on the mill-carriage, and thethis
water would be running to waste all
my day or half-day as bread-winner.
For something over twenty ears af
ter that Akron meeting, I did not see a
woman's rights convention, and in all
have seen but five. Up to 1S76 there
had been no material improvement in
them, if those I saw were a fair speci
men. Their holders ha\e alwajs seem
ed to me like a woman who should un
dertake at a state fair to run a sewing
machine, under pretense of advertising
it, while she had never spent an hour
in learning its use.
However, those conventions have
saved the republic. From the
About the same time, Mrs. Stanton
published a series of articles in Mrs.population
Bloomer's paper, the Lily, In which she
taught that it was right for a mother
to make baby comfortable, lay him in
his crib, come out, lock the door, and
leave him to develop his lungs by cry
ing or cooing, as he might decide, while
mamma improved her mind and attend
ed to her public and social duties.
Against such head winds, it was hard
for my poor little craft to make prog
ress in assenting the right of women
to influence great public questions.
As before announced, I have engaged in the
Farm Loan Business at Portland, Oregon.
My territory is Southwestern Washington and
*the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
I examine all lands taken as security and have
the land appraised besides, as to value, by two dis
I loan my own money and I take no security
that is not first class in every respect and a good
investment for myself.
I have all titles examined by competent Att'y
I take no city real estate property for security.
Every mortgage which I take, is for sale and I
look after the interest payments and remit the inter
est free of charge to the purchaser of a mortgage.
readiness with which Pennsylvania leg
islators responded to the petition of
three of four women, acting without
concert, in the matter of property rights,
it is probable that in a flt of generosity
the men of the United States would have
enfranchised its women en masse and
the government now staggering under
the ballots of ignorant, irresponsible
men, must have gone down ufider the
additional burden of the votes which
would have been thrown upon it, by mil
lions of ignorant, irresponsible women.
Before that time, the unanswerable ar
gument of Judge Hurlbut had been pub
lished, and had made a deep impression
on the minds of thinking men. Had
been followed by the earnest, thrill
ing appeals of Susan B. Anthony, free
from all alliance with cant and vanity,
we should no doubt have had a voting
today, under which no gov
ernment could exist ten years but thoso
conventions raised the danger signal,
and men took heed to the warning.
Sell! Chevrolet Care.
P. J. Persen, local agent for the
Chevrolet car, announces the following
sales in this vicinity: Peter Henderson
of Spicer Ed. Kambestad of New Lon
don Henry Aspaas of Svea and Albert
Larson of this city. Mr. Persen has
disposed of his interest in the confec
tionery store on Third street and will
devote all of his time to the selling of
C. A. Fosness of Montevideo, one of
the most widely known attorneys in
this part of the state, has filed as a
candidate for district judge of this dis
trict. He will oppose R. T. Daley, who
is holding the judgeship by appoint
ment.—Madison Western Guard.
Tribune Wan-Tads Bring Results.
I have now the followingfirstfar mortgages on hand and for
sale, all drawing 7 per cent and secured on farms, worth from two to
four times their value.
$1000.00 dated March 1st, 1916,'due in 5 years.
3800.00 dated March 1st, 1916,*due in 5 years.
675.00 dated March 14,1916, due in 3 years.
2500.00 dated April 10, 1916. due in 5 years,
with privileges to pay in 3 years.
3000.00 dated May 8, 1916, due in 3 years.
In remitting for a mortgage, add the accrued interest to the
principal from the date of the mortgage to the date of remittance.
All papers will be assigned to the purchaser.
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Council Chambers, City Hall Building,
Willmar, Minn., May 8, 1916.
Regular meeting of the City Council.
Mayor Wellin called the meeting to
The following members of the Coun
cil were present on roll call: Mayor
Wellin, Aldermen Johnson, Olson, Mar
tin, Millard, Sperry, Rasmussen, Nor
man and Erickson, 9 absent, none.
City Attorney Stanford was also pres
The minutes of the last regular meet
ing held April 24, 1916, were read and
the same were approved.
The following bills were, on motion,
referred to the Finance Committee:
Water and Light Dept., street
lights, April, $247.24 rent
water, fire hydrants, $463.75
lights City Hall Bldg., April,
$3.50 $ 714.49
Osmundson Garage, auto hire
Police Dept 5.75
Peterson & Wellin, mdse .87
Wilson & Force, Managers, re
newal premiums on six sure
ty bonds for city officers.... 15.50
A. Sundling, labor, two bills... 8.75
Nels Hjort, labor team 9.00
John Peterson, labor 3.68
WATER LIGHT FUND.
Edison Lamp Works, mdse.,
two bills 68.90
Northwestern Electric Equip.
Co., mdse., two bills 36.13
Western Electric Co., mdse.,
three bills 228.46
Badger Construction Co., Far
go, part payment contract for
water mam extensions 2,678.44
Peterson & Wellin, mdse 1.79
L. Fridlund, cash advanced for
freight, postage, express, etc 35.14
A. Melander, line work 41.25
Emil Wahlstrand, Sunday line
E. T. Kleve, extra labor .75
L. Birkeland, labor 9.50
L. Rasmusson, labor 1.75
Peter Olson, labor team 4.00
P. Anderson, labor 16.50
L. Rasmusson, labor 15.75
A. Sundling, labor 10.50
J. Peterson, labor 16.62
Edw. E. Johnson, labor .88
N. P. Hanson, labor team 3.50
O. T. Olstad, labor team, two
Henry Johnson, labor team... 15.75
Peter Olson, labor team 40.00
Embertson & Lundquist, meals
for poor 4.00
Peterson & Wellin, mdse. for
C. J. Freeberg, rent of stove
for poor 1.00
The Kandiyohi County Public
Health Ass'n., part bill for
relief of poor 9.40
Doctors Frost, Jacobs and Dav
json, professional services
rendered poor 79.00
Mrs. M. Skoglund, for keeping
two poor charges one month 30.00
Bertha Stromberg, rent room
for poor 3.00
The Finance Committee reported the
foregoing bills back approved and the
report was accepted.
Alderman Erickson offered the fol
lowing resolution which was adopted
by the following vote: "Ayes," 8
Be it resolved by the City Council of
the City of Willmar that the City Clerk
be and he hereby is authorized to issue
warrants against the respective funds
in payment of the foregoing approved
Approved May 9th, 1916.
E. C. WELLIN, Mayor.
Judge T. O. Gilbert appeared and ask
ed permission to connect his new resi
dence on lot 5 and S. half of lot 4, Block
82, First Addition, with the 5th Street
The application was, on motion, grant
ed subject to the sewer regulations and
upon payment of the $50.00 tapping fee.
The matter of having County ditch
No. 23 repaired and widened, which
ditch extends into the south part of the
city was brought up.
A petition form, addressed to the
County Commissioners, pertaining to
said matter was presented and read.
Alderman Erickson offered the follow
ing resolution which was .adopted by the
following vote: "Ayes," 8 "Noes,"
Resolved, That the Mayor and City
Clerk be and they are hereby authorized
to sign in the name of the City of Will
mar and for and in its behalf, that cer
tain petition, dated May 8, 1916, ad
dressed to the Board of County Commis
sioners of the County of Kandiyohi and
Sraying the repair, widening: and
of County Ditch No. IS of
WILLMAR TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1916
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Approved May 9, 1916.
E. C. WELLIN, Mayor.
A delegation of students from the
Lafayette School,_ First Ward, appear
ed and presented a communication from
the teachers and pupils of said school,
asking to have street on the south of
said school gravelled.
The Street Committee were, on mo-$50
tion, directed to have said street grav
elled as petitioned for.
Moved and seconded that the ordi
nance entitled "An Ordinance Regulat
ing headlights on Automobiles, Motor
cycles and other Motor Vehicles," be
given Its second reading. Carried.
The said ordinance was then read.
Messrs. Tallman, Spicer, Gilbert and
Benson, who were present, were called
on for their opinions about the aforesaid
proposed ordinance, and they each spoke
in favor of it.
Mr. Ben Benson appeared with refer
ence to action taken by the Council on
August 10, 1914, on application of the
Swedish Baptist church to build a sew
er extension on Trott avenue from 4th
street and east, and the matter was dis
Alderman Millard offered the followT
ing resolution which was unanimously
Resolved, That that certain resolution
granting permission to the Baptist
church to build a sewer at their own
expense on Trott avenue, passed and
adopted by the Council on August 10,
1914. be and the same is hereby re
Approved May 9, 1916.
E. C. WELLIN, Mayor.
A motion was made, seconded and
carried that the Swedish Baptist church
be granted permission to connect their
parsonage on lot 8, Block 49 with the
4th street sewer subject to the sewer
regulations and upon payment of the
regular tapping fee.
The following citizens made applica
tions for sewer permits: J. A. Bohne to
connect residence on lot 10 of Johnson's
subdivision with the 2nd street east
sewer Nels Carlson to connect residence
on lot 7, block 1, Johnson's addition
with the 1st street sewer Andrew Hil
dahl to connect residence on lot 3, block
47 with the 1st street sewer Mrs. Vic-
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Hides, Wool, Poultry r: r:™':."V«'
"tor Nelson to connect residence on lot
4, block -65 with the 2nd street sewer
west, and M. W. Blomquist for residence
on lot 18, block 1, Johnson's subdivis
ion to connect with the 2nd street east
All of the aforesaid applications were
on motion, granted subject to the sew
er regulations and upon payment of the
tapping fee in each case.
The following named bonds were pre
sented to the Council for approval:
Contract bond of Badger Construction
Co., Fargo, N. D., of $4,100.00 for water
main extensions, signed by National
Surety Co., N. Y., as surety contract
and guaranty bonds of Lindgren and
Lindquist for sidewalk contract work
bonds of Alfred Gilbertson, Chief of
Police and O. J. Westgard, as Night
Patrolman, the last four named bonds
signed by U. S. Fidelity and Guar. Co.
as surety, and contract bond of V. E.
Lawson for printing and publishing, and
plumbers bond of Johnson & Nelson for
$1,000, (the last two named being per
sonal bonds.) All of the aforesaid
bonds were, on motion, referred to the
City Attorney. The City Attorney re
ported all of the aforesaid bonds back
as correct in form and execution and
the same were, on motion, approved by
the Council also bond of Alfred Gil
bertson, Constable and bonds of James
Sanderson, Assessor and Peter A. Nel
son, Street Commissioner, which were
referred back at the last meeting, for
witnesses on the two bonds and correc
tion of omission in acknowledgement,
which the Attorney reported had now
been corrected and the last three nam
ed bonds were also approved.
A report from Mr. O. A. Norman, City
Building Inspector, showing building
permits issued in April was presented
and read and the same was accepted by
the Council and ordered placed on file.
The Clerk was, on motion, instructed
to advertise for bids for the Oak street
storm sewer in First Ward, such bids
to be received at the next meeting.
Alderman Johnson reported on sewer
and drains on Litchfield Ave. E.
The Street Committee was instructed
to ascertain cost of grading and gravel
ing West Gorton avenue, from 10th
street west to City limits.
The Sewer Committee reported that
they had arranged for building sewer
UR THIRTY YEARS!
Of Business Among You
(The people of Kandiyohi County) warrants
in claiming that we can offer you an abso
lutely safe storehouse for your money.
Checks on us are accepted In payment of
bills at par In any part of Minnesota.
Ninety per cent of the successful business
men are Bank Depositors. What better time
than now to open a Check Account with us?
We have unexcelled facilities for transacting
all branches of banking.
We would like to see every child In town and
help them get started with a savings account
In our Savings Department.
Our officers will be glad to extend to you
__ every courtesy consistent with sound bank
ing. We will keep your valuables In our flrep roof vault free of charge.
We shall be pleased to have you call on us.
BANK OF WILLMAR
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I also buy hides, poultry and wool at any tlmo. I havo no othor buyer.
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extension for one block on Ann street,
Ferring*s Addition from Becker avenue
and south to Trott avenue and on Third
street east, commencing at Augusta
avenue and running north to lot 20,
block 3 in Erickson's Addition, for
which sewers subscriptions had been
pledged by the property owners. They
also reported that there had not been
sufficient funds subscribed by property
owners on Benson avenue west for
building sewer as petitioned for by J.
J. Rivkin and others and recommended
that the matter be carried over.
Requisitions for supplies from the
Water and Light Commission were pre
sented and the Clerk was, on motion,
instructed to order same.
On motion the Council adjourned.
E. C. WELLIN, Mayor.
Previously acknowledged $129.58
Kandiyohi School Dist. No.
Harold E. Sorenson, Wilton O.
Lundquist, Rudolph Lundquist,
25 cents each Isabella Rier
son, Mildred L. Peterson, Ed
na Stromert, Luella Backlund,
Ebba E. Lundquist, Edith M.
Anderson, Ruth A. Klint, Ar
thur Frans, Elsie Blomquist,
Melvina Mathiason, Ethel
Daugherty, Elsie Shosten, Har
old Kroona, Harry Hallberg,
Edna Shosten, Gladys Johnson,
Esther Broman, ten cents each
Villa Lundquist, Evelyn
Kroona, Carl Backlund, Floyd,
Grahn, Argerine Peterson,
Edith Bloomquist, Cora Carl
son, Clarice Stromert, Alvin
Pearson, Rudolph Bloomquist,
Eli Salmonson, Mae Sorenson,
Edith Shosten, Paul Lundquist,
Idella Kroona, Franklin Croon
quist, Anna Mae Rierson, Mar
garet Burns, George Peterson,
Rupert Kroona, Jeanette Koelf
gen, Adelaide Croonquist, Syl
via Sorenson, Donald Burns,
Myrtle Blomquist, Florence
Blomquist, Harold Lewis,
Luther Kroona, Ellen Ander
son, Bernice Isaacson, Berton
Isaacson and Myrtle Lewis,
five cents each Mabel Larson,
two cents and Vendale Lund
quist, one cent $ 4.08
Total to date $133.66
Roselilllan, May 8—A large crowd at
tended the ball game between Svea and
Willmar Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Erick Knutson made a brief vis
it at the Peter Erickson home, Wed
Misses Rutn and Esther Erickson and
Kattie Kalberg visited at Peter Blom
Oscar and Elvln Peterson and Flor
ence and Sarah Bluhm were seen at
Svea Sunday afternoon.
Miss Florence Rodelius visited at the
Oscar Anderson home Sunday.
Mr. Melvin Root and Miss Hattie Kal
berg visited at Willmar Tuesday eve
William Bloomquist called at Peter
Erickson's Sunday afternoon.
H. P. Hanson transacted business at
Willmar one day last week.
George Anderson called at the Albert
Rodelius home Tuesday evening.
Henry Aspaas and Hilma Bloomquist
were entertained at the R. W. Julius
Wedding bells will soon be ringing In
Miss Emma Johnson, who attends the
high school at Willmar, visited her par
ents here Sunday.
Victor Hed made a call at the Norling
home last Sunday.
Fred Berglund Is assisting Richard
Johnson with some work.
A. program will be given by the choir
of the Fanlun Baptist church Thursday
evening. May 11.
Richard Johnson and Walter Erick
son attended the farmers' club meeting
at Svea Thursday evening:
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