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Ye editor and his wife had an en
joyable visit last Friday with the E.
Edman family, north of Alvarado.
This interesting family came from Il
linois four or five years ago and are
a valuable acquisition to the commu
nity from a material as well as social
point of view. If we remember right
ly, there are ele\ en children in the fa
mily, all of them bright, well educated
and musically "inclined. Some of the
boys, now tall and handsome young
aien, have taken courses at the State
Agricultural College at St. Anthony
Park, and one daughter, Miss Ella Ed
man, is a school teacher. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Edman are intelligent and
practical people and are not "sorry
that they came to Marshall county to
make their home. Mr. Edman is a
progressive, up-to-date farmer and an
enthusiastic advocate of diversified
farming. Every year since he came
here he has raised corn with success.
Even in that very dry year when hay
was so scarce, the fodder from hi3
corn gave him abundant feed far his
stock. By growing corn and clover
keeping stock and thorough cultiva
tion, it is possible to maintain the fer
tility of the soil and raise good crops.
Last season Mr. Edman raised 30 bu
shels of flax per acre on a field where
corn had been grown the year before.
This shows that by the application of
correct methods of farming, Marshall
county soil is capable of enormous
yields. Mr. Edman also believes in
keeping good stock on the farm, and
has added some pure bred sire?, with
a view of improving his cattle and
horses. A farmer with such progres
sive idet^'is'WoTIElmfteTi to a commu
nity^ Recently- Mr. Edman has pur
chased the fine, F. W. Carlton farm
containing 400 fertile acres on Lower
Snake and will, farm that together
with the farm they have owned since
coming here, the old Sundin farm.
There are 735 coal mines in the
"United States which are producing
more than 200,000 short tons of coal
each annually. In 1911, according to
,a statement by Edward W. Parker,
the coal statistician of the United
States Geological Survey, 269 bitumin
ous mines and 168 anthracite mines in I
Pennsylvania produced in excess of
this amount. The average production
of these Pennsylvania bituminous
mines was 321,773 tons and of the an
thracite mines 444,697 tons. The larg
est anthracite mines had a production
of 1,020,420 long tons (1,142,870 short
tons). The largest bituminous pro
duction from one mine (a Pennsylva
nia operation) was 1,285,483 'short
tons. Thirty anthracite mines pro
duced over half a million tons each.
Ilinois was second to Pennsylvania in
large mines, having 03 mines which
produced more than 200,000 tons
West Virginia was third, with 59 and
Ohio fourth, with 38. The total pro
duction of these 735 first-class mines
was 253,459,639 tons, or 51.7 per cent
of the total production of the country.
New Field of Investment for Surplus
I* Recommended to the Modern
There is a movement under way in
^the Modern Woodmen of America to
r-secure the investment of a part of the
Society's surplus of over $9,000,000 in
faTm mortgages. Heretofore, the Soci
ety has not invested in this class of
securities. The demand for such in
vestment comes largely from the
membership engaged in argriculture
west of the Missouri river. The claim
is, that the Society by investing the
surplus, or a large part of it, in farm
mortgages would benefit its own mem
bers and at the same time increase its
interest earnings. Under existing by
laws the Society is required to invest
its benefit fund surplus in legally is
sued United States, state, county,
township, municipal or school bonds.
'Axel Nordstrom and wife were
pleasantly surprised last Thursday
evening at their rooms in the Berget
block, by a number of their friends,
who left a silver carving set and a
gold pdece as mentos of their visit
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota,
Who presides over the State Senate
at the Session of the Legislature
which Convened This Week.
In Marshall County, Jan. 2-4, 1913
State of Minnesota to J. J. Oistad,
ne se 34-158-45 $360.00
J. J. Oistad to Elias S. Lofstroni,
ne se 34-158-45 .'.$600.00
Elias S. Lofstrom to John E. John
son, ne se 34-158-45 $350.00
O. W. Kerr Co. to Maude E. Sander
son, ne se 34-157-44 $1.00
A. M. Molesworth to Albert C. Cum
mings, and sw 6-158-49 $1.00
John C. Wigen to Andr. Korstad,
se, nw se 20-156-44 $1.00
John C. Vigen to Andr. Korstad,
sw 20-156-44 ...$1.00
Martha O. Rokke to Korstad & My
hre, ne se ne nw se 11-156-45 ....$1.00
Estelle Bennewitz to P. L. & L. Co.
nw 11-155-48 $1.00
United States to Olof J. BergJund,
nw 24-158-39
United States to Dorothy Gobler, &
sw ne sw se nw 22-155-42
United States to Fred A. Gobler,
nw sw nw nw sw 22-155-42 1 *"?1"4
State of%nneo^
quist, nw nw 28-158-45 ...$3T0.00
John E. Strandquist to Peder A.
Storebo, nw nw 28-15S-45 $388.00
State of Minnesota to William Wili
er, nw se ne sw 32-158-42 $640.00
William Wilier to Torger Hagen, nw
se ne sw 32-158-42 $1.00
Gus Peterson to Ole A. Matson,
nw ne 33-156-42 $2400.00
Ole A. Matson to Bertil L. Backe,
nw ne 33-156-42 $1.00
Christian O. Saastad to Bertil L.
Backe, nw sw ne 9-156-41 $2400.00
Elias A. Haarstad to Axel Sundgren
L- 21, 22 B. 1 Halo add. N. $60.00
Sundgren to Ludvig P. Rudrud,
do $260.00
Jacob S. Larson to Ernest O. Styr
lund, sw sw 26-155-45 $1125.00
S. P. Reese to E. M. Engebretson, L.
1, 2 nw 19-158-39 $1.00
P. L. & L. Co., to J. B. Wilson, L. 3,
4 sw 30-156-47 $1.00
Elling Erickson to Edmund G. Melo,
nw 10-156-50 $1.00
Tri State Land Co., to Hans E.
hre, L. 4 B. 4 Newfblden $25.00
Edith E. Quist to Charles P. Quist,
se se 21 ne nw ne 28-155-40 $1.00
State of Minnesota to Elling Hau
gen, ne ne 12-157-44 $320.00
Albert* Cumimings to Lundquist
Realty Co., and sw 6-158-49 ....$1.00
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall entertained
twenty at dinner on New Year's day,
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Mapps, who arrived in Warren on
Christmas day, to make their future
home just east of town. Those pres
ent were, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Mapps,
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cleveland and fa
mily, Mr. and Mrs. Torgerson and fa
mily, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mapps and
family and Messrs. Ole and Abe Tor
As this Northwestern Minnesota
country is being built up and made in
to the finest farming section of Minne
sota, the greatest interest is shown by
the farmers in planning their home
and farm improvements. Where shall
the new barn be located? How shall
I build it? Shall I build a silo? How
can I perfect the drainage on my
farm? These questions will be ans
wered at the Farmers' Short Course,
Feb. 10-21, at the Agricultural School
Crookston. Lessons in making con
crete and in running gasoline engines
will be given by experts along that
line. The state provides this instruc
tion for you. Address the school for a
catalog of the Short Course.
TERESTS The importance of improving our lo
cal agricultureand thereby increasing
the crop returns from our. farms, is
now admitted by evey intelligent far
mer. We are beginning to understand
that better methods must be applied
to insure more adequate returns on
the labor and investment represented
by the farms of Marshall county. Du
ling the past few years it has been
amply demonstrated that many acres
of our best lands are not yielding ade
quate crop returns, but where a scien
tific rotation of crops, selection of
seed grain and intelligent cultivation,
have been. applied to these same
lands, the yields have quickly doubled
and at a very small additional cost for
labor. This subect of improved agri
culture lies at the very foundation of
our local prosperity and for that rea
son, it deseves the unqualified atten
tion of every farmer and business
man in the county.
It is now possible for every county
in the state of Minnesota to secure
the services of a trained expert in ag
riculture. This man works in con
junction with the state and United
States Department of Agriculture but
in order to secure the services of such
an expert, each county must raise
$1000 per year for that purpose. The
other large interests, will donate
$1000 to every county that meets the
requirements. The federal govern
ment will extend liberal financial aid
state Minnesota will ex-
pend $20 0 each year. It Is estimated
the-work of such an expert -is -about
$3000 a year. Of the $1000 to be
raised in this county, the Board of
County Commissioners can appropri
ate $200 and the remaining $800 must
be raised by private subscriptions, at
least the first year.
Such an expert would not come
here for the purpose of telling each
farmer how to manage his particular
farm. He would, however, bear the
same relation to the agricultural inter
ests of the county that the superin
tendent bears to education.
If the farmers of this county could
have expert assistance and advice, in
cleaning, testing and selecting good
seed grain for the 1913 crop, that
aione wpuid be of great financial ben
efit. Much of the grain produced in
this county last year is unfit, for seed.
The yield was generous but the grade
rather inferior. It is very important
this year that all seed grain be tested
to determine its germinating qualities,
which in many cases will be found de
to an alarming extent.
Such an expert can assist our farm
ers in suggesting a proper rotation of
crops or the treatment that a cetain
kind of land may require. He.can
test our soils or have them analyzed
and then suggest the proper rotation
He can organize cow testing and
breeders' associations throughout the
county. He can assist in combating
contagious diseases in our live stock
and damage from insects and disease
in plants and fruit trees and give in
formation that will assist in checking
their ravages.
Several counties in this state have
such an expert and Marshall county
should arrange to procure the services
of one without delay. It is a matter
of vast local importance. The time is
opportune and fanners and business
men of our county should promptly
unite and pledge the necessary finan
cial support. The commercial club of
this city and other towns in the coun
ty can create local interest in the sub
ject and the Marshall County Develop
ment Association, might then employ
organized effort to arouse interest
throughout the county.
At the meeting of the County Board
the Sheaf was designated the of
ficiajl paper of Marshall county for the
present year.
will be published the financial state
ment, delinquent tax list, proceedings
of the county board, school and ditch
notices, and all other publications
that may be required to be done.
F* 8 W-r*, I
Grain Exchange of Chicago, aided by ing^ver old times and listening to vo-
3, Lifti. Fred S. Peter
son and Miss Thildr Anderson were
mafried at Warren oy n'ev. \V. T. Mc
Altit.ur then the pavor the Pres
Inn church. Last Friday was the
'i'nh anniversary ol thai important
even* in their lives ani in memory
t'nrcof Lheir friends and neighbors
lu I unrnged a pleasm: surprise in
tlieii, he nor. Assembling at 1 30 in
the fafitrnoon at the home of Peter
Pc'ii^rom, a neighbor, all started in
a boMy for the beautiful and comfort
ably ooiire of the bril2 an groom,
who were almost dumbfounded when
tlipy beheld the familiar faces of their
friends as they filed ia thru the door.
WUCMI all had entered, J. P. Mattson
arose and explained the meaning of
the intrusion, and on behalf of the
friends and neighbors, extended to
Mr. .and Mrs. Peterson hearty congrat
ulations on their silver wadding. He
also presented to them as mementos
o? the occasion a beautiful silver tea
&et,,4he gift of their friends, and evi
dences of their good will and esteem.
Proi A. W. Knock of North Star Col
lege* also made a fine congratulatory
Afterwards dainty refresh
were served by the ladies of
arty. The remainder of the af
was pleasantly spent in talk-
caiJind Instrumental music furnished
by tjie M|sses Peterson and the young
people of (the neighborhood.
Mr. and Idrs. Peterson began their
wedie jtife 35 years ago at Lower
Sxp^g^j^^B^^peorte, but possessed
ofg^^^^sl^n^ig and'^wlEBng arms
thrift has been rewarded and they
now own a well developed farm and a
fine home. They have also been blest
with six children, all of them intelll
gent, well behaved and talented in mu
sic. A piano, an organ and several
other musical instruments are found
in the home. One daughter is now a
student at the Moorhead Normal
school, two are students at North Star
College, and the other children are at
tending the public schools. We men
tion these things to show how oneanyone.
married couple has succeeded in
building up a successful home in our
county, a home in which, culture and
refinement abounds, and there are
many such. Both Mr. and Mrs. Peter
son came here as poor emigrants
from Sweden about 30 years ago.
Departing, all members of the sur
prising party wished Mr. and Mrs.
Peterson continued happines-5 and
prosperity in the years to come.
What is the highest mountain in
Colorado? "Pikes Peak," nineteen per
sons out of twenty will answer, and
incorrectly. The twentieth may know
that the two highest mountains in the
State are Mount Massive and Mount
Elbert, both in Lake County, in the
Leadvdlle district. The altitude of
each of .these mountains, acordintg to
the United States Geological Survey,
is 14,402 feet above sea level. The
height of Pikes Peak is 14,108 feet.
Moreover, there are fifty or sixty oth
er peaks in Colorado approximately
as highover 14,000 feet. The loiwest
point in Colorado is 3,350 feet above
sea level. Of all the States, Colorado
has the highest average altitude, esti
mated by the Geological Survey at
6.S00 feet.
Although not the highest mountain,
Pikes Peak is probably the best
known peak in the United States.
There was at one time a Weather Bu
reau station on its summit, and it now
has a substantial railway station at
the terminus of the highest railway
line in North America. It can also
be reached by an excellent wagon
road and trail which connect the sum
mit wiith Colorado Springs.
Six new members were initiated and
the following officers installed at the
meeting of the I. O. O. F. last week
Edwin Johnson, N. G. Hjalmar Skog
lund, V. G. Fred Swanson, R. S. Aug.teaching
A. Johnson, F. S. W. H. Dixon, Treas-
urer. j$ i
Chairman of County Board of
shall County.
P. B.
The county board held its annual
meeting at the court house this week.
The new board was organized by the
election of P. B. Malberg as chair
man. He'has had long and varied
experience in county affairs, having
served both as county auditor and
clerk of court of this county, and will
undoubtedly be a valuable man as the
head of the new board. Besides him,
Chas. Wittensten and Charley Adoiph-
who have seen his invention claim
that it is very useful and will be in
great demand by engineers. Mr. Nord
gren will no doubt obtain a large sum
of money for his device by selling the
patent to some large manufacturing
Mr! and Mrs. J. W. Mapps opened
their commodious home to members
of the Farmers' Club on Friday even
ing. People throughout the township
seem very enthusiastic over this new
organization which will no doubt be
interesting as well as helpful to those
who attend. Supt. Mitchell was also
present and seemed as enthusiastic as
any member, over the eradication of
quack grass, (or more comsnonly
known as winter wheat) After the
meeting was over, came the call oi,
"Hot oyster stew," sounding good to
every one. Then the guests were
ushered into the great dining room
where supper was served to 68 per
sons. At a late hour the guests de
parted, voting the host and hostess,
royal entertainers.
Sons, daughters, teachers and stu
dents, who spent Christmas visiting
their old homes or with friends, have
now mostly departed for their respec
tive spheres of labor, and our own
schools and North Star College have
resumed their work, hence the town
is again assuming its natural state
once more. Warren certainly has a
lot of young people going to school or
school in distant towns, and
their coming home or goin gaway is
felt in the life of the city.
We are authorized to announce that
a school of traction engineering will
be held at the Warren Machine and
Iron Works in this city commencing
Feb. 24 and continuing until March 4.
Competent men will be on hand to
give practical instruction about every
thing pertaining to gas tractors. A
young man who expects to make farm
ing his business cannot spend a week
cr two more profitably than by attend
ing this school, as traction engines
are coming more and more into use on
the farms. A large attendance may
therefore be expected.
Tuesday of this week was enroll
ment day at the college. Many of the
old students were ready to arrange?
for the new term's work, but there
were a number who were not so"
prompt. A large number of new stu
dents have also arrived, especially
those who were interested in the
three months' winter term. The fol
lowing is a partial list of places that
have representatives at college: War
ren, March, Alvarado, Oslo, Norton, N.
son are the old members who holdjD., East Grand Forks, Drayton, N. D.,
over. Adolph S. Rokke succeeds L. Viking, Thief River Falls, Wylie^
P. Brandstrom and Osmund Enge, Princeton, Bronson, Newfolden, Laa-
takes Peter Nordlund's place. Mr. caster, Hallock, Kennedy, Aigyle, Big
Rokke served on the county board Woods, Angus, Tabor, Foldahl, WinnU
some years ago, hence is not unfami- peg. -if* -HK*T)-^ 5
liar with county affairs. All memibers, The large chorus of mixedi voice*^
both old and new, are good, capable that was organized shortly before
and level-headed men, into whose Christmas wil meet for the firet prac-.
hands the business of the county can tice next Monday evening at 8 o'clock^
trriafetriaB8t3sa .|r- p8j$^.
The retfri&g mexa&^ra $ i&te^ o44^ntsj^st^-.jA^iM staging aro-aggeiP*
old board, Peter Nordlund and L. to be present. The different churck
Brandstrom, have both served the choirs of the city are especially urged
county well and ably during their to come. The committee on music
terms, and retire with best wishes of has decided that the sacred cantata,
all the people of the county. "Faith and Praise" be chosen. The
selection is of medium difficulty and
ELIAS DAY IS COMING is very pretty. The intention is that
Elias Day, the great characterist, this is to be rendered some time near
will give an entertainment in Warren Easter.
next Saturday, Jan. 11. This is one Oscar A. Swanson of Thief River
of the numbers of our entertainment Falls, who last year attended at the
course, hence should not be missed by Commercial normal, has returned to
Come and close a busy week N. S. C. to join the graduating class,
by an evening of genuine enjoyment.j
Remember the date, Jan. 11. the stenographic* course two years
ago, has returned to take up a book-
A LOCAL MAN'S DEVICE ^keeping course.
Axel Nordgren, a brother of Misses Electric lights have now been in-,
Albertina and Mollie Nordgren, of this stalled in all the principal rooms at
city, has obtained a patent on an ex- the college. Very handsome and ser-
pansion die that will prove useful. Mr. viceable fixtures have been ohosea.
Nordgren now lives at Moorhead and Prof. A. W. Knock returned from
is known as a skillful mechanic. Those Alvarado last Monday where he has
conducted church services during the
A class in agriculture has been or
ganized. Some interesting work will
be given. We should like to see a
good sized class.
Our janitor, Mr. Algot Johnson, is
building a very fine cabinet in the
Domestic Economy room.
Two more new typewriters have
been added to the equipment at the
The College Library is rapidly be
ing put in order. There is already a
large assortment of books. Further
donations are gladly received, one
book or a dozen.
The art room is now in readiness
for work, and we should like to have
a good enrollment in the china paint
ing class. The work will be given
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
Miss Jennie Magnusson- who has vis
ited with her sister, Mrs. O. E. Abra
hamson, returned to Minneapolis last
Saturday to resume her school room
The college quartette will in the
near future give a number of concerta
in the neighboring towns. Societies or
churches desiring concerts or assist
ance from the quartette or from indi
viduals may address Pres. O. E. Albra
hamson for information. The mem
bers of the quartette are with one ex
ception the same as last year.
Ellen Pearson who graduated from
Judge Grindeland is expected home
from the cities next week.
Miss Sevey, a teacher in the This/
River Falls'-' schools, visited with
Misses Synneva and Clarice Grinde
land last Saturday and leaving wit*,
them for that oity in the evening..

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