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The Illinois Society of Marshall
County held one of their delightful
love feasts last Saturday evening at
the City Hall, which was attended by
some 150 former Illinoisites, including
both old and young. These consist
ed of people who have come to this
county within the last six or seven
years and have made their homes on
farms purchased.
The meeting was one of good cheer
from start to finish and was opened
and presided over by J. W. Thomas,
with Mrs. A. R. James, acting as sec
retary. In Mr. Thomas' usual char
acteristic way, he struck a happy cord
and put every one in a receptive
mood for the good time that was sure
to follow. He told several stories,
which the ladies complained of bitter
ly, as they most all referred to old
maids, and upon a protest being made
Mr. Thomas promised at the next
meeting to tell nothing but stories on
men and particularly old batchelors.
After several pleasant remarks, sev
eral from the audience were called
upon, being allowed to choose their
own subjects.
W. A. Knapp, whose remarks were
brief, spoke in particular of the good
feeling existing and especially the
good time that was being enjoyed by
,the younger people, explaining that
but a few years ago one of the prin-
".^ygjcipal objections made by people com
'XJFing to this country, came' from the
ksffiyounger people, who said there was
no society. He was followed by an
almost spontaneous address from
Friend Albert Ayers and Mr. Ayera
j/. trafc the key-note tf^^
in which he launched upon the sub
ject of contentment- enjoyed by the
former Illinois people of Illinois now
living in Marshall County. Among
Mr. Ayers' well chosen remarks was
one in which he related how he came
here in 1901, purchasing what was
considered at. that time a high-priced
farm for which he paid thirty-five dol
lars per acre, today, of course, that
price seems cheap. He then went
back and recalled how he came to Il
linois in 1854. At that time land was
worth ten dollars per acre, and how
the same land today had increased to
from two to three hundred dollars
per acre. Mr. Ayres closed by insist
ing that Marshall County lands were
worth as much as Illinois lands. That
we can raise anything here that can
be raised in Illinois and that the time
was not far distant when the land
would be worth $100 per acre and
would be cheap at that.
Without being called upon Mr. J. P.
Trott was on his feet, and in a few
well chosen remarks, gave it as his
opinion that Marshall County and its
people enjoyed all the advantages
now enjoyed by people in Illinois,
that the crops were abundant and the
number of bushels per acre depended
on the man behind the plow. Mr.
Trott also related former values in
Illinois and compared them with Mar
shall county lands today.
Milo L. Warner from over east, Was
called on and it did not take Milo
long to get into action and to say a
number of plain truths, particularly
upon his favorite subject, stock and
stock raising, showing the necessity
and advantages of each farmer in
Marshall County, raising an abund
ance of stock from this he branched
into the advantages now enjoyed by
the fairmers of Marshall County, men
tioning particularly the rural delivery
l^r^in all directions, telephone and tele
graph, the good schools and good
roads, and the different societies, all
%ot which made life a pleasure. Mr.
$f'Ayre* was again on his feet to bring
up the suggestion of getting good ex-
pert agriculturists to come in here to
speak, saying he had been in corre
spondence with Mr. Crane of the G.
N. and that he was ready to come up
on receiving an invitation. Mr.
Warner said he had had some corre
spondence with the agricultural man
of the International Harvester Co.,
and that he too was ready to come if
sufficient invitation was given.
A motion was made and put that
correspondence be taken up with
these people at once, and not only
them, but others be induced to come
and talk agriculture and thus stir up
a sentiment for better farming, which
all agreed was all that was lacking
to get the best results from this Red
River Valley soil.
After the speeches were over the
company enjoyed a splendid lunch
which had been prepared by the la
dies of the party after which danc
ing was enjoyed i the young peo
ple, until it was time for them to de
part. -.-iv
The Illinois society has been in ex
istence in Warren something over
three years and has become one of
the factors of this locality. They meet
every Saturday afternoon from 1:30
to 3:00 at the city hall, there to en
joy one another's company and talk
over their experiences and compare
notes and these meetings cannot help
but be of immense help to the people
in general.
Marshall eSuhty today is settled
very largely by people who have
come here from .ttUnpis within, the
last ten years and arei^reeo^ni^ed as
our foremost'farmers of today^. The
time has gone when anyone mo'
here considers it a wilderness and
the letters that go out from here ev
ery week to people back home, in
every instance give glowing accounts
of Marshall county and its possibili
Here is success to the Illinois so
ciety and its members.
The high school basketball team
expect to have anothej^A game with
Thief River Falls. The last game
was played at Thief River and the
score was 22 to 5 in favor of
team of that town. Messrs. Stvpt.
Johnson and Johnson two rooters
from Warrengfcald that the boys .nifty.
ed a good |ne, Against such' heavy
players. y$\s
The forge? and anvils to be install
ed in the basement have nopr arrived
passed around to the pupils and
teachers in the assembly room last
Friday. The Sophomore girls made
them so it's no wonder that they
were good.
The high school basketball team
will play at Crookston Saturday.
The Warren Associated School
Board held a very interesting meet
ing last Saturday afternoon.
The four outside districts were re
presented by a number from each
board. Matters of general interest
was at
meeting tha thItManuadecided Trainin
department should give Friday each
week for the benefit of the larger
boys from the four districts. Thus'
this week on Friday, a team from
each district will bring the boys to
Warren for this work.
The farmers' clubs in districts 42
and 88 will hold meetings Friday
night of this week.
The Farm Crops class will study
vegetable gardening during the last
half of this year.
How time flies. It scarcely seems
possible that the school is half gone.
Let us all try to accomplish twice as
much during the last half of the year
as we did during the first half.
Prize essay contests have been
started in the Associated Districts.
The subject of the first essay in each
district is "The Norse."
The following program will be giv
en by the Go Phor Literary society
Friday afternoon:
Secretary's report, Rose Rosendahl.
Violin solo, Arthur Sommers.
The Birdseye view of Scotland, El
la Olson.
Burns and His Poems, Inga Taral
Reading, Helen Mathwig.
Vocal Solo, Ruth Wood.
Scott and His Works, Bessie Sed
Ivanhoe, Nellie King.
Scotland's Heroes, Anna Johnson.
Original Story, Anna Skoog.
Current Events, Albert Beardmore,
Vocal Solo, My Love is like a Red
Red Rose, Estelle Grindeland.
So to Speak, Editors Estelle, Beu
lah, Olga and Abner.
Election of officers.
Everybody is requested to come.
The state examinations for the first
semester will be given Monday and
Friday, January 20 and 21.
County Supt. Johnson visited Civics
II. class Friday afternoon.
Report cards are given out this
week. Beware of red marks. The red
marks mean that the pupil is not do
ing the work that he should,
SEO, N. D.
C. F. Hanson, who has made a fine
success in the moving picture busi
ness in this city, sold out last week to
Felix Kamrowski, of Geneseo, N. D.,
Who, together with his brother, will
keep up the standard set by Mr. Han
son and give the people here a clean,
moral and entertaining show worthy
of the patronage of all. Mr. Kamrow
ski has years' of experience in the
business. Mr. Hanson intends to
make a trip to Canada to look over
the couhtfywit a view of finding an
opening to engage in the moving pic
ture or other line of business.
Mr. G. L. Short, one of the success
ful farmers near Angus, has made a
big success raising winter wheat.
Two years ago his crop averaged 40
bushels per acre and last year about
25. The method which Mr. Short has
followed is to drill in the grain on the
stubble field without plowing, thus
leaving part of the stubble to catch
the snow in the winter and protect
from injury by frost.. Whether this
method will be found the correct one
every year, further experiments may
have to determine, but at any fate
Mr. Short has demonstrated that, win
ter wheat can be grown here with
marked success.
More corn is being raised in Mar
shall county with every passing year.
Farmers are beginning to realize that
it is one of the most profitable crops
that can be raised on the farm. A
ten acre plot of ground will produce
more feed for stock than 160 acres in
tame grasses will in most years. Many
farmers have built silos and they
say that silage is the cheapest feed
that can be found, and when fed to
gether with clover hay will produce
a well balanced ration. For milch
cows there can be nothing better, and
the creamery tickets will show it. In
the future corn is bound to add great
ly to the wealth of Marshall county.
will be* here in the
their farms.
The present is a^eair of theatrical
revivals, and, in. t&ts^espect the Juve
nile Bostonians j,i^'e'f$ljr abreast the
time, their patronage havittg 'been
given to the famous Frejieh fipmppser
Fidmond Audran, whose s^ttdtdffco
mic operas, the best of whic^iile^l/a
Mascotte" and "Olivette", were the1
rage of the early '80's. Both these
are being presented on the present
tour and are tremendously popular.
On Friday evening they present the
"Dream Girl". Saturday evening, "Oli
"Olivette," it will be recalled, is the
.and interesting narrative of Cu
pid's interference with a lovely young"
maiden's commitment to a convent.
The story itself holds enough interest
to justify staging and with the gem
studded score of Audran it is irresisti
ble. Its music never can grpw cW^|holders
and if.a musicalic^^
Audran's "La Mascotte" was a wotv
thy successor of his "Olivette" ~just
as Gilbert & Sullivan's "Mikado"
crowned the triumph "Pinafore" had
won. Of all the Audran works "La-
Mascotte" is the brightest and most
extravagantly staged, its fleeting ac
tion time and again jumping- from
one scene to another of totally differ
ent environment. A pretty love story
and the comedy complications arising
from a masquerade provide the main
interest of the plot, but despite the
attractiveness of the story, it is alwere
most lost in appreciation of the rich
interpolation of song and Orchestral
Col. F. A. Green, the Stephen
booster, is in the city today. He
has lately sold the two big Wheeler
& Culbertson farms east of Stephen
to individual farmers from Iowa, who Z^wi"l^wZltoU^
spring to work
Andrew Olson Palm, a respected
pioneer settler of Wanger, died Jan.
3, aged 70 years. He came to this
county in 1883. tJ
ikb, 3a
\|bme people in other states have
theVidea that the winters of Northern
Miijnesota are much to be dreaded,
mti|if those people were here to enjoy
thlipeally a healthy and exuilerat
in$|weather which we usually do have
at^pis season of the year, they would
c'|ijise their opinion of our winter
*~'ltie. True, it sometimes gets
cold here, but it is seldom that
t^Mthermometer registers more than
tMfxty below and the average is gen-
e||iy much less than that even for
oy|| coldest month, January. And 20
or|even 30 below in our dry atmo
sp|i^re is not near as disagreeable as
afc|ir slightly above the freezing point
ih :$ more damp atmosphere further
s6u1fh. People who have gone south
to $pend the winters say they suffer
mc|re from colds in thedamp, change
able climate in the south than in the
drs|v equable climate which we have
An,4 we have another big ad
ge in having no, mud or slush to
around in during the winter
fths, causing wet feet, colds and
bodily discomforts. There is
sickness here during the winter
hs than at any other season of
ear. Our people can travel
with pleasure all winter and the
icii^ds are generally good. Surely our
Northern Minnesota winter is ideal
and can not well be improved upon.
I^he^aunuaj meeting of the stock
of the First National Bank
shield Jan. 14. All the old officers
vice president H. L. Wood, cashier
A. B. Nelson, first assistant cashier,
and R. E. Thomas, second assistant
cashier The bank has done a very
satisfactory business during the past
year. It is an institution that is a
credit to our city.
At the annual meeting of the Swed
ish American State Bank the follow
ing board of directors and officers
elected: Directors, E. Dagoberg,
John Dagoberg, L. M. Olson, Aug.
Lundgren, Chas. Wittensten and Aug.
A. Johnson. Officers, Chas. Witten
sten, president L. M. Olson, cashier
Aug. A. Johnson, assistant cashier,
and F. C. Wittensten teller. The busi
ness of the past year shows a satis
factory increase, which fact is good
evidence of the confidence placed in
the institution by the public.
All the old officers and members of
the Board of Directors of the State
Bank of Warren, were re-elected at
the annual meeting held Jan. 14. The
officers are, O. H. Taralseth, presi
dent H. L. Melgaard, vice president
C..A. Nelson, cashier: A. T. Listug,
assistant cashier. The directors are:
O. H. Taralseth, R. B. Taralseth, H.
\i. Melgaard, A. Grindeland and C. A.
Nelson. The bank reports a very
satisfactory business during the past
year. The institution is constantly
growing in public confidence.
S. O. Ostgaard, of New Solum, has
been appointed 4th Assistant Secre
tary of the Senate during the present
legislative session, and has ordered
the Sheaf sent to his new address in
order that he may keep posted on
Marshall county events. Mr. Ostgaard
i3 a very capable and deserving young
inan and his appointment is a fitting
recognition of our county.
The Marshall County Skandlna
viske Farmers' Insurance Co., held
their annual meeting in Warren on
Jan. 14. AH the old Officers were re
elected, This company furnishes
farm insurance at low rates and it is
ers of the county at
since it was organized.
least $50,000
Rev. G. Wahlund will conduct ser
vices at Swed. Luth. Church, Alvara
do, on Sunday next at 10.30 a. m.
,'i^S4r-' WMi'ia.^
The annual meeting of the members
of the Swedish Lutheran church of
this city was held at the church par
lors on Tuesday evening when the fol
lowing officers were chosen: E. Sjo
strand, secretary john Westman and
John Stromquist, deacons, each for
three years L. M. Olson and Ed Ro
sendahl, trustees for three and one
years, respectively Miss Ella Lund
gren, organist F. A. Larson, janitor
Miss Agda Wennerberg, choir leader
and N. E. Bystrom, assistant C. E.
Sjo&trand, Sunday school superinten
dent John Westman, assistant Sun
day school superintendent Aimer
Lindberg, Elmer Rosendahl, Lincoln
Anderson, Oscar Johnson, Victor Ek
blad and Emil Wahlund, ushers John
Westman, delegate to conference:
Gust Ebbla'd, delegate to Red River
Valley district meeting at Grand
Forks and L. M. Olson, alternate. The
church council and North Star College
board were constituted a committee
to make necessary arrangements for
meeting of the conference to be
held in this city on March' 12. The
questions of Swedish parochial school
and English church services were left
to tbe church council for decision.
The pastor's salary was ftxed at $1100,
of which the Warren congregation
will pay $600 and the Vega congrega
tion $500.
The enrollment at the college con
tinues to grow. Our as'sembly room
is soon filled at the Chapel hour. We
can scarcely secure chairs enough.
Come see the crowd some morning at
9:45. You will always be welcome.
Miss Ella" Lundgren's piano pupils
gave a recital last Tuesday evening.
This program was the first to be held
in the new assembly room on theternoon,
first floor. All members did their
very best, and everybody ^was highly
pleased with the satisfactory results.
Miss, Gharlotte Cnrist^hsen who
years ago, and who now.4*' a simplex
operator in WJlimar, paid a... visit to
the college on Wednesday.
The first rehearsal of the Oratorio
chorus was well attended. Next Mon
day evening, at 8:00 o'clock we hope|
to see many new members join thej
organization. The work is free, but it
is expected that each member securesp
his own music.
The Cooking class has now moved
down into the new room on the first
floor or basement. A fine new table
has been placed in the room.
A number of interesting maps have
been secured for the college by Rev.
G. Wahlund.
Pictures of the Marshall County
State Exhibit have been donated to
the college by Professor C. E
Miss Ella Lundgren has donated a
number of pictures for her music
Gordon Hull has added to the mu
seum an interesting specimen of
horse hair work. It is in the form
of a watch chain with a pendant bell
that has a clapper. The workman
ship is splendid.
On Thursday evening the college
Basketball team will play its first
game with the Warren High School
team. A good lively game is looked
for, s'.nce there are good players on
both sides.
A Recital by the advanced music
students will be given on Friday of
next week, Jan. 24. Watch for fur
ther notice next week.
A Warren N. S, C. Alumni Club
will be organized next week in con
nection with the College Aid society
which will meet at the college. The
date will be announced next week.
Our efficient Superintendent of
Schools, David Johnson, called at the
college last Wednesday. He was very
much surprised at the splendid ap
pearance of our new building. Come
and see how fine a place we really
Emmons Rogers made a trip to the
Steiner store Saturday.
Miss Elsie Koglin and her father
made a trip to T. R. Falls Friday,
Aug. Koglin and boys have been
hauling wood the past week.
Cyrus Malberg and brother Egbert
made a trip to Warren last week.
Oscar Swanson is now attending
the North Star College.
Nathaniel Muzzy is out"'on the res
ervation visiting friends and relatives.
Special to the Sheaf:
Middle River, Minn.. Jan. 11After
having gone through three operations,
one for an ear and nose trouble and
the other two for an abscess on the
brain, Elias A. Hjertos, postmaster
and merchant here, since the year
1903, died at the Grand Forks hospi
tal Thursday, January 9th, at 9
o'clock p. m. Mr. Hjertos had beea
ailing only about a week's time and
left here for Grand Forks a week pre
vious to tbe date of his death to seek
specialists' aid at.that city. On Mon
day, Jan. 6th, Mrs Hjertos received a
telegram stating that her husband was
in a critical condition and that her
presence was demanded at once at
the bedside. She left immediately and
arrived at Grand Forks the following
morning. During that day the sick
man appeared to get better but it was
found necessary to have another op
eration on the patient which was per
formed the day following in the after
noon. From that time Mr. Hjertos
did not regain consciousness up to the
time of his death. The deceased was
a member of the local M. W. A. lodge
and was also a member of the Mason
ic lodge. He leaves a wife and two
daughters here and father and.mothef
in Norway to mourn bis loss. The re
mains were brought here for burial in
the Breese cemetery east of town, the
funeral services to be held Monday af
January 13th, Rev. Boyden
of tue Presbyterian church, officiating.
Mr. Hjertos was well known in War
ren where he was employed as clojth-.
ing salesman in the K. J. Taralseth
Co., store from 1897 until he moved to/.
himself in 1903. By his genial tnan-"
ner and kindly disposition he made
host of friendsn here who were greatly
shocked to learn of his sudden demise
theiT sympathies to
Bereaved family.t Last
large plans for the
futurie of his commercial enterprises.-
Holds First Rehearsal.
I The Orotorio Chorus met for the
Sjo-, first rehearsal at the College last
Monday evening. From all appear
ances the Chorus is sure to make a
success. Over thirty congregated in
the building for practice in spite of
the stormy weather.
The Chorus has commenced work
on the Cantata "Faith and Praise" by
John A. West and expects to render
the composition during the second
week in March in connection with the
convening of the Red River Valley
conference in Warren.
This sacred cantata possesses the
harmonic finish and musical qualities
of the larger oratorios, and yet lies
within the rendition capacity of a mo
derately experienced chorus. We
would like to see all singers and mu
sic loving people of the city join the
chorus. Those who will take an ac
tive part in the chorus work will be
amply repaid both because of the
quality of the music sung and thru lis
inspiring culture. Come join the
chorus any Monday evening at the
new college building at 8:00 o'clock.
You are not only welcome, but you
are strongly urged to come.
Messrs. Alfred and Axon Johnson
and Charlie Swanson were Warren
callers Tuesday.
Andrew Skog enrolled at the Honor
vine school, Monday.
Miss Agnes HlHeboe spent the
week-end with Alice Johnson.
Charlie Anderson was seen hunting
rabbits on Johnson Avenue, Warren
ton, last Monday.
Emma and Olof"Bystrom were in
Warren, Saturday and took in the en
tertainment In the evening at Wairem
Opera House.
Mrs. Charles Johnson ison the stole
list at preesnt ,t
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