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yd' •'•»«.•.- •V Wm fii "W -v- zl ,yn!^A :t» if •,^.v VOL. XXXII NO. 8 AVERY HERE TOMGBT STATE GAME WARDEN TO SPEAK AT MEETING OP SPORTSMEN OF THE COUNTY Sportsmen of Morrison county will have the opportunty tonight to hear a talk on matters pertaining to hunting and fishing by Charies Avery, of St. Paul, chairman of the Minnesota State Game and Fish Commission. Mr. Avery is brought here by the Morrison County Sportsmen's club, recently formed, and be will speak at the Elks club, beginning at 7:45 o'clock. The meeting will be in the nature of a smoker. The people here are anxious to get fish fry to be planted in nearby lakes and streams, some of which are much in need of restocking. Better game protection is also sought and it is certain that the co-operation of this organization with the state department will result in much good. J. M. Totten, president of the local club, is in receipt of a communication from the state game and fish commission in answer to the complaint sent in about illegal hunting end fishing at Lakes Shamineau and Alexander. The letter states that the game warden in this district had been notified to immediately investigate and to do all that is possible to stop them. The meeting tonight is not only for members of the club but for every person who is interested. Helmer Isaacson of Royalton, deputy game warden jn this county, has sent in his application for membership in the •Morrison County Sportsmen's Club. Any who desire to affiliate are asked to call up Secretary Nelson at the office of the Board of Commerce. The annual dues are 50 cents. Died Peter Adams, a resident of Little Falls for thirty-two years and very well known here, died at his home on Third street southeast Thursday, evening of last week at 11:30 from the infirmities of old age. He was 80 years old. Mr. Adams was born in Germany December 8, 1839. He came to this country with his parents when but two years old. Fifty years ago last February, he was married at Johnsburg, 111., to Miss Anna Mai. The family moved to Morrison county in 1888 and have •lived here ever since. They celebrated their golden wedding recently. Mr. Adams was a veteran of the Civil war, serving with Company E, Ninth Illinois Cavalry. A widow and seyen grown children survive. The children are Mrs. Mary Becker and Mrs. Katie Becker of Casselton, N. D., Annie, Joe, Math and John Adams of this city and Nick Adams of Minneapolis. All were at home at the time of their father's death. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Sacred Heart church. Fr. Altendorf officiating. Interment was in Sacred Heart cemetery. Mib. James Gravel of Chippewa Falls Wis., formerly of Little Falls, died at a hospital in Chippewa Falls Monday from blood poisoning, resulting from an injury to the foot sustained about two months ago. She was at the hospital for nearly two months. Mrs. Gravel was 75 years ©Id. Mrs. Gravel was formerly Mrs. David Beveridge and was well known here. She lived here until a few: years ago, when she movd to Ohipptwa Falls, Wis. She was married there in June, 1919 to James Grjavel of Little Falls, and they made their home at Chippewa FaOlfl. The funeral was held at Chippewa Falls Tuesday. Mr. Gravel will make his home with his son-in-law, Frank Dufort of Little Balls. Mary V. Martineau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martineau of Ripley died at the Walker sanitarium Sunday morning at 11:15, from pulmonary tuberculosis. Miss Martineau was 25 yean old. She had been at the sanitarium for treatments about four months. The remains were brought down Monday and the funeral was held from the Belle Prairie church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment was in the church cemetery. William Dahlgren of Freedhem died Saturday at the state detention hospital at Fergus Falls from pneumonia.- He was 70 years old. Mr. Dahlgren was an old resident of Freedhem and was well known there. He is survived by a widow and several grown children. The remains were brought down Sunday and the funeral was held Tuesdayat Freedhem, Rev. C. E. Sholander officiating. Interment was at that place. Mrs. Alfred Holmen of Upsala died at her home early Monday morning, after a long illness. She was 59 years old. Mr. Holmen and five children survive. The children are Theodore of Minneapolis, Oscar, George and Julius of TTpsala and Mrs. F. W. Davies of Princeton. The funeral was held from the TJpsala Mission church. Miss Lydia Peterson, 23-year-old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Peterson of Upsala, died April 12 at the Swedish hospital in Minneapolis. Death was due to an illness from which she had suffered for many years. The funeral was held in Minneapolis on Wednesday of last week, interment being in Lakwoeod cemetery. Dan Randall of Lincoln died at St. T^r- BOARD OP DIRECTORS "ELECTED BY FANS, TO BUN FULL SALARIED TEAM Organization of a baseball club was expected at a meeting of subscribers to the baseball fund at the city hall Monday evening, at which a large number of fans were present. Charles Sylvester, chairman of the commitee on funds, presided. The finance' committee reported that $2,700 had been raised and that others had promised to subscribe, thus assuring sufficient funds to put a first class paid team in the field. A board of five directors was elected who will have full charge. Those elected were Joseph Moeglein, Earl V.' Wetzel, E. A. Berg, Lambert Pancratz and Charles Sylvester. It was decided to call the organization the Little Falls Baseball club. At first, it was stimated that $3,000 would be sufficient to give Little Falls a salaried team for a season of about two and one-half months, but as suits and equipment will cost mcfre than was estimated and it will be necessary to engage a paid manager, it was deemed necessary to raise about $3,500. The directors will select soliciting committees, perhaps on from each ward, to raise the balance of about $700. They will also select a secretary-treasurer business manager and an executive committee. Plenty of first class players are available and Little Falls will have a winning 'team in the field this year. It is the dsire of the fans to open the season by the middle of June. MUSICAL AST CLUB A splendid program was given by the student section of the Musical Art club Wednesday evening, at th$ Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser hall, twenty-one members taking part. The hall was taxed to its capacity. Space will not permit individual commentsi—each number was very well given and much enjoyed. Those who took part were Pearl Longley, Betty Dugas, Cecile Vasaly, Isabelle Kaliher, Mildred Burton, Bernette Carlson, Dolores Moeglein, Margaret Richie, Marjorie Thompson, f)rdine Clute, Jane Moyer, Elizabeth Cameron, Janet Muncy, Frank Kiewel, Jacobine Kiewel, Eileen Kaliher, Helen Smith, Marjorie Engler and Kathleen Brown. A number of these appeared at the student program last fall and they showed marked improvement. Two amendments to the articles of incorporation and by-laws were submitted at this meeting by Mrs. C. H. Brown. Article 1, Section 1, to be amended to read: "The annual dues of active members shall be $2.00. Annual dues of student members for student programs only shall be $1.00 Student members will be admitted to other than student programs by presenting a student ticket and 25 cents." (Any student member has the privilege, however, of buying a $2.00 membership.) Article 1, Section 2, (new), reads: "Members may bring town guests to regular meetings by payment of 50 cents for adult programs and'25 cents for student programs and no charge shall be made for out of town guests." The president of the Musical Art club has called a meeting of the members to be held at the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser hall next Monday at 4 p. m., to consider the proposed amndments to the certificate of incorporationand by-laws. DR. MABIA SANTORD DEAD Dr. Maria Sanford, professor emeritus of the University of Minnesota and the best known woman in Minnesota, was found dead in her bed at the home of Senator Knute Nelson in Washington, where she was visiting, Wednesday. She was 83 years old. Miss Sanford, wai in Washington at the time to attend the continental congress of the Daughters of the American revolution. Death was due to heart disease, cr.used probably from over-exertion. Miss Sanford was known to many Little Falls people, having visited here on various occasions and having addressed audiences here on various occasions. She was one of the speakers at the dedication of the monument erected at the site of Pike's Fort, south of Little Falls, last fall. ODD FELLOWS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY Next Sunday, the Odd Fellows lodges throughout the country celebrate the one hundredth anniversiary of the organization of that order. The local lodge members will attend the M., E. church Sunday morning in a body, for the anniversary sermon, which will be given by Dr. E. B. Service. Special music is being arranged for. A solo will be given by Mrs. C. B. Campbell. Evening services at the church at 7:30 p. m. Sunday. Sermon on ''The Deep Things of God.'' Music by choir. Miss Lillian Bock of Sauk Centre is receiving treatment at St. Gabriel's hospital for a sprained ankle. Gabriel's hospital yesterday morning from pneumonia, after about a week's illness. Mr. Randall was well known in the community where he lived, having resided there many years. Funeral arrangements had not- been made late yesterday afternoon. Nels Hanson of Pike Creek died at his home Monday from apoplexy. He was 63 years old. The funeral was held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was in Little Vails. t- LYMAN AM CALLED SUCCUMBS TO HEART TROUBLE AT HOME HEBE—WAS MAKES OF HISTOBY Lyman Warren Ayer, pioneer school teacher, lumberman and cruiser of Minnesota, and holder of the distinction of being the first white child born in Minnesota, succumbed to heart trouble following influenza, at his home, corner of Fourth street and Third avenue northeast, Tuesday, at 6 p. m. He was 85 years old. Mr. Ayer was known •to practically every man, woman and child in this community and he was loved by all. His acquaintance was not limited to this territory, however, for he was connected witj* the earlier development of the entire 6tate and his names is familiar all over the state. Mr. Ayer was born at Pokegamo Lake, an Indian mission near Pine City, this state, on June 10, 1833. His parents were among the first settlers in Minnesota and were engaged in missionary work. Constant association with the Indians enabled the lad to learn the language of the Indians and he spoke the Chippewa language perfectly. As a mere lad, he assisted his parents in missionary work and at the age of five years, he acted as an interpreter for the ministers doing missionary work among the Indians. When Lyman Ayer was a child, schools were practically unheard of in this pant of the country and he never had the opportunity of acquiring a school education. He was a great student, however, and with his great love for books, he acquired an education which was equal to, if not superior to that of a college graduate of the present day. He considered that a man was never too old to learn and not over three years ago, he attended school at the university farm, St. Paul. The work of the Ayer family as missionaries finally took them to the northern part of the state, in the vicinity of Red Lake. In 1847, they came to Morrison county and settled in Belle Prairie, five miles north of Little Falls. Lyman was then 14 years old.' At Belle Prairie, the family established a settlement and started a •saw jnilj, store, blacksmith shop, the first Congregational church in the coun- teand a private boarding school. In meantime Lyman went to Red River, where he established a saw mill. It was there that he operated the first harvesting machine used in this state. He came back from there and taught in the school at Belle Prairie. It was at this sfchtol that hev met'"the* woman who later became hjs wife. She was Laura A. Hill, who came to Belle vue township from Maine with her parents. Mr. Ayer was married to Miss Hill on July 24, 1859, at the home of her parents in Bellevue township, Rev. John Cooper, resident pastor, performing the ceremony. Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Ayer went to Leech Lake, where* Mr. Ayer operated a saw mill for two years. iThey then moved to St. Cloud, where he taught school until the outbreak of the Civil war. He enlisted in the Second Minnesota Battery, Light Artillery, of which Captain Hotchkiss was commander. During four and onehalf years of service in the army, he never lost a" day and never once answered sick call. He was promoted until when discharged, he was a firstlieutenant. After the war was over, he was given a commission as captain in the regular army but he chose not to continue his military career and with his wife went to PhiiftH^phi^ EastTennessee, where they taught school. Two years later, they moved to Atlanta, Ga., where Mir. Ayer's parents were then residing and doing missionary work among the colored people. Here both Mr. and Mrs. Ayer taught in a private school which was conducted for the education of the children of wealthy Northerners. Mrs. Ayer became lonesome for home, -however, and she returned to Bellevue, this county, to visit her parents. Mr. Ayer returned the following spring, bringing his mother along. His father .died at Atlanta, the previous winter. After a short visit with Mrs. Ayer's parents, they went to St. Cloud, where Mr. Ayer taught in a district school for a time. He later secured a position as deputy county auditor under Mr. Vossberg. At St. Cloud their first child, Ina F., now Mrs. Ina Sims, was born. E. G. and Henry S. Hill, brothers of Mrs. Ayer, established a general store in Little Falls in 1869 or 70 and Mr. Ayer came here to run the store for them. He was here for about a year and the family then moved to the old homestead in Belle Prairie, which has been their home up to about three years ago, when they movecj to Little Falls. Mr. Ayer did not farm in Belle Prairie but was engaged in cruising in the northern part of the state. He worked for the Northern Pacific. Backus & Brooks, pioneer lumbermen of the state for several mining companies, including the Merritts, T^hich were the first to open up the iron business in this state. His continual work in cruising, surveying, etc., took him over nearly every foot of land in the northern part of .the state and it was often said that no other man knew that country as well as he. Mr. Ayer was hale and hearty up to last winter and up to that time, he has been doing cruising up north. Some Weeks ago, he was taken ill with infuenza and his condition for a time was critical but he raMied and for a time his health again seemed good. His heart was affected, however, and this finally caused his death Tuesday afternoon. He leaves a widow, who is 80 years old and one daughter, Mrs. Ina Sims, i^-i/ LITTLE FAip$lggmSW^ "}5.v PREPARED BY THE CIT* CLERK, SHOWS MONEY RECEIVED AND SPENT IN 19X0 i'AV-'^rv. A condensed statement of ^receipts and expenditures has been compiled by City Clerk Johnson, shofjang from what sources the city of ligpe Falls received money last yei$, thgv^ amount spent out of. each fund, and itemized statement of the disbursements from the revenue fund. The statement follows and is self explanatory: ••4$ beceipts Tax levy 1 Interest Licenses ... City scales Court fees. Rent Publications Team work Filing fees Crushed rock sold Married At St. Adalbert's Catholic church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Miss Pauline Zurowski, cUuighter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Zurowski of Berg's Addition, and Mr. Julius Schreiber of this city, were united'in marriage, by Fr. Suzczyuski. Mis& Aurora Gendron played and Immediately following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents. The table was prettily decorated with cut flowers. Out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schrieber and daughter Lorraine, of New Munich. The bride was born and raised in Little Falls aud was educated in the local schools. She is a young lady of very pigging personality and unassuming. Mr. Schrieber is well known here, having been raised here also. He is the. son of Mrs. L. Schrieber of Broadway west. He enlisted in the First Minnesota Infantry at the time of the Mexican trouble and served ovrseas in tite world war. Since his return, he and his brother Frank have operated a billiard and soft drink parlor on Broadway west. Mr. and Mrs. Schrieber have gone on a honeymoon trip to the twin cities and other points. (They will be at home in Little Falls after May 1. Samuel Melby of Swanville and Miss Dora Todahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Knute fPodahl of Little Falls, were united in marriage Friday afternoon at the office of Judge C. W. Kemp. The bride has lived in Little Falls all her life. She is a high sehool graduate. MT. M«lby is a popular young man of Swanville town, the son of Andrew M«flby. He is a graduate of the local high school and for some time previous to enterng the military service in the world war, was employed as time-keeper for the Pine Tree Manufacturing cojnpany. He returned recently from Minneapolis, where he was employed in a lumber office, and purchased a farm in Swanville town., Miss Bessie Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bates of Randall, and Mir. Eugene Harrington, also of Randall, were married Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the M. E. parsonage, Dr. E. B. Service performing the ceremony.. Miss Anna. Jensen, cousin of the groom,. waeHtfridesmaid and Mr. Eugene Rasicot, cousin of the bride, was ibest man. Mr. and Mrs. Harrington have gone on a 'honeymoon trip to Duluth, after which th^ will go to housekeeping on their farm' near Randall. The groom is the son of Mr. and, Mrs. A. E. Harrington. who has been teaching school at River Falls, Wis. There are also five grandchildren. The only other living relatives. are- four second cousins, Mrs. Robert Russell of Randall Frank Masoj. jf Bel^g -Prairie Mrs. Ellen Cook ojC^r m^^ and Mrs. Julia Varner of St/ &eud. The funer*! was held from the Con^urch yesterday afternoon Philip E. Gregory offient was in the family cemetery. A IN BEVENUE FUND .$34,334.39 219.25 444.00 150.40 84.00 100X)0 46.20 49.16 40.00 6.61 LARGE NUMBER OF CASES DISPOSED OF THIS WEEK— TBEBBY CASE NOW ON District court is today busy on the case of Olof Searle vs. F. W. Lyon as administrator of the estate of Samuel iTrebby, deceased. The plaintiff in this action is sufyg for. the value of material in a building on which he held a mortgage, which was torn down by Mr. Trebby. The amount involved is about DI8BUBSEMENTS Official salaries $ 3,253.85 Police department 4,906.74 Fire department, including one janitor 1,725.51 Street maintenance 6,432.46 Street sprinkling 964.40 Street lighting 6,040.63 Water rent 5,956.16 Legal printing 754.04 Books and office supplies.... 98.08 City hall, including fuel and salary for one janitor..... 1,518.43 Health and quarantine 281.05 Municipal court 37.50 Park and rink 577.70 Appropriations (donations).. 1,065.06 Election expenses 150.20 Premium on insurance 154.76 Tractor for street work...... 795.00 Damage claim 245.00 Total receipts ,$35,473,04 Total disbursements....... $34,596.51 SUMMARY OF FUNDS Balance Name of fund Apr. 1,1919 Beceived Revenue fund $21,638.10 $35,473.04 Library fund 436.88 2,751.58 3,188.46 2,775.63 Poor fund 2,057.78 898.94 2,956.72 1,785.72 Revolving fund 8,17366 1,811.45 7,985.11 1,430.90 Sinking fund 32,255.24 4,981.67 37,336.91 none Interest fund 2,277.66 6,140.54 ,8,418.20 5,475.99 Road improvement .... $.718.32 none 2,718.32 1,761.87 Music fund 537.30 1,484.88 2,022.18 1,639.10 Josiah Page poor fund.. 745.17 nonje 745.17 none Totals all funds.. .$68,840.20 $53,542.10 $122,382.30 $49,825.72 $72,556.58 The, balance in the sinkipg fund includes $25,000.00 in Liberty bonds. ^ore^^^Wt of mid­ night blue tricotine and 5wr*to match. She were a corsage bouquet of roses. Miss Genevieve Schreiber, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. She wore a similar suit, with hat to match, and a corsage'bouquet of sweet peas. Philip Hines of Minneapolis was best man. $1,800. Yesterday at about 2 p. m., the jury returned a terdict awarding C. B. Campbell a judgment for $81 against Carrie Sprandel, et. al. Mr. Campbell sued for $100 for rent and value of certain property which he claimed was re*, moved from his house when the Sprandel family moved out of it. Frank Gohl, transient, who was arraigned Wednesday of last week for grand larceny in tie first degree, ap-' peared before Judge Roeser Friday noon and pleaded guilty to the charge. He was sentenced to the state penitentiary for an indeterminate term not to exceed five years. Gohl is the man who was arrested by Friesinger for the theft of hides from a freight train, near Randall. Friday evening, at 8 o'clock, the jury in the case of Henry Broberg vs. John Locks, Sr., returned a verdict for the defendant. Mr. Broberg sued for the value of storm windows and other property which he claimed was included in the deal for the Locks farm, which he purchased. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant Friday morning in the case of Patnaude vs.. O'Brien. Patnaude sued for money alleged to be due for boarding O'Brien. Saturday at 6:55 p. m., the jury in the case of George Olson vs. Amelia Hodorff, returned a verdict for the plaintiff for $1120. Olson sued Mrs. Hodorff for $1,000. commission for services as broker in a real estate deal. The grand jury granted him judgment for the full amount, and in addition to is $ 1 2 0 in re Monday evening at 5:45, the jury returned a verdict for the. defendant in the case of William Sandrock vs. Cbas. Fleck. Sandrock sued for pay for certain articles sold to -Fleck and the defendant claimed that same was paid for by work, etc. Late Tuesday afternoon, a verdict was returned for the plaintiff in the case of P. J. Gregerson vs. O. J. Oftedahl. Gregerson sued for collection of a bill for repairs to an automobile for Mr. Oftedahl. He was granted judgment for $30.95, which included interest on the account. CHARTER MEETING TONIGHT A meeting will be held in the basement of the Swedish Lutheoan church, Broadway west, tonigjht, at which the proposed amendments to the city charter will be thoroughly explained. All who are interested are invited to attend. Mrs. Frank Schmid of Avon is at St. Gabriel's hospital for medical treatment. Marriage licenses have been issued this week to S. Melby and Dora Todahl Julius Schrieber and Pauline Zurawski Win. H. Coy of Cook county, 111., and Margaret E. Thommes Eugene Harrington and Bessie Bates and to Peter H. Bare4 and Frances Riesgraf. Farmers of Upsala and vicinity have started co-operative marketing of eggs and although no permanent organization has yet been formed'to handle, it, they are getting results. A meeting of the poultry men of that vicinty was held Wednesday evening at Upsala, at which N. E. Chapman, poultry special-) ist of the university farm, and C. B. Campbell, connty agent, spoke. The farmers there have purchased two thousand egg crates for shipping their eggs. They are grading them according to quality and it means a difference of several cents per dozen. V* Balance Total Paid out Mch. 31, '20 $57,111.23 $34,956.51 $22,154.72 412.83 1,171.00 6,354.21 37,236.91 2,942.21 956.45 383.08 745.17 PROGRAM COMPLETE FOB CHAUTAUQUA, COMING TO LITTLE FALLS IN JUNECALLED BEST EVEB T. F. Graham, field manager of the Bedpath-Vawter Chautauqua system, •was in Little Falls recently and brought with him the program for the coming Chautauqua. The musical attractions booked for this year are considered the best ever, among the headliners being John C. Weber and his Prize Band of America. The list of speakers and lecturers is also considered an exceptional one. WSBEB'S PRIZE BAND Weber is considered one of America's greatest bandmasters, and his organization has played for exposition# world fairs, presidential inaugurations, etc. It has Won first prize in every national band contest since Mr. Weber became a bandmaster. lie COMEDY Wm. J. Keighley, who played the leading role in "It Pays To Advertise" in the east two years ago^ will head a cast of firoadfrar favorites in "Nothing But the Truth." CBITEBION MALE QUABTET The Criterion Male Quartet of New York City, conceded to be the greatest male quartet in the country today, is another big .musical attraction. This qfiartet has sting with Madame Nordica, David Bispham, Schumann-Heink. Melba and..ethers, and is untfer exciue-i ive contract witfc the Edison Record company. The personnel includes John Young, tenor Horatio Bench, ±pnor George Beardon, baritone, and Donald Chalmers, basso. GBEAT MUSICAL OFFEBING The Premier Artists, nine persons, constituting a sextet singing company of artists and aij orchestra, is another number.of great merit. Thin company .has for two years, been a hsadliner on the Kansas City circuit. .NOVELTY TBIO The Stone-Platt-Bragers. trio gives the novelty feature of the week. One isra ban joist of^^ national repuatioa, another a saxaphonfat and monologist and the third one of||he greateftt accordionists of the couiqi^. CHARMING GIRLS The Columbian Players, six young ladies, similar to the Althea players of last^ year but featuring. drums and novelty combinations will be the attraction for the first day. THE GIBL WITH THE PERSONAL­ ITY Miss Dorothy Cole "the girl jvith the personality," heads the Dorothy Cole Trio. Miss Cole is said to have no equal on the platform today. Vocal solos, humorous and serious readings, area part of her program. She is assisted by Miss Altha Heffelbower, pianist, and Victor Spedelier, the eighteen-year-old boy prodigy of France— on the violin. "TURN TO THE BIGHT" Is. the title of a play to be given by Edwin M. Whitney, director of the Whitney Studios^ of Platform Art at Boston. Wherever he has appeared, he has been considered the most popular attraction on the program. POWERFUL LECTURES The Hon. P. P. Campbell, one of the leaders in the national House of Representatives, chairman of the rules committee, will discuss the problems of the hour. His subject is "What of the Republic f" GBEAT PBEAOHEB Bobert Johnston of Montreal, Quebec, considered one of the ibest preachers on the American continent, has been secured to speak. He is classed with Gunsaulus, Cad man and Quayle. "OONGBESS IN ACTION" Is cleverly depicted by Ex-Congressman Henry A. Barhart, of Indiana, He gives a very picturesque presentation of the characters in tjjie House of Bepresentatives. He actually presents former Speaker of the House Champ Clark unraveling a parliamentary tangle and Uncle Joe Connon declaiming with his wild gestures. He impersonates Gen. Sherwood's speech on the horse and Ezekiel Candler's notorious argument for the free distribution of garden seed, each of which is a scream. BUSSIA AND BOLSHEVISM -Ralph Dennis, head of the Cumnock School of Oratory, U. S. vice-consul in Russia, will speak on "Russia and the Bolsfheviks He spent two years in Russia and saw the red flag in action, coming into contact with actual conditions as they are. ADA WARD Greater sensation has been created in American circles by Ada Ward, the little Englishwoman, than any similar lecturer in ten years. On the Chicago circuit last summer, she was regarded the most popular lecturer. "THE HAND AT THE NATION'S THBOAT" Senator W. E. Wenner of the Ohio state legislature will speak on this subject. He was elected to office for the specific purpose of representing the educational interests in the legislature. ONEY FRED SWEET Oney Fred Sweet, whom '1 everyone recognizes as the author of feature stories each week in the Chicago papers, will speak on "In Other Men's Shoes.'' Sweet is described as the rtan who went into life for his material'' having served as everything from a circus performer to a gypsy. "MASK(TWAIN OI'KENTUCKY 14 Cotton. Noe, commonly known as the Mark Twain of Kentucky." author of many poems and educational articles, -V i'N! r??v^ FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1920. CLUB MEETS OFFICEBS ELECTED FOB 1920— PLAN CAMPING GROUND FOR TOURISTS An enthusiastic meeting of the Little Falls Automobile club was held afr the city hall Wednesday evening, at. which officers were elected for the' ensuing year and plans laid for good roads work. Election of officers resulted as follows: President—W. O. Beattie. First Vice-president—Arthur LaFond chairman road committee. Second Vice-president—J. A. Anderson, chairman membership committee. Third Vice-president—Warren Gordon, chairman finance committee. Fourth Vice-president—A. M. Stoll, chairman entertainment committee. Fifth Vice-president—Harry Hamm, chairman advertising committee. Secretary-treasurer— Wm. Palmer Nelson. The number of vice-presidents was changed from three to five in order that there be a different chairman for each committee. J. K. Martin reported that he had attended the state automobile association meeting, at which it was decided to make an auto tour to Duluth and Grand Marais. Any automobile club members from here who wish to join this tour are welcome, he said. Mr. Martin also spoke briefly on the pioposed £&bcocfe road amendment andL he tirged that the club members boost for it. On motion by Mr. Martin, the club went to record as favoring the adoption of this amendment. At the suggestion of Dr. E. W. Kaliher, it was decided to try to interest other towns in this county in organizing local automobile clubs to boost for good, roads. J. K. Martin suggested that the club do all in its power to get a good road to Duluth,.- via MKlW Laos and- Moose lakes. He stated that the road from. Little Falls to Mille Lacs lake is now in good shape and from Moose Lake to Duluth it is good, so that there now remains only the strip between Moose Lake and Mille Lacs lake.- The secretary was instructed to correspond with the towns along this route regarding this matter. Secretary Nelson suggested that large signs be put up at the entrances of the main roads to the city, calling attention of tourists to the information bureau at the Board of Commerce offices. This suggestion was considered very good and the advertising committee was instructed to take this matter up with the .Board df Commerce with a view of getting that organization to meet part of the cost of such signs. "Charles Sylvester brought up the matter of a camping ground for tourists. He stated that it is a goo£ advertisement for the city and that it is not a knock to the hotels as tourists who use the camping grounds do not put up at hotel but carry their camping equipment with them. Several suitable sites for camping grounds wer suggested, including the small pine grove on Second street northwest, along the Jefferson Highway and the Koslosky lots on First street southeast. J. M. Totten, E. A. Loucks and T. C. Gordon were appointed as a committee to secure a suitable site for a camping ground. At the suggestion of J. M. Totten, the club voted to offer a reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone damaging guide signs throughout the connty. The club has one hundred metal signs which will be put throughout the county, directing motorists to Little Falls and giving the mileage. The dues for 1920 were left the same as last year, $2.00 About thirty men were at the meeting and most of them paid their 1920 dues at the meeting. MOBE TRUCKS FOB BO AD WQBK Commissioners Bochjeleau and Milberry returned yesterday from 'Minneapolis, where they conferred with the state highway department regarding additional surplus war equipment to be used for road work. Two Kelly-Springfield trucks which this county has had, have been turned over to Wright county and two Nash-Quad trucks will be received from Waseca county in exchange. Chas. Guernon and an assistant will leave for Waseca county today to get these trucks. QUARTERLY MEETING OF WOMEN'S GUILD A quarterly meeting of the Women's Guild will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall (Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. Mrs. J. B. Dunn of St. Cloud, who represented the women of the diocese of St. Cloud at the meeting of the National Women's council held atWashington the former part of March, will give an interesting talk pertaining to matters taken up at the Washington meeting. Born JOHNSON—To Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Johnson, Tuesday, April 20, a daughter. PETROWSKI—To Mr. and Mra. Ignat Petrowski of Pike Creek, Sunday, April 18, twin sons. will be one of the big attractions, with his folklore of the south. JOHN MARVIN DEAN Has a gripping message in "America's Tomorrow." He has served at chaplain in the Spanish American war, in the World war, and as president of Northern Theological Seminary for five years. The,dates for this /"jar's. Chautauqua will hie .June 25 to July 1 inclusive. ,jfc -VJ* -, T-w, j|f ?Yl 1 -I WM •m 1 7f "I

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