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/ THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLE, MINN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1922 NUMBER 41 r FREIGHT NOVEL EVENTFEBRUARY22. IWEL CONTINUE WITH WORK OF t F1RE DAMAGES STYLE SHOP. Mothers and Daughters To Be Ban- Loss Placed at 30 Per Cent of Valua- DOOMED COUNTY LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION tion In 2rid Fire Within Year. queted by Scout Council. I Fire for the second time within a Wednesday evening, February 22, will be a novel one for the mothers @ . __ period of less than a year, broke out COME DOWN in the building occupied by The New and daughters of this community E ASS()CIATION ORGANIZED BY A. Style Shop here, Saturday night, do- when they gather at the High School[ LOCAL BOWLERS U.:LUCKY. gymnasium for a banquet that was I I ]3. KAERCHER WILL BE PUSHED ing damage to the stock of clothing STATES KNOCK- arranged for at a meeting of the Boy] Results of I. B A. Contct Not Ex-! AS SOON AS WEATHER CONDI- by" smoke placed at 30 per cent of Scout Council, Saturday evening. Dads I pected to Show Favo_&apos;able. TIONS PERM1T. the valuation. The fire, believed to OF INTERSTATE and Lads have been banqueted here[ When the final :coring is :o np!eted I have started in the front of the base- COMMISSION A T but this will be the first occasion in at the close of the Internati.-.! owl- That the Big Stone County Live- ment, from unknown origin, kept the this city where the mothers and ing tournament, at St. Paul. it is cx- stock Association, recently organized fire department busy for more than daughters are the invited guests and pected that the team from th:s city, to secure financial relief thru the War two hours in weather that registered by the united support of where the serving will be done by the which competed, will land "btwixtl Finance Corporation will be function- and the shippers of the sons and brothers, and between." The scores m:de by ing within the near future, is the West, the state railroad corn- Pointers in connection with the af- the local team last Saturday are by opinion of L. J. Keating of Graceville, ate camping at the door of fair that have been issued by the no means a standard by which the, president of the association, who Commerce Commission Scout Council follow: echo are put- team may be judged, but are to the stated today that indications lead him to urge lower paten- ring on this affair? The Ortonville contrary much 19wer than their aver- to believe that many farmers, bank- and lower freight rates.The Boy Scouts. Who are invited to "get age. No Alibi is offered, however, ers and businessmen over the county must have the benefit of both in" on this? All citizens of Orton- and the scores are submitted below. costs have been reduced 12.2 since July 1, 1921; revisions rules will result in savings $65,000,000.00 annually; the f coal and fuel .oil has gone material prices also are down cases fully 25 per cent be- prices. The savings in la- alone is estimated at $425: annually. Statistics prove ; have mole tr$, more and more rolling stock' now than in 1916. There is that the general effieien- the railroad workers has been improved. all these facts taken into con- the committee has reached after applying the re- enumerated" and aking into on the normal, trend of that the present rates will a return of nearly 8 per cent Thi is an excessive return opinion of Congress as express- I the transportation act. Hence] ne is ripe for substantial low- I of freight rates. The request based so much upon the neces- of stimulating business and in- as upon the conviction of the of the committee that it will the financial interest of the car- in the long run to meet the demand for reduced transpor- charges. to regain its former pros- ville and vicinity who are mothers or At the tournament there were aout declares Commissioner Fred daughters. May a person adopt a 100 five men teams. 800 rolling in the of the Minnesota Rail-ldsughter for this event? Yes. How doubles and 1600 participating iu i.le and Warehouse Commission. He / committee]many? Any number. Does the'term singles. The following are the scores rn an of the special "daughter" include' only the girls in made: Natnq. Assn of State commis- 1 the Junior or Senior high schools ? Individual Scores. which has been in almost con-INoI Any woman in the community Schoen, 178, 188 164, total 530. session in .... Wash{ngton for six- L .*nay come as a daughter if so desired. Kelly, 172, 156, la9, total 517 and by virtue of hs posttmn Are girls in the first six grades of Wiley, 177, 190, 14. total 561. the main argument at the the public hooi admitted ? No, only Olsen 205, 171, 166, total 542. in this important mat- Junior high school and Senior High Beatty, 149, 161, 204, total 514. about March 4. He will School girls. Where can we get tick- for twenty-three western .sta.ls ets ? Mr. J. E. Palmer has charge of Doubles--Three Games. southern states tommlsslo .. . . - ticket selling. If necessary to wait Beatty 198, Olsen 195. Total .......... 393 Bowen also participated ac v . -[until Wednesday eening, tickets ,my Beatty 169, Olsen 157. Tot ...... 326 laa the hearings and conferences [be purchased at the school building Beatty 145, Olsen 151. Total ........ 296 ie conceding that there may] that evening any time after six been a brief permd when the o'clock  Grand Total ................................ 1,015 " I . What is the price. Fifty did not earn as much as could [ cents.per plate. What are you going R. Schoen 142, A. Schnider 142 ..... 284 lirsd, the committee points out to serve? Come and see[ Real Eats! I R. Schoen 189, A. Schnider 167 ..... 356 is was due to a great drop in The schedule as prepared is as fol- ad traffic as a result of the gen- lows- 6"00-6"30 . . /R. Schoen 157, A. Schnider 177 ...... 334 " . .... gather m hth hdustrial depression. The raft- school assembly room. 6:30--marcht Grand Total ............. i ................ 974 suffered no more than other in- down to "gym." 6:40---Eats. Music ,s. Now that vast economies and entertainment by me and boys Wiley 154, Kelly 241 ..................... 395 operation of railroads have while eating. Talks by represents- Wiley 149, Kelly 173 ...................... 322 effected it is contended that the tives of our local institutions and or- Wiley 168, Kelly 178 ...................... 346 are in excellent condition to anizations. Solos. Songs by High share towards restoring nor- School Girls' Glee Club, followed by Grand Total .............................. 1063 :ial and commercial condi- group games. Team Score. Wiley .................................................. 168 Clinton Economy Beattx ................................................. 166 Schoe 169 Olsen ................................................. 156 Day February 21 .................................................. Total .............................................. 810 Legion and Business Men's Committee Wiley 178 Begins Active Work. Beatty ................................................ 159 Schoen ................................................ 168 187 corrmittee,The LegiOnorganizedand BusineSSfor the purposeMen's OlSenKelly .................................................. 19 of boosting Clinton and vicinity, held its first meeting recently, at which Total .............................................. 881 steps were taken that will be a bene- fit to the community. Wiley .................................................. 187 The first, and perhaps the most ira- Beatty ................................................ 178 portant effort.of the organization, will Schoen ................................................ 145 be to put on an Economy Day in Clin- Olsen .................................................. 217 ton, similar to a Market or Bargain Kelly .................................................. 162 Day. Such a sales day has been tried by other towns in this vicinity, and Total ............................................. 889 has proven a benefit to both the town Grand Total ........................ 2,580 and the community which it served. Tuesday, February 21 has been selec- JURGENS HAS GOOD SALE. ted for Economy Day in Clinton. on which day every business house will Top Price Paid Was $78.00. Small offer special bargains and prizes to Crowd on Account of Weather. those who wish to avail themselves Seventy-eight dollars was the top of the opportunities for saving. Spe- price paid at the H. A. Jurgn's Po- cial committees have been appointeo land China Sow antl Gilt Sale, held to arrange for entertainment, which at the pavilion at Big Stone City on will be free to all. No efforts will be Tuesday, at which there was a fairly spared to make this a great day in large number present. It was brought 'Clinton. by a two-year-old sow, the buyer be- ing Ellef Olson of Clinton, Minnesota. FIRE IN PRIOR TOWNSHIP "Caking weather conditiols into con- SON FURNITURE CO. CONSUMES I200 BU. GRAIN sideration, which prevented many RE-ESTABLISH BUSINESS from attending the sale, the prices -- Fire of unknown origin destroyed paid for the hogs offered is above the g the fact that the the granary on the old John Haga- average. Buyers were as follows: Furniture Co., of this man farm in Prior township on Wed- J.E. VanHout, sow, $47.00; George lost heavily in a recent fire, nesday morning, consuming 1200 bush- Janssen, gilt, $40.00, George Broick, was one of the worst in the els of wheat and oats. Holmes Broth- gilt, $86.00; H. J. McDermott, Wau- of the city this community ers, owners of the farm, who live bay, gilt, $37.00; Franz Pepka, gilt be slighted, thru their efforts -about tight rods from the place on $43.00; Ed. Ulrich, gilt, $38.00; H. J. g themselves, but will another farm, moved to this county McDermott, Waubay, gilt, $42.00; a store, completely stocked, about a year ago from Iowa. It is Van Hour. gilt, $40.00; Ellef Olson, not quite as large as their said that they carried no insurance sow, $50.00; D. E. Baldridge, gilt, store it will be a credit to Or- on the granary or its contents. The $41.00; W. J. Smith, gilt, $41.00; A. The new location will be in farm on which the fire occurred is lo- Peschong, gilt, $60.00; Geo. Broich, I. Matthews building, ad- eated close to the J. Arthur Matthews gilt, $43.00; John Sandgren, gilt, $46.- the former location on the quarter section. About 300 bushels 00; VaaHout, gilt, $40.00; Smith, gilt, of grain was saved. $43.00; Vincent Hurley, gilt, $45.00; of the new arrange- Richard Gutnecht, Bellingham, gilt, made today, by Mrs. M. M. RELIEF CORPS WILL GIVE $41.00; Van Hout, gilt, $36.00; Gut- who leaves tonight for Chi-] DINNER ON FEBRUARY 22 knecht, sow, $50.00; John Karleder. Grand Rapids, Mich., to ecm-] . gilt, $40.00; Okke Rossmann, sow. ying for their curtain and Comrades of the Grand Army of $51.00, M. J. Hurley, gilt, $44.00; E1- department. Mrs. Johnson the Republic, their wives, and mere- lef Oison, sow, $78.00; Pepke, gilt, hicag, at the time of the flre bers of the Women's Relief Corps $46.00, Karleder, gilt, $50.00; Smith. called home before her selec- and their husbands will be served din- gilt, $40.00; John Sandgren, gilt, been completed, ner on Washington's Birthday, Wed- $45.00; Van Hour, sow, $54.00, Sand- hundred dollars worth of nesday, February 22, in the basement gren, sow $51.00. is already on the way that of the courthouse at 12:30 p. m.,itwas before the fire occurred, announced today by Relief Corps Will Join Staff. will occupy the south members. Miss Helen Bertelson of this city the main floor Of the Mat- will join the force of the Independent 'building and the second story, Schools to Get Red Cross News. office on Monday of next week, as- Wdle give them considerable Every school in the county, includ- suming the position of "city news re- location also offers de- ing city schools, will receive copies of porter." Miss BertelSon is a grad- show room space. Junior Red Cross News, a magazine uate of the local high schooland has ;lohnson, who has had twelve devoted to the interests .of the Red had several months experience in experience in the undertaking Cross and containing much valuable newspaper work. Any assistance that and who has always made information relating to the proper is accorded her will be greatly to attend convention, care of the body, it was stated today appreciated by the officers and direc- this way keeping in touch with by Miss Rogoshaska, county nurse, tors of this paper. and improved methods, will Distribution of the magazines and charge of this branch of the subscription price thereof will be met Will Leave For Wheaton. Everything possible will be from the funds of the Junior Red Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Lundstrom were maintain the high standards Cross. Wheaton visitors Friday and Satur- company had set and in of- day. While there they leased a build- their business relations in Kolah Club.  ing for the purpose of running a res- The next meeting of the Kolah Club 'aurant and confectionery store. They will be held on Thursday, February wiU leave here the latter part of French sold a marriage li- 23, at the home of Mrs. Walter Han. March and will open their place of morning to Barth- son. As this will be the annual meet- business April 1. The Lundstroms and Miss Agnes AI- ing, the election of officers will take qved at Wheaton for eight years. Stroich of Traverse coun- place, and all members are requested Their many friends here regret to TWO PURE BRED HOG SALES SET FOR FEB. 2124 HIPPLE & SON AND KAERCHER- SCHAFER OFFER CHOICE DU- ROC AND CHESTER WHITE HOGS AT PUBLIC SALE. 15 degrees below zero, during which Farmers interested in getting a time three of the .men suffered in- start in pure-bred hogs or those de- juries, sirous of adding to their herd wfli Oscar Holmquist, fornerly chief of have a splendid opportunity offered the department, overcome by smoke, them at two sales to be held at Big fell a distance of 12 feet from a lad- Stone City, at the sales pavilion on der while working at the rear of the February 21 and 24. have awakened to the feasibility of building. Altho at the time he was The first sale will be put on by th  -lan and have unreservedl- ex very weak he soon recovered and has __ p  - . . Harry Hipple and Son, well-kn0wn -s . tl-emsews "for it" and are lSUffered no fll effects since. Soon af- awaitin the aovroach of solicitin of ]ter, Cecil Kaercher, who relieved Mr. thruout this section of the state as ricers ..... " " Holmquist, cut a gash five inches in breeders of Duroc Jerseys. In their . . offering will be 30 head, 5 yearlings Meetings will be held in various his leg wh!le descending froman ex- and 25 gilts, hogs that are well grown, qaces in the count- Mr Keatin[tensin mooer wnen ne ms his oamnce. stated, just as soon as the roads be- due to cy rungs.. Ehner Hausauer I wellmunetbred'HerdWellboarsfed andare cholerapathfinderim- come passable. There is no question, he l was the mrd o sustain inJuries wne I Wonder's Disturber and Giant Sensa- said, but what the sale of $20,000.00 his right hanc was cu: oy gross. Auttion H. Of stock will be ra#ade at the close of of the injuries were .of a m.nor ha- I Speaking of the coming sale, Mr. the meetings and the organization can ture, altho they reqmred medical az- l Hipple says: "We believe that the then commence making loans, tention. Representative Harold Knutson, of St. Cloud, in writing to the late Mr.. A. B. Kaercher under date of Febru- ary 14 gives his views on the matter which have added impetus to the of- ricers' determination to put the or- ganization in working order. The let- ter follows: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Washington, D. C. February 14, 1922. Dear Mr. Kaercher:-- I I cannot begin to express to you the interest and pleasure I took in reading the outline of your plan fo the formation of an association of ........ hog is absolutely the best money ms- With a strong norm wlno mowing be- -n *--  an a -artic  "  r u v arm, u p ularly so the fire after breaking out on the roof, .......... .... . ........ , a ne presen ime wnen iooc IS so or a tlme nreavenec tne t)ron ron- . ..... . .... ' ' "" it" uch' plenlul ano cneap, flogs nave pma ers grocery, ano I was w n m ........... e w re uench fog more mortgages and debts than mmcmy mane nams e q - [ o,,, to ,-, c,-- In f* +ho ho, ed Three lines of hose besides the "' ' .......... :.f" ,. ,' ..... % _" . . . I nas oeen one oI ne cllleI means oI cnemlcal were uses. . ......... ..... t  ,_ I Keeplng tne tarm going tturmg ;ne . t. t'ersson, owner OI une SEOCK, . , - . ' . ..... l o en u fo presenz nard tmes. In the last rune- ,.... announce tnat ne wou (t p P "" hogs the ltY days have been marketed m ousmess again just as soon as  .......... ,,,.. building is repaired. The building is I 0 :0rn:tternVabe;n sh:: thepropertyofMrs. P. Clarke. ]ageo " ' " " Water, which froze to the show ,tered fs::: n:vn hgil:ughn cases and cabinets, done considerable ........ " ., . t omy mean rna hOgS wu continue o ,amage. . - be a paying propositmn for the corn- In the fire of February 28, last year ............. , ling yeor we oelleve na; eacn ano Mr. Persson s stock was damaged at producers to secure funds direct to the 50 per cent of its valuation. every individual will prove to be worth farmer from the War Finance Cor- poration. It is needless for .me to say that this is a subject in which I am vitally interested and to which I have given a great deal of consideration I believe you are on the right track, in fact, I know you are. "I have conferred with a great many of the leaders in both Houses of Congress and, with)ut exception, they are all agreed that the present War Finance Act can be made to cover the situation you contemplate. Sub-sec- tion b, of Section 2, provides that loans may be made to associations, of farmers and that further legislation could not strengthen the act material- ly. But little time remains in which to act and I only wish it were within State Road Work For 1922 Starts Commissioner Babcock Asks Bids on Fifteen Projects in Second Sea- sonUnder New Plan. Winter highway work to relieve un- employment now nearing completion, Charles M. Babcock, state Idghway commissioner, this week announced plans to place under contract early this spring the main part of 1922 con- struction work under Minnesota's big my power to reach every farmer in highway program,. There will be 3 the United States who needs help and I or 4 big lettering'z, he said, calling __ urge upon him the formation of local  fdr bids March 9 on the first group. organizations that could apply far The list comprises nearly 75 miles loans, of grading, several bridges and about "I am happy to say that the Hou.ue 3 miles of paving. Committee on Banking and Currency John H. Mullen. deputy commisison- will begin work this week on a short er and chief highway engineer, said the money paid for her and we stand back of every purchase made from our herd." The second full blood sow sale will be hehl at the pavilion at Big Stone City on Friday, February 24, when Kaercher & Schafer will offer 30 head of cholera immune tried sows, year- lings, and all and spring gilts, of the Big Type Chester White breeding, bred to the herd boars, Prince Daun and Harvey's Wildwood. Prince Daun is a son of Lengthy Prince, the gand champion Chester White boar at the Minnesota and Iowa State Fairs last fall and also at the National Swine Show. The sows carry the blood lines of such boars as PinceWildwood Ju- nior, Long John, Great Boy, Big Bus- ter and Alfalfa Ace. Mr. A. E. Schafer, like all promi- nent breeders, is enthusiastic over the breed of hogs he is raising. Both Mr. Hipple and Mr. Schafer ar rec- ognized by breeders in this part of the state as leaders in their particular breeds. term rural credit act that will in the that plans for twice as much addi- These sales offer exceptional op- future take care of all unusual situa- tional work are nearly finished and portunities for the man who wants tions. I feel that the Federal Fawn will be announced with calls for pro- to "get a start" in the rght direc- Loan Act was deficient in that it did posal as soon as final decisions can tion--the breeding and raising of not make provisions for short time be reached. All lettings will be at pu'e-bred hogs. loans. "I should be ver glad to hear fur- ther from you anu receive such su- ge.tions as you may wish to make. "With personal regards, I am, Very cordially yours, HAROLD KNUTSON" the new buihling rdcently built for and leased by the highway department in St Paul. Permanent highway improvements will be well distributed over the state again this bear to spread benefits in many localities and the policy of im- proving weak spots in long mileages COUNTY NEAR EAST RELIEF of otherwise good roads also will be continued;" said Mr. Mullen. DRIVE TO CLOSE FEB. 25 "The department believes highwa., Activities of me-e--bbeers of the county wrk should be pushed now tha prices have returned to old |evel Near East Relief organization to freight rates are lower and conditions raise cash funds will cease on Satur- generally favorable. Attho funds day, February 5, at which time a corn- r state road work may be reduce(  )lete canvass will have been made, from the 1921 total, the department Mrs. C. C. Olsen, chairman, announced plans to do'its utmost to make a new today, record showing and take its part in While results up to this time have the movement to restore normalcy." not been as satisfactorily as the local members anticipated, it is understood that this county as a whole is doing its proportionate share as compared to other counties over the state. This was the opinion of the officers of the state organization as stated to Mrs. Olsen, who called on them while in the cities last week. A complete re- port of the results will be published at the close of the work. WHEREABOUTS OF NORTH DAKOTA MAN BEING SOUGHT --= Does anyone know Benjamin A. Smith? In a letter written to The Independent, Mr. J. W. Sandy, of Bis- marck, N. Dak., seeks the wherea- bouts of a Mr. Benjamin A. Smith and offers a reward for the informa- tion. The letter follows: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Bureau of Investigation Bismarck, N. D. Independent, 2, 10, 1922 Genttemen:-- I am trying to locate a Benjamir A. Smith who will be thirty years ol: on March 4, 1922. He was put in th," :are of George A. Swanson in the pring of 1893, from Moorehead, Mi nesota. His Mother is living an, would like to locate him. If you ca qnd where he is, will give you a re yard for your trouble. Yours with regards, J. W. SANDY, 606 8th St., FEDERAL LAND BANK SOON TO INCREASE ACTIVITIES As the result of a successful bond sale by the Federal Land Ban which has been completed, resumption of ac- tivities of the Big Stone County Farm Loan Association are expected now most any day. In a letter received by Miss Grace Kaercher, secretary-treasurer of the county association,' notice was given of the sale of seventy-five million dol- lars in bonds by the government for its various banks, among which is the St. Paul bank, which is allotted the sum of seven and one-half million dollars. An authorization letter will soon be sent out to the secretaries frer the St. Paul office to send in applica- tions, it is said. The St. Paul bank operates in the states of North Da. kota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michi- gan and the amount soon to be re- ceid will be distributed over these states proportionately as the applica- tions ae approved. Wins A Marmon Car. A. B. Lathrep, former county agen of this county, drew the lucky num ber in a draqn contest given h,- the St. Paul Athletic Club last week ntitlinff him to a beautiful Marmo- edan. valued at $4.00.00. Mr. Lv *hrop has a responsible position wlt WILL AID RUSSIANS. Organization of County Committee Announced. Drive Starts Feb. 20. Preparatory to making an appeal in Big Stone County for funds to pur- chase 180 barrels of flour to aid the starving millions in the Volga Val- ley, the local organization of the Am- erican-Committee for Russian Famine Relief today appointed committees over the county as follows: "Orton- ville, J. g. Purcell and J. D. Ross, Clinton, Mrs. L. A. Larson and J. H. Erickson, Graceville, Mrs. John Geen- ty and Mrs. C. L Oliver, Beardsley, Ernest Allen and Hattie Smith, Odes- sa, Miss Ada JaUo and Mrs. Ed. Kol- iitz, Correll, Jennie Woods and L. F. Wooods, Johnson, Chas. Evans, Barry, F. L. Collins. "Flour and medical supplies are the first needs to be met by the American Committee," Mrs. Advah I. Matthews, head of the county organization, mid this ,morning. Later(as funds permit, purchases of' other food products, notably condensed milk, will be made, and finally clothing. In other sections of the country farmers are being asked for donations of corn, wheat and other grains but because of 'their gifts recently to the Near East Relief members of the Russian Relief Committee of this county expressed themselves as op- posing any further appeal to Big Stone County farmers at this time under present conditions. Twenty-five of the 180 barrels of flour t O be furnished have already been do, hated by the Baldwin Flour Mill at Graceville, who, in addition, have offered to sell the'remaining 155 barrels at $2.50 per barrel, according to a statement given out by Mrs. Mat- thews. The appeal for funds will be mde beginning on Monday, February 20 nd co_tinuing thruout the week. I,verfone will be solicited for an -mount they fel able to give. lrnaH ontributions will be as welcome a arge ones and it is hoged that every- one will respond to the call of the -.oltcitors. N "he Merchant's National Bank at St No matter how prune Is, / THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLE, MINN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1922 NUMBER 41 r FREIGHT NOVEL EVENTFEBRUARY22. IWEL CONTINUE WITH WORK OF t F1RE DAMAGES STYLE SHOP. Mothers and Daughters To Be Ban- Loss Placed at 30 Per Cent of Valua- DOOMED COUNTY LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION tion In 2rid Fire Within Year. queted by Scout Council. I Fire for the second time within a Wednesday evening, February 22, will be a novel one for the mothers @ . __ period of less than a year, broke out COME DOWN in the building occupied by The New and daughters of this community E ASS()CIATION ORGANIZED BY A. Style Shop here, Saturday night, do- when they gather at the High School[ LOCAL BOWLERS U.:LUCKY. gymnasium for a banquet that was I I ]3. KAERCHER WILL BE PUSHED ing damage to the stock of clothing STATES KNOCK- arranged for at a meeting of the Boy] Results of I. B A. Contct Not Ex-! AS SOON AS WEATHER CONDI- by" smoke placed at 30 per cent of Scout Council, Saturday evening. Dads I pected to Show Favo_'able. TIONS PERM1T. the valuation. The fire, believed to OF INTERSTATE and Lads have been banqueted here[ When the final :coring is :o np!eted I have started in the front of the base- COMMISSION A T but this will be the first occasion in at the close of the Internati.-.! owl- That the Big Stone County Live- ment, from unknown origin, kept the this city where the mothers and ing tournament, at St. Paul. it is cx- stock Association, recently organized fire department busy for more than daughters are the invited guests and pected that the team from th:s city, to secure financial relief thru the War two hours in weather that registered by the united support of where the serving will be done by the which competed, will land "btwixtl Finance Corporation will be function- and the shippers of the sons and brothers, and between." The scores m:de by ing within the near future, is the West, the state railroad corn- Pointers in connection with the af- the local team last Saturday are by opinion of L. J. Keating of Graceville, ate camping at the door of fair that have been issued by the no means a standard by which the, president of the association, who Commerce Commission Scout Council follow: echo are put- team may be judged, but are to the stated today that indications lead him to urge lower paten- ring on this affair? The Ortonville contrary much 19wer than their aver- to believe that many farmers, bank- and lower freight rates.The Boy Scouts. Who are invited to "get age. No Alibi is offered, however, ers and businessmen over the county must have the benefit of both in" on this? All citizens of Orton- and the scores are submitted below. costs have been reduced 12.2 since July 1, 1921; revisions rules will result in savings $65,000,000.00 annually; the f coal and fuel .oil has gone material prices also are down cases fully 25 per cent be- prices. The savings in la- alone is estimated at $425: annually. Statistics prove ; have mole tr$, more and more rolling stock' now than in 1916. There is that the general effieien- the railroad workers has been improved. all these facts taken into con- the committee has reached after applying the re- enumerated" and aking into on the normal, trend of that the present rates will a return of nearly 8 per cent Thi is an excessive return opinion of Congress as express- I the transportation act. Hence] ne is ripe for substantial low- I of freight rates. The request based so much upon the neces- of stimulating business and in- as upon the conviction of the of the committee that it will the financial interest of the car- in the long run to meet the demand for reduced transpor- charges. to regain its former pros- ville and vicinity who are mothers or At the tournament there were aout declares Commissioner Fred daughters. May a person adopt a 100 five men teams. 800 rolling in the of the Minnesota Rail-ldsughter for this event? Yes. How doubles and 1600 participating iu i.le and Warehouse Commission. He / committee]many? Any number. Does the'term singles. The following are the scores rn an of the special "daughter" include' only the girls in made: Natnq. Assn of State commis- 1 the Junior or Senior high schools ? Individual Scores. which has been in almost con-INoI Any woman in the community Schoen, 178, 188 164, total 530. session in .... Wash{ngton for six- L .*nay come as a daughter if so desired. Kelly, 172, 156, la9, total 517 and by virtue of hs posttmn Are girls in the first six grades of Wiley, 177, 190, 14. total 561. the main argument at the the public hooi admitted ? No, only Olsen 205, 171, 166, total 542. in this important mat- Junior high school and Senior High Beatty, 149, 161, 204, total 514. about March 4. He will School girls. Where can we get tick- for twenty-three western .sta.ls ets ? Mr. J. E. Palmer has charge of Doubles--Three Games. southern states tommlsslo .. . . - ticket selling. If necessary to wait Beatty 198, Olsen 195. Total .......... 393 Bowen also participated ac v . -[until Wednesday eening, tickets ,my Beatty 169, Olsen 157. Tot ...... 326 laa the hearings and conferences [be purchased at the school building Beatty 145, Olsen 151. Total ........ 296 ie conceding that there may] that evening any time after six been a brief permd when the o'clock  Grand Total ................................ 1,015 " I . What is the price. Fifty did not earn as much as could [ cents.per plate. What are you going R. Schoen 142, A. Schnider 142 ..... 284 lirsd, the committee points out to serve? Come and see[ Real Eats! I R. Schoen 189, A. Schnider 167 ..... 356 is was due to a great drop in The schedule as prepared is as fol- ad traffic as a result of the gen- lows- 6"00-6"30 . . /R. Schoen 157, A. Schnider 177 ...... 334 " . .... gather m hth hdustrial depression. The raft- school assembly room. 6:30--marcht Grand Total ............. i ................ 974 suffered no more than other in- down to "gym." 6:40---Eats. Music ,s. Now that vast economies and entertainment by me and boys Wiley 154, Kelly 241 ..................... 395 operation of railroads have while eating. Talks by represents- Wiley 149, Kelly 173 ...................... 322 effected it is contended that the tives of our local institutions and or- Wiley 168, Kelly 178 ...................... 346 are in excellent condition to anizations. Solos. Songs by High share towards restoring nor- School Girls' Glee Club, followed by Grand Total .............................. 1063 :ial and commercial condi- group games. Team Score. Wiley .................................................. 168 Clinton Economy Beattx ................................................. 166 Schoe 169 Olsen ................................................. 156 Day February 21 .................................................. Total .............................................. 810 Legion and Business Men's Committee Wiley 178 Begins Active Work. Beatty ................................................ 159 Schoen ................................................ 168 187 corrmittee,The LegiOnorganizedand BusineSSfor the purposeMen's OlSenKelly .................................................. 19 of boosting Clinton and vicinity, held its first meeting recently, at which Total .............................................. 881 steps were taken that will be a bene- fit to the community. Wiley .................................................. 187 The first, and perhaps the most ira- Beatty ................................................ 178 portant effort.of the organization, will Schoen ................................................ 145 be to put on an Economy Day in Clin- Olsen .................................................. 217 ton, similar to a Market or Bargain Kelly .................................................. 162 Day. Such a sales day has been tried by other towns in this vicinity, and Total ............................................. 889 has proven a benefit to both the town Grand Total ........................ 2,580 and the community which it served. Tuesday, February 21 has been selec- JURGENS HAS GOOD SALE. ted for Economy Day in Clinton. on which day every business house will Top Price Paid Was $78.00. Small offer special bargains and prizes to Crowd on Account of Weather. those who wish to avail themselves Seventy-eight dollars was the top of the opportunities for saving. Spe- price paid at the H. A. Jurgn's Po- cial committees have been appointeo land China Sow antl Gilt Sale, held to arrange for entertainment, which at the pavilion at Big Stone City on will be free to all. No efforts will be Tuesday, at which there was a fairly spared to make this a great day in large number present. It was brought 'Clinton. by a two-year-old sow, the buyer be- ing Ellef Olson of Clinton, Minnesota. FIRE IN PRIOR TOWNSHIP "Caking weather conditiols into con- SON FURNITURE CO. CONSUMES I200 BU. GRAIN sideration, which prevented many RE-ESTABLISH BUSINESS from attending the sale, the prices -- Fire of unknown origin destroyed paid for the hogs offered is above the g the fact that the the granary on the old John Haga- average. Buyers were as follows: Furniture Co., of this man farm in Prior township on Wed- J.E. VanHout, sow, $47.00; George lost heavily in a recent fire, nesday morning, consuming 1200 bush- Janssen, gilt, $40.00, George Broick, was one of the worst in the els of wheat and oats. Holmes Broth- gilt, $86.00; H. J. McDermott, Wau- of the city this community ers, owners of the farm, who live bay, gilt, $37.00; Franz Pepka, gilt be slighted, thru their efforts -about tight rods from the place on $43.00; Ed. Ulrich, gilt, $38.00; H. J. g themselves, but will another farm, moved to this county McDermott, Waubay, gilt, $42.00; a store, completely stocked, about a year ago from Iowa. It is Van Hour. gilt, $40.00; Ellef Olson, not quite as large as their said that they carried no insurance sow, $50.00; D. E. Baldridge, gilt, store it will be a credit to Or- on the granary or its contents. The $41.00; W. J. Smith, gilt, $41.00; A. The new location will be in farm on which the fire occurred is lo- Peschong, gilt, $60.00; Geo. Broich, I. Matthews building, ad- eated close to the J. Arthur Matthews gilt, $43.00; John Sandgren, gilt, $46.- the former location on the quarter section. About 300 bushels 00; VaaHout, gilt, $40.00; Smith, gilt, of grain was saved. $43.00; Vincent Hurley, gilt, $45.00; of the new arrange- Richard Gutnecht, Bellingham, gilt, made today, by Mrs. M. M. RELIEF CORPS WILL GIVE $41.00; Van Hout, gilt, $36.00; Gut- who leaves tonight for Chi-] DINNER ON FEBRUARY 22 knecht, sow, $50.00; John Karleder. Grand Rapids, Mich., to ecm-] . gilt, $40.00; Okke Rossmann, sow. ying for their curtain and Comrades of the Grand Army of $51.00, M. J. Hurley, gilt, $44.00; E1- department. Mrs. Johnson the Republic, their wives, and mere- lef Oison, sow, $78.00; Pepke, gilt, hicag, at the time of the flre bers of the Women's Relief Corps $46.00, Karleder, gilt, $50.00; Smith. called home before her selec- and their husbands will be served din- gilt, $40.00; John Sandgren, gilt, been completed, ner on Washington's Birthday, Wed- $45.00; Van Hour, sow, $54.00, Sand- hundred dollars worth of nesday, February 22, in the basement gren, sow $51.00. is already on the way that of the courthouse at 12:30 p. m.,itwas before the fire occurred, announced today by Relief Corps Will Join Staff. will occupy the south members. Miss Helen Bertelson of this city the main floor Of the Mat- will join the force of the Independent 'building and the second story, Schools to Get Red Cross News. office on Monday of next week, as- Wdle give them considerable Every school in the county, includ- suming the position of "city news re- location also offers de- ing city schools, will receive copies of porter." Miss BertelSon is a grad- show room space. Junior Red Cross News, a magazine uate of the local high schooland has ;lohnson, who has had twelve devoted to the interests .of the Red had several months experience in experience in the undertaking Cross and containing much valuable newspaper work. Any assistance that and who has always made information relating to the proper is accorded her will be greatly to attend convention, care of the body, it was stated today appreciated by the officers and direc- this way keeping in touch with by Miss Rogoshaska, county nurse, tors of this paper. and improved methods, will Distribution of the magazines and charge of this branch of the subscription price thereof will be met Will Leave For Wheaton. Everything possible will be from the funds of the Junior Red Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Lundstrom were maintain the high standards Cross. Wheaton visitors Friday and Satur- company had set and in of- day. While there they leased a build- their business relations in Kolah Club.  ing for the purpose of running a res- The next meeting of the Kolah Club 'aurant and confectionery store. They will be held on Thursday, February wiU leave here the latter part of French sold a marriage li- 23, at the home of Mrs. Walter Han. March and will open their place of morning to Barth- son. As this will be the annual meet- business April 1. The Lundstroms and Miss Agnes AI- ing, the election of officers will take qved at Wheaton for eight years. Stroich of Traverse coun- place, and all members are requested Their many friends here regret to TWO PURE BRED HOG SALES SET FOR FEB. 2124 HIPPLE & SON AND KAERCHER- SCHAFER OFFER CHOICE DU- ROC AND CHESTER WHITE HOGS AT PUBLIC SALE. 15 degrees below zero, during which Farmers interested in getting a time three of the .men suffered in- start in pure-bred hogs or those de- juries, sirous of adding to their herd wfli Oscar Holmquist, fornerly chief of have a splendid opportunity offered the department, overcome by smoke, them at two sales to be held at Big fell a distance of 12 feet from a lad- Stone City, at the sales pavilion on der while working at the rear of the February 21 and 24. have awakened to the feasibility of building. Altho at the time he was The first sale will be put on by th  -lan and have unreservedl- ex very weak he soon recovered and has __ p  - . . Harry Hipple and Son, well-kn0wn -s . tl-emsews "for it" and are lSUffered no fll effects since. Soon af- awaitin the aovroach of solicitin of ]ter, Cecil Kaercher, who relieved Mr. thruout this section of the state as ricers ..... " " Holmquist, cut a gash five inches in breeders of Duroc Jerseys. In their . . offering will be 30 head, 5 yearlings Meetings will be held in various his leg wh!le descending froman ex- and 25 gilts, hogs that are well grown, qaces in the count- Mr Keatin[tensin mooer wnen ne ms his oamnce. stated, just as soon as the roads be- due to cy rungs.. Ehner Hausauer I wellmunetbred'HerdWellboarsfed andare cholerapathfinderim- come passable. There is no question, he l was the mrd o sustain inJuries wne I Wonder's Disturber and Giant Sensa- said, but what the sale of $20,000.00 his right hanc was cu: oy gross. Auttion H. Of stock will be ra#ade at the close of of the injuries were .of a m.nor ha- I Speaking of the coming sale, Mr. the meetings and the organization can ture, altho they reqmred medical az- l Hipple says: "We believe that the then commence making loans, tention. Representative Harold Knutson, of St. Cloud, in writing to the late Mr.. A. B. Kaercher under date of Febru- ary 14 gives his views on the matter which have added impetus to the of- ricers' determination to put the or- ganization in working order. The let- ter follows: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Washington, D. C. February 14, 1922. Dear Mr. Kaercher:-- I I cannot begin to express to you the interest and pleasure I took in reading the outline of your plan fo the formation of an association of ........ hog is absolutely the best money ms- With a strong norm wlno mowing be- -n *--  an a -artic  "  r u v arm, u p ularly so the fire after breaking out on the roof, .......... .... . ........ , a ne presen ime wnen iooc IS so or a tlme nreavenec tne t)ron ron- . ..... . .... ' ' "" it" uch' plenlul ano cneap, flogs nave pma ers grocery, ano I was w n m ........... e w re uench fog more mortgages and debts than mmcmy mane nams e q - [ o,,, to ,-, c,-- In f* +ho ho, ed Three lines of hose besides the "' ' .......... :.f" ,. ,' ..... % _" . . . I nas oeen one oI ne cllleI means oI cnemlcal were uses. . ......... ..... t  ,_ I Keeplng tne tarm going tturmg ;ne . t. t'ersson, owner OI une SEOCK, . , - . ' . ..... l o en u fo presenz nard tmes. In the last rune- ,.... announce tnat ne wou (t p P "" hogs the ltY days have been marketed m ousmess again just as soon as  .......... ,,,.. building is repaired. The building is I 0 :0rn:tternVabe;n sh:: thepropertyofMrs. P. Clarke. ]ageo " ' " " Water, which froze to the show ,tered fs::: n:vn hgil:ughn cases and cabinets, done considerable ........ " ., . t omy mean rna hOgS wu continue o ,amage. . - be a paying propositmn for the corn- In the fire of February 28, last year ............. , ling yeor we oelleve na; eacn ano Mr. Persson s stock was damaged at producers to secure funds direct to the 50 per cent of its valuation. every individual will prove to be worth farmer from the War Finance Cor- poration. It is needless for .me to say that this is a subject in which I am vitally interested and to which I have given a great deal of consideration I believe you are on the right track, in fact, I know you are. "I have conferred with a great many of the leaders in both Houses of Congress and, with)ut exception, they are all agreed that the present War Finance Act can be made to cover the situation you contemplate. Sub-sec- tion b, of Section 2, provides that loans may be made to associations, of farmers and that further legislation could not strengthen the act material- ly. But little time remains in which to act and I only wish it were within State Road Work For 1922 Starts Commissioner Babcock Asks Bids on Fifteen Projects in Second Sea- sonUnder New Plan. Winter highway work to relieve un- employment now nearing completion, Charles M. Babcock, state Idghway commissioner, this week announced plans to place under contract early this spring the main part of 1922 con- struction work under Minnesota's big my power to reach every farmer in highway program,. There will be 3 the United States who needs help and I or 4 big lettering'z, he said, calling __ urge upon him the formation of local  fdr bids March 9 on the first group. organizations that could apply far The list comprises nearly 75 miles loans, of grading, several bridges and about "I am happy to say that the Hou.ue 3 miles of paving. Committee on Banking and Currency John H. Mullen. deputy commisison- will begin work this week on a short er and chief highway engineer, said the money paid for her and we stand back of every purchase made from our herd." The second full blood sow sale will be hehl at the pavilion at Big Stone City on Friday, February 24, when Kaercher & Schafer will offer 30 head of cholera immune tried sows, year- lings, and all and spring gilts, of the Big Type Chester White breeding, bred to the herd boars, Prince Daun and Harvey's Wildwood. Prince Daun is a son of Lengthy Prince, the gand champion Chester White boar at the Minnesota and Iowa State Fairs last fall and also at the National Swine Show. The sows carry the blood lines of such boars as PinceWildwood Ju- nior, Long John, Great Boy, Big Bus- ter and Alfalfa Ace. Mr. A. E. Schafer, like all promi- nent breeders, is enthusiastic over the breed of hogs he is raising. Both Mr. Hipple and Mr. Schafer ar rec- ognized by breeders in this part of the state as leaders in their particular breeds. term rural credit act that will in the that plans for twice as much addi- These sales offer exceptional op- future take care of all unusual situa- tional work are nearly finished and portunities for the man who wants tions. I feel that the Federal Fawn will be announced with calls for pro- to "get a start" in the rght direc- Loan Act was deficient in that it did posal as soon as final decisions can tion--the breeding and raising of not make provisions for short time be reached. All lettings will be at pu'e-bred hogs. loans. "I should be ver glad to hear fur- ther from you anu receive such su- ge.tions as you may wish to make. "With personal regards, I am, Very cordially yours, HAROLD KNUTSON" the new buihling rdcently built for and leased by the highway department in St Paul. Permanent highway improvements will be well distributed over the state again this bear to spread benefits in many localities and the policy of im- proving weak spots in long mileages COUNTY NEAR EAST RELIEF of otherwise good roads also will be continued;" said Mr. Mullen. DRIVE TO CLOSE FEB. 25 "The department believes highwa., Activities of me-e--bbeers of the county wrk should be pushed now tha prices have returned to old |evel Near East Relief organization to freight rates are lower and conditions raise cash funds will cease on Satur- generally favorable. Attho funds day, February 5, at which time a corn- r state road work may be reduce(  )lete canvass will have been made, from the 1921 total, the department Mrs. C. C. Olsen, chairman, announced plans to do'its utmost to make a new today, record showing and take its part in While results up to this time have the movement to restore normalcy." not been as satisfactorily as the local members anticipated, it is understood that this county as a whole is doing its proportionate share as compared to other counties over the state. This was the opinion of the officers of the state organization as stated to Mrs. Olsen, who called on them while in the cities last week. A complete re- port of the results will be published at the close of the work. WHEREABOUTS OF NORTH DAKOTA MAN BEING SOUGHT --= Does anyone know Benjamin A. Smith? In a letter written to The Independent, Mr. J. W. Sandy, of Bis- marck, N. Dak., seeks the wherea- bouts of a Mr. Benjamin A. Smith and offers a reward for the informa- tion. The letter follows: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Bureau of Investigation Bismarck, N. D. Independent, 2, 10, 1922 Genttemen:-- I am trying to locate a Benjamir A. Smith who will be thirty years ol: on March 4, 1922. He was put in th," :are of George A. Swanson in the pring of 1893, from Moorehead, Mi nesota. His Mother is living an, would like to locate him. If you ca qnd where he is, will give you a re yard for your trouble. Yours with regards, J. W. SANDY, 606 8th St., FEDERAL LAND BANK SOON TO INCREASE ACTIVITIES As the result of a successful bond sale by the Federal Land Ban which has been completed, resumption of ac- tivities of the Big Stone County Farm Loan Association are expected now most any day. In a letter received by Miss Grace Kaercher, secretary-treasurer of the county association,' notice was given of the sale of seventy-five million dol- lars in bonds by the government for its various banks, among which is the St. Paul bank, which is allotted the sum of seven and one-half million dollars. An authorization letter will soon be sent out to the secretaries frer the St. Paul office to send in applica- tions, it is said. The St. Paul bank operates in the states of North Da. kota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michi- gan and the amount soon to be re- ceid will be distributed over these states proportionately as the applica- tions ae approved. Wins A Marmon Car. A. B. Lathrep, former county agen of this county, drew the lucky num ber in a draqn contest given h,- the St. Paul Athletic Club last week ntitlinff him to a beautiful Marmo- edan. valued at $4.00.00. Mr. Lv *hrop has a responsible position wlt WILL AID RUSSIANS. Organization of County Committee Announced. Drive Starts Feb. 20. Preparatory to making an appeal in Big Stone County for funds to pur- chase 180 barrels of flour to aid the starving millions in the Volga Val- ley, the local organization of the Am- erican-Committee for Russian Famine Relief today appointed committees over the county as follows: "Orton- ville, J. g. Purcell and J. D. Ross, Clinton, Mrs. L. A. Larson and J. H. Erickson, Graceville, Mrs. John Geen- ty and Mrs. C. L Oliver, Beardsley, Ernest Allen and Hattie Smith, Odes- sa, Miss Ada JaUo and Mrs. Ed. Kol- iitz, Correll, Jennie Woods and L. F. Wooods, Johnson, Chas. Evans, Barry, F. L. Collins. "Flour and medical supplies are the first needs to be met by the American Committee," Mrs. Advah I. Matthews, head of the county organization, mid this ,morning. Later(as funds permit, purchases of' other food products, notably condensed milk, will be made, and finally clothing. In other sections of the country farmers are being asked for donations of corn, wheat and other grains but because of 'their gifts recently to the Near East Relief members of the Russian Relief Committee of this county expressed themselves as op- posing any further appeal to Big Stone County farmers at this time under present conditions. Twenty-five of the 180 barrels of flour t O be furnished have already been do, hated by the Baldwin Flour Mill at Graceville, who, in addition, have offered to sell the'remaining 155 barrels at $2.50 per barrel, according to a statement given out by Mrs. Mat- thews. The appeal for funds will be mde beginning on Monday, February 20 nd co_tinuing thruout the week. I,verfone will be solicited for an -mount they fel able to give. lrnaH ontributions will be as welcome a arge ones and it is hoged that every- one will respond to the call of the -.oltcitors. N "he Merchant's National Bank at St No matter how prune Is, Vsnerpoel A, B, 16,D // Moved, Le$ o addr:,, I \\;l THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLE, MINN. THURSDAY, FEBRUA]I 16, 1922 NUMBRR 41 FRW.HT I .............  ......... I wlll Vfl00lTINlli00 WITH WfiRK (IF F ..... . ...... YL ...... TWO PITR00 Rn00fl Mothers and Daughte ,re Be Ban- P aed2a 3O Per Con of Vain.. - ES DOOMED COUNTY LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION p200'A 00"etff00::0026} HOG SALES SET wi e a nov on or m. -- -- . -- erI . e . r, b e COME DOWN1:den:'!ii},e:[t{i:th.{;:! ....................... @ASia ......... RG .......... sintyheebhuoildih'Pgre,e;iuedabYYnt,N::' FOR FEB. 21"24 __ I gymnium for a banquet that was --  K AERCHER WILL BE PUSHED ins damage to the stock of eJothing -- N N AT K a d f t e tl f th B Results o[ I. B. A, Contempt ]got EX- AS SOON A WEATHER CONDI- by smoke pll at 0 per t of toPPLE & SON AND KAERCHER- em  =. -- = aml Lads have been banqueted here When the final orlng is 2o np e e -- ve r 1 e r n o e so- . .C .............. 1 a t I but this will be the first omsion in I at the close of the lnteati n! owl. Tha the Big Stone County Live meat, fm unknown origin, kept the ROC AND CHISTER WHITE rGTON. [tMs city whe the mother and I ins toulmament, at St, Paul, h is ex- ock Assiatlon rently ol'ganlzed fire depart! nent busy fr m than BOGS AT PUBLIC SALF. -- Idughter s are the invited gust and peetl that tile team from tls e Y.it eure financial lief th the War t we hours in weather that registered -- y the united support ol I whe the serving will be done by the] xb;eh competed, will Iand 'betwixt Fanee Corporation will be function- 1 des as heI ze, during wh ch Frrrs instd in get:{ing t* s and the shlppels of the n s d bthe. I and between. ' The eos re=de by[ ins within the near future, is tile tagie three of the en suffed m start n pure-bred hogs or tho de- :, the state railroad corn Pointers ill connect on wi h the of-the local team last Saturday m hYloP inion of L, J. Kting of Geeville urles. z4 of adding to their heed will t camping at the door ofl fair that have been ssa by the l no means a standard b r whinh the preeident of the, assneiation whs Or Holmqmst, foerly chief of iF.ave a splendid opportgnity offered ate Commerce Commission [coa Council fo ow Who a put earn may be udged bat ace to the tared oday tha a ca ons ead h m the department, overcome by smoke, them at two les to he held at Big ..................... I ............................. I ................................ ]to b ............................ ...... d ...................... I ......  .................... ,rid lower fight rates.The[Boy ut Who are invited to "getl age. No Alibi is offered, however, lh aers and businessmen over the count de hlle wrking at the ar of thel Febry 21 and 24. ..... the .......... it," o ......................... ! ............... ................... .................................. k A ............ m he :as, The ......... be ....... to rega t fgie" pros-! v41 e anl v e n y who are mothers or At the tournament there we a}out the p an and have unservedly ex very wea e soon rovere and as Harry H pple d Son, we -kn0 ........... t/ .......... ed ...................... [ ............................... i ............. "for it'. ..... Jsurff.ered 721 ehffeetSwXmeee. Sv%nf" th ..... hi ................ !. of the Mmneot Rml-ldaghte r for this event ? Yes. How doubles and 1FO0 participating i Ih awaiting the appach of soliciting of. its, Cee! ere r, le r ;beder s of Du Jergey. In their eahou Cotnmltslon. He lmay ? AF number . D the.term singles. The folloig are the orosls. {olmqmst, t a gsh five inches m offering will be 30 head, 5 ylings I of the special eoltmllt[ ,,dang tar" nehld e'on y the "girl in made: ] Meet ns w be held in various[his eg while descenhg fr:om,an ex- and 25 sits, hog that  we g'xo, n 1, Assn of State ran. the Jr or Sen or h gh h s Idividl Seor. places n the county, Mr. Keating tension [let when elost nl s.alneel w ell bred, well ed and ehole ira. I1 htLs been n almost e n= NoI Aa wom in the community .choe, 78, 188 164, total 0. I ated t  sn as the ro] be- :le t IcY ngs' ]r er nausauerl mune Herd b e Pathfinder ssloa in Washington for rex- may me as a daughter if so dealed. Kelly, t72, 156, 189. total 517. eome passable, There is no question,he ras the tnd to sustmn in es, and bY virtue of his P ositLon A girls in the first six rades Wiley, 177, 190, 14, total 561. ' llld, but what the sale of his rigl glass" !dr stk will be de at ta Bowen also partieipated - the heangs conceding ponts ogt great dp in va tmm u a result of tl no mo Now that vast none, roll.ads have that tht si.ee July 1, 1921; vsinn fuel ol h gone material pris alan a down fully 25 For nt be. vlags tn In- at $425, StaUstics prove I d mo rollng se the t all these comrttee has hed after applying the - the normal trend of rates will the public ahooi admitted? high hl and Senior High School gifts, Whel n we get tick- eta? btr. J. E. Palmer has charge of ticket selllng. If aeary to wait Ul Wednesday evening, t.ket s y be puad at the hool building that evening any tme after alx o'eik. What is the pree? Fifty eents per plate. Vat a you going Come and el The schedule  ppd lows: :bd0 -- ather in blgh sehonl sbly room, :SO meh d0, to "g.v." 6:40--Eats. Music and entertainment by me# and boy w}ule eating. Taka by repnta- tiv of our anzaons. Solos. Songs by Ugh School Girls' Glee Club, follow1% IClint0n Economy Ihy February 21 LegS. aml Bm Begin Atte Wk, The Legion and BJeas :oittee organized for the purpose of booting Clinton and veimty, held its fit meeting eently, steps we taken that will he a bene- t to the community. The first, and perhaps the most im- portant effort of the organization, will be to put on an Economy Day in Cl/n. Day. Sh a sal day by other towns in thi vicinity, and h proven a benefit to both md the mmunity which Tuday, Febry the transportation t. ted for E.onomy Day e is rpe for substantial low- llleh day every bast, ef freight rates. The request offer spial bargains and pzes to t based so mueh upon the neces-ltbee who wish th a all themselves f amulaUng tinniness and in of the oppoltunies for saving. Spe-  upon the conviction of the eial mmittees ave been appoiateo the find intet of the ear- will be fr to all. } ) fforts will ra of the eommitte that it ill tn arrange for entertmeut, whieh in he long the spared to make this a great <lay Charges , CO. Co., of this heavily in a ent , ;he wot in the it tis muy th their efforts th*mselves, but wl a store, completely nat qate as Ige M their I be a eait to Or- Matthew bt6tding, ad- the foer lation on d Grand Rapid, Mich., to e and ' Called home heore her l worth el tt bfore the fi occurred will py the t floor of the Mat ths second story wilt give tkem considerable' The Iotion al offers de- how lom sp ohnn, who ha had txlrie in the mdertaklng , and who h always made to attend eonventor& thus way kping in touch with and improved methods, wl of this branch Ever/thing possible will he gh standards  had sot d In ef their buineu relations In lCreneh ld a marria lI- Fh of known origin destroyed the granary on the old man f in Prior township on Wed- nesday morning, nsuming 1200 hush. of te f, who Ive ds fm the pla on fa, moved to this county yr tgo from low It is said that they eaied  insunee on the granary r its .teats. The farm on wMeh the fi urred is In- quarter seton. of gndn was sved. RELIEF CORPS WILL GIVE DINNER ON FEBRUARY 22 of Ay of the Wn'a Relief Corps their hhands will b osed din- aeaday, FehalT 22, p, m,,Rw [noeed today by Relief Corp mhers. 8ts to Get Red Cs New Every school in the uty, iaclud. ins city hls, will receiv eoples ol a magaim the containing much voluble to the pperl ea of the body, it w stated today: by Miss Rogoshaskv county nude. Distribution of the magazines and suhpflon price their 11 be met of the Jior Kolah CI ub. Will be held on Thursday, February , at the home of rs. Waiter Han- son. AS thin will be the tml b ins, the eleefl of omra Will take ple and all membol-a are re Doubk.-Thr  Game. Beatty 198. Olsen 195. Totl ... S98 Batty 169, Olsen 157. Tot a26 Beatty 145, OIsen 151. Total 296 Orand Totsl ........ 1,01 R. Schn 189, A. Sehnider 167.. 356 R. Sehoen 157, A. Schnider 17 3a4 Graml Total  ............ 74 Wiley 154. Keny 241 ............ 395 Wiley 14. Kelly 178 ......... 322 Wiley I8, KelLy Grand Total Tenm e. Wile eatty Kelly Total ,riley eatty Kelly Total iley eatt choe 31n Kel] Glnd Tatal ..... Z,SS0 JURGENS ItAS GOOD 8ALg. Top Price paid Was $78,0O. Crnwd on Aeeount of Weath. Seveutyeght dollars was the trip price paid at the H. A. Jurgen's Po- land China Sow and Gilt Sale. held at the pavilion at Big Stone City on T,esday, at which there was a farb" large number present. It was brought by a twn-year old sow, the hayer be- g Ellef Oln of Clinton, Mnnesota raking weather cen,ltia.s iato con slderafion, whh prevented many fm attending the sale, the prices J. E. VRout, sow, $47.OO; Golg Janssen, gilt, $0.00. Ceor BLek, gilt, $36.OO; R. J. MeDemott Wau bay, gilt, $37.OO; Franz Pepk. gilt $43.OO; Ed. Ulrich, gilt, 8.00; H. J. MeDeott. Waubay, gil $42,OO; Van Hou giR, $4O,OO; EII OIso, sew, $5O.OO; D. E. Baldride, gilt, $41.00; W. J. ith, gilt, $41.00; A. gilt, $4; John Sdgrtn. gilt, $46.- 00; VmlHout. gilt, $4O.OO; $43.OO; Vincent Hurley, gilt, $45.; Gutnht, B*lngham, a'It, $41.00; Van Hour, gilt, $36.00; Out- knh w, $6O.OO; 3nhn Klder gilt. $40.00; Okhe $5t.00, M. $. Hurley, gilt, $44.001 E]- Id Olson. ow, $78.O0; Pepke, gilt, $46.OO, Krleder. gilt, $5O.OO; Smith. It. $4O.OO; ohn Sandgrn, gilt, $450; Van Ht, w, $54.0 Sand- w $41.00. Will $oln Staff. Mi Helen Bertelson of his elt d]I joln the fore of te Independent unng the iti of "eity news m- porter." Mi*a BerteIon Is a grad. t of the IocI k hool and h ad er months expeenee ir ewspaper work. Any Lslstaathal is oeded her will he gratl appeeiated by thl ome, J  1 ors of tMs p*pr-- WIll Leave Pot Wheaton. y and day. While the ing fer the purpo of nng a ts- ll lea her the treh and will npn Oir place of untas April I. The 'ved at Wneatoa for eight Thdr ny frlends he re havem lv Ortonlll. Oln 2O5, 17X, 168. total 42. Speaking of the coming" aale, .r. Scotty, 149, 11, 2O4. total 514. the meetings and the organization n m altho they required medical at Hippie says: "We believa that  - en eamn making loans, rot.on hog is ablateiy the bt mousy m With a stng north wind hlon , and parfieurly Repmntative Harold g out on the nf at the present ti when food is It. Cloud, in writn plUful d cheap. Hogs have pid . B. Kreher under date of ors' grocery, and it was wLth mush ff mo mortgages and debts than WhiearT dimeulty thahe fles were quench- any other fa ep- In fast the hog lleet" put the or- ed. Three lines of has been one of the chief mesa of ganlzation in working order. The let- ohemieal were used. plng the fa going during the ter follows: that he would open up for pseut hard time lu the lt nine- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES business again just as soon as the ty days hogs have been m4eted in Washington, D, C. building is repaLred, The building is the northwest to the value nf $140,- Yet, the has been a shor Febar 14 1922. the property of Mrs, P. Clarke. age of over one million hogs shuSh- )ear Mr. Kaeher:-- Water, whieh fro to the show toted inee November I. This I not begin to express ta you . done eonadeble only mean that hogs will nn to and pleasure I tk in daraa readlng the outline OC your pIan fat In the fi of Febry 28, last year, be a paying pposition for the m- assiation Person's stk was damaged ins year. We believe that h and every individl will prvve to be rth per sent of its valuation, the money paid for her and we stand m the War Finan Car-' --- bk of every puha made tm ......................... State Road W. k this i a ubJ set in which I am r The aeoa d full blood sow sale ll vitally inteted and to wh oh have  pavilion at Big Stone ............................... l For 1922 .......................... believe you e on the right tek, in' Kaerher & Sehafer will offer BO head fact, I know you are. __ of cholera immme tried owa, yr- ,,1 hve nferd with a gat lings, ad 11 and spring glitch fff Of the leaders in both Hoes of Fiftn Prcdeets in nd S. the Big Type Chester White breeddng, Congress and, without expti0n, they Under NewSman. bred to the herd b, Prine Datm a all agl that the present War __ d lftrvev!s Wildwood. Pri Daun 1 a  of Lenghy P, e gemd you contemplate, tioa b, of Section 2, pvids tha ep[oy ment,.,_ beoelG g eomp]e tion, ehaplon C,ter White br at t state hghway and Iowa grate Fai last tot arts that further legislation commissioner, this wk National Swine pl to pI der contract exly The  err the bled [int this spr/ng the main prt of 1922 con- of such boars  NFildwood Ju. nior, Long John, Great Boy, Big ly, Bat little t to act and I onl y Sarmer lr highway pgr ter and Alfalfa A. ' or 4 big letter/ngs, he said, Mr, A. E. Sehafer. Bke all pi- The llst eompri nrly 75 miles bed of hogs he is raising. Boh that ald apply f of grading, seral bridges and about Mr. Hippie and Mr, Sehafer ar r- 3 mil of paving, ognid by hrdem i this part of John H, MuliSh. deputy eommisison the state  leaders in their parttear oa will begin work this wk on a sholq highway enginr, said breeds. " term rural edlt act that wth in th that plans for twi as much addi- Thce sales offer exceptional op- work a nearly finished and portunitIes for the man who nts to "get a start" in the fight dl* Fedora Fa breeding d raising of in that it lic pal as soon . r shore t m be reaehed, All lettmg will be at Pu'e-bd hog s` nan the npw building rdeently built for and -- -- -- " should be ve glad to hl" fu-leased by the highway department ir WILL AID RUSSIANS. thor fm you an receive such sug-] Se. Paul gt'ons .ou may wish to make Peanent highway impromen. Organition of Cnty Commttt* "With pernal regards, I am, t Annneed. Drive Stts Feb. gO. Very cordially yours, gain ttds yr to spend Prepatory to malting  apptml and the policy of im in Big Stone County for funds to ur- proving wk spots in long mileage dd the good tarng mllons in the Votg Val- RELI]'2F continued;" said Mr. Mullen. ev, the a organition of the Am. DRIVE ,,The department believes highwa -- rk should be pushed today committees Activities of memh* of the unty pns have tturned to old levels "Orton- orgaidation to [ight rates a lower anti eonaltiam tlle, J. J. Purtl and J. D, Ras. a gnemlly favorable. Clinton, Mrs. L. A. Lon d J. H. day, Febry 5, for state mad work may be piers nvass will ha e bee m de i d rtckse' Gre/lle'  Jhn Geeal- v n a , the t92t tota the epalSat, Mrs. C. C. else., hai, noei[ pl .0 doqts utmost to ke a n! ty and M C. I. OliVer. Beardl*y. today.  reotd shong and take its part in so, Miss Ado JMIo d M, Ed. Kol- While u]ts up to this membe anticipated, it Wooods, John. Cn Evs. Batty. unty  a whole is doing its pportionate share as mpared TO INCREASE ACTIVITIES "Fleas d medimd suppties am tae -- feint need to be met by the Amerkn over the state. "Fats As th ult of  Committee," Mm ava I. s. was the opinion of the oms of the sale by the llet Ld B which head of th e ugy Otgltaao, l state organization a stated to Mrs, h bn completed, ption of ac- ghl s rttiug. Labr.$ funda pt Olmm, who llt on them wblle in tlvttles o[ the Big Stone Csunty Fa of' otr  pldm#. the eties Itt wk. ort of the ult wilL be publish*d Loan Animation m mtmtmi  r dstd mfllt[tll  mtt mt any day.  dotltitt at the elo of the work. . In 14er rived by Miss G In eAher tlas of the .  KtNtr, mt.m,F*ur of the fan art being msk for donas DAKOTA M ty oeiaton,'noti was given of olm, wheat ad otb t.rshm bet betSe of their gifts ntly to the --- , the god.meet for Nr East Relit me=bem of the yona know BeuiarMn A. ltian Reiief Committee of this In a letter written to The SL Paul bank, which is allotted the unty expensed themls u Op- Independent, Mr. J, W. Sdy, of Bi sum of sen and onhlf miUion posing any furtker appeMto Big Sto mak, N. Dak., sks the Catty fem at 't ttm regime Mr. Benjin A. Smith An authoritarian letttt 11 on psent nditlons. the tnforma-  s t out to the stal4eS fn, qventy-flve of the 180 barnds of The letter follows: he St. Paul otfiee to nd in appli- flo to be fuitmd have alrt6 DEPARTMENT OF JUS'YIC], t[on, It is id; The S been donated by the Baldwin Flr Bureau of Invstigation opethtes in the states of North Da Mill mt Gviile. wh In addition, Bimak, N, D. kota, Minnota, WisonMn d MieM ha offered to 11 the remgilr 1 independent, 2, 10, i9 zan and the amount bals at $2.5O per barrel, rding ivd will be distributed over thee given out by M Mat+ I am tr4ng to Ioeatea Benjand tgies pporfiaately as the appUea- A. 3mit h is ae appJ, The appeal f ftmdt ilI be mad on Mah 4, 1922. He was put in th, eginning on Monday. Febtwar 2O a of George A. Wins A Marmot Car. nd eentinulng thut the k. cprin of 1893, fm Mrehe, M fhverfone wl, be tflidted for His Mother is linff an, i unty* dr the lucky hum xmount ey fel able to giv tm would like to Ite him. If y  ber In a dwth ntest given b, qnd where he is, will give you a  he t. Paul Athletic Club lat w} art ones and it i hni ttt ry- yard for your tubIe. titling him to a beautiful Mo, one wlll  to t dl e.ff t* J. W. SANDY, *hp has a ,onsle poston tl 6O6 8th SL, he Me.hunt's Naon No tme how . p b PanL / THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLE, MINN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1922 NUMBER 41 r FREIGHT NOVEL EVENTFEBRUARY22. IWEL CONTINUE WITH WORK OF t F1RE DAMAGES STYLE SHOP. Mothers and Daughters To Be Ban- Loss Placed at 30 Per Cent of Valua- DOOMED COUNTY LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION tion In 2rid Fire Within Year. queted by Scout Council. I Fire for the second time within a Wednesday evening, February 22, will be a novel one for the mothers @ . __ period of less than a year, broke out COME DOWN in the building occupied by The New and daughters of this community E ASS()CIATION ORGANIZED BY A. Style Shop here, Saturday night, do- when they gather at the High School[ LOCAL BOWLERS U.:LUCKY. gymnasium for a banquet that was I I ]3. KAERCHER WILL BE PUSHED ing damage to the stock of clothing STATES KNOCK- arranged for at a meeting of the Boy] Results of I. B A. Contct Not Ex-! AS SOON AS WEATHER CONDI- by" smoke placed at 30 per cent of Scout Council, Saturday evening. Dads I pected to Show Favo_'able. TIONS PERM1T. the valuation. The fire, believed to OF INTERSTATE and Lads have been banqueted here[ When the final :coring is :o np!eted I have started in the front of the base- COMMISSION A T but this will be the first occasion in at the close of the Internati.-.! owl- That the Big Stone County Live- ment, from unknown origin, kept the this city where the mothers and ing tournament, at St. Paul. it is cx- stock Association, recently organized fire department busy for more than daughters are the invited guests and pected that the team from th:s city, to secure financial relief thru the War two hours in weather that registered by the united support of where the serving will be done by the which competed, will land "btwixtl Finance Corporation will be function- and the shippers of the sons and brothers, and between." The scores m:de by ing within the near future, is the West, the state railroad corn- Pointers in connection with the af- the local team last Saturday are by opinion of L. J. Keating of Graceville, ate camping at the door of fair that have been issued by the no means a standard by which the, president of the association, who Commerce Commission Scout Council follow: echo are put- team may be judged, but are to the stated today that indications lead him to urge lower paten- ring on this affair? The Ortonville contrary much 19wer than their aver- to believe that many farmers, bank- and lower freight rates.The Boy Scouts. Who are invited to "get age. No Alibi is offered, however, ers and businessmen over the county must have the benefit of both in" on this? All citizens of Orton- and the scores are submitted below. costs have been reduced 12.2 since July 1, 1921; revisions rules will result in savings $65,000,000.00 annually; the f coal and fuel .oil has gone material prices also are down cases fully 25 per cent be- prices. The savings in la- alone is estimated at $425: annually. Statistics prove ; have mole tr$, more and more rolling stock' now than in 1916. There is that the general effieien- the railroad workers has been improved. all these facts taken into con- the committee has reached after applying the re- enumerated" and aking into on the normal, trend of that the present rates will a return of nearly 8 per cent Thi is an excessive return opinion of Congress as express- I the transportation act. Hence] ne is ripe for substantial low- I of freight rates. The request based so much upon the neces- of stimulating business and in- as upon the conviction of the of the committee that it will the financial interest of the car- in the long run to meet the demand for reduced transpor- charges. to regain its former pros- ville and vicinity who are mothers or At the tournament there were aout declares Commissioner Fred daughters. May a person adopt a 100 five men teams. 800 rolling in the of the Minnesota Rail-ldsughter for this event? Yes. How doubles and 1600 participating iu i.le and Warehouse Commission. He / committee]many? Any number. Does the'term singles. The following are the scores rn an of the special "daughter" include' only the girls in made: Natnq. Assn of State commis- 1 the Junior or Senior high schools ? Individual Scores. which has been in almost con-INoI Any woman in the community Schoen, 178, 188 164, total 530. session in .... Wash{ngton for six- L .*nay come as a daughter if so desired. Kelly, 172, 156, la9, total 517 and by virtue of hs posttmn Are girls in the first six grades of Wiley, 177, 190, 14. total 561. the main argument at the the public hooi admitted ? No, only Olsen 205, 171, 166, total 542. in this important mat- Junior high school and Senior High Beatty, 149, 161, 204, total 514. about March 4. He will School girls. Where can we get tick- for twenty-three western .sta.ls ets ? Mr. J. E. Palmer has charge of Doubles--Three Games. southern states tommlsslo .. . . - ticket selling. If necessary to wait Beatty 198, Olsen 195. Total .......... 393 Bowen also participated ac v . -[until Wednesday e ening, tickets ,my Beatty 169, Olsen 157. Tot ...... 326 laa the hearings and conferences [be purchased at the school building Beatty 145, Olsen 151. Total ........ 296 ie conceding that there may] that evening any time after six been a brief permd when the o'clock  Grand Total ................................ 1,015 " I . What is the price. Fifty did not earn as much as could [ cents.per plate. What are you going R. Schoen 142, A. Schnider 142 ..... 284 lirsd, the committee points out to serve? Come and see[ Real Eats! I R. Schoen 189, A. Schnider 167 ..... 356 is was due to a great drop in The schedule as prepared is as fol- ad traffic as a result of the gen- lows- 6"00-6"30 . . /R. Schoen 157, A. Schnider 177 ...... 334 " . .... gather m hth hdustrial depression. The raft- school assembly room. 6:30--marcht Grand Total ............. i ................ 974 suffered no more than other in- down to "gym." 6:40---Eats. Music ,s. Now that vast economies and entertainment by me and boys Wiley 154, Kelly 241 ..................... 395 operation of railroads have while eating. Talks by represents- Wiley 149, Kelly 173 ...................... 322 effected it is contended that the tives of our local institutions and or- Wiley 168, Kelly 178 ...................... 346 are in excellent condition to anizations. Solos. Songs by High share towards restoring nor- School Girls' Glee Club, followed by Grand Total .............................. 1063 :ial and commercial condi- group games. Team Score. Wiley .................................................. 168 Clinton Economy Beattx ................................................. 166 Schoe 169 Olsen ................................................. 156 Day February 21 .................................................. Total .............................................. 810 Legion and Business Men's Committee Wiley 178 Begins Active Work. Beatty ................................................ 159 Schoen ................................................ 168 187 corrmittee,The LegiOnorganizedand BusineSSfor the purposeMen's OlSenKelly .................................................. 19 of boosting Clinton and vicinity, held its first meeting recently, at which Total .............................................. 881 steps were taken that will be a bene- fit to the community. Wiley .................................................. 187 The first, and perhaps the most ira- Beatty ................................................ 178 portant effort.of the organization, will Schoen ................................................ 145 be to put on an Economy Day in Clin- Olsen .................................................. 217 ton, similar to a Market or Bargain Kelly .................................................. 162 Day. Such a sales day has been tried by other towns in this vicinity, and Total ............................................. 889 has proven a benefit to both the town Grand Total ........................ 2,580 and the community which it served. Tuesday, February 21 has been selec- JURGENS HAS GOOD SALE. ted for Economy Day in Clinton. on which day every business house will Top Price Paid Was $78.00. Small offer special bargains and prizes to Crowd on Account of Weather. those who wish to avail themselves Seventy-eight dollars was the top of the opportunities for saving. Spe- price paid at the H. A. Jurgn's Po- cial committees have been appointeo land China Sow antl Gilt Sale, held to arrange for entertainment, which at the pavilion at Big Stone City on will be free to all. No efforts will be Tuesday, at which there was a fairly spared to make this a great day in large number present. It was brought 'Clinton. by a two-year-old sow, the buyer be- ing Ellef Olson of Clinton, Minnesota. FIRE IN PRIOR TOWNSHIP "Caking weather conditiols into con- SON FURNITURE CO. CONSUMES I200 BU. GRAIN sideration, which prevented many RE-ESTABLISH BUSINESS from attending the sale, the prices -- Fire of unknown origin destroyed paid for the hogs offered is above the g the fact that the the granary on the old John Haga- average. Buyers were as follows: Furniture Co., of this man farm in Prior township on Wed- J.E. VanHout, sow, $47.00; George lost heavily in a recent fire, nesday morning, consuming 1200 bush- Janssen, gilt, $40.00, George Broick, was one of the worst in the els of wheat and oats. Holmes Broth- gilt, $86.00; H. J. McDermott, Wau- of the city this community ers, owners of the farm, who live bay, gilt, $37.00; Franz Pepka, gilt be slighted, thru their efforts -about tight rods from the place on $43.00; Ed. Ulrich, gilt, $38.00; H. J. g themselves, but will another farm, moved to this county McDermott, Waubay, gilt, $42.00; a store, completely stocked, about a year ago from Iowa. It is Van Hour. gilt, $40.00; Ellef Olson, not quite as large as their said that they carried no insurance sow, $50.00; D. E. Baldridge, gilt, store it will be a credit to Or- on the granary or its contents. The $41.00; W. J. Smith, gilt, $41.00; A. The new location will be in farm on which the fire occurred is lo- Peschong, gilt, $60.00; Geo. Broich, I. Matthews building, ad- eated close to the J. Arthur Matthews gilt, $43.00; John Sandgren, gilt, $46.- the former location on the quarter section. About 300 bushels 00; VaaHout, gilt, $40.00; Smith, gilt, of grain was saved. $43.00; Vincent Hurley, gilt, $45.00; of the new arrange- Richard Gutnecht, Bellingham, gilt, made today, by Mrs. M. M. RELIEF CORPS WILL GIVE $41.00; Van Hout, gilt, $36.00; Gut- who leaves tonight for Chi-] DINNER ON FEBRUARY 22 knecht, sow, $50.00; John Karleder. Grand Rapids, Mich., to ecm-] . gilt, $40.00; Okke Rossmann, sow. ying for their curtain and Comrades of the Grand Army of $51.00, M. J. Hurley, gilt, $44.00; E1- department. Mrs. Johnson the Republic, their wives, and mere- lef Oison, sow, $78.00; Pepke, gilt, hicag, at the time of the flre bers of the Women's Relief Corps $46.00, Karleder, gilt, $50.00; Smith. called home before her selec- and their husbands will be served din- gilt, $40.00; John Sandgren, gilt, been completed, ner on Washington's Birthday, Wed- $45.00; Van Hour, sow, $54.00, Sand- hundred dollars worth of nesday, February 22, in the basement gren, sow $51.00. is already on the way that of the courthouse at 12:30 p. m.,itwas before the fire occurred, announced today by Relief Corps Will Join Staff. will occupy the south members. Miss Helen Bertelson of this city the main floor Of the Mat- will join the force of the Independent 'building and the second story, Schools to Get Red Cross News. office on Monday of next week, as- Wdle give them considerable Every school in the county, includ- suming the position of "city news re- location also offers de- ing city schools, will receive copies of porter." Miss BertelSon is a grad- show room space. Junior Red Cross News, a magazine uate of the local high schooland has ;lohnson, who has had twelve devoted to the interests .of the Red had several months experience in experience in the undertaking Cross and containing much valuable newspaper work. Any assistance that and who has always made information relating to the proper is accorded her will be greatly to attend convention, care of the body, it was stated today appreciated by the officers and direc- this way keeping in touch with by Miss Rogoshaska, county nurse, tors of this paper. and improved methods, will Distribution of the magazines and charge of this branch of the subscription price thereof will be met Will Leave For Wheaton. Everything possible will be from the funds of the Junior Red Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Lundstrom were maintain the high standards Cross. Wheaton visitors Friday and Satur- company had set and in of- day. While there they leased a build- their business relations in Kolah Club.  ing for the purpose of running a res- The next meeting of the Kolah Club 'aurant and confectionery store. They will be held on Thursday, February wiU leave here the latter part of French sold a marriage li- 23, at the home of Mrs. Walter Han. March and will open their place of morning to Barth- son. As this will be the annual meet- business April 1. The Lundstroms and Miss Agnes AI- ing, the election of officers will take qved at Wheaton for eight years. Stroich of Traverse coun- place, and all members are requested Their many friends here regret to TWO PURE BRED HOG SALES SET FOR FEB. 2124 HIPPLE & SON AND KAERCHER- SCHAFER OFFER CHOICE DU- ROC AND CHESTER WHITE HOGS AT PUBLIC SALE. 15 degrees below zero, during which Farmers interested in getting a time three of the .men suffered in- start in pure-bred hogs or those de- juries, sirous of adding to their herd wfli Oscar Holmquist, fornerly chief of have a splendid opportunity offered the department, overcome by smoke, them at two sales to be held at Big fell a distance of 12 feet from a lad- Stone City, at the sales pavilion on der while working at the rear of the February 21 and 24. have awakened to the feasibility of building. Altho at the time he was The first sale will be put on by th  -lan and have unreservedl- ex very weak he soon recovered and has __ p  - . . Harry Hipple and Son, well-kn0wn -s . tl-emsews "for it" and are lSUffered no fll effects since. Soon af- awaitin the aovroach of solicitin of ]ter, Cecil Kaercher, who relieved Mr. thruout this section of the state as ricers ..... " " Holmquist, cut a gash five inches in breeders of Duroc Jerseys. In their . . offering will be 30 head, 5 yearlings Meetings will be held in various his leg wh!le descending froman ex- and 25 gilts, hogs that are well grown, qaces in the count- Mr Keatin[tensin mooer wnen ne ms his oamnce. stated, just as soon as the roads be- due to cy rungs.. Ehner Hausauer I wellmunetbred'HerdWellboarsfed andare cholerapathfinderim- come passable. There is no question, he l was the mrd o sustain inJuries wne I Wonder's Disturber and Giant Sensa- said, but what the sale of $20,000.00 his right hanc was cu: oy gross. Auttion H. Of stock will be ra#ade at the close of of the injuries were .of a m.nor ha- I Speaking of the coming sale, Mr. the meetings and the organization can ture, altho they reqmred medical az- l Hipple says: "We believe that the then commence making loans, tention. Representative Harold Knutson, of St. Cloud, in writing to the late Mr.. A. B. Kaercher under date of Febru- ary 14 gives his views on the matter which have added impetus to the of- ricers' determination to put the or- ganization in working order. The let- ter follows: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Washington, D. C. February 14, 1922. Dear Mr. Kaercher:-- I I cannot begin to express to you the interest and pleasure I took in reading the outline of your plan fo the formation of an association of ........ hog is absolutely the best money ms- With a strong norm wlno mowing be- -n *--  an a -artic  "  r u v arm, u p ularly so the fire after breaking out on the roof, .......... .... . ........ , a ne presen ime wnen iooc IS so or a tlme nreavenec tne t)ron ron- . ..... . .... ' ' "" it" uch' plenlul ano cneap, flogs nave pma ers grocery, ano I was w n m ........... e w re uench fog more mortgages and debts than mmcmy mane nams e q - [ o,,, to ,-, c,-- In f* +ho ho, ed Three lines of hose besides the "' ' .......... :.f" ,. ,' ..... % _" . . . I nas oeen one oI ne cllleI means oI cnemlcal were uses. . ......... ..... t  ,_ I Keeplng tne tarm going tturmg ;ne . t. t'ersson, owner OI une SEOCK, . , - . ' . ..... l o en u fo presenz nard tmes. In the last rune- ,.... announce tnat ne wou (t p P "" hogs the ltY days have been marketed m ousmess again just as soon as  .......... ,,,.. building is repaired. The building is I 0 :0rn:tternVabe;n sh:: thepropertyofMrs. P. Clarke. ]ageo " ' " " Water, which froze to the show ,tered fs::: n:vn hgil:ughn cases and cabinets, done considerable ........ " ., . t omy mean rna hOgS wu continue o ,amage. . - be a paying propositmn for the corn- In the fire of February 28, last year ............. , ling yeor we oelleve na; eacn ano Mr. Persson s stock was damaged at producers to secure funds direct to the 50 per cent of its valuation. every individual will prove to be worth farmer from the War Finance Cor- poration. It is needless for .me to say that this is a subject in which I am vitally interested and to which I have given a great deal of consideration I believe you are on the right track, in fact, I know you are. "I have conferred with a great many of the leaders in both Houses of Congress and, with)ut exception, they are all agreed that the present War Finance Act can be made to cover the situation you contemplate. Sub-sec- tion b, of Section 2, provides that loans may be made to associations, of farmers and that further legislation could not strengthen the act material- ly. But little time remains in which to act and I only wish it were within State Road Work For 1922 Starts Commissioner Babcock Asks Bids on Fifteen Projects in Second Sea- sonUnder New Plan. Winter highway work to relieve un- employment now nearing completion, Charles M. Babcock, state Idghway commissioner, this week announced plans to place under contract early this spring the main part of 1922 con- struction work under Minnesota's big my power to reach every farmer in highway program,. There will be 3 the United States who needs help and I or 4 big lettering'z, he said, calling __ urge upon him the formation of local  fdr bids March 9 on the first group. organizations that could apply far The list comprises nearly 75 miles loans, of grading, several bridges and about "I am happy to say that the Hou.ue 3 miles of paving. Committee on Banking and Currency John H. Mullen. deputy commisison- will begin work this week on a short er and chief highway engineer, said the money paid for her and we stand back of every purchase made from our herd." The second full blood sow sale will be hehl at the pavilion at Big Stone City on Friday, February 24, when Kaercher & Schafer will offer 30 head of cholera immune tried sows, year- lings, and all and spring gilts, of the Big Type Chester White breeding, bred to the herd boars, Prince Daun and Harvey's Wildwood. Prince Daun is a son of Lengthy Prince, the gand champion Chester White boar at the Minnesota and Iowa State Fairs last fall and also at the National Swine Show. The sows carry the blood lines of such boars as PinceWildwood Ju- nior, Long John, Great Boy, Big Bus- ter and Alfalfa Ace. Mr. A. E. Schafer, like all promi- nent breeders, is enthusiastic over the breed of hogs he is raising. Both Mr. Hipple and Mr. Schafer ar rec- ognized by breeders in this part of the state as leaders in their particular breeds. term rural credit act that will in the that plans for twice as much addi- These sales offer exceptional op- future take care of all unusual situa- tional work are nearly finished and portunities for the man who wants tions. I feel that the Federal Fawn will be announced with calls for pro- to "get a start" in the rght direc- Loan Act was deficient in that it did posal as soon as final decisions can tion--the breeding and raising of not make provisions for short time be reached. All lettings will be at pu'e-bred hogs. loans. "I should be ver glad to hear fur- ther from you anu receive such su- ge.tions as you may wish to make. "With personal regards, I am, Very cordially yours, HAROLD KNUTSON" the new buihling rdcently built for and leased by the highway department in St Paul. Permanent highway improvements will be well distributed over the state again this bear to spread benefits in many localities and the policy of im- proving weak spots in long mileages COUNTY NEAR EAST RELIEF of otherwise good roads also will be continued;" said Mr. Mullen. DRIVE TO CLOSE FEB. 25 "The department believes highwa., Activities of me-e--bbeers of the county wrk should be pushed now tha prices have returned to old |evel Near East Relief organization to freight rates are lower and conditions raise cash funds will cease on Satur- generally favorable. Attho funds day, February 5, at which time a corn- r state road work may be reduce(  )lete canvass will have been made, from the 1921 total, the department Mrs. C. C. Olsen, chairman, announced plans to do'its utmost to make a new today, record showing and take its part in While results up to this time have the movement to restore normalcy." not been as satisfactorily as the local members anticipated, it is understood that this county as a whole is doing its proportionate share as compared to other counties over the state. This was the opinion of the officers of the state organization as stated to Mrs. Olsen, who called on them while in the cities last week. A complete re- port of the results will be published at the close of the work. WHEREABOUTS OF NORTH DAKOTA MAN BEING SOUGHT --= Does anyone know Benjamin A. Smith? In a letter written to The Independent, Mr. J. W. Sandy, of Bis- marck, N. Dak., seeks the wherea- bouts of a Mr. Benjamin A. Smith and offers a reward for the informa- tion. The letter follows: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Bureau of Investigation Bismarck, N. D. Independent, 2, 10, 1922 Genttemen:-- I am trying to locate a Benjamir A. Smith who will be thirty years ol: on March 4, 1922. He was put in th," :are of George A. Swanson in the pring of 1893, from Moorehead, Mi nesota. His Mother is living an, would like to locate him. If you ca qnd where he is, will give you a re yard for your trouble. Yours with regards, J. W. SANDY, 606 8th St., FEDERAL LAND BANK SOON TO INCREASE ACTIVITIES As the result of a successful bond sale by the Federal Land Ban which has been completed, resumption of ac- tivities of the Big Stone County Farm Loan Association are expected now most any day. In a letter received by Miss Grace Kaercher, secretary-treasurer of the county association,' notice was given of the sale of seventy-five million dol- lars in bonds by the government for its various banks, among which is the St. Paul bank, which is allotted the sum of seven and one-half million dollars. An authorization letter will soon be sent out to the secretaries frer the St. Paul office to send in applica- tions, it is said. The St. Paul bank operates in the states of North Da. kota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michi- gan and the amount soon to be re- ceid will be distributed over these states proportionately as the applica- tions ae approved. Wins A Marmon Car. A. B. Lathrep, former county agen of this county, drew the lucky num ber in a draqn contest given h,- the St. Paul Athletic Club last week ntitlinff him to a beautiful Marmo- edan. valued at $4.00.00. Mr. Lv *hrop has a responsible position wlt WILL AID RUSSIANS. Organization of County Committee Announced. Drive Starts Feb. 20. Preparatory to making an appeal in Big Stone County for funds to pur- chase 180 barrels of flour to aid the starving millions in the Volga Val- ley, the local organization of the Am- erican-Committee for Russian Famine Relief today appointed committees over the county as follows: "Orton- ville, J. g. Purcell and J. D. Ross, Clinton, Mrs. L. A. Larson and J. H. Erickson, Graceville, Mrs. John Geen- ty and Mrs. C. L Oliver, Beardsley, Ernest Allen and Hattie Smith, Odes- sa, Miss Ada JaUo and Mrs. Ed. Kol- iitz, Correll, Jennie Woods and L. F. Wooods, Johnson, Chas. Evans, Barry, F. L. Collins. "Flour and medical supplies are the first needs to be met by the American Committee," Mrs. Advah I. Matthews, head of the county organization, mid this ,morning. Later(as funds permit, purchases of' other food products, notably condensed milk, will be made, and finally clothing. In other sections of the country farmers are being asked for donations of corn, wheat and other grains but because of 'their gifts recently to the Near East Relief members of the Russian Relief Committee of this county expressed themselves as op- posing any further appeal to Big Stone County farmers at this time under present conditions. Twenty-five of the 180 barrels of flour t O be furnished have already been do, hated by the Baldwin Flour Mill at Graceville, who, in addition, have offered to sell the'remaining 155 barrels at $2.50 per barrel, according to a statement given out by Mrs. Mat- thews. The appeal for funds will be mde beginning on Monday, February 20 nd co_tinuing thruout the week. I,verfone will be solicited for an -mount they fel able to give. lrnaH ontributions will be as welcome a arge ones and it is hoged that every- one will respond to the call of the -.oltcitors. N "he Merchant's National Bank at St No matter how prune Is,