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THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUME 2 ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, MAY 19 1921 NUMBER 2 COMMISSIONERS t HOLD IMPORTANT SESSION TUESDAY Appropriations Made to Le- gion Posts and G. A. R. For Memorial DayCom-] pensation Contracted For. i County Commissioners of Big Stone county meeting at a special sessiou on Tuesday, May 17, took care of a heavy schedule of important business matters in addition to allowing cur- Auxiliary to Sell Red Poppies" for Memorial Day 1 led poppies, designated as the of- ficial memorial flower to be worn in memory of the men sleeping in&apos; Franee and Flander's Fields, will be distributed to people in Ortonville by the members of the Women's Auxili- ary. Eighty-fiVe dozen poppies were receWed here this week and will be sold the Saturday before Memorial Day and on Memorial Day. These poppies were made by the wldovs md orphans of France and distrhuted in the United States thru the Imerican Legion posts and their auxilaries. All money which is re- ceivel from the sale of these pop- pies wilt be used in brightening the tot d the French orphans and widows go t buy food and clothing and edu- cateahildren in France who have no onea support 'hem. lty new .members were confirmed at t. John's Catholic church in this tit? Tuesday afternoon, at which Anbishop Austin Dowlng o( St P and six assistants took part. A sire'clock dinner in honor of Arch- bisop Dowling was served at the push by the ladies of the church. rent bills. The meeting was called to elmer by l by hom these poppies were made. Chairman Nels Lundberg. All mere- [ lrchants will be able to get these bers were present. Minutes of the popl[eS in quantities for decoration meeting of April 12 were  read and purpses. approved. Th work is being carried on thru J. T. Crippen, member of the local the American-France Children's G. A. R. post, appeared before the Leae and the moey which is rea- Board and asked that they appro- lize(from the sale o the poppies will priate $50 to the G. A. R. to be used for Decoration Day. Communications from the Legion posts of Graeeville and Beardsley also asking for $25 each to be used for Decoration Day were presented. Upon a motion by commissioner Geenty, each of these or- ganizations was granted its request. The commissioners also voted to em- ploy the County Public Health Nurse or a period of four months at a sal- ary of $125 a month. At themeeting which was held April 12, it was de- tided to appropriate $500 to the local Red Cross to apply on the salary of the County Nurse. A letter from the Public Examiner dated April 15 ad- OMMENCEMENT BE HELD JUNE 2 l"Windmills of Holland" By Legion Friday and Saturday 00LEVER TO BE Oi S--i-00ate SENTED AT METROPOLITAN THEATRE. "Windmills of Holland," a two act operetta, will be offered to the people of Ortonville and the sur- rounding country on Friday and Sat- urday night, May 20 and 21, by mem- bers of the American Legion post of Ortonville at the Metropolitan thea- tre. Two weeks of intensive drilling have now prepared the members of the cast and the chorus for the presentation of the play. The operetta promises to be the greatest musical entertainment that Legionaires have yet undertaken. It will be featured by an array of songs presented by masters par excellence of the tonsorial parlor chords and dis- cords, And dressed in the quaint and, unique costume of the people, of th land which it represents, the mmberl will execute steps in the noisy clat, ter of the wooden shoes. Otis Carrington, writer of the oper- etta, has provided it with a numebr of special songs which are excellent for their melody, as well as seeing that it did not lack of the less serious. Tickets are on sale at the Gunder- son Drug store, and those for Friday night will be on the board at the Drugstore until sometime in the af- ternoon, after which tickets for the Saturday evening performance will be offered. Dead and Help Disabled That "the women of this state will no forget the debt they owe to tho'e boys who gave their all for God and Country and now he in Flanders fields or in the cemeteries of our own dear land," was the emphatic declaralion of Dr. Helen Hugh Hielscher, State Yresident of The .a3merican Legion Womens Auxiliary of Minnesota, in discussing plans for Memorial Day. "Members of the Minnesota Ameri- can Legion Women's Auxiliary will assume full share in preparing for and conducting the ceremonies in hon- or of our dead heroes on Memorial Day. We will not make this a day of gloom and mourning but rather a day of dedication. We will place the memory of these fallen men among the 'hallowed sentiments of our nation- al heritage. Full honor will be paid oqr hero dead. It is meet and fit- ting that we put our entire energies irito making this event commensurate with that for which it stands. "But there are things which are worse than death. The glory of the departed hero is enviable compared to the fate of the hero who is facing death from a slowly-killing disease. When we have placed wreaths upon the last resting places of the men who gave their lives that freedom might not perish from the earth, we will have done but a small part of our duty to ex-serviee men, living and dead. vised them that this appropriation could not be legally made, and that if the county was to pay the salary of the Nurse she would have to be emr ployed direct. The @arrant which had been issued to the treasurer of the Red Cross was cancelled by a motion by Commissioner Meyers, and the com- missioners took action to employ her directly. Upon motion by Conmissioner Geenty which was seconded by Com- missioner Knudson the County Audi- tor was instructed to issue his war- The play is being given under the direction of the Misses Kern and Ps. Kerfoot of Hamline Is Speaker. Jacobsen who have directed it for see- Rev. Haggans To Give Bac- calaureate. ,ommencament exercises for the duating class of the Ortonville high ool will be held Thursday evening, he 2, at the Metropolitan theatre, lording to a preliminary announce- nt made this week. rhe speaker of the evening will be sident S. F. Kerfoot of Hamline nverstty, St. Paul. His subject will eral other Legion posts In the state. Before coming here they assisted the post at Montevideo where the oper- etta. was given two presentations, i Tag Day for the purpose of raisin money for the Chinese Famine Re- lief fund will be held in Ortonville next Wednesday, May 25. All of the work wilt be done thru the local churches. Everybody will he solicited for a contribution, and it is the aim "Besides the help which we, as American women organized in the service of our country and of those who fought in its defense, can be to those who were disabled and who still are lying on sickbeds in our hos- pitals,' we must disabuse the minds of .the general public of the idea that they are giving charity in rendering aid to Our disabled boys. We must make clear to them that to be of service to those who wre wounded in Our country's cause, is not only a duty but a privilege. Nothing that we can rant for the amount of the judgmen 4entered in Judicial Ditch No. 4 in fa- vor of Michael Costello for $139.75 with interest from the date o the judgment to the date of payment. A letter from Attorneys Cliff and Purcell regarding the .payment of in- : "The Spirit of Greatness." The exercises will begin at eight I;io ,The Baccalaureate exercises will be ld in the Metropolitan theatre on te preceeding Sunday evening, May P, at eight o'clock.. The speaker is crest on a claim of $427.50 for the te Rev. G.L. Haggans f this place. Merclmats National Bank of Milbank,s subject will be "The Quest of arising out of a condemnation pre-ife.,, eeedings in section 15, township 121, A complete announcement of the range 26, was read. This claim wasrogra m will be made next week. due and payable on October 6, 1919, and was not paid until April" 23, 19211ev. Dershen To Lead Interest amounting to $37.75 was a- lowed. Church At Groton, S. D. The county auditor was al in, ....  .......... structed to issue wa,,ta , nov rev. . . uersaen wno tmu a ment for land nurchat . th mt hort time ago was pas or vf th right of way o -*o v t^ vangehca church at Big Stone Cty, west of Gracevil'l ,.,' .' to return from Pennsylvania. soon ation of warra'nT',a:',,"h- take charge Of the Evan'elical which have been'approval % urch at Groton, S.D. His appoint- Coney Attorney. aent was announced at a recent meet- A urety bond of the qnnn Staf g of the South Dakota Conference Bank for deposit of county f'unds w f the Evangelical association. Rev. Presented to the Bosr ,'o h 9ershen took the pastorate of a Meth- been approved by the Boa-of'tkud edist church on going to Pennsyl- (Continued on page 4) vania. "Stop Thief'To00Be Given By Senior 00ss'On June 1 MEMBERS 0 F LOCAL. H I (sent-minded, henpecked husband has SCHOOL TO APPEAR IN the misfortune so common to the CLEVER PLAY. "Stop Thief," a comedy in tl acts, will be given at the MethoI tan theatre Wednesday, June 1,1 nee Seniors of the Ortonville  hl " "s one f!t "Stop Thief" which _ _ . most clever comedies of the day,,,! recently sbown here on the ca[ with Tom Moore taking the pal} . ne ingenious crook. The stage-1 s.ion is even more satisfactory ' wmt of the film, and gives a c] 40 Work in features which onl]e geaking stage will allow. A review of the play has beete- pared by one who has a part ie Presentation of the play, and te following words desibes the p It is not the purpose to a synopsis of the play; that woule uch time on the part of the e and on the part of the readout is to offer a fee- PUrpQsed glts from the foot-lights as .as iving an idea of what other:nk ef the production. This is a Y should like to be appr,te- foolish--just because we ,I to Fact is we are hilariotght Get the atmoSpherel It ! l l ! .You'll get role worth of mirth for top- A bargain in fun.  it somebody grabs it fro Madge, the bride, iss plays this part O  ;oan, her sister, Mi Joyce ,Weleh Miss MUriel Schoenlaro- Miss Helen HubtmMrs. ' Hr, the ti al tribe. Lucian Kaereher as Doogan, a "gentleman" crook, is admirably as- sisted by his sweetheart Nell, Miss Helen Wilkins. Be sure to see Helen Helen Wilkins. Be sure to see Helen, she's great! Then there's Cluney, you know Amer Everson. You don't want to miss seeing him. The fact of his being a bridegroom does not prevent him from developing symptoms of kleptomania. His acomplice is Doc- tor Willoughby, a promising young physician, who is very much attached to Joan. This part is taken by Har- vey Pflueger and is excellently done. Jamison is a disappointed friend of the family and "Jack" Kahler uses his wrath to the best of his ability. Mahlon Mowery shows real skill as a member of the Pinkerton tribe. No chance for crooks,ith Thompson's on deck. The whole police force is a scream. Last but not least "our" Ferd portrays the minister, a typical man of he church having his hands full tying three of the most impor- tant knots---but say, fifty cents will get the rest of the story in detail, and a full evening of merriment. For- get your worries, boost your sehool-- and last but not least, give yourself a real treat. David Belasco, tle noted critic on theatrical productions, gives a for- mal report on' the first performance of "Stop Thief," characterizing it as a elever production, abounding in tim- ny situations and bringing forth pro- longed laughter and explosions of merriment. Tieket vrill be" placed on :sae 'at the Gunderson Drug Store on Wedm- day morning, May 25. The admission eharg are flft  thlrtp tmt o those at the head of the work here do will ever half repay these boys for to have every one tag gL o what they have done for us." LARGE DtlRY IS 0000IDEW00LTR[AL STARTED HERE! ENI00 ABRUPTLY Firm To RaiSe Purebred Holstein- ' Friesians--Will Raise Chester Whites Also. One of the biggest undertakings dn this section of the country for the raising of Holstein-Friesian cattle and Chester White hogs will be put under way this week when the Kacrcherda}e Dairy Farm located just south of Or- tonville will begin' operations. Representatives of the firm left this week for Wisconsin and southern Min-i nesota where they will look over some of the prize herds there and purchase stck to complete the herd here. The farm is to be operated under the Dr. Wehdt form of co-operative farthing contract on the fifty-fifty plan, under the name of the Kaercher- dale Dairy Farm, with Kaercher and Schafer proprietors. They have recently acquired the J. W. Bentley acreage adjoifiing the de- pot grounds and the Yellowstone Trail and will stock the farm' with-the best strains of Holsteins and Chester Whites. The sire chosen to lead the herd is Colantha Belle Hy Johanna who traces twice to the world's champion cow, Colantha 4th's Johanna who had a record of 35.22 pounds of butterfat for seven days. He is intensly line bred in the famous Colantha and Jo- hanna families. Three heifers on the farm were purchased from the fa- mous, Schilling herd at Northfleld, Minnesota, one of them a daughter and two of them bred to Mr. Schil- ling's $40,000 sire. The Chester White Swine herd is headed b a fine hoar of the Wildwood breeding, aad is of the large, heavy- boned, high up kind that is so hard to find. When he is in good flesh he weiwhs about 800 pounds, A. E.. Schafer who will be active manager of the farm has already n- nounced plans for a boar sale that will be held next fall, and a bred gilt sale that will be held in Febru- ary. A new hog barn which will be 28 by 90 feet is now under the pro- cess of construction. It is to be built of hollow tile with cork brick floor and steel pens. The large round barn accommodates thirty-five milk cows at the present time, and is equippbd with steel fix- tures and all modern barn convenien- ces. A water system which automa- tically keeps a supply of water under pressure in all the buildings has been installed, and the dairy house has been fitted with the most modern equipment for the proper handling of milk and cream and the aclding of palls andqtilk cans. Sweet eam will be bottled in sani- tary waxed paper botttu ad to ov'- ing Cream eooter aU been italled (ontiaul oa 1rage 8) "Ty" Schwartz Brings Termination By Startling Confession, Ad- mittlng Story Is Untrue. ty repudiating the testimony which he had already offered and admitting that the story he told which re- sulted in the indictment of J. J. De- Wall of Correlland Andrew Kauf of Appteten was but a malicious fabri- cation f his own, Toby" Schwartz, tar witn for he state, caused the abrupt tmnination of trial of De- Wall after it had proceeded but a day. Schwartz testified to his when put on the stand last Thursday morning. The case was immediately dismissed. Suspicion as to the veracity of Schwartz's story was entertained by the prosecution after hearing the tes- timony offered by the defense showing that on the night of the theft Mr. De- Wall wa at his home in Correll. Practically convinced that Schwartz had falsified about the whole matter, the County Attorney quizzed him in what is called the "third degree" with the above result. When Schwartz first took the stand he told his stow implicating DeWall and Kaufman to them and also told of the theft and shipment of forty-one head of cattle in July 1919, a car load in September, and another car load in October of that year. Investigation disclosed that the shipments in 1919 had'been made. This fact with 'other incidents interwoven in Schwartz's statement which were found to be true, coupled with the seeming impossibility of one man be- ing able to alone steal and drive to market so larch a number at one time lead to the indictment. The ease first came up' at the fall term of Distric! Court for Lac qui Parle county at Madison,/the grand jury, then indicting both DeaU and Kaufman, charging them "of hng a part in the theft of twentrLfour head of cattle last October. This in- dictment was quashed by the judge, but the case was ordered resubmitted to the grand jury when it convened for the May term of court. As the result of the testimony of- feted by Schwartz at this term of court the grand jury returned an in- dictment charging, both with grand larceny. An appeal whicll was made to have a separate trial for each one was granted. Schwartz in his eonfessin said that in testifying the day before that De- Wall and Kaufman held him.to steal the cattle, he did so to get even with them for rowding him for money. Following the terminatibn of the trial, Schwartz was tae bak to the Cloud where he tem of court guilt in the cas. Large Crowd Attends Song Service Sunday One of the largest crowds that ever filled the Methodist church here was present at the song service which was held there last Sunday evening. It is estimated that more than fifty people were forced to stand "during the entire service because of the lack of adequate seating facilities. In ad- dition to this, a number even greater came to the church to attend the serv- ices but went away on seeing the large crowd. The program was made up of sev- eral of the most famous church songs. The most of the program was put on by the choir, the audience also sang the choruses of the national songs. Before and after each one of the songs Rev. Glasoe of St. Olaf Col- lege, Northfield, spoke on that parti- cular selection, explaining it in a way that helped in a greater appreciation of each. Fishing Is Good In Minnesota River Lately Fishing in the Minnesota river has been o a high order the past week and sone excellent catches have been made there. "Doe" Schoen was one of the lucky ones and landed a nine- pound pike there Sunday morning. He used a pork rind for a lure. Johnny Fredrickson bested him the, getting a pike that weighed slightly over nine pounds. Some of the strings have included fine pickerel. FIRE DAMAGES PRINTING PLANT Star Office Scene of Fire of Unknown OriginExtent of Damage Is Unknown. Fire supposed to have originated in a bunch of papers in a box just under the basement stairway caused con- siderable damage to the press and building of the Ortonville Star last Tuesday about midnight, Application of chemicals stopped the flames before they could creep up to the main floor of the building. That the fire started about 11:30 o'clock i . opinion held. Mr. Cowles who is in bharge of Ahe paper was in the buikllng tmtil 11:00 o'clock, and at that tinm there was no indication of fire or smoke. Persons passing the place about 11:45 saw flames thru one of the base- ment windows and the alarm was turned in immediately. The exact extent of the damage is not known. The rubber on all the rollers for the press was melfed, and damage by water and chemicals was done to the press. Only the staiay and a small section of the wet wall was burned. How the fire started is not known. Persons connected with the paper said that after an investigation of the basement and the nature of the fire they were convinced that it was start- ed by some one antagonistic to the pa- per. Insurance amounting to $8,800 was carried on the equipment, stock an( machinery . The building is not own- ed by the Star. MANY PEOPLE IN ORTONVILLE FOR MARKET DAY Alexander K--rr, Communi- ty Spirit Sponsor, Gives Interesting Talks--Urges More Co-operation. Business men of Ortonville fulfill- ed their promises in regard to the Market Day and on last Tuesday, May 17, staged one that tops all oth- ers that have been held in the last half year. Rain on Monday made prospects for the following day look anything but the best. A light breeze from the south on Tuesday which dried the roads considerably, cleared the sky by noon, and all during the afternoon conditions were ideal. A steady procession of cars, coming ni on all the important roads, brot in a large number of shoppers. During most of the afternoon the streetg were lined with cars. A large num- ber who came in used horses and buggy, ad there was an exceptional- ly large number of teams in town. All business places reported a good business for the day, and stated that those who came to Ortonville came with the intention of buying. The Pie Eating contest which wa an inovation proved a big success, es- pecially for the contestants. Alfred Miller showed more ability in this than the others and took first prize which was $1. Boyd Sigloh was sec- ond and received the prize of 75 cents, Russel Berteison took third prize which was 50 cents, while fourth went to one of the Hagevik boys. Alexander Karr of Fargo, N. D., fulfilled the expectations of,all. He gave a series of talks during the two days he was here. His first talk was given at a din- ner which the business men of Or- tonville gave at the Columbian Hotel Monday noon. In the evening he spoke at the court house to a crowd which fiilled the court room. Tuesday afternoon he addressed the largest crdwd of the two days at the Grand theatre, and in the even- ing spoke in the City Park. Mr. Karr has been for a long time identified with work in North Da- kota and to a great extent in the sur- rounding states. During the past few years he has made a study of com- munity conditions, and at one time made a six months survey of North Dakota towns. It is the build{ng up of the com- munity thru the development of a community spirit that he advocated. Community spirit he defined as think- ing kindly and helping somebody, "The most important thing about the community," he said, "is what people think of each other, and what they will do about, for and against each other determines the success of that community." Failure on thepart of the persons to assume their collective responsi- bility was the greatest defect of the present day, he said. They all insist upon individual liberty, yet fail to (Continued on page 8) ' Students of Public School To Hold Field Day, May 25 Vanfura Appointed As NEW SYSTEM OF ATHLETICS -- Agricultural Agent E. W. Vancura who has been a resi- dent of Ortonville for about a yea,-, coming here from Graceville, has been installed as county agent of Wells county, North Dakota, and will make his home at Fessenden, the county seat, according to an announcement which appeared in the Fargo Forum recently. Thirteen Is Not A'Bad Number. Thirteen, the supposedly unlucky number, coupled with Friday, was not an unlucky day for thirteen Impils of District No. 53 of which Miss Ida Pomroy 4steacher. And in spite of the fact that there were two thir- teens, it ,o ,w.more unlucky for the thirteen jiils.__ On that day, Friday, May t8, these pupils finished the school month which ended then with a perfect record. They are Roy, Florence, Ernest, and Clara Dexter, Esther, Carrie and Muri Monson, Eve- lyn, Ruth, Ruby, anti,Virginia Nelson, Margie Block and Eloise Rieger. Epworth League Picnic Postponed.- The Epworth League picnic which was to have been held last Friday evening at McGee's Park had to he postponed on account of dsagreable and cold weather. It will be held sometime next week. With the issue of May 6, the Ortonville Independent celebra- ted its first anniveraT. TI Iependent FOR ALL TO GET FIRST TRIAL. Field Day which was to have been held by pupils of the Ortonville Public school this Friday has been postponed util Wednesday, May 25. Bad weather which has prevented outdoor practice in the various events, and rain which made the athletic field soft and soggy are the causes for postpoement According to the schedule for the day as given out, DNision I which is made up of the first three grades of the school will hold their contests from 9:30 to 11:00 o'clock Wednes- day forenoom Contests for Division II will be held from 11:00 to 12:00 o'clock. The meet will be resumed again at 1:00 o'clock for Division IIl and this will continue until 2:30. Di- vision IV which ,includes the Sopho- more, Junior and Senio classes will @ start their contests at 2:30 and con- tinue until 4:80. Each division is made up of three grades. Competition will be held be- tween .the girls of the school as well as between the boys. In the ower grades group competition will be fea- tured. One of the events, the javelin throw, has been eliminated from the list. Special prizes are being offered in, all Divisions. For .the boy who is high" point winner in Division IV, a gold medal is being offered Loving are also lll. Ortlll thra other offers haw made it possible to  tub prizes for majority of the events, prizes tennis tnk and other prizes of a THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUME 2 ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, MAY 19 1921 NUMBER 2 COMMISSIONERS t HOLD IMPORTANT SESSION TUESDAY Appropriations Made to Le- gion Posts and G. A. R. For Memorial DayCom-] pensation Contracted For. i County Commissioners of Big Stone county meeting at a special sessiou on Tuesday, May 17, took care of a heavy schedule of important business matters in addition to allowing cur- Auxiliary to Sell Red Poppies" for Memorial Day 1 led poppies, designated as the of- ficial memorial flower to be worn in memory of the men sleeping in' Franee and Flander's Fields, will be distributed to people in Ortonville by the members of the Women's Auxili- ary. Eighty-fiVe dozen poppies were receWed here this week and will be sold the Saturday before Memorial Day and on Memorial Day. These poppies were made by the wldovs md orphans of France and distrhuted in the United States thru the Imerican Legion posts and their auxilaries. All money which is re- ceivel from the sale of these pop- pies wilt be used in brightening the tot d the French orphans and widows go t buy food and clothing and edu- cateahildren in France who have no onea support 'hem. lty new .members were confirmed at t. John's Catholic church in this tit? Tuesday afternoon, at which Anbishop Austin Dowlng o( St P and six assistants took part. A sire'clock dinner in honor of Arch- bisop Dowling was served at the push by the ladies of the church. rent bills. The meeting was called to elmer by l by hom these poppies were made. Chairman Nels Lundberg. All mere- [ lrchants will be able to get these bers were present. Minutes of the popl[eS in quantities for decoration meeting of April 12 were  read and purpses. approved. Th work is being carried on thru J. T. Crippen, member of the local the American-France Children's G. A. R. post, appeared before the Leae and the moey which is rea- Board and asked that they appro- lize(from the sale o the poppies will priate $50 to the G. A. R. to be used for Decoration Day. Communications from the Legion posts of Graeeville and Beardsley also asking for $25 each to be used for Decoration Day were presented. Upon a motion by commissioner Geenty, each of these or- ganizations was granted its request. The commissioners also voted to em- ploy the County Public Health Nurse or a period of four months at a sal- ary of $125 a month. At themeeting which was held April 12, it was de- tided to appropriate $500 to the local Red Cross to apply on the salary of the County Nurse. A letter from the Public Examiner dated April 15 ad- OMMENCEMENT BE HELD JUNE 2 l"Windmills of Holland" By Legion Friday and Saturday 00LEVER TO BE Oi S--i-00ate SENTED AT METROPOLITAN THEATRE. "Windmills of Holland," a two act operetta, will be offered to the people of Ortonville and the sur- rounding country on Friday and Sat- urday night, May 20 and 21, by mem- bers of the American Legion post of Ortonville at the Metropolitan thea- tre. Two weeks of intensive drilling have now prepared the members of the cast and the chorus for the presentation of the play. The operetta promises to be the greatest musical entertainment that Legionaires have yet undertaken. It will be featured by an array of songs presented by masters par excellence of the tonsorial parlor chords and dis- cords, And dressed in the quaint and, unique costume of the people, of th land which it represents, the mmberl will execute steps in the noisy clat, ter of the wooden shoes. Otis Carrington, writer of the oper- etta, has provided it with a numebr of special songs which are excellent for their melody, as well as seeing that it did not lack of the less serious. Tickets are on sale at the Gunder- son Drug store, and those for Friday night will be on the board at the Drugstore until sometime in the af- ternoon, after which tickets for the Saturday evening performance will be offered. Dead and Help Disabled That "the women of this state will no forget the debt they owe to tho'e boys who gave their all for God and Country and now he in Flanders fields or in the cemeteries of our own dear land," was the emphatic declaralion of Dr. Helen Hugh Hielscher, State Yresident of The .a3merican Legion Womens Auxiliary of Minnesota, in discussing plans for Memorial Day. "Members of the Minnesota Ameri- can Legion Women's Auxiliary will assume full share in preparing for and conducting the ceremonies in hon- or of our dead heroes on Memorial Day. We will not make this a day of gloom and mourning but rather a day of dedication. We will place the memory of these fallen men among the 'hallowed sentiments of our nation- al heritage. Full honor will be paid oqr hero dead. It is meet and fit- ting that we put our entire energies irito making this event commensurate with that for which it stands. "But there are things which are worse than death. The glory of the departed hero is enviable compared to the fate of the hero who is facing death from a slowly-killing disease. When we have placed wreaths upon the last resting places of the men who gave their lives that freedom might not perish from the earth, we will have done but a small part of our duty to ex-serviee men, living and dead. vised them that this appropriation could not be legally made, and that if the county was to pay the salary of the Nurse she would have to be emr ployed direct. The @arrant which had been issued to the treasurer of the Red Cross was cancelled by a motion by Commissioner Meyers, and the com- missioners took action to employ her directly. Upon motion by Conmissioner Geenty which was seconded by Com- missioner Knudson the County Audi- tor was instructed to issue his war- The play is being given under the direction of the Misses Kern and Ps. Kerfoot of Hamline Is Speaker. Jacobsen who have directed it for see- Rev. Haggans To Give Bac- calaureate. ,ommencament exercises for the duating class of the Ortonville high ool will be held Thursday evening, he 2, at the Metropolitan theatre, lording to a preliminary announce- nt made this week. rhe speaker of the evening will be sident S. F. Kerfoot of Hamline nverstty, St. Paul. His subject will eral other Legion posts In the state. Before coming here they assisted the post at Montevideo where the oper- etta. was given two presentations, i Tag Day for the purpose of raisin money for the Chinese Famine Re- lief fund will be held in Ortonville next Wednesday, May 25. All of the work wilt be done thru the local churches. Everybody will he solicited for a contribution, and it is the aim "Besides the help which we, as American women organized in the service of our country and of those who fought in its defense, can be to those who were disabled and who still are lying on sickbeds in our hos- pitals,' we must disabuse the minds of .the general public of the idea that they are giving charity in rendering aid to Our disabled boys. We must make clear to them that to be of service to those who wre wounded in Our country's cause, is not only a duty but a privilege. Nothing that we can rant for the amount of the judgmen 4entered in Judicial Ditch No. 4 in fa- vor of Michael Costello for $139.75 with interest from the date o the judgment to the date of payment. A letter from Attorneys Cliff and Purcell regarding the .payment of in- : "The Spirit of Greatness." The exercises will begin at eight I;io ,The Baccalaureate exercises will be ld in the Metropolitan theatre on te preceeding Sunday evening, May P, at eight o'clock.. The speaker is crest on a claim of $427.50 for the te Rev. G.L. Haggans f this place. Merclmats National Bank of Milbank,s subject will be "The Quest of arising out of a condemnation pre-ife.,, eeedings in section 15, township 121, A complete announcement of the range 26, was read. This claim wasrogra m will be made next week. due and payable on October 6, 1919, and was not paid until April" 23, 19211ev. Dershen To Lead Interest amounting to $37.75 was a- lowed. Church At Groton, S. D. The county auditor was al in, ....  .......... structed to issue wa,,ta , nov rev. . . uersaen wno tmu a ment for land nurchat . th mt hort time ago was pas or vf th right of way o -*o v t^ vangehca church at Big Stone Cty, west of Gracevil'l ,.,' .' to return from Pennsylvania. soon ation of warra'nT',a:',,"h- take charge Of the Evan'elical which have been'approval % urch at Groton, S.D. His appoint- Coney Attorney. aent was announced at a recent meet- A urety bond of the qnnn Staf g of the South Dakota Conference Bank for deposit of county f'unds w f the Evangelical association. Rev. Presented to the Bosr ,'o h 9ershen took the pastorate of a Meth- been approved by the Boa-of'tkud edist church on going to Pennsyl- (Continued on page 4) vania. "Stop Thief'To00Be Given By Senior 00ss'On June 1 MEMBERS 0 F LOCAL. H I (sent-minded, henpecked husband has SCHOOL TO APPEAR IN the misfortune so common to the CLEVER PLAY. "Stop Thief," a comedy in tl acts, will be given at the MethoI tan theatre Wednesday, June 1,1 nee Seniors of the Ortonville  hl " "s one f!t "Stop Thief" which _ _ . most clever comedies of the day,,,! recently sbown here on the ca[ with Tom Moore taking the pal} . ne ingenious crook. The stage-1 s.ion is even more satisfactory ' wmt of the film, and gives a c] 40 Work in features which onl]e geaking stage will allow. A review of the play has beete- pared by one who has a part ie Presentation of the play, and te following words desibes the p It is not the purpose to a synopsis of the play; that woule uch time on the part of the e and on the part of the readout is to offer a fee- PUrpQsed glts from the foot-lights as .as iving an idea of what other:nk ef the production. This is a Y should like to be appr,te- foolish--just because we ,I to Fact is we are hilariotght Get the atmoSpherel It ! l l ! .You'll get role worth of mirth for top- A bargain in fun.  it somebody grabs it fro Madge, the bride, iss plays this part O  ;oan, her sister, Mi Joyce ,Weleh Miss MUriel Schoenlaro- Miss Helen HubtmMrs. ' Hr, the ti al tribe. Lucian Kaereher as Doogan, a "gentleman" crook, is admirably as- sisted by his sweetheart Nell, Miss Helen Wilkins. Be sure to see Helen Helen Wilkins. Be sure to see Helen, she's great! Then there's Cluney, you know Amer Everson. You don't want to miss seeing him. The fact of his being a bridegroom does not prevent him from developing symptoms of kleptomania. His acomplice is Doc- tor Willoughby, a promising young physician, who is very much attached to Joan. This part is taken by Har- vey Pflueger and is excellently done. Jamison is a disappointed friend of the family and "Jack" Kahler uses his wrath to the best of his ability. Mahlon Mowery shows real skill as a member of the Pinkerton tribe. No chance for crooks,ith Thompson's on deck. The whole police force is a scream. Last but not least "our" Ferd portrays the minister, a typical man of he church having his hands full tying three of the most impor- tant knots---but say, fifty cents will get the rest of the story in detail, and a full evening of merriment. For- get your worries, boost your sehool-- and last but not least, give yourself a real treat. David Belasco, tle noted critic on theatrical productions, gives a for- mal report on' the first performance of "Stop Thief," characterizing it as a elever production, abounding in tim- ny situations and bringing forth pro- longed laughter and explosions of merriment. Tieket vrill be" placed on :sae 'at the Gunderson Drug Store on Wedm- day morning, May 25. The admission eharg are flft  thlrtp tmt o those at the head of the work here do will ever half repay these boys for to have every one tag gL o what they have done for us." LARGE DtlRY IS 0000IDEW00LTR[AL STARTED HERE! ENI00 ABRUPTLY Firm To RaiSe Purebred Holstein- ' Friesians--Will Raise Chester Whites Also. One of the biggest undertakings dn this section of the country for the raising of Holstein-Friesian cattle and Chester White hogs will be put under way this week when the Kacrcherda}e Dairy Farm located just south of Or- tonville will begin' operations. Representatives of the firm left this week for Wisconsin and southern Min-i nesota where they will look over some of the prize herds there and purchase stck to complete the herd here. The farm is to be operated under the Dr. Wehdt form of co-operative farthing contract on the fifty-fifty plan, under the name of the Kaercher- dale Dairy Farm, with Kaercher and Schafer proprietors. They have recently acquired the J. W. Bentley acreage adjoifiing the de- pot grounds and the Yellowstone Trail and will stock the farm' with-the best strains of Holsteins and Chester Whites. The sire chosen to lead the herd is Colantha Belle Hy Johanna who traces twice to the world's champion cow, Colantha 4th's Johanna who had a record of 35.22 pounds of butterfat for seven days. He is intensly line bred in the famous Colantha and Jo- hanna families. Three heifers on the farm were purchased from the fa- mous, Schilling herd at Northfleld, Minnesota, one of them a daughter and two of them bred to Mr. Schil- ling's $40,000 sire. The Chester White Swine herd is headed b a fine hoar of the Wildwood breeding, aad is of the large, heavy- boned, high up kind that is so hard to find. When he is in good flesh he weiwhs about 800 pounds, A. E.. Schafer who will be active manager of the farm has already n- nounced plans for a boar sale that will be held next fall, and a bred gilt sale that will be held in Febru- ary. A new hog barn which will be 28 by 90 feet is now under the pro- cess of construction. It is to be built of hollow tile with cork brick floor and steel pens. The large round barn accommodates thirty-five milk cows at the present time, and is equippbd with steel fix- tures and all modern barn convenien- ces. A water system which automa- tically keeps a supply of water under pressure in all the buildings has been installed, and the dairy house has been fitted with the most modern equipment for the proper handling of milk and cream and the aclding of palls andqtilk cans. Sweet eam will be bottled in sani- tary waxed paper botttu ad to ov'- ing Cream eooter aU been italled (ontiaul oa 1rage 8) "Ty" Schwartz Brings Termination By Startling Confession, Ad- mittlng Story Is Untrue. ty repudiating the testimony which he had already offered and admitting that the story he told which re- sulted in the indictment of J. J. De- Wall of Correlland Andrew Kauf of Appteten was but a malicious fabri- cation f his own, Toby" Schwartz, tar witn for he state, caused the abrupt tmnination of trial of De- Wall after it had proceeded but a day. Schwartz testified to his when put on the stand last Thursday morning. The case was immediately dismissed. Suspicion as to the veracity of Schwartz's story was entertained by the prosecution after hearing the tes- timony offered by the defense showing that on the night of the theft Mr. De- Wall wa at his home in Correll. Practically convinced that Schwartz had falsified about the whole matter, the County Attorney quizzed him in what is called the "third degree" with the above result. When Schwartz first took the stand he told his stow implicating DeWall and Kaufman to them and also told of the theft and shipment of forty-one head of cattle in July 1919, a car load in September, and another car load in October of that year. Investigation disclosed that the shipments in 1919 had'been made. This fact with 'other incidents interwoven in Schwartz's statement which were found to be true, coupled with the seeming impossibility of one man be- ing able to alone steal and drive to market so larch a number at one time lead to the indictment. The ease first came up' at the fall term of Distric! Court for Lac qui Parle county at Madison,/the grand jury, then indicting both DeaU and Kaufman, charging them "of hng a part in the theft of twentrLfour head of cattle last October. This in- dictment was quashed by the judge, but the case was ordered resubmitted to the grand jury when it convened for the May term of court. As the result of the testimony of- feted by Schwartz at this term of court the grand jury returned an in- dictment charging, both with grand larceny. An appeal whicll was made to have a separate trial for each one was granted. Schwartz in his eonfessin said that in testifying the day before that De- Wall and Kaufman held him.to steal the cattle, he did so to get even with them for rowding him for money. Following the terminatibn of the trial, Schwartz was tae bak to the Cloud where he tem of court guilt in the cas. Large Crowd Attends Song Service Sunday One of the largest crowds that ever filled the Methodist church here was present at the song service which was held there last Sunday evening. It is estimated that more than fifty people were forced to stand "during the entire service because of the lack of adequate seating facilities. In ad- dition to this, a number even greater came to the church to attend the serv- ices but went away on seeing the large crowd. The program was made up of sev- eral of the most famous church songs. The most of the program was put on by the choir, the audience also sang the choruses of the national songs. Before and after each one of the songs Rev. Glasoe of St. Olaf Col- lege, Northfield, spoke on that parti- cular selection, explaining it in a way that helped in a greater appreciation of each. Fishing Is Good In Minnesota River Lately Fishing in the Minnesota river has been o a high order the past week and sone excellent catches have been made there. "Doe" Schoen was one of the lucky ones and landed a nine- pound pike there Sunday morning. He used a pork rind for a lure. Johnny Fredrickson bested him the, getting a pike that weighed slightly over nine pounds. Some of the strings have included fine pickerel. FIRE DAMAGES PRINTING PLANT Star Office Scene of Fire of Unknown OriginExtent of Damage Is Unknown. Fire supposed to have originated in a bunch of papers in a box just under the basement stairway caused con- siderable damage to the press and building of the Ortonville Star last Tuesday about midnight, Application of chemicals stopped the flames before they could creep up to the main floor of the building. That the fire started about 11:30 o'clock i . opinion held. Mr. Cowles who is in bharge of Ahe paper was in the buikllng tmtil 11:00 o'clock, and at that tinm there was no indication of fire or smoke. Persons passing the place about 11:45 saw flames thru one of the base- ment windows and the alarm was turned in immediately. The exact extent of the damage is not known. The rubber on all the rollers for the press was melfed, and damage by water and chemicals was done to the press. Only the staiay and a small section of the wet wall was burned. How the fire started is not known. Persons connected with the paper said that after an investigation of the basement and the nature of the fire they were convinced that it was start- ed by some one antagonistic to the pa- per. Insurance amounting to $8,800 was carried on the equipment, stock an( machinery . The building is not own- ed by the Star. MANY PEOPLE IN ORTONVILLE FOR MARKET DAY Alexander K--rr, Communi- ty Spirit Sponsor, Gives Interesting Talks--Urges More Co-operation. Business men of Ortonville fulfill- ed their promises in regard to the Market Day and on last Tuesday, May 17, staged one that tops all oth- ers that have been held in the last half year. Rain on Monday made prospects for the following day look anything but the best. A light breeze from the south on Tuesday which dried the roads considerably, cleared the sky by noon, and all during the afternoon conditions were ideal. A steady procession of cars, coming ni on all the important roads, brot in a large number of shoppers. During most of the afternoon the streetg were lined with cars. A large num- ber who came in used horses and buggy, ad there was an exceptional- ly large number of teams in town. All business places reported a good business for the day, and stated that those who came to Ortonville came with the intention of buying. The Pie Eating contest which wa an inovation proved a big success, es- pecially for the contestants. Alfred Miller showed more ability in this than the others and took first prize which was $1. Boyd Sigloh was sec- ond and received the prize of 75 cents, Russel Berteison took third prize which was 50 cents, while fourth went to one of the Hagevik boys. Alexander Karr of Fargo, N. D., fulfilled the expectations of,all. He gave a series of talks during the two days he was here. His first talk was given at a din- ner which the business men of Or- tonville gave at the Columbian Hotel Monday noon. In the evening he spoke at the court house to a crowd which fiilled the court room. Tuesday afternoon he addressed the largest crdwd of the two days at the Grand theatre, and in the even- ing spoke in the City Park. Mr. Karr has been for a long time identified with work in North Da- kota and to a great extent in the sur- rounding states. During the past few years he has made a study of com- munity conditions, and at one time made a six months survey of North Dakota towns. It is the build{ng up of the com- munity thru the development of a community spirit that he advocated. Community spirit he defined as think- ing kindly and helping somebody, "The most important thing about the community," he said, "is what people think of each other, and what they will do about, for and against each other determines the success of that community." Failure on thepart of the persons to assume their collective responsi- bility was the greatest defect of the present day, he said. They all insist upon individual liberty, yet fail to (Continued on page 8) ' Students of Public School To Hold Field Day, May 25 Vanfura Appointed As NEW SYSTEM OF ATHLETICS -- Agricultural Agent E. W. Vancura who has been a resi- dent of Ortonville for about a yea,-, coming here from Graceville, has been installed as county agent of Wells county, North Dakota, and will make his home at Fessenden, the county seat, according to an announcement which appeared in the Fargo Forum recently. Thirteen Is Not A'Bad Number. Thirteen, the supposedly unlucky number, coupled with Friday, was not an unlucky day for thirteen Impils of District No. 53 of which Miss Ida Pomroy 4steacher. And in spite of the fact that there were two thir- teens, it ,o ,w.more unlucky for the thirteen jiils.__ On that day, Friday, May t8, these pupils finished the school month which ended then with a perfect record. They are Roy, Florence, Ernest, and Clara Dexter, Esther, Carrie and Muri Monson, Eve- lyn, Ruth, Ruby, anti,Virginia Nelson, Margie Block and Eloise Rieger. Epworth League Picnic Postponed.- The Epworth League picnic which was to have been held last Friday evening at McGee's Park had to he postponed on account of dsagreable and cold weather. It will be held sometime next week. With the issue of May 6, the Ortonville Independent celebra- ted its first anniveraT. TI Iependent FOR ALL TO GET FIRST TRIAL. Field Day which was to have been held by pupils of the Ortonville Public school this Friday has been postponed util Wednesday, May 25. Bad weather which has prevented outdoor practice in the various events, and rain which made the athletic field soft and soggy are the causes for postpoement According to the schedule for the day as given out, DNision I which is made up of the first three grades of the school will hold their contests from 9:30 to 11:00 o'clock Wednes- day forenoom Contests for Division II will be held from 11:00 to 12:00 o'clock. The meet will be resumed again at 1:00 o'clock for Division IIl and this will continue until 2:30. Di- vision IV which ,includes the Sopho- more, Junior and Senio classes will @ start their contests at 2:30 and con- tinue until 4:80. Each division is made up of three grades. Competition will be held be- tween .the girls of the school as well as between the boys. In the ower grades group competition will be fea- tured. One of the events, the javelin throw, has been eliminated from the list. Special prizes are being offered in, all Divisions. For .the boy who is high" point winner in Division IV, a gold medal is being offered Loving are also lll. Ortlll thra other offers haw made it possible to  tub prizes for majority of the events, prizes tennis tnk and other prizes of a THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT C]U]U]IN]ID IAuxiliarytoSe Red, ]"]Xr;*A,t;]lo f# I--Ill,*A" ]l.r Large Crowd Attsnds MANY PEOPLE IN ........ OOtUl,llIO / Poppies'forMemorialDay [ iv l lluittll#.o ut xxllallu LJy [ Song Service Sunday 0RTONVILLE FOR flcL2::a:d:=":n:n eglon Friday and Saturdayex%:. st.,IZSESSI0 N MARKET DAY HOLD IMPORTANT / me.o o, the men o'.p'og' ' .... --, .......................... . TUESDALF,-- ...... , ..................................... td ..... of State b H .... I .......................... --- disriSuted to peop le in Ornville bY i SENTED AT METROPOLITAN Dead and IteJp Disabled ] it is estimated til'at mo thn fifty the member of the We AU 1 THEATRE I --  ] s men's xi i J 1 __ ]' peep e  .e forced o s and urmg Appropriations Made to Le- ar. Eighty file doze n poppie s were ,, . -- . Tha ,, he ,one a o hi  star  will th e elltir e eie e because of be lack Alexander Karr, Communl- ffion Posts RRd G A R :t*i'ed here this week nud *1 be] Amdmflls of ltlland' a tw not torget thedebt heywetthselfadequaeeeatng faeilitles, Inai- ty Spirit Sponsor, Gives i1 , .  " .] sod the Saturday he(o Memorial I act opetta, will .be offend to bey ho gae their all oi God and] d/tion to this, a number eveu greater or vtemorla| ray--Lore- D- and on Memo' a Da ". I the P pie of Ortnwlle aud the  ur Court ry and ow Im in Fin/dens fields one to the chardl to a end he rv Interesting Talks--Urges # nensation Contracted oI" I rb, poppie ere made by the I undmg cuntry on Friday and at: o m toe cemeteries of our own dear iee but ent away on see ng the More Co-operation. --  . wklox, s anti orphans of France and a day n ght M  20 and 2.  bY men- and,, as e empha c dec a aton large e ow County Commissinners o B g Stone dt trbated in the United States thru I ls of the Amerzean Legl?n post of of Dr Idelen lugh Hielher, Stae! The proam ws made p of s- Business men of Onville fulflll- eo m nga a spoca s sslonte ' be xme. ca Leg o pos and. he r jtOnv e a the Me rope an thea. v ei_ ent of 'le .erlcan tgionl e a of the me t famous, chuh songs, ed their promises in gard to the oil Tuesday May 17, wok ea e o  aux t e All money which s - re .... Women Auxihaly el Minnea, m The most of the .0tgram was put on hsavy sched e of important b hess I ce ivl from the ale of tese pop-! w weeks of menslve illug have discussing plans f Men ol.ial Day. by the eheir, the audience al ang MyMarke17, at aglDa andoonthatlasttopsTelay,al I oth- mar lu addition to a owing cur Pi Will be ud in brlghtenhg the I now ppared the memoers of to? east -Membe s of he bl nne a Ame -! the choruses o the na ona og era that have been held in the lt ntb s lot tithe Frh orphans and widows andthechol for the pseutatmn of  Legion Women's Aux y w l Befo and afar eh one of the half year Themes ng was ealled to order bylbyvhom these poppies we made- the play , -- me fu ehar n pparing or'songs Rev. Glans of St Oaf Col- - Chain Ne's Lundbe, g A'I mere- M'ha ....... be abl ....... he .......... tlaa]pTn2s.   the d .nduefing  .......... in h ....... Nolhfie,d, spoke on th ..... i- R .... Monday made p,llet for .............................. ...................... nt.lu ee, nl'e t th ...................................................... t th e ........................ best A light brev* *tom the mtig of April 12 e  ad P lses Leg e y u It Day We wl not make thia a day of that h pod n a g te pp "otto uth on Tuesday which dried the appved, 1 T work [ bein m'xe on th will be gtured bY an aaY of ng gloom and mourmng but rather  day of each road s considerably ' lead th e sky ke J T Crlppen member of the ocal th Amertn-Fra Chlldn' presented by mters par elllenee of t ded on We wi pa the . . -- noon, and all dig the attemoon G, a. R. post , append bef'o th e I and the moley which s r- the tnsrml Parlor chrds ari dig* memory of the fallen men amo.g Flshmg Is Go In conditions were ideal Board d ked hat they appro- ]i*e fm the le o the poppies 11 eo.I ds., ...... the aliowed *timenls of our nation- Minnota River Ltly A steady prsion of ears, omg ptiate$0tothe A gob/kvfoddelothtngandedu" no os in the quam an a[ heritage Ful hor wil be pid a ]arg amber of shoppe, lYoring rom the Legion po of Gracevlle one support h. land which it ptt, the meraker* fins that we put  ti energies been a high order the past wk most of the afte the streets nd -- ]i execute steps in the noisy le* . m ' . a Beardsley ai mklng for $25 ltv ew member w  firmed o m h  a lflto aklng this event ommensae and  e exllent  ehes ha bee were linM with ms. A Larse num- . -n , _ _ n r ew.n s.s, each to be ud for Decoratio n Day , , " -- Wire that for which It stand mad e the Doe" Scho was not Mr who came in tLeed ko d at t John s Cathohc ehtm: in tld Otis CSrringon wter of the ope . e ped* Upon a motion b . . ' . . But there a thmg wMch e of the luek os d ided a ntn buggy, mid there w  eptionel. . Y elt] Tuesday afteoon, at whlc ett.% h prodded It Wl a nmebr . ationmmllr Geenty' each. of the r" AJlbihop Austm DowLs o( S t of seelal" song which m llent r than death'. The. gtrY of the pund Pho the, Sunday meng. Ht ly ]ge nbe r of tes in to g s w grated its request, pm d s  stant took al. a f r ther reel departed he  envmble  ued a pork nd for  Ira, $ohn All business pi porte  good The e . = p o z oy im Well  ng e .... lo ram sner a s ted to era s'm clock d'. 1 lner inhonor of Ah, that 'el did not lack M the ]e som" ...... th fate of the be who Is facmg FreBnekon bted h m the, gettm bsn for the day, d atate thee P y the Coun y Public HIth Nurse b, DowL'n was ed at the - death iron a Mwly*Mling d a pike that weighed shghtly or mm those who me to Ortoullle e or I p i g Tzcket m on zahe tt the Gnle . a period of four months at a sub b the ] , th e eh h When  have placed wreffitl upon pounds, Some of the atngs haw with the intent[on of buying. ary of $12 a month. At the meeting path y adios of u . son Dg sto, al those f Frido the last tlng pi of the men who included fl pickerel. The Fie Eating contest which was whie h wa s held Aprl I t it w de. mght v[l be on the board at  el inovaton PVed a big sagas, * 0MMENCEMENT .................. tl ........................ ght FIRE DAMAGES ide t aPppriate $5O0 t the Ial ten. after which tket* foe th zt perish fm the earth, we will piaIy for the eumt Alfred hva done but a sll Imrt of oar Miller showed ,mo ability in this Red Cro to apply  the lary el i Saturday evening petfo will h dwty to ex-eiee men, living and than the others d took first prise ....................... 3) BE HELD JUNE 2 o*e,. PRINTING PLAN FUbB EYatmir dat April 15 ad ,qle play is  given r ' de ad. whieh w SL Boyd Sigloh w vised the m tha t thi apppriatln __ ditio of the Mists Kera gad "Besides the ]lelp which we,  onddrteivedtheplzeof75ts, Could not be legally made, and that if ps. Kert of Hamline ls Speaker $obon who haw directed it for v- Ameri women orgauize in the __ Ravel Serbian took third prie the tY wa s to pay the salary o: Re. Hlggan TO Give Rue- eral ether Legl posts In the stab rvi of our cuntry and of those St Om Scene of Fire **f Unknown which w 50 t, wMle feth the Nur she Would have to be era laureete, Befo eing he they sisted t who fght i its defend, can be to Origh-Extent of Damage wt to one of the Hagvik boys -- tho who we disabled nd WhO I UImewn, Alexander Karr of FalWo, N, D., pioyed dhct. The aTant which h post a t Montevideo wheYe the opel sill I ae lying on sickbeds In our hos- fulfilled the expectations of lt. He been Isled to the treasurer e the Red Yommemnt exeis for tht etm w gin t 9tsttimm. Cro was oIled by a tion by dtlmt claus of the Ortonville high pitals, we mast disabuse the minds Fire supposed to have originated i gave a series of talks during the two ommlloner Meyer, and the corn- 1 will he held Thursday e'ning, Tag Dty for th purpoe of raisin of ,the general public of the idea that a bunch of lpers in box ust under days he WaS he. mtslone took tion to employ her e 2, gi the Metpolltan theirs, mey fo the C Famine Re- the ar giving earity in derng the bment stay usad con- Hid firs talk was given at a dln- Un motion by CcnMssier herding to a prllrnary wanounce- lief fund wl be leld in OrtonVilk aid to our disabled boys. We mast siderable damage to the pss and nor which the business n of Or- t made  week. ext Wed0esday,a 2. All cthe m ake cl to them that to be of building of the Ortonville Star It tonvitle gave at the Colembla Hotel Geenty Which was nd by Corn- e speske r of the evening will be Monday no In th e eldntf he work will be done thru the loci] seiee to tho who m wounded in Tuesday about midnight* IMssioner Knudson the Cty Audi- $ident , F Kerft Of Hllne chhes. Erybo WRI be seltit bur try cau, is not only a duty Application of chemils stopped the spoke at the enact ho to t crowd tot wv lustmcted to ts his  [ersity, St Paul. His subject wilt for a atribution, wd it is the al bt a privilege. Nothing that we  flame efore they couM cep up to which fdlled the court rm. rant for the mt of the udgmen "The Spirit of Geatnes" df thse at the head f the work be do will er half pay these boys for the meJ floor of the huilding. Tuesday of to.non he addretsd at<. i $udeia[ Ditch No. 4 n a- what they have do for us." The exercises will begin at eight to ba avery on* ,t. . That the file mtarud about 11:0 the lgest crowd of the two days at .  ..... , ........ " LARG is DEWA TRIAL 'vludiseOinlnhal'C ........ theatre, ....... th interest fm the date  t Th lm us excretes w be who is in ebge of &he pper was tn Lg ke fn tbe Cit pk. ent to the date of payment, id in the Metpolitan theatre on th bttl mztil 1#.:00 o'clock, and r. Karr ha ben fo a Iou *dm A latter f ............... t proceed .................... a.txtxlt# t Irylt ABRUPTLY at tl .... the ......................... North Da- llaeU lg'ating th ................... ht o. ....... .. ,s TAllTI n lllilll ......... - , ......... .=.t n. ..... eet o a claim of $427,$0 for the e Bey. G.L. Haggns f this piae, Pens paing the piece about undtr state During the pMt few fftitmtg Natiomfl Bank of Miibank,  snb will b u1ae t of -- , -- 11:45 saw flea th *e  the baf-  he haz m#de a gndy of com-  eat of a cqndemtion pro-lie.,, Qu Firm To Rite ptwdk"ed Itln. " dttttttlklmg Telmon mat windows ia d the a] was mJty ndlt[, d at om time telng in section I, toMp 121, A complete announment of the Ftl(as---WPA Ra  ]1 t'tllmg Ueateglin. Ad- turned m Ironed am y. made a six utbs ey of Noetk tlge t, wz M, Tiffs lm mpogram wt be marine x week lto A]l,  I'y' It Utt The exae exi4m0 of th$ dar#age i Dskota to d  P ayltle  October 6, 1919d --  '  not Ime The rubber on all the It Is the bUi]dhg up of the eom- mM w not paid tll &pill 28, IIv Del n To  one of the bigffat tmdettangadz pudm the testimony which llern fe the PrN  me* and munlty tttru the d]spmet of a Tt amount.s to 37,75 w $1 " t]ds sen of th uutry for th he rtd effared sPM admitting dag by water attd cemals was mmunit? sirit that he dvctL rslr of Holsteln.FHesi att[e az ttt th e stor, he to d which . done to me p&a On]y the sta[ay Commlmhy spirit he defined  thik- The eot  a tot w  II, trll  to f$ W n  v. . c. lxlMt W o i61 Chebr /hJte hogs wB] be put undel stdt  te in6tment of J. J. De. and  sll sction of the wet wall mg Mvdly and htl!4 somebody. Irrupts I pay way rigs week when th@ teherdg] Win ef M.lutd &r lttm W umed. . "The most important ttmg about ment for land ureham for tlt # 't  go wm ptor f the Dahy Farm loted Just uth of Or. of A wmt 4rot a ut]tdetm fabri- How the fire s tar. Is not knee, t mxP.y," b elti, is What people ":tsht of way of 8tare Road N. anl hureh at Big Ste ty wet of (]raeed] to rtxm rom Prm,lvtmig  tovi[le will n opm'atin catmt trf h ow Toh F- Schwartz Persons coneete th the lmpor d think of *aeh other, td wat thay  up the tatioftlmfimleft thi thab after m avesgatton of the will do about, for d agamJt *ash ration of warranty dda tm  d the [eHeal k for Wissm d uthe Mlu. abzpt n4rat4on of tz4l of De- barnt and e nature of tha fl oth temls the suece Of that whi Emve bee a .d b uh t Gm, 8, D. Hls apoit. CotmyAomey PP by entw.mnoUnCedatantm.et. nesotawheteth wlll]oko's WidIithadpe#ldbt ad. they were nneed that it wa stt" mraty." of the pnze herds tl d pureha Sehwaem testified te hh* wh pt ed by some one mtagonis to the p- Fall  the part of tht permonz A ty bend" of the Cltntoa S, of the outh Dakota Comreee stc k to mplet the herd her eaz the tnd Itst Thttraday morMg per. - to ume their lln[ve rupousi. I for depoeit of ty fds w the Evangelical asdaton. Roy. The farm is to he operated mui rhe e w mmedate y d sm s ed. s n e 1 In u srru g to $8500 w h  was the gtes deect of the mmtd ta be Bord Mter ha rsheu took tha lmtorm ofaMO- been lpprov b Ist church  going to Peunsgi y the Board o A ani " the Dr. Vehdt fo of operative Suspli t t.v the wmeity ef [ed en the equipment, stock and prent day, he d. They alt insist famim contract on th fifft-ffft Sehwar, s story w JertaLed by maehmer. The building ie ot own* upon Individual liberty, 'et fail to ue ca page 4 plau, tmdertheeoftheKrcher he eeu on heaHng the tea- ed by the Star; (Coatlnmed  paget8 ) "Stop Thief'ToBe Given da,e  .....  ........... .byth. def ......... Sehatr pprieto. . that on e night of the theft Mr. De. ..............   ...................... Students of Pubhc School W, Bentley acreage aJoining he de- Praellly nvhaeed that Schwar " By Senior Cass On June 1 po,.,the,e, ...... o, h f,ed ................. T" H'l' ''q DO. U.. 0 end wll stk the f with the best the Coty Attoey q1izzed him i . J   %  9 J'V2Lg& sCs straias of Holsteins ad Cbester what is called the "tMrd dgre" witt , MIkMBET.S 0 F LOCAL, H I fft-minded, henpeehed husband has Whites, the abo ult. ' VallWa Aplted Mi NEW SYSTEM-' ATHLETICS QHOO L qO APPEAR IN te misfortune so mn to the The r ar ehen.to lead the ha rd ts Wh Shwr art ok the sta ! Agriofltural Agent olz ALL TO Gr CLIVE p t r[be. Lnel Kaehtr  Doog a Coltha Belle ]oy Johna who he toid his ory lmpUeating DeWai __ FIRST IL. LAY. "gentlemm" ook, is sdmibly - trs tdev to the world's pi snd Kavn te them and al told el E, W. Vura who ha bn a sl- S Th ,, elsted by his stheart Nell Miss cow Co[antha 4th's Jehan who had the thef ad shipment o fortyn t ,eL a medy tn  ' ' ( dent of Ortonville fer about a ?ear, Fld Day which wa to bve hee aets will HeeWlkIM BesotosHeen aeozdof352podsofutt*rfat head ftH*'nSul 1919 ar] , be gtven t the e'cho e " o i y , o mir.g he from Grvllle, h been Ild by pupils of th Ortonvlll blie Um theatre Hel Wllkins, B su to sea Hel n sekool this Friday hu been postponed for n days He is intens]y fi in Sptmber, td atothr  load L inataL]e d  Unty agent of Welh Wedueday, Je 1 1 ' bred In the foua Cottha mad Jo- Ombr of that year. ' e   the OrtonviBe she'a greatl Ten there*s C uneY' you ty, North Dkota, and wll mak uatil wney, May  hanna ifie. Th bekfe on the Invtlfgatton disclosed that the thCl, kn Am Eo You don't wat Bad watber wldeh ha prorated , ut o . to mls lng h m The fet of Ms farm we pttwJlaze from the f- hipments in 1919 he'b made. This his hom t Fnden, the unt : p Tie l. m o of beta . bNde do t r,t  dng to s nemem outd pr-  the varu* v.m, mo * Schilling herd at Nortbfleld. t  "oth tadants inter.even which appeared In the Farl Fo and rmn which made the athlete field most clever madies of the day g gr p Mnne*ota, one of them a dghter in hwartz'l taUement whie were , hh fm developing symptm ef soft and soggy re the ca for With tY sho he on  st kleptomani  Hta eompi] Ls Doe- reeent[* and two of them brd to Mr. Senti- found to be te, coupid Mth the potporment Tom Moo taking the p w [1 b mt 1 lln'a $40,090 ir femJng impmibillty of n man be- lrte n l Not A'Bad Nnmber. AeVdig to the hdule for the them tot t ought, a pro s g ura geiou k. The tag i h ttwh |Ion is ; phY elan, who is verF m  The (,ter Paite trln e herd is ins able to algae I trod dH to tlt em r ti faory to Jo viii s part is taken by Hr- headed by a fins he of the WildwoOd market  lar8   Thirtan' the auPPSedtY mluck] day & given ut' Dl1i I e I at oe time number, epled with Friday, was 1 made up of the first rt r of 4e w vf t llm, mad 81yes a  vey Pfluegcr d ia excellently do breeding i ald is of the Zge, hvy- i lead to the indictment.  unlky day f thirteen tmpils el the ehool will hold their ute 0rk m ft res which ale amlon  a disappointed frd ot boned, hgh up knd that is  hard t The ease first e up. at the fall No.  of whic h s id I fNm 9:0 to U ,'00 o'clock Wedne- stage 11 allow, the family ad "Jack" Kahler uz tirol When he is in good flh he of Disl proy 'aeher. Alzd In apite oJ day fon onte4m IMr Divio A ltv;ew of the play h bee. hls ath to the heat of his abiffty ighs t 8OO potmd eoty two thL II will he held m 11trio to 12:0 ]tred bY one wh has a Part le Mablon Mory shows al sld]I   A, E Sehater who Will be attv rO ulttek or o'elk. The meet will be  ollatt[on of the play, d }e member of the ikerten tb Nc Kman. ekmglng theme  On tt day, gtln t 1:00 o'elo*k for D/vsion HI og words defib the p e f oks'with Thpson's o noveed Ions for a It  not the purpose to t a deck. The whole poli foe is i wftl be /1 d nezt fall, and tt bred pup i]s finished end this will ntluue til :80. DI* the achl month whtch eldl then Msl on IV which elude tl ph Yopss of tl play; that wk'e sefam. Last bt not le .our  gilt sale that l| be held in - w qutl by e judge, wit a pefft rd. Tkey,re Eny, more, Suitor r  eb wnl tv*& tme on the part o th* e Feral vertys the siier, a typlc ary. A new hog ba but the se w oed rubmitted Flo, Ernest, d Clam Dexter, start their nttts at 2:0 N t man of the ureh having hls ha& I 8 by 9O ft is now to the'gand Jur when it Esther, Carrie ad Murl Moron, ve. i pttrpqshd to offer a retie- fall L Lh ol for the May te of utt. lyn, Ruth, Ruby, amViz'giaig Nelson, E aCh diiion is made 1 o th fom ]e foot*lights va as tim t kot--hut say, fifty tn wtl AS the su]t of the tasmony of- Mgie Block and Fohe Rieger. grMe Competition wgl be he be- en Idea of what othenk in detl, md steel pe feted by Sdwrtz at twea he girls of  tebeol M web Tht is a  The large uud bern aecoodat eom the grand jul 1- . . Epworth Lgee Pixie Ptponed." as betwea the ays. In t og get 3oar worries, boost your soo thirty-fl .rMtk  at the _ fl etraaut charging, bath th grd The Epworth Leaffee gilc which ades group ompetitu will be f Imd It but not leatt, gl yourself time, and  qulpped with steel, x" lawny, . " ] w to have been held last Ny tu d- we are h]lloght a re,tmaL . ts arid all modemoa onVle A ppeaIwle waae to hive enLg at McGee, s park a  to be Oe of theevet theiawdinlw, David Behto, the noted critic on  A water eystem whleah au{xqx- a apmta  for mch dae w postponed  ant of dgmab ku been lmintetl   ll I .Yo'l] th production, gtve a  tiea y keeps a supp y. of water. ader  and ]d weafiler. It will be held SPecial prim m  o,*gr llt lq:ort ca, the first performee preus in all th buildings h been Schw_l. in bl llf aid that sometime next wee aU Dlvlsion For   who t A ht iu fun. of "Slop Tlf, ehenzlt xt  lnmdl*d, ead the dairy euse has in teetffying the day Lfore tbat D ,, I high point winer b Divlelwn IV; ........... bdngtn" frth Imx eqmpnmtfr phandltgf/tbeeattle'ldid" t-gt ewith/I Ox.touvfl" -- -- 'b'r I .d*rt0.m rtt rlar h* I elmIIibposteattlt 1 ,--dtyuwtUblmzltr8l__bektetbe  , 1 s .pmfor ll lilt  temeamlmll) , ,.<','. il ., THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUME 2 ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, MAY 19 1921 NUMBER 2 COMMISSIONERS t HOLD IMPORTANT SESSION TUESDAY Appropriations Made to Le- gion Posts and G. A. R. For Memorial DayCom-] pensation Contracted For. i County Commissioners of Big Stone county meeting at a special sessiou on Tuesday, May 17, took care of a heavy schedule of important business matters in addition to allowing cur- Auxiliary to Sell Red Poppies" for Memorial Day 1 led poppies, designated as the of- ficial memorial flower to be worn in memory of the men sleeping in' Franee and Flander's Fields, will be distributed to people in Ortonville by the members of the Women's Auxili- ary. Eighty-fiVe dozen poppies were receWed here this week and will be sold the Saturday before Memorial Day and on Memorial Day. These poppies were made by the wldovs md orphans of France and distrhuted in the United States thru the Imerican Legion posts and their auxilaries. All money which is re- ceivel from the sale of these pop- pies wilt be used in brightening the tot d the French orphans and widows go t buy food and clothing and edu- cateahildren in France who have no onea support 'hem. lty new .members were confirmed at t. John's Catholic church in this tit? Tuesday afternoon, at which Anbishop Austin Dowlng o( St P and six assistants took part. A sire'clock dinner in honor of Arch- bisop Dowling was served at the push by the ladies of the church. rent bills. The meeting was called to elmer by l by hom these poppies were made. Chairman Nels Lundberg. All mere- [ lrchants will be able to get these bers were present. Minutes of the popl[eS in quantities for decoration meeting of April 12 were  read and purpses. approved. Th work is being carried on thru J. T. Crippen, member of the local the American-France Children's G. A. R. post, appeared before the Leae and the moey which is rea- Board and asked that they appro- lize(from the sale o the poppies will priate $50 to the G. A. R. to be used for Decoration Day. Communications from the Legion posts of Graeeville and Beardsley also asking for $25 each to be used for Decoration Day were presented. Upon a motion by commissioner Geenty, each of these or- ganizations was granted its request. The commissioners also voted to em- ploy the County Public Health Nurse or a period of four months at a sal- ary of $125 a month. At themeeting which was held April 12, it was de- tided to appropriate $500 to the local Red Cross to apply on the salary of the County Nurse. A letter from the Public Examiner dated April 15 ad- OMMENCEMENT BE HELD JUNE 2 l"Windmills of Holland" By Legion Friday and Saturday 00LEVER TO BE Oi S--i-00ate SENTED AT METROPOLITAN THEATRE. "Windmills of Holland," a two act operetta, will be offered to the people of Ortonville and the sur- rounding country on Friday and Sat- urday night, May 20 and 21, by mem- bers of the American Legion post of Ortonville at the Metropolitan thea- tre. Two weeks of intensive drilling have now prepared the members of the cast and the chorus for the presentation of the play. The operetta promises to be the greatest musical entertainment that Legionaires have yet undertaken. It will be featured by an array of songs presented by masters par excellence of the tonsorial parlor chords and dis- cords, And dressed in the quaint and, unique costume of the people, of th land which it represents, the mmberl will execute steps in the noisy clat, ter of the wooden shoes. Otis Carrington, writer of the oper- etta, has provided it with a numebr of special songs which are excellent for their melody, as well as seeing that it did not lack of the less serious. Tickets are on sale at the Gunder- son Drug store, and those for Friday night will be on the board at the Drugstore until sometime in the af- ternoon, after which tickets for the Saturday evening performance will be offered. Dead and Help Disabled That "the women of this state will no forget the debt they owe to tho'e boys who gave their all for God and Country and now he in Flanders fields or in the cemeteries of our own dear land," was the emphatic declaralion of Dr. Helen Hugh Hielscher, State Yresident of The .a3merican Legion Womens Auxiliary of Minnesota, in discussing plans for Memorial Day. "Members of the Minnesota Ameri- can Legion Women's Auxiliary will assume full share in preparing for and conducting the ceremonies in hon- or of our dead heroes on Memorial Day. We will not make this a day of gloom and mourning but rather a day of dedication. We will place the memory of these fallen men among the 'hallowed sentiments of our nation- al heritage. Full honor will be paid oqr hero dead. It is meet and fit- ting that we put our entire energies irito making this event commensurate with that for which it stands. "But there are things which are worse than death. The glory of the departed hero is enviable compared to the fate of the hero who is facing death from a slowly-killing disease. When we have placed wreaths upon the last resting places of the men who gave their lives that freedom might not perish from the earth, we will have done but a small part of our duty to ex-serviee men, living and dead. vised them that this appropriation could not be legally made, and that if the county was to pay the salary of the Nurse she would have to be emr ployed direct. The @arrant which had been issued to the treasurer of the Red Cross was cancelled by a motion by Commissioner Meyers, and the com- missioners took action to employ her directly. Upon motion by Conmissioner Geenty which was seconded by Com- missioner Knudson the County Audi- tor was instructed to issue his war- The play is being given under the direction of the Misses Kern and Ps. Kerfoot of Hamline Is Speaker. Jacobsen who have directed it for see- Rev. Haggans To Give Bac- calaureate. ,ommencament exercises for the duating class of the Ortonville high ool will be held Thursday evening, he 2, at the Metropolitan theatre, lording to a preliminary announce- nt made this week. rhe speaker of the evening will be sident S. F. Kerfoot of Hamline nverstty, St. Paul. His subject will eral other Legion posts In the state. Before coming here they assisted the post at Montevideo where the oper- etta. was given two presentations, i Tag Day for the purpose of raisin money for the Chinese Famine Re- lief fund will be held in Ortonville next Wednesday, May 25. All of the work wilt be done thru the local churches. Everybody will he solicited for a contribution, and it is the aim "Besides the help which we, as American women organized in the service of our country and of those who fought in its defense, can be to those who were disabled and who still are lying on sickbeds in our hos- pitals,' we must disabuse the minds of .the general public of the idea that they are giving charity in rendering aid to Our disabled boys. We must make clear to them that to be of service to those who wre wounded in Our country's cause, is not only a duty but a privilege. Nothing that we can rant for the amount of the judgmen 4entered in Judicial Ditch No. 4 in fa- vor of Michael Costello for $139.75 with interest from the date o the judgment to the date of payment. A letter from Attorneys Cliff and Purcell regarding the .payment of in- : "The Spirit of Greatness." The exercises will begin at eight I;io ,The Baccalaureate exercises will be ld in the Metropolitan theatre on te preceeding Sunday evening, May P, at eight o'clock.. The speaker is crest on a claim of $427.50 for the te Rev. G.L. Haggans f this place. Merclmats National Bank of Milbank,s subject will be "The Quest of arising out of a condemnation pre-ife.,, eeedings in section 15, township 121, A complete announcement of the range 26, was read. This claim wasrogra m will be made next week. due and payable on October 6, 1919, and was not paid until April" 23, 19211ev. Dershen To Lead Interest amounting to $37.75 was a- lowed. Church At Groton, S. D. The county auditor was al in, ....  .......... structed to issue wa,,ta , nov rev. . . uersaen wno tmu a ment for land nurchat . th mt hort time ago was pas or vf th right of way o -*o v t^ vangehca church at Big Stone Cty, west of Gracevil'l ,.,' .' to return from Pennsylvania. soon ation of warra'nT',a:',,"h- take charge Of the Evan'elical which have been'approval % urch at Groton, S.D. His appoint- Coney Attorney. aent was announced at a recent meet- A urety bond of the qnnn Staf g of the South Dakota Conference Bank for deposit of county f'unds w f the Evangelical association. Rev. Presented to the Bosr ,'o h 9ershen took the pastorate of a Meth- been approved by the Boa-of'tkud edist church on going to Pennsyl- (Continued on page 4) vania. "Stop Thief'To00Be Given By Senior 00ss'On June 1 MEMBERS 0 F LOCAL. H I (sent-minded, henpecked husband has SCHOOL TO APPEAR IN the misfortune so common to the CLEVER PLAY. "Stop Thief," a comedy in tl acts, will be given at the MethoI tan theatre Wednesday, June 1,1 nee Seniors of the Ortonville  hl " "s one f!t "Stop Thief" which _ _ . most clever comedies of the day,,,! recently sbown here on the ca[ with Tom Moore taking the pal} . ne ingenious crook. The stage-1 s.ion is even more satisfactory ' wmt of the film, and gives a c] 40 Work in features which onl]e geaking stage will allow. A review of the play has beete- pared by one who has a part ie Presentation of the play, and te following words desibes the p It is not the purpose to a synopsis of the play; that woule uch time on the part of the e and on the part of the readout is to offer a fee- PUrpQsed glts from the foot-lights as .as iving an idea of what other:nk ef the production. This is a Y should like to be appr,te- foolish--just because we ,I to Fact is we are hilariotght Get the atmoSpherel It ! l l ! .You'll get role worth of mirth for top- A bargain in fun.  it somebody grabs it fro Madge, the bride, iss plays this part O  ;oan, her sister, Mi Joyce ,Weleh Miss MUriel Schoenlaro- Miss Helen HubtmMrs. ' Hr, the ti al tribe. Lucian Kaereher as Doogan, a "gentleman" crook, is admirably as- sisted by his sweetheart Nell, Miss Helen Wilkins. Be sure to see Helen Helen Wilkins. Be sure to see Helen, she's great! Then there's Cluney, you know Amer Everson. You don't want to miss seeing him. The fact of his being a bridegroom does not prevent him from developing symptoms of kleptomania. His acomplice is Doc- tor Willoughby, a promising young physician, who is very much attached to Joan. This part is taken by Har- vey Pflueger and is excellently done. Jamison is a disappointed friend of the family and "Jack" Kahler uses his wrath to the best of his ability. Mahlon Mowery shows real skill as a member of the Pinkerton tribe. No chance for crooks,ith Thompson's on deck. The whole police force is a scream. Last but not least "our" Ferd portrays the minister, a typical man of he church having his hands full tying three of the most impor- tant knots---but say, fifty cents will get the rest of the story in detail, and a full evening of merriment. For- get your worries, boost your sehool-- and last but not least, give yourself a real treat. David Belasco, tle noted critic on theatrical productions, gives a for- mal report on' the first performance of "Stop Thief," characterizing it as a elever production, abounding in tim- ny situations and bringing forth pro- longed laughter and explosions of merriment. Tieket vrill be" placed on :sae 'at the Gunderson Drug Store on Wedm- day morning, May 25. The admission eharg are flft  thlrtp tmt o those at the head of the work here do will ever half repay these boys for to have every one tag gL o what they have done for us." LARGE DtlRY IS 0000IDEW00LTR[AL STARTED HERE! ENI00 ABRUPTLY Firm To RaiSe Purebred Holstein- ' Friesians--Will Raise Chester Whites Also. One of the biggest undertakings dn this section of the country for the raising of Holstein-Friesian cattle and Chester White hogs will be put under way this week when the Kacrcherda}e Dairy Farm located just south of Or- tonville will begin' operations. Representatives of the firm left this week for Wisconsin and southern Min-i nesota where they will look over some of the prize herds there and purchase stck to complete the herd here. The farm is to be operated under the Dr. Wehdt form of co-operative farthing contract on the fifty-fifty plan, under the name of the Kaercher- dale Dairy Farm, with Kaercher and Schafer proprietors. They have recently acquired the J. W. Bentley acreage adjoifiing the de- pot grounds and the Yellowstone Trail and will stock the farm' with-the best strains of Holsteins and Chester Whites. The sire chosen to lead the herd is Colantha Belle Hy Johanna who traces twice to the world's champion cow, Colantha 4th's Johanna who had a record of 35.22 pounds of butterfat for seven days. He is intensly line bred in the famous Colantha and Jo- hanna families. Three heifers on the farm were purchased from the fa- mous, Schilling herd at Northfleld, Minnesota, one of them a daughter and two of them bred to Mr. Schil- ling's $40,000 sire. The Chester White Swine herd is headed b a fine hoar of the Wildwood breeding, aad is of the large, heavy- boned, high up kind that is so hard to find. When he is in good flesh he weiwhs about 800 pounds, A. E.. Schafer who will be active manager of the farm has already n- nounced plans for a boar sale that will be held next fall, and a bred gilt sale that will be held in Febru- ary. A new hog barn which will be 28 by 90 feet is now under the pro- cess of construction. It is to be built of hollow tile with cork brick floor and steel pens. The large round barn accommodates thirty-five milk cows at the present time, and is equippbd with steel fix- tures and all modern barn convenien- ces. A water system which automa- tically keeps a supply of water under pressure in all the buildings has been installed, and the dairy house has been fitted with the most modern equipment for the proper handling of milk and cream and the aclding of palls andqtilk cans. Sweet eam will be bottled in sani- tary waxed paper botttu ad to ov'- ing Cream eooter aU been italled (ontiaul oa 1rage 8) "Ty" Schwartz Brings Termination By Startling Confession, Ad- mittlng Story Is Untrue. ty repudiating the testimony which he had already offered and admitting that the story he told which re- sulted in the indictment of J. J. De- Wall of Correlland Andrew Kauf of Appteten was but a malicious fabri- cation f his own, Toby" Schwartz, tar witn for he state, caused the abrupt tmnination of trial of De- Wall after it had proceeded but a day. Schwartz testified to his when put on the stand last Thursday morning. The case was immediately dismissed. Suspicion as to the veracity of Schwartz's story was entertained by the prosecution after hearing the tes- timony offered by the defense showing that on the night of the theft Mr. De- Wall wa at his home in Correll. Practically convinced that Schwartz had falsified about the whole matter, the County Attorney quizzed him in what is called the "third degree" with the above result. When Schwartz first took the stand he told his stow implicating DeWall and Kaufman to them and also told of the theft and shipment of forty-one head of cattle in July 1919, a car load in September, and another car load in October of that year. Investigation disclosed that the shipments in 1919 had'been made. This fact with 'other incidents interwoven in Schwartz's statement which were found to be true, coupled with the seeming impossibility of one man be- ing able to alone steal and drive to market so larch a number at one time lead to the indictment. The ease first came up' at the fall term of Distric! Court for Lac qui Parle county at Madison,/the grand jury, then indicting both DeaU and Kaufman, charging them "of hng a part in the theft of twentrLfour head of cattle last October. This in- dictment was quashed by the judge, but the case was ordered resubmitted to the grand jury when it convened for the May term of court. As the result of the testimony of- feted by Schwartz at this term of court the grand jury returned an in- dictment charging, both with grand larceny. An appeal whicll was made to have a separate trial for each one was granted. Schwartz in his eonfessin said that in testifying the day before that De- Wall and Kaufman held him.to steal the cattle, he did so to get even with them for rowding him for money. Following the terminatibn of the trial, Schwartz was tae bak to the Cloud where he tem of court guilt in the cas. Large Crowd Attends Song Service Sunday One of the largest crowds that ever filled the Methodist church here was present at the song service which was held there last Sunday evening. It is estimated that more than fifty people were forced to stand "during the entire service because of the lack of adequate seating facilities. In ad- dition to this, a number even greater came to the church to attend the serv- ices but went away on seeing the large crowd. The program was made up of sev- eral of the most famous church songs. The most of the program was put on by the choir, the audience also sang the choruses of the national songs. Before and after each one of the songs Rev. Glasoe of St. Olaf Col- lege, Northfield, spoke on that parti- cular selection, explaining it in a way that helped in a greater appreciation of each. Fishing Is Good In Minnesota River Lately Fishing in the Minnesota river has been o a high order the past week and sone excellent catches have been made there. "Doe" Schoen was one of the lucky ones and landed a nine- pound pike there Sunday morning. He used a pork rind for a lure. Johnny Fredrickson bested him the, getting a pike that weighed slightly over nine pounds. Some of the strings have included fine pickerel. FIRE DAMAGES PRINTING PLANT Star Office Scene of Fire of Unknown OriginExtent of Damage Is Unknown. Fire supposed to have originated in a bunch of papers in a box just under the basement stairway caused con- siderable damage to the press and building of the Ortonville Star last Tuesday about midnight, Application of chemicals stopped the flames before they could creep up to the main floor of the building. That the fire started about 11:30 o'clock i . opinion held. Mr. Cowles who is in bharge of Ahe paper was in the buikllng tmtil 11:00 o'clock, and at that tinm there was no indication of fire or smoke. Persons passing the place about 11:45 saw flames thru one of the base- ment windows and the alarm was turned in immediately. The exact extent of the damage is not known. The rubber on all the rollers for the press was melfed, and damage by water and chemicals was done to the press. Only the staiay and a small section of the wet wall was burned. How the fire started is not known. Persons connected with the paper said that after an investigation of the basement and the nature of the fire they were convinced that it was start- ed by some one antagonistic to the pa- per. Insurance amounting to $8,800 was carried on the equipment, stock an( machinery . The building is not own- ed by the Star. MANY PEOPLE IN ORTONVILLE FOR MARKET DAY Alexander K--rr, Communi- ty Spirit Sponsor, Gives Interesting Talks--Urges More Co-operation. Business men of Ortonville fulfill- ed their promises in regard to the Market Day and on last Tuesday, May 17, staged one that tops all oth- ers that have been held in the last half year. Rain on Monday made prospects for the following day look anything but the best. A light breeze from the south on Tuesday which dried the roads considerably, cleared the sky by noon, and all during the afternoon conditions were ideal. A steady procession of cars, coming ni on all the important roads, brot in a large number of shoppers. During most of the afternoon the streetg were lined with cars. A large num- ber who came in used horses and buggy, ad there was an exceptional- ly large number of teams in town. All business places reported a good business for the day, and stated that those who came to Ortonville came with the intention of buying. The Pie Eating contest which wa an inovation proved a big success, es- pecially for the contestants. Alfred Miller showed more ability in this than the others and took first prize which was $1. Boyd Sigloh was sec- ond and received the prize of 75 cents, Russel Berteison took third prize which was 50 cents, while fourth went to one of the Hagevik boys. Alexander Karr of Fargo, N. D., fulfilled the expectations of,all. He gave a series of talks during the two days he was here. His first talk was given at a din- ner which the business men of Or- tonville gave at the Columbian Hotel Monday noon. In the evening he spoke at the court house to a crowd which fiilled the court room. Tuesday afternoon he addressed the largest crdwd of the two days at the Grand theatre, and in the even- ing spoke in the City Park. Mr. Karr has been for a long time identified with work in North Da- kota and to a great extent in the sur- rounding states. During the past few years he has made a study of com- munity conditions, and at one time made a six months survey of North Dakota towns. It is the build{ng up of the com- munity thru the development of a community spirit that he advocated. Community spirit he defined as think- ing kindly and helping somebody, "The most important thing about the community," he said, "is what people think of each other, and what they will do about, for and against each other determines the success of that community." Failure on thepart of the persons to assume their collective responsi- bility was the greatest defect of the present day, he said. They all insist upon individual liberty, yet fail to (Continued on page 8) ' Students of Public School To Hold Field Day, May 25 Vanfura Appointed As NEW SYSTEM OF ATHLETICS -- Agricultural Agent E. W. Vancura who has been a resi- dent of Ortonville for about a yea,-, coming here from Graceville, has been installed as county agent of Wells county, North Dakota, and will make his home at Fessenden, the county seat, according to an announcement which appeared in the Fargo Forum recently. Thirteen Is Not A'Bad Number. Thirteen, the supposedly unlucky number, coupled with Friday, was not an unlucky day for thirteen Impils of District No. 53 of which Miss Ida Pomroy 4steacher. And in spite of the fact that there were two thir- teens, it ,o ,w.more unlucky for the thirteen jiils.__ On that day, Friday, May t8, these pupils finished the school month which ended then with a perfect record. They are Roy, Florence, Ernest, and Clara Dexter, Esther, Carrie and Muri Monson, Eve- lyn, Ruth, Ruby, anti,Virginia Nelson, Margie Block and Eloise Rieger. Epworth League Picnic Postponed.- The Epworth League picnic which was to have been held last Friday evening at McGee's Park had to he postponed on account of dsagreable and cold weather. It will be held sometime next week. With the issue of May 6, the Ortonville Independent celebra- ted its first anniveraT. TI Iependent FOR ALL TO GET FIRST TRIAL. Field Day which was to have been held by pupils of the Ortonville Public school this Friday has been postponed util Wednesday, May 25. Bad weather which has prevented outdoor practice in the various events, and rain which made the athletic field soft and soggy are the causes for postpoement According to the schedule for the day as given out, DNision I which is made up of the first three grades of the school will hold their contests from 9:30 to 11:00 o'clock Wednes- day forenoom Contests for Division II will be held from 11:00 to 12:00 o'clock. The meet will be resumed again at 1:00 o'clock for Division IIl and this will continue until 2:30. Di- vision IV which ,includes the Sopho- more, Junior and Senio classes will @ start their contests at 2:30 and con- tinue until 4:80. Each division is made up of three grades. Competition will be held be- tween .the girls of the school as well as between the boys. In the ower grades group competition will be fea- tured. One of the events, the javelin throw, has been eliminated from the list. Special prizes are being offered in, all Divisions. For .the boy who is high" point winner in Division IV, a gold medal is being offered Loving are also lll. Ortlll thra other offers haw made it possible to  tub prizes for majority of the events, prizes tennis tnk and other prizes of a