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THE OffFONVILLE INDEPENDENT VOLUblE III ORTONVILLE, MINN., THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1922 NUMBER 6 OF CORRELL BANKs00NI EXPECTED on Agreement Sub- i Poison Corn Strewn Over Field Brings Complaint Complaint has been made to Chas. Scofield, Municipal Judge, recently, that certain farmers or farmers in the vicinity of Ortonville have scat- tered poison corn over their felds, for the purpose of killing black birds and other destructive birds, directly ODESSA WILL BE FARMER-LABOR Cash Mail Order Business of County Over $180,000 HOST TO MANY CANDIDATES RAP No less than $180,000.00 in cash went out of Big Stone County within CHURCH FOLKS PRESENT SYSTEM the hands of the i big mail order houses, according to an estimate made by postal employees. That this amount is conservative can Nineteenth Annual Conven- "B i g Business" Principal be assumed when the figures show raitted to Depositors of Bank. Stockholders Agree to Raise $18,650.00. A.fter repeated efforts to re-open Farmers & Merchants State Bank Correil, which was closed by the State Banking Department on the of October, 1921, indications are that in all probability the bank will again be doing business at an early This announcement was made Tuesday by P. W Fruetel, chairman of the committee in charge of re- opening. At a meeting of the depositors and tockholders held recently a commit tee was appointed to work with th6 examiner with the result that a re- agreement of depositors has been aailed to each of them for sig- nature. Upon the condition that the tockholders raise by assessment upon the stock not less than $18,650.00 the are expected to agree to a of the mount due on any t deposit held by them in the hank of 60.per cent, with the understanding the bank shall assume the pay- ment of 40 cent of the deposit at the time of reopening. On the sur- of certificate of deposit there is to be issued to the depositor three certificates--30 per cent due one year :from date; 30 per cent due two years from date and the balance of 40 per cent shall be due three years from date---all bearing interest at 5 per cent against the statute of the state of Minnesota. Judge Scofield calls at-! tention to chapter 8960, of the general laws of 1913, which reads: "Any person who unjustifiably ad-i ministers any poisonous, or noxious* dlg or substance to any animal, or procures or permits the same to be! done, or unjustifiably exposes any such drug or substance with intent that the same shall be taken bv any l animal, whether such ammal be the i property of himself or another is o * . ' pumshable by imprisonment in the l state prison not exceeding two years l or in a county jail not exceeding six months or by a fine not excelling five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment:" In another section of the statutes the word "animal" is defined as in- cluding every living creature except the human race. Michael Matzol, Gardner, to S'LxtY per cent of the deposits are oe paid out of bills receivable, turn- ed over to the committee selected by the depositors, and the bank is to be released from further liability there- fore, according to the plan Of the total bills receivable by the b a n k, am ounting approximately to $233,000.00, $123,000 00 face value S" ' * na,l be .elected therefrom and re- tained by the bank and the balance, aounting to approximately $110,- 04)0.00 face value, shall, together with collateral, be turned over to the de- ,, .  ; .Psitors' committee. The committee i outs, Keen Spoitsmen .... is to issue to .he several depositors! rarems tJrgefl to Vmlt a certificate for such 60 per mt, pay-]   .  ' . j ule out of the bills receivable turn- Boy LtsAlrethoroly enjoymg l ea over to them. All sums thus col-I their outingfat the Gutafson lacl lected by t up the lake. Sw-nming, fishing, ecout- t" . . he committee from time to'. i .... 1me is t rag, and other out door sports are o be distributed to the de-i - " POsitors in proportion to their inter-! the main attractions of the week's l camping by Troop No. 2 and their est. . ! 'It is believed that the plan wflll Scout masters. Work out to the satisfaction of a!ll Friday morning Troop No. 2, will concerned and by the acceptance of l break camp to let Troop No. 1 enjoy th an agTeement by the depositors] the camping grounds. , le bank will have been saved from! Any donations to help feed these the expense and trouble of having al out-door lads will be greatly appre- eceiver appointed to wnd-up its af t ciated by those in charge. Donations fairs. " can be left at Dann's Meat Market. With the acceptance of the plan as Parents are urged to visit camp on outlined the bank will be re-opened Sunday; that being siting day. A on a stronger financial basis than cordial invitation to the public is ex- ever, assuring the public an institu- tended by the Scouts. tion worthy of their confidence. tion of Northwestern Con- ference, United Evangeli- cal Church, June 21 to 25. Delegates from at [east four states will be in attendance at the Nine- teenth annual convention of the Northwestern Conference of the Unites vangelicat cnurcn, at udessa, which opens on Wednesday, June 21, and continues to June 25, it was an- nounced today by Rev. N. A. Eller, pastor. In addition, there is expected to be at least two hundred from this section of the state. The convention will open on Wed- nesday evening at 8:00 p. m. With an address of welcome by Leonard Zahr- buck. Principal among the speakers during the convention will be Dr. B. F. Zuehl, Dean of the Western Union College, of LeMurs, Iowa., and Rev. A. E. Hangen, of Harrisburg, Penn., who is editor of "The Evangelical." On Saturday afternoon the delega- Camp Fire Girls Hold Ceremonial ' by A very impressive ceremonial the Camp Fire Girls took place Tues . day evening at the Public Library at whioh time thirty girls took their first , rank. Miss Helene Micheil, .ardian, Presented the girls with rings beaing the Camp Fire insignia. kfour .girls who took their second ,K received bracelets with the sym- bol "Wohelo', upon each. The cere- monial gowns will be gayly decorated henceforth because of the honor beads which the girls won, due to the per- formance of kind and noble deeds. Verna Lou Kahler entertained the group With Indian Legends. Twenty-five mothers showed their enthusiasm and interest, by accepting invitations as guests of honor. Plenty of ice cream, cake, and wa- fers satisfied the appetites of all. Eahtonka Features Prize Waltz. On Wednesday evening, June 14th Miss Ruth Lindig and W. Wilson proved themselves to be the besl waltzers in the prize waltz staged at the pavilion. Miss. Lindig reeieved a pair of silk hose and Mr. Wilson abut. Three couples were chosen from the dancers by Mrs. MacNeil, Captain Wein, and Chester D. Harding. The public was then asked to choose the Winners, the judges selecting them by the vohtme of applause. Given Shower. A miscellaneous shower was given for Miss Olga Block by Mrs. Julia Mainson and Mrs. Ben Nordqnist at the Martinson home on Thursday eve- of last week. The rooms were beautifully decor- ated and ,music and a delicious lunch* enn helped to make the evening a very pleased one. Block was the recipient of many useful and lovely gifts. There were about twenty persons present. Dead from Heart Trouble tion will come to Ortonville where they Mic ..... _  .... will take in the beauties of Big Stone noel mazot, wno Ior me past Lake n,, . .n t.. --a^ ^ . 29 years has furmshed vegetables to ................... hundreds of families in Ortonville an  t/ueen oz rne Lame wmcn was oevn Big Stone Cit dro .... dead from chartered for the occasion. hea .... '" l, lm .., I Delegates who will be in attendance rb msease mlS azcernoon a mree ........... o'clock, p. m., while working in his ] LeMurs, iowa; va wrote ana garden on his tract of lana -- te] Nma Berner; Defiance, Iowa: Helen ...... Hu bottom , - , ........ ] lsebus, - Helen McBride; Fonda, ms oeeen nls c W anu Dig = _ ,,  _ * ....... Ston f'it, . rt 14 -oe  ,o1 iowa: Agarzta Luzman, Inlnnle wel- old." ................. '] dauer; George I0wa, Avis Fie, Ray- mond Sudenga, Jane Freerks, Aima Mr. Matzol had become well known l ......... ..... uuenga; ora pmngs, owa: ms to people m this ucmty as a suc- . ....... ": ..... cescf.- ---a-^- : __,-u _ ...... , I laDel legel, Kttn tJraper, rlazel al IUIII. .tlS ptAkTll OI gruu][l{ fu:h#A eoln: Cm hlac 4- .... Schultz and Mabel Dershen; Drake, hom';s in this ectton, and it was while ]ler D'sSaaoh N:hn:errnRo?dlphBanent- attending this. that he was stricken.]  ; .. , .., .... a me, H a ........ #^a _. : .... ,  Jenny, llnn.: Wlllaro Kless;; lig tlc . .oo, .... ,1 i [one lvy: nev. rL w. hlas anti W airs cnmmu rev. W. F. Agte, ot ord ha been sent hs children hv- Dra;-ez ing elsewhere of hi death and that " eorNe D:, Rev--.H. J_Waekerbarth  . , . ot ta g , Iowa, Key. K. u. ersnen, funeral services will be held from the of Nora Springs, Iowa, Rev D C Catholic Church at Big Stone City, Hauck of St. Paul, Rev. E. J. Knopf S. Dak., on Sunday, June 18, at 10:00 of Stanton, Iowa, and the Reverend o'clock a. m., with Father Hepperle j. Kirkwood, and A. E. Hangen, be- officiating. sides Dr. B. F. Zuehl and Mrs. Zeuhl WORLD'S END NEAR, SAYS PRESIDENT'S BROTHER. Dr. Georg T. Harding, Jr., a phy- sician of Worthington, Ohio, and brother of President Harding, at the world conference of Seventh Day Ad- ventists in San Francisco recently oredicted that the end of the World is close at hand. He declares that indications from conditions in the world today point to the fact that we are living in the time predicted by the Prophets, the time preceding the second cming of Christ. He refused to predict an end before President Harding finished his term of office. Eahtonka Ad Correction. Attention is called to the ad of Chester,D. Harding on page two of this issue. The price in dan tickets has been materially reduced. will also be in attendance. The program is given below: Wednesday Eyeing.. . Rev. N.  Eller, Presiding. 8:00--Opening Exercises; Address of Welcome, Leonard Zahrbock; Re- sponse, Rev. H. J. Wackerbarth; President's Address: "How We Can Have a Worth-while Convention"; Unification Social. Thursday Morning. 9:00.reparatory Prayer Service; Registration and Organization; Re- ports of Officers and Department Superintendents. Thursday Afternoon. Rev. F. W. Agte, Presiding. 2:00,---Devotional and Bible Study on I Epistle of John; Purpose and Progress in the S. S.--St. Paul Dele- gate; Leadership and Instruction in the S. S., George, Delegate; General Discussion. Thursday Evening. Rev. R. C. Dershen, Presiding. 7:30.--Praise and Prayer Service; Address, "Three 'I am's' of a Great Christian, Rev. A. E. Hangen. Friday Morning. 9:00.--Devotional and Bible Study on II Epistle of John, Rev. H. W. Kalas; Roll Call and Business; "Worth While Prayer Meetings, Drake, Dele- gate; The Endeavorer's Devotional Life, Nora Springs, Delegate; Chris- tian Endeavor in the Church, LeMars, Delegate; The Spirit Back of the So- cialRev. J. Kirkwood; Our Best So- cial (open meeting). Friday Afternoon. Rev. D. C. Hank, Presiding. 2:00.Devotional and Bible Study, HI Epistle of John; Christian En- deavor Stewardship, Rev. F. W. Agte; Addres, "Clothed with Jesus Christ," Rev. A. E. Hangen. Friday Evening. Rev. tL J. Wackerbarth, Presiding. 7:30.-- Praise and Prayer; Expres- sion Meeting, "How the Pledge Has Helped Me"; "Address, "Dynamic for the Mechanics," Rev. A. E. Han- gen. Saturday Morning. 9:00.Devotional Service; Roll Call and Business; Our Standards of Ef- ficiency and Success (open meeting); The Educational Phase of Our Church, Dr. B. F. Zuehl. Saturday Afternoon. Outing and Reertion. Sunday Mornin . 9:45.---Sundav ScbolLocal Super- intendent presiding; Exposition of S. S. Lesson, Rev. R. C. Dershen; Ad- dress, "The Lord's Supper, According to Paul," Rev. A. E. Hangen; Corn- munivn Service. Sunday Afternoon. 2:30.--Missionary Praise Service; Missionary Round Table, (everybody chip in); Address, "Trgining for Work in the Kingdom," Dr. B. F. ZuehL Object In Attacks of Mag- nus Johnson, Aspirant to Governorship: Addressing an audience of about 350 farmers and businessmen from this vicinity, Magnus Johnson, Far- mer-Labor candidate for the office of Governor of this state, Judge Ferdi- nand Steidl of Wheaton, who opposes Senator Cliff, and Chas Salmonson, aspirrt to the office now held by J. D. Ross, opened their pre-primary campaign here Wednesday afternoon in the city park that day. Mayor JaN. A. Bailey opened the .meeting with an address of Welcome. Both Messrs. Steidl and Salmon- son, who preceded Mr. Johnson on the platform, gave lengthy talks on pres- ent econoc conditions in the state and nation, and evils existing in gov- ernmental management, blaming ,Big Business" and poor leadership for the troubles experienced in the past two years and the present time by both farmers and businessmen and promis- ing to fight for laws more favorable to the farming industry and especial- ly laying stress on their intention if elected, to investigate expenditures of the State Government, with the view of reducing taxes. Criticism of the record of Senator Cliff and Representative Ross were made frequently in a general way by all three of the speakers named, and more especially by Mr. Johnson. Johnson, who held his audience with a powerful voice, many gestures and story telling, said among other things that when he was in Sweden where he was born he used to drea of America; That he had heard of what a wonderful country this was but that in the last few years of his residence in the United States he had found that it was not all that it was pictured; that "big business" had control but that it would have to side step for the rule of the common peo- ple, for whom he claimed he has been fighting for many years. Referring to his fght for the far- mers, Johnson told how he had pre- pared the soil of the state of North Dakota for the seed that A.. C. Town- ley imd planted, claiming credit for the hold the Non-partisan League ob- tained on that state, and he assured his audience that he was going to fight just as hard to establish a govern- ment in this state of the common people. He recited several cases at the last session of the legislature wherein he claimed that the" packers had attempted to "do" the farmers and told of his record in defense of the farmers. The speaker admitted that conditions in the state of North Dakota under the rule of Townley did not show up as favorably as was ex- pected but he said that their trial, in that state was not a fair one because nf after war conditions and a general slump in the prices of farm products. He said, "Of course there were bank failures in North Dakota, but there were also bank failures in Minne- sota, but you didn't hear of them be- cause of a 'kept press'." Henrick Shipstead, candidate on the Farmer-Labor ticket for U. S. Sena- tor, who was scheduled to speak, did not arrive. Immediately preceding the  speech by Johnson, an organizer from the state headquarters of the Non-avti- san League addressed the meeting for a few minutes, finishing his,talk with an explanation of a fund that was needed to defray expenses in connec- tion with the coming campaign and to support the newspapers favorable to them. He said that the dues to the Non-partisan League which were for- merly $16 or $18 had been reduced, and all that they were asking for now was $6.50. This amount, he explain- ed, covers the subscription price to two Non-partisan League papers. The state organization, he said, was still in the hands of A. C. Townley. He sked for $1.00 from each erson present who had voted for Shipstead in the la election. The hat was passed by the olicitor and B. S. An- derson and the sum of $131.45 was obtained. From te fund received. if each man donated accovding to his vote, as was explained, the the 45c must have come from somoone who either was slightly below a tfty-[ per cent Shipstead man or rom one[ close to a one hundred and[fifty per] cent Shipstead supporter. The meeting was very suecessfulJ in the opinion of the speakers, who have been addressing various meet- ings over the state. Fined for Illegal Fishing. I4. J. Wentler, of Milan, was fined Sunday Evening. i $10.00 and $2.50 costs, by Justice O. 7:30.--Christian Endeavor, Local t C. Christenson of Milan, the first of President Presiding';, Presentation of[ the week for having in his possession Topic, Rev. H. J. Wackerbarth; Clos-[ an undersized pike. He was arrested ing Address, Be You to Hold it[ by Game Warden, Oscar Brigge, at High," Rev. A. F., Hangen, I the Lac qui Parle bridge that at the Ortonville postoffice alone more than $60,000.00 in money orders was sent to "out-of-town tax-payers." With the figures given by the local office as a basis, the even offices in the county, aside from this office, must easily havfl handled twice the amount. The figures given represent cash only. No estimate can be obtained on the amount of business than went to out-of-town houses on open ac- eourt. I,t can be stated with authority that not all of this volume of business went to the mail order houses at the pen of the farmers, but on the contrary a large portion of it was sent by peo- ple living in the different towns. Truthful and continuous advertising on the part of the merchants of the smaller towns, telling the people of their bargains, can keep thousands of dollars of this money in circulation at home. "Let the home merchant hold the sack while the mail-order houses get the cash and fill the bag," as it is often said, will work ruin to any town and the surreunding com- munity. John Salverson Found Dead In Bed Sunday 'John Salverson, formerly proprie- tor of the Viking Restaurant here was found dead in bed at the Park Hotel on Sunday. Mr. Salverson had been suffering from high blood pres- sure and death was attributed to that. Mr. Salverson was discovered by Mrs. Ella West, proprietor of the hotel, about eight o'clock Sunday morning, when she entered the room .to clean. Upon opening the door she noticed him still in bed and said to him, "Oh, you are resting," and left the room. She did not go back until about five o'clock in the afternoon and discovering lim in the same posi- tion she summoned W. A. Mittel- stedt, policeman. His body was re- moved to the undertaking parlors and a sister summoned. Burial took place at Danvers, Minnesota, where the body of his wife now rests. Mr. Salverson was about 60 years old. Births Exceed Deaths by 203 for County In 1921 Births in Big Stone County for 1921 exceeded deaths by 203, according to the records kept by the Minnesota State Board of Health and Vital, Sta- tistics, and filed by A. J. Chesley, ex- ecutive officer and state registrar for this county. Of the total deaths in the county, numbering 107, for 1921, 29 occured in of Graceville, 24 in Orton- ville, 9 in Prior township and 6 in Ot- rey township. Townships in which no deaths occured were Graceville and Moonshine, and the only village re- porting none was Correll. Graceville, which reported the larg- est number of deaths also reported the largest number of births, with a total of 64 out of the 310 for the coun- ty. Ortonville is second with 59, Ak- ron township, third, with 24, Prior township fourth, with 21, and Arti- choke fifth, with 20. Beardsley vil- lage only reported 12 with Browns Valley township but one short of that figure. Odessa township reported 19. Figures for 19Z0, the year previous, were, births 298 and deaths 99. Car Catches On 1Nre. C. C. Murphey, cigar manufacturer of this city, ran his Ford into a ditch and'escaped without injury, on Mon- day night, about two miles west of Beardsley, after his car had caught fire from a short-circuit in the wires leading from the storage battery. The top, body and chassis were complete- ly enveloped in flames within  few minutes after discovery and efforts to check them fafle& The ear was insured and adjustment was made to- day by a representative of the Home Insurance Company. Breahs Flower Pots. Sa night dancers enreute hoie in their autos left Ortonville with three broken flower tiles in the wake of their wild rush. The tiles had,been placed at the intersections on,econd street on Friday morning by 4he Women' Club and were being admired by the citizenry of Ortonville for the beautiful plants they cut, rain- ed. There were no lights to giv no- tice to the stranger of the presence of the tiles. That no damage was done to the occupants, whoever they may have been, or to their cars by the crockery is held as very fortunate. Wiil Sail for Europe. Ms Margre ebbott, formerly principal of the BjStone City High School, and Miss Carol Puder of Big Stone City, will sail from New York Harbor on une 17, for a three months sight-seeing tour of Europ BARBERRY BUSH ON DISPLAY AT THIS OFFICE Specimen D-ug from a Big Stone County Field Shows Need of Co-operation to Check Spread. = What is the cm.mon barberry bush ? Where does it grow and what does it look like ".' These are the questions most fre- quently asked by farmer wno have lately been convinced that the govern- ment and state experts are right in holding the common barberry solely responsible for the black rust which has caused millions of dollars worth of damage to the nation'fi cereal crops in past years. Farmers in this .vicinity have suf- fered huge losses from rust in the past. The fear that the scourge will attack what looks like a bumper yield this year is ver present in their cal- culations. They know that if there is an epidemic it is because the blight has developed on the leaves of the common barberry and spread to their grain. They have been told that a campaign of barberry eradication is in progress, that government and State Agents have made a survey showing where the barberry flourishes and that they have been urged to help. They are willing and anxious to do their bit but they are not clear as to just how to go about. They want to know where to search for the barber- ry and imw to identify it. ,A few old timers, who remember 'way back when the red berries were pick- ed to make wine and jelly, may recog- nize the bush but the newer gnera- tion, with an utilitarian eye only on usetul plants, has only a hazy con- ception of what the grain producer's gmest foe looks like. As a part of the aid it is contribu- ting to the anti-rust movement the Ortonville Independent has arranged to have a sample of the common bar- berry bush on display in this office. Farmers may come in and see it, note it carefully andthen go back and search their places for the pest. When they find it they shouhl promptly dig it up. It may already have ta. to spread rust to adjacent grain, where it will continue to travel thru the "fields, but its eradication means the saving of hundreds of bushels of wheat, rye, oats and barley in the future. The bush on display at the Indepen- dent was found in this county. It was dug up by N. A. Beck, county weed inspector and brought to the In- dependent for demonstration pur- poses. In eradicating the common barber- ry care should be taken not to con- fuse it with the Jap variety, which is harsh less. The latter may be dis- tinguished from its ruinous relative chiefly on account of the difference in raze and general appearance. The Jap barberry is a low spreading shrub with reddish bark, three or four and seldom more than five feet high. Its leaves are smaller and have smooth edges. The common barberry is a tall, erect bush, often growing twelve feet high. It has a grayish bark. Its berries are red and grow in clusters like currants. Its leaves are saw toothed. Both bushes have thorns, usually occurring singly on the Jap branches and in groups of three on the common bush. Anglers! Watch Your Step. As a word of caution to fisherman it is well to call attention to the state law prohibiting flshinK within 50 feet of a fishway. This is another of the "cannots" among the anglers' long list in the vicinity of Ortonville that must be remembered bevusa in the con- struction of the dam at the foot of the lake, which is now nearing com- pletion; a buck flshway is being made. The decision of Carlos Avery, state game and fish commissioner, to have included in the dam a fishway came shortly after work had been started. The flshway is being constructed un- der state regulations. Flies At Pine River. Jack Anderson, accompanied by Reuben Pfiueger left here on Satur- day afternoon for Pine River, with the former's plane where they staged n aerial exhibition in connection with a fish fry put on by the American Legion post of that city, of which John Martin, formerly of this city, is a "live" member. They returned on Tuesday afternoon, the trip having been made without incident. Both Anderson and Pflueger stated that the event at Pine River was a real drawing Pard and one that has put that town on the map as iaitia- ting a novel affair. They said there were close to 2,000 people in atten- dance and that several barrels of cleaned fish were consumed without anyone having to swsllow a chunk of brd to pick up lodged bone