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REMEMBER! BIG STONE COUNTY FAIR--CLINTON, SEPT. 11, 12, 13, 14. OF COURSE YOU'RE GOING! ! THE ORTONVILLE INI)I00PENDENT HI ORTONVILLE MINN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 52, 1922 NUMBER 17 Compensation Can NEAR.RIVER RESIDENTS PROTEST Yet Be Applied For There are a great many former PRESENT CITY SEWERAGE SYSTEM ervice men who believe that the time . SEPTEMBER 5TH limit has expired in which to make A_a*,^_ I'__ i"1 ...... , " . . ,:pplication for compensation for ser-I 2"lUtUt#. 1" 111 -cIpL U , i Dmchargmg of Refuse Into 'vice-incurred disabilities In a state- Licenses; seven lssuea Fd .... . : , [ l ver Below Dam Held as Many New Teachers Among l ment issued today 1rein the neaa- I  [ T f .... ;4- .... -^n rr t.^;.1 quarters, District Ten, United States I Licenses for small game hunting] .x.xtxt; xtx x,ultl List. First Day Will Be!veterans' Bureau, Minneapolis, this l received this week by count), auditor t rpmemc umess cepuc Devoted To Enrollment. is. hewn. not to be true, and we are.it A. V. Randall,. are being applied, for! Tanks Are U'A .... Mabel Thorstensen New endeavoring to clear all such doabts i at a rapid rate altho the hunting sea- Principal. i the minds of possible applicants, son does not open for two weeks-- FOR OF WHEAT IN FIELDS East Relief Represen- Appeal to Farmers For Sufferel Land. Chairmen Appointed. where Ruth gleaned are Minnesota farmers are pre- Send wheat to save the lives the Ephesians, the and the Colossians. Paul went with neither purse to spread the gospel, me- of the Near East Re- this fall in the name ox gospel and the)" carry with bread cast upon the waters centuries--ago. cast upon the waters was hich the Bible lands gave and the bread that shall is now being given as the tithe of a tithe of the is raised in the Red River Minnesota. of every thousand is of the wheat grow- of every 200 that shall from the field, approx- proportion that the glen- old days gathered behind Minnesota's State Fair Shouts Slogan; "Let's Go: Everything is ready! l The greatest attendance in the his- I tory of the Minnesota State Fair, l September 2 to 9, is expected by of- i ficials, as a result of the extraordin-i arc interest taken in its exhibits and! features, by the Northwest this year. The most stupendous program ever t attempted by any fair in the coun- i try has been arranged. The half mil-I , PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN TUESDAY lion visitors will find the fair pro- I gram one series of features after an-i General enrollment in the Orlon- other, all of international reputation . "I ville Public School will begin at 9 Feature of features will be Lilhan I o'clock on Tuesday morning, Sep- Boyer, who passes fram auto to acre- tmber 5, it was announced today by plane, and does unheard of stunts in lohn E. Palmer, superintendent, who the air. Sig. Haugdahl, premier auto stated that he expected tull enroll- racer of the world, and owner of a car which has traveled at the rate of 180 miles an hour, will break all world's records. A horse racing program, $22,000 in purses, has attracted an entry from all over the country. The educational program will be the biggest one ever attempted by the Fair. A big increase in premiums for livestock and other educational fea- aures has been announced. More than 5,000 head of stock and birds will be at the Fair. Machinery covering 3,- 250,000 square feet and valued at mil- lions, will be displayed- The lowest round trip rate enjoy- ed by the Fair for years has been giv- en the Fair. A visit to the Fair can be made this year for a round trip rate and athird. wheat growers their fields as did elTowII Officers Must of Bible times, it will to give this wheat a single grain from output." said George E. Director for Minnesota. is always some grain left the field, some sheaves the harvesters, some are lost in the harvest- "If these are picked this year they will save of children who another harvest, moan- deformed from starva- Order Weeds Cut District Inspector, Miller, Finds That Conditions Call For Action By Township Boards Township officers of Big Stone County must have cut at once all weeds along the roadsides. This demand is made by A. Miller, district weed inspector, of Barrett, Minnesota, who has just completed making a trip of inspection over Big Stone County in company with N. A. Beck of this city, county weed inspec- tor for the south part of the coumy. "1 find that the conditions prevail# ing along the highways in .nearly ev- ery township in the county call for the strict enforcement othe law," Mr. Miller said. Mr. Miller calls agtention of the township officers to See. 4, Chapter 320 of the General Satutes of Minne- sota, wherein it says: "The govern- ing board of each town, village, borough or city shall, at the expense of such ,municipality, cause all nox- ious weeds standing or growing upo.-. any public road or highway therein to be cut down between the first day of 3une and the 15th day of October following, as often as may be nec- essay- to prevent the ripening and scattering of seed of noxious weeds." Many officers, Mr. Miller said, are of the opinion that the work is to be done and charged against the abutt- ing property. This, however, is not true, but on the other hand is to be paid out of the general fund of such townships. Prompt cooperation with the weed inspectors is urged at this time and township officers are requested to de- lay in this matter no longer. Northfield's Postmaster Hears Radio Concert Through Electric Fan An unusual manifestation of radio possibilities occurred at the home of Postmaster C. S. Dougherty recent- ly, when a song, caught out of the air fromsomewbere and carried over the electric light wires, was trans- 0mitred into his room through the electric fan. It was between 11 and 12 o'clock at night as Mr. Dougherty was lying abed in his room, with the electric fan going, that he became aware of singing by a beautiful voice. He was fascinated by the sound, and in or- der to hear it the tbetter he rose and turned off the electric fan. Immedi- ately the voice ceased. When he again turned on the fan the singing was heard again, and Mr. Dougherty then understood that was the wonder- ful fairy named Radio that was fur- nishing him entertainment. A Western Union electrician who was here a few days later tated that radio message might readily be transmitted through an electric fan if the conditions were just right, as appeared to have been the case in this in stance.--Nortldield Independent. Christian Sdenee Lecture Christian Science Society of Orlon- rifle, cordially invites you and yaur friends to attend a lecture by Judge Samuel W. Green, C. S., of Louisville, Kentucky, at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, Sept., 3, at 3:00 P. M. All seats free. No collectiom The Christian Science lectures are full of useful inforxtion in a general way. is asked as some- a peace offering, a sacrifice for the privilege of this wheat unmolested by is not to be burnt or al- rot upon man-built altars be devoted to the practical )f relief in those lands where and where for more Years there has been no such security from an enemy. site of the inn where the registered for himself an who had started for refugee children from the 'and byways were gathered of the parable dinner, will slices of wheat bread and because of the bounty of in the vicinity of Grace- Halleck, Dawson, Fergus Falls, Crooks-ton, Valley and canby, that bounty is not forth- children whose ancestors the crowds of the day of and heard the granting of tongues will fill their the dust of the road- in the writhings of those agonies that accompany star- of the Near J. M. MacKendrick and are making the pilgrim- to county through Kittson, Lac qui Par- Norman. Ottertail, Polk, Wilkln and Yellow .rendering the assistance tn the selection of county to serve during the harvest arrangements with to handle the grain aPPear almost like manna in Where the Israelites were its timely appearance. 42 Bushels Acre on Bottoms to be the highest in this part of-the reported Tuesday when on the A. B. "home farm," local- between this city I City, S. Dak., shewed l of 294 bushe!s on a seven! or an average of 42 bushels of ground on which the had produced a rec- oats the year before. ]t a doubt the necessity ground if the best re- be obtained, for the land for several years. graded number one North- to Albert Lea who taught sei- athleHe instructor of Public Schools the past this year at AI- Stegner came out from Paul on Saturday and r visiting friends ment the opening day. The following are the list of teach- ers for the coming year. Altho this list appeared in this paper for the week of July 13, it is being published again at this time because of a change having been made since them High School Principal--Mabel Thors- tensen, Milwaukee, Wis. Normal TrainingMary Rouke, Min- neapolis. While August 9, 1922 was the last date to apply for a certificate of in- jury, application for compensation may be made up to "five years from date of discharge." The certificate of injury is for the purpose of al- lowing the man to apply for compen- sation at any time after this five year period, if his disability should begin to affect him to any appreciable degree. However, if five years have not elapsed since discharge and an ex-service man has a disabilfty now, which, however, may later develop into something of more serious na- ture, he should forthwith submit an application for compensatibn. Thfs will make his disability a matter of record, and even though now it may Language and History--Grace Fahn- not be rated as of a eampensabte de- ing, Waterville, Minnesota. gree, it will entitle him later on to English--Mildred George, Wrenshall, compensation and hospital treatment Minnesota. L,'indstrom,: if this particular disability grows Science---Edith L. Brocker, more serious. Those who failed to Minnesota. apply for the certificate of injury can Domestic Science--Carrie Hvland'i therefore now correct this oversight Flaxton, N. Dak. : Commercial--Mildred Thelin, Devils i by making immediate application for compensation. Lake, N. Dak. 1 Manual Training and Physical Educa-! tion--T. D. Fitzsimmons, Ortonville English I and LibrarianHster Clark, Ortonville. Music and DrawingHelen Vigen, Lake Park Minnesota. Junior High SchoolRuth E. Nelson Albert Lea, Minnesota. Sixth Grade---Jessie Utley, Ortonvflle. Fifth Grade---Genevieve Pirsch, Cale- donia, Minnesota. Fourth Grade---Ada Haines, Often- Four Injured When Auto Jack-Kllif00 Party From Milbank Returning From Ball Game Sunday Evening Nar-  rowly ESCalm Death A. D. McGovern of Milbank, S. ville. ! Dak., is a patient at Evangelical hos- Third Grade--Francis Scott, Staples, i pital in this city and three compan- Minnesota. Second Grade--Madeline Reyer, Col- by, Wisconsin. First Grade--Elizabeth Morris, Sis- seton, S. Dak. rwfll Be Some Wedding Say Those Who Are Planning It Not a solitaire detail will be/ left! undone to mar the effectiveness of i the wedding that is to take piae in l the display window of the Schoen-i Swenson Furniture Company of tls. city on the night of September 14. i Plans are going ahead with the great- ' eat care even to minor details and the public is assured of witnessing a .... ffl wedding with all the iJu, es and ruffles." Everything dll be free to the bride i and groom. They will be presented with a beautiful bed room suite by the c6mpny mentioned. The Korner Kale will prent them with a wed- ding cake, and O. M. Osen, Florist, will present them with the bridal bou- quet. I One restriction is made, however,; from that customary at private wed-I dings--you'll not be permitted to i kiss the bride. Who the couple are is still being withheld but announcement will be made next week. Ivory Found In Winona Gravel Pit Pieces of ivory, which probably are parts of an elephant's tusk, were found last week in a gravel pit near Winona, indicating that. the body of an American elephant was buried there thousands of years ago. The I ivory is being unearthed at a depth of twenty feet, close to a spot where a large tooth was found recently.-- 1 ions also of Milbank are wearing bruises as the result of an automo- bile accident which occurred near the Kanne: Tree, Claim on the YeLlow- stone Trail between this city and Odessa on Sunday afternoon about dusk, when the car in which they were riding jack-knifed. McGovern who was driving is suf- fering from three broken ribs and cuts upon his head and shoulders caused by having been'pinned beneath the car and from the glass fram the wind shield. His condition, however, is not serious. The party was returning from a ball game at Appleton between Ap- pleton and Milbank and according to McGovern, "had her wide open" when it suddenly jack-knifed, taking to the ditch. That no one was killed is said to be nothing short of a mir- ac!e. The car was greatly damaged. "Of course we had a few drinks," McGovern admitted, "but not enough *.o cause any of us to become intox- icated." All four of the injured were rush- ed to the hospital here by John Sand- gren, living on the Granite View' farm, who was notified of the accident by a neighbor. Upon his arrival in town Mr. Sandgren tiscovered people, who were standing about pointing at his car and heard some say, "See! He has run over a man and killed him. Look at the blood on the front wheels of his ear." Upon investigating Mr. $andgren found that the front wheel on the right side of his car as cover- ed with red barn paint which had spilled from a pail perched upon a box in his garage when he hurriedly backed his car out. Palm's Show Window Makes Hit With Eastern Trade Journal It has [ong been a known fact that when W. H. Palm of this city decides to "spruce-up" his show window (and that he does regularly) thatpeople passing it stop. Not only do they stop but they stay until their curiosi- ty has been satisfied and a thorough survey of his display been made. It is doubtful, however, if any of the hundreds of people who have viewed his "fish tank" realized the impor- tance that display carried in the opinion of the critics of -National prominence.. One of the leading trade journah of the United States, publishing -"'it s magazine at Camdon,' N. 3., printed the photograph used above in it's is- sue of August with a complete de- scription of the size, cost and other information beneficial to jewelers wishing to )rofit by Mr. Palm's ar- tistic tastes. Mr. Palm's window at this time is one that is entirely unique and rep- resents manF hundreds of dollars worth of Indian relies which he has been gathering during hi lifetime. September 16th. Reports of the quantity and kind of small game taken under the 1921 license have been made by the largest percentage of the hunters whose names were listed in this paper a short time ago, it was stated today by both Mr. Ramlall and Oscar Briggs, state game warden- To those who expect to apply for license this year it is highly essential that the ap- plicant get busy immediately and see that a report is made under his last year's tlcenae; Those who have been issued licen- ses this year are: Max Winter, John- son; Lauds Block, Ortonville; Louis Rus,. and William Russ, Beardsley; Herman Schwandt Odessa,, Mm.tin !Schoen and L. A Kaecher Ortoa- vilte. !Find Of Coal At Odessa Not Indication of Deposit When digging a wl recently on the Mews' property in *the village of Odessa coal was found in the form of one or two small chunks. These were sent to the Minnesota Geological Sur-l vey of the University for an opinion I as to the possibility of there being l I deposits worth exploring. W. H. gmmons, director o the Geological Survey in answering states: 1 "Letter and specimen to which it re- fers received. The material is a fair I grade of lignite, and if the deposit! were of large size, would be of value. Since the material was found in the glacial drift, it has no doubt beeu transported for a considerable dis- tance and there would be little chance of there being a large amount of it." Dredging Coal From River Is One Method of Supply "One way of getting coal here," writes an attorney living at Scranton, Pennsylvania to a oasin of his in Ortonville, "is to dredge it out of the river." So serious is the anthracite coal situation in that state that residents living right near the mines are likely to be short. He writes: "The anthracite coal strike has caused a very serious situation in tnls section. One way of getting it, how- ever, is to dredge it out of the river, it having washed down for many years from the up-river coal dtmps. During tho;e years it has wa:hed arouml like pebbles, and when taken from the river is small in size, but burns all right. ManF of the best families, taking no chances of failure to have their bins filled with the mine coal, are stocking-up with river coal." While the supply locally will be con- siderably late in arriving assurances, have been given that little hardship from lack of coal here is expected to result- McCallum To Exhibit Eight Short Horns At Minnesota State Fair Complaints from residents along the Minnesota River, south of this city, this week brought about an investi- gation by Mayor Jas A. Bailey and city health officer, Dr. H. J. Shelver as to the unsanitary conditions of the river, claimed to have arisen because of the construction of the present dam at the foot of Big Stone Lake. Investigation showed that since the dam was constructed early this spring no water has been passing over it, but instead the lake at this time is lower than when it was built, due to evapo- ration. Because of this the Minneso - ta river carlhes no water. Instead it carries the sewerage from the city of Ortonville. which enters the river be- low the dam and this, it is held, is dangerous not only to the residents along the river immediately south of the dam but to the residents of the city of Ortonville and those of Big Stone City, S. Dak. To the people of Ortonvflle the fact that the sewerage enters the river be- low the dam without passing thru the sceptic tanks undoubtedly comes as news, but this has been the cae since their erection several years ago, it is said. Fear is expressed that an epidem- ic of typhoid fever may result if present conditions are left unchanged. Either the dam must be opened to per- mit water to pass thru it or the city of Ortonville must make provision t place the sceptic tanks in workable order, thereby relieving the river of serving as a damping ground. This opinion is not only expressed by the residents along the river but it is that of Dr. H. J. Shelver, city health officer who made the state- ment that one or the other of the two remedies must be made and made im- mediately. Aggreived persons along the river do not'object so much to the stoppage of the water by the dam but they do object to the sewerage that is now emptying into the river. r !Teacher Who Taught 24 Years Without Being Absent Single Day, Dead Funeral services for Lydia Evelyn Tompkins, who died in this city on August 25, at 7:30 p. m. were held from the Congregational Church at Appleton, Minnesota, Sunday after- noon at 3 p. m., teverend Barnes, pastor of that church and Reverend Burns, pastor of the Methodist Epis- copal Church, officiated. Intermeht was made in the Appleton cemery, The immediate cause of Miss Tomp- kins' death was given as kidney trou- blt. She was operated on, the first of August, at the GraceviUe hospital and after a brief stay there was brought to the home of Mrs. Ella Rothwell here, where she was at the time of death. She returned to the hospital on the 12tla of August for an examination and on the 17th Miss Martha Rothwell motored to Gracer ville for her. Miss Tompkins was re- ported as recovering from her opera- tion at that time but kidney trouble developed which ended in her death. She was under the care of Miss Anne Leaving today for the MinneSota Sehlimme, trained nurse. State Fair Gilbert and Morris Me-I Miss Tompkins taught school for 24 Callum, of'the Lismore Stock Farm, 1 years, during, which t. _sle held a ;,, p,q,,, t,wnahin are accomnanvin recora xor not navmg mmeea a smgm eight head "of"pure-b Shog Horn day or part of day from her duties. cattle, which will be placed on ex- he taught for three years in" the hibhion and entered in competition with the best that are raised and bred from all parts of the United States. In the lot are two of the McCallum herd bulls, the rest being heifers and young bulls. All of the animals are of splendid fitting and are in tip-top shape, representing Big Stone County for the first time in the Cattle Divi- sion of Minnesota's gret state fair. The MeCallurns have been putting into practise for many years that much heralded slogan, "More Cattle More Hogs--More Corn," and are finding it not only i paying but highly interesting and a worth-while method of, farming. That they return with blue ribbons is the wish of every livestock breeder of Big Stone County. HARRIS-DOYLE On Wednesday evening, August 80, Miss Margaret Doyle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. IC Doyle of Belling- ham, and Glen Harris of this city were quietly married by the Reverend Paul J. Bockoven. Mrs. Harris has made her residence in this city for the past year or more. Mr. Harris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris and is the proprietor of "the Ortonville Tire Shop. They will make their home in this c. kindergarten department of the Or- tonville schools, two years under Superintendent, Warren, and one year under Superintendent HilL In accordiance with M}ss Tompkins' request no obituary was given at the funeral or is being published in the press. Eahtonka Will Feature Mrs. Harding Sept. 2rid. Mrs. Chester D. Hatding,'whe was formerly Mrs. Vernon Cufle trader- study in the famous show, Watdt Your Step", is to give two exhibition dances at Eathonka Pavilion here on Saturday night, Sept. 2, starting promptly at 9:30. This will he the first exhibition Mrs. Harding will have given since her arrival in this city early in the summer ,mad Mr. Harding, manager of the pavilion, an- ticipates a record attendance on that evening. Besides the exhibition dances by Mrs. Harding there will be Slmelal decorations, streamers, and confetti furnished without charge to tl dane- era. Music w|ll be by Harding and his Melody "5" Suprem Mrs.: W. D. Gowan and children left the latter part of the week fur Mm tevideo, to visit Mrs. Gowan's pam Mr. and Mrs. T. Kelly, "-  i