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SEPTEMBER 15, 1921 0rtonville Independent EVERY THURSDAY by the &amp; Merchants Printing Co. President Harris, Vice-president L. E. Lundgren, Secreta Walter Dinnell, Treasurer BOARD OF DIRECTORS John Kaercher Witte Walter I)innell Olsom L.E. Lundgren Grace F. Kaercher A. B. Kaercher Managing Editor EricksHma . Associate Editor as second-class matter 1920, at the post office at Minn., under the Act of 8, 1879. $2.00 PER YEAR Rates am Application St. Advt. Representative. SELECT LIST. Bank, - St. Paul - Minneapolis Representative ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FOREST FIRES. Ls indeed strange that after all disasters in the cut-over of northern Minnesota from that instead of waiting flames of the unquenchable upon them, in a period of people of that section since cleared tracts of villages and cities, and distances in the court- of sufficient area to make refuge for all the inhabitants sfletion. The loss of property say nothing of the lives no doubt amounts to more cost of such clearings, and would be a permanent and a source of revenue a short time alone would pay be better for the state to zn Such work of permanent ira- than to employ fire mar- watch thousands of acres of rubbish, and make spec- expensive rushes annual- of a blazing wil- unproductive vegetation ave the shifting of deluge of rain fall, or the by the flames of everl- can stop the hole- fire breaks of a per- nature can be made, but no of fire marshals can prevent them out after un- not act when there is hinder the Work of pro- LrIVE PLAN. Sydney Anderson has a plfin which if followed practical lius and embodied and simple and under of the actual dirt farmer, working solely own interests, will be a boon to the agricultural interests nation, but to every other business, because if there thing that the farers of need more than any is adequate financing at a rate of interest, for a long Period to turn over his pro- every kind. it.is of special importance, of the low price of all kinds high price of pork, and necessity of the all-grain over to diversified requires the use of for a longer period. increase the farmers in- Consequently his power to seal the wt it IT TAKES ENERGY. Co-operation, unity of purpose, and the whole-hearted support by mem- bers of the local Legion post has been responsible for the successful termin- ation of every undertaking that body has set out to accomplish and when we recall the efforts that have been made to organize and maintain an active Commercial Club for the city of Ortonville it appears to us that one solution of the problem would be to include in its officers and member- ship some of the younger blood of the city. I If the same amount of energy and I work was put forth to further the in- terests of the city itself and the set- ting forth of its tadvantages over other towns in the western part of the state, with a view to some permanent benefit resulting, there is no question but what Ortonville would soon be- come a commercial and social center far beyond its present status. CONSERVATION THE WORD. In our drunken period of expansion, speculation and inflation and the cell- sequent dealing and indulging in high figures and high finance privately and publicly, taxes have increased to a point that is unparalled, and unbear- able. We are informed that in one of the consolidated school districts the tax on a quarter section of land is $397.37 annually. This is nothing more or less than confiscation, and relief of some kind should be pro- vide<]. It is mighty easy to plunge head-over-heels into debt but it is not so easy to get out. Drastic meas- ures must be taken to cut down taxes and it can only be done by cutting down expenses. Qttertail Co. To Connect. The wire for the new electric line has been strung from Bellingham to Odessa and is now ready to be con- nected up as soon as the transformers are in place. The trinsformers were received this week and the new cur- rent should be turned on in another two or three weeks.-- Bellingham Times. In a certain town the women, have organized a secret society for the swapping of secrets. THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT { WEDDINGS j VanAseh-McCord. At seven o'clock Saturday evening at Webster, S. D., George Van Asch and Miss May McCord of this city were united in marriage by Rev. Wood at the Episcopal church. Mrs. Mary McCord, mother of the bride, was present at the wedding. The bride was gowned in a brown travelling suit with hat to match. The young couple will spend several flays in Minneapolis after which they will return to Ortonville to make their home. Mrs. VanAsch was night operator at the Northwestern Telephone Com- pany for several years and Mr. Van- Asch night clerk at the Columbian' Hotel. GUNDERSON-CLIFF. Dr. Francis N. Cliff, well known phy- sician and surgeon of this city and Miss Francis Ruth Gunderson, of Ver- million, were married at that city on Tuesday, August 30. Dr. Cliff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff of Ortonville, where Mr. Cliff is a practicing attorney. He has been located in Milbank for the past three yeaz% and during that time has built up a splendid business as well as made a host of friends. The following is taken from the Vermillion Plain Talk regarding the ceremony, which will be of interest to the friends of Dec: "A very quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gunderson, 204 Center street, Tues- day, when their daughter, Miss Fran- ces Gunderson, was united in marriage to Dr. F. Neill Cliff of Milbank, S. D., Rev. T. L. Flood officiating. "The couple took their place to the strains of Grieg's wedding march, played by Miss Lucille Murtha of Elk Point. They were unattendetk "The bride was dressed in her go- ing  away suit of Srown Columbia cloth and wore a corsage of roses and babies' breath. Following the cere- mony, a four course luncheon was served, the tables being decorated with roses and asters. "Dr. and Mrs. Cliff left immediate- ly for a short wedding trip after i TRAIL CAFE NELS ' NOERD, Proprietor Located next to the Pure Oil Filling Statio00 near the depot Serves Home-Cooked Meals and Lunches which they will make their home in Milbank, S.D. * "Mr. Earl Cliff of Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. Richard Vanderstoep of Ir- wood, Iowa, were out of town guests. "The editor of Plain Talk has no personal acquaintance with the hus- band, but we can tell the people of Milbank that they are taking from our midst one of the popular young ladies of Vermillion. And we join the many friends in extending con- gratulations and best wishes. May the newlyweds enjoy all the happiness and prosperity that is their .due.-- Herald-A dvance--Milbank. Proper Marketing Enhances Profit "Fruits to bring the best price on the market must be clean and put in clean,neat packages," says Le Roy Cady, associate horticulturist, Uni- versity Farm. "Appearances cut a diced figure ha marketing products. People buy at a good price because the products look good. A good ex- ample bf this is the ready sale of the Ben Davis apple. It has a rel color and look good, but by many it is con- sidered of poor quality; yet it far outsells many better sorts." Ball Games, Good Music, Athletic Sports, and general good time for atd young is assurred at the Whet- stone Valley Fair, ISeptember 21, 22, and 23. NOW and then we feel as if e've got to talk about the quality of the lumber we sell. There is just as much difference in lum- ber as tlere is in leather or an y other commodity. Wll-season- ed lumber compares with well- taulcd leather. If you want to be a well pleased patron, visit US. Geier Lumber Co. PAGE $ e Automobile @ Overhauling At prices that are right. All work guaranteed. I am located ,in the base- ment of Alvah Matthews "garage. Give me A Trial. 0. B. Jacobson Nothing but the Best Good Enough When you have a blow- out that tears a big hole in the inner tube. Then you want the patch vul- canized, not calld cement- ed. The is true with cas- ings. You get the most satisfaction and the best service with tubes that have the seam vulcanized together instead of ce- ,mented. You'll know what this is worth when you try one. Our prices give them to you at the same cost. Specify Tubes with the Vulcanized Seam When You Buy. For Sale Here Ortonville Vulcanizing Shop UUlIlUlII IIIIII11111111111111151 IIII TH E FRIENDSHIP OF sincere men and the good- will of a strong Bank are helpful in the accomplish- ment of anything worth while. The man who has neither is neglecting a n important avene to success. WE Solicit YOUR Patronage | Make A00angements Now for Your , Requirements for HEATING and PUJMBING According to the news articles e read in the daily papers, 'the muskrats are building their houses early--and larger. Pretty good indica - fion, for nature's intimate friends usually get "tipped off." Don't wait until we are rushed with "hur- ried orders," see us NOW. It costs no more. A[If;UST LINDERT ORTONVILLE It enablees a merchant to serve his customers better, and to increase his prestige. Because it gives him a quicker and more dependable deliv- ery service---and at low cost. The gasoline consumption is unusually low The tire mileage is unusually high ALVAH I. MATTHEWS OrtonviUe Minn. SEPTEMBER 15, 1921 0rtonville Independent EVERY THURSDAY by the & Merchants Printing Co. President Harris, Vice-president L. E. Lundgren, Secreta Walter Dinnell, Treasurer BOARD OF DIRECTORS John Kaercher Witte Walter I)innell Olsom L.E. Lundgren Grace F. Kaercher A. B. Kaercher Managing Editor EricksHma . Associate Editor as second-class matter 1920, at the post office at Minn., under the Act of 8, 1879. $2.00 PER YEAR Rates am Application St. Advt. Representative. SELECT LIST. Bank, - St. Paul - Minneapolis Representative ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FOREST FIRES. Ls indeed strange that after all disasters in the cut-over of northern Minnesota from that instead of waiting flames of the unquenchable upon them, in a period of people of that section since cleared tracts of villages and cities, and distances in the court- of sufficient area to make refuge for all the inhabitants sfletion. The loss of property say nothing of the lives no doubt amounts to more cost of such clearings, and would be a permanent and a source of revenue a short time alone would pay be better for the state to zn Such work of permanent ira- than to employ fire mar- watch thousands of acres of rubbish, and make spec- expensive rushes annual- of a blazing wil- unproductive vegetation ave the shifting of deluge of rain fall, or the by the flames of everl- can stop the hole- fire breaks of a per- nature can be made, but no of fire marshals can prevent them out after un- not act when there is hinder the Work of pro- LrIVE PLAN. Sydney Anderson has a plfin which if followed practical lius and embodied and simple and under of the actual dirt farmer, working solely own interests, will be a boon to the agricultural interests nation, but to every other business, because if there thing that the farers of need more than any is adequate financing at a rate of interest, for a long Period to turn over his pro- every kind. it.is of special importance, of the low price of all kinds high price of pork, and necessity of the all-grain over to diversified requires the use of for a longer period. increase the farmers in- Consequently his power to seal the wt it IT TAKES ENERGY. Co-operation, unity of purpose, and the whole-hearted support by mem- bers of the local Legion post has been responsible for the successful termin- ation of every undertaking that body has set out to accomplish and when we recall the efforts that have been made to organize and maintain an active Commercial Club for the city of Ortonville it appears to us that one solution of the problem would be to include in its officers and member- ship some of the younger blood of the city. I If the same amount of energy and I work was put forth to further the in- terests of the city itself and the set- ting forth of its tadvantages over other towns in the western part of the state, with a view to some permanent benefit resulting, there is no question but what Ortonville would soon be- come a commercial and social center far beyond its present status. CONSERVATION THE WORD. In our drunken period of expansion, speculation and inflation and the cell- sequent dealing and indulging in high figures and high finance privately and publicly, taxes have increased to a point that is unparalled, and unbear- able. We are informed that in one of the consolidated school districts the tax on a quarter section of land is $397.37 annually. This is nothing more or less than confiscation, and relief of some kind should be pro- vide<]. It is mighty easy to plunge head-over-heels into debt but it is not so easy to get out. Drastic meas- ures must be taken to cut down taxes and it can only be done by cutting down expenses. Qttertail Co. To Connect. The wire for the new electric line has been strung from Bellingham to Odessa and is now ready to be con- nected up as soon as the transformers are in place. The trinsformers were received this week and the new cur- rent should be turned on in another two or three weeks.-- Bellingham Times. In a certain town the women, have organized a secret society for the swapping of secrets. THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT { WEDDINGS j VanAseh-McCord. At seven o'clock Saturday evening at Webster, S. D., George Van Asch and Miss May McCord of this city were united in marriage by Rev. Wood at the Episcopal church. Mrs. Mary McCord, mother of the bride, was present at the wedding. The bride was gowned in a brown travelling suit with hat to match. The young couple will spend several flays in Minneapolis after which they will return to Ortonville to make their home. Mrs. VanAsch was night operator at the Northwestern Telephone Com- pany for several years and Mr. Van- Asch night clerk at the Columbian' Hotel. GUNDERSON-CLIFF. Dr. Francis N. Cliff, well known phy- sician and surgeon of this city and Miss Francis Ruth Gunderson, of Ver- million, were married at that city on Tuesday, August 30. Dr. Cliff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff of Ortonville, where Mr. Cliff is a practicing attorney. He has been located in Milbank for the past three yeaz% and during that time has built up a splendid business as well as made a host of friends. The following is taken from the Vermillion Plain Talk regarding the ceremony, which will be of interest to the friends of Dec: "A very quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gunderson, 204 Center street, Tues- day, when their daughter, Miss Fran- ces Gunderson, was united in marriage to Dr. F. Neill Cliff of Milbank, S. D., Rev. T. L. Flood officiating. "The couple took their place to the strains of Grieg's wedding march, played by Miss Lucille Murtha of Elk Point. They were unattendetk "The bride was dressed in her go- ing  away suit of Srown Columbia cloth and wore a corsage of roses and babies' breath. Following the cere- mony, a four course luncheon was served, the tables being decorated with roses and asters. "Dr. and Mrs. Cliff left immediate- ly for a short wedding trip after i TRAIL CAFE NELS ' NOERD, Proprietor Located next to the Pure Oil Filling Statio00 near the depot Serves Home-Cooked Meals and Lunches which they will make their home in Milbank, S.D. * "Mr. Earl Cliff of Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. Richard Vanderstoep of Ir- wood, Iowa, were out of town guests. "The editor of Plain Talk has no personal acquaintance with the hus- band, but we can tell the people of Milbank that they are taking from our midst one of the popular young ladies of Vermillion. And we join the many friends in extending con- gratulations and best wishes. May the newlyweds enjoy all the happiness and prosperity that is their .due.-- Herald-A dvance--Milbank. Proper Marketing Enhances Profit "Fruits to bring the best price on the market must be clean and put in clean,neat packages," says Le Roy Cady, associate horticulturist, Uni- versity Farm. "Appearances cut a diced figure ha marketing products. People buy at a good price because the products look good. A good ex- ample bf this is the ready sale of the Ben Davis apple. It has a rel color and look good, but by many it is con- sidered of poor quality; yet it far outsells many better sorts." Ball Games, Good Music, Athletic Sports, and general good time for atd young is assurred at the Whet- stone Valley Fair, ISeptember 21, 22, and 23. NOW and then we feel as if e've got to talk about the quality of the lumber we sell. There is just as much difference in lum- ber as tlere is in leather or an y other commodity. Wll-season- ed lumber compares with well- taulcd leather. If you want to be a well pleased patron, visit US. Geier Lumber Co. PAGE $ e Automobile @ Overhauling At prices that are right. All work guaranteed. I am located ,in the base- ment of Alvah Matthews "garage. Give me A Trial. 0. B. Jacobson Nothing but the Best Good Enough When you have a blow- out that tears a big hole in the inner tube. Then you want the patch vul- canized, not calld cement- ed. The is true with cas- ings. You get the most satisfaction and the best service with tubes that have the seam vulcanized together instead of ce- ,mented. You'll know what this is worth when you try one. Our prices give them to you at the same cost. Specify Tubes with the Vulcanized Seam When You Buy. For Sale Here Ortonville Vulcanizing Shop UUlIlUlII IIIIII11111111111111151 IIII TH E FRIENDSHIP OF sincere men and the good- will of a strong Bank are helpful in the accomplish- ment of anything worth while. The man who has neither is neglecting a n important avene to success. WE Solicit YOUR Patronage | Make A00angements Now for Your , Requirements for HEATING and PUJMBING According to the news articles e read in the daily papers, 'the muskrats are building their houses early--and larger. Pretty good indica - fion, for nature's intimate friends usually get "tipped off." Don't wait until we are rushed with "hur- ried orders," see us NOW. It costs no more. A[If;UST LINDERT ORTONVILLE It enablees a merchant to serve his customers better, and to increase his prestige. Because it gives him a quicker and more dependable deliv- ery service---and at low cost. The gasoline consumption is unusually low The tire mileage is unusually high ALVAH I. MATTHEWS OrtonviUe Minn. ,M  TURE S TRISUTIO" PROHISlTED Y SEPTEMBER 15, 1921 THE ORTONVILLE INDEIPENDE2Cr PAGE $ ville Independen( lILIes EVERY TllURSDAY &_'ee, Presidtmt Harlls Vtpt L. ] Ltmdgrcv. Secretsy ...__ WeJt Dlnnell, Tasuret [I IlOKp OF DIRECTORS Itlla John Krcher Witte Walter Dinnell *t 0la L.E. Lundgrea tak  Gre F. Kher .._..._ & B. Keeher L  . Menagtng Editor Igtllmea . AJmetate ]lilor e ond-ell matter 18, 1920, gt the post omee at Mi, tmder the At t 8, IS. IT TAKES ENERGY. 4 WID @ which they will mak their home in I ................................ I I GS J] ........... "ll bars of the loel Legion post has been VaAh-McCord* and Mrs. Richard Vanderstvep of 1' i[ reponsib]e for the suessfl terrain At seven o'cik Saturday eye.in wood Iowa we out of town guest aLien of eve dertaking that body at Webster, S D. George Van Asc g "The edRor of Plain Talk has no has set out to aomp]ish and when and M s May MeCord of this fit, personal acquaintance with the hus we reell the efforts that have beenlwe united in malTiage by Roy Wood band, but we can tell the people of I C ..... " .... ' .... IM Cod m ...... " bre  ................. II made to organize and ma n a n an at the Epiopal huh M Ma, Milbank that they are, taking fm of Ortoville it appears to us that]present'at the wedding. ' hadies of Vermillion. And we join] one solution of the problem would be The blide was owned in a brown the many frlen& Jn extendig ton- I ship some of the younger blood of The voun  couple will sven d severt the newlds enoy all the happiness l to include in its omcers and member- travellin suit with hat to match gratulations 3lid s WJSh Ma the city. days'in Mnnea- I" afro- -hi h th and prosperity that is their lue,-- If the same amount of energy ad will return to OrtJnville t make thei Hera]d-Advan--MILhank. work w put forth to further he - home. terest of the city itself and the set- Mrs. VanAseb w night operator ling forth of its tadvautages ever at the Nolhwestern Telephone Corn- other towns in the western part of the pany for sevmal years Slid Mr. Van. state, with a vew to some permanent Aseh night clerk at the Columbian "Fruits to bring the best pce on benefit sulting, there is an questlor Hotel, but what Ortonville would sn b come a commercial and social centel GUNDERSON-CLIFF, Cady, ssoeiate horticulturist, Uni- far beyond its present status. Automobile Overhauling At prices that are right. All work Nothing but the Best is Good Enough When you have a blow- out tha tes a big hole in the inner tube. Then you want the patch 1- ....or ea, ..... t- ed The is tree with e- ings, You get the most satisfaction and  best  with tubes that have the sm waleanized together instead of co. ,mented. Youql know what thls is worth when you try or. Our prices f# "them to you at the mine eos Sify Tub with th Vulcized Seam Wh You Buy, For Sale H OrtonviHe Vulcanizing Shop P*I]ION 2 P Dr Francis N Cliff ell kn ph $ .00 ER YEAR , own L ...... -- sicia. d surgeon of this city and Wtl Rat  Appliton CONSERVATION THE WORD. Miss Fneis Ru Gundenn of Ver - "" In our dnken period of expan on m II on, were married at that e y on tWtern Advt. Retative. spulation and inflation an the cow Tuesday, Augus 30. INNESOTA SELECT LIST. sequent dealing and indulging in high I Dr. Cliff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. hpge Bank, . . S Paul figures aud high finance privately aud ; Cliff of Ortonville, where Mr. Cliff is ' h St .... Minneapelis publicly, tax have inezad to a a pctieln attorney. He h been  point that is unparalted, d unbeat- I,ted in Milbank for the pt three ' A   able. We a informed that in one yea, and cluing that time has built !@R,CASSN  of the consolidated school districts the up a splendid business s well as made --7 " tx on a quoter section of land is a host of friends. ANNUAL $397,37 annually. This is nothing The following is taken froa the h i FOREST FIRES. mn or les than eonfiatinn, aml Veinion Piton Talk garding the deed st,nge that after all lief of me kind hould be pro-i ceremony, which wUI be of intest to lTitbndahntMi:tnho:fOU:iifr had-ovIrt.heelsm h ae: utPljt ga] thfrvrd qu Dv ............ [ th e fl' l g not o easy to get out Drastic mess at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. re uaomen s of the unqueaehable u must be taken to cut down taxes Gundean, 204 Center strut, Tues- ht te ethelnea' ? P erred of and ...... be done by ..... iday whe the'r daughr MiF .... ' pope o t at sectton d epe ses , n , . , . nO%h on x n lees Gunderson, was umte,n mm'rla Io ng vSlii/l leaadeacts  ........ F ......................... oaVehennt  gs q 1, s,a 0ttertail Co, To Connt. ires T L Food omea ng [B "mstmans * 'n tne court ,rle wire for the new electric Iine "The couple took their pl to the ft o- su.e en area o mae , h rafu f ha bee rang from Be ngham o stratus of Gr,egs wedding ma, ! " .oss o p P Y nted up as sn as the transformerst Point , The>- were uttende<k :e:e,ve= ::k==: eu, * CJttrln w ' rent should be tued on in another' cloth d wo a eoage of rosesand  nff anU/dsbuer  :nenue t .......................... i]babies' ...................... t (t short tittle alone would Times- I mny' a four ur luncheon was 11 e pay __ ,1, the tbl being decorated Weld " .... I In a certain tol the wome hovel wth ros and asters. itia sl w ....... G ?.tneim r- ........ ed .................. "D ........................ } ,-or th ........... . ..... I l hoe rk of per an n " swapping of seet ly for a short wedding trip after r  atch thnund of as of[   t[e rubbish, and make sp- d expeusiw she* armuI-] I ttt' fi]m"fnthlngf ur'Prductive..T the shiftingvegttatlning "ib Iof The T00!L CAFE )or eebtuRthl% can s op the he o-Jl -.--- , t Imture can be made, bat noel r of fl mahals eu prevent 'es or put them out after un- rl$ , Why not t wh the is u,  d ..... w ........ Located next to the Pure Oil b. 6&'e0LAN" Filling Station near the depot 4eman Sydney Andeon has t% a plfin which if followed ,,., ,.a d emo,,d Serves Home-Cooked Irt d simpe and under ; oflf the '] d[" ...... Meals and Lunches 1[- nalddle-men rking solely o intests, will be a boon tY t the ageienltul intents : lmtion, but to every other business, ba if, the ot ,  tt th .......  WE Solicit YOUR Patronage ry **d mary th y ' i Is adequate fincing at a e t-zte of hltet for a long Period to tun, over his pro- every kind, " I ttew it.is of special important, l ef tlt e low pri of all kinds 'nd high price of pork, add ehangi,sity of the all*grain ng er to divelifled lhieh qulres the use of : tot a Ion,z per od II ivero the [ae in- eti I: , d consequently his power to : Make ,ements Now  for Your ,  Requirements e for HEATING and PLUMBING According to the news articles 0re read in the daily papers, he muskrats are building their houses early--and larger. Pretty good indiea2 t!on; for nature's int!mats friends usually get "tipped off." Don't wait until we are rushed with "hur- ried orders," see us NOW. It costs no more. AUGUST LINDERT Proper Marketing Enhances Profit the rket mast be clean and put in clean,neat packages/' says Le Roy versity Fa. "Appearans cut a diced figut ha marketing products. People buy at a gd price bau the produet look good. A good ex- ample *f this is the ready sle of the Ben Davis apple. It has a r] color and look good, but by many it is con- slderod of poor quality; ,et it far outsells many better sorts." all Games, Good MUSIC, Athletic Sports, d genel good time for old a.d ynun is assued at the Whet- stone Valley Fair, ISeptember 21, 22, and 23. ATTEIVTION--1"0 A LuBER l NOW and then we feel s if 've got to talk about [he qIity of the lumber wo 11, Thel is iut as much dffereee in ktm- her as tffere is in leather or any other commodity. Wll.oaon. d lumber compares with ll- tanned leather. If you want to be a well pleased patron, xdsit us. i Geier Lumber Co. iI guaranteed. I am located ,in the base- ment of Alvah Matthews "garage. Give me A Trial. O.B. Jacobsen CITIZENS NATIONAL BANI T H E FRIENDSHIP O F sincere men and the good- wffi of a strong Bank are helpful in the accomplish. meat of anything worth while. The man who has neither is neglecting a n important avenle to success. SEPTEMBER 15, 1921 0rtonville Independent EVERY THURSDAY by the & Merchants Printing Co. President Harris, Vice-president L. E. Lundgren, Secreta Walter Dinnell, Treasurer BOARD OF DIRECTORS John Kaercher Witte Walter I)innell Olsom L.E. Lundgren Grace F. Kaercher A. B. Kaercher Managing Editor EricksHma . Associate Editor as second-class matter 1920, at the post office at Minn., under the Act of 8, 1879. $2.00 PER YEAR Rates am Application St. Advt. Representative. SELECT LIST. Bank, - St. Paul - Minneapolis Representative ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FOREST FIRES. Ls indeed strange that after all disasters in the cut-over of northern Minnesota from that instead of waiting flames of the unquenchable upon them, in a period of people of that section since cleared tracts of villages and cities, and distances in the court- of sufficient area to make refuge for all the inhabitants sfletion. The loss of property say nothing of the lives no doubt amounts to more cost of such clearings, and would be a permanent and a source of revenue a short time alone would pay be better for the state to zn Such work of permanent ira- than to employ fire mar- watch thousands of acres of rubbish, and make spec- expensive rushes annual- of a blazing wil- unproductive vegetation ave the shifting of deluge of rain fall, or the by the flames of everl- can stop the hole- fire breaks of a per- nature can be made, but no of fire marshals can prevent them out after un- not act when there is hinder the Work of pro- LrIVE PLAN. Sydney Anderson has a plfin which if followed practical lius and embodied and simple and under of the actual dirt farmer, working solely own interests, will be a boon to the agricultural interests nation, but to every other business, because if there thing that the farers of need more than any is adequate financing at a rate of interest, for a long Period to turn over his pro- every kind. it.is of special importance, of the low price of all kinds high price of pork, and necessity of the all-grain over to diversified requires the use of for a longer period. increase the farmers in- Consequently his power to seal the wt it IT TAKES ENERGY. Co-operation, unity of purpose, and the whole-hearted support by mem- bers of the local Legion post has been responsible for the successful termin- ation of every undertaking that body has set out to accomplish and when we recall the efforts that have been made to organize and maintain an active Commercial Club for the city of Ortonville it appears to us that one solution of the problem would be to include in its officers and member- ship some of the younger blood of the city. I If the same amount of energy and I work was put forth to further the in- terests of the city itself and the set- ting forth of its tadvantages over other towns in the western part of the state, with a view to some permanent benefit resulting, there is no question but what Ortonville would soon be- come a commercial and social center far beyond its present status. CONSERVATION THE WORD. In our drunken period of expansion, speculation and inflation and the cell- sequent dealing and indulging in high figures and high finance privately and publicly, taxes have increased to a point that is unparalled, and unbear- able. We are informed that in one of the consolidated school districts the tax on a quarter section of land is $397.37 annually. This is nothing more or less than confiscation, and relief of some kind should be pro- vide<]. It is mighty easy to plunge head-over-heels into debt but it is not so easy to get out. Drastic meas- ures must be taken to cut down taxes and it can only be done by cutting down expenses. Qttertail Co. To Connect. The wire for the new electric line has been strung from Bellingham to Odessa and is now ready to be con- nected up as soon as the transformers are in place. The trinsformers were received this week and the new cur- rent should be turned on in another two or three weeks.-- Bellingham Times. In a certain town the women, have organized a secret society for the swapping of secrets. THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT { WEDDINGS j VanAseh-McCord. At seven o'clock Saturday evening at Webster, S. D., George Van Asch and Miss May McCord of this city were united in marriage by Rev. Wood at the Episcopal church. Mrs. Mary McCord, mother of the bride, was present at the wedding. The bride was gowned in a brown travelling suit with hat to match. The young couple will spend several flays in Minneapolis after which they will return to Ortonville to make their home. Mrs. VanAsch was night operator at the Northwestern Telephone Com- pany for several years and Mr. Van- Asch night clerk at the Columbian' Hotel. GUNDERSON-CLIFF. Dr. Francis N. Cliff, well known phy- sician and surgeon of this city and Miss Francis Ruth Gunderson, of Ver- million, were married at that city on Tuesday, August 30. Dr. Cliff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff of Ortonville, where Mr. Cliff is a practicing attorney. He has been located in Milbank for the past three yeaz% and during that time has built up a splendid business as well as made a host of friends. The following is taken from the Vermillion Plain Talk regarding the ceremony, which will be of interest to the friends of Dec: "A very quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gunderson, 204 Center street, Tues- day, when their daughter, Miss Fran- ces Gunderson, was united in marriage to Dr. F. Neill Cliff of Milbank, S. D., Rev. T. L. Flood officiating. "The couple took their place to the strains of Grieg's wedding march, played by Miss Lucille Murtha of Elk Point. They were unattendetk "The bride was dressed in her go- ing  away suit of Srown Columbia cloth and wore a corsage of roses and babies' breath. Following the cere- mony, a four course luncheon was served, the tables being decorated with roses and asters. "Dr. and Mrs. Cliff left immediate- ly for a short wedding trip after i TRAIL CAFE NELS ' NOERD, Proprietor Located next to the Pure Oil Filling Statio00 near the depot Serves Home-Cooked Meals and Lunches which they will make their home in Milbank, S.D. * "Mr. Earl Cliff of Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. Richard Vanderstoep of Ir- wood, Iowa, were out of town guests. "The editor of Plain Talk has no personal acquaintance with the hus- band, but we can tell the people of Milbank that they are taking from our midst one of the popular young ladies of Vermillion. And we join the many friends in extending con- gratulations and best wishes. May the newlyweds enjoy all the happiness and prosperity that is their .due.-- Herald-A dvance--Milbank. Proper Marketing Enhances Profit "Fruits to bring the best price on the market must be clean and put in clean,neat packages," says Le Roy Cady, associate horticulturist, Uni- versity Farm. "Appearances cut a diced figure ha marketing products. People buy at a good price because the products look good. A good ex- ample bf this is the ready sale of the Ben Davis apple. It has a rel color and look good, but by many it is con- sidered of poor quality; yet it far outsells many better sorts." Ball Games, Good Music, Athletic Sports, and general good time for atd young is assurred at the Whet- stone Valley Fair, ISeptember 21, 22, and 23. NOW and then we feel as if e've got to talk about the quality of the lumber we sell. There is just as much difference in lum- ber as tlere is in leather or an y other commodity. Wll-season- ed lumber compares with well- taulcd leather. If you want to be a well pleased patron, visit US. Geier Lumber Co. PAGE $ e Automobile @ Overhauling At prices that are right. All work guaranteed. I am located ,in the base- ment of Alvah Matthews "garage. Give me A Trial. 0. B. Jacobson Nothing but the Best Good Enough When you have a blow- out that tears a big hole in the inner tube. Then you want the patch vul- canized, not calld cement- ed. The is true with cas- ings. You get the most satisfaction and the best service with tubes that have the seam vulcanized together instead of ce- ,mented. You'll know what this is worth when you try one. Our prices give them to you at the same cost. Specify Tubes with the Vulcanized Seam When You Buy. For Sale Here Ortonville Vulcanizing Shop UUlIlUlII IIIIII11111111111111151 IIII TH E FRIENDSHIP OF sincere men and the good- will of a strong Bank are helpful in the accomplish- ment of anything worth while. The man who has neither is neglecting a n important avene to success. WE Solicit YOUR Patronage | Make A00angements Now for Your , Requirements for HEATING and PUJMBING According to the news articles e read in the daily papers, 'the muskrats are building their houses early--and larger. Pretty good indica - fion, for nature's intimate friends usually get "tipped off." Don't wait until we are rushed with "hur- ried orders," see us NOW. It costs no more. A[If;UST LINDERT ORTONVILLE It enablees a merchant to serve his customers better, and to increase his prestige. Because it gives him a quicker and more dependable deliv- ery service---and at low cost. The gasoline consumption is unusually low The tire mileage is unusually high ALVAH I. MATTHEWS OrtonviUe Minn.