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THeE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT III ORTONVILLE, MINN., T HURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1922 NUMBER 21 PLAN TO SHOP FOR DAIRY SHOW and Norwood Large Delega- Many Counties To t 250 Or More. of i will cease to the marts of trade will be County, Minn., on Oc- with the possible exception and restaurants. automobiles will bring and children to the Na- Exposition on that day designated as "Meek- 'Day." At the Meeker Coun- meeting held at Litch- prominent member presen business house which does Mocker County Day is house." ts typical of the united effort the 1922 dairy exposition the territory tributary to Cities. Litchfield alone, is 75 leaders in agricultural thoroughness in mak- for the trip to the ex- This delegation will be ac- by four bands. attached to the 300 to the show from Car- on the same day with County delegation, will I phrase indicating the l of the county in dairying: Golden Buckle Belt." signs will desig- ear in these delegations met at the outskirts of l Cities by special mounted and will be given right i all semaphores through4 streets. "The whole coun- out in a body," said W. Norwood, who is leading] movement, "for at-i this great show which is lunch for the betterment of i industry." the many other county del- reported coming and ap- I numbers in each, follow:i Minn., 75z; Barron i 1,000; Pierce County,! Morrison County, Minn., I County, Minn, 750;i Minn., 500; Nicol- County, and Le Su- Minn., from 250 to 500; Wis 500; Olmstead 800. Continue Work their activities o4 prohibiqt- enforce- took into coustody Hying near Odessa to this city and city jail on Monday is being held pending Warrant from the United taken into custody af- of his place was made by on Monday, in which a quantity of intoxicat- seized. It is said that o still foun& Charges are be made against Ceaser liquor, it is said, as fed- alleged having purchased Censer home. Promises Record Crowd in working order Legion's second annual is being held in this lake--ont, promises to crowd. from the surrounding made their appearances carrying a large People who are to be in the opening night. On night it is ex- Several hundred people with the Legion in Df rolicing. drawing cards will be a radio receiving set. This away free to the per- lucky number. Tick- by parties in at- the carnival. Music for being furnished by the who has been in Minneapolis for weeks or so, returned afternoon. Harvey for Ames, Is-, where his studies at the Iowa College located @ To This Week Radmer Hunters Fined $25 Each For Violation Sunset Law Ten dollar fines are going to be a thing of the past when violators of the hunting laws are brought before Judge Chas. Scofield hereafter. At least that can be assumed from the verdict in sentences given this week when E. D. Eddy, and J. A. Konig, Jr., both of Howard Lake, Minneso- ta were arrested by game warden, Oscar Briggs and taken before Judge Scofield charged with having hunted ducks after sunset, who fined them $25.00 each and costs. Violations of the hunting laws are becoming more numerous and it ap- pears from those who have been ar- rested that in most cases they are non-residents` Scofield does not pro- pose to show leniency towards these persons who invade the local field for the purpose of bagging their limit ir- respective of the taw. His action In this respect has met with the hearty approval of local sportsmen. It is the belief that if Judges in other sections of the state would be more firm the number of violatorl would be far less and the number of ducks far greater. Double Wedding Ceremony Performed Here Tuesday Miss Clara Stenstuen and Miss Oline Stenstuen, sisters, both of Swift county were united in marriage on Tuesday evening at the home of Rev. J. Walseth here. The former to John Tofte and the latter to Elmer O. Steen. All of the contracting parties are daughters and sons of pioneer famn- era of the Artichoke Lake section. They will make their future homes in that neighborhood where they will continue in farming operations. Mr. Steen formerly lived near Drywood BENJAMIN HESS DIES SUDDENLY Had Lived In Ortonville for Forty- five Years. Followed Printing Trade Several Years. Benjamin Andrews Hess, for forty- five years a resident of Ortonville, died suddenly at his home in this city on Friday, September 22nd. Fu- neral services were held on Monday at l 10 o'clock a. m., at the residence in the Christian science service, with in- terment in Mound Cemetery. Mr. Hess , who was born at Cordova, ] Le Seuer county, Minnesota, on Feb- ruary 15, 1870, came to Ortonville when but 7 years old with his father, Andrew J. Hess, who was a news- paper man. During his long residence in this city, Mr. Hess conducted bArn- self it/ such a manner that he gained the respect and esteem of the whole community. His early life he devoted to the newspaper business, having followed the printing trade for sev- eral years. He later conducted a bus and baggage business here for a nutm- her of years and also was in charge of the Standard Oil Filling station for about fourteen years and at the time of his death was the owner of Ben's Home Oil Company, which was just recently started. Mr. Hess was united in marriage to Lola Love of St. Croix Falls, Wis- consin, in June 1892 t4J which were bern two children, Katherine and Ben- jamin. Mrs. Hess preceeded him in death in August 1917. He was after- ward married to Sylvia Love of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, who with Mrs. U. B. Hartman, of Los Angeles, Cali- fornia, and Benjamin A., and a sister, Mrs. A. L Shumaker, of this city sur- vive him. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mr :t S Hll Brown, of Centauria, Mrs. Pheome S. a S Egan, of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. " Claude Seed, of Alexandria, I Love D Fr B of Alexandria, Mr. RoyLove, of Min- J les om Ul*llS]neapolis and Mr. and Mrs. James Mc- I Conkey. , l i n l Mr Hess Oil business will be con- Victim of Kerosene Oil Exp os o . . . Lived Four Days. Buried At tmued by Mrs. Hess and Benjarmn Lily, South Dakota. I A. Funeral services for Mr2: A. S. Halls, who died Saturdffmorning at Evangelical hospital gl the result of burns received in an accident at her home here, were  held at the Halls' residence at 2 o'clock Monday. Roy. J. Walseth, of the Norwegian Lu- theran church, officiated. Interment was made in the cemetery at Lily, S. Dak., on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Halls' condition from the time she was burned on Tuesday morning September 18, was pronounced critical by attending physicians. Following the accident, in which more than half the skin of her body was burned when she was in the act of pouring kero- sene oi1 into a kitchen range to start a fire, she was imfnediatefy rushed to the hospital and in spite of every effort on the part of her physician little, if any, improvement was noted. Anna Aamnda Rebecca Hendrickson was born on the 29th day of May, 1880, at Lily, S. Dak On the 22nd day of May, 1904, She was married to Alfred Soren Hails at the Froen church, Roslyn, S. Dak, in Day county. She is survived by her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hendrickson, of Roslyn, . Dak., a brother, P H. Hendrickson ari d her husl)and, k. S. Halls. In the accident on Tuesday, which was the second one o a like nature during her life, Mrs. Halls received burns to her face, neck and shoulders, and the entire length of her left side. W. F. Mullica, who has been seri- ousl3r ill for the past two weeks is reported slightly improved at the present writing. Bender Chosen Head .Of County Farm Bureau J. C. Bender, prominent farmer, liv- ing near Clinton, was elected presi- dent of the Big Stone County Farm Bureau at a meeting held at Clinton yesterday. Mr. Bender's selection was mde by members of that organization follow- ing the announcement of C-has. A. Matthews, former president, that he plans to leave the county soon for Moorhead where he will superintend farming 5perations in northern Min- nesota for the Matthews estate. Under the leadership of Mr. Bend- er, the Farm Bureau work of this county will undoubtedly .be carried on in an aggressive manner. Mr. Bend- er, himseLf a successful farmer, is exceptionally well qualified for the position to which he has been honor- ed. Mr. Matthews' work as president of the Bureau was highly praised. U. of M. Enrollment Larger Enrollment at the University of Minnesota, which opened today, total- ed 7T500, according to an announce- ment made this morning by W. D. Coffman, president, and received here by radio. Dr. Coffmon in addressing the different county fairs over the state said that the figures this year exceeded those of last year by 200. He praisefi the pioneer settlers of this state for having made the Uni- versity possible. Hartley Bolsta is on the sick list this week. SPURT NOTED IN BUILDING LINE Improvements to Be Made Include Dwelling, Bath House, and Two Sets Of Farm Buildings. Activities in the building line in this section have taken on new im- petus dthin the past ew weeks and that it will not cease until cold wea- ther set in is shown by the announce- ment that the erection of a mmber of new buildings are about to be start- ed. At this tlme a dwelling is being constructed near the Ortonville Ice Cream and Butter Company's plant by Fred Pflueger and Sons, which will be occupied by Chester Pflueger, . member of that firm. The resi- dence will be modern. John Stutler, who has dharge of the erection of the Pflueger dwelling stated that he has-before him two more jobs worthy of mention. One is the construction of a modern bath house at MeGee's Park, for Win. Braun, owner of that resort. The building will be 36 by 60 feet and will meet the requirements of lake visit- ors in every respect. Besides the work mentioned Mr. Stutler will erect a Dmodern dwelling, barn and other outbiuldings for P. E. Vanhorn, on the Vanhorn farm lo- cated about four miles northeast of this city. The improvements when completed will be above the average on farms in this county, it was stated. Plans are also being made at this time for the erection of a complete set of farm buildings on the land known as the "Horse Shoe Lake Farm" in Odessa township, by A. B. Kaercher and Company. This farm was recent- ly fenced with heavy woven wire and when the buildings are completed the place will be in first-class shape for the raising of livestock. John Hendrickson, of Roslyn, S. D., who has under construction a dwelling near the Axel Olson residence, ex- pects to have the same completed in a short tme. Thieves Escape With Auto Left Standing In Alley Amtomobile thieves who engaged in their profession in this city on Monday night, succeeded in making away with an Allen car, the proper- ty of Fred Ceaser, when it was left standing in an alley back of the Cons- set dwelling. The car, was a five passenger Al- len, model 37, serial 9400 and when taken it bore a South Dakota license No. 797,621. It carried a Federal tire as a spare and was equipped with a new Racine tire on right hind wheel with Riverside tires on the other wheels and had a Ford switch lock. A Minnesota license number B. 42,162, lying near the ear was also taken. Notices have been mailed out by John Gowan, sheriff, in the hope of locating the machine. It is doubted that apprehension of the thieves can be made as it is believed they were many iles fom Ortonvi[le before the theft as discovered. Orton in Accident Edgar Orton, of this city, who is in Chicago taking a course at a busi- ness college, narrowly escaped injury in an accident last Sunday, when the matomobile in which he was riding crashed thru a plate glass window in one of the stores. From the report of a Chicago paper the car which was driven by Miss Riggs, who spent the summer in Or- tonville, was guided to the side walk in order to avoid colliding head on with a car that was speeding. Neither Mr. Orton nor Miss Riggs were seri- ously injured. '"B00rong Side Up," Old Sioux's Warning "Wrong aide Ulf' exclaimed an old] now that too much native pastmmge 1 plies in a certaht degree to this see. Indian in pretest when he found John [ was turned under and destroyed in[ tloa of Minnesota. Smaller farms Christensen breaking sod on his[ the early efforts to grow wheat on wRh more dairying and the raising homestead at New Salem, N. D. 49 [ the semi-arid prairies. [ OfperRy.livesteCkphotoWOUldby meancourtesygreaterof pros.Min. years ago. ' John agrees with him l What applies to North Dakota aP-| nespolis Tribune. Fire Prevention Week Will Be Observed. October 2-9th Observance of Fire Prevention week, Oct. 2 to 9th over Minne.ota I this year is expected to be more gen- eral than ever before. Attention is called by Jas. A. Bailey, mayor, to all citizens to take precaution against possible fire. Other towns of the state are planning observance of the week, which is to include speakers, demonstrations by the fire depart- ments and fire drills by the school children. October 9th, the Amdversary of the great Chicago fire of 1871, has for many fears been observed as Fire Prevention Day, but with the increas- ing losses, which in the past few years have averaged 15,000 lives and $500,000,000.00 of property in the United States and Canada, the ne- cessity of setting aside a week is obviou The aim of Fire Prevention Week is to bring to the people a realiza- tion of two fundamental facts: that the fire loss is everybody's loss ann ,everybody's responsibility, and that the great majority of fires are pre- ventable through the exercise of ox- dinary carefulness. Local Iorse A Winner At Lac qui Parle Co, Fair "Babe Direct", a trotting .horse own- ed hy Dr. A. M. Strcen, of this city, is reported to have cleaned the slate, winning in straight heats among a field of six starters, during the three days racing at the Lac qui Parle County Fair, held at Madison. The animal is a pure-bred Ameri- can trotting horse and in view of her performance at Madison, which was her first start, it would appear that she is the making of a good race horse. Bureau Scores Tariff Victory Placing Potash On Free List Saves Millions of Dollars for Farmers The weight of the Farm Bureau's legtsitttve office at Washington was again demonstrated when the tariff bill was finally passed with potash on the free list. As reported by the House and Senate conferees, the bill carried a tariff of $30 a ton on im- ported potash, an important fertili- zer. This provision would have cost farmers using that product millions of dollars annually. Hardly had the conference report become public, than was the full force of the Farm Bureau's national organization p.ut in motion to prevent this obvious injustice. Telegrams to state organization affiliated with the American Farm Bureau federation re- suited in such a storm of protest from all parts of the country that Congress quickly placed potash on the free list. The tariff, as finally enacted, is a compromise measure, and no one industry got exactly what it wanted. Agriculture was well represented by the Farm Bureau leaders and mak- ers of the law probably had a better understanding of the needs of farmers than did any previous tariff body. The potash incident is but a highlight in the weeks of effort that Farm Bu- reau men at Washington devoted to the bill. Fall Term Of Court Will Commence On October 9th The regular fall term of the Dis- trict Court will open on October 9th with a calendar that is expected will occupy only a short period. Very few new cases will come up, the majority being bold-overs. It is understood that a grand jury will be called. Will Leave County Mr. and Mrs. John H. Martin, who have been living on a farm near Clin ton and who sold their farm and household goods at an auction about a week ago are leaving Saturday by car for California, where they ex- pect to make their future home. They will stop in Indiana to spend some- time visiting relatives, before continu- ing their trip to California. C. IL Reynolds Dies After Reaching Age of 93 Years C. H. Reynolds, father of J. A. and L. A. Reynolds of this city died at the home of his son, J. A. Reynolds on Friday evening. Mr. Reynolds had reached his 93rd birthday on June 5th last. Death was the result of old age. Mr. Reynolds' remains were ship- ped to his old home in Wisconsin. Visits Parents Here. "Orrie Hippie of St. Paul spent a few days visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hippie of Pleasant Valley before resuming his studies at the University of Minnesota. He re- turned the first part of the week. The Kolah Club met today at the] home of Mrs. J, aekson Zummacb. Mrs. I Ed. Zehringer assisted in the enter-[ taining. ! BOWEN ADVISES SUBSTITUTE IN COAL CRISIS Writes Loca']--Fuel Commit- tee That Persons Should Install Equipment to Use Fuel Oil. -''There is-no movement of anthra- cite coal at this time and the dock supplies of hard coal in Minnesota have been practically exhausted." This statement was received here today from state fuel director, Ivan Bowen, in answer to a letter written by R. C. Kaercher, chairman of the local fuel committee recently appointed by Jas. A. Bailey, to aid in the fuel situation now confronting the public. In explaining the prospects for re- ceiving hard coal in Ortonville Mr. Bowen stated further: "Rail coal is moving from Illinois, Indiana .and Kentucky freely and in considerable quantities. Those communities t.o which these shipments of rail coal are available should take advantage of the present free movement of rail coal to supply their winter demands so far as possible. As soon as cold weather hits railroad transportation the movement is going to slow up, to add further to the emergency." "It is not expected that more than 50 percefit of the usual supplies can be moved over the lakes before the close of navigation," Mr. Bowen wrote. That will create a greater demand for rail coal. Mr. Bowen's letter follows: "There is no movement of arthra- cite coal at this time and the dock supplies of hard coal in Minnesota have been practically exhausted. Mr. Corm is now in Washington working at the hard coal situation and altho we expect to secure some results, there is going to be proportionately far less hard coal than soft shipped over the lakes. No opportunity should be lost by consumers in making ar- rangements to use substitutes for hard coal, either by changing their appa- ratus to make possible the use of soft coal or wood, or by installing equipment to use fuel oil. "The car control bill has passed Congress and is now the law, and Mr. Conrad Spens has been appoint- ed Federal Fuel Administrator. It is expected with this law to have some control by the Federal Government over prices at the Mines as cars will be refused those mines which charge, or attempt to charge, excessive prices. "All orders for coal will be expect- ed to be placed through the regular commercial channels and the laying in of stocks of coal should be en- couraged at reasonable prices." Obrecht Stock Company Coming3Veek of Oct. 1.7 The Obrecht Stock Company, head- ed by Christy Obrecht, who for sev- eral years was a resident of this city in the early days, will appear at the Orpheum Theatre in this city next week wifh the opening play, "Too many Crooks," to be given on Mon- day night. Mr. Obrecht, who was horn at Mad- ison, Minnesota appeared in this city about four years ago with his com- pany of which his daughters are members. They will come this year with special scenery and the public is assured of a week's entertainment of high class drama besides many acts of feature vaudeville: Hog Cholera Breaking Out Near Beilingham, Report An outbreaking of hog cholera is reported to have appeared between Bellingham and Louisburg by A. M. Strom, veterinarian, of this city, the first of the week. Dr. Strom reports tlmt the herd has been vacinated and placed under quar- antine. Reports are that a general outbreak is feared and farmers in this section are requested to take all precautionary measures to prevent a further spread of the disease. All stray dogs should be prevented from enter- ing upon the premises and if any symptoms of the disease appear they should be given immediate attention. Miss Elsie Seecora of Browns Valley has accepted a posi4don as stenographer at the Cliff & Purcell law office. Miss Ruth Lindig, who has been employed there, left for her home at Wheaton on Wednesday afternoon. Q O Editor's Note Attention of the readers Ym especially directed to the mes- sages carried by advertisers in conjunct'ion with the Natiomd , Dairy Show, wiflch appear :on pages 4, $ and 6 and also to the advertising carried on pages 10 and 11. Read them :YoU will find them intereating and profitable.