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i' 4 •HERALD VOL. XXXXII No. 21 H. S. STUDENTS WRITE HISTORY OF GRANT CO SCHOOL NOTtS CONTAIN INTtRKSTIMi ACCOUNT Of PIONEER DAYS SCHOOL to GIVE PLAY WAIfBAY WINS BASKET BALL liAHE. On Tuesday ol last week the state fixe inspectors visit**! the school and the hif'h school was favored with a short address by Mr. Coy and also by Mr. Raines on the prevention of fir? in the school and home. Mr. Coy point ed out the danger of .smoking ciga retts and the carelessness of leaving lighted huts laving about in place where file would eus l.v catch. He al.-o stated that every day in the United States there are five school house fires, and that two out of every three fires that occur in the United States are in the home. He then proceeded to give some valuable information on tire prevention in the home and the »e.-ponsibility of the house wife in preventing fire in the home. On Wednesday nonn the report card8 were issued to the students for the la-a time in the first semester and we hope that the parents took special notice of the standings of their children for this semester for the marks of the first semester go a long way toward determining1 the final standing of the student# On Thursday rr ming the civic* class had some ve v into e-ting de port- on the history 01 Grant Countv we feel that the residents of the coun ty would appreciate being able to ob tain some ot' the earlier history of their county so we are taking this op portunity of publishing the report .given by one of the students of the Civics class on the early history of Grant County: The first settlers of the county were Solomon Roberts and Moses Mireau who are now living on a f«uxn near Hartford Beach. The first real settlement of the bounty .began with the beginning of the Hastings and Dakota R. R. in 1 S7i* The first step towards organizing the •county was taken in June 187S when ix meeeting was held in Inkapa city at which place the County Seat was temporally located. The first county officers were: David Fuirhault, Regis ter of Deeds Melvfn Whipple. Sher iff and Assessor J. K. Hart, Surveyor Moses Miieau. probate judge Oliver Martell. Treasurer Phil. DeGriff. At torney D. Ranville, 11. Halvoison. F. DeGriff ami J. K. Hart Justices of the Peai J. As'ilex, '"oroner F. Fair bault, L. Laurence and N. Coty, Coii stibales. In August 1878 the Board met and divided the county into three com missioner districts and in Jan. INT') the first, three school districts were created. On May 8, 1SK0 the county was div'dod into ten electoral »pre cints ami judges for each precint were lected. On July 2~, issi the count was organized into townships. On Nov. 8, 1S81 an election to determine a permanent location for the county seat was held and the City of Mil bank was chosen. The first marriage solemnized in the cwunty was that of E. Movius to Mary Rosencranz in the fall of 1874. The first birth was that of Leon .Roberts, son of Solonion Roberts in the summer of 1X72. First deaths were D. G. |lurrayf T. i^uinn^and a man named Find later. The first county paper, The County Herald, edited by Downie and Jack son was begun in August, 1879 and •was published everv Friday. Growth of the City of Milbank From 1877-1878. First settlers were: Hiram Baxter, ». W. Bartlett, Chas. Shatto. Con *ad Mo ran. Benj. Bartlett and Hen retta and Wm. Baxter. The village of Milbank was located on the Northwest 1-4 of Sec. and the South 1-2 of the Southwest 1-4 of Section Twp. 120, Range 4K. ft Hvas selected as a town site in June 18X0 while a fine crop of wheat was growing on it. It was laid out a. a town as soon as the crop was harvest ed. C. H. Prior of the C. M. & St. P. R. R. doing the surveying. In tlie spring of 1881 an addition of 20 acres was platted by Geo. W. Bartlett and later another 20 acres by J. R. East man. The village grew rapidly and by the spring of 1881 the population num tiered over 300. In the same year •$7.r»,000 was invested in building ma terial ami nearly one million dollars in merchandise'. The first buildings in the village of ^Iilbank were the lumber office of Cieo. B. Reed, a small store by E. P. ,Skal)en, the Dwarf Drug Store by Wood a ml McCann and the general store of Frev Cross. Later in the same 3 ear these were followed by a general store by J. C. Drake, and on by James Shaw, a saloon by Mary Ann Shaw, a hotel by Mrs. M. G. Niles and a meat market by B. Schaier. On Oct. 3, 1881 a petetion was cir culated to incoiporate the town which was granted and an election was held on Tuesday Oct. 18, 18S1. There were -GROUND HOG DAY FEB. 6 WATCH WEATHER MAN Another of the annual annivei i es rolls around next week, when'oi veb. fijh. Mr. Ground Hog comes out of his winter |ua'ters and takes .3 •tant at t|je weather. The prediction »f all weaher men fall into disrepute vhe.n he makes his prediction, for 'tis said that if he sees his shadow he will nawl hack into his hole for another dx weeks and winter will fage on »ut i:' he fails to -fce his shadow lie will stay out and spring is close at hand. If the balance of winter is as fine comparatively as it has been, we say "let the winter rage on." for the usual spring bring* considerable disagree able weather. But anyone who regist ers a kick on whatever weather may ciime in the next six weeks is a pessi mist indeed and has no place in the category of decent citizens. 123 votes cast of which number 115 were cast in favor of incorporation and against. The first Milbank newspaper was the Grant County Review edited by A. H. Lewis which was established in July 1XX0. In April 1881, O. T. Jone began the publication of the Milbank Journal. lit the fall of 18S0 the first hotel the Grand Central was biult. In May 1 Shi Pleasant Hill Cemetery was laid out by G. C. Clirte on Geo. Bartlett's farm 1 The first school was taufcrht by Mary Smedly in the rear of the post office building. Receipts at the local freight oflice for the year of IHSl were $ 0,.39( I'H. Local ticket sale* amounted to $7,- Statistics for the i.hove report were taken from the History of the coun ties of Minn, and S. Dak. The pupils of the grades are going to give a motion picture show on Mon day, Feb. 7. the proceeds to go to der fray the oxnense of a piano which was installed in" the gradesr a Jokes heard in and about school: History teacher: Frederick, What is the German Diet Frederick: Beer and Pretzels. Chemistry teacher- Rubin, Where are diamonds found Rubin: Brazil and Jewelry .-tores. Historv teacher: Who was Mr. S. K. Clark at one time pro fessor of the high school of this city but now in charge of the Waubay "hools accompanied the teams to this city and everybody was glad to see him and he seemed just as glad to see them. Most of ti e school students v ho went to school while Mr. ('lark had charge or the schools here were nr*fnt at the ame and revived the memories of the school days gone by. On Saturday evening the alumni girls juui the high school girls staged rrntv,^ whifi-t '"•lee to all school students and they all heartily respoml o .ding the gym to its capacity. The score was 21 to 32 in favor of the high school gfirls. Friday the teams go to SissefcOQ to play the teams of that city. On Monday, February 7, the Mil bank Public Schools will present Dorothv Phillios in "The Right to Hapniness" at Bentley Grand. A pov erful story, intensely interesting and vividly portrayed in eight reels. A rebuke to Bolshevism ami red radical ism everywhere. A strong argument for human treatment, of employee^. A wonderful picture of today's condi tions and problems. The children will watch for Sonia the little Russian girl also the twin babies ami the dog hero. A1 will be pleased with this the most human film play of the season. Comedy in adition. Music by the Milbank High School orchestra. Even ing tickets at 50c. First show at 7:30 second at 9:lo. 20c for the children'^ matinee at 4:15. Benefit, for the Grade School piano fund. Tickets now on sale by the school boys and girls. You will bo interested »n this great picture and the children will appreciate your support. Head the Milbank Herald-Advance. 0 .• mile from the village the first interment was that of .James Geer. Tlie first birth in the village of Mil bank was that of Milbank Wilson, son of W. W. Wilson the R. R. company donated *he child a lot. i i few months ago. At the Pep meeting held in the high' school Friday. Warren Antleman and Inga N'egard gave short addresses on basketball ami their value to the school. Louis XTV? Student: Son of Napoleon Bona part. Athletics The basketball games between the local teams and those of Waubay on Friday last turned out to be victories for the visiting team. The girls score was M-12 and the boys 17-35*. Afler the game some of the high school girls served the four teams to ice cream and cake and later the teams were given a dance at the hall. MILBANK, S. DAK, FRIDAY. JAN, 28. 1921 ANNUAL DANGE SUCCESS, COMMITTEE APPOINTED The second annual dance held by the Legion post in this citv was a success and the post cleared about $150 from the proceeds. The members wish to extend their hearty thanks for the support given them in their efforts. About- I HO tickets were taken in at the floor of the ha 1!, so that dancing was rather oowded. At the regular meeting of the post, which was held just before the dance the balance of the executive commit tee wa^ elected. The officers of the comnrttee were elected with the offi cers of the post at the annual election held in December. The members who will serve on the committee are: from Milbank: Allison Hubert. Frank Van Asch. William Fuller, Walter Dan man, Elbert Murray, Arch Brown, Reg. Jacouot, Albert Fossum, Otto Beyer. Albee: R. R. Rude, Marvin H.A.Fennei Twin Brooks Leonard rich. Big Stone City Alvin Swenson, LaBolt George Stultz, Corona. The officers wish to call the atten tion of the members- again to the fact that there will be two meetings everv month, on the first and third Thurs days. The meetings will be held in the K. of P. hall. The ritual work of the organization is now being carried out and makes the meetings a great deal more interesting. Initiation of new members will also be held onro everv month. Th*1 1021 William Wilson, unsuccessful dem ocratic candidate for sheriff at the re cent election was appointed by the county board of commissioners to fill that office after M«nley Owen, the successful N. P. candidate served notice that he would not qualify for the office. The appointment was made Monday morning by the commissioners and his bond approved, that he began his term of service at the opening of the circuit court Tuesday morning. A. K. Crawford, who served under Thomas Finley will act as deputy sheriff tor the time being. Mr. Wilson has given the school board notice, but there has been a wish expressed that he would remain in the position as janitor until the end of cold weather as it would be hardly possible to break in a new man at that position for such a short time. Mr. Owen's notice has been expect ed for some time, as he has been laid up in the Watertown hospital for some time past. He won over Mr. Wilson by only a small margin of votes, which came as a distinct surprise to the coun ty as well as the league itself. V. R. C. Becalmed Officers At the last regular meeting of ihrt Woman's Relief Corps, the following officers were chosen for the eominy year: Pm*.—Lillian Sutcliff. S. V.— Anna Hebcrt. J. V.—Ida Finlev. Ti •eas.—Eliza Mount. Sec'y.—Sarah Reeve. Chap.—Laura Chapman. Con.—Laura Kyrk. Asst. Con.—Ida Fowler. Guard—Emma Dralle. Asst. G.—Mrs. Helm. Mus.—Luella Wilev. P. C.—Nellie Allen. P. I—Effie Heath. Color Bearers—Mary Gardner. Mae Conn ght. Mae Fox. Matie Reynea. 4niMMfN REPORT OF STOCKHOLM CREAMERY, SUCCESS Oar Stockholm correspondent this piesents some fact- and figures that our farmer friend- would do wel! to consider. The cieamery at that plac# during the past eleven years has paid out to that community over a half million dollars for cream, ar.d our conesoondent very tiuly de -la rps that the farmers who ait ship pin?- their cream to outside stations aie poor financiers. The Stockholm coivi:r:nnity is one the most pros perous farming communities in the state, and the Stockholm creanreiy is one of the principal reasoas prosperity. !ur- 1 mem bership are duo am! payable and those who have not paid up are urged to look after that matter immediately as the finance officer is required to make report to the state headquarters the fitst of February and all members of year who have hot renewed their membership will be cut from the ros[Paid ter and will not receive the Legion Weekly from that date. W. W. Wilson for Sheriff »akota. from January 1st. 1920, to the close of business Deoeiut.er iiist. man. TotaiiM-emn received pounds, a^reiage i*»st SI 41. making 40."Hu.4 fKMiods of butter fat, makicY 497^1 pound* ff butler. Percent overrun -2.42. average price paid for bmter tat .iipttio a pound. Receipts. BaT. on hand Jan. 1, 1M20.. $ 249.80 Butter shipped 24,038.09 Butter sold to patrons 717.W Butter sold to o.her parties. l,8*»Y.r" N i!l sold 4(KI.4" Huttei'inilk »old Cream S"ld 2u.t»l Supply ou hand Jan 1. 1920.. U85.44 Total .t27,»V30. Kxpenses for 1920 1'rfid patrols for Imperial.. .#"21.323.HI aid pa rte s cash for butter 17.99 j»aton cash for salt.. 4U1'.4~» i Huttfriuaker's salary, l,lWo.uu I Officers satai ies IfiJ.tHl Dividend on shares 147,.'0 Supplies used iu creamery... I7l 4s Butter tub.- 2$4.7."» S ai' Co .1 384.:!o Freight l.'J8..*t4 Ice 232. I Dray in# Ml lie pairs «nd labors Taxes and insurance H4.U9 Stationery 94 Sawdust 47.47 I Supplies on hand Dec. (579.41 Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1920 484 .» Total $27, 75 The Stockholm Crenuery As*ocia« tiou was organized during' the year of mtlrt. liitsiness success of the creamery dur ing' the tirsi yewrs was largely due to the efforts 01 ihea* oe uamed gentle men. Th*- crehmery has been operat ed continuous!} during past twenty ti\e years with the xception of *a very short period pri«»r to the limeihe present manager took charge. The original building was destroyed '•y lire some years ago. but the .-*sso* elation itnmedtaie^v rebuilt, and now own the building, equipment and real estate ou which it is situated, free of all incumbrance Since the resigna tion of Chi is Hanson as manager, the Klamon, oaition has been held by Maurice A. R. oatley and S. Jenson, the present incumbent. The present board of directors ar* O. H. Forned, president, P. VV Eclov. sec retary. and Jens t'. Nelson, C. P. Hedman, Chris Hanson. To the ures ent boaid ot directors and the mana !gersthis community is indebted for the successful operation of the cream ery during the time they have held Ibeir positions. You will see. by the financial state IBent for the \ear just closed theie is no indebtedness outstanuing. The average price paid for butterlat dur ing the past year was .r».j46 per pound. We behve this is as high a pri'-e as anv farmer has received lor his cream firom any cream station, so why sell your cream to outsiders or ship *t away when vou can receive as much or .nore for it by selling vniir cr*am to the creaine y. thus you will benefit yourselt by he|ing us to pay you BftKtstiArttef" SIXTY MEN PRESENT AT GOOD ROADS MEETING About mon 1 o|,.eventing the. Practically every township was rep resented, which shows the interest which the good roads discussions have aroused. Practically everyone express ed the need of better roads and a de sire to have them but the present money condition has checked all pos sibility. A resolution to use the money which comes from the auto tax on just the county roads in each township was put to a vote and voted down. It was ihot that, as each township had about ar equal number of miles of county road, using the money on these road would give better roads in every town«h!p. The amount of money available from this source is so small that to spread it over the entire system of toads would not enable the town boards to put any one of the roads in first clas shape, while all of the road^ would have a little work on. The appropriation by the county boa id for road building ami bridges the road winter. for Its CREAM FRY REPORT. Annual report of the Stockholm Co operative (Yeainei-y Assn of N'ock htd:i). county of imnt. state of South »•«»», *1*1*1 ui lu«,\ 3 ill he expended in the building of tlv bridges necessary, leaving only a very •mall amount for road building. Thi leaves only the auto license money MfeHk kg||ak MM ww mWh dibs in u Hutton Wks born 1,1 vanin in the year lsr?8. When ei^M vear-i of a*"* s!ie moved with her par ents to Minnesota where they settl ed in Dundas. At his nlace Mi?s Hutton grew to womanhotMi. and here in lie year 1S7S she was united •n man rage to John Blown ami tm-j some seven miles southwest of Mil-' He.,(V (1 r.?* 1 co?lP' was counuenced June 30th the same year, the first board of directors and officers beinjj Nels Beiyren, president: Fred Hali berg', secretary: O. P. Jonnson. treas urer, and Thomas Itees and William Fritz directors. 'hris lohnsou. now residing on a farm near Stockholm, was the first manager and bulterinNk er. The .... 1 permanent, for noU.w, hStan.l,nK the] Mrs Brown was a (roo.1 woman an.1, a k,n.l nei'rhltor. In matters ot .*• ctme such many years ago. At one time she was a member gregational "-he became an faith. the resurrertion ami the life and injp„., thw faith she went to meet he' Lonl. Metholist Consolidated 2 1 townships of Grant county were pres ent at a "goodroads" meeting whicl was called by the county commi si oners Monday of this week. The men were members of the town boards. more passable durin*. the' '^e' I^undburg, Torsten Nonlyuist, John Geissinger and Otto Schneck. Those whose applications were con tinued are Christ Popofl', Baltasar, pii, mediately with her husband came to!clWKei, Dakota and settled on a homestead „.eiipon Tr ,n7- at i M. e^-en sons .. 1 ,, Tuchscherer. Theodor Benson, Maur- U i were born her condition was not considered ser ious until uuite recently. On Satur day/Jan. 15th, she was removed from her home to the loral hospital where an operation was performed that evening with the hope that she might live and regain her health. The op eration wa successful, and for a num ber of days she seemed to be making some irains, but this did not prove ,n vatrl ful of the Con church, but in later years! Advent in religious I During her recent illness here 1 we S oal Methodist church was calle.1 to. her room for council and prayer, an.l lattewlin(r arc trla.l to state found her po- s e s s i o n o e i s i a n s o e u church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. The pastor, Rev. Fred H. Ray, officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Milbank cemetery. The family have the s.vm pathy of the entire community in this sad hour of sorrow.—R. Ii»teHlB»iiML deftae nerer fafls to give tkeak tint have it words enough to make understood.—William Penn. even a higher price. During the.,, years from IflOtt lo thefend of 1920 the association h«« paid to their patrons the s-in of 1264.346.16. For the years prior to liHW00 r«»©3rds are available, hut, it is estimated ihat it will exceed $250.d00 or a total of iT»24.:M«.lfi. If yon are a patron of this cream erv- we thank you most b»»*r|il.y frr your patronage and cooperation. To those who are not patrons we ext"n»i an m\ ita'ion to do bu^tfiesi* with us. and tru-t M»nt von mar do so novat tbe beg it ning of the new year llgt, ,' •Mi ,it /. 'X 1921 COURT CONVENES TUESDAY^ KLYSEN GUILTY FIRST CRIMINAL CASE LARGE CROWDS ATTEND COURT. The January term of the Fifth Ji»« dicial Circuit court, convened at 10:3fr o'clock Tuesday morning at the court house, with Judge Frank Andernoa presiding. Four criminal were On the docket, 42 civil actions and 24 appli cations for naturalization papers. The examination ot the applicants for citizenship were taken up first a nil were admitted, 1! continued for ft second or third hearing, 3 denied the!? petition and 10 did not appear at coulfe for examination. The three who were denied admis sion were, Kmil Demke, of Big Stone,"" who had as witnesses John Roth ami John Mielitz, who v.as-denied on tho grounds of certain defamatory state ments he made during and since tlui war. Anfers Iver Johnson, of St rami* burg, who had as witnesses. Then. Holsten and Victor Lindburg, was de1-U®!* niei ....... vmc ouu iivrne muney ""ai. rente oroizei that can be used for the purpose of maintaining mads. was denied his petition on the grounds All oi the township boards ajyreed that he did not have sufficient know to pass a resolution regarding the lav lel.are of the workings of the Ameri which is now on the statutes retrard- |.can government and had not attended in» the cutting of weetls alon? the i night school so that he might roads. .The law will be strictlv en- 'eai'n forced after this and its enforcement 1 hose who were admitted were, 01 will go a en eat ways toward making Ito Diezmann, Leonard Schaier, I. 1. •••&•*-. ly*r„ *',« v ice Hansen, Carl Troelsen, Wilhelm Bergstrom, Jam es Jones, Casinv.'r Bop* uta, Herman Reihe, William Thielfc Franz Pepka, Gustav Mielitz, R^": dolph Emest, Otto Thiele and Jolm Reischke. e its opening argument stated thiit it wouU! ,„,lve botli (lix-tors antl nur.-es. on th^ ahovej mlvancc*, l,e pick«l up tte (lute she (juietly slipped away to that! ax an Ian,I where ate and death neWrj ft |e„ hK„.n she was a christian, havmf be-, .lefj.n.Hnj sf -'"4 i? '•'•HjS" first criminal case to b* catled WSLS the John KIvsen CMe wh(, wjth u ault with to irrcat ()wjiJv plea 0|. not a ihri^V i occ!irmlj p»sday morning and the entire mo,V ,0P-itai *-Unda, Jan. -J, ing was to Mr. and MrHrown. Five of whom are still 1 !iv'n«.r. Wm. A.. David anl Bennie aiv» jesiding on the home farm, while John now lives at Buffalo, S. D., and George in Alaska. These together' with her husband and one brother, 1 Amox Hutton of Dundas. Minn., and a host of friend.- are left to mourn her ithou cation, an.l aftei- Klvsen iJd muit ,| slrU(.k Mr Wi„iam(i Just a )ove llle knw The tense stated that they would prove that Ml wnliams ,,aj the in to strikc K| hin,,elf y o o n K the loving Savior, who said "I am K(n„a sisseton, attorney y :w 'Ulk i charge. The case wa, opened We*~. spent in drawing ihe juiy The iwclve men who serve.I -m jury are A. A. Chapman, Geong* Mitchell, Fred Murray, John Carlscll* JT. H. Youeiis, Ed Swenson, W.- F, Mever, W. A, Loeschke. Albeit Kaai II. A. Fenner, O. R. Olson and Chas- Waters. The introducing of the ^videme 10T" t^fe state began immediately after r.oon ai-«? v st,-esses were ca" ed !ie (fa :nd Ihui.-d^.v Tht ca-e The deceased nas been in somewhat expected to go to the }urv for dwion enled I alth .or many years but a e Thursday or Friday morning. The case grew out of a family quar rel dating a number of ears b:ic|l Klysen man a roe"* of 'etei Wil liams an (-rdeavoi- 1 tr settli -he juarrei for. .ce and a• according to his testfmoty on the stand. Both the '"cn^c oi.-i the state claim the |»ar^ ticioants of e f,acto have wi^ an«l ungovernable tempers. The stalil 't •'v, April 1J 99 4-1 4 •*«y V i 1 I -•I VERDICT "OIIILTV," OUST PAUL CASf NEXT i Ai i i •1 i •vij i* V1 papers because of the fact thofc lie claimed exemption from the ser vice during the war }n the ground that he was an alien. Lawrence Brotzel xv')0 up for the third examination, ii Emaa- '4 i'J* •i i threw'William*. who fell on the ax and was to blanitf for cutting himself. The other two cases on the criminal calendar are the Gust Paul „,nn i e i s a e e n Ont-of-the-citv A w for Walker D. pa"el of twelve men were ca. ed for Tuesday LATER—The W. S. Betl cases. Both are charged with vio-'1 al e(,,a,.ge,and lawyers who this teim of Kae,t.htr jourt are Aari- ,lf Ortonville who is attop. for Farm* state Bank of Haminer jn case aKainst/ A Morrj|| 0 Hines, director general of railways in the case of Fred Grothe et al vs. W. 1. Hines John Hapnon, of Watertown, attorney for Aufusta L. Greening against the Bank of Cont* merce, and George Case, W atertowa, attorney for H. E. Jones. Twelve of the thirty-six jurors,., drawn for this term of court unable to be here or from serving and a were' were excused special sheriffs drawn and morning after the com convened. Those who were called are: Geofgre Mitchell. Gust man, Barney Swunson, John .T(Qi~ Peschong, A. A. Chlf* man, George Bury, James McKenna Chas. Mc Waters, and Ben Woitt£. Jolin itlyseit went to the jury Thursday and they retired at two o' cide upon a verdict. At five-thirty the jury but (CoXiatMd oa V v'