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Tbo to mi of circu't court entered its
second week Tuesday and the pro
«. -poets are now that it will be. more
than another week before the fin.il
scase is ca-led and justice meted out
Jfeeordirig to law.
The four criminal cases have been
tried hut the sentence of John K'ey
sen, convicted of "assault with a dar
sremis weapon" and Gust Paul, con
victed of "unlawful ivanufactu'e of in
toNicating liquors" has not heen given
up to the time of this writing W. B.
Kell drew 00 flays for the illegal sale
•of liquor.
The case of Ahe J£atz, Jake Dermah
and Tssac Green, a firm buying hides
:nd furs who weiv suing Edward
ScliHesman. William Fine and William
Miller, owner- of the Milbank Hide
and Fur company was brot to trial hut
the ury disagreed, eight in favor of
the drfendents anil lour in favor of
the plaintiffs. The rase i.s dismissed.
The Hoi come
Hoke Mfg. Co. vs.
J. J. Nelson was settled outside of
court. The Francis Roggenhuck vs.
Firemen's Insurance Co. was dismissed
from court.
In the Fred Grothe and E. J. \rndt
vs. the Director General of the Rail- i our conversation in Sisseton, where
way, a verdict in favor of the defend-! "1pl you in th#- Standard oflVe. We?1
ent was returned. The case grew out yur prophecy has come true about
of a «ollision of the auto ami the train, *'le Nonpartisans. I was sent to Sis- i
Two persons in the ear were killed and.
The 0. A. Pleifer case against, .J. J. faction that the Nonpartisan organi-
bond, there was no defense ami Mrs Haven Star for some time and being
DeVaan was given a judgment for the strong union man, tiie President of
full amount aske,l for $*01.IK). This ihe paper ke„t telling me how
The city awarded verdict in their jta is another. The .'
long half of which is -owned by Mr.
Patridge an«l half by Mr. Oehler. The
open np of this street will give acce. s
to the western portion of the new resi
dence Park addition, which wa sold
out last fall.
The iurv cases will probably be com
pleted this week after which the jury,
will be excused. The balance of the'
case* will be tried and decisions given
by the court.
Bentlejr Grand Theatre
Monday, Feb. 7.'
.'This is the big feature production
that ran for one month at the Unique
Theatre in Minneapolis. All who have
of their piano fund.
The story concerns two baby daugh
/ters of a rich American in Russia who
became separated during an attack on
the Jewish quarter in old St. Peters
One girl grows un in a hot-bed of
radicalism and fs sent to America at
the age of nineteen to spread the doc
trine. The other sister is brought up
as the pampered daughter of an A
merican millionaire.
You will follow with interest the
meeting of these two sisters in A
mericft. The story is well prenented
by that clever and charming young
actress. Dorothy Phillips. Music by
the Milbank High School orchestra.
Remember the date, Monday, Feb.
7. 20c matinee for the children at
•1:1Two evening shows, 7:30 and
!):30. Ticketst oOc.
"If you miss it you will m&s Hd*
case a-ainst Arthur Pat ridge and er up its doings by not letting the
T. Oehler. The case was a condem- i bank be examined. The more i1 ane of
nation proceedings started after the! the nonpartisans are getting sick of
city council decided to open up Second the junk that has been handed to
street thru the property owned by Mr.. them, and at the ne\t election its a
Patridge and Mr. Oehler. The price) 10 to 1 bet that the ,-t.ate will rid itself"
for the land could not be agreed upon of its socialist leaders and have an
and the matter a- placet! before the i American government again.
jury. The amounts decided upon "Wishing you all the success in the
were the amounts olVered by the city world ami congratulating you on de
for the property. The properl v is a Teating the Reds in your last elec
strip of land feet wide ami 176 1't. tion. I am, Yours truly,
"Thomas R. Smiley/'
-^#Mmmit Independent.
-*«eefc this picture pronounce it unusu
ally ?*ood. Tickets now on sale by the Harold Strand died at the Orton
public school children for the benefit i
Subscribers to the last and current
issues of the Delineator will kindly
call for a copy at the public librarv.
When the Roberts County Non
partisans hot, the Sisseton Standard
they selected Thomas R. Smiley, an
experienced newspaper man, as its
editor. Mr. Smiley is a strong labor
union man and was in entire sympa
thy with the .Nonpartisan proposition.
He edited the Standard for some
months and was a member of the
inner circle of leaden in Roberts
County. That he was in good standing
among the Robert county nonpar
tisans and also the "higher ups"
is proved bv the fact that after he
left the Standard lie was put in charge
of a nonpartisan paper in North
Dakota. Not a line has appeared in
the Standard accusing Mr. Smiley
of being other than a loyal nonpar
tisan. The editor of the Independent
once suggested to Mr. Smiley that
he might learn a few things about
the league in time. That he has is
evinced by his letter. The letter
came to the Independent unsolicited
ami it is published without comment
so that those farmers who were in
duced to join the league can know
what one of the former league leaders
irt Roberts county has discovered aft
er intimate association with those who
are at the head of the Nonpartisan
Mr. Smiley'* letter follows:
"Mr. Editor
Have forgotten your name but net
the machine wrecked. Witnesses for| cause of the Nonuartisans was just.
the plaintiff and defVndent gave con-1 hut believe me after a little more than i
flicting testimonv. The action was to'{l .vp»' with them I certainly got a
recover $ 1.000 as the value of the car. belly full. I have found to niv satis-
from the east believing that t'^
Xheehan an.l J. D. Sheehan was rtis-' nation pro-German, i-n-An,erica...! 7'}! "'T ""..•""J'* «he
missed without lireljulice on a motion! mitfit ami am Iciekfnp mvseli' i'o- °^,n^
»f the atti'rnoy f„r Mr. It I ,.vintinK any of their dirty trash.'
Heve'oped that the suit was Ijroujtl.t I have been up here lone enough tot -f-
acainst the wron* parties. H*ffoj^ee ho,v the, v,e* ,1 an.i bankrupts ?.
Mtert will have to pay a threshing bil'i't'1® ^ate of North Dakota. Near this
amountinit to about S50 as a verdict town ilurin« the war the American' i.rij'.' "Vfi 1 i- II «h"ation
in favor of Marti. A.rtoon, th.e herj da,- was pulled ,lown an.l no attenipt tnHe Sam eonsnl
s n e e s s a y o o o i i e n u
askiAg for an--op
-»-T ».— .eouires,' be
ager o e ^-jinting appliratits citizenship.
»a»r»oiint represents idimony for thejjthe Nonpartisans love«l the working „nii'
The plaintiff was g-iven a judgment he and his board of directors beat me
of $S00 in the case of Augusta L. out'of $200 of my salary. Well, it wa^
Greening vs. the Bank of Commerce worth that much to be rid of them.
by direction of the court. The amount The so called "Industrial program" is
involved is a sale commission. a hugh joke, the Dank of North Dako-
past I wo years which las not been paidj men. and when 1 got sick of printing I TTJ.'!L° "•!!'. "flf
Inasmuch as DeV'aan has disappeared, their "I{er' stulf ami found out he
the bondholders will have to pay this yond a question it is nothing but a
amount i socialistic idea. 1 told him I was tinu,
are trying
to cov-
From Our frchaiMies
After reading in last Week 's Head
light about the value of an acre rf
ice, Drayman Johnson concluded to
start a little ice industry of his own.
He secureti the contract for putting
ut the creamery ice and has orders
'from Peever.fer ten cars of ice. We.
ran't see but that the ice on this side
of the lake is jmt as good as it is on
the Minnesota side ind there is really
no grood reason why Ortonville should
get all the ice business. We hope Mr.
Johnson may develope a good business, i that had obscured it nearly every day
-Big Stone Headlight.
Evangelical Hospital late 'ast
Thursday as the result of the serious
bums received in the fire of the Mon
day previous. The remains were re
moved to Webster lust Saturday and
interment was made in the cemetery
there, beside those of his father who
passed away about a year ago. The
Strands resided at Webster previous
to their coming to Ortonville.—Orton
ville Journal.
Over a hundred vote* wet* ea*t at
the special election held on Tuesday.
The franchise of the Dakota Tele
phone Co., carried strong by a vote
of seevnty-five to twenty-six. Thr«
vote of bonding the town for $6,009
for the purpose of buying the electric
light plant resulted fifty-one in fa
vor and fifty against with one blank
ballot cast.—South Shore Message.
The next meeting of the W.
T. V-
will be held at the home of Mrs. Helen
Olson on Tuesday Feb. N. A 1~ cent
lunch will be served and a general
invitation to all of the ladies of Mil
bank is extended.
La Bolt will have an evening school
with A. G. Swanson Sr. ami A. G.
Swanson Jr. as the instructors. We
heart ilv indorse this move and trust
that our LaBoIt patriots will meet with
more success than the local ones did
the way of support and attendance.
We ur^e even- man who has made
application for citizenship papers to
attend this school as Judge Anlerson
has positively stated ami his denials
at the last term of court shows that
no man who has not a working know
ledge of the American. Government
V.'. hall thc'T f'oj meet at i
Farnieis Elevator oiVice on Saturday,
Feb. oth, at 7:30 p. n.., and thereaftei'
tvief a week. We will begin With the
early history—landing of the Pilgrims
-~n! out 'ountry. and 'o!Uw sam»* in
til the adoption of the constitution of
the constitution of the L'nited State-,
nnTi then use the same for our text
hook until we have .-omewhat master
ed it. We will also study the English
language as well as geography as
much the time will permit. Whether
we shall be able to take up an furth
er subjects remains to be seen. Come
as many as are interested, and no
The above is in accordance with a
promise made to our county superin
tendent of schools.
January went out with a snow storm
in progress and it hud all of the as
pects of a splendid North Dakota
snow fell, howewr, and the warm days
since the first of February has taken
most of that away. The winter has
been ideal so far, w*th very little snow
ami less than a month of snappy cold
weather. The people who moved
West or South expecting to live in .1
better climate than South Dakota
usually has, lost their bet. And the
same applies to the Coal Man who ex
pected to sell in the same quantities
as last winter and at the much in
creased price. The mild weather has
saved from a quarter to a half of the
coal burned last winter.
Notice hereby gievn that tfce tttfit-
Greetings and Salutations
,!*e applicents for
i lul',r
Ae*onlingly our covn\ sujm rinten-
A. G. Swanson 8r.
with the above object in view, and
also takes ir sll who are already citi
zens but feel they should better under
stand the form of goernment they air
citizens of.
A. G. Swanson."
ft Weeks More of Winter
Winter wjll he with us for six weeks
So decided the Ground Hog when ht
emerged from his winter quarters for
a breath of fresh air about noon on
Wednesday, (not Tuesday as stated
by a local contemporary this week.)
just at the time the sun
had vtruffKfed thru the haze of clouds
this winter. He saw his shadow, and
accotding to the ancient belief, this,
will mean that we will have sib months
more of winter.
We hnvo received a copy of the f\
A. Richards bill introduced in the leg
islature by Mr. Ohmrin, and which is
be voted upon by the people of the i
state next general election. The title!
is, an act to standardize the Citi
zenshfp to individual respon-ibilit.'
under a legal merit system tov stimu
late morality as a basis for temper- i
,h* i-1"
loon and to stop the idoon from com-
ing back, ami to eliminate the boot-1 floor |1aV
legger, the illicit «onditions, th* need-j
less expense ami ri ime. ami to pre-1
measure fs introduced a appiopHate
legislation for «-«Murient action by
The bill goes on to declare who and
what is moral, immoral and unmoral,
but the real purpose and result of its
enactment would bo the opening up
the traffic in intoxicating liquors by
grocers, and pharmacists.
Mr Richards and a number of oth-
sen-e religious and personal lib-rtv.l ,.„n!ii,|(,nibi
-oci! fMtiyons can'4 **nt Ih'eug'i
their lioad, that t'v o,' Souf
througii with the liquor
traffic they have weighed it" in the
balance and found it unprofitable, and
they are not going to hand it over t6 rl«,th:n
moral, immoral or unmoral parties l
Lecturer Pleases Crowd
-econd number the
4.1 1 "Y^'T ^ore
to one of the finest that has been
given in this city.
Mr. Babb is not only a lecturer of
note, an orator of no mean ability,
and an entertainer of high rank, but
also .a dramatic actor.
blizzard Less than two inches of would certainly work' *s vengence up-1 °J follows: OO.OOO Jbs
faI! .,-.1 i.1. 1
on them.
The next number of the course will
be March 4th, when the Dixie Girls
musical entertainer- will appear on
platform. The efforts of the church
to give the peonle a class of higher
class entertainment than usually
comes 10 the city should be appreci
give their heartiest .-import to such
efforts. The society is somewhat be
low the required amount ta cover the
cost of the course and a large attend
ance at the remaining numbers will go
a great way toward 1 educing this in
ed premises of the Telephone building the home of Mrs. Conright and Feb. 2
are unsafe, and inasmuch as we would with Mrs. DeTuncq. At both meetings
b» force.) toi assume any responsibH- i„,er,atinK papers ami maga
ltv for accident we are compelled to' ...
give warning that anyone trespassing
The iots un which the Telephone
building recently destroyed by fire,
was located, has been purchased by
Gust M:ttelstcadt, one of the partner?
of the Mittelsteadt Bros., who occupi
ed ttie first fiopr of the building. A
modern two story brick building .will
be elected in the spring, the first floor
of^vhich will be occupied by the young
er Mittelsteadt brothers. Arthur and
Harold and the second floor of which
will !e offices.
The Telephone company decided
not to rebuild and offered the iots for
sale. The need of trie building is im
pel ative ami Mr. Mittelsteadt decided
to purchase the lots and build.
Money to buy the stock and start
business for the junior Mittelsteadt
Bros, will be raised by the sale of
stock in the building which is being
done at this time. More than $20,000
has been subscri!ed at this tinv and
there is littse doubt that enough
money ran be raised to buy stock and
stall the business go^ng. The stock
is sold in blocks of $100 ami carries
a guaranteed return -of N per cpnt. for
five years after which time (be stock
will be purchased if the holder so de
vir^s. This not only insures a profit
able investment but filh the need of
the business prosperity of the city,
that of having enough business houses
for the businessman.
With the Mittelsteadt Bros. out. of
business J. ]yf. Salzle forced out
because of no vacant .-tores, Milbank's
need of ne-v bu.dnes- blocks is clearly
shown. The new building will he en
tirely modern, with a fine front and
,f|mu, longer' than the ol.l' buil.linK.
The eeoml floo, will ,,,ntain six suites
0|- n,r,res
course, at the Congiegational church i .._j
—a hvture "100 Per Cent. Man" by' managed a c.othnig store of his
,. a 1 own in Huron, tin?, .-tate.
Fr-'nklin Babb, of Boston, Mass., rPU„ ,. ..
1 ., Ihe many friends ot Mr. Cohen v.H
•nceeiled bv those who heard 1
were driven home with all the force 1
of rlevorly chosen words and the aid
of peibonification and acting. He:
could change in an instant from!
swaviny his audience from laughte'- i
to deathlike stillness and misty eyes,
The "100 Per Cent Man" is one who
's man lirst, and businessman, doctor.!
lawver. or whateevr his work may be,
^fterwfirds."'" The time to t.ain the i
lira 11
parents shouhl start before he i- a
year old. Mr. Babb stated that if
child was not trained to obey instinc-i
tively and without thinking before hej
was two years old, he ne\er could te
He condemned the man, who in war
time made one dollar more than he
should have made, and declared in no
uncertain teims the wrath of the
soldiers and honest businessmen
the citizens and they should
Excelsior Club met Jan 19 at
zme s xvere
will be prosecuted. numbers rendered, making the meet
MITTELSTAEDT BROS, ings very interesting. Reporter.
suggestion for a tuird -hey
or meetja,community
by better ami moral lorn, o( ten.- available meetinc plare at this time,
oera»e« law to reward the righteously^
by the manat«ment in the State Civ il!
Service and eliminate and unrighteous »plt*»
as citizens and public officials, consis-i
an,, w,,,rkaKe of the rt
'"Vu *t?meo immediately so that the buil
nt with indi\ idual mcoal lights of starte*! immediately so that the build- which were found in the wall and the
M,e .»nrtj'.i™aM.ill of rirhts'7'Wu i °the'' "mwounte.! for.
as possible this sprhig.
New Manager hr Store
W dter Cohen. Kiin has been rrntn
ager of the Calmenson Clothing com
pany since it was started here in the
city last spring, .resigned his position
whi'h took effect Feb. 1st, and left
fov si., Paul, where he
Grant Ce. Creamery Report
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Grant County Creamery
company was held last Saturday kt't
ernoon in the farmers room at thf
court house. The report o£ the con
dition of the company was read and
a dividend of 8 per cent declared. The
s.° tha*
Mr. Volstad gave a partial report
nf ruiffar mada Ua fh/i
of butter made during the year, the
largest Dart of which was used here
in the city: 10,000 gallons of ice cream
made, which had a wholesale value of
$13,4|00. Half of this amount was used
here and one-half shipped out. The
ice cream was shipped along the Mil
waukee road west as far as Langford
and all along the Sisseton line. Mr.
Volstad also handles eggs and hf s
shipped a large amount- of this pro
The creamery i% essentially a farm
ers business, as it creates a market fov
the products of the farm as no other
business does. The local creamery
should be supported by every farmer
in the community as a means of in
creasing, the value of Giant county
farms and hence, his own. Mr. Vol
stad is an experienced buttermaker
and is prepared to handle a large col
umn of business and can give the best
o? prices.
£end us your news iUffm.
Mr. hristonherson is an old! ner. The cash drawers, were all emp
nvin. and has the recommen-, ty, but whether Mr. Stapleton had
dMtioos of the company uhen being! heen able to clear them and hide the
s^nt hei-e to assume charge of their ^onev *r ft va-? u,!:en by the rob
i store. Hi- home is near Wateitow n, I hers is vet unknown. It is ha'\Uy
where he lived for some time uTter be- possible that he could work that fast,
ing discharged from thfc arm .. Be- however after receiving the command,
to throw up his hands.
°«tbreak of the war he owned
success in his new undertakings. Mr.
Christoperson is not unknown here,
there helm' several of his soldier
friends in the city. He was an ac
tive member of the Legion post at
Watedtown and was elected its firs'.
regret to see him leave and wish hir he on the lookout. A doctor
°nly receipts was the rent
The same officers were re-elected
for the cdming vear. Thev are, Ben
oser, president G. H. Stengal, trea
surer Ezra Stenj^d, secretary: and
H. Linn and Oscar Damerow, direct
Consolidated April 1S8&
A late report I rom Corona
tlie robbers got away with
which was all of the cash
out of the safe at the time. It
is also established that the rob*
l»er entered the bank from the
ear and left the same way,
which accounts for the fact that
no one saw them The car was
•eft standing behind the baafc.
he car came in from the north
and left in the same direct on, it
being traced about ei#ht miles
by the tracks of one of the tires.
The back door of the bank opens
into an enclosed yard and is
obscured from the sti eet
Shortly before noon Thursday three
men entered the Coror a State bank at
Corona and held up Ray Stapleton,
assistant cashier who was alone in the
bank at the time, and in the exchange
of shots, when Mr. Stapleton attempt
ed to defend himself, shot and killed
Men who heard the shots in the
lumber yard rushed to the bank where
been made which could be the floor. He stalled for the drug1
hall, dance hull
will make his future home.
Arvey Christopher.-on, who has bechj
with tlu Calhienson siore in Aberdeen' the lav of the land and knew that Mr.
for some time arrived Tuesday morn-} Stapleton was alone in the bank at the
ng and assumed charge of the store time, the others having left for din-
met by Mr, Stapleton at
and fell dead jus-t as he reached
place which would hold i ^e door. Before he died he made the
statement that he was held up by
three men and robbed. He was shot
lias not been considered ser- in the throat.
Examination of the bank showed
*?ork of clearing away the that Mr. Stapleton had used the en
ill be tire six shots in his revolver, three #f
It is supposed that the robbers had
News of the lobberj was tele-phoned
to all ol the cities and towns around
there and sheriffs and marshals noti-
from here was sent for imn c.diately
but nothing could be done for Mr.
Mr. Stapleton was about 30 years of
ae-e. unmarried and living with his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Staple
ton. The other officers of the bank
are George Clark, president and an
uncle of Mr. Stapleton, and T. A.
Belden, cashier. Both were home to
•dinnet at the time.
Canal} Haa Takes Prize
Grant countv was well represented
by its sons and products at the First
Annual "Little International Stock
Show" which took place at the State
College at Brookings, Wednesday,
January 23.
Thomas Street, of Albee, captured
the grand champion prize of the sheep
division with a Southdown wether,
which he entered. Other students at
the college who entered were: R. Hoff
back of Big Stone City, who entered a
Shorthorn calf O-mand Street, of
Revilio, who entered a Herford vear
ling bull Alfred Nord, of Milbank,
who entered a Duroc Jersey boar
John Nord, who entered a Hamnshire
boar and Rudolph Steinlicht, of Mil
bank, who entered a Duroc Jereigy
sow over one year.
The following is taken from the
Brookings Register regarding the
"The first annual little international
live stock show which, was held at the
college .stock pavilion yesterday under
the auspices of the students' agricul
tural society was a decided success in
every respect. The crowds were so
large that they could not all be ac
commodated, All the animals were
from the college herd ami were fitted
ami shown by students and all of the
prizes were awarded on that basis.
L. C. Lippert of Timber Lake, was the
general manager of the show. J. C%
Holmes, Dr. B. H. flayer and Dr. G.
S. Weaver were the iudges. M«uUe
was furnished by the college
The vocational training row ggmfc
high in winning p,W
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It is
assumed that he must have struck the
robbers with the others.
No one could be found that saw the
car, nor the men with the exception
nf one man who s jm! he saw a Fowl
going north from town, which was
being driven at a furious speed. The
car had two snare tires on one side
and was a "hard looker." This seems
to be the only clew that has heen

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