HERALD VOL. XXXXII No, 45
UGH MARK IN JUNE
June 1921 was the hotti-st June
that we have had for many years ac
cording to old timers in Grant county
The records taken by Irving Patridge
for the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau, show that it was
""'"asonsiderably hotter than 1920, when
the average was a trifle higher than
'74. The average for June 1021 was
More rain VI during ie 1920
than did this ytstr. the records thriv
ing that 9.63 inches fell during 1920
ami 2.*»4 during 1921.
e following i" a daily record of
June 1920 Jane Ifl'l
Max Min Max Min
1 64 52 79 53
2 64 45 70 50
8 54 40 63 43
4 62 49 68 35
5 67 40 74 45
76 54 85 55
7 85 54 76 57
7 90 59 75 59
9 81 60 80 01
0 57 84 63
11 89 61 86 53
12 85 65 85 72
13 90 67 80 54
14 77 65 84 61
15 ...» 69 63 85 68
16 71 58 87 71
17 68 55 90 63
18 70 47 91 65
1« 74 49 85 67
0 75 53 84 54
1 72 55 86 58
22 71 56 84 58
23 76 52 95 57
*24 68 57 90 60
25 75 61 92 62
26 84 64 92 67
27 75 63 88 66
8 75 66 88 71
39 ... .82 56 02 65
30 .... 80 68 97 70
No Damage to Crops
A hit? wind accompanied a shower
of ain that fell Wednesday afternoon
•wJiicb for some time looked latber ser
ious. Train all reports- we ca%*"."d.h
iM48MiiAag«' was done to the giUfn
.-altho fields ^on the north side of the
hills suffered somewhat by being
blown down. A few trees and brandies
were blown down and one of the
-globes on the White Way near the
Bank of Commerce was Mown oT.
Crop conditions are fine and there
is every prospect for u bumper har
vest in this vicinity. Binders have
been in the fields for several days and
before next week practically every
fie'd will be leady for the harvesters.
The corn is 'way ahead of the season
and a record yeild should be establish
cd this year.
Harvest hands a-e drifting ir.to the
city to he ready when the work open
up. No established rate has been
made as yet, but in other counties
where the Farm Bureau has taken
the matter up a S3 rate with board
4ind room has been made. Wages this
year will probably be about that a
raount, which is considerably less than
for the past few years.
Golden Wedding Celebration
Lloyd W Thirsk returned last week
from Bawlf, Alberta, where he and
his little daughter had been to attend
the golden wedding anniversary of hi
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
'Thomas Thirsk, who wore among the
pioneer settlers of this countv, but
who have been living in Alberta for
the past twenty years. Mr. and Mrs.
Thirsk were married in Ontario, and
the minister who performed the cere
jttony is aoH 92 years of age and
lives at Calgary, but through feeble
ness was unable to attend the wed
ding celebration. Lloyd states that
all of his brothers and sisters except
one who was detained by illness at
Winnipeg, enjoyed the family reunion
on the happy occasion.
Wins in Guessing Contest
Little four-year-old France Bier
walk was the lucky guesser in the
watermellon seed guessing contest
which Joe Salzle had running for the
past few days. The contest closed
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock and
nine judges immediately sat down to
«at the meilon and count the seeds.
There were 102 guesses cast, the
lowest being 32 and the highest 3,000.
The number of seed^ in the mellon,
which weighed 30 pounds was 870,
and the nearest guess was 878. The
prize was $2 in cash.
firemen Hold Meetlnf
A Firemens meeting was held last
Thursday evening at the fire hall. A
test run was made by the truck down
Main street and everything is report
ed to be in fine working condition.
The fire chief requests that auto
drivers and pedestrians clear the
street when the truck horn is sound
ed as the truck' has the right-of-way,
and should not be **©a
gestion of cars.
LUTHER LEAGUE MEETS
The annual meeting of the Vftn
tluop Luther League of the AUJJUS
tana Synod was held at the Lutheran
church at Strandburg on July 1st.
2nd and 3rd. The convention opened
Friday evening with a concert by the
Stockholm 1 and after which a pro
gram was rendered by the Local
Luther League. After the program a
reception was given to the delegates
and visitors. Saturday forenoon a
business se^ion was held at which
the repoits 4f the officers for the past
year were read and approved. Tire
election of officers for the ensuing
year resulted as follows:
President—Rev. Gustaf E. fllyd*
Vice Pre.-ident—Rev. C. A. Benson,
Secretary—Conrad Johnson, Stock
Treasurer—Chester Lager, Berna
A substantial sum of money wa
donated to the China Mission and all
the Luther Leagues were instructed to
make an extra effort to gather funds
for this noble cause.
Saturday afternoon and evening the
convention met with the Grace Luth
eran congregation at I.r.Bolt. Very
good programs were rendered by the
Luther League of the LaBolt church.
In the afternoon Rev. O. J. Arthur,
pastor of the Swedish Lutheran
church at Mankato, Minn., and also
a member of the executive board for
Gustarus Cortege at Saint Peter, Minn
w:-s present and appeared on the pro
gram, and in the evening Rev. Samuel
Miller, Dean of the Lutheran Bjide
school of St. Paid, Minn., was the
On Sunday the sessions were held
in Ihe church at Strandburg. In the
forenoon both Swedish and English
'ommi-nion seivices were held, Dr. C.
B. L. Boman of Bernadotte, Minn.,
preached the preparatoiy sermon in
the Swedish language ard Rev. Aug.
Sarruelson of Providence Valley
pieached the preparatory seimon in
'the English language. Dinner was
served to all present, in the church
parlors by the ladies of the congre
gation. In the afternoon Rev. Mil
ler -jive 3, very interesting and in
structive bible study. In the even
ing the visiting delegates gave their
program consisting of musical num
bers and readings. Mis Agnes Bergh
Supt of Nurses of the Luther hospital
at Watertown was present and sang
a vocal .olo. Rev. Arthur of Man
kato, Minn., was the principal speak
er for Sunday evening's program. All
the numbers by visitors, delegates and
the members of the local Luther Lea
gue were well rendered and instruc
tive to a large degree, especially the
addres. es given by Rev. Arthur and
Lev. Ai.jier. The choir from the Provi
dence Valley chuv.'h was present Sun
day afternoon and rendered several
songs which were enjoyed to a greac
extent. A large number of people
attendrd the convention in spite of
the rain that fell Saturday evening
and all day Sunday and without ex
ception felt that they were well re
paid for any effort they had mad* t$
Commissioners Don*t Mind Heat
The county commissioners have
been busy during the past week on
the work of equalizing the assessors
books of the rounty. All of the books
from ihe townships have to be worked
over, at which time the protests of the
land owners regarding the valuations
find assessments made on their pro
perty are heard and equalized.
Bit's for bridge material and cul
verts will be received Friday (today)
tor use for the balance of the summer.
Bids for the material and work of
a'nting the County farm buildings
were received during the week but
the contract has not been awarded.
The commissioners will be in ses
sion ^nr "et a5? there is
considerable work yet to be acca
Stockholm Insurance Meeting
C. S. Amsden. secretary of the
Stockholm Mutual Fire Insurance
company attended the annual meeting
of that conuianv which was held in
Stockholm last Tuesday. The reports
of the officers were read, which show
ed that, altho the losses had been
very heavy for the past year, the
company was in good financial condi
tion, having a surplus of over $12,000.
Joseph Hedman and 0*. B. Fornell,
two members of the board whose
terms expired this year, were re
elected to th same office.
We acknowledge the receipt of the
announcement of the marriage of
Miss Esther Alice Clark, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Clark, of
Waubay, S. D., to James W. Nielson
of Valley City. N. D. The wedding
took place on Tuesday July 12. Mrs.
Nielson is well known to many Mil
bank people. They will make their
,home in Valley City, returning there
the first of Septehibeft
YOUNG PEOPLE WED
A quiet wedding was solemnized at
the home of Mrs. L. Hubert when her
daughter. Miss Zoe Belle was united
in marriage to George A. Schmidt
Tuc-d xy afternoon. July 12. The cere
mony was witnessed by SO relatives
and immediate friends of the couple.
Rev. F'ed Ray officiated.
The bride was attired in a white
taffeta gown cann ing a bouquet of
white roses and pink and white sweet
peas and the groom wore a dark blue
serge suit. They were attended by
Allison Hebert, brother of the bride,
er.d Mrs. H. N. Krause, sister of the
gioom, who wore a navy blue taffeta
gown and carried a bouquet of pink
roses and sweet peas. After the
ccremony a three course dinner was
Bo.h of the young people have
grown to maturity in this vicinity,
the bride having been bom and
reared in Milbank, and the groom hav
ing grown to manhood in Genesee
town-hip. near Corona. Both have
won a wide circle of friends thiu their
quiet and cheerful ways. Mrs. Schmidt
was one of the Herald-Advance force
for -ome time and thru her faithful
and willing nature won for herself
a ulaco that will be hard to bo tilled
by another. We, therefore, can speak
with great truthfulness when we s-iy
that Mr. Schmidt's gain was our los^.
We extend our heartiest congratula
tions ."id best A'ishes to the young
ouplr. ier u long riul happy married
in the city.
DAK, FRIDAY. JULY
The New Doctor Prescribes
Victim of Hobo Hold-up
Harry Owen, of Wheaton, 111., was shot and perhaps
fatally injured in a hold-up which took place on a west
bound freight train which pulled into Milbank shortly be
fore 10 o'clock last night (Thursday.) The man was
rushed to the local hospital where few hopes wrere held
for his recovery. The bullet entered just below the heart.
Sheriff Wilson immediately telephoned to Summit and
stations along the road to hold all hoboes on the freight.
to make their home heie
C. E. Swanson Commits Suicide
C. 1'!. Swanson, residing six miles
southwest of this city commilted sui
cide sometime during Sunday night
by shooting himself thru the head
with a shot gun. For months sickness
has afflicted him and other worries
had so shattered his nerves, that in
a moment of utter mildness' he com
mitted the rash act. He was 55 years
4 months and six days old, owned a
fine faim of nearly 1000 acres, well
stocked with cattle, many full bloods
among them and so far as known free
of debt. Mr. Swanson served at one
time as deputy State Superintendent
of Public Institution, was a man of
kten judgment and splendid educa
tion, a successful business man and
farmer. He resided in various places
in the state but often referred to his
old neighbors at Lake Prestin, where
he taue-ht school for many years.
His wife and twin sons Paul and
Carl aged 13 survive. Of his broth
ers and sisters we have no knowledge
but one sister has been visiting him
this summer. Mr. Swanson was born
in Indiana and came to South Dakota
many years ago and until about seven
years ago was engaged in education
work. Health failing his physician
recommended farm work and he came
to Roberts county, purchased the pres
ent farm and has resided thereon un
til his death.—Summit Independent.
Earl Robinson left Tuesday on a two
weeks vacation which he will spend
visiting in Hunter, N. D.
The work on the Mittelstaedt build
ing ha? been progressing rapidly dur
ing the past few weelc and the Mit
telstaedt Brothers are making plans
t® rave their store open by the end
$£. August at least. The exterior
woik on the building is practical?7
competed with the exception of the
front, \\hich will be installed later,
and work has begun on the interior.
The first floor will be completed first.
The electricians and plumbers have
been working steadily during the week
•rstallir.g the wiring rnd plumbing.
The fr.-me work ''or the balconv has
been installed and the work of lath
rg and plasl ering has begun. The
omplcted store will make it a fine
addition to the business district of
the city and the owners can be proud
The forms for the foundation were
juilt ard the work of pouring the
concrete for ihe walls of the Smith
building has been started this week.
The building is to be 110 feet long
and bowling alleys will be installed in
the basement. This will be welcomed
by tl\p bowling: fans of the city as
here have been no alleys here for
ome time. The first floor ill be used
bv the Smith Pool hall which is to
vacate their present quarters this fall.
He Hits the Trail
The senior scribe of the Herald
Advance in company with his guard
ian angel and Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Thorndike of Big Stone City started
Monday morning on a motoring tour
over the Yellowstone Trail to Wil
low Creek, Montana. If nothing hap*
pens te their carburator and their
inner tubes hold out they will be
away for several weeks, dun'irg which
time this great family journal wil1
be in the hands of the young men of
the office, who guarantee to run it on
high moral lines during the absence
of the old man, and they are entitled
to receive all complaints, kicks and
other emoluments gpperta\n?ng to the
business and transmit them unim
paired to their heirs and assigns for
ever. We wash our hands of the
whole thing and take to the road.
M. P's. to Have Big Picnic
Plans have been completed for a
picnic for the members and familie1
of the Knights of Pythias at Hart
ford Beach next Sunday.
The picnicers are to meet at the
hall before 9 o'clock on Sunday morn
ing where the cars will meet to carry
them out to the park. All members
who wish to go and who have not
cars will notify F. C. Rockwell sc
hat arrangements can be made.
Everyone is asked and urged to be
the meeiing place promptiy so that
there will be no delay and that every
one who wishes to go may have thr
opportunity. There will undoubted^
he a large number who will go ,ar
the weather prevented the proposer'
picnic last year. Each family wil1
bring a lunch for themselves an
all will eat together at one lonr
Come out ami have- a good time at
th» K. P. picaie.
1 V 4
DR. KIRCHNER WEDS
The follownig item regarding the
marriage of Dr. George C. Kirchner
be of interest to his many friends
here. The doctor left the city with
out telling very many that he was
going and and without gaining the
advice or permission of any. Altho
the young lady of his choice is un
known here, it is a sufficient recom
mendation and intioduction that she
chose to be Mrs. Doc and there
be- a waim welcome awaiting her here.
Dr. Kirchner has been located here
since his discharge from the ariny
over two years ago, when he pur
chased the dental office from Dr. Ross.
He has made a great many friends
here and is actively intnested in the
Gun and Rod Club, the Golf Club, th&
Booster association, and the American
Legion, of which be is adjutant.
1 he Herald Advance joins the host
of friends in the congratulation^ and
be wishes to the young couple.
"Miss Ruth Leiby. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. N. Leiby, pioneer resi
dents of Ellenda'e, and Dr. George
C. Kirchner of Milbank, S. D., were
very quietly married Wednesday. Juti?
159th, at ten o'clock in the Presbyter-
church of this city. Rev Henry
ewis, pastor of the church, perform
the ceremony, which was witnessed
by only members of the immediate
"Mrs. ^Kirchner is one of the mosL
harming young women of this com
munity, where she was born and rear
ed. She is a graduate of both ihe high
choc! ar.d the Normal school here
:md since her graduation from the lat
ter institution, in the cluss of '!•'?, she
has been engaged in teaching in the
Ellendide city schools ,\vith one yea
spent on the teaching staff of the city
schools of Elkader, Ta. The pas!: year
Mrs. Kirchner spent at hime. helping
with the cam of her biother, Kenneth,
who has been ill since last autumn.
"Dr. Kirchner is one of the leading
young dentists of Milbank, and has
many friends in Ellendale who made
his acquaintance during the year and
n half in which he took over the prac
tice of Dr. Ross.
"Following the marriage service Dr.
and Mrs. Kirchner left by automobile
or a bi iff hoEeymoon to be
'ov a lakes. They will be at home to
their frier.ds after September 1st ai
Milbank.—Dickey County Leader.
Band Concftr! Program
Banif rnrcoi program
day July 20th at stand in old court
!.eu e park.
March—The Attoi'ney General—K.
Serenade. Moonlight and Love—
Trombone Smear, Shoutin' Liza—
VaVe, Where the Lazy Mississippi
Tntermetzo, Lovers' Lane—Mackie
One Step, Stop It—Mel B. Kaufman
Oard Musical Smash Up» "Splint
Waltz, The Skaters—E. Waldtenfel.
Fox Trot, Nesting Time—James F.
Romanise, Song of the Night—Mack
Caprice, Cupid's Dart—Mackie-Bey
March, Long Tone—Al. Hayes.
Star Spangled Banner Franks
No Picnicing at Tourist Park
Complaints have been coming in this
week of Milbank people using the
tourist camping park for family
gatherings and picnics, thus occupy
ing the tables and benches intended
for the use of travelers, and country
folks who may wish to bring along
their dinner or lunch and partake o*
the same in the park. The park or
the old court house grounds can be
used by Milbank people for picnics
or gatherings, and if necessary and
advisable tables and benches will be
provided there, but I kindly request
that tourists be not interfered with
or crowded out of the tourist park.
N. F. Nelson, Mayor.
The Misses Bernice und Ada Raw
son returned Wednesday from Min
neapolis after a ten days' visit. They
were accompanied home by Dr. Robe
Rawson, his wife and son Robert and
Mrs. Rawsons' sister, Miss France
Sinclair, who will visit the home folk.
for a few days. The party made the
trip from the city by auto and had
fine going until they reached Monte
video, where they ran into the storm
From Monte to Milbank the road
were much the worst for the heav?
fall of rain.
The Downie and Thorndike auto
party were still in South Dakota or
Tuesday evening according to a card
received from them on Wednesday.
They stayed at Morristown that night.
The roads are fair aad the weather hot
Consolidated April 1890s
JULY TERN OF COURT
$0 CONVENE TUESDAT
Due to the fact that the order for
the jurors was not executed in time
for the July term of court to convene
on July 12, the court will be opened
on Tuesday, July 19. Hon Judge An
derson of Webster will preside.
There are S criminal cases, 24 civil
cases and 33 naturalization applica
tions to come before this teim of the
The criminal cases are the State
vs. Cecelia Kinchliff, State vs. J. W.
Tnnnehill an3 State vs. Arnold Hot
The civil ca.T« are onses continued
flpbm the- last January term of court.
The number of naturalization appli
cations establishes a record in Grant
county The largest number before
being 24. which was at the January
te?m. Thirteen were continued over*
and will come before this term. Ac
cording to the rule established by the
court the applicant must pacs the sec
ond r»xf»r-r~atior. or loose his oppor
tunity to become a citizen. It wa.?
for this reason that the night school
and natui'alij'ation school were estab
lished here and in the larger cities
"r. the statf. The school here was
closed for lack of attendance after
running about a month. Only a small
number of the men who are now ask
ing citizenship papers were regular
attendants at that school, and should
any fail to pass the final examina
t:on for their papers, they will have
only theroselve« to blame. All of ther
33 men have been notified to appear
for this term of court.
The following is a of the ap
olicants:— Christ Popoff, Theodore*.
Benson, Baltasar Tuchscherer, Maurid
Hanson, CarhC. Troelsen, Wilhelm M.
Bergstrom, James M. Jones, Casimer
Thomas Boruta, William F. Thiele,
Herman W. lteihe, Franz Pepka. Gus
tav W. Mielitz. Rudolph Ernest, Otto
H. Thiele, John Reischke, Gust A.
Lindell, Frank G. Carlsoi, Walter A,
Whipple, Julius F. Bethke, Guptaf E»
Carlson, Swan M. Peterson, Ejnar JT*
Pederson, Swan Mattson, Seven Jf
Nordouist, James A. McMinn, Otto Gi
Camp Meeting Welt Attendef
The Camp meeting which has been
in session for the first ten days of
the month at Chautauqua Park came v
to a close with the afternoon service
on last Sunday. More than half of
the preachers in the Aberdeen district
ware in attendance at least part of the
time. There were also a number of
people from the Milbank and othei'
churches of the district present at
numbo of the services. All enjoyed
the splendid sermons and lectures de
livered by the' Drs. Kohlstedc ,Sea-t
man and Scherm?rhorn. Also the
fine leadership and solo work of Mrs.
,McMikles. It is always impossible tv
tell just the exact amount of good
wrought in any special meeting of
this nature but we* feel sure that
many received ^reat help that will
abide. We also want to acknowledge
the helpful addresses by Mrs. Taylor
Srrt^tyn- of the Minneapolis Branch
of the Womans Foreign Missionary
Society. All in all the meeting was an
Dr. Kohlstedt after preaching the v
closing sermon at the Camp meeting
Sunday afternoon, came then to Mil
bank for the evening union service
which was held in the Methodist
church. At this place he delivered a
fine lecture on Missionary enterprises
in the home and foreign fields.
And Still doing Down v*
Oti another page in the ErlaiWt-ort
& 'Johnson Co. advertisement th$
housewife will be able to gain an idei|.
nf fhn Imvirnr nniuAv r.-t fnt-kAo'c
of the buying power of father's dol*
lar today as compared with one year
ago. The results are indeed surpris
One year ago three items, 100 lb*
of sugar, 1 sack of flour and one bus,
of potatoes cost $37.25. Today thes^.
items cost $9.95. Comparing thes^
prices with the buying ]ower of wheat
in 1920 and 1921, the farmer woultf
have had to hau! 14.4 bushels to Mil*
bank in 1920 to pay for the three arti.
des, while in 1921 he can bring in 9
bushels and take home the sugar, flout
The general run of .groceries and
necessities for the household is dowrt'
and the dollar today will buy from 23
to 75 per cent, more than It did last
The Baby confarestce held in the 1
Farmers room at the court house on
Saturday July 9% wis fairly well at
ta&de deouid«riftg the hot weather
•ad the circus. .Tin. County Nurse
Wits to weiglil aatf measure every
under two-years of age in this
tfty artstmvuallar eouatry bite
yewr baby to Of aext
at tfti eeovt
Busjafcn, John Qsoinak, Henry G.
ft oh lis, Rudolph M. F^nkf
ibalswick, Fran* i. H*»1
man, -CftHs-^^. Irffl
tian Paulson and Anton G. Anderson.
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