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Bank ONE DOLLAR A DAY—$6 a week- or only one
year, and leave it stay for 30 years At 3 per cent, com
pound interest this will amount to $758.16 at 4 per cent,
compound interest this will amount to $1,010.88—a snug
sum for old age.
Excellent Crop Condition Forest Fires Spreading
[While in this corner of the
state the farmers just at present
complain of a lack of moisture
reports, from over thirty locali
ties in the agricultural portion
of South Dakota show fchatv recem/
heavy rains have proved of unto!
benefit to the crops .an/1 that this
has^l eem am ideal for the
farmers of South Dakota, pail icu
lairy (the last few clays, and they
have made the most of it. Many
of them now are engaged iaa get
ting their corn crop into the
ground, having completed the
work of small grain seeding. In
other localities, particularly in
the northern part of the. state, th
farmers are preparing their grour
for corn, and in another week waJi
be actively alt work putting their
com oi'op into the ground, lie."
ports from the various parts of
the sltate indicate that the corn
acreage will lie greatly increased
this season over what it was laisit
year. Farmers who last week
completed their small grain seedl
ing considered themselves fortu
nate as the grain received the
benefit of the heavy soaking
rain of lafilt Saturday and Sunday
Early sown, grain now is well h
bove the surface' of the ground,
and presents a healthy aippearanc.
the roots being strong and vigor
ous. The unseasonably cool weal)
•or has ju^t- boon the tiling for
small grain, as it has caused iit
to stool unusually well and1 indi
cates a bumper crop if timely
rains fall during the remainder ol
the growing season. There is a
general feeling of hopefulness a
momg the farmers of the state,
and w-ijth scarcely an exception
they regard the outlook as unus
ually bright for one of the best
crops ever raised in the state.
Public Library Report
The report of the Sissetom
public library for the monlth end
ing April 30,1911.
The library was open 30 days
for the circulation of books, read
ing and reference work.
The total number of volumes
issued was 290, a daily average
of 9. 9 volumes were issued to
country patrons. The largest
daily circulation was 22..
The attendance was 673, adultsi
numbered 125 and children 548.
The largest, attendance on any
one day was 45. The reference
workers numbered 22.
Mrs. J. O. Andrews preesntec
the library with twenty v-olume
of good books including history
and fiction for which we extern'
many thanks.
A. L. MacDonald,
Forest fires are sjtill burning
fiercely in the Canadian woods
and in motrhern Wisconsin and
upper Michigan. High wind is
driving the flames through the
timber end slashings at a rapid
rate and in northemn Saskatche
wan and Manitoba thtine are
large Monger belts
But northern Wisconsin and
upper Michigan the rains ol Sun
day have fortunately checked the
foreslt- fires, but the atmosphere
is still charged with dense smoke,
indicating the presence of fures,
none of winch are at the present
time considered dangerous. The
worst fires Wisconsin seem to
have been an the country back
of the Knife river and around
Pike Lake just sou'th of Super
The pleasemtest dans of the
season was gnven by the. Eagles
in the Opera House last Monday
evennjig and was a success fiayi
nci.ally and Otherwise.
There were about fifty couples
present, many coming from Mil
banjt and other places, all of who
"tripped the light fantasies" till
a lalte or rather early hour.
The music was furnished by tli
Bollenbeck Orchestra, and that
it was fine and inspiring goes
without saying.
As for the midnight supper, om
oould choose either the New
Eagle or Chausse Cafes wherein
to refresh the inner man as bo|Mi
places accommodated the large
crowd, and served refreshments
dinty enough to suit the palate
of the most finished epicurean or
substantial enough to satisfy the
demands of the more hearty
youthful appetite.
Vol. 18 SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, 8. D.. FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1911-10 Pages
lions of feet and through it hem
the fires are raging. Ra.in ap
pears to .be the only salvatwim,
as so. dry is the country the bus
that even the peaty soil smould
ers and kindles other fires when
ever the wind roses.
Many settlements are in danger
for these fares to the northwest
33!cl nortiivSst cover & ivifja
and it is estimated the fire zone
extends a distance of at least 500
miles. Reports of persons hav
ing been, burned are numerous,
but so iaii* the rumors lack con
firmation. Pamic stricken set
tlers are rushing into the clear
ing witli tales of suffering find
the loss oi all their possessions.
Horses, cattle, pigs, sheep and
hens have pemished, lor their own
ers had no tune ^to round them uj
before making their hasty flights
for safety.
Albert B. Kittredge was bom
March 28, 1861, in Cheshire coun
ty, New Hampshire. His early
education was obtained in the
public school and by private' tutor
When 17 years of age he entered
Yale university, being graduated
from that famous institution in
1882. He then commenced the
study of la.w in the office of Judge
Veasey, at Ruitland, Vt., after
ward studying in the law office
o,f Baehelder & Faukner,l of the
same place.
The study of law was continue(
until 1884, when he entered the
Ya.le law school, from which ho
was graduated in the spring of
1885. In June of the same year
he was admitted to the bar by tli
supreme court of Connecticut.
Kittredge Dies in Hot Springs, Ark.
Former United Senator, of Sioux Falls, South Dakora, Passes
Away After a Month's Illness.
Former U. S. Senator Albert
Beard Kittredge of Sioux Falls, Si
D., died Friday, May 5, at 9 30 o'
clock after a month's illness with
liver and kidney trouble. He ha
been unconscious for 4S hours.
His senatorial service concluded
two years ago.
He. arrived in Sioux Falls in 188C
and looked about for an opening
for the practice of his profession.
During this time he was frequent
ly seen about the office of the
Sioux Falls Press, the leading Re
publican daily, showing a likrni'
for the newspaper business.
After opening a modest little
law office, while waiting the aip.
peara.nce of clients he empolyed
a portion of his time by acting as!
the Sioux Falls correspondent of
the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Sub
sequently he entered into a co
partnership with C. H. Winsor.
and practiced his profession.
At. the repubialcn national con
vention of 1892 amd. 1896 he was
ejected as the South Dakota mem
ber of the republican national con
Mr. Kivtreoge, because of Irs
extreme reticence, was often re
ferred to as the "Silent, Man",
o.n Sphinx. Newspaper men nl
wavs were cordially received by
him. but the information th.ev ob
tained did not usually give them
the material for an article. Som
times Mr. Kittredge turned inter
wWn would in a. few
in possession of his visitor, bWf
minutes secure all the informat.io
without giving up a.nv in form a
tio.ii himself.
Sisseton Wins Again.
Locals Defeat Wilmot High
School 7 to 0 in a Fast
Game of Ball.
In one of the fastest games ol
the season the Sisseton High
School ba«e ball team defeated th
Wilmot High School team on thv
local diamond last Saturday alter
noon. The wand was high, so wan
the enthusiasm of the local sup
The visitors were not allowed
to score at all. Only two tunes
during the whole game did a Wil
mot player reach third base on hi
way to tlie coveted score. Ill
most cases it was one, two, three
and out.
Of the seven scores made by
the home team two are credited
to Ezra Lewis, and one each to
All red Monnie, Wyllis Mams
•James Hanson, Dana Babcock
and Paul Ulster.
Umpires- Prof. Skorupinsk
and Dr. Ilowg. Score keeper,
Mr? Lemmones Dies
The many friends of Mrs. Lela.1
Lemmones were inexpressible
shocked yesterday when the new?,
reached here oi her death at her
home in Minneapolis after an
operation for appendecitis. Tin
remains were brought to Wilmot
for interment, where her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Gorman, reside. Sh
was a niece of Mrs. John Per
kins, formerly of this place, anc!
a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs
Taylor Woods, of Lien township.
On July 11, 1901, Mr. Ivittiredgi.
was appointed United States sena
tor to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Senator James H.
Kyle. He served until March 4,
1903. The legislatute which con
vened in -January, 1903, elected
him to the senate for a full term,
and he served until March 4, 190!
when he was succeeded by Senate
C'oe I. Crawford.
Mr. Kittredge occupied a com
manding position in the United
States-senate, being a member of
the judiciary and in tea-oceanic
canal committees, and taking a
prominwft part in starting the
work of constructing the Panama
In tJ .senate Mr. Kiittredge at
once to rank with lithe lea el's,
and at the time of his retirement
was one of the few foremost mem
hers of that body.
Personally, Mr. Kittredge was
pleasant, kind and courteous
to all, a. lover of children, al
though a confirmed bachelor, and
a true friend on whom one could
rely at all times.
His retirement from the senatte
was a loss to the state and to. the
nalt.ion. His death is an irretri
evable loss to- this state, because
no. one can fill his place, and from
north to south, or east to wesit am
South Dakota his peer as a main
and statesman can not be foumidi
Thousands mourn for him who
was a loyal friend to all who em
joyed his confidence and we trust
that his great soul finds rest and
peace in the realm in which it
has joined other great souls.
Friday afternoon Ithe remains
were shipped to Jaffrey, N. II.
where they arrived Sunday night
With the body went Senator Kitt.
redge's devoted brother and
siftter, H. W. Kittredge and Airs.
Charles Pearson, of Gardner, Mas
and C. M. Day of the SioujV
Falls Argus-Leader. Th« iservice.s
were held from the old iTomestea*
nestling amid the histor.iic hills of
old New England, and the inter
ment took place Monday after
noon in the family eemiftery
where generations of his fore
fathers "slept their last sleep."
Many beautiful floral wreaths
tributes of love and respect, from
various orders, prominent publifl
men. relatives and others, wer.
law! oil. the biter above the great
kind heart which is for.ev
Order received today fr* r
Judge McNultv that the reguui
May term ol' the Circuit Court ki
and Kir the County of Roberts
will convene on May 23 for 1-lt
hearing ol Court Cases. Am",
ordered that the Jury be drawn
and .summoned to appear at
Mlu ^tanhari
seton, S. D., on May 31st, at i'.
P. M., and Unit the heairung 01
Ptlt.it.ions for Naturalization b«'
continued until May ols*t, l'tll
at 2 P. M. Parties whose Peti
tions tor Naturalization come on
for hearing at this time aire re
quested to appear together with
the same witnesses who appear
ed with them a|t the time tlie.iir
application was made.
The Calendar at this tenu ot
Court will not be as large as
In Municipal Court.
'1 he Cease of the State of South
D.ikol.i v.s L. Sprague wjik hoard
in 'the MunicipalC ourt Monday
tins ueek. The defendant
charged with grand larceny, ar
hence tlie trial before the con.
Monday was only a prelumsnar
trial, the cr.ime charged being
beyond the jurisdiction of the
Municipal Court. After the
dence was all submitted Jud'
Andrews took the matter tin
advisement, aijd on Wedne^dr
made, an order discharging
Court will convene again Mr.
day, the 15th, of May the Mav
Term having adjourned to th
The New Weight Law
A bulletotn issued by the pure
food commissioner of /the state
calls attention !to the provisions oi
the newly enacted net weight law
which goes imifco effect om July ls.1
and wichh imposes the following
Each and every package of food
amd which imposes the following
must be stamped to .sJnow the
true'net weight, measure, or num
erical count. It must bear the
name of the manufacturer or
wliolesaler. together with the ad
dress of the same. The true grail
or class, of the product must be
given. All goods in Ithe hands ot
retailers and wholesalers withim
the: State on July 1st, 1911, are
exempt and do not comei within,
tlie terms of the law. According
to the opinion, of the Attor'y Gen
eral. this provision does not ap
ply to goods outside of the state.
Particular attention is also call
ed to the fact tha.t on. and after
July 1st, boxes of berries must bo
labeled to show their true ineasur
Federal Court Decisions
J. P. Stevens was «ent.e.nc.ed to
a. term of two years in the feder
al prison at Fort Leavenworth on
conviction of introducing liquor
on- Ind'nan allotment, lands. J. W
Ba-rrington was attorney for the
Asa Sweetcorn, an Indian, en
tered a. plea of guilty to a. charge
of introducing liquor on Ithe
The First National Bank
Ant! The
First Savings and Trust Company
on the strength of their past reputation for
square dealing, present capable organization
and also because of their combined capital
surplus of
The First National Bank
seton-Wahpelton reseirvation aji.
rece.i vel a sentence of six months
ui the Roberts County jail amd a
fine of +100 and costs.
Yellow Boy, an Indian, was
tried for grand larceny and ac
quitted wrt.li a fine.
Oliver Campbell, an Indian, en
tered a plea of guilty of intro
ducing liquor on Indian allotment
lands and was sentenced to a
term ol. six months in the Brown
Counlt.y jail and a fine of $100
The ease of Enoch iteddiay was
postponed until the No vein be
term of Court.
Tew and Duzon were acquit
ted of selling liquor to Indians,
and they arrived home Thursday
Attorneys Sears and Mani ap
peared for (tlie defendants nn al)
of tlie above—except the Steven'a
For Sale—A first-class
weighing about 1200 to 1400
pounds. Inquire at The Stand
ard office.
NO. 46.
Filibustering Called Oft
Filibustering across tlie Rio
Grande, carrying arms to the
Mexican revolutionists, has been
effectively checked through the
activities of forty mounted men
under United States Marshal
G. Rrcwtser, who constantly pat
rol every foot of the boundry li«»
between Texas and Mexico. At
the. outbreak of the prseent re
volution many leaks through the
border were discovered, but were
not systematically checked until
the patrol w.as inaugurated. Back
cd now by the United States
troops along the Rio Grande the
deputies have clamped down the
lwl effectually on filibustoirinig.
Col. lir«Wnter keepis hits force
deputing in constant patrol along
the right bank of tlie river and
they keep constant touch with
thejr chief.
"While we do not stop amy one
carrying arms toward Mexico un
til actually caught in t,he act of
crossing," he said "a miinute chec
kejt an the whereabouts amd
movements of such and Wash
ington ,is immediately wanned.
"Except in Chihuahua, and to
the west, activities in Mexico* are
Purely bandits affairs and lack
all similtude of dignified rebellion
There is no reason why the
Americans should give these rob
l*®rs the least show of encour
agement. Theiir object is plundei
bcrs the least show of eneonr
pure and simple."
The board of County Commis
sioners met in regular session this
week with all the members pres
ent. The board is composed af
Messers Sateiren, Grandbois, Mick
olson, Itemuml and Mel and and
being all conservative anxj
thorough business men, no time
was lost haggling over trifling
details— as so often occurs—but
a lot of important business was
disposed of expeditiously and sat
isfactorily to the public.
Bids for Material for a Granary
And Machine shed for the
Poor Farm
The Board of County Commis
sioners will receive bids for ma
terial for a granery and machine
shed for the Poor Farm, on June
2nd., 1911, at ten o'colck A. M.,
according to itemized bill of mar
terial an file with the County
The Board reserves the rig.'
to accept or reject any or aUS
bids. •ifar«A
J. A. Ray, County Auditor.
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