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Vol. 18
Complaint was filed Monday
by the Minneapolis Traffic associ
ation against the Chicago & Nort?
Western, Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, if.i'Vr roads b.-foi-e
the interstate commerce coiiiinis
sion, alleging that freight rates
on all classes of merchandise fron
AFTER YOU MARRY the girl of your choice a bank
account will come in handy. Besides the man who saves his
money is thought more of by his employer and is given the
position of responsibility over the man who spends all he
S. Dak. Rates Attacked TheStandard (N1 Decision
Minneapolis to South Dakota
points are "exorbitant, unjust
and discriminatory.''
The complaint was filed with
the commission by W. P. Trickctt
executive manager of the Minme
apolis traffic association, .May 25,
and was officially placed on re
cord by the commission Monday.
The complaint follows a recent
decision of the commission that
(the roads have a right to advance
rates to South Dakoita but in mak
ing advances should not discrimir
ate against Minneapolis.
The complaint states 5that Min
neapolis, owing to its manufact
uring interests and proximity to
South Dakota, is the chief pri
mary market and source of sup
ply for the people of South Dako
ta and lias not received recognit
ion from the railroads of that
fact that -owing to excessive rate
business intresfts of Minneaepolif
and customers in South Dakota
have an unlawful and unjust bur
den placed on them. The com
plaint pleads for a hearing before
the commission to determine rea
sonable rates for all classes of
The complaint is made against
the following roads1 Chicago &
Norith-Western to and from Soutl
Dakota points east of Missour:
river and connecting lines west
of the river Chicago, Burling
ton & Quincy Chicagoi, Milwau
kee & St. Paul to and from point!
on main line Chicago, Milwaukee
& Pugeft Sound railway and Blacl
Hills division Chicago, Rock Is
land & Pacific Chicago, St. Paul
Minneapolis! & Omaho, to and fro
Chicago & North*Western raihvaj
east of Missouri river Great
Northern, Minneapolis & St. Loui
and to and from the South Dako
ta Central railway? on the roads
named and the Illinois Central.
Attend Graduation Exercises.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Battertom,
Mrs. M. A. Knappen, Miss Avis
Knappen and H. P. Knappen com
prised an automobile party theft
went to Graceville, Minn., Wed lie
day, to attend the graduation ex
ercises of St. Joseph's Academy.
Miss Muriel Lindquist, of Dia
mond, was a member of the grad
uating class-and like all the othe
gweet girl graduates acquitted hea
self in a lughly creditable man
ner. .. I
The decision againts the Stand
ard Oil Coiopauy seems more like
ly- to benefit the putiic as a warn
ing against improper aggrega
tions of power ani. uipit&l il,
by immediate practical results. If
this superabundant corporation
was actually stopped from doing
business the resulting inconven
ience would be very considerable
The decision proviidies that that
shall not happen. The company
will .have to reorganize to lutifcch
the interpreted Sherman law.
That there will be any bargains
for the general public either in
peltroleum products, shares or sub
sidary concerns, does not look al
all likely. If the courts ruling
compels the corporation to sell
anything there are no abler buy
ers about than the more consider
able holders of ithe corporation's
tose. And no doubt the small
holders will get careful consider
ation. It has never been the.
Standard Oil's plan to enrich it
self out of its own stockholders.
—Harper's Weekly.
To Whom it May Concern
1 was insured on June 1st, 191]
by A. M. Knight & Son aga »,t
t' -ii-'iloev, at ti,e special request
uinl after two i,e..'s argum -m
w:lh A. M. Knight, as to whether
it tfxi jju'.. ji.) a pay:-j{j
investment do take out tornado
insurance, and finally I deaided
to takoj out the policy in the
North Western National Insur
ance Co., represened by A. M.
Knight & Son, agents alt Sisseton,
S. D., and the nexjt night about
ana o'clock A. M. of June 2nd,
only 13 hours after my poilcy was
issued, a tornado struck my bam
and damlaiged and twisted it and
blew it off the foundation and on
the 7th of June just a week after
it was insured I got my insurance
$158.89 in full satisfaction of all
damages, and I am willing to ac
knowledge that if A. M. Knight
had not argued with me a long
time to protect myself with Torn?
Insurance, I should never have
thought of such insurance and
lost all damages done to my
buildings in this cyclone or Tor
Oscar Murray.
For Sale.
One pair of bays, one mare 7
years old, one horse 6 yean
weight about 1250 lbs. each. On
set harness for team. One Stough
ton wagon, complete, triple box
uoed ooe year. Andrew Brickaoe
The train consisted oi' the oi
gine and water car. {wo refriir
eraftor cars, a baggage ear ami a
combination smoker and day
coach. The engine and writer car
did nut leave the rails, but tiie
rest of the train went in the
ditch, after (tearing up the track
for fully two hundred feet, all
the cars turning over on 4Ji-ein
The cause of the wreck is prob
lematical. The forward trucks
under the second refrigerator
car left,the track first, according
to trainmen, and it was probably
the bad condition of this car whicl
wa.s responsible for the ditching
of the train, atlhough the .track
was plainly in poor shape and the
speed of the train, according to
the passengers, was excessive at
the time the accident occurred.
News of the wreck was tele
graphed lo Sisseton a very few
minutes after it occurred, and the
Company's physician, Da1. Brown,
of this city, hurried to the scene
in an automobile. Dr. Brown
was assisted in caring for tine in
jured by Dr. Pearson, of Peever,
and the vidtims of the accident
were taken to the latter place as
«.! t^/
Train in the Ditch
Milbaiik Sisseton Accommodation Train Leaves the Rails one
Mile North of Peever, while Traveling at a High Rate of
Speed—Nine Persons Injured.
The south-bound accommoda
tion train on the Milbank-Sisse
Iton branch of the -Milwaukee
road, which left Sisseton ait 12:52
Monday afternoon, was wrecked
one mile nortlr o.f Peever while
running at a high rate of speed.
soon as their injuries had been
attended to. Those not badly
hurt continued oil their journey
the following day, the more ser
iously injured either returned to
their homes orremaining at
The Injured
Mr tira.ee Lang, -t.u, buck
sprained and internal injuries al
so su.ii'ving from severe mental
and physical shock.
Mrs. Iver Kringt-n, Effington,
collar bone broken.
Jos. II. Lichtig, Cleveland, 0..
cut in head and arm bruised.
Clara Juvcland, Peever, shoulder
and knee bruised.
A. J. Killness, Sisseton, back
Geo. Lewis, baggageman, chest
and arms bruised.
E. P. Harrington, conductor,
hand cut and body bruised.
B. P. Treltsad, Effington, chest
Bertha Trelstad, Effington, face
lacerated and back bruised.
There were onily about a dozen
passengers on the wrecked train,
which fact is no doubt responsibl
for the list of injured not being
The damage to train was sligM
The work of repairing the track
was commenced shortly after the
wreck, and trains on the branch
were running as usual Tuesday
Women Killed by Lightning
While Mr. and Mrs. John Lunb
urn, of Wist, were returning from
Waubay, Friday evening, and
when within two miles of home,
the^were overtaken by the .^torra
jJiV-'juimum tried to reach a 3nwu»
by farm house but failing to do
so owing to the severity of the
sjtoirm, turned the horses backs
to the rain. The liigh-spir.ted
horses becoming im stive, as the
rain poured down and the light
ning flashed, he got out of the
wagon and went to their heads
in order to quiet jJicm, and his
wife was on Ithe pointof alighting
from tlu vehicle when a. blinding
flash ol' lightning came, striking
and kiliLu" her instantly. Mr.
I Notwithstanding the showery,
weather Friday evening, a large
and appreciative audience had
gathertd alt the opera house at
the. time approprite-d, to listen to
the commencement exercises of
the Class of 1911. The proces
sional was an attractive feature
of an impressive nature. The
light and pretty costumes of the
High School girls, were in pleas
ing contrast- to ,the caps and gowi
of the faculjt.y and the sober ap
parel of the young men. The pro
cessional air was well chosen for
the purpose.
After the invocation by Rev.
C. Shearer, a fine rendering of
the quairtette, "Vesper Bells"
was given by Misses Hazel Spaek
man, Agnes Sa.teren, Susie Tower
and Lucile Christian.
The speaker of the evening,
Dr. J. T. Hoagland of Mitchell, S
D., was then introduced by Sup
erintendent Mossmam, and deliver
e.d a masterly, helpful and practi
cal address.
It is not saying too much, to
assert /that but few graduating
classes are permitted to listen to
a commencement address so full
of rich suggestions for their best
development. No young listener
who gave careful attention could
fail to gain an inspiration toward
a noble life, and courage for sus
tained effort. (The special cols
ing remarks to the class were at
the same time forceful and beauti
After the address Supt. Moss
man, with appropriate remarks, a
warded a number of honors and
prizes. All students of the High
School and grades who had been
neither absent nor tardy during
the year, were presen ted with
diplomas. The business letter
prize of ten dollars offered by
Lunum and one of the horses
wire thrown violently to the
ground by the shock, butt recover
img almost immediately both got
to their feet again and the hus
ran to .'his wife's assistance
but to find 'ihalt life was already
lie placed her tenderly in tin
wagon and with great difficulty
reached a near-bv farm house.
Mrs. Lunum was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John A. John
son and was very popular with
the young people in the locality
where she resided. She was bull
19 years old and a bride of a few
months when she met her tragic
Commencement Exercises
C. C. Knappen, (in two prizes),
was won by Nora Thompson(sixtl
grade) first, Alma iii.se (third
grade) second.
The English prize of ten dollar.*
given by Mr. Kennedy, was tied
between Hannah liask and Agnes
The Zenith Club prize of ten
dollars, in first, second aind third
prizes, for work in ancient histor.
was awarded lo Ruby Peterson,
Inez Otto and Harvey Crosby, re
The ten dolliar prize, for advanc
ed American history in two
prizes, was awarded to Misses
Martha Morris and Vinette Bab
cock, the difference in standing
being very slight. No class
honors were announced. Two
Carliton scholarships were per
sented—to Hannah Rask and
Clayton Schmidt, of the Senior
The peace pipe, which in the
vicissitudes and skirmishes of
school life, had failed (to make its
appearenc-e at the class banquet,
and having since that time reap-,
peared, was presented to the pres
ident of the junior class, by the
president of the senior class, Miss
Vinette Babeock, in a neat little
The closing musical number wais
"Anchored" given by the high
school chorus. The music was
all excellent and all givem by the
students. Miss Irene Gramm act
ing as accompanist.
Rev. R. C. Shearer pronounced
the benediction.
The class roll of 1911 is as fol
Vinette Babcock, Martha Mor
ris, Clayton Schmidt, Hannah
Rask, Gerda Wekander, Clara
Thorson, Oscar Swenumson an^l
Emma Schmidlt.
,£ Jp'V
Still With Us in Spirit
Dave Cinclair, who,. up to a
few weeks ago, had been conduct
or on the Milbank-Sisseton brand
since the mind of man runneth
not to !the contrary, is now run
ning one of the Milwaukee 's crax
coast trains between Aberdeen
and Sit. Paul. But that he has
not as yet got his mind thorough
ly on his new job was forcibly
evidenced the other day, when
a gentleman who was enroulc frou
the coast to Sisseton presented
his ticket, shortly
after the latteir took charge of
the train at Aberdeen. Cinclnir
forthwith stuffed the transporta
tion in his pocket, and ithe man
wanted to know "why", as he ha
been reliably informed that Jul
would .have to use said transpor
tation between Milbamk and Sisse
torn. Dave looked a. littk' sheepish
as he fished the ticket out of his
pocket and handed it back to its
owner, remarking as he did so:
"Well I'll be darned! I always
do that.. You see, ran en that
branch so long that it sort of
got into my system, I guess. And
everytrime I get hold of a ticket
that reads "Sisselton" I think its
up to me to put it out of circula
Off for Scandinavia:
John J. Lindberg and wile who
have resided in Dry Wood Lake
township for the past thirty
years, left Sisseton last Sajturdav
for Europe, and will spend the
coming year at Christiaru'ia, Nor
way and Stockholm, Sweden. Al
though Mr. Lindberg is 71 and
his good wife 70 years of age
they are both hale and heaijty.
and are looking forward to a
very enjoyable sojourn in the
land of their birth.
Advertised Letters.
The following letiters remain
unclaimed in this office for the
week ending June 3rd, 1911.
Bee, Miss Azora
Blamle, Mr. Lars
Hull, Mrs. Jothan
Johnson Mr. Norman
Kanaginyake •.
Kippin, Dan (3)
Leng, Mrs. E. J.
If not called for within two
weeks they will bo sent to the
dead letter office.
May A. Knappen, "r'
M. S. Postmaster.
Lawn mower costs $8.50 has
been used very little, is in very
good condition. Will sell for $5
if taken at once. Gall and see
mower at Racket Store.
C. E. Flack.
Av. *-f,'i.^t'Ji-
The First National Bank
And 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 Banjc
NO. 50.
*&. &- «.
Mrs. Joo Class was in Sisseton
Albert Kilness was in the cities
last week on business.
John Lewis transacted business
in our vicinity yesterday.
W. C.. Oliver and wife were in
from Lien the first "of the week
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hald drove
to Hankinson this week.
Nils Beito and a friend autoed
to Browns Valley Sunday.
Mrs. Swan Moe made a trip to
Sisseton Tuesday.
Mesdames Larson and Monsor
went (to Sisseton the first of the
Mesdianies George and J.
Thorson were shopping at the
county seat Friday.
Mrs. Jay Price, of Summit,
visiting her brother's Tom and
Chaa. McGce this week.
Olo Lien had business in this
part of the county last week.
From here he went to Eddy.
Mesdames Howg and Eggen
were at the county seat Monday
Charles Dahl was in Sisseton
the first of the week to adjust
some losses for the Farmers In
surance Company.
Ernest Barnett, Herman Olson
Clarence Giffin, Earnest Trulsen.
Henry Coffaa, Elmo Thomas
Burnurn Coffaa and Frod Kimbal
were in Sisseton the first of the
Miss Keenan closed her school
Friday and she has decided to
spend her summer vacation hew
where she will! employ her times
ini divers ways, one of which will
be dressmaking.
The Farmers Telephone Co.,
held a meeting in Effington
Monday afternoon, and it was a
very large and enthusiastic
gathering of the farmers from
the surrounding country. The two
principal offices were filled by
the election of O. G. Ellestad
and A. Miller but we did not
learn who the other officers eleo
A. J. Kilness, accompanied by
B. P. Trelstad- and daughters
Bertha and Mrs. Iver Kringen^
left for Montevideo, Minn., Mon
day for the purpose—Dame Rumc
says—of bringing home a life
partner, and was tin the railroad
wreck near Peever, all of the
paHty except Mrs. Kringen escap
ing with very slight injuries,
hoiwever Albert proceeded on his
wiay the next day fto join his bride
elects and we -suppose the wed*
ding bells are merrily ringing by
this timet, j.

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