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(By E. Francis Atwood.) A mass convention of the So ialists o£ Roberts county, re ardless of previous affiliation itli tlie party organization, is ailed to meet at the residence E. P. Atwood, south end of aiii street, Sisseton, promptly lit 2 p. m., Saturday, Sept. 23, the purpose of perfecting he organization of the party lanming systematic work for the coming winter and any other usiness that may be presented. JOHN C. KNAPP, State Committeeman. Every Socialist is expected to »se his influence in getting others •to reading this column of Hie ^Standard regularly. Thet state secretary reports "'five new locals and the greatest interest since the state was or anized. What is Socialism? When I Mgfind a word I do not fully under '^%tand, I sometimes consult the ^dictionary and I would advise you to look up this word. It is none of the things its enemies say it is. Webster says it is a heory of a more precise, orderly and harmonious arragnemewt of the relations of mankind than thai which has hitherto prevailed the Brittanica says the ethics of So cialism are identical with those of Christianity. You seei what. your dictionary says. If the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on Ihe Mount were to be paraphrased into a political platform, it would greatly iv semble the Socialist platform. iwi We are now in the competitive stage of the era of the machine. Combination is slowly driving out. Workers must §competition cease to compete for jobs, farm ers must combine to secure the full value of their products. The trusts gained their position through uniting when we unite politically to own the trusts, we outnumber them ten to one. If I were to offer you ten dollars apiece for every law that lias passed congress and been approv ed by the Supreme Court that was of real benefit to those who 5 do the world's labor, in mine, mill, factory, farm, railroad, and so on, and you were to pay me ten cent for each law that bene fited the trusts and which they try to make you believe indirect ly helps you, I think I would have more money than I have now If we are to get laws for our selves, we must elect men of our class and sympathies and not keep voting for the fellows tha/t have been making the laws. We arc pretty well agreed that something is, or many things are, wrong and I am sometimes asked "What do you propose to do about it?" I'll tell you, I do not intend to do anything. We, not I, must do what is to be done. First I suppose that you begin to think for yourself if anyone talk politics to you take the other side in your mind and study it over. Then take the position Ithat will benefit yourself. The next step is, unite, politically and economi cally, with those whose needs are the same as your own. Under the coming order you must be ready to help adjust things. The Socalists contend that we can .get along better without so many middlemen and parasites. The ordinary preacher, editor merchant, teacher, etc., really be longs in the same class as the wage worker or farmer, for tli receive the same wages, en u0 to support a family by eroimm /. ing. That is the average tn below the average go down a out sometimes. Some readers may feel dispos ed to dispute some inference that I make, or may wish to ask question. All right, drop m.' few lines at Sisseton be court eous and avoid personalties and 1 will welcome you. I will keep your name to myself and. as carefully and politely as I can. I will explain. You see, fir«-t think, then I write the thought as best I can you read it, then ou think. Would it not be won derful if we really thought exact ly the same thought? So I will welcome any opportunity to ex plain more fuliy and clearly to anyone who. really wants to know or I will be just as pleased if you can prove me wrong, and I'll GOOD WORK Done Daily in Sisseton, Many Citizens Tell of It. Nearly every reader has heard of Doan's Kidney Pills. Their good work in Sisseton still con tinues, and our citizens are con stantly adding endorsement by public testimony. No better proof of merit can be had than the experience of friends and neighbors. Bead this case: Mrs. Gertrude Leffingwell, of Sisseton, S. D., says :"Doan'si Kid ney Pills have been used in our family for a long time and I can say that they are an excellent kidney modicine. A number of our household has been greatly relieved by this remedy, when, suf fering from pains and aches that attend kidney troubles. We al ways procured Doan's Kidney Pills at the Palace Drug Store and take them at the first symp toms of kidney complaint, know ing that they will quickly give re lief." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan's— and take no other. (5) Granger Business Schools. Students enroll in our schools any time. We teach good busi ness courses and help you to get a position. Let us send you a catalog. Address, Ortomville. Advertised Letters. The following letters remain unclaimed in this office for the week ending Sept. 16,1911. Est rem, Albert Eveirson, John Hanson, John Haning, Geo. S. Jurgens, H. G. times, Sampson Johnson. Lewis Kmitsou, -A1, tlsur Langr, Kittie Lai son, ft. O. Esman, John Strayer, Susie vScherk, M:\ Max Swenson, .l'.hn Stvaver, Johnnie Trine, Ross Wilkins, Cecil If not called for within two weeks they will be sent to the dead letter office. May A. Knappen, Postmaster. Fall plowing will make a much uiore compact seed-bed than wil spring plowing, and crops growl thereon will be less subject to. im jury from drouth. Public Sale. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, commenc ing at 10 o'clock a. m., at my farm in Sec. 5, Long Hollow township, 10 miles northwest of Sisseton, I will sell at Public Auc lion, to the highest bidder, the following personal property: One chestnut marc, 12 years old One bay horse, 10 years old One bay horse, 4 years old One 3-year-old gelding Two 2-year-old geldings One yearling mare colt One cow, one heifer calf One Sharpies cream separator, nearly new One Deering binder One McCormick mower One Jones self-dump havrake 10-ft One Bain hay bucker One walking plow One Deering 16-in. sulky plow One 1-liorse cultivator One Moline wagon, complete One two-seated buggy All my household goods and other articles too numerous to mention. Free lunch at noon. Terms of Sale: All sums of $10 and under, cash sums over $10. payable Oct. 1,1912. Usual rate of interest HENRY mTTfCTTARD. Owner. H. D. Massintrham. Auctioneer. O P. Ra.sk. Clerk. If you have fifteen or more head of cattle, and haven't a silo, it will pay you ito look into the subject of silos pretty care fully, and if you do, you will prob ably decide that you need a silo. YOU can win a trip to Europe —if you try. Read about the big Standard-Posten Voting Con test in this issue. A good acreage of corn which means plenty of feed and a good bunch of cattle, which means plenty of fertilizer for the land together mean good crops and reasonable farm profits. Motion made and carried that a water gate be built at the foot of Bull Hefod lake where it enters into the Lake and Lee ditch, tto present an overflow of said ditch and that Mr. Remund be instruct ed to build said gfete. The bill of John Haney, balance due on Lake and Lee ditch $3976. 96, on motion, was allowed. Motion made and carried to adjourn to September 6th, 1911. Attest: Signed: call to Geo. Sehilt.son P. 11. Brown, expenses of hydrophobia cases.... T. W. Cahill, Casket poor and mdse for house Mrs. M. Duzan, care cleaning house of Schiltson Commissioners' Proceedings SEPT. MEETING Sisseton, S. D., Sept. 5th, 1911. The Board of County Commis sioners met as per adjournment. Members present, M. L. Sater en, M. L. Mickelson, S. L. Re mund, John Meland and llarry Granbois. This being the time designated by law for the 1 evying of the •state and county taxes, the board having the settlement of the Lake and Lee ditch, the levying of the taxies was set for September 7th 1911, "Motion made and carried that the dredging work on the Lake and Lee ditch done by Mr. John Ilaney, contractor, and which is accepted by the petition for said ditch, be accepted by the board of county coinmisssioners. J. A. RAY, M. L. SATEREN, County Auditor. Chairman Sisseton, S. D., Sept. 6th, 1911. The Bof.rd of County Commis sioners met as per adjournment. All of the mefaibers present. Motion made and carried that warrants be drawn to John Gold for $600, Henry Osterlow for $200 and William Maley for $400. or money they had advanced to John Ilaney, contractor, of Lake and Lee diftch. The following bills were allow ed or rejected: Dr. Sverre, medical ser vices rendered Mrs. Fryer poor and members of board of insanity $ 9.30 •J. Alley, survey of Lake Lee. ditch, 48.00 llepry Osterlow, bridge ma terial for Lake and Lee ditch 34.20 J. R. Evens, bridge material lifting old culvert and grading, for Lake and Lee ditch Julius T. Torsten, building bridge, Lake and Leei ditch 30.00 67.78 E. McGown, bridge ma terial Lake and Lee. ditch L. Preston, repair work court house !. L. Peteirson, damages on farm, caused by construct ion of the Lake and Lee ditch, $2,500, Rejected Geo. T. Weed, board for fish warden, Ralph Metcalf $52.50 Rejected Gilbert Improved Corrigated 112.3 16.00 Culvert Co., culverts $ 457.43 Gilbert Improved Culvert Co., culverts 82.45 Olaf Mebly, fumigating ma terial 6.60 J. J. Batterton, cost and ex penses 18.50 D. F. Stevens, cost and ex penses. for binding index record No, 1 34.25 Ole Opsal, cleaning cesspool and dray age 60.50 Ronnie Andrews, express post age and office supplies 43.42 •'(. H. Doupe, fumigating and mileage, Strom & Martinson families for searlit fever l(tl5.00 How ed' 11.00: P. II. Brown, on call on. pri soner 1.00 P. H. Brown, fumigating and 5.00: 40.65 for court 34.8C and Mrs. E. Mosher vs. J. A. John ston et, al by order of circuit court A. H. Ingersol), services reforee in ease of Jennie Williams vs George Wil liams, by order of cir cuit court Burns & Wolff, mdse for poor farm Jos Schmaus, wolf scalps Perkins Bros.. Litho (trea surer's checks J. A. Ray, stamps, express and rail road ticket for 5.50 Rickert & Opheim, machin ery for poor farm.... 202.00 Tlarrv Sterns, hauling coal for Lizzie Mackey, poor A. II. Ingersol service as referee in case of Mable Joe Schmaus, wolf scalp 2.00 A. E. Taplin, visits to poor farm 12.00 Paul C. Skaurupinski, con ducting 8th grade ex amination 5.00 CI. S. Peterson, conducting 8th grade examinations 5.20 Emil Lauge, conducting 8th grade examinations $10.00, allowed 5.00 •John S. Swanson, game warden voucher 357.70 John Swanson, jailors iS. wages for July and Au gust 90.00 Brown & Saenger, office supplies 10.65 II. P. Knappen, office sup plies 51.75 The Affidavit of illegal tax claim of August Z. Thiele ask ing for a. refund of $4.95, tax in 1910, on an assessment of a Garfield township for the year threshing macihne which had been tssessed in the City of Wilmot for the same year was on motion refunded. On motion the board adjourn ed to the 7th of September. Attest: Signed J. A. RAY, M. L. SATEREN County Auditor. Chairman Sisseton, S. D., Sept. 7th, 1911. The Board of County Commis si oners met as per adjournment. All members present. This being the time set by the board of county commissione. for the levying of the state and county taxes, acting upon the advice of the State Auditor and state board of equalization the following state taxes were levied: State general, two mills on the dollar of assessed valuation. Deficiency fund, two mills on the dollar of assessed valuation. The County Auditor submitte. the following report of the penses of the county for the fis cal year ending June 30th, 191] County Auditor $1500.0C Deputy and Clerk 971.20 County Treasurer 1999.99 Deputy and Cleirk 960.3 Register of deeds 1200.01 Deputy and Clerk 1117.50 County Judge 1025.00 Sheriff, Deputy and bail iffs, 5017.07 Superintendent of School 1500.00 Deputy and Clerk 750.97 Clerk of Courts 1151.59 Clerk of Courts and de puty, 710.00 Commissioner of Insanity 72.20 Commissioner 1st district 224.60 2nd district 224.40 3rd district 319.40 4th district 217.70 5th district 285.00 States Attorney 1249.92 Attorney by order of Court 260.40 Stenographer 32.75 Coroner 52.00 Grand and Petit Jurors and Witnesses 4346.65 Justice of the Peace.... 178.15 Jurors, Constables and wit nesses 113.40 Physician for poor 814.00 Poor relief 565.74 Coroners witnesses 1.60 Books and stationery.. 2320.39 Printing and advertising 1002.80 Elections 5108.19 Lights, fuel and repair of court, house 1273.20 County bridges 7073.01 Wolf bounty 156.00 name fund 720.75 Lake and Lee ditch.... 1026.72 Institue 548.20 Poor farm 1873.54 Permanenlt school 15515.00 Miscellaneous 8180.80 I 2.5C 10.00 10.00 7.0C 4.00 32.50 Total 71660.18 Showing County Assets at clos of fiscal year ending June 30th. 1911. Loans maade from perman Taxes unpaid, county school fund 79635.00 funds 21,525.82 Court house, jail, poor farm and other real estate 60,000.00 Cash in treasaury belong ing to county funds.. 11,952.1'! Total assets $173,112.95 Showing County liabilities at close of fiscal year ending June 30th, 1911. Total amount of permanent school fund received from the state to date .$ 79,835.00 Warrants issued including those in hands of county auditor 942.23 Bonds outstanding 60,000.00 Judgments,? funds overdrawn and other liabilities.. 137.41 Total $140,914.64 State of South Dakota, County J. A. Ray, auditor, being first duly sworn, doth say that the above report is a true and correct statement of the financial condi tion of Roberts county, as ap pears by the Treasurer's books and a true and correct statcinen of all warrr^its drawn on the trea sury during the fiscal year e«. ing June 30th, 1911 and that th statement of liabilities is true and correct. J. A. HAY, County Auditor. Subscribed and sworn to be fore me this 13th. day if July 1911. Edith Otto, Notary Public. Th^ assessed valuation of the county of Roberts for the year 1911, as returned by the st.a.t." board of equalization is as fol lows Real estate $ 5,314,137 Personal property 1,118,613 Railroad, telephone, tele graph and express.. 365,954 Total valuation. .$6,798,704 Acting upon the reports sub mitted, the following county tax es were levied: County general 3.5 mills on the assessed valuation. County sinking .5 mills on the as sessed valuation. County insane .5 mills on the as sessed valuation. County bridge 1.5 mills on the as sessd valuation. County special salary 1. mills on the assessed valuation. Moved and carried that a re fund of $1.50, and an abatement of $11.97 be made Sisseton City, for the original taxes on lots 10, 11 and 12 of block 26, said lots being City property. The following bills were allow ed: O. II. Jones, supreme court judgment for salary, in te,re«t and costs $695.40 Will A. Beach Printing Co., 248.90 Thorsten Thorson burying glandered horses, asked $32.40 allowed 15.00 Thorsten Thorson, burying dead horse $10.80, allow ed 5.00 W. L. Johnson, official print ing 46.00 11. P. Knappen, official printing, $49.95 allowed 47.70 J. M. Burdine official print ing, $49.65 allowed.... 47.90 O. T. Axness & Co., lumber for court house and poor farm, $20.07, allowed.. 17.67 J. M. Burdine, printing for superintendent of board of health 4.75 James McGee, appraisal of glandered horses of M. Paffelsoji, $4.10 allowed 3.00 Martin Martinson, appraisal of glandered horses of M. Raffelson, $4.10 allowed 3.00 John Meland, viewing Lake and Lee ditch 7.20 S. L. Remund, services rend ered the Lake and Lee ditch 32.00 M. L. Sateren, viewing Lake and Lee ditch 6.20 Application for a loan of $1, 000.00 from the permanent school fund by L. S. Hougen, to be se cured by the NWy^ of setetion FAMOUS No Monty in Advance Satisfac tion Guar* antaad Lowest Net Factory Prices Eaiieit Term* A Saving of $100 to $ 2 0 O From Fac tory Direct. P. A.8TARCK. rasa. aI"J8|ass Piano you have ever seen or heard, to yourself and OK 14, township 122, range 50 on motion granted. On motion adjourned to Seplt 8th., 1911. $ Attest: Signed: A. RAY, M. L. SATEREN, County Auditor. Chairman.^ Sissatou, S. D., Sept. 8th, 1911. The Board of County Commis-1 skillers met as per adjournment*». all mefliibei-s present. Affidavit of illegal tax claim i: of Andrew G. Kydell, asking for an aUatefment of $15.36 and a re-1 fund of $6.34 for an over assess-1 inent on lot 7, block 3, original townsite of White Rock, was on 5 motion granted. On motion made and carried E. E. Rehiund of Wilmot, and G. 15 J. Lawarance of Ortlcy were de- S signaled as school book deposit-1 aries for theiir respectiva districts Bids were received and opened for 100 tons of coal for the court! house and were aas follows: O. T. Axness & Co., $6.40 deliver ed. Farmers Co-operative Society 6.50 delivered. Sisseton Lumber Co., 6.50 d»- [i livered. Earl Slate, 6.35 delivered. Empire Elevator Co., 6.60 deliv ered. I Sisseton Mill and Light Co., 6.50 delivered. f: C. Christenson, 6.40 delivered. As O. T. Axness & Co., and C. Christenson. bids were the same,: the bid was determined by lot, of whieh O. T. Axness & Co., were successful, and on motion the O. T. Axness & Co. bid was accepted at $6.40. Moved and carried that the county auditor be instructed to levy taxes against the Lake and Lee ditch petitioners, to cover the incurred expenditures. Affidavit of Richard Trust Co., asking for a refund of the costs with interest, on taking tax deeds on lot one of section 29,, and lot one of section 30, town ship 129, range 48, was on motion granted. On motion the Board adjourn ed sine die. Attest: Signed: J. A. RAY, M. L. SATEREN, County Auditor. Chairman Chance to make a trip to Europe FREE. Read the an-, I nounoement of the Standard Posten Voting Contest. GIRL WANTED—For general housework. Good wages. Apply to Mrs. John S, Swanson. 9tf If possible, diisk stubblefieJda, to conserve moisture and destroy weeds. When wearied with the cares and struggles of life or when in search of clean, snappy, witty and instructive up-to-date amuse* ihenits, the Unique Theatre is the place to go. A change of pro gram each night assures the publi of spice and variety and makes life worth living. Get into the Standard-Posten Voting Contest. 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