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t: 1 V- Vol. 20 Traveling Libraries An Aid To Education and Bad ly Needed in South Dakota An agitation is going on throughout.the state in favor of legislation for establishing free libraries under state manage ment. In mentioning this sub ject to Supt. McDonald of the city schools the information was gained that the traveling library has been in successful operation in his home state of Iowa for years. There the books are owned by the state and may be secured in desired numbers by schools, clubs and other organizations, and are great blessing to all. The Standard has been re quested to publish the following article on the subject: City conveniences a few years ago were confined to the city. Country dwellers now have telephones, rural delivery, and sometimes waterworks. Why should they not have as good schools as the city? A discussion of the subject at the last educational meeting as sociation brought fourth the fact that more than twice as much money is being spent for the education of the town boys and girls than for those in the coun try and that this porportion should be made more equal. Education must be taken to the country youth they must not be forced to leave home for the city for a high school education. The proper place for the country boy or girl of high school ege is in his own home, therefore, the present arrangement is mani festly unfair. The step toward the improve ment of the educational system of the state was taken at Mitch ell, November 25-26-27 when teachers and librarians got to gether to take account of stock. It appears that almost every town of size sufficient to support a library had one, yet more than half the counties in the state are absolutely without libraries and of course the country and small village population in the remain ing counties have no library priviliges. The rural communi ties must have good reading TION.. 1 Mi I I UUK^ matter if South Dakota is to I keep pace with other states in I general intelligence and progres siveness. In a true democracy every person must have an equal chance for mental development. To meet this condition and give all a fair show a bill was drafted to be presented to the coming legislature to authorize a commission to arrange for extend ing library privileges to country dwellers. The state already has a state library at Pierre, books from which might with advant age be available for the use of interested persons anywhere in the state. The bill proposes to unify all the library activities of the state and to add to existing activities the traveling library. This means that it will be possi ble for individuals or groups of individuals to get the use cf books singly or in collections for several months and when one collection has been exhausted to be supplied with another. It: is a sort of extension of rural free delivery. It may benefit small village libraries already estab lished. The work may be ac complished all from the capital or by its establishment of local centers from which the distribu tion may be made. Why tt Ford Costs Less Buy a Ford not because it costs less, but because it is worth more. In the great Ford plant you will find the minds of all the men meet upon the one great object, They are not planning upon new models which would separate their views and thereby hinder the motion of action for quantity production. All work is in unison, all are in tune with the one key, -managers are watching the factory departments, the branch houses and distributing points. The engineers are feeling the pulse and taking the temperature of the Ford Car while it is new and, after it has pafosed thru the most trying conditions, then gradually strengthening the parts that show weakness without changing the model of the car. The machinery and men in the shops turn out the same parts day after day and week after week. Every man becomes an expert at his work, increasing quantity production and doing his work more perfect. By making the one perfect car the price is lowered to where it makes it almost a necessity for everyone to own a Ford Car to keep in pace with the world or be left behind. Because of the one Model Ford all the dealers can without a great deal of money invested carry a full supply of repairs on hand. ^As a matter of fact they are required to do so or their contract will be cancelled by the factory. What other dealers have or are likely to carry in stock a full supply of repairs? A Ford Touring Car $600.00. A Ford Roadster Car $626.00. F. O. B. Detroit. W. P. CARLBERG, Agent» The fundamental underlying principle is equal privileges to all. The dwellers in the country experience sufficient depriva tions of a social nature, and it is only bare justice that every unnecessary inequality should be rerQoved so that the men, wom en,'and children remote from town may not be without good books to read- Interview your representatives and senator and see that these men know that you want them to vote for books for all. -ZV ,*S Next Lyceum Number The second number of the lo cal lyceum course will be given in the opera house, Wednesday, January 15, at 8:15. Alvah Green, impersonator and enter tainer, make-up man, etc. The bureau has allowed one open day for connections so party will be on deck for the number. Beauchamp dite will be ar nounced later. T. E. McDonald PEKFEO PERFECTION. The "V fir BOYS IN PARLIAMENT. Famous Men Who Bagan Their Careers In Their Teen». It is contended that the British house of commons is the most wide ly representative body in the world, since it includes not only all social grades, from the miner and the ar tisan to the scions of ducal houses, but numbers among its members men of all ages, from the youth in his twenties to the veteran of eighty years. So long ago as the year 1613 there were forty legislators in the commons who had not attained their twentieth year, and, incredible as it may seem, certain of them were only sixteen years of age. Edmund Waller, the poet and courtier of Stuart days, was a schoolboy of sixteen when he qualified as a member of parlia ment. He was, as Clarendon says, "nursed in parliament," and prob ably was the only man that ever lived who could look back two thirds of a century to his debut as a legislator. Charles James Fox was only nine teen and still had a vivid and pain ful memory of his floggings at Eton when ho was "returned" to parlia ment for the "pocket borough" of Mid hurst. He was not many weeks older when, he made one of the fin est "maiden speeches" ever heard at Westminster. "I hear it spoken of by everybody as a most extraor dinary thing," his delighted father wrote to a friend, "and 1 am not a little pleased with it." Chesterfield was a legislator at twenty, at which age he entered the commons as a member for St. Ger mans. Iiis first speech is said to have electrified the house. His tri umph was vitiated, however, by the fact that, inasmuch as he was not of age, he was liable to a heavy fine for speaking in the house. Still more precocious was Wil liam Pitt. Although he had passed his twenty-first birthday when Ap pleby sent him to parliament he, within a few weeks after taking his seal, established himself as the keenest debater and the finest spo»kor iv. the commons. After his maiden speech a member of the op position is reported to have said to Fox. "Pitt will be one of the first men in parliament." "He is so al ready," replied Fox. Pitt, as everybody knows, scarce ly had completed his twenty-third year when he was made chancellor of the exchequer. At twenty-four he was prime minister.—New York Press. Cause of Her Joy. Lord lloss in ore in his reminis cences tells a little story that was related by the late Consuelo, duch ess of Manchester. He says: "She was a pretty, amusing wo man, who was rarely guilty of sav ing a stupid thing. King Edward was always greatly entertained with hef talents as a racontcuse. re member hearing her tell the story of how a young American girl burst into a hotel room one day waving a letter in tremendous excitement, and shouting: 'Hooray! Hooray! Ain't it glorious 'What on earth's- the matter asked everybody. 'What's glorious I'm just real happy,' she cried, doing a dance round the room. 'Here's poppa been bitten by a mad dog, and we're off to Pasteur's ir Paris in the morning. Ain't glorious!'" The Word "Jag.™ In many English country dialects the word "jag" is found. It origi nally meant a small load of hay. from which it came to mean a load of drink so big as to overcome one. "Jag" possesses an infinite number of meanings. The original meaning, "a load," has been extended to th journey with the load, the saddle bags which held it and the act ol carrying it, while in certain districts it signifies a blister, the head of flower, calf loather and fatigue, in addition to coinciding with "jog" and figuring in ordinary English to denote rough or "jigged" edges. •Iwt Over Its Effects. "Madam, 1 am Just out of the bos Vital, and"— "Dost tell me any such etery as that? You at* the same man I gave a piece of pie to net two weeks "YWm dat waa Just fore I to de hospital."—Houston Post Qntoldy Solved. "Tee, tor a year and a half she was ftl doubt as to whether ehe loved him eeeegb to marry him or not" "Aat hew did she eeceeed In finding eetr "Awe was another girl who got to acttag as If she wanted him." 81 SSETON, ROBERT^ i'Ol'NT*. 8. 1).. FRIDAY, DKCKMBKK 27, 1912-8 Pages N« 27 THE SCARRED WRIST. Queer Dream Story Connected With the Beresford Family. For three generations the Beres ford family has handed down as substantially true a remarkable dream story which is connected with a small pocket book and a piece of black ribbon in possession of a mem ber of the family. So well known and so well authenticated the storv that a member of the Beres ford family printed for private cir culation a short account of the facts, of which, without impugning the sincerity of his relatives, he endeav ored to give a simple explanation. The narrative is a love story as well as a dream stoiy. The heroine of it is Nicola Hamilton, the young wife of Sir Tristram Beresford. This young lady appeared at the breakfast table one morning very agitated and pale and with her let'1 wrist bound with a piece of blac' ribbon. She replied to her hus band's inquiries by entreating hin to ask her no questions. She then said that her brother, Lord Tyrone, of whom she had been very fond, had died on the preceding Thurs day, which subsequently proved to be the ease. It seems that in the night Lady Beresford had dreamed that her brother sal by her bedside (although she declared that he had indeed sat therej and, after telling her whom her child should marry and that her husband would die before her, warn ed her with the utmost vehemence against marrying the second time. "If you do remarry," her dream visitor had said, "you will suffer from your husband's ill treatment until your death at forty-seven. lie sist every temptation to a second marriage." Requiring some proof of her brother's reality, he had, at her request, touched her wrist with his hand, whereupon the sinews had shrunk and the nerves withered. SIle showed her .wrist, bound with black ribbon, but declared that it had been forbidden her to uncover it. When Sir Tristram died Lady Beresford, in spite of all remon strances, immediately sought abso hm solitude and retirement. But. life without friends proving unbent-' able, she consented to exchange vis its with a single family of the neigh borhood. In this family was a son whom, after a time, she strove in vain to regard with indifference. Her love grew and overpowered her. When the young man declared his passion she consented to a private union. All turned out as the dream had foretold. In a year or so her husband's conduct was so bad that she had to separate from him. At forty-seven she died. After her death her wrist was examined and found to be as she described it. The most remarkable of the facts connected with this strange story— the scarred wrist—is explained bv the writer of the pamphlet referred to above as follows: He considers that Lady Beresford, who knew that her brother, Lord Tyrone, was ill, dreamed that he was dead anil in conscquence became so violently ex cited as to injure her wrist. In the morning she bound it up so tightly that in course of time the sinews shrank and withered. The First Armored Ship. According to the best authorities on curiosities of the navy and war fare in general, the first armored vessel was launched in 1530. It was one of the fleet manned by the Knights .of St. John and was entirely covered with sheets of lead. The accounts of the times leave us in darkness as to the thick ness of this lead armor, but they are very positive in the statement that they were of sufficient strength to "successfully resist all the shots of that day." At the siege of Gibral tar in 1783 the French and Span iards used war vessels which were armored with "light iron boom proofing over their decks and to the water's edge." The very first prac tical use of wrought iron plates as a defense for the sides of vessels was by the French in the Crimean war in 1853. Duel Personality, •lice—What would you do If you were a man? Marie—I'd pcopoee to myself:—Boston Transcript eeklg KtAldsrö ,f' Doubtful Censolatlen. "Mary," complained the husband, "why do you suppose it is that peo ple all say I have such a large head?" "I don't know, I'm sure, John," •aid his wile consolingly, "but nev er mind there's nothing it.*— Exchange. Burned With Gasoline Court Adjourned Howard Babcork Has Warmer Experience Than He Cares to Repeal Monday morning the gasoline in the stove at the home of Howard Babcock was not work ing right and enough soon accum ulated so that it blazed as high as the tank. Mr. Babcock feared that an explosion would soon be the result, so he grabbed up a rug, and with its assistance as a protector to his hands, the tank was carried out of the house, but not before his left hand was badly burned. In the meantime the the wood work in the kitchen had taken fire, but this was soon extinguished. Mr. Babcock feels that he was lucky in not being burned worse than, he was, for had the tank explod ed, his life would surely have been in danger. Sateren-Swenumson A good many people of this city will be pleasantly surprised when they learn that Miss Gertrude Swenumson, accompan ied by her mother, took the Friday evening train for Seattle, Wash., there to be married the day before1. Christmas to Rev. Lawrence Later en. Miss Swen unson had kept her secret well and few were aware of the fact that she had no intention of teaching the year out. The bride is a lovejy girl and is the daughter of J. O. Swenumson, register or deeds elect of Roberts county. She grew up from childhood in this vicinity and was justly popular with all who knew her. The groom iß a son of County Com missioner Sateren and is as well and favorably known here as is his bride. He attended the Sis= seton school and afterwards re ceived a college education else where. He is now president of Bethania College at Everett, Wash., and it is there that the newly wedded couple will begin the journey of life together. That it will be a happy one is the wish of their many 'Sisseton friends. The Standard for News/ V\ Department of IJtVtöry Since it has been my ioy to find At every turning of the road The strong arm of a comrade kind 44 V1': *.t To help me onward with my load And since I have no gold to give And love alone can make amends My only prayer is while I live (J\ God make me worthy of my friends*'' ,4b—Frank Demster Sherman Wy v,"'4 l§r,'N Judge McNulty discharged the jury on Monday and adjourned court until sometime next month, when it is expected that Judge Clay Carpenter will occupy the bench and dispose of the un-. finished business. In the case of Frank Hicks vs Frank Whipple, being tried when the Standard went to press last week, the jury found for the defendant, which put the cost of trial oyto Hicks. While the case of Gustav W. Rehfeld vs the Milwaukee rail road was being tried, Otto John son, one of the jurors, was taken sick and the case was ordered up for retrial next term of court! The court has taken the mat ter of Nelson vs Lindquist under advisement. The case of Mike Mead vs Philip LaBatte was dismissed. After having pleaded not guil ty to the charge of embezzle ment, John Hart, on advice of his attorney, Howard Babcock, changed his plea to guilty and was given a prison sentence of eight months. A "'V Xf Ride in Special Car" Five Sisseton young ladies had the honor of being about the only passengers brought up from Milbank on Sunday in a pas senger coach. They are, Misses Hannah Rask, Martha Morris, Venette Babcock, Hilda and Cora Humphner. They were ejjroute home Saturday from different eastern points, and their train was about an hour late. Knowing this, they wired to Milbank to hold the Sisseton train, which is usually done- at such a time "but for sottie reason no attention was paid to the, teilet gram. At Milbank the girls let the home folks know of the pre dicament,xand one of the fathers got busy with the powers that be on this division of the Mil waukee, with the result that the girls were given a special car on the Sunday freight train. ji l\ X, "kj If you w^nt the highest cash price for mink, skunk, weasel an muskrat, sell them to Schindler Bros. (22-3-143) tr *'r is a%A-4 $ U. 1 isir ÄiV XiU" •&% .til «SrSS"" 1 4'fl' A I.