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\\J City Saloon for Sisseton The way it all happened was about like this: The city council met at 9 o'clock. After giving a new ordinance its second reading and adopting another side-walk resolution, Miss Mary Morris, Mrs. L. S. Babcock, Mrs. Thos. W- E. Bollenbeck G-iven Two Licenses at $1100 Each, but Will Run Only One Saloon, From Which the City Will Derive the Profits. There were a surprised lot of people in this city on Monday, when it became noised abroad that W. E. Bollenbeck had car-' ried off both licenses and would conduct a drinking place on a saloon basis, for the benefit of the municipality. Jaliill and Mrs. Hans Stavig, who were present, were invited by Mayor Knapp to make known their wants. Miss Morris on be half of her colleagues, presented a petition, signed by 260 ladies of this city, asking the council to refrain from granting a license to anyone to run a saloon here. The present administration was praised for the reform work that has so far been inaugurated in behalf of a better city, and a strong plea was made for a con tinuation of the good work by protecting the home against the blighting influences of the saloon. It was pointed out that, if the 260 signers to the petition had had the right to vote on election day the result would have been different and as the women and children are the worst sufferers from the curse of drunkeness, it was asked that this petition be given a fair consideration. The petition was then turned over to the council, and the names were inspected by the different mem bers. The mayor then asked if any one else had anything to say on the subject. In response, Judge Andrews arose and made a most eloquent talk in favor of keeping the town "dry." He painted an awful picture of Sisseton in the early days, when the saloon, the brothel and the gambling joints were prominent features here, and when drunkenness and bestiality were of common occur rence upon the street. He showed that the schools and churches were exerting an up lifting influence here and that a better day had dawned for Sisse ton, holding that it would be an awful mistake to go back to the old order of things. He pointed with pride to the present attempt at law enforcement, which had already driven from the town quite a number of violators of the liquor laws. He told of how mere boys, whose faces are in nocent of crime, are brought be fore his court by a vigilant police department, on the charge of drunkenness and of how every effort is being made to arrest those who are selling liquor, and of the good work along this line of Mr. Turner, the acting city attorney. He closed with some legal advice to the council in re gard to handling the license pro position. The only other speaker was Mrs. L. S. Babcock, who spoke briefly for the mothers, the homes and the children. A recess was then taken until 11 o.clock, and word was sent to all applicants for a license that at that time the applications "would be considered. On reconveying, a motion by Alderman Opheim carried, that "the applications be token up and disposed of in alphabetical order. The first name presented was W. E. Bollenbeck, for a saloon on lot 1, block 40. The vote was: Aye—Ophiem, Hanson, Harris. No—Tostenson, McGee, Ken nedy. Being a tie, Mayor Knapp then voted aye. A similar motion by Alderman Opheim that Mr. Bollenbeck be granted a license for a saloon on lot 12, block 42, resulted as in the first instance, and the matter was settled. The meaning of this is that Mr. Bollenbeck will pay $2200 for the two licenses, but will only run one saloon, this in the Sverre drug store building. He will work on a salary of $1800 a year, and the profits of the busi ness will go as follows: 50 per cent to the good roads fund and the rest to the city treasury. The daily receipts will be turned over to J. A. Rickert and J. Plut, under whose control the busi ness will be conducted. The name of the city will not appear in any of the transactions. The legal situation has been well gone over, and it is thought that there is nothing in the law to conflict with the arrangement as above outlined. Duck Hunting No More. No longer will the sportsman hie himself away to the sequest ered lake and river with the ushering in of autumnal days, in search of the toothsome duck nay, nay, Pauline, for at the recent session of the federal congress this selfsame water fowl was protected against the onslaughts of the man with the shotgun. In brief, by a statute which was enacted without the blare of trumpets during the waning hours of the session, ducks were classified as migra tory birds, and the law prohibits their killing and fixes a penalty of a SI 00 fine, and a ninety-day sentence for any violation. Geese are included in the same statute, under whose provisions it is expected that the slaughter of these birds will be rigidly pro hibited, and their number conse quently increased throughout the country. Notwithstanding the fact that state codes may specify what the open season may be, these are null and void, insofar as they relate to ducks and geese, the federal statutes, naturally, being superior. Relative to the new law, a Washington dispatch says: "Hereafter it will be a crime to kill a wild duck anywhere in the United States. Wild ducks are now classified as migratory birds by the government, in a law just enacted, and a fine of $100 and 90 days' imprisonment are provided for a violation of the law. For a long time there has been an agitation in favor of federal legislation for the pro tection of game fowl to prevent their complete extermination. It has been said that wild turkeys and some of the other wild fowl have almost entirely disappeared all over the country. "So the government put a bill through congress, as a rider of the sundry civil appropriations bill to prohibit the tailing of mi gratory birds and fowl. The bill designates as migratory birds Ttzr Kissewn Meeklg Standard SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNT*, S. D.. FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1913-8 Pages those which do not spend the en tire year in one state, but which move from north in the fall to the south, and from the south to the north in the spring. Since the federal law has been passed the states cannot do anything to change the law. They cannot make duck shooting legal. Prom now on duck shoot ing will be a crime. A man that shoots a duck now will be as much a law violator as one that runs a blind tiger without a, government license, or that does anything else in violation of the federal law.—Hankinson News. An Explanation Editor Standard. In the Record for May 30, my name appeared as a member of the so-called "Jorgenson investi gating committee," without my knowledge or consent. When I was visited at my home and asked if I would serve on such a committee, I positively declined the honor. I felt at that time, and I still feel, that I am not qualified to undertake such a task. Such an undertaking re quires expert knowledge along certain lines, which I do not pos sess and which I do not believe is possessed by the other gentle men named. Besides this, none of us have the legal training neces sary to a proper understanding of such a matter. Furthermore, I look upon the whole thing as nothing but a political move for the purpose of putting Mr. Jor genson and a few others into of fice, and I refuse to be a party to any such undertaking. As to Commissioner Sateren, I have known him for many years, and consider him one of the squarest men in Roberts county. I have had business dealings with him many times in the past and have lways afound his word as good as gold. I have asked Mr. Friederich to set me right with the readers of his paper this week but do not know whether he will do so or not. Respectfully yours, A. P. HOUDE. Official Proceedings Of the Board of County Commis sioners (Continued from last week.) J. O. Andrews, municipal judge from Feb. 10th, 1913, to May 10th 100 Oti Clarence W. Hills, mdse and food lor Mrs. Lime McCoy, poor 30 Capital Supply Co. supplies county superintendent, cluined $2.05, allowed 1 no Sherman Lull M. D., medical attend ance and car fare for Mrs. McDaniels poor 30 00 W. L. Johnson, printing commission ers proceedings, reports and adver tising for bids, claimed, *60.25, al lowed 47 25 B. W. Burdlne, priming commission ers proceedings, quarterly report and ad for bids, claimed $54.05 al lowed 4g 25 W. F. Glasier, services rendered poor tarm and board of insanity 13 00 Educator Supply Co., stationery for superintendent of schools 43 J. F. Watkins, witness fees and mile age .* 5 60 Sherman Lull M, D., investigating conditions In regard to tuberculosis and trachoma among the Indians, *'5.00 rejected Iver Johnson, stamped envelopes and box rent 88 92 Dr. H. G. Harris, care of Dr. Dun ham 4 weeks and 3 days 80 50 P. A. Zollman, one full blooded Holstein heifer 300 00 Mrs. Agnes Bennett, wltueis fees civil ease, $1.10 rejected Thomas Thompson, mdse. for court house, allowed 50 L. Slmonson, work on court house.. 6 00 C. L. PresloB, work on roof court house and boiler jj jq The Van Illburg Oil Co., barrel of •Of 38 55 H. M. Knight, ooaaty judge, express, stamps, telegram and Insane pro ceedings ,| Palmer Berglund, coroner witness... 1 10 Ella Wilde, transcript State vs Do minic Celia st The following resolution on motion was adopted: Whereas the county commissioners, In regular session, resolved that the board request the state authorities of the state of South Dakota to investigate the county road number one, otherwise known as the Meridian road, where it crosses and joins state lands described as follows: sec tion sixteen, township one hun dred and twenty-five, range fifty one section thirty-six, township one hundred and twenty-five, range fifty-two sec. 36, township 124, range 52, and appropriate for the building and improving of said highway such sums as they deem necessary, not less than two hundred dollars for each of said sections. E. J. Turner representing the city of Sisseton, S. Dak., and J. Barrington representing the Indepensent school district of Sisseton, S. D., presented to the board a demand for interest and penalty collected on delinquent taxes of said city and school dis trict for six years past, and. the excess interest of 3 percent charged up to July, 1908. On motion the matter was taken un der consideration and the auditor instructed to ascertain the amount of interest and penalty collected in each municipality in the county and the total amount of said interest and penalty, the matter to be taken up at the July meeting, and the excess commis sion charged to be refunded as soon as funds are appropriated to refund the same. Two petitions signed by free holders of the county petitioning the board of county commission ers to establish a county road west of Sisseton to the Marshall county line and east of Sisseton to the Minnesota boundry line. Said ..petitions were filed and notices ordered posted up in three places, and the matter to be taken up at the July meeting of the board of county commis sioners. Motion made and seconded that there be held a Roberts County Home Economic contest in connection with the boys and girls corn contest to be held at the county seat next winter and that the details of said contest be left to the county superin tendent and county auditor. The foregoing motion carried, all members of board voting aye. The following resolution was submitted by Commissioner Sateven and moved its adoption, seconded by Meland. Whereas it appears that it will simplify the auditing of bills and supplies for the court house and county offices to have a purchasing com mittee, and be it resolved that the states attorney, county treasurer and county auditor be appointed as purchasing com mittee. The motion to adopt said resolution carried, all mem bers voting aye. T. VV. Cahtll, paper for poor tarm 4 77 DP. A. E. Taplln. services to poor farm patients 7 00 Olsou Ulin & Co., mdse for poor tarm 2 50 On motion board adjourned un til Saturday morning 9 o'clock. Saturday, May 24th, 9 o,clock: Board met as per adjournment. Members present: M. L. Sateren, S. L. Remund, M. L. Mickelson and Harry Granbois. Petition signed by freeholders and tax payers of Becker town ship asking for culverts as fol lows: One 2x20 ft between sec. 35, Becker township, and sec 2, Lake township one 2x20 ft. be tween sec. 21 and 22-122-50 one 1x20 ft. between section 17 and 20-122-50 one 1x20 ft. between section 18 and 19-122-50 one 18 inx20 between sec. 18 and 19-122 50 one 1x20 ft. in section five on road leading to Browns Valley one 6x24 ft. at foot of Becker hill for the overflow of Minnesota (Continued on last page.) Everybody. The parade will be a grand affair. Every business concern in Sisseton has agreed to build a float to represent their business and some of the farmers will enter the parade. Albert Han son lyis already volunteered to put in a float which will probably represent the actual killing of a beef, or the sprouting, growing and maturing of grain during the parade, or a silo where feed can be stored to overcome a seven year famine. We hope to have more farmers register soon. The business floats will be all styles, some beautifully gotten up, some comically and some ridiculously. Of course we are not going to mention the make up of the various floats, that is to be left as a surprise to the people but we have learned from the parade committee that a number of stunts will be pulled off that will be new and interesting during the entire parade. The parade will commence at 10 a. m. on the 30th day of June. The committee on advertising havd arranged for an automobile tour to Peever, Wilmot, Browns Valley, Wheaton, White Rock, Hankinson, Lidgerwood and Veh len to advertise the Chautauqua. Everyone who has an automobile is invited to take part in this tour. District Court Court is still in session. Most of the criminal cases have been either continued or dismissed. Of the criminal cases tried, States Attornes Mani secured three convictions, viz.: Amos Kg Automobile Parade This will not be like a short circus parade but will be many times as large. At least thirty business floats besides individ uals, outsiders and decorated automobiles will take part. S. The t-'li June 30 to be a Red Letter Day for Roberts County: One Long to be Remembered and Pointed Back to With Pride by DeD'rti-iCiii tu' liii-tr,-.« NO. 51 Goodbird, assault and battery fined !zW and costs. John Cuffe and Anthony Kaiser, for disturb* ing religious meeting to be sen tenced. Leo Ozlnwski, assault and battery. Many of the civil cases have also been continued. The case of Elizabeth J. Humphfner vs. Charles H. Bailey will be tried before some other judge. H. M. Olson won in his case against Arnold W. Rhodes, and the latter loses his homestead on a $90 mortgage, largely because his case was not begun right, so it is stated and considerable sympa thy has been expressed for the poor old man. J. E. McKenna was attorney for Olson, C. R. Jorgenson for Rhodes. In the matter of S. E. Olson vs. Jens Anderson, a verdict was given in favor of the former. The attor neys were, Howard Babcock for plaintiff and C. R. Jorgenson for defendant. To Leave Sisseton Mine McQuillen Will Soon Retire From Business. After five years of hard work in the millinery business in this city, Miss Sarah McQuillen has decided to retire and go east. Before leaving, she will close out her stock of goods at way down prices. Although already marked down, all of next week will see a still further cut in prices on everything in the store. There will be bargains galore. This sale begins Monday and lasts all week. This is to be a really, truly closing out sale, so don't miss it. Patronize the Standard job 'de department. Particular printing for particular people is our spec ialty. Quest I um looking for Love. Has he passed this waw, With eyes as blue as the skies of May, And a face as fair as the summer dawn? You answer back, but I wander on, For you say: "Oh, yes but his eyes were gray, And his face as dim as a rainy day." But stout at heart will I onward fare, Knowing my Love is beyond—some where The love I seek, with the eyes of blue, And the bright, sweet smile unknown of you And on from the hour his trail if found I shall sing sonnets the whole year round. —James Whitoomb Riley fc Mi 1 •a4 4 is '•m a tiiSi Stfi 1, •i ut. 1 1 'fi •".i T*"V'