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Vol. 20
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
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
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
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
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,
Official Proceedings
Of the Board of County Commis
(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
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
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.)
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
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.
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
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
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
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
—James Whitoomb Riley fc

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