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I, «,' KU CHAUTAUQUA OPENED MONDAY The Parade One of Best Ever Seen in the State. The first annual Sisseton Chau tauqua opened under auspicious conditions Monday. June 30, and will continue the entire week. As advertised, the Boosters Committee, working in connec tion with the Commercial Club, lived up to their reputation es tablished in their big excursion trip and did themselves proud in the splendid parade which they staged for the people of the town and surrounding community. Monday forenoon practically every business house in town and many of our surrounding en* terprising farmers took part in the mile-long parade either in autos or otherwise, which dazzled the eyes of the spectators as the various dainty and artistically decorated floats passed swiftly before their view. We wish it were possible to go into extended detail of every enhibit made, but both time and space forbid. However we can say that nothing like it was ever before seen in Sisseton, whether by local com mittees or traveling shows. The memory of it will remain with us all for many a day. The Chautauqua proper opened Monday afternoon with a concert by the Meistersingers Male Quar tette whose splendid voices and novel organ chimes delighted a large and enthusiastic audience. The evening concert was given by them also, in addition to the lecture by Dr. Thos. McClary, whose Irish wit and humor kept the large audience in convulsions throughout the evening and left with them many pleasant mem ories of both the lecture and the lecturer. Tuesday afternoon Father Thos. B. Tierney, the poet-priest held spell-bound for over an hour an interested audience in his great lecture, "The Morals of the Nation." In addition to Father Tierney the Price Concert Company entertained the au dience with vocal and instru mental selections on piano, cello, violin, cornet and saxaphones, interspersed with readings dur ing both afternoon and evening. At the time of going to press Ole Theobald!, the great Nor wegian violinist, and the Inter national Grand Concert Company entertained the people. Further details of program will appear in next issue. We are also glad to report the financial success of the Chautau qua, which at this time is prac tically assured. The Commercial Club is to be congratulated and the people thanked, for the way the former have handled it, and the latter have responded nobly in the sale of season tickets and the general support of the Chautau qua, which we all hope will be come a permanent feature in our community. For Sale. One "Advance" steam engine, 22 horse power, overhauled and in perfect order, guaranteed to stand rigid boiler test and to de velop rated horse power. One 8 bottom engine gang plow used one season. Both of these will be sold at bargain prices. J. H. Mead & Son, (52tf) Sisseton, S. D. J. P. O'Grady was in town last Monday and Tuesday on business for the Farm ers elevator. Mr. O'Grady is secretary of the association. iiss The Kissewn Not a Bad Suggestion. The Wilmot Republican thinks that it might be well to see Rob erts county first, and "See Roberts County First" should become the war cry of every woman and child living within the limits of the county. Be sides being one of the best agri cultural and diversified farming counties in the state, its undevel oped scenic resources are mani fold. Thousands of dollars are being spent annually for the construction of roads across the county in every direction for people to get out of the county, but nothing is being done to develop the natural resources within the county, nor for build ing roads to get from one place to the other within the county. Roberts county has a number of lakes and would become a regular paradise and the west shore of Big Stone lake would become a mecca of summer re sorts if a little money was ex pended in development. A road from the north to the south end of the county, follow ing Traverse and Big Stone lakes as near as practicable would be one of the finest things this coun ty ever undertook. Miles of good road is already maintained by some of the lake townships and a very good "scenic high way" could be built at a nominal cost. There are a number of summer resorts along both lakes, but the roads leading to them, on the Roberts county side, are unde veloped, which is poor encourage ment and a most decided invita tion for outside people to remain away. The Roberts cotinty side has always been the most popular on account of the afternoon shade but the Minnesota side invari ably gets the patronage simply because the roads are better developed. Of course, this is merely one of the many ways of inducing people to "See Roberts County First." Dozens of others may be advanced, but concentration and co-operation in the interest of the county is first necessary. Development within our own county is of interest to every man in it and an invitation for sightseers to "see it," while a developed road straight through only benefits through travelers and a very few along its route. Let us develop our natural re sources. Editor of Jim Jam Jems Convicted Sam H. Clark, editor, and Clarence Crockard, business manager of Jim Jam Jems were convicted in federal court at Bis marck Saturday and sentenced to two years' imprisonment and to pay a fine of $2,000 and half the costs of prosecution. The attorney for the defense asked for a new trial on errors of pleading and in the charge to the jury, but this was denied and sentence passed. An appeal will probably be taken to a high er court. There were few who attended the trial who thought there would be anything more severe coming to the defendants than a disagreement, and the possibility of a conviction on any of the counts had not been thought of. The sentence of the court that the defendants serve time in Leavenworth was made in spite of a recommendation of the jury that a jail sentence be not im posed. Mr. Sather and Mr. Tasa, di rectors of the Farmers Co-opera tive Society, are spending the week in town, weighing up the grain at their two elevators here. SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. D., FRIDAY, .JULY 4. 1913-8 Page. A Pretty Wedding On Wednesday afternoon of this week Mr. J. W. Feather ston of Sisseton, S. D., and Miss Florence A. Tenney of Mapleton, were happily wed at the home of the bride's parents on Third street. Rev. Kirby Chapman of the First Baptist church officiat ed. Only the immediate relatives of the family and the minister's wife being present. The bride was attired in white messaline with an overdrape of lace and carried an arm bouquet of American beauty roses. Her traveling gown was of navy blue serge. The color scheme for the par lor was pink and green while that of the dining room, where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served, was green and white. The groom is a newspaper man of high character and business ability who, as editor and pro prietor of the Sisseton Standard, has won a host of friends in the locality which is to be their future home. The bride is a graduate of our local high school and of the Nor mal school at Mankato. She also has previously taken up summer work at the State University. For a number of years she was a favorite in teaching in the grades of our schools and for the past three years has met with much success as assistant principal of the Sauk Rapids high school. She is the eldest daughter of Mr. Hiram Tenney of this village and has a host of friends who along with the Enterprise ex tend hearty congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Featherston left on the evening train for Minne apolis and after spending a few days at Lake Minnetonka will visit with the parents of the groom and with other relatives in the northern part of the state. They will be at home to their friends after July 25th at Sisse ton, South Dakota.—Mapleton, (Minn.) Enterprise. Crowds Flock to Lake. During the past week a great many citizens have availed them selves of the cooling breezes of Big Stone Lake and before an other week has passed the vari ous lake shore resorts will be crowded with summer boarders and cottagers. At Chautauqua Park many of the property owners have been residing in their summer homes for the past two or three weeks. At Linden Beach the season has been a lit tle backward, but most of the cottage owners have gone out to spend the week-end and the pil grimage will begin in earnest fore July 4th if the weather con tinues to remain at its present state. Hartford still continues to be the favorite picnic spot on the lake and each week finds new faces at this popular beauty spot. Wildwood Beach has attracted a great many of the pleasure seek ers and amateur anglers this season and in a few years this should develop into one of the most delightful places on beau tiful Big Stone Lake.—Milbank News. Railroad Nearing Completion. It is reported that construc tion work on the Veblen-Fair mount railroad is being pushed, and it is now thought by the company management that the road-bed will be in readiness for the laying of steel by next week. Bridge building as well as the other construction work is being completed as rapidly as possible. Wm. Swanson, the barber, had the misfortune to break his left arm while playing ball Tuesday. A Municipal Saloon. Sioux City Tribune: The town of Ssiseton, South Dakota, in the northeast corner of the state, has devised a novel plan for regulating the saloon business and securing to the city a large share of the profits. Un der the law Sisseton is entitled to two saloons but has decided to have only one. The man to whom the license is granted will pay double for it and in addition will turn over all the profits of the business above a certain sum to the city. Half of this profit will go into the road fund and half into the city treasury so that both the urban and rural districts will receive benefit therefrom. Agents of the pity will take the receipts of the business daily and apportion them under the agreement. The scheme cmoea close to municipal ownership and if Sis seton is to have the legalized saloon there are many advan tages in this method of control ling the business. It will be easier to regulate one saloon where there is no rivalry and temptation to increase profits by selling to minors and drunkards. The manager of the saloon be comes virtually an agent of the city. The system is similar in some respects to the Swedish plan. It has the merit of econ omy. It lays a tax upon the un thrifty and lawless to take care of their share of the expense of government and does it in the most direct and simple manner. Titanic Widow Gets Money. Minnie Eckstroin of Effington, and her three small children are to receive $2,827.33 which is the share apportioned them from the fund collected by the New York American for those dependent on victims of the Titanic disaster. When news of the sinking of the Titanic and the loss of her hus band reached Mrs. Eckstrom it was a sad hour indeed. With her six children from 2 to 18 years of age to care for and a large mortgage on her 360 acre farm she hardly knew which way to turn. Clarence Croal, now an attorney, a son of J. P. Croal, editor of the Sisseton Courant, took up the case and funds were secured from the Red Cross Relief Society to tide the family over temporarily and pay off the mortgage on the farm. The money from the Hurst fund will be invested for the education of the children but will be pay able to them in five years.—Sum mit Independent. Mrs. J. E. Sloan, who has spent the last four months visit ing with her sister, Mrs. John Alcre, left for St. Paul Thursday noon, where she will visit rela tives and friends for a few days. From there she goes to Fresno, Cal., for a visit with her parents. Clifford Murray took an auto load of his friends down to the Founder's home last Friday evening. John Akre enjoyed a visit with his father and brother who re cently returned from Norway. Mrs. Chris Anderson from Dry Wood lake visited friends in Sisseton Monday. Mrs. Akre, Clarence and Gladys visited relatives in Day county last week. The Murray brothers are en joying a visit from their niece of Britten. Miss Anna Larson has accept ed a position at the Electric laundry. Miss Lukanitsch is assisting through the rush at Bollenbeck's. STATE NEWS ITEMS Miss Irene Gold of Big Stone was married to Prof. Weber of Paynesville, Minn., last week, making the third wedding in the Gold family since the third of June. Harold, after having voted a majority for saloons, has been placed in the "dry" list through a technicality. There is a rumor to the effect that the name of J. F. Kelley, why it was considered had a cinch on the appointment as postmaster at Aberdeen, has been quietly withdrawn by President Wilson and may not be again sent to the senate. He, with others, is charged with al leged fraud the matter of the primary petition filed last March to repeal the so-called Richards primary law that was passed last November. Through the confession of two of its alleged members, the authorities of Harding county believe they have succeeded in breaking up one of the most troublesome horse thief gangs in years. The gang was well organized and for the past eight months has been baffling the officials and has succeeded in making off with many good horses from numer ous ranches in the northwestern part of the state. Sheriff F. T. Doten finally suspected Jim Clayton, an old time cow punch er, and Andrew Tokolo, a ranch er in the Jump Off country. He proceeded to entertain Clayton when the latter came to town and under the influence of drink, it is said that Clayton loosened up and told of the operations of the gang, implicating Tokolo, who, when arrested, claimed that the head of the gang is H. A. Gilbert, a former well known and respected resident of Belle Fourche, who was at one time county judge and at another states attorney of Butte county. Tokolo claimed that Gilbert financed the gang, which would seize horses and take them to New England, N. D., which is a horse market, and sell them. Clayton disappeared right after his alleged confession. Tokolo is under $1,000 bonds at Buffalo and Gilbert, who is also under bonds for other offenses, was bound over to the district court at Bowman, N. D., where he is awaiting bail. The celebration at Ortley was very largely attended. Almost the entire population of Summit was in attendance. Amuse ments of all kinds, including the merry-go-round, was in evi dence. The Corona band fur »tit«** Keep Your Grit Hang on! Cling on! No matter what they say. Push on! Sing on! Things will come your way. Sitting down and whining never helps a bit NO. 2 nished music for the occasion. This band is one of the best in the country and the boys are a clever lot of fellows. In the afternoon the Corona and Ort ley baseball clu js battled for su premacy, and Corona proved the victor. Harder and Poor were in the points for Ortley and had they received the proper support a different story would have been told. In the evening one of the largest dances in the history of Ortley was given. The music was furnished by that splendid Corona orchestra. They are certainly high-class musicians. The orchestra as a whole are a clever and accomo dating organization. All in all, the celebration was a success, and Ortley people feel proud Summit Signal. A man named Mitchell, living in Duel county, was fined $30 and costs for neglecting to re turn a full list of his assessable property. This newspaper agrees with the suggestion made by someone that the doing away of the back stamping letters by the post office department was the wrong thing to do from the standpoint of the public. The saving of time formerly devoted to this task is the only argument in favor of the change, while it pre vents the public from ascertain ing where the blame for the de lay of letter mail should rest. If a letter is back stamped upon its receipt by the local postoffice the reciptent knows whether the delay should be charged to the receiving office or to the mail clerks on the route over which the letter has come.—Iroquois Chief. Peter Hartelow, a Hollander who came here about two months ago with the G. Spangers family, who are living in the Peter Van« devoort house and with whom Hartelow is making his home, had a very narrow escape from serious injury or death at Ando* ver Sunday afternoon. The young man was working on a cement gang for the Milwaukee road and steam from an engine on the siding close by enveloped him and as he attempted to step across the main track to the other side to get out of the steam the east bound flyer* which he was unable to see approaching, struck him, throwing him some distance, but clear of the rails. He was rendered unconscious and in lighting received quite a gash on the forehead, but soon revived and is little the worse for his ex perience. He came to Milbank the first of the week and will be able to go to work again in a few days.—Milbank Review. Best way to get there is by keeping up your grit. Don't give up hoping when the ship goes down Grab a spar of something—just refuse to drown. Don't think you're dying just because you're hit. Smile in face of danger and hang to your grit. Folks die too easy—they sort of fade away Make a little error, and give up in dismay. Kind of man that's needed is the man of ready wit, To laugh at pain and trouble and keep his grit. —L. F. Taylor in New York Times. .1 ." 1 1! 4$ «if Mi -Ii iV a *. 4 0 1 1 Ij 4 rX 4 S)l 'i -Sri ff], *1 §\!i.