••J J. W. FEATHBRSTON
si Judge McCarter of Edmunds
county has announced his willing
ness to be the democratic sacri
ficial lamb for the governorship.
Some one has figured out that
the annual loss to the country in
broken eggs is $70,000,000 but
the loss on account of the eggs
the hens never lay which they
might if they felt so disposed, is
Olaf Melby of Summit wrote a
letter last week for the Aber
deen Daily News in which he
says he will accept the demo
cratic nomination for congress
from this district if the party
sees fit to honor him in that way,
although he is not seeking the
office—simply a Barkis.
The slit skirt is getting an
airing in many other places be
sides the streets, and will soon
be well understood. Last week
the matter was debated in the
high school at Sioux City, Iowa,
the question being put as follows:
"Resolved, That Slits of a Cer
tain Length Should Not be Al
lowed in the Skirts Which Girls
Wear to School." Ssfc
With the opinion of the Attor
ney General to back them, the
State Tax Commission will un
doubtedly make an altogether
different assessment list for use
next year. Should they follow
the Indiana form, which was
adopted in that state, when the
tax commission was inaugurated
there, it will catch many items of
property, on the personal list,
that have heretofore been escap
ing taxation. This will make it
harder on the man who has
property in sight, but will not
catch the income fellow. The
people of this state are, there
fore, entitled to sit up &n«y falrri
notice that a new taxing system
is needed. The fairest way to
settle this matter would be to
change the constitution so as to
Sgtijtow an income tax and provide
WoDM-tde single tax.—Capital
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Sisseton. Soutli Dakota
O I E S
JOSEPH MARVICK, President HENRY HELVIG, Cashier
LEO J. LUKANITSCH, Assistant Cashier
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The efforts of the Standard to
give a good, clean home paper
with all the news, are winning
out. This is attested by the new
subscriptions which are con
stantly being added to our list.
Ajpetition has been started in
Colorado calling for a constitu
tional amendment substituting a
board of managers for the state
legislature and doing away with
all elective officers except the
governor and auditor. The day
of the legislator is likely to be
soon numbered. People are be
ginning to learn that law making
is a joke and that the majority of
law makers are men who do not
understand what a law is. Uur
system of government is bound
to have radical changes in the
near future. The commission
plan will probably succeed the
legislature.- Capitol Journal.
The suggestion that J. W.
Parin ley of Ipwich would make
an acceptable candidate for gov
ernor is spreading over the state.
That the members of the Craw
ford-Byrne machine fear the ef
fect of Mr. Parmley's appearance
in the race for governor is shown
by the fact that the machine's
newspapers are urging Mr.
Parmley to enter the tight for
congressman in the second dis
trict. Those papers think that
Mr. Parmley would make a fine
candidate for congressman but
they are unable to see why he
would not do equally as well in
the race for governor. Mean
while Mr. Parmley is watching
the situation, and saying noth
President Wilson signed the
new tariff bill last week and this
important measure is now a law
of the land. Just how this law
will effect the country, cannot be
determined offhand it will take
time to tell. Politicians have
often expressed opinions as to
the results which would follow
such radical tariff legislation, but
conjecture and reality do not al
ways harmonize. The Minne
apolis Journal says that we will
now have a chance to find oüt
who pays the tariff. There never
has been much doubt in the
minds of thinking men on this
question. At any rate the whole
matter will be watched with a
good deal of interest. With the
reduction of so many tariff
duties, will there be a sufficient
amount of revenue for carrying
on the government? Or will we
have a repetition of the experi
ence of the Cleveland adminis
tration along this line when the
Wilson bill was passed?.
Harold Schmidt is a new pupil
in the sophomore class.
The second grade lost a pupil
this week, when Donald Bowers
departed for Minneapolis.
John and Anthony Berg are
I new pupils in the sixth grade this
Leroy WollT. Henry Winters
md John Kivelv of the fifth
fjrade are back in school auain,
after a week's absence.
The fifth grade thoroughlv en
,)o ed their out-docr draw vie
lesson last Friday afternoon
The time was spent in makine
sketches of the school house
The eitzh'h irrade have ins!
fimr-h'-d their portfolio covers
for their book reviews.
The eighth grade have plannen
amor other thirgs to make a
pulp map of the heart.
Vi. D. Kir.caid of Tacomn.
Wash., delegate to the National
convention of the Reman lodere
he kl at Washington, D
stopped off at Sisseton, between
trains to visit Miss Bryant,
Mrs. Jorgenson visited the
I second grade Monday afternoon.
Elmer Koutz has returned to
school after a long illness
The two fourth grades had an
I out door geography lesson last
Friday afternoon, observing
among other things the Wilcox
springs and the seeds of the!
The fourth grade have made
some very fine booklets in which
they have pasted the various
kinds of leaves.
William Christianson of the A
fourth, has been absent this
week having accompanied his
father to Aberdeen.
Both of the A- and B. fourth
grades report nineteen perfect
The sixth and seventh grades
went picnicing to Long Hollow
last Friday. A supply of weenies
were taken along and roasted
over a aring camp fire. The
Messrs. Torvick, Stavig and
Carl berg assisted in conveying
the pupils back and forth.
The South Dakota flag made
by the present sophomore class
has just been returned, having
received second prize at the state
The total high school enroll
ment has reached eighty-nine.
James Honeysett spent Sunday
visiting Frank McKeever who is
at the Aberdeen hospital. He
bears the glad tidings that
Frank is improving rapidly.
The Seniors are wondering
whether certain members of the
junior class will ever learn to
During the opening exercises
of the high school Tuesday morn
ing, a literary society was or
ganized. It is the purpose of the
society to render four literary
programs during the year, the
first to be given on the evening
of Oct. 31st. The election of
officers was held with the follow
Vice Pres.—Lloyd Peterson.
Secretary—Lydia Marvick. flV'
Treasurer- Esther Morris.
A program committee consist
ing of Rose Otto, Alma Hendrick
son, Nora Babb and Otis Marvick
and the high school faculty as
ex-office members, were appoint
ed at this time.
Next Saturday afternoon is
the time set for the foot ball
game with Browns Valley sched
uled to take place on the home
gridiron. Be rooters, Sissetonites,
and help the boys to win.
A notable bass singer of the
senior class is having special
coaching by the music teacher.
The teachers of the school en
Jesse Cottingham of the sen- planning to unite with the church
ond grade has been out of school speak to the pastor about it as
three days this week on account soon as convenient.
of illness. At our service next Sunday
The A fourth grade are busy evening we will study the theme
this week studying the life of I "'Christ's Finished Program."
the artist, Millet.
Our communion service will
be held next Sunday morning.
We want everyone present at
this service especially the mem
bers of the church. If you are
Let us study it together and get
suggestions for our own. We
want to hc.ve a good song serv
ice in connection with our study,
and would appreciate ycur help.
Epworth League Notes.
The Sunday evening service
for October 6. 913, was conduct
ed by Rosa Otto. There was a
large attendance and all enjoyed
a good meeting.
The topic for next Sunday
evening is "Forty years of
missions in Japan." The League
urges that a large attendance be
A good time has been planned
for the coming Friday, Oct. 10.
The regular business meeting
will be held the first part of the
evening, after which a good time
is expected. It will be held at
the church parlor and we wish
to see a large crowd.
P- Kilnes, Pastor.
English services next Sunday
afternoon, Oct. 12 at 3:30 o'clock.
Sunday school before service.
All are welcome.
Rev. Harkness will be here Sat
urday evening to hold the first
quarterly conference in the M. E.
church, and will preach on Sun
day morning. He "will conduct
services at Peever in the after
noon and at Corona in the eve
Tuesday and Thursday night
services will be held as usual.
—v" «»W..WI, sip vuuuiiuauuu icai oiuuuier are
joyed a very pleasant social time kindly invited to, meet at the
at the home of Superintendent church Saturday, Oct. 18. at 2
Guthrie last Monday evening. o'clock.
Communion services next Sun
day at 10:30.
Luther League at 6:45 p. m.
Sunday school at 12.
English song service at 8. p.
Services in Lakeview church at
Mrs. W. D. Wilson invites the
Ladies Aid to meet with her
Thursday, Oct. 16.
Those whe intend to read for
confirmation next summer
Early Autumn sale
new things at.
The old summer garments
have done their duty. The
buying of a new outfit can no
longer be put off.
The New Style Craft
Cloaks are Here
ghidly'show you tl: to ymi
yuifwish to imy now or'nor. 11'
for us to'spread the hjio before u. and it will he
a pleasure to g( tjlu* prices we are fferinir these
You are always welcome at
Via BROS. I
Her Hidden Ambition.
A brilliant, young violiniste, a na
tive of llolhind, played one day for
hdward 11. lien lie was the
Prince of Wales.
"Is tliere anything you care more
for than \our Stradivanus?" asked
the prince, expecting, of course, a
The )oung Netherlander colored
a little. "The violin is not an ab
sorbing passion with me, your high
ness," she replied.
"Ah! Perhaps you have a leaning
to another branch of art?" suggest
ed the prince.
"Indeed, I have not!" the violin
iste said in burst of confidence.
"But, your highness, I just love to
cook! I really believe I should
make tin excellent chef if I had the
opportunity to practice."
The rcvi\ alist Sam Jones was
once taking women to task for
spending more time in prinking
than praying. "If there's a wom
an here," he screamed finally, "who
prays more than she prinks," let her
stand up." One poor old, faded
specimen of femininity, in the sorri
est, shabbiest of clothes, arose. "You
spend more time praying than
pr,in king?" asked the preacher, tak
ing her all m. The poor old crea
ture said she did—prayed all the
time, prinked not at alf. "You go
straight home," admonished Jones,
"and put a little time on your prink
There Is always reason in the man
for his good or bad fortune.—Emerson.
Red Cross Drug Store
You Get What You Ask for
The hoods of snakes were un
questionably intended by nature to
act as weapons of intimidation, for
when suddenly opened, as they are
during the excitement of a contest,
these gne their owners an apparent
and formidable enlargement. But
the hoods wInch have been so use
ful at some period in snake history
have now become so enlarged as to
tend toward the extinction of their
owner,s, just as the overdevelopment
in the tusks of prehistoric animals
led straight to their destruction.
During a fight the hooded snake in
the act of striking his foe suffers
from the outstretched and weighty
hood, lie overbalances himself and
topples forward. His assailant (the
mongoose and some birds especially)
seizes linn when prostrate and, rip
ping up the back of the neck, speed
ily dispatches linn.
His Fluent French.
Bedell and Wilkinson, on
prescriptions are compounded from the best
drugs by graduate pharmacists and contain
exactly what the physician prescribed. Fresh drugs
are constantly being received, the very best that can be
secured all are guaranteed as represented-
NO Substitute at OUR Store
M. E. CROCKETT
through France, were dining to
gether at a Paris restaurant. Mr.
Wilkinson persisted in ordering and
asking for everything lie wanted in
doubtful French, while Mr. Bedell
persisted in offering explanations
that were in the nature of criti
cisms. At last Mr. Wilkinson's tem
per rose to explosive point.
"Will you," he said in English,
"be so good as not to interfere with
me in the use of my French?"
"Very well," retorted Mr. Bedell.
simply wanted to point out that
you were asking for a staircase when
all you wanted was a spoon."—New
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