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Not since the Titanic sank has the world been so thrilled as by the news of the burning of the steamship Volturno in mid-ocean Friday night, with a loss as far as is known at present of L3ü lives and the rescue of 521. The survivors are now aboard the fleet of steamers summoned by the Volturno\s call for help, some bound eastward and others west ward. The Volturno sailed from Rot terdam on Ovt. "2, for New York. According to the official state ment she carried 22 first cabin passengers, 538 steerage passen gers and a crew numbering 9(1 Rescue ships reached the scene of disaster in plenty of time to .save all but for hours stood by, listing the vessel, impotent be cause of the storm to reach the agonized men, women and chil dren, crowding the after part of the ship within a stone's throw. All night Thursday the life boats made desperate efforts to get alongside of the Volturno but the waves beat them back re peatedly, and not until the storm abated at day light on Friday did the rescuers succeed in remov ing the survivors from the doomed ship. Even now only a fringe of one of the most thrilling tales of the sea is available. Exactly how the rescue was effected is not known. The Vol turno was well equipped with boats, sufficient, the agents say, for 1000 people, but the boister ous sea or lack of boat drill or panic among the passengers must have prevented a success ful employment of them. The rescue ships were able to lower life boats but apparently most of the boats launched from the Vol turno were smashed and upset and the occupants drowned. ANOTHER OCEAN DISASTER A German Liner Burns and More than 150 People Lose Their Lives. Two boats, crowded with pas The Year of 1914 is Here We are just entering in upon the year of 1914. The Ford New Year commences October first. 1 have hoped for the time to come when Ford Cars can be put out as fast as they are sold, but looking over some figures by Hawkins it will be some time be fore the demand will be supplied. Take your pencil—follow these figures. The United States has about 100,000,000 people—or approxim ately 25,000,000 families. At leafet one family out of every five is comfortable makes more than the day's needs. In the banks of the United States there are about $15,000, 000,000 in deposits, of which near ly $5,000,000,000 is in the form of savings—owned by 10,000,000 de positors. Some 5,000,000 families can af ford Fords. Fully 2,000,000 families need Fords—for outings, comfort, pleasure, business and general utility. At the rate of 200,000 yearly, ten years would be consumed supplying those who need, and have not bought. And this does not include those who will buy other Fords when their present Fords have served their purpose. Therefore, it is like cutting down a forest of eucalyptus. As fast as the trees are cut, Tw Aissewn sengers, were reported to have got away from the ship but search for them was futile and they were practically given up as lost. The occupants of these boats are included in the death roll. The steamer Carmania, bound from New York for Liverpool was 7h miles away when the call for help sounded, Captain Barr ordering full steam in spite of I the gale which drove her through the seas at 20 knots an hour and made her the first of the fleet to reach the burning vessel. She was followed by the Latouraine, the Minneapolis, the Rappahan nock, the Czar, the Narragansett, the Devonian, the Krooland, the Grosser Kuvfuerst and the Seyd litz at various hours throughout the day. But the rescuing ves sels could not get a line nor life boat to the Volturno, the forward part of which was almost hidden by a dense cloud of smoke when the Carmania arrived. The burning steamer lay in the trough of the sea, pounding help lessly, her propellers fouled by the boat's tackle. Terrified pas sengers huddled as far as pos sible away from the flames, while, throughout the day, the officers and crew fought des perately toEhold the fire in check. When night came the sea abated only slightly. The circle of steamers kept their search lights playing, waiting patiently within the! danger zone for the first moment when they might again launch their lifeboats. When day broke the Volturno was still „aflame. The gale had moderated and the seas calmed somewhat. Lifeboats were sent from the encircling steamers, in to which the women and children were" lowered first until all the survivors were removed to safe ty they grow again from their stumps! You spend ten years hewing through the forest—and behold, it all grows up again, giving you another ten years of hewing, Ford sales can never stop— they must increase! Old Ford owners will buy oth er Fords. Friends of Ford owners will fol low suit. Every day the Ford is demon strating that ifc can stand up un der the roughest sort of usage. It costs less to buy and to op erate—needs fewer repairs—has the minimum maintenance. These truths strike home to the thrifty millions whose ideas are met by the Ford. Ford is building a car that has a diploma with 350,000 names of satisfied owners written upon it and the more Fords sold the more boosters. The large ownership of Ford cars accounts for the great de mand and the continuous short age of Ford cars. "A two-ton car climbin' a hill," says Ebenezer, "reminds me of a fat man's race at a Sunday-school picnic—lots of puffin' and excite ment, but darned little progress." W. F. Carlberg, Sisseton, S. Dak. Shop Talk. "That Auger la a sharp fellow," said the Hammer to the Saw, "but he runs •round a good deal." "Yes," seplied the Saw slowly be tween his teeth, "and what an awful bote he la,"—Fun. Man who Bought Schindler Farm Gets Into Trouble. Last Minder brought Cole back from Minneapolis Monday noon, Orin M. Oulinan, Cole's attorney, coming with him. Cole waived I examination and was bound over to the circuit court, bail being fixed at $10,(XX) by Justice Prin diville. and Cole went to jail. A somewhat peculiar phase of this affair is that the stunt was pulled off in the office of Attor ney Jorgenson who, as notary public, took acknowledgement of the papers, notwithstanding the fact that for years it had been supposed that Mr. Schindler was considered by many to be an "incompetent." It is doubtful if, under the circumstances, any other lawyer in the county would have done such a thing. This is all the more surprising from the fact that for the past year or so Mr. Jorgenson has set himself up as a special censor of the actions of so many of his neigh bors and has been so free in calling everyone "grafter" who. it is alleged had stood in his way in the past to get office and for other political reasons. Had he turned the transaction down, in stead of aiding Cole, he would have been a much better friend of Schindler than his present zeal in his behalf now shows him to be. According to the news paper voicing Mr. Jorgenson the Geo. Schindler farm is worth §12,000. There« was a mortgage on the same for $2,000 and about $100 interest, leaving an equity of $9.900 and for this the owner received 12 old horses, $500 in cash and a life lease of five acres, yet Mr. Jorgenson did not prevent the transaction from being made. Wouldn't he make a peach of a states attor ney! Frank Otto Dead. Frank Otto, a highly respected citizen of Long Hollow, died rather suddenly last Saturday of diabetis from which he had been a sufferer for several years. The funeral was held on Tuesday af ternoon, conducted by Rev. J. W. Christiansen. Mr. Otto was born in Water loo, Wis-, Jan. 5, 1864, and was therefore nearly 50 years old at the time of his death. He came to Iowa with his parents in May, 1869, was married to Miss Freda Burchardt January 25, 1894, at Charles City, Iowa, at the home of her parents. They came to South Dakota Oct. 4, 1901. De ceased is survived by his wife and six children, three boys and three girls: Alfred, aged 18 Edward, aged 16 Laura, aged 14 Florence, aged 12 Viola, aged 10 Theodore, aged 7. Be sides these he leaves seven brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. Unconstitutional. Lena—Women In Louisville who wear spilt skirts are to be arrested. Clem Won't that be unconstitu tional? Lem No. The constitution only gives the right to bear arme.—New York Press. You Must Register Before November 1st if You Wish to Vote at the Primary §Rring SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNT*. S. v.. KRIDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1913-8 Pages Arrested For Land Deal week Lewis Cole, the horse dealer who has been camp ing on the outskirts of town for some time, made a deal with George Schindler for the latter's I farm, paying for the same in cash and horses. Soon there after Cole left for Minneapolis. Schindler then made up his mind that he had not received full value for t!:e place and had a warrant sworn out for the ar rest of Cole, charging him with |obtaining money or property under false pretenses. Sheriff High School Wins Shutting Out Browns Valley bv a Score of 54 to 0. Last Saturday afternoon the Sisseton high school boys met and defeated the Browns Valley team. Aside from the fact that the opposite teams averaged about the same in weight, the game was extremely onesided. The Browns Valley boys attempt jed several line smashes which jdylnot, prove very successful on account of Sisseton's strong de fense work. Sissetons' most effectual plays were end runs land heavy line smashing. Touch downs were made by Honey sett, Hanson, Linster, Hood and Thurs ton. The score was "4 to n. Next Saturday afternoon wo expect to play Milbank. This is to be the one big game of the season and it is hoped that all come prepared to root and boost for the game. The program committee met last Tuesday afternoon and arranged a program to be given Oct. 31st. The girls basket ball team have been practicing persistent ly for the past week in anticipa tion of some outdoor games with the neighboring towns. Miss Perkins has been coaching the team and reports that they are making rapid progress. The seniors are overtaxing their minds in a vain attempt to discover the "why and where fore" of quadratic. Luella Quorton entered the sixth grade Monday. The Misses Rund and Norman of the sixth and seventh grades were forced to surrender their grades into the hands of various high school pupils, on account of having to take the examinations. The Teachers' Institute made a special visit to the primary de partment last Saturday after noon, for the purpose of inspect ing work and receiving sugges tions, the room having been ar ranged for the occasion and special work posted. This week the first grade arc making a special study of vege tables. Emma Matheson of the second grade left Tuesday and is attend ing country school. week the first grade ex pect to make a special study of grains. The second grade reported five perfect half days last week. Harry Brown of the seventh grade was absent last week on account of illness. The fifth grade have just com pleted some very fine booklets, picturing Columbus's early life, his expeditions, etc. On the cover of these booklets is an ex cellent drawing of his three ships. Miss Byrnes geography class has been drawing some very tine sketches of the United States. Death of Mrs. Torkelson. Mrs. Thoralf Torkelson of Lutiman died on Thursday, Oct. 9, from the effects of diabitis, and was buried Saturday from the Norwegian Lutheran church eight miles southeast of Luffman, the services being conducted by Rev. J. W. Christiansen of this city. Ruth Margaret Eaton was born Sept. 22, 1886, in Martin county, Minn., coming to Luff man with her parents in 1901. She was married to Mr. Torkel son May 29,1907. The Standard for news. "T *5 '^nertmeht oT Tiist«-» Great interest was displayed in the Teachers' Meeting held at the court house Saturday, Oc tober 11th, and the program was very profitable to those who at tended. The morning session was given over to a discussion of the plans for the year by the county sup erintendent, Miss Andrews. The first number on the after noon program was a paper on "The Teachers' Business" and "The Period of Acquaintance," by Miss Bessie Hart. This paper pointed out that the teach er's business was primarily the training of the mind and that the study of psychology was im portant to the teacher in training the child's mind in right habits of thinking. The value of de cision of character, tact and honesty in the teacher, and the fact that upon these depended a teacher's control of the pupils was well brought out. A musical number followed consisting of songs rendered by the second grade of the Sisseton public schools, which delighted all and did credit to the instructor in music, Miss Clark. Miss Nellie Oliver handled the two topics "The Farm Problem and its Solution" and "The Farm Home" in a very able man ner. The farm problem, it was shown, is the developing and maintaining on farms a civiliza tion in full harmony with the best American ideals. As two thirds the people of this country get their living indirectly from the farm it is important that farm life be made so attractive that people remain on the farm and not drift to the cities. The causes of the farm problem are the isolation of the farmers, their conservative attitude to ward improvements and changes, and their lack of organization. To solve the problem, do away with the type of farm renters so prevalent, and co-operate with the neighboring farmers in build ing up the community as a whole, the church and the school. Make the farm life attractive with pleasant homes, and lighten the work with labor saving inven tions, and the problem will be pretty well solved. In dealing with the second subject Miss Oliver discussed the ideal farm home and how the teacher with tact, sympathy and understand ing might aid in suggesting im provements in the homes of the community. The fourth grade of the public schools furnished a musical num ber next, and their teacher Miss Simmons gave an excellent model lesson in arithmetic which was both entertaining and instruc tive. Following the model lesson, Supt. Guthrie of the public schools spoke upon the import ance of the study of current events in the schools. Mr. Guthrie showed how the current events could be used in connec tion with different subjects taught. His talk was appreciat ed by all. The meeting then adjourned to the primary room at the school house, where the primary teach er, Miss Bengtsom, gave a very interesting talk on primary plans and methods, after which the meeting was dismissed, and all departed feeling that the pro gram was a success, and an in Department of Historj COUNTY TEACHERS ATTEND Enteresting Meeting Held at Court House in this City Last Saturday. NO. 17 spiration to better work through« out the year. Following is a complete list of the teachers who attended: Hazel Coulson..... ......Peevev Margaret Thomson Sisseton Mary C. Keenan Sisseton. Katherine Otto Ellington Esther Leary ... Browns Valley Esther LeLachenr Sisseton Jane McNown.... Browns Valley Mabel Coulson Peevev Gei ti ude Mallay Peevev •J. W. Thomas Corona Floi ence Kreiger Peevev Alice Jackson Diamond Tillie Berge Sisseton Mary Holm Sisseton Evelyn Stockton Peevev Edna Van Schaik .Sisseton Roy G. Paulson Sisseton Jewell G. Daly Sisseton Nellie Crocker Eddy Susie Norby -Sisseton Frances Foster.. Browns Valley Anna Bouzek Sisseton C. Maria Robinson Corona Harry J. Drenttel Sisseton Elsie A Ryan.... Browns Valley Pearl Thompson Sisseton Susie Tower Vig Carrie Boyd.. Effington Christine Fortlain.... Effington Mary H. Jordall Effi nerton James L. Oliver Effington Marie Grue Wilmob Archie Griffith Sisseton Emma Erickson Sisseton Eunice Ness Effingtoifc Bessie A. Hart Vig Victor Ostlund Hankinson Annette Dahl Sisseton Elsie Sykora... .Browns Valley Ella Bickemeier Sisseton Anna Tesnes Vernon Anna S- Rooney Peevev Ella Sat re Sisseton Bertha England Peevev M. Matthews Effington Ethel M. Jeffery Sisseton Amelia Tcmplcton Peevev Jessie F. Hiatt Sisseton Anna Flannery.. Browns Valley Rosy Kleven Vig Agnes Sundstrom Peevev Blanche Sanby.. Browns Valley bel Peterson Ettington Hazel Sanby.... Browns Valley Pearl Matteson Sisseton Delia Simmons Sisseton Mrs. Opal Otto Sisseton Anna Hanson Sisseton Nellie M. Oliver Sisseton Myrtle Cook Effington Alice L. ilier Diamond Carrie Perkins Sisseton Laura Detert Sisseton May L. Byrnes Sisseton Ethel A. Hau ratty Sisseton Harriet O. Clark Sisseton Supt. W. J. Guthrie.... Sisseton Agnes Rund -Sisseton Marie Norman Sisseton Miss Bengtson ....... Sisseton Miss Chamberlain Sisseton Agnes Judge Sisseton Olive Dean.. 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