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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, January 23, 1914, Image 1

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|Roberts county, at the opera
I house in this city last Friday,
|was the most successful meeting
ever held here.
weather was ideal, so that
all parts of the county were well
represented. In fact the chairs
on the floor of the opera house
would not accommodate all who
came, and it was found neces
sary to throw open the balcony
in order that all might find seats.
I of this character
At both morning and afternoon
sessions the Unique orchestra,
composed of Misses Hazel Bolim
bach and Hannah Ilask and
Messrs. Fern and Hub Bolle n
beck, were present and furnished
music of a very high order which
so pleased the large audience
that every number was given a
recall. For vocal music there
was a chorus beautifully given
by the Sisseton High School
Glee Club, composed of girls,
arxl a solo by the instructor of
music. Miss Clark, which was
given a hearty encore.
fhe Biggest and
Best Ever Held
Fine Music, Splendid Addresses and
Great Entusiasm at Annual Meet
ing of School Workers.
annual meeting of the
officers and teachers of
The morning program opened
with an invocation by Rev. J. W.
Christianson. This was followed
by a short address of greeting
by the county superintendent,
Miss Bonnie Andrews- After
expressing pleasure at the splen
did attendance Miss Andrews
told with pride of the satisfac
tory work that is being done in
the schools of the county. In
fact she said that the past year
had been by far the most satis
factory of any year since the
schools have been under her
supervision. The standard of
teachers is now higher than ever
before, there having been a
great increase in the number of
those who are holding first and
second grade certificates, and
there has been a noticeable de
sire on the part of the teachers
to do the very best work possi
ble. In l'.i
10 the graduates from
the eighth grade in the county
numbered but ß-, while in 1013
there were 133, just one less
than double the number of the
first year of her work. That the
school boards have been trying
to do their share was shown by
the number of fine school build
ings that have been erected along
modern lines by the putting in
of improved heatinsr plants, ven
tilating apparatus, increased
equipment, better supplies, etc.
School officers were urged to be
careful in the selection of teach
ers and to get the very best at
their disposal. To then visit the
schools often and keep in close
touch with the work being done:'
and should criticism of a teacher
come up to be slow in deciding]to educate a
against her, but to first make a
calm and thorough investigation
oi the matter and then to act
work as shown in the recent in
dustrial contest. Miss Andrews
closed with a touching little talk
on the true value of the child and
the great importance of its
proper bringing up.
Supt. J. W. Guthrie of the
city schools was the next speak
er." his subject being "The School
as a Community Center." He
prefaced his talk with a good
story which all appreciated. The
backbone of prosperity is agri
culture, said the speaker, and
the place to help the child is
right here at home. Too little
has been done in the past to
make life in rural communities
attractive \to boys and girls,
hence their desire to break away
and go to the cities. Conditions
are now improving along this
line, but there is much that
could yet be done. During the
first four or five years children
of the rural schools should have
their interest awakened by
nature study, followed by in
struction along the line of prac
tical agriculture. And what a
wonderful opportunity the school
grounds might be made for in
vestigation along these lines.
The school house should be the
social as well as intellectual
center of euch community. It
should be tiie place for good old
fashioned socials, with plenty of
good things to eatx spelling con
tests and other forms of amuse
ment. Do everything possible
to make school work and home
life attractive. Get together on
consolidated schools. Then meet
there often for the discussion of
topics of common interest.
down false barriers and get to
gether for the common good.
The cost for running such
schools may be somewhat great
er, but the results will more
than justify the additional out
lay. Denmark has solved the
problem. There the master
lives in a cottage near the school
house, and his garden is used
for agricultural experimental
purposes. Everything is made
so attractive there that there is
no movement towards the cities.
Sacrifice if necessary to keep
the boys and girls from going
away, as home and school are
the best places on earth for their
care and 'protection. In behalf
of the Sisseton school Mr. Guth
rie offered the services of teach
ers and pupils to the rural com
munities at anytime when their
services can be of use.
The address of the afternoon
was given by State Superintend
ent Lawrence on certain phases
of educational problems. He
expressed great gratification at
the report given by
justly. Praise was given the and give them a co-operative in
boys and girls for their splendid terost in what is being done. So
many are keeping their boys at
hard work until they become of
are, giving them no share of
drews of the contest, and said
that he was convinced that these
contests were proving very help
ful in securing a better school
attendance, the enrollment in
one school coming under his ob
servation being increased about
20 per cent on account of this
influence. He said if you want
hild you must ap
peal to his interests. To keep
the boys on the farm, the fathers
must take them into partnership
what they produce, and it is no
wonder that they become dis
couraged, learn to detest the
farm and ultimately drift away
to the cities.
From an educational standpoint
we have much cause for optimism.
Appointed by Governor Byrne
to Fill Vacancy.
As soon as Judge McNulty
handed in his resignation last
week, it was a foregone conclu
sion that the governor would ap
point Thos. L. Bouck of Milbank
to the judgeship, which has
since come about. Mr. Bouck
will assume the ermine on Feb.
1, and will begin to get in prac
tice for the position he expects
to hold for some years to come.
Bouck Is to Be Judge! Detective Swore Falsely
In the past seven years over 1000
new school houses have been
built in the state and the wages
of teachers have been raised, but
educational opportunities for the
boys and girls of this state are
far from what they should be.
South Dakota is an agricultural
state, and an education is needed
which will enable the farmers to
get greater returns from the
soil. The backbone of this nation
we must look for in country life.
Then give the country boy and
girls an equal opportunity with
the town boys and girls, and
give it to them right here at
home. It is a pleasure to note
the progress being made in
Roberts county, but with the
rest of the state there is great
need hereof more improvements.
Only 11 per cent of the boys and
girls of this state ever get beyond
the eighth grade
go no further
Why is this?
of school to work. An awakening
Break of public sentiment is needed.
Children are entitled to better
treatment. Even if permitted to
attend, the present system is
wholly inadequate to the needs
of the child. With the lack of
opportunity for grading and the
large number of classes it is al
most a miracle that teachers are
able to secure as good results as
they do. The remedy for this
is consolidation. Every town
ship should secure 40 acres of
land and built thereon a consoli
dated school and the boys and
girls be given the chance for an
education that is rightfully theirs.
Better teachers could then be
hired, teachers with a normal
training. And it would be well
to do as Mr. Guthrie says they
are doing in Denmark--build
cottages where the teachers and
their husbands could live the
year round. (Several smiles in
the audience.) Teachers with a
vision are needed to prepare for
this work. Teachers are the
seed corn stored away to bear
fruit in the future. Theirs is
the greatest calling there is a
life of consecration and service.
Are you doing more that you get
paid for'.- She that does no more
than she gets paid for, gets no,
more pay than for that which she
does. What is needed is a vision
of the highest citizenship, seeing I
Iii the past the state has ap-
Meeklu Standard
Tried to Convict Druggist with
Trumped Up Evidence.
Frank Miller, a self styled
private detective, who has been
employed by parties in the north
end of the county to gather evi
dence of the illegal sale of intox
icating liquors, has signed a
sworn statement that his charg
es against B. A. Connelly, a Ros
holt druggist, were false and un
true and that he never purchased
any liquor of Connelly. He
further alleges that parties who
were enemies of Connelly were
at the bottom of the charges.
Miller flight to be prosecuted
along with the parties who paid
him —Summit Independent.
If it is true that Miller simply
"cooked up" his case against
Connelly for the reward he was
to receive in case of conviction,
he should be given the limit of
the law. In his testimony against
Connelly, on cross examination,
Miller admitted that his pay in
blind pig cases depended upon
the conviction of the parties ac
Already this week six or seven
bootleggers have been brought
before Judge Andrews in munic
ipal court:, and it is said that
there are more to follow. The
tnd 25 per cent! u. Z. Marshal and a special do
than the bth grade. tective Inve been here to work
It is because the
fathers are so intent on raising has done some good work
more corn to leed more hogs to cases. States Attorney
buy more land" that little regard |and Frank Melvenna are doing
is paid to the welfare of the boys the prosecuting, and Messrs.
and girls and they are kept out Batterton and Turner are de-
evidence, and Chief McDonald
on the
fending the accused men.
The cases will come up for
trial at the next term of munici
pal court, on Tuesday, Feb. 3,
when a jury will listen to the
There was also one case before
U. S. Commissioner .J. P. Croal.
something noble, something:
more than material success,
more than prosperity—a vision
of the higher things of life. A
man complains of a SI0
F'irst American Cabinet.
"tiifii John Hancock was presi
dent congress in 1789 and had
:i r.iii. at Cherry street, in New
city, there were only three
£raml departments of tlie United
Si.ites. which performed the func
tions now performed by the presi
dent's cabinet. These three grand
departments were distributed as
follows: The Hon. John .lav, secre
tary for foreign affairs, at S Broad
way lion. Henry Ktiox, secretary of
war, -', Smith street the Hon. Wal
ter Livingston. Samuel Osgood and
Artlmr Lee. commissioners of the
treasury. The "ollice of congress"'
in that period was at 81 liroad wa v.
When Washington was first elected
president in 1 ?s:i there were four
members of congress from New
ork as follows: .lohn Lawrence.
John Harling. Melanelit lion Smith
and 'eter W. Yates.
Large Game.
"For the making of billiard halls
500 elephants are needed overv
year." said the famous big game
hunter in his lecture on India.
'"Ilow strange." whispered Mr-.
Winsome to the lady who sat next,
"that people can teach such groat
beasts to du such delicate »«ork!"—
New York Post.
the one in Sisseton, should be
provided with a normal depart
ment where right at home the
young people could be given
school 'proper training for better teach-
tax and cheerfully pays $40 in the rural schools, and this
., iiii -department should be kept up
a thoroughbred hog. Does he bv the state
place the true valuation upon his The above are a few of the
child': yj portant points brought
propria ted large sums of monev .,
img easily kept throughout
foi school putposes, but it has (entire address
mostly been for the higher plac
es of education. A public senti
ment should be created whicli
will demand that the next legis
lature do more for the common
schools. Every high school, like
out in a
manner, the
live interest of the. audience
The meeting closed with a
question box in which many in
teresting matters were brought
out and disposed of.
The total number in attend
ance at this meeting was 323: 75
visitors, 96 teachers, 132 officers.
fr'lüKKlS, B. D.
Department of HistOif!
Interest Growing
Sunday Evenings
Crowd Too Large to Be Accommodated
at Last Meeting Under Auspices
of Men's Association.
The biggest meeting of thehe wanderei on and on. In his
series so far given by the Men's
Association was that of last
Sunday night. The New Grand
would not seat all who came and
many had to be turned away.
The speaker was Rev. C- E.
Kearns ot Watertown who on
Tuesday night of this week
closed a most successful series
of meetings at the Presbyterian
church which were well attend
ed every night. The subject
Sunday night was, "The Joy of
Angels," and the following are
extracts from the address de
Likewise I say unto you there
is joy in the presence of the
angels of God over one sinner
that repenteth. Luke 15, 10.
The angels are not so far
away as we sometimes think.! know the meaning of repentance.
One of our Christian school boys
in the crowd said, "I know of
something more wonderful than
that, did you ever hear of getting
the answer before the message
is sent?" and he quoted, "It shall
come to pass that before they
call, 1 will answer, and while
they are yet speaking 1 will
Heaven is not faraway and the
joy of angels, is intimately con
nected with the earth. When
the church bells ring and men
gather devoutly in the house of
God for worship, there is great
rejoicing in heaven for the world
of spirits views things from a
different standpoint. Let me
suggest that the angels rejoice
over one sinner that repenteth,
because they know the value of a
soul. Immortality is to us only
a faith to the angels it is a fact,
I seen and known. We stare into
the blackness of the grave and
see nothing, but they see how
the physical body passes away
jand the soul remains they see
the mortal putting on immortal
I ity and the corruptible putting
on incorruption. With them the
shining host of the redeemed is
ja standing object lesson. Only
that wire is up they can send a pardon. With great joy lie hast
message to Tokio and get an vned to the south and found the
answer back in twenty minutes." cell of his son in that federal
penitentiary. He stood outside
one soul, but the angels
it's value as we do not,
have perhaps heard the Russian
legend, of a man who found his
way into a diamond mine. He
tilled his pockets with precious
stones only to cast them away
for larger and more valuable
ones. Wandering on in the midst
of this great wealth ho realized
that he was lost. Then by and
by he found that he was thirsty.
He began to search for water
but found none. Hours passed
and his search continued until
delirium came to him and still
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delirium he thought he heard
streams of running* water, but
when he reached them they
were rivers of jewels, cascades
of gems and he would have given
them all for one drop of water.
Like one drop of pure water in
the midst of acres of diamonds,
is the soul of man, more valuable
than all of them, priceless. The
angels know its value.
The angels rejoice because
they know the curse of sin. Sin
is like scarlet, like folly, like
deadly disease germs, like a
serpent which a man takes into
his life and fancies he can con
trol, but after a time it will crush
the life out of him.
The angels rejoice when a
sinner repents because they
When the war broke out between Repentance is turning from sin
Japan and the Japa-j und condemning it and turning
telegraph line to God and believing in his par
don and redemption. There is
joy when the angels see the
prodigal returning from the far
Russia and
nose threw
across Korea a thousand miles
to the Manchurian border and
followed it up with a railroad
built in record-breaking time, I
happened to be in a little village?!
in north Korea when the advance1
guard came through stringing' pany and joined t!:e Ivu-klux
the first wires. A crowd of na-' gang. He was finally caught
tives gathered in the main street1 and sentenced to the penitent!
to watch the linemen. A keen ary. His old father circulated a
faced business man said, "What' petition, finally carried it to
a wonderful invention. When
Presbyterian minister's son
in the war time got into bad com-
President Grant and secured a
and cried "John, I have good
news, I have a pardon for you.
You can go home and see mother
before she dies." From the
depths of the cell that boy said
"Father, I have decided that I
cannot accept any favors from
this administration." In vain
the father pleaded, the boy re
fused to accept. Now General
Grant did not order the prison
door opened and the prisoner
tlirust out. He simply let the
sentence stand.
As an ambassador of Christ, I
come from the high court of
heaven and stand be lure the
grated door of sin with a pardon
written in the blood of Christ,
and 1 offer you liberty in the
name of Jesus. If you accept,
you will be free and there will
be rejoicing in heaven. If you
reject it, the wrath of God must
The special music was furnish
ed by Messrs. E. E. Cook, James
Hanson. Lloyd Peterson and C.
L. Preston, with several violin
numbers by Tollof Miller.
The speaker at the New Grand
next Sunday niirht will be Rev.
IYV. J. Calfee who is to be here
know and hold meetings at the Meth
^ou od
ist church for several weeks.
Everybody is cordially invited.
A Broken Toy
Mary hud a little lamb,
Beneath the holly bough,
Dad got his wheels beneath
And it is useless now
—Kansas City Journal*
Then Mary got herself a beau,
Who hung around the house,
Until his exit he did make
Upon her daddy's toe.

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