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County School Teachers' Meeting |A Splendid Program Along Lines of Perplexing Problems, Etc. The teachers of the district schools of a division of Roberts county, truly testified as to their interest in their work and their desire for improvement by brav ing the severely cold weather of last Saturday to attend the winter convention planned and •conducted by the county super intendent,Miss Bonnie Andrews, ior the purpose of aiding and in structing the teachers under her charge. The program opened with two musical numbers on the new Victor machine owned by the Sisseton public schools, to which all listened with delight. Miss Andrews then explained briefly the two lines of study which are being taken up by the county teachers, the Training of Chil dren, and Country Life and the Country School, following which Mr. Roy Paulson of Grant town ship gave an excellent address on an important subject to all teachers, that of the part punish ment plays in the problem of child training, and how the teach er must deal with the problem. The primary object of punish ment is to maintain government cind discipline and while it is not essential in maintaining these, cases arise where it is sometimes necessary to use punishment of some kind. It should never be employed to show the pupils who is in authority nor to relieve the highly wrought feelings, and ought never to be eriveu until after the teacher has carefully and calmly reviewed the situ ation from all sides and decided what is the best method of bring ing the child to realize his offence and to respect law and order. The strongest teacher is the one who controls without physic al force and every teacher ought to strive to be able to keep the machinary of the school running smoothly without constant threat and punishment. Mr. Paulson spoke briefly of forbidden forms of punishment, of the importance of having a definite plan of punishment and of how well most children will work for judicious approval on the part of the teacher, and of how well withdrawing of privileges for a brief time often aids in maintain ing disipline. In speaking of some of the problems of the Country teacher, the speaker talked of the impartance of de voting much time to the little children and urged teachers to remember that for them school life is a change from freedom to restraint, and that learning is a gradual process which demands much patience on the teacher's part. Miss Tilla Berg's topic dealt with the second line of study pursued by the Roberts county teachers, Country Life and the Country School, and her subject "The Leadership of the Country Teacher" was lid lulled with great ability. To the country teacher the problem of leader ship is hard because of the isola tion of the families of the district and because the people so often fail to co-operate with her efforts. On the other hand, to her is giv en more than to other teachers an opportunity to introduce •mi -I *vc progress. As she usually comes from outside the district, she cannot be considered to be in fluenced by any pecuniary in terest or by any other motive than that of a true desire to be of benefit to the people of the community. To become a leader she must know her situation thoroughly and be familiar with the dispositions and opinions of those with whom she is to deal. She must develoy the highest initiative and have her plans and methods carefully thought out. After she is thoroughly con versant with her situation she must begin her work quietly, first of all making sure that she is doing thoroughly good school work and convincing the com munity that she is thoroughly competent in her line of work. After she has gained their in terest and appreciation she can then begin to exercise her in fluence in behalf of progress. The country teacher is usually very sincere in her efforts to conduct a good school and to do good in her community but too often she lacks the vsion she must have to become a good leader. She must above all things be open to suggestion for no one can lead by going alone, and be alert and ever ready to respond and to assert herself at the proper moment. As the teaching of music in the country schools is now re quired by law, Miss Andrews requested Miss Margaret Thorn son, formerly teacher in the public schools of Duluth, to ex plain her methods in teaching music, and she responded with very clear and minute explana tions of the way she teaches music to beginners. As most of the pupils of the district schools are not familier with the technic alities of music, this talk was very helpful to the teachers com ingas it did from one thoroughly competent by training and ex perience to give directions about teaching this subject. The meet ing was then dismissed until the time set for the afternoon ses sion. The afternoon session was opened by a Current Events roll call which was very interesting to all present, showing that the teachers of Roberts county are surely keeping up with the times. Miss Matteson, who the second grade of the public schools, with her little people then gave a teresting display of hoi in numberwork. After dreirs work was completed, Miss atteson explained her plans for the year. The work was full of helpful suggestions and was eagerly followed by-all. teaches Sisseton class of very in devices the chil- The next, number was a patri otic motion song given by pupils of the third grade of the Sisseton I public schools, under the direc tion of their teacher, Miss Detert. I The music was so well enjoyed that the little people responded to a hearty encore with a lively little song about George Wash ington. After several musical numbers from the high school Victor, (Continued to page 4.) 1 'i Vol. 21 SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNT*, 8. I)., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1914 Drinks Fire Water Then Uses Knife Frank Goodboy Charged with Hacking Up Head of Geo. LaBelle. A drunken brawl in the shack of Prank Goodboy Tuesday re sulted in horrible knife wounds on the head and neck of Geo. LaBelle, and at this writing it is not known whether or not the victim will recover. In case death results, Roberts county will have another murder trial to take care of as the result of liquor being furnished the In dians. It is reported that these Indians got a supply at Browns Valley and went to the Goodboy home between Peever and the Agency. A fracas ensued, the exact nature of which has not yet been learned, but States At torney Mani, on telephone in formation from Peever, had Frank Goodboy arrested and he is here in jail awaiting further investigation. Goodboy denies using the knife and says it was some one else. The injured man is being cared for by Dr. Pearson, of Peever There has been some criticism for going to the expense of trying to suppress the sale of liquor to Indians in this city, and the1 above is but another object lesson of what Indians are liable to do whenever they get all the liquor they want. Since Fred Mc Donald became chief of the police force of this city, the de partment has made something like 84 arrests, and he says that in all but two cases, booze was at the bottom of the trouble. In jail here is a young man named Wilcox who was arrested last week by Detective Alf Ofta dal for taking a lot of liquor, purchased here, into Asa Sweet corn's pool room in Peever, which is in Indian country. Wilcox waived his hearing Mon day before Commissioner Croal and will be tried at the May term of federal court at Aber deen. Zenith Club On February fifth the Zenith club met at the home of Mrs. Thomas Thompson, and although the weather was wild and stormy but few members were absent. During the usual business meeting the committees arrang ing for the midwinter banquet reported, and as all arrange ments were not fully completed the same committees will hold over until another meeting. In the absence of Mrs. Jesse Cottingham, Mrs. O. T. Axness conducted the history lesson on the period in Scotch history be ginning with the Gowrie con spiracy and extending to the reign of Charles II. A delight ful lunch was served by tlv hostess during the intermission which followed the history les son. Mrs. Paul Rickert then tools up the literature lesson on Scenes ., (j, 7, Act I and Scene 1, Act II, of Macbeth. The questions which Mrs. Rickert had prepared brought out ex ceed ling interesting discussions as to the motives and character of Macbeth, and strongly con flicting opinions regarding Lady Macbeth's conduct and charac ter. A second feature of the literature work worthy of note is that the members do original thinking and when they do not agree with the critics who com pile the notes on the play are able to back their opinions with strong reasons. ZWWM^ Huber Work Law Is Emptying Jails Under It Offenders Are Made to Toil and Wages ga to Families LaCrosse, Wis.—Half the jails of the state are nearly empty as a result of the operation of the Huber work law, which has been effect ive only five months. Under the Huber law men charged with offences which come within the jurisdiction of a municipal or county court may be placed at work, instead of im prisoned, and their wages di verted to the support of those dependent upon them. Under this statute it has been found possible for a housewife to bring her recreant husband to terms if he spends to much of his wages on liquor by having him arrested for disorderly conduct or some other minor offence. The judge then sentences him to six ty or ninety days labor under the provisions of the Huber law. He returns to his old job, but .he sheriff collects the wages and turns tho money over to his wife. It is impossible to escape the provisions of the Huber law, once a man is sentenced under the statute. If the sheriff be lax he is liable to a fine of $100, and if the prisoner, working out side of the jail, escapes across the county line, he is liable to a fine of $500 or a year's im prisonment. Sentence under the Huber law also means total abstinence from liquor. Any person giving liquor to a prisoner is liable to a term of thirty days in jail. Refusal to work means ten days in solitary confinement on a bread and water diet. Good work may shorten the term by a fourth of the time. Wife desertion and abandon ment are on the decrease in Wisconsin as a result of the en forcement of the Huber law. Soon Start for Home Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 4,1914. The Sisseton Standard, Sisseton, S. D. I take pleasure in writing you a few lines to say that I am still in Pueblo with my sister, Mrs. W. A. Gillespie, but will leave here next Sunday for Witten, S. D., to visit a brother, J. H. Phillips. The Colorado weather has cer tainly been delightful since I came. While I have had a very pleasant trip, I will be glad to get back to my home and Sisse ton friends, even if we do have some cold and stormy weather. I have received the Standard every week since 1 left home and have enjoyed same very much. I expect to arrive home about Feb. 15. Kindly discon tinue the paper after that date. Yours respectfully, Mrs. A. A. Peterson. Political Announcement I hereby announce myself as a candidate for nomination for the office of superintendent of schools on the republican ticket. Your vote will be appreciated at the March primary. Sincerely yours, J. WiLLAitD THOMAS. (Adv. 33-tf) Hand in or phone in—news items, no matter how small. The Standard wants all of the hap penings of the community and eounty. •-,:n KMM eeklu Stundurd Although the weather was very cold a good audience turned out Sunday afternoon to listen to the third and last address given be fore the Men's Christian and Civic Association by Rev. W. J. Calfee. The subject of the after noon service, "The Man for the Twentieth Century," was list ened to with much interest by those present. Ideals rule the world, said the speaker. King David purposed in his heart to rear a great and magnificent temple to God, but God willed otherwise and David's dream was never realized. Generally speaking, we do not realize our ideals, we never attain tall our fondest hopes and desires, but yet our ideals are the ruling powers of our lives. The loftier and mightier the ideal, the small er our chance of reaching it, but the striving to attain a high ideal brings its reward in a greater nobility of character and a broader field for action. Abra ham Lincoln early formed the resolution to hit slavery a hard blow if ever the opportunity was given to him, and by hard work and long struggle he reach ed a station where lie had a chance to free the nation of its terrible curse- He lost his life as a result but he had realized his great aim, a free united nation. Jesus Christ's great ideal was the redemption of the human race. He willingly and gladly endured the contumely and buffets of the world to bring to it the realization of God's love and an opportunity to re ceive His blessings, and to giye to sinful humanity a perfect or ideal life. It may seem that Christ's ideal for all humanity will never be realized so great is the discord everywhere preva lent. There is discord in the lodges, in politics, in the church. Narrow and mean prejudices can be found everywhere, and the greatest injustice ever done in this world, said Mr. Calfee, is the prejudice which will not grant to the organized church the same liberality and the same in MiM inclusive $ .9: $1.10 ^WWKMVWHKWNNNM^MVMNNMz ^wMWAsKA V^NW^ÄMKMKUZNWWM^ De|af|n,e"^/TliTiory Dr. Calfce's Talk for Men's Ass'n Closes the Afternoon Meetings—Next Sunday It Will be J. W. Parmley NO. 34 This court was iq session Tue day, and Judge Andrews in.r posed sentence on those wlo had plead guilty or were con victed of disposing of liquor il legally. Carey Farnham was given a fine of $100 or 50 days in jail Mr. Farnham is now boardin with Sheriff Minder. Richards was fined $75 or 37 A days in jail. Not having the money, he too is in jail. Simmons was given a suspend ed sentence of 40 days and is at liberty. Judgment in the Wilson Wre-i case was suspended until FeK 17th. The court also disposed of some civil matters Tuesday. l" W J" r,f '"i Jk S'V? a-w 15-S S»? .'*» 5 fy '&•. ••¥_ Jfc• Tpr I Head Castle of Brotherhood of American Yeomen at Des Moines. Iowa. N. Wilcox, Deputy. Call and see him for lowest rates Insurance. Sisseton Homestead meets 2nd and 4th Wed. of each mo- Monthly Payment Fust Year Monthly Payment After First Year AGIO $ soo $1"00 !$2000 j$3000 \n.m $2.- 2U-33 .$: us i.nr, »25 34-37 .r. 1 20 I 1.75 3.40 3S-3$i l.O) 1.25 1.85 2.55 40 1.00 1.30 1.95 I 2.70 •11 l.l'O 1.80 1.95 42-43 1.00 1 35. 2.05 44-45 1.05 1 40 2.15 AGE $ 500 1S10IX) $•2000 IS 28 inclusive....* $ .45 $ .51 $1.10 29-33 .45 .65 1.1ft 34-N .45 .70 1.25 39 39 ••/. .50 1.35 40 'Vv .50 .80 1.45 41 "iW .50 .80 1.45 42 43 .50 .85 1.55 44 45 .55 .UO 1.65 Lowest Rate of Insurance—No Joining Fees. 1 v" 1 freedom from criticism which we grant to any other organiz tion. The church is not perfect it makes its mistakes, but why make its mistakes the object of more ridicule than that of an other societyy Even the critics would not desire that the church be abolished, for to do so would be to cut out the moral heart of the nation, to take away sympa thy with struggling humanity, and to take out the force which works to uplift the sad and to lighten the burdens of the suffer ing. While prejudice, intoler ance, injustice and a lack of charity remains Christ's ide.il cannot be fully realized, but still it is slowly being worked out us the centuries roll by as man constantly struggles to become an ideal man. What is "The ideal man" for our century? Possibly it is easier to say what he is not. N man who is fault finding, narrow, prejudiced and pessimistic can be said to be an ideal man. On. of the essentials necessary to realize any ideal is a broad, charitable and hopeful spirit, and the pessimist whose croti'i ings dampen the enthusiasm ol all can never hope for success. (Continued to page 4.) Municipal Court I 1 & t- 1%-i «$ •M 05v. 2 20.