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SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
J. W. FEATHERSTON Editor and Publisher Official Paper of County and City THIS PAPER REPRESENTED FOR FOREIGN ADVERTISING BY THE GENERAL OFFICES NEW YORK AND CHICAGO BRANCHES IN -ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES The United States navy and Sisseton will both dry on the same day. June •(). Two hundred saloons in the Indian country of .Minne sota must go out of business as a result of a decision of the United States Supreme court this week. That the reports in the daily papers are not always to be trusted is again exempli fied. When Theodore Roose velt returned from South America the papers told us that the Colonel claimed to have discovered a hitherto un known river, and all sorts of fun was made in connection therewith. In his lecture be fore the Geographie society Col. Roosevelt merely claimed to have explored to its source a river already discovered but heretofore unexplored, which is quite a different matter. Senator 1-'enrose and a few others of his ilk imagine that by giving the republican pres idential nomination to Theo dore Roosevelt they may then cause his defeat and get rid of him for all time. They had the same hope when they put nothing in his way in secur ing the nomination for vice president shortly after the Spanish-American war. At the close of the last campaign these same fellows told .us that the colonel was politically dead and buried-—having dug his own grave, etc. If that was so, has there been a res urrection? If not, why this «attempt to kill off a dead man? Or was this political demise simply a hallucina tion on the part of people who desired such a fate for Mr, Roosevelt? Minnesota has taken anoth er step forward along educa tional lines, which will make it possible for high schools to put in one and two year cours es of college training. This has been made possible by the liberal attitude of the state university, where the neces sary courses of study will be mapped out for the high schools. Under the new ar rangement boys and girls who desire a university education can be kept at home two years longer and at a much less expense than in giving them the same advantage in the past, when this new idea is put into practice. Un doubtedly the schools which take up this additional work will be given greater state aid toward its maintenance. People have been. wondering whether or- not Dr. Towles was going to have his usual flower bed along the boulevard. Indi cations are that he is, as the work of fating has already began. -f" fkA Council Proceedings. City Council Chambers, City of Sisse ton, S. D., June 1, 1914. City Council met in regular session. Present Mayor J. C. Knapp and Alder men Casper Kennedy, E. W. Erickson, H. A. Morrill, C. F. Harris, B. M. Hanson, and Frank Parker. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the following bills were audited and allowed: Claud Derrick, salary as police man Ole Opsal services as street commissioner and gravel fur nished Sisseton Mill & Light Co. lamps. Allan McDonald, work on streets Fred McDonald, salary and dis bursements 86 95 A. J. Monnie, work on streets 27 00 H. J. Strand, dray age 14 75 John Polukie, work on Water mains Jas. Stapleton, drayage Ed Bennett, work on streets and fences Murray Bros., drayage J. W. Featherston. printing.... 575 oo 29 30 130 55 29 50 9 60 6 75 Frank Parker, that Moved by Frank Parker, seconded by B. M. Hanson, that Ordinance No. 56 be approved and adopted. All voting aye. Motion carried. Moved by Casper Kennedy, and sec onded by E. W. Erickson, that lot owners be notified to build sidewalk six feet wide and filled in according to gratis, on eaet side of First Avenue West extending from the north side of Maple Street, to the north side of Oak Street All voting aye. Motion carried. Moved by H. A. Morrill and seconded by B. M. Hanson that an incandescent street light be placed on telephone pole at south end of depot. All voting aye. Street Sprinkling Committee asks for further time in which to present its re port on question of sprinkling streets. Moved by B. M. Hanson and second ed by E. W. Erickson that Ordinance No. 57, entitled "an Ordinance Regu lating the Burning of Refuse," pass its first reading. All voting aye. Motion carried. Moved by Frank Parker and seconded by H. A. Morrill that Ordinance No. 58, entitled "An Ordinance Providing for the Inspection of Premises Within the Corporate Limits for the Detection of Fire Hazards Prohibited by Ordinanc es," pass its first reading. All voting aye. Motion carried. Moved by H. A. Morrill and seconded by E. W. Erickson that Ordinance No. 59, entitied "An Ordinance Providing for Protection from Electrical Hazards by Regulation of the Installation and Operation of all Device and Equipment for the Generation, Transmission and Utilization of Electrical Current, pass its first reading. Voting aye, Messrs. Erickson, Morrill and Harris no, Mes srs. Kennedy and Hanson not voting, Mr. Morrill. Motion carried. Moved by B. M. Hanson and second ed by H. A. Morrill that Ordinance No. 60, entitled "An Ordinance Regulating the Storage and Handling of Crude Oil, Gasoline, Benzine, Benzole, Naptha and other Light Products of Petrole um," pass its first reading, All voting aye. Motion carried. Moved by Frank Parker and second ed by Casper Kennedy that Ordinance No. 61, entitled "An Ordinance to Pro hibit the Erection or Use of Tile, Terra Cotta, Hollow Cement Block, Brick On Edge or Metal Flues," pass its first reading. All voting aye. Motion car ried. Moved by B. M. Hanson and seconded by C. F. Harris that Ordinance No. 62, entitled, "An Ordinance Regulating the Storage of Gun Powder and Other High Explosives," pass its first read ing. All voting aye. Motion carried. The appointment of Claude Derrick for night policeman was presented for confirmation. On motion of C. Fi Har ris, seconded by Frank Parker, same was confirmed by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned to meet in regular session June 15, 1914, at 8 o'clock p. m. CARSTON EGGEN, Or-1by City Auditor. Notice of Roberts County Normal Institute. Notice is hereby given that the Roberts County Normal Institute for the year 1914, will be held in Sisseton from June 18th to June 29th inclusive. The law requires that all teachers shall attend Normal Institute. *v All classes will be organized on the first day, beginning at 8 o'clock A. M. Teachers should be present on this opening day of the Institute. Plans are being made to make the 1914 Normal Institute the very best in the history of Roberts County. BONNIE ANDREWS, County Superintendent. Miss Irene Anderberg came home Wednesday from Elbow Lake where ehe has been employ ed in the higl school. Local Eye specialist, office in Swed I lund building. All trimmed hats at half price 'at Mrs. Olson's. (51-53 The light plant was shut down: several days this week for re pairs. Miss Bessie Croal has returned home from Montana to spend the summer vacation. Help the band by buying a ticket to "Parsifal". It will only cost you 25c. Mrs. W.J. Thomas and Mrs. iHi 0. S. Opheim both gave "Civic teas" Wednesday afternoon at their homes. 9 75 Moved by H. A. Morrill seconded by dinance No. 56 pass its second reading. All voting aye. Motion carried. •15 36 -T r an(! H. L. Spackman, accompanied Howard Babcock, went to Ro chester, Minn., the first of the week. He is undergoing a thorough examination at the Mayo hospital and an operation will be performed today fFriday.) Mrs. Spackman left yesterday on the noon train and will be there when the operation takes place. Chautauqua The following ladies and gentle men were appointed to serve on the following committees, during the Teachers' Summer School and Chautauqua. Decorations— James Morrill. C. A. Swenson. Herbert Bollenbeck. Parade— W. J. Thomas. Henry Helvig. W. F. Carl berg. Reception— J. P. Croal. 0. E. Lien. H. L. Cortelyou. Entertainment— Mrs. E. J. Turner. Miss Nora Freeman. Advertising— H. 8. Morris, Andrew ^larvick. Carsten Eggen. Paul Rickert. Frank R. McKenna. Finance— E. C. Gamm. J. A. Robertson. Casper Kennedy. Attest— E. C. Gamm. Secy. H. S. Morris. Chairman. PECULIARITY OF PIPE FISH Like thv Kangaroo, It Is Provided With Pouch in Which to Carry Its Young. The kangaroo has always seemed to have the monopoly of that conven ient way of carrying its babies in a pouch, but it has been discovered that a fish has the same useful recep tacle, which it uses for the same pur pose. The pipe fish, as it is called from the length of its jaws, has a pocket on the under side of its body nearly half its length. It is found in the male specif only and is the only part of its body which is unprotected by large, flat plates, which take the place of scales in its protective larjiior. If a pipe fish is taken from the wa ter and its little ones shaken out of |the pouch back into the water they always seem either unable or disin clined to run away. But if the father is placed in the water again all the .email fish immediately ewim back into the pouch. These curious little creatures have prehensile tails, which they use to hold on to the seaweed to prevent themselves being carried away by the tide. The pipe fish is similar to the small eel, being about a foot ifi length and an inch in thick ness. But» unlike the eel, it lute a very long jaw and the peculiar de fensive armor already mentioned. GOT A JAR. "Algy was talking about a lady called him a sissy." Sisseton com plexion cream. Did he get a jar?" "He got a jar, all right. The sales •9 Ifc W. C. T. U. COLUMN The local ladies of the W.C. T. are solely responsible for whatever appears under this heading. The other day we had a letter from a subscriber' who said she liked the magazine, but that she did not like cur attitude on suf frage and that she would not re new her subscription unless we would agree to publish each month a short article opposing suffrage. We wrote her, of course, that we could not publish an anti-suffrage article each month. Neither would we agree to publish one in favor. We are not propagandists, but the reason we have not published articles opposing the vote for women is the same that impelled us to pub lish occasional articles favoring it, because we believe in suffrage for women just as we believe in giving them every human and social right. We have taken our stand for suffrage knowing that many of our readers were not in favor of it. But it is not a subject that can be ignored if one xyould look things as they are in the face. It is on the tip of the world's tongue. Whether one believes in it or not facts show that it is coming. We do believe in it and we have said so. Another thing that letter from our subscriber said was this, that women should not have the vote because they "cannot play the game." Not altoeteher a pleasant thing for one woman to say against her sex, is it? That would imply, one would suppose, that women are not fair, that they are not of strong enough moral fiber to compete with men in the game of life. I have seen too many women come out into the open and play the game splendidly and courageously to believe that this is true. But granted it were, could there be a better argument for suffrage than that? Is there any reason why they should know how to play the big open world game, after being cloistered for centuries in their kitchens and nursries? Surely they need the experience of feeling that as a factor in the ruling power they have a relation and responsibility to the com munity and the country in which they live. They need the ex perience of being stirred by this new relationship to the sacred duty of giving to their country sons and daughters with highest ideals of citizenship. But this did not start out tobe mV K' and July 4th are occasions on which you should look your best. If you want a new suit at a small price we have a $10 suit that we would like to show you. We think this suit is the best $10 suit in the* country, but we don't want you to take our word for this, we want you to come in and examine our suits and we want you to be the judge. We also have the exclusive sale of the celebrated "Style plus Clothes" for men that want a medium priced suit. Every suit $17.00. These suits are sold at the same price all over the world today. Get your suit now. an argument for suffrage, merely the presentment of a few facts. As I said, there is no use turning one's head away from the onrush of suffrage. There are eleven States that have already granted the vote to women, or ten States and one Territory, to be more exact four more will put the question to a vote before the close of this year and three I others have taken steps towards submitting it to the people in a constitutional amendment. I Let's take a look at those States where women have a voice in the government and see just what note they strike in the general chord of legislation. It is not difficult to find out along what lines women have lent their influence in law-making and from that to prophesy what will be their chief contribution to the future government of the country. —Today's Magazine. (To be continued next week.) CHURCH NOTES Presbyterian. Next Sunday morning the ser vices will be conducted by H. S. Morris. Mr. Morris is a scholar ly speaker and his address will be well worth hearing. A cordial invitation is extended to all. Sunday school and Christian Endeavor at the usual hour. Methodist. At the business meeting held June 10th the following League offiicers were elected: Pres., Lloyd Peterson, Chairman of Spiritual Department, Pearl Robinson, Chairman of Mission ary' Department, Edith Otto, Chairman of Mercy and help De partment, Ivers Badcock, Chair man of Social Department, Julia Otto, Secretary, Rose Otto, Treas., Wm Johnson, Organist, Frances Carlaw. The retiring officers leave the League in ex celent condition. Lloyd Peterson, Edith Otto and Rose Otto, will represent the local League at the District Convention at Aberdeen next Monday and Tuesday. Services for everybody at 1030,11:45 and 8 p. m. next Sun day. In planning your time for Sunday, remember these hours. Young people's services at 3 p. m. All young people are especially welcome. Lutheran. Regular services next Sunday at 10:30 a. m. Luther League at 6:45 p. m. v.v: t:: v* S. Dakota Prayer meeting every Thurs day at S p. m Confirmation class meets in the (I iFsroom every Saturday after noon at 1:30. There will be no Sunday School during the term of parochial school now being held. At the meeting held at Iver Steen's last Monday it was decid ed to rebuild the Lakeview church on the old foundation and the same size as the church which burned down. LUTHER LEAGUE NOTES. June 14. 1914, Topic: Our Church and the Homeless Child ren. Lesson: James 1:22-27. Leader: Laura Stavig. EPISCOPAL Services will be held in the Guild Hall at 8 o'clock on Wed nesday evening. Communion will be had at 7 and 8 o'clock on Thursday morning. A Cheerful Prospect They had just become engaged. "What joy it will be," she ex claimed, "for me to share all your griefs and sorrows!" "But, darling!" he protested "I have none." "No," she answered "but when we are married yon will have." —Ladies' Home Journal. TRUE LOVE AT ITS HEIGHT Blissfully Happy Cooing Doves for Few Momenta In a World All Their Own. It wan (lie festive wnHim, and the snow lien.I mcrcile.snly into their facee as tlx? .young man and maiden turned the vomer of Hie street. "Hid you got any in your eyes, idarling?" he asked, fondly, drawing iher elosely to him. "Yes, sweetheart," she murmured, .searching for her elusive handker chief. "Which eye, beloved?" ho pressed. "The right one, lovey. Did you get any in yours?" "Yes, dear heart," he responded, using the same corner ok the hand kerchief that she had used. "IIow sweet I" she 'exclaimed. "And yours was in the right eve, too!" "Ah!" she thrilled, "do you sup pose it could have been part of the same piece of snow that got in our eyes "I hope it was!" he exclaimed, fer vently, blinking a pleasurable beam with his good eye. "Wouldn't it be lovely, love?" she cried. "Oh, love, wouldn't it?" he wrig gled. And the wind howled as though in pain, and from the house opposite a "Votes for Women" board fell with a sickening crash upon the pavement.