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School Convention The Sunday School Conven tion held at the Methodist Church June 10 and 11 was one of unusu al interest and profit to those who attended, and Mr. Geo, Mill er, the new state secretary of Sunday Schools, said of this con vention that "it has been our greatest meeting." On Wednes day evening Mr. Miller met the Sunday school teachers of Sisse ton and all those interested in Sunday school work for an in formal discussion of the problems of Sunday school workers. On account of the morning train being late on which most of the delegates were to arrive, the forenoon session was too short to give the complete program as planned and part of the work had to be carried over into the afternoon session. Attendance Good, Interesting and Able Addresses and Papers are Given. The program opened with de votional exercises led by Rev. J. W. Christiansen, following which some primary pupils chosen from the three Sisseton Sunday schools (Miss Laura Stavig ac companist) gave a pretty little motion song. Miss Pearl Robinson, a primary teacher in the Methodist Sunday school, then conducted an excel lent model class. Before show ing the methods she uses with her pupils Miss Robinson made a few brief remarks about the advantages and the hindrances confronting the primary teacher, and about methods which may be employed to advantage. The primary teacher will always find her pupils interesting and read ily responsive if she u-es the right tactics. She must teach the Bible truths in an objective way, and she will always find the stories of the old testament far superior to those of the new for teaching these truths. The teacher must present her lesson material in such a way that they may understand her she must not be too intellectual. The small child does not experience the deeper religion, but he is abnormal without a love for God. Teach the children to know right from wrong, and to have a faith in the love and protection of God, remembering always that the methods must be varied from year to year. What appeals to a child of six is not interesting to one of seven, and the child of eight requires different instruc tion when he becomes nine. In teaching the primary children appeal to the play instinct. This has been found useful in the day schools and the same method should be used in Sunday school with little children. Dramatize the Bible stories whenever it is possible, for what the child can play that will he remember. La there be no lack of preparation on the part the teacher and above all things no aimless teach ing. If the teacher is careful to see that the ventilation is good, that she has the lesson well in hand and that it is of such a nature as to appeal to the chil dren, she will not be annoyed by inattention which is the bugbear of so many Sunday school teach ers. Miss Robinson then called up her class, seated them, all re peated a verse from the Bible and followed it by repeating in concert the Lord's prayer. A short exercise followed in which the little tots repeated verses from the Bible which they had memorized. Miss Robinson then told an interesting little story of how a noble horse with its God given instincts saved the life of his master, and of the master's gratitude to God. This was fol lowed by the dramatization of the story by the children. The les son teaching was closely allied in thought to the lesson taught Sun day, the saving of the life of the baby Moses by Paraoh's daugh ter. Miss Robinson deserves much praise for her intelligent, mterestingand up-to-date meth ods ef instruction. The morning session was then adjourned. An excellent dinner was served by the ladies of the Relief Corps to the delegates and to all others who desired to attend in the basement of the Woodman hall. Mr. Christiansen opened the afternoon session with devotion al exercises. The first topic discussed was "The Cradle Roll" by Mrs. Dugle. This most in teresting topic brought out the following facts. The cradle roll is the evangelizing agency of the X?' uu WHERE THE CONVENTION WAS HELD church, the connecting link be tween it and the home. It brings about a sense of deeper responsi bility on the part of the parents. Any child under the age of three years whose parents are mem bers of the church, of the congre gation or reside in the commu nity and do not belong to any other church, may be enrolled. The baby is sometimes the means of bringing the whole family in to the church. Therecruiting ground of the primary depart ment is the cradle roll. The paper closed with a few words regarding the duties of the minister and of the cradle roll superintendent, and the impor tance of remembering the baby's birthday. The second discussion, given by Mrs. George Ironside was on the subject "How the Superin (Continued to Page 4) Vol. 21 SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. 1)., FRIDAY, JUNE 19 1914 Circuit Court Adjourns Considerable Business Disposed of While in Session. Owing to the fact fliat he had to hold another term of court elsewhere this week, Judge Bouck found it necessary to ad journ court here last Saturday with a good many cases undis posed of. He will be back and take care of the court cases July 6th, but other unfinished busi ness had to be continued. In his first appearance here in the capacity of judge Mr. Bouck made a most favorable impression both with the bar and laymen. In the case of the P. & V. Ry. vs. Fred Bertlce, the jury, after being taken to the gravel pit in dispute, brought in a verdict of $7,000 for Bertke. Being in ex cess of what the railroad com pany consider its value, they have decided to not take the land. But some doubt has been ex pressed as to their right to do this. The case of Prestwiclt vsFreid rich was tried on Friday and the jury was instructed to render a verdict iu favor of the plaintiff. There is a possibility that a mo tion may be made for new trial. Archie McDonald of New Effington was brought before the court and pleaded guilty to "blind pigging," for which he paid a fine of §125. Three war rants had been swarn out by States Attorney Mani for the arrest of illegal liquor sellers at New Effington and given to Sheriff Minder. He found Mc Donald in a barn and while he was being taken in tow one of the other men wanted, who had been spotted, got into hiding and could not be found. The third man was not in tMn. The sheriff says that the police officer at New Effington did not show a very lively disposition towards aiding him in identifying the men he was after. Beautiful Sisseton. "You have one of the most beautiful places I have visited in a long time", said Geo. Miller, the state secretary of Sunday school work, while here last week. The remark was made while the speaker was standing on the upper floor of the court house and gazing at the rising hills to the westward which are just now looking so green and beautiful. Mr. Miller went on to say that the rolling surface of the outly ing country reminded him very strongly of England. The con versation with Mr. Miller set the writer to thinking along the line of the work of the Civic League and to wondering if the ladies of that association had any real definite plan laid out along which they hope to work to make Sisseton a more beauti ful place. Probably not. Some years ago a similar organization at Fergus Falls, Minn., began work along this same line. In order that their work might not be done blindly and at haphazard they sent to St. Paul or Minne apolis and secured an -expert to map out a plan which would take years to carry out. This is given merely as a suggestion to the Civic League. The first object of the ladies is to awaken a suf ficient pride in the people here to clean the town up and keep it clean. When they are satisfied along this line, other things may follow. Mr. O. Dunn returned from Hecla the first of the week to attend Summer School. Will Push Road Work New Crews Added With Big Drag and Other Machinery. Good roads are one of the most valuable assets a town can have. Sisseton realizes this and is acting accordingly. We are informed that at least §15,000 will be spent this season on roads tributary to this city. Stevenson Bros, have a big contract on one of the county roads—in reality the Meridian road. John Stevenson assisted by Ivers Babcock, started out Tuesday with one of the big Parmley road drags, or planer and leveler as it is generally call ed. This machine is drawn by a 40-horse traction engine and is said to do splendid work. Afetr going over this road to Effington Mr. Stevenson will return and begin operations on the North Yellowstone Trail. This road strikes Roberts county at Browns Valley and heads to ward Britton. It is one of the important roads to be finished in the future. Dave Lecknes and crew are doing a lot of culvert work and are operating two Fresuos and several wheel scrapers. H. C. Hanson is operating a big elevator grader, two Fresnos, four dump wagons and other equipment. This crew will soon begin a piece of road work in the neighborhood of County Com missioner John Meland's The next crew to go out will be Flaws Bros. They will run the city's big elevator grader vrith a 45-horse engine. Keep this work up all summer and there will be something to show for it in the fall. Address by H. S. Morris. Last Sunday morning H. S. Morris gave a splendid talk at the Presbyterian church on the value to be derived from the hardships of life rather than from the easy things. In illustration he gave the story of Abraham and Lot when they parted com pany after their herdsmen began to quarrel over the grazing land. Lot was given his choice and took the rich Jordan Valley which seemed to him the easiest and best place in which to pros per, and the utter failure of his life was pointed out. In con trast the story of the children of Israel was cited. The hard task of leaving Egypt, the marvelous crossing of the Red sea, the long years of hardship in the wilderness and the courage in meeting foes on every side the sorrow endured in the death of their beloved leader and others. How Caleb, unlike Lot, under took a hard task. By unremit ting toil and the display of great courage in the face of insur mountable obstacles and terrible danger, he conquered his enemies and triumphantly led the hosts of Israel into the land of milk and honey. The lesson for the congrega-. tion was to do the hard things. If it is hard for one to give money, let him deny himself and give if for another to give up a Sunday automobile ride and go to church, do it if it is hard to meet strang ers at the door, that is the thing to do. The hard things are what make character. Service is the keynote of life. It may be that only by bitter tears and hard struggle we shall be able to reach the high ideals placed before us by God. Next Sunday morning the ser vice will be conducted by' Judge Andrews who will be well worth hearing. Sisseton's Chautauqua Begins Next Week The big Chautauqua will open in this city next Tuesday. The tent and other paraphernalia arrived Wednesday and are be ing put in ship-shape for this great event. The place where Rev. P. A. Field had his gospel tent last year has been selected Elsie Sateren Married On Wednesday, June 11, Miss Elsie, daughter of County Com missioner M. L. Sateren, was married at Fargo, N. D. The Courier News gives the following account of the happy affair: A beautiful home wedding was solemnized last evening at 8 o'clock when Miss Elsie Sateren became the wife of Harold C. Ditmarson, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ole E. Lien, 8 Oak Grove, Professor E. Fossman of Oak Grove Seminary officiating. Mrs. Lien presided at the piano, playing Mendelssohn's Wedding march, while the bridal party took their places at the altar, set with palms. The bride was given away by her father Mr. M. L. Sateren, and was further at tended by Wilhelmina Ditmar son, maid of honor. Tiie groom was attended by his brother, Mr. A. M. Ditmorson. The impres sive ring cermony was used. After the happy rites had been performed a sumptuous wedding dinner was served, Mrs. Lien taking her place as hostess, and very bouteously did justice to the duties of that position. Tent Already Here—Big Parade and Other At tractions Well Under Way. The bride was dressed in white Freuch crepe dechine, trimmed with shadow lace and pearl beads. She wore a tulle veil made in cap effect, caught up with lilies of the valley. She carried a shower buoquet of bridal roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor was attired in silk crepe dechine and carried pink carnations. The groom was attired in the conventional black. Both the contracting parties are well known to a large circle of friends in the city, having re sided here for some time. The bride is a graduate nurse of St. Luke's hospital, and has had a number of years' of active ser vice in the city. The groom was employed at the Scandinavian American bank for a few years, and gave very efficient service. He resigned his position recently and is now located at Comer, Mont., where he is the pioneer lumber dealer. Mr. and Mrs. Ditmerson left immediately after the dinner last evening and after a short wedding trip will be lo cated at their new home at Com er, Mont. The out of town relatives who attended, were Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Sateren of Sisseton, S. D., Mr. and Mrs. D. Ditmerson of Spicer, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Feig and little son of Willmar, Minn. John Swanberg and A. O. Gross are serving on the U. S. juries at Deadwood this week. Julius Aasness was at Lidger wood Sunday to bring home his wife and Miss Lena Strand who had been visiting relatives in North Dakota. 52 for the Chautauqua location, which is central and convenient. The local committees are do ing their part towards making the affair a big success. Donk fail to see the big parade Tues day morning at 10 o'clock, which, is but the beginning of the? great festival to follow. Good Big Summer School Fine Corps of Instructors and Large Attendance. Yesterday was the opening day for the Summer Normal school for the teachers. All of the instructors were present and we are informed that they are one and all able and satisfac tory in their particular lir.e of work. The enrollment yester day was nearly 100, mostly young ladies. This was a splen did showing for the first day. Everything started out happily, with a promise of a very success ful and profitable session. Greenhouse for Sisseton,. Madison, Minn., Nurserymen to Start Branch Here. L. Solnar and C. Johnson, ex-* perieuced men in the business, have bought a ten acre tract on the Kivley farm and will convert it into a nursery, and in July or August they will build a green house. The price paid for the ten acres was §125 an acre. They have secured an ideal place for their business. The Thompson House Is now equipped with a dining room for the accommodation of the public in general as well as for its patrons of the rooms. This makes the house a full fledg ed hotel, with 22 single and 2 double sleeping, rooms and a public office. It is Equipped with all modern conveniences, such as electric lights, steam heat, baths and toilets. The house is being run on the Euro pean plan, and rooms may be had separate from meals. Being situated. 6n the second floor of a solid brick building the rooms are cool in summer and warm in winter, and not subject to extreme changes of out door weather, besides being more safe from fire than would a wooden structure. We solicit the patronage of the public, both from the town and the country. The rates are reasonable, and satisfaction is guaranteed. .1 J. Yours truly, MARY RENNER, Manager." Sisseton, S. D. Estray Notice. Strayed to my place on the swl sec. 22—128—52, Norway tounship, on May 1 st. 1914, a red bull calf with white stripe between front legs, presumibly 16 monts old. Owner prove pro perty, pay for this notice and Claire City May 20, 1914 .NM Arne Boen. The Kinneberg Farm. mm 50-52 Mrs. Ida Teighe is here from Ortonville to help Judge Batter- ton'