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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, June 19, 1914, Image 2

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Successful Sunday
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
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
The second discussion, given
by Mrs. George Ironside was on
the subject "How the Superin
(Continued to Page 4)
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Mrs. Ida Teighe is here from
Ortonville to help Judge Batter-

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