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Vol. 22
instead a surplus of about $150
left over for a nest egg towards
next year's Chautauqua. Already
enough business men have sign
ed up to guarantee the cost of a
Chautauqua for next year and it
only remains for the people to do
their share of work and assume
their small part of the financial
responsibilities connected with
these Chautauquas to have them
of annual occurence in this city.
Second Chautauqua
Financial Success
In Spite of Bad Weather the Attendance
Large—Some Fine Features Given.
Another Chautauqua has come I
and gone, and, in spite of the I
rain and mud, there was a large I
attendance at every session and
best of all there was no deficit
for the guarantors to meet but
At the Sunday afternoon meet
ing, when there must have been
close to 1,000 people present, the
following resolutions, offered by
the local chairman, Mr. H. S.
Morris, were unanimously
"Resolved, that the people of
Sisseton hereby express their
appreciation of the splendid ser
vice rendered and the uniform
courtesy and good humor dis
played by Prof. Rupe as conduc
tor of the Chautauqua during a
week of peculiarly trying and
discouraging circumstances.
"Also to Miss Davis for the
hours of laughter and joy that
have come to thev little folks as a
result of her thoughtful and
painstaking care.
'"Resolved further, that in the
event a Chautauqua contract be
made for 1915 with the White
Myres Company, it is the wish
of this gathering that both Mr.
Rupe and Miss Davis return
again in their present capacities.
'"Resolved further, that the
Secretary of the Chautauqua
committee be requested to for
ward a copy of these resolutions
to the White-Myres Company
and also to furnish a copy both
to Prof. Rupe and Miss Davis."
Thursday afternoon the enter
tainment prelude was taken up
by the Eastern Artists whose
work was of a high order, es
pecially that of the impersonator.
The lecture, "Through the Mill,"
by Frederick Kenyon Brown
was something of a disappoint
In the evening Dr. John Mer
ritte Driver, a man who has
traveled extensively and studied
conditions in other countries,
talked most entertainingly for
about an hour and a half, leaving
a splendid impression with his
Friday was given over entirely
to music, the Ladies Imperial
Orchetra of 15 pieces holding the
stage both afternoon and evening
and giving pleasure to all who
heard them.
Saturday afternoon there was
a most delightful recital enter
tainment by Marian Chase
Schaeffer. Besides being a fine
singer Mrs. Schaeffer is a won
derful impersonator, one of the
best to be heard anywhere. The
ff afternoon talk was by Hon.
Harry Phillips, an ex-mayor of
one of the large districts of Lon
don, who is studying conditions
in this country. His address
was most inspiring and uplifting.
In the evening Dr. Sigel Roush
gave an intensely interesting
travelogue lecture on Norway,
the slides being made from pic
tures taken by him while travel­
ing in that wonderful country.
Sunday was a beautiful day,
cool and sunshiny, and what was
perhaps the largest crowd of the
entire week gathered at the tent
in the afternoon at three o'clock.
The concert prelude was furnish
ed by Joseph Konecny and com
pany consisting of Joseph Konec
ny, the Bohemian violinist, Alma
Hayes Reed, soprano and Jessie
King, pianist. A half hour con
cert was given which was follow
ed by an address by John T.
Barker, Attorney General of
Missouri, on the subject, "The
War Between the People and the
The Attorney General is a law
yer of note and has attained a
nation-wide reputation as a fight
er of trusts, and his words were
followed with the closest in
terest. Mr. Barker is a rapid,
forceful speaker with a message
well worth hearing.
The spirit of democracy, said
the speaker, pervades the nation
it touches every relation which
man sustains to man, it is arous
ing investigation in all depart
ments of government and poli
tics and is working mighty
changes for good wherever its
influence reaches. The churches
»re being affected by this grow
ing spirit and are striving to im
prove human conditions. They
are building hospitals, organiz
ing libraries and reading rooms
and founding societies to seek
out the needy and suffering and
alleviate their poverty and dis
tress. In the political world, the
spirit of democracy is bringing
social and economic conditions
to the front. It has widened the
sense of human right and robed
the common man with the rights
of kings. It is driving home
the conviction that an honest
man is the best candidate for
any position, great or small. It
was due to this spirit that Lori
mer was finally ousted from the
senate. In the social world, the
spirit of democracy has made
society an organism where the
rights of man and the equality
of man before the law are be
coming distinctly marked out.
This same spirit has influenced
government and has given birth
to the idea that the church and
the state exist for the citizen.
During the last few years
there has been a great public
awakening on the subject of cor
rupt influence. There has been
a time in the history of our
country when bribery and cor
ruption might be found in almost
every department of government
and when all lists of candidates
were submitted to the great in
terests before they were put up
for election. Votes were easily
bought and sold and corrupt in
fluence was everywhere felt.
The judiciary alone seemed above
suspicion. But as the "public
conscience was awakened and its
indignation against this corrup
tion became manifest the evil
gradually was lessened until to
day no one dares to openly use
bribery. Recently the judiciary
has been attacked. The great
railroad corporations are making
their last stand here not in the
state judiciary but in the feder
al judiciary. The fight from now
on must be to keep the great
(Continued on page 4.)
The Sisseton MMg Standard
W. B. Robinson Dies as Result of
Lamp Explosion.
People here were greatly pain
ed last Saturday to learn that
W. B. Robinson— "Will," as he
was better known—was dead at
his home at Vehlen. The first of
the week he had been badly
burned by an explosion of a gaso
line lamp which he was filling,
but reports had given promise of
his recovery, hence it was that
his death brought' such a shock
to old friends in this city. He
was running a bakery and res
turant at Vehlen and leaves a
wife and three children, the
youngest but three weeks old.
The parents of deceased, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Robinson, and
three sisters live in this city,
therefore the body was brought
here for burial. The funeral was
held Monday afternoon from the
M. E. chuch, Rev. R. C. Shearer
officiating. The burial was un
der the auspices of the local
Woodman lodge of which de
ceased was a member and in
which he carried an insurance
of $2.000.
Sewer System Planned.
Died From His Injuries.iSennoo By Prof. Rupe
Extensive Plans to be Immedi
ately Prepared by Expert.
There was a large turnout at
the Commercial club room Mon
day night to hear about the cost
of sewers from Engineer Ed
ward K. Mather of Mitchell.
About every phase of the matter
was discussed and the upshot of
it was that the city council was
asked to get into the game, which
they were prompt in doing the
very next forenoon. What they
did may be read in their proceed
ings in another column.
The need of a sewer system
has long been felt in this city,
and under the present plan it
can be secured without loading
another big debt upon the mu
nicipality, as the cost will come
wholly from the individual lots
benefited thereby.
What She Didn't Understand.
"Here's a curious item, Joshua!" ex
claimed Mrs. Lemlngton, spreading
out the Blllevllle Mirror in her ample
lap. "The Nellie E. Williams of
Gloucester reports that she saw two
Yhales, a cow and a calf, floating off
Cape Cod the day before yesterday."
"Well, ma," replied old Mr. Lemlng
ton, "what'« the matter with that?"
"Why, it's all right about the two
whales, Joshua, but what bothers me
la how the cow and calf got way out
As a Chautauqua parade after-math, the Standard will reproduce pictorially some of the beautiful
floats, beginning this week with the car put out by M. E. Crockett of the Red Cross drug store, that
being the first one secured. Those in the car are Mrs. Dr. Scheffler, Mrs. Dr. Robertson, Mrs.
Crockett, Mr. Crockett, Felix Scheffler holding the butterfly reins and Dr. Scheffler standing beside
the car.
Prof. Rupe who has been here
for about two weeks in connec
tion with Chautauqua and sum
mer school work gave a very fine
practical and sensible talk at the
Presbyterian church last Sun
day morning. The address had
no oratorical flights it was a
simple, plain message from the
heart and strongly appealed to
every one.
-The- thoughts Prof. Rupe pre
sented were suggested to him
by the words of Jesus "I came
that ye might have life and have
it more abundantly." In order
to have this fuller, more blessed
and enjoyable life, the speaker
presented the following sugges
tions: 1. Form a true conception
of life. Realize what life is given
to you for and try to get the very
best out of it, that which will
bring the highest joy to yourself
and your fellowmen. 2. Work is
a lever, it is a power, and there
fore work with directed effort,
since it is the only way to bring
about results. Only about five
out of every hundred are doing
the thing they ought to do, that
for which they are best fitted.
Such a waste of time and effort
in the vain endeavor to make our
selves what we are not, should
be stopped. Nearly every per
son has a special adaptation for
his own peculiar part in life and
he must study himself, the par
ents must study their children
and try to fit them for the work
they can do best. Even work
with directed efforts will not
bring the truest success in life,
consequently we must strive to
develop character. Surely no one
followed his bent more closely
or worked with more directed,
concentrated effort than Nepole
on Bonaparte. Influenced by
conditions before his birth and
by the environment of his
hood and youth, he became by
desire and training one of the
greatest generals the world has
ever known, and a great leader
and statesman as well but his
was not the life meant by Jesus,
not definitness of aim but the
loyalty to a high ideal was lack­l
ing. A character of sterling ex
cellency is often developed
through hardship, but as it
brings influence and secures re
spect the hardships are worth
while- 4. Secure the best educa
tion possible. It may not always
bring wealth but it means power,
culture, righteousness. It
brings higher enjoyment, truer
happiness and deeper satisfac
tion. 5. Aim high and live up­
ward. Man aims at his ideal
but never reaches it in a sense
because as he comes nearer to it
the ideal grows bigger and high
er and leads him onward and up
ward. The ideal fills the soul
with a consuming power. In a
way it can be realised for like
the stalactite and sta!atfq${je, the
individual reaches up and- God
reaches down and the man be
comes what he wishes to be.
6. Be truly patriotic. Have that
patriotism which will make you
put civic righteousness above
selfish'gäin and which will leid
you to give your vote to the right
man regardless of party. Lord
Chesterfield said that when he
considered England's great com
mercial strength and the fact
that she was mistress of the sea,
he was very proud to be an Eng
lish subject but when he saw
how the oppressed and down
trodden all looked to the United
States as a place where they
might start life anew and enjoy
freedom and equality, he would
rather be a citizen of this country
than of any other. True patrio
tism on the part of its citizens
will make this country the great
est nation that ever existed and
one which will have power and
influence to the end of time.
7. To be truly successful in this
life, one must have faith in God.
In the East where the Christian
faith is lacking, man lacks faith
in himself, and his standards
are very low. No man can be a
true success unless he believes
in the creed of the lowly Nazar
ene. As we become discouraged
in life's battles, when our ideals
seem beyond our grasp this abid
ing faith in God enables us to
hear His voice in the deepest
and hardest of life's struggles,
"Peace, be still I will pilot thee."
Miss Edna Lenhouts, accom-
panist Miss Joyce Berkin,
assisted in the music of the
service. Miss Lenhouts
has a voice of great sweetness
and power and sang that beauti
ful solo, "Hold Thou My Hand"
to the great pleasure of all.
When the Circus Comes to Town.
Circus day is fast approching
and the small boy is on his best
behavior. If it were not for fact
that his mother is wise to his
methods, his angelic goodness
would give her some alarm. She
knows that he is working to see
"that circus". For that matter
mother wants to see it also.
Father is non-committal but it is
the one best bet that he will be
there if it is for no other reason
than to take the boy. You see
he has not forgotten when he
was a little shaver himself.
Sparks World's Famous Shows
will be here Saturday, July 4.
No. 2
Summer School Closes
Home Going Time Comes All
Too Soon for Teachers.
Monday noon saw the close of
a two weeks' term of Summer
Normal school two weeks
mighty profitably spent by about V&
12.) teachers and soon-to-be
teachers of Roberts county.
While the weather during the
greater part of the time was cold
and rainy, within the building
where the school was held the
atmosphere was cheerful and
pleasant, reflecting the happiness
of all who were in any way con
nected with the work. The only '-'ter
criticism heard of the Summer
school was that it was too short,
the teachers expressing a wish
that it might last at least a
month, so that they could get
just that much more good out of
it. But this could not be, as the
funds available were not suffici
ent to carry the work to a greater
length than the usual time.
There were six strong instruc
tors, viz: Conductor, B. E. Myers,
Redfield, S. D. W. S. Rupe, Bur
lington Kansas H. Howard Big
gar, Aberdeen, S. D. Miss Nela
Winston Davis, Kansas City, Mo.
W. J. Guthrie, Sisseton, S.
Miss Joyce Berkin, Ker.mare, N.
D. Each one was filled with en
thusiasm for the work in his or
her particular line of endeavor,
and the students readily took on
the inspirational spirit that was
manifest in the various rooms.
Great help was derived from
the morning lectures ip the gen
eral assembly room aqxT -froin
the leetures given in. connection
with the regular class room work.
The teachers all went home with
note books well filled with helps
and suggestions that will prove
of inestimable value throughout
the coming year.
In one of his helpful lectures
Conductor Myers said that in
spite of certain criticism to the
contrary our schools are prepar
ing the children to be all around
men and women and not merely
teaching them how to make a
Prof. Rupe laid great stress
on the need of greater efficiency
on the part of the teacher and
more devoted labor.
One of the subjects handled
by Prof. Biggar was, "Playing
the Game." One of his illustra
tions compared life to a game,
where the honor lay more in the
way in which we meet the diffi
culties than in the scores that
are won. Mr. Biggar, who is a
poet of considerable renown,
favored the school with some of
his own productions.
One morning Miss Burk gave
an interpretation of some of the
best of the world's music, show
ing how it could be used in the
public schools. The Victor was
used in her illustration.
Miss Davis, whose work was
primary methods and training,oc
cupied her share of the morning
in displaying her class in games
and folk dances.
Supt. Guthrie talked one morn
ing on "The Country School as a
Community Center," showing
the value of the social life center
ed about a school where old and
young may freely mingle and
develop their best interests.
Another of his sujectects was,
"The Reign of Andrew Jackson."
Miss Andrews's subject at
one of the lectures was "Candles."
From this she developed two
thoughts showing how far that
little candle throws its beam, and
how much influence a devoted
teacher may have. "Men do not
put their candles under a bush
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