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Official Paper of County and City
The puzzle of the hour:
What is the Wilson policy in
regard to Mexico?
-. Planks favoring state-wide
prohibition were incorporated
in the platform of the repub
lican, democratic and pro
gressive parties assembled in
convention last week at Barse,
Idaho. Oh, she's a coming.
Why longer continue to
put quotation marks around
the word dry when used in
connection with the going
cut of existence of booze
joints? It is now so common
ly used it this sense as to need
no explanation.
It is almost beyond belief
that even "big business"
would be guilty of such a
crime against humanity as
the encouragement of war for
the sake of gain. It is to be
hoped that a thorough investi
gation into this Mexican busi
ness will be speedily made.
Last year 18,000,000 copies
cf the bible were sold, more
than any preceding year in
the history of the world.
Although the bible contains
-the greatest literature in the
world bigotry, common to
humanity, m»kes its use in
schools an impossibility. And
it probably will be so for
many generations. ,jV
We often hear the pessimist
say that "most all ministers
are preaching for what there
is in it." If that were true
most of them are receiving
blooming small pay. But it is
not. A special from Canton
tells of a minister, Rev. Geo.
Edward Lewis, who refused
a very large salary—the first
payment of which was $13,000
to enter upon a business
career. His reply to the offer
was, "My religion is worth
more than that." Were the
Great Master on earth today
he would say of this man,
"Ye are the salt of the earth."
In Colorado they pay
convicts in state prison wages
in order that those dependent
upon them may not be de
prived of their income. This
seems right. The innocent
should not be made to suffer
with the guilty. Many an
insane asylum throughout
the country carries on exten
sive farming operations en
tirely by the labor of the in
mates, under the guidance of
competent overseer. Many
of the men work hard and
iaithftflly, year in and year
out and just why the author
ities should take advantage
of these poor unfortunates
them nothing but
cheap board arid poor clothing
for their services has always
looked to us tike the rankest
kind of injustice—much more
so ttian in the case of men
confined in prisons who have
been preying
upon society.
James Gray, the astute
Washington correspondent of
the Minneapolis Journal, has
the following to say of Roose
velt as the republican nomi
nee for the presidency in the
next campaign: "The way
appears to be cleared to him to
line up the republican party
behind his banner once more.
There is hardly a republican
senator or representative who
does not expect that Roose
velt will get the republican
nomination. There is hard
ly one who does not expect
him to win out."
As the Journal is not par
ticularly friendly to the Colonel
and as Mr. Gray is a demo
crat, it cannot be said that
the hope in this matter is
"father of the thought."
"The age of miralces is
past.' Is it? Don't you be-
lieve it. All around us are
miracles as wonderful as any
in holy writ. Look at that
tree, just donning its graceful
dress of green. Only a little
while ago it stood stark and
bare and to all appearances
dead, its gaunt limbs creaking
and groaning to each passing
gust. And now what is it?
A. miracale of beauty. Man
is very wise but the wisest
man can not tell you what
happened to clothe that gaunt
skeleton of the field with its
wonderous spring garb. All
he knows is that somehow
the earth was quickened into
a marvelous chemistry of res
urrection and new life.—Sioux
City Journal.
Tbc local ladies of the W. C. T. U. arc solely
responsible (or i,whatever appears under this
Twenty facts about woman
Pact No. 1. Over three million
six hundred thousand women in
the United States can vote for
Pact No. 2- In Nine states—
Arizona, California, Colorado,
Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, Utah,
Washington and Wyoming-and
in the territory of Alaska, women
lave full suffrage on exactly the
same terms as men.
Pact No. 3. Every equal suff
rage state is adjacent to another
equal suffrage state that is,
every state except Wyoming,
which has granted votes for wo
men previously, had an opportun
ity to know how equal suffrage
worked in one or more neighbor
ing states.
Fact No. 4. In Illinois women
can vote for presidential electors
and for all officers and on all
questions not provided for in
the state constitution. In nine
teen states of the United States
women have school suffrage
and in live states limited suffrage
on questions of taxing and bond
Fact No. 5. Norway, Finland,
Australia, New Zealand and the
Isle of Man, have given full suf
frage to women. These are
among the most progressive and
enlightened countries of the
world. Denmark has just been
Fact No. 6. In every one of the
above countries the municipal
suffrage was granted first and
the full suffrage granted only
after the smaller measure had
been thoroughly tested.
Pact No. 7. In Sweden, Eng
land, Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
and nine of the provinces of Can
ada, women have municipal suf
frage. In the cities of Belze in
Honduras, Bombay in India and
Ragoon in Burmah, the women
share whatever municipal fran
chise rights the men have.
Pact No. 8. In November, 1914,
equal suffrage amendments will
be submitted to the voters in
North and South Dakota, Nevada,
Montana, Nebraska,and probably
in Missouri and Ohio.
Fact No. 9. The legislatures
of Massachusetts. New Jersey,
Pennsylvania and Iowa have pas
sed suffrage bills which must be!
approved by the 1915 legislatures
before they can be submitted to
the voters.
How women vote:
Facts No. 11. In answer to a
set of questions sent out by the
suffragists, one hundred and
forty mayors of cities and towns
in the four oldest equal suffrage
states Wyoming. Colorado.
Utah, and Idaho—and in Kansas,
where women had municipal suf
frage at the time, unanimously
replied: First, that the women
do vote in large numbers: second,
that the women are public spirit
ed and take an intelligent inter
est in public affairs: third, that
the vote of disreputable women
is a neligible factor.
Fact No. 12. The gist of an ex
tensive questionaire recently
sent out by the Evening Sun (of
New \ork City) was, "Do women
who have the vote, vote': What
laws have their votes passed: Is
woman suffrage considered a
success by the states that have
it':" The Sun summarized the
results of the investigation made
by its correspondents as follows:
"Women who have the vote do
vote. Their ballot has already
passed a considerable body of
law. The suffrage states seem
satisfied to have women go on
voting. A summary of the many
splendid laws for women and
children directly attributed to
the ballots of women was printed
by the Evening Sun.
Fact No. 13. The legislature of
the oldest suffrage states—Color
ado and Wyoming—have form
ally adopted resolutions declaring
woman suffrage to be an unqual
ified success. The legislature of
California has passed a resolution
calling upon congress to pass an
amendment enfranchising all of
the women of the United States.
Fact No. 14. Both houses of the
Austrailian parliament have pas
sed resolutions declaring woman
suffrage an unqualified success
in that country.
Fact No. 15. Arizona, Califor
nia, Colorado and Washington
are the only states in the Union
which have eight-hour laws for
working women.
Fact No. 16. California, Color
ado, Oregon and Washington
have commissions with power to
fix a minimum wage in industry.
Utah has a minimum wage law.
Of the other four equal suffrage
states, three have practically no
women employed in industry,
and the fourth has been an
equal suffrage state only a year. I
The only non-suffrage states
with minimum wage com mis-1
sions are Massachusetts, Minne
sota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
Fact No. 17. In all the equal
suffrage states women teachers
and women in public service
get equal pay for equal work.
Fact No. 18. California, Kan
sas, Utah, Washington, Oregon
have passed the "Red Light
Abatement and Injunction Law"
—admitted by authorities to be
the best law so far tried for com
bating commercialized vice. The
only non-suffrage states which
have passed this law are Iowa,
Nebraska, South Dakota, Minne
sota and Wisconsin. Women
voters are given the credit lor
the recall of the Police Magistrate
Weiler of San Francisco because
of his portection of commercial
ized vice interests, and also for
forcing the aboltion of segregated
districts in Salt Lake City. Den
ver, and other large cities of the
equal suffrage states.
Pact No. 19. In all the equal
suffrage states the age of consent
for girls is 18 except in Oregon
where it is 16. In seven non-
Fact No. 10. "Wherever any
country, state or community has
granted women a measure of 1
suffrage, women are still enjoy
ing it. although in many cases
the original franchise right has
been enlarged and extended.
suffrage states the age of consent
is only 14: in one state 12, and
one 17: while only eight non-suf
frage states have the age as high
as 1^-
Fact No. 20- California, Color
ado Idaho, Oregon, Washington,
and Utah have passed mothers'
pension laws. California, Color
ado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
and Utah have splendid child
labor laws, far in advance of the
legislation in most of the non
suffrage states.—The Woman's
National Weekly.
Creed for the Discouraged.
I believe that God created me
tobe happy, to enjoy the blessings
of life, to be useful to my fellow
beings, and an honor to my
I believe that the trials which
beset me today are but the fiery
tests by which my character is
strenghtened, ennobled and made
worthy to enjoy the higher things
of life, which I believe are in store
for me.
I believe that my soul is too
grand to be crushed by defeat I
will rise above it.
I believe that I am the archi
tect of my own fate: therefore,
I will be master of circum
stances and surroundings, not
their slave.
I will not yield to discourage
ments, I will trample them under
foot and make them serve as
stepping stone to success. I will
conquer my obstacles and turn
them into opportunities.
My failures of today will help
to guide me on to victory oc the
The morrow will bring new
strength, new hopes, new oppor
tunities and new beginnings. I
will be ready to meet it with a
brave heart, a calm mind and an
undaunted spirit.
In all thing» J. will do my best
and leave the rest to the Infinite.
I will not waste my mental
energies by useless worry. I
will learn to dominate my restless
thoughts and look on the bright
side of things.
I will face the world bravely:
I will not be a coward. I will
assert my God-given birthright
and be a man. For I am immor
tal, and nothing can overcome
me.—Virginia Opal Myers.
Farmers Attention.
We handle the South Dakota
prison twine. Get in your order
early. We can save your money
on twine, Call at Elev. No. 8.
The twine has given good satis
faction the last three years.
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ls now over but owing to the
bad roads and unfavorable
weather some people could
not come to our big sale:
This Sale Will Continue
for a few days longer to give
everybody a chance to get
summer goods, now at the
time you need them, at al
most your own price.
Come and get your share of this money
saving proposition.
Church Notes
Redmyne. pastor at
Corona, visited at the parsonage
last Wednesday.
The League has organized a
mission study class to study
"Mexico." The course is short
only 4 weeks. The text is an
authoritative booklet writen by
John W. Butler for many years
missionary to Mexico. The class
meets Tuesday at
p. m.
In the morning service a few
Sundays ago the congregation
organized itself into a mass meet
ing and petitioned congress in
favor of national prohibition.
The Congressional Record of
July 2 shows that Congressman
Burke presented the petition
with three more in favor of and
eight opposed to national pro
hibition. This gives a little in
dication of the great activity of
the liquor interests in this fight.
Gen. Sheppard is quoted as hav
ing said that the liquor people
have sent to congress ten times
as many letters and petitions as
have the drys.
The morning and evening ser
vices will be held as usual next
Sunday. We cordially invite all
who have no church home in Sis
seton to worship with us in these
Sunday school at 11:45 and
League at
The League meet­
ing will be held on the church
lawn if the weather permits.
Sunday July 12, morning ser
vice at 10:30 o'clock. Theme:
"At Thy Word." Sabbath School
at 11:45. Bring the children and
spend a pleasent hour with us in
Bible study. The Bible class con
ducted by Mr. Morris is open to
all men end will prove especially
interesting to you.
Young People's Society will
meet at 7 o'clock.
Evening service at 8 o'clock.
Subject: "A Walk That Never
Ended." There will be special
music at this service and all are
cordially invited.
The church prayer meeting
will be held Thursday evening
of each week at 8 o'clock.
Services and confirmation at
the Lutheran church next Sun
day at 10:30 a. m.
Luther League at 6:30. Com
munion service at 7:30 o'clock.
The Lake View Ladies Aid
will have their annual sale Sat-
X'M /iv'i'f1 'ji* J'
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S. Dakota
urday afternoon the 11th at Ole
Saron Ladies Aid and friends
are invited to spend the after
noon at Mrs. Nels Peterson's next
New Books at Library
The library has purchased the
Boy's and Girl's book shelf, con
sisting of ten volumes. Book of
Work and Play. Nature and
Outdoor Life, two volumes.
Book of Wonders and Curious
Things. Historic Tales and Gol
den Deeds, two volumes. Bible.
Stories and Character Building
Little Journeys into Bdokland.
Pun and Thought for Little Folks.
Famous Tales and Laughter
Stories. We kindly call attention
to the following rules for the
cares of books taken from the
Do not hold a book by one of
its covers. Keep the books dry.
Do not handle when the hands
are moist of course never when
the hands are soiled.
Never mark in them. Do not
turn down the pages. Do not
lay them face downward.
Never let them fall. Open
them gently. The book you are
reading will go to others, pass it
on to them neat and clean, hop
ing that they will do the same by
you. Librarian.
Oscar Swenumson has returned
from Kenyon, Minn., where he
has been teaching since vacation.
Statement of the Condition of the
of Sisseton. S. D„ at the close of
business on June 30,1914.
Loans and discounts
Tax Certificates
Other rcul estate
Other Property
Banking House and Fixtures
Due from Hanks $15,1121 6il
Checks and Drafts for Clenr-
Ing 437 18
Cash on hand (item« below)
Currency $2,063 00
Gold.. 1.185 00
Silver 1.591 SC
Minor Coin 139 10 4.968 40
Cash Heme 328 00
Capital Stock $
Surplus Fund
Undivided Profits
Bills Payable
Deposits subject to check.. 30.288 56
Cashier's Checks 2,264 36
Demand Certificates
Time Certificates 24,611 64
683 87
IM 69
180 50
,000 00
064 47
14» OU
Total Cash Assets 21,355 27
Total I 78.151 50
10,000 00
2,000 00
3 992 91
5,000 00
Total 57,158 56
Total 78,151 50
County of Roberts
I, C. E. Sundberg, Asst Cashier of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement Is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
C. E. SUNDBERG, Asst. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
"lb day of July, 1914.
[Seafl Nora Freeman.
Notary Public
My commission expiree Sept. 9,1916
Correct Attest:—
Howard Babcock,'•
O. P. itask.

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