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PliLKKE. 3. DEATH RECORD OF THE WEEK Deathsof Four Roberts Coun ty People Occur. The death of vs. E' iclc Kol sum of Minnesota township ac curved at the Sisseton Hospital Sunday following a serious oper ation for appendicitis. Mrs. Kol sum had been here for a week visiting her son who is confined to the hospital, and was taken violently ill Thursday and an immediate operation was neces sary. The deceased had had several previous attacks of ap pendicitis but being a very ro bust person had overcome the trouble until the fatal attack. The remains were taken to the home in Minnesota township for buaial Monday. The deceas ed was a highly respected lady and an old resident of Roberts County. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all in this their hour of sorrow. Miss Tilma Hanson, a sister of Mr. S. R. Swenson died at the Swenson home Tuesday Dec 1. She has been a patient sufferer from a tumor on the brain for about two years and lately be came almost totally paralyzed. The community extend their sympathy to the bereaved re latives. Mrs. Otto Dokkter, a young married woman, who with her husband had been lining on the Sample farm near Corona died of peretonitis on the morning of 25th inst after an illness of four or five days. The dsceased lady was well known to many Mil bank people as Miss Pearl Frazer, having lived in this city for some time before her mar riage a year ago. Her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcon Fra zer lives at Lemmon. Besides her husband she leaves four brothers, Chester, Archie, Clyde, of Twin Brooks, Lester of Melville, N. D. The funeral service was con ducted by Rev. E. Redmayne, of Corona at the Methodist church and the remains laid to rest in the Milbank cemetery.— Mil bank Herald Advance. Relatives of Carl London re ceived the shocking news last Wed nesday of his death from drowning at his home near Holmes City,Minn while skating. The decseaed was 35 years of age and was employed as car inspector on the Soo line. He was a brother of Mrs. Peter Stavig, Mrs. Olson, and Miss Josie London of this city and a brother of Oscar London of Rosholt. Peter Stavig and John Akre took the relatives to Holmes City by auto Thursday to attend the funeral. The Standard extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Sheriff Minder was surprised by a number of his friends last Friday night the occasion being his bii'thday. The evening was spent in card playing after which Mrs. Minder served "oyster stew." Mr. Minder was pre sented with a handsome leather chair. Severin Lohre had the misfor tune of getting one of his fingers badly mangled in Rolstad corn shredder while working on the Swan Olson farm and ampu tation of the injured member was necessary. Mr. Lohre stood the amputation with out an anesthe tic and at last reports was get ting along nicely. D. Department of Ilistorf FAIRMOUNT & VEBLHN RAIL ROAD COMPLETE. The laying of steel has been completed on the Fairmouiil & Vehlen Exteiition and beginning Tuesday Dec. 1st through pas senger train will be put on between Fairmouut and Grenvilie. The change will give Vehlen much better train service us we will have two passenger trains daily except Sunday. The morn ing train from Fairmount reaches here at 10:20 and the afternoon train from west gets in at 4:25. This will allow ample time for the distributing of mail and the trans acting of business between trains both at this point and along the line. A way freight will run between Vehlen and Grenville on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and be tween Vehlen and Fairmount on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The change will be greatly ap preciated by the traveling public as it does away with the long waits at the various stations experienced in the mixed train. The freights will be made up here and lay over at this point.— Vehlen Advanced. District Court in Session The December term of District Court opened Tuesday in the Court house. Judge Thoi. Bouck pre siding. The Criminal Calendar was set aside until some time next week, and the Minor Civil Cases were brought up and several were dismissed. Among them were Nelson vs Swanson and Seafeldt vs Jones. Wednesday after noon the jury for the Rasmusen vs Ulasier and 'lielvig case was drawn and is in progress as we go to press. GAME BIRD REFUGE Pierre—Papers in the north ern part of the state are agitat ing action by the coming legis lative session for the setting aside of the old Fort Sisseton reservation as a bird refuge. This is a tract owned by the state and well adapted for both water fowl and other game birds and has been used as a shooting preserve by the eastern sports men who have the buildings leased. The argument is put up that the state has established large game reserve in the southwestern part of the state, on the state forest reserve, and that action toward a bird refuge should be taken, and that Port Sisseton reserve is the ideal sort for such a reserve. In fact it has been suggested that the state make all state lands refuges for game birds, where they can stay in safety and which is claimed will go a long way to ward helping restock the state with such birds. Andrew Marvick and sons motored to Victor and New Ell ington Friday. VON HINDENBERG "MAN OF THE HOUR." Berlin, Dec. 2.—That Field Marshal Paul von Hinden berg is considered the man of the hour in Germany is indi cated by an incident related in the newspapers. It appears that a field post 4* received a postal card directed -i simply to "the most popular *5 •b man in Germany." «fr •I« The card, it is stated, was •5» delivered to Von Hindenberg. -Z» 4 *2* Wild Parsnips Kill Two. O'Neil, Neb., Dec. 2.—As a result of eating wild parsnips found on the prairie near here, Catherine Conrad, six years old, and Mary Slaight, nine years old, are dead, and Daniel and Joseph Conrad and Emmett Sla'ght, young boys, are in a precarious con dition. «ISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. v., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1914 GENERAL VILLA IN MEXICO CITY Enters Capital at Head of 25,000 Soldiers. Mexico City. Dec 2.—General Villi has entered the capital at the head of about 2.r,000 troops, lie arrived dur ing the previous afternoon in the sub urbs, where he remained some hours receiving delegations and foreign con suls. Villa did not enter the capital until the arrival of Provisional Presi dent Gutierrez. General Villa had a narrow escape from death just before entering the city. His train collided with the train of General Chao above Tula. Thirty two persons were killed and forty in jured. One mile below the scene of the wreck six mines were found con nected with a battery concealed in a ravine. The general's train passed over these mines, which were not dis covered until the next morning. General Villa issued the following statement to the press: Villa Explains His Mission. "My only mission is to restore or der in Mexico and not to take person al revenge on any one. I promise that order will be restored at once. 1 am acting as the subordinate of Pro visional President Gutierrez and the national convention. "The provisional president is now the supreme power in Mexico and I am merely acting as field commander of the armies. All foreigners and for eign prpoperty will be protected." Villa left Tula after receiving news of the capture of Pachuca by the cav alry brigade of General Raoul lladero. The Carranza troops retired after a skirmish between outposts. "This is better than my last visit, when I came here as a friendless pris oner of lluerta," remarked General Villa upon his arrival. DAVID LAMAR IS ON TRIAL "Wolf of Wall "Street" A'ccused or Impersonating Officers. New York, Dec. 2.—David Umar, accused of impersonating officers of the United States with intent to de fraud Wall street bankers and com panies, was placed on trial in the fed eral court here. District Attorney Marshall announc ed that Lamar would be prosecuted only on one indictment—the one charging him with impersonating Representative A. Mitchell Palmer, with the intent to defraud J. P. Mor gan & Co. and the United States Steel corporation. It is charged that La mar, in telephoning messages, repre sented himself as being Mr. Palmer and sought improperly to have the Morgan firm and the Steel corpora tion employ Edward Lauterbach, a lawyer. WILSON REPLIES TO GARDNER Asks Conference Before Military in vestigation Is Begun. Washington, Dec. 2.—President Wilton's letter to Representative Gardner on the latter's resolution for congressional investigation of the military preparedness of the United States has been made public. The president wrote: "You may be sure that I do not have an attitude of indifference to the great subject which you broach, but 1 should like to have a confer ence with you before the resolution you have in mind is offered, in order to present my views to you more fully than is possible in a letter." DISMISS RECOUNT PETITION Ohio Anti-Saloon League Loses Effort to Compel Review of Voting. Columbus, O., Dec. 2.—The Ohio su preme court dismissed the petition of the Anti-Saloon league for writs of mandamus to compel a recount of the votes cast in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo Nov. Z. Representatives of the league as serted that a recount in the cities would prove that gross frauds were perpetrated which resulted in the de feat of the prohibition amendment and the adoption of the home rule amendment, a wet measure. Drug Habit Exaggerated. Washington, Dec. 2—That the num ber of persons in the United States addicted to the habitual use of drugs is not nearly so large as had been supposed is the conclusion of the pub lic health service. It had estimated that between 1 and 2 per cent of the population were drug habitues. Heney's Fund Was Large. Washington, Dec 2.—Francis J. Heney, defeated Progressive candidate for United States senator in Califor nia, filed his final expense account, showing contributions of $12,505 and expenditures of $G,250. MWWMWUWWiDWWD OUTCOME IN PO LAND UNDECIDED Arrival of German Reinforce ments Alter Situtation. London, Dec. 2.—Though it seems clear now that the German army in Russian Poland, or that part of it which the Russians nearly surround ed near Lodz, narrowly missed anni hilation. the Germans fought with such fury that the cordon encircling them was broken and as German rein forcements are coming up the issue is not yet decided. The British press, interpreting the news dispatches from Petrograd, contends that a Rus-1 slan success on a colossal scale still is possible, but in all quarters it is admitted that the recent claims of a complete Russian victory were pre mature. Poland, with Emperor William on the field, likely will continue to over shadow all other war areas for some days to come. Even the London press is devoting more space to the battles there than to the conflict in Flanders. This partly is due, of course, to the fact there has been so little change in the western conditions, conditions which may persist until some sharp turn occurs in the eastern struggle. Germans Take 9,500 Prlsonres. The German official statement says that in NortiWn Poland, south of the Vistula river. "r?ur war booty was in creased still further as a result of the successes announced Monday. The number of prisoners taken by us has been increased bv aböut men and we have taken nineteen more cannon. In addition twenty-six ma chine guns and numerous ammunition carts fell into our hands." In East Prussia and Southern Po land, the German statement says, it is generally quiet. In East Prussia the Russians have succeeded in pene trating about thirty miles beyond the bordi nud in Galicia it is reported that 'js.i, Austrian? have' been swept back to the gates of Cracow. In these regions, however, the issue still hangs in the balance. A general retirement of the Ger mans before the Belgian town of Dlx muile was reported unofficially by the correspondent of the Central News at Amsterdam. There was no official confirmation, however, of the report ed withdrawal. Battle Around Ypres. A great battle is reported in prog ress between the Yser canal and the River Lys and it is said 120,000 Ger mans had been brought up before Ypres to make a "last, effort" to cap ture the town. The French official statement, however, says there was no attack by German infantry in Bel yitun. although there was spirited ar tillery fire in that reu ion during the day. The statement savs the Ger mans continued to show considerable activity to the north of Arras. In the region of the River Aisne there was intermittent artillery fire aliMis the whole front, and in the Ar gönne the fighting continues without bringing any change in the situation. The French statement says there is nothing to report in the Woevre (lis tri'i and in the Yosges. The German o(!u 'l statement says there is no news from the western front. The official ndviees indicate that throughout Belgium the Germans are remaining, generally speaking, on the defensive, and immediate signs of a I renewal of attempts to hack their Way to the French coast are lacking King George's visit to France seems greatly to appeal to the popular imag ination. Central Railroad Indicted. Trenton, X. Dec. 2.—United States District Attorney Davis has confirmed the report that the federal grand jury has returned an Indict ment against the Central Railroad o| New Jersey for alleged rebating to dealers in anthracite coal. GERMANS ARE REINFORCED Additional Troops Opposing Russians in Poland. Petrograd, Dec. 2.—First grade Ger man troops are now opposing a part of the Russian army in Poland, The arrival of reinforcements for I the Germans and the strengthening of second and third line troops by the first fighting forces is said to be re sponsible for the delay in settling the issue in Poland. 1 The German forces are putting up a desperate resistance in the vicinity of Lodz. The losses on both sides are declared to be enormous. The Germans fought their way out of the vise in which they were caught south of L»dz at the point of the bay onet and in the face of terrific ma chine gun and rifle fire. FARMERS MEET AT BRITTON. On December 11 and 1:2 the an nyal meeting of farmers of Mar shall count will he held at Pni ton and 11. I'. l'atterson. Super inti'ndent o! the Better Fanning association to give lectures. At this time the county corn contest being conducted by Miss Elsie ander Horck will be concluded and exhibits from the different boys and girls will be made. The county teachers will also meet at this time. Among the subjects to be dis cussed at the meeting of farmers are: "Alfalfa on Everv Farm." ''Corn is King." "Fertile Soil and Prosperity," "Livestock on Every Farm," "Increasing the Oats Crop," "Dairying" and 'Dangers of the House Fly." WHAT KIND ARE YOU? Some fellow wrote a poem re cently. It is about a certain type of good road booster. The idea, boiled down into prose, is this: "One good husky with a mule team can build more roads than twenty fat men at a banq net can." This is the time of year for the Annual Banquet of the Feeding Boosters the fellows who boom their town by eating a big meal late at night at the hotel, and then feel proud, while they pick their teeth and smoke, of "what we have done." A booster is a good thing—an excellent thing, and everybody ought to be willing for him to feed at any time of day or night uiiat his doctor will let him..Thal, is, a real booster is a good thing, a man who has more brains than brag, and more elbow grease than gas, a fellow who really does things and gets things worth doing. But every town has some pro sessional boosters hustlers who never let grass grow under their feet nor ideas in their head. These fellows are wanting the citizens who'pay their bills and saw wood, to put up $74,000 to hire a pickle factory to come to a sweet potato, establish a sugar mill on a millet ridge or locate an ax handle factory in the middle of the prairie. They could dig a canal from New York to San Francisco by garb, or turn the North Pole into an orange tree by prediction. They are always yamining along some impossible project by the main strength of their jaws and their one big service to the town is that their annual feed creates a temporary market for fried chickens and ten-cent cigars. Sisseton Green House Open. The Sisseton Greenhouse has just been completed by Messrs. Solnar and Johnson, proprie tors of the Sisseton Nursery. The building is 16x35 feet, and is equipped with a good steam heating plant, and is modern in every respect. Messrs. Solnar and Johnson are both well ex perienced flourists and nursery men and the people of Sisseton should give them all their busi ness to encourage this new in dustry here. They have a fine ten acre tract of land which they will plant into nursery stock in the spring,and also raise garden truck and flowers of all kinds. They are in Minneapolis this week attending the Florists Con vention and purchasing plants They already have a nice line of cut flowers on hand and for Christmas will have a special line. Legal Blanks at the Standard. O. 24 TO BE OWNED BY GOVERNMENT New Move for Government to Take Over Wires. Washington—A second move toward government ownership of the telephones and telegraphs of the country is being launched on to Congress by the Post OITlce department, under the jurisdic tion of which it is proposed to operate the wire service in con nection with the mail service. Postmaster General Burleson is recommending in his forth coming report that the federal government operate the lines as an adjunct of the postal system. The success of the Parcel Post will be pointed out by the head of the Postottice department, to prove the practicability of the proposal. When Postmaster General Hithcock made a similar recom mendation some few years ago, it met the emphatic disapproval of President Taft. Although the president did not censure him, Hitchcock was condemmed by the leading politicians of both big parties. In contrast to that reception, it is said that Presi dent Wilson will endorse the plans to be suggested by Mr. Burleson. If the matter reach es Congress with the Presidents O. K.,a long and bitter battle is bound to ensue, and it is doubt ful whether an appropriation for the purpose could be put through by the administration. Because of the shortness of the coming session, and of the rush to put through the river and harbor bill and- other urgent measures that have been held over it is not probable that any comprehensive plans to acquire the wires will be considered be fore next March. Postmaster General. Burleson is expected to open his tight for general telegraph and telephone service for his department with a recommendation to Congress to make an immediate appropria tion for government cable ser vice to Porto Rico and -telegraph service to Alaska. With success along this line, he will extend his propoganda to include the wire service throughout the United States, and this will in volve the necessity of govern ment purchase of the telegraph and long distance telephone systems now in operation. BARN BURNED. Webster—The barn of R. C. Haaeth, RaritanTownship, about a mile west of Roslyn, was burn ed down on Monday. head of cattle, 3 horses, harnesses, 300 bushels of wheat and 000 bushels of oats and barley were lost in the flames. Jim Cooper Sr. hap pened along just after the fire broke out and helped Mrs. Haa seth, who was alone at the time, to get a little sacked grain out of the granary, which was at one end of the barn. Mrs. Haaseth had already saved a couple of horses but had to give up the rest as her hair was badly sing ed in getting out the two she saved. There was some insurance on the barn but nothing on the stock and grain. It was a bad loss for Mr. and Mrs. Haaseth. Cafealla's five piece Orchestra will give a dance at the Sisseton Opera House Tuesday evening, Dec. 8th. This is one of the best orchestras traveling thru this section and their dances are always enjoyable affairs.