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CASE TRIAL The Case Goes to .lurv After Four Days' Trial. Britto». Jan. 8—The trial of Charles Kinsloe, charged with kil ling Henry Burgett at New Kden, Marshall county, on December 4, closed and the case went to jury here tonight after a four days'tiial. Those who have followed the trial believe that the jury will either lind the defendant guilt s- of a low degree of manslaughter or else will acquit him on the grounds of justifiable homicide. The evidence educed the facts that Kineloe and Otto Fritz, a Ger man formerly in the German mari nes, worked for the Theiss livery barn at New Kden. December 4tli four Norwegians, including Ber gen, drove in from west of Roslind. They became intoxicated during the day and when they went to the liyer- barn to get their team to drive home, were in bad shape. Fritz had made a kettle of soup and gave each of the boys a bowl. They started to rough it, throwing the soup about the place until Mr. Theiss ordered them out. In the altererition which arose, one of the Norweigians took off his coat. This aroused Fritz and lie went after (lie bunch. One of his assailants dlew a Unite and another struck the little German over the head with a spade. lie retreated lothe livery barn office where Kin sloe was- Kinsloe told tin' men he would shoot the lin man to enter the ofli'-e, and too'.x a Winchester shot gun down from the wall. T^vgett opened the .ioor and when .old to get out, advanced into '.lie room. When 11 feet avvav Kinsloe fired, five bullets from the 12 gauge gun entering Bergctt's right lung. On the stand Kinsloe testified that he was afraid tlmt if lie had not shot the men would have killed nim and Fritz too. State Attorney M. J. Stavin was assisted in the prosecution by Byron Abbott, the retiring states attorney, the defense being conducted by Otto Kaas and R. D. Gardner, who were appoint ed by the court. Britton, Jan. y—After being out for four hours, the jurv trying Charles Kinsloe for the killing of Henry Bergett at New Kden on December 4, brought in a verdict against the defeudent finding him guilty of manslaughter in the first degree. The penalty is from lu vears to life imprisonment in the state peni tentiary at Sioux Falls. WHEN IT RAINS ONE INCH. Very few persons—even those who are well informed on most matters—know how much an inch of rain is. The average man or woman piobably has an idea that an inch of rain is a mere trifle on Nature's part. This is entirely wrong. In reality it is a good big rainfall more than falls in most places in an average week. It is five times more rain than fell in New York City during the past forty-six days which ended on October 15 last, but that was the longest dry period in the history of the local weather bureau. 1 A rainfall of one inch means lib|heard eral lv that the amount of water descending in a particular shower would cover the surrounding ter ritory to a depth of one inch, pro viding it did not tun away or soak into the ground. An inch of rain coming down on a single acre of land would fill more than 600 barrels of forty-five gallons capacity each. This amount of water would weigh more than 110 tons, or nearly a quarter of a million pounds. fthituxtL. a. o. Depaitment of Histoip FIRE AT HASKINSON. Fire of unknown origin complete ly destroyed the Hankinson Opera House andHeinmiller's blacksmith shop Tuesday night. Only valiant work by the fire department pre vented the spread of the flames to adjoining property. Loss !?10,000 covered by Jo,700 insurance. The fire was discovered shottlv cut!y originated in the southeast corner of the opera house, not far from the drop curtain of the stage and quickly spread upward so that when the first firemen responded to the alarm flames were already bursting through the roof at the rear. Onlv a small part of the contents was removed, including F. J. Drey's moving pictures ma chine and some personal belong ings. The §700 electric piano, all chairs and furniture, also the lodge paraphernalia of half a dozen secret orders, went up in smoke.—Hank inson News. JUDGE BOUCK'S DECISION. 1 the ease of I.tatterten again st the Sisseton Mill it Light com pany Judge Rouck has handed down a decision, which was tiled with the Clerk of Courts last week, and it settles some points which are of interest to the citi zens of t.iis City. Judge iJouclv holds that all patrons making use of electric I lights a re entitled to a discounts of live per cent on their monthly bills when the same i*. paid the "first presentation and tie!ivory'' !of correctly itemized ojlK and that the presentation ol bills I containing excessive and illegal charges which the patron refus- es to pay on that account will not deprive the patron of Iiis right to such discount, and the Company's claim of that the only ones entitled to such discount are those who pay at the Coin pan v's office "is without merit or foundation." Jim Hill started the kitchen fire Wednesday morning and went to the livery barn to harness and care for his drav team- When he re turned a few minutes later he found the kitchen a solid mass of flames, the fire having presumably caught from the stove. The fire company did its usual excellent work and a few moments after arrival had the lire under control. Tue loss is covered hv insurance. From VVilmot Republican Vol. 22 SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. D., FRIDAY, JANUARY 1ö, 191-'. after 11 o'clock and had gained was held at the Club rooms last such headway that it was at once Wednesday evening when about seen there was no chance to save a Immltvd members gathered to the opera house. The known Walter Kimdall, Known as I Hackv" who pleaded guilt in justice court in this city several weeks ago to a charge of bootlegg ing. was taken before judge Bouck in chambers at Milbank last Sat- 'community, and have watched the unlay and given a sentence of difference in their operations. One thirty days in the countv jail and "f them is a presistent advertiser, a S5'i fine and cost of prosecution, .boomer, a booster, alwavs talking, This probably mean about seventy working and preaching the possibil days for "Blaekv" ities of his community to everv one One important matter the town of Wilmot is overlooking js the gross inefficiency of the fire alarm value, and we have it from a nitm- -x ber of people that they are seldom more than a block or two, unless weather conditions are fa vorable. The Kissetan Weekly Standard COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETING Secretary Cooley of Aberdeen Makes Address. One of the biggest meetings of the Sisseton Commercial Club blaze appar- hear an address by Secretary II. O. Cooley of the Aberdeen Commercial Club. Taking as Iiis text. Commercial Club, and community organization work" in general, the speaker talked for two hours. A deluge of ques tions and inquires followed the address, because the speaker touched on practical every day problems. It was effectively a business talk", pure and simple, and aroused the interest of the large croud to such an extent that the points were driven home while the large croud remained to a man untill nearly midnight. The speakes said in part: Cooley's Talk. 'Why a Commercial Club?' I understand that is the question you wish me to speak about, around, over, under and sideways. In dis cussing this question, I should feel that my pretentions weie false in deed, did I merely come to you with the tinivworn platitudes usual ly called boosting, and saving the usual things which are of a blue skv variety pure and simple, whim raise the ideas of the people gener al! to false things, and try to make tiiein believ-:* that by simply main lining a commercial organization they would at once begin to build factories, to have wholesale houses, to get new railroads, and in short I through it gain all of the things which cities and towns dream of as being tue l'topia of their fondest imagination. No, indeed. If a commercial organization is to be justified at all, it must be justified from cold business sense, and not from any frenzied ideas of gaining at a single stroke great prominence and affluence. To lay the founda tion for commercial organizations on these foundations, is the finest indication of a funeral soon, because the public mind has been raised to unreasonable expectations and after the first flush is over, the dis sappointment that follows is exact ly the same as the man who bucks the old shell game. Hence unless I can convince you from your calm business sense of the desirability of maintaining such an organization, in your present situation, without anv ficticious fertilizer, I shall con sider that I have failed in what 1 am trying to do. Two Extremes. "Most of you men have seen two real estate men in the same citv or that he sees. The other is in his office most of the time, figuring cal- cu and the school bell. liither of wen are necessary to the other and them must be heard to be of ryiv 'ating, planning. Lach of these ou ,e A a a I h'wsell. He calls him a hot air its arrival on Tuesday, Jan. 5. the merchant, a dreamer, but he has household of H. H. Jolin, because been content to take the business ja boy was needed to complete the know it. At the end of 25 eaIs work, the wan who did the olTlce work is much the richer, but owes his success largely to the rustling ability of the other kind of a wan. He does not admit it even whicll has been family circle. Herb says the boy may not be able to succeed his fath er in the pitcher's box this year, but that if his voice keep develop- other man has much less money, nig he will be able to put his uncle out of commission as a rooster. probably has far the greater num- created, and has laid it to his own business sagacity that lie has made a success. The hut he is far better known, and BORDER MOV ED NORTHWARD Rumor From Montana Caus ing Much Comment. The Free Press lias received sev eral enquiries from Saskatchewan readers regarding rumors of pro posed changes in the bouudarv line between western Canada ami the and the I 'nitcd States. One of the enquirer says the proposed change has been the subject of much talk all along the southern boundary of Saskatchewan, and opinion on the Canadian side of the line was that a 20mile strip from the Great Lakes to the Pacific was to be ex changed for territory in Maine. Foundation for the rumor is giv en in the following neivs article printed by the Scobev, Mont., Sen tinel, on December IS, a copy of which was forwarded by a Free Press reader at Tuella, Sask.: "A telegraghic dispatch received in Scobev this morning from Wash ington says the boundary line be tween United States and Canada has been altered 25 miles to the north, thus taking in that much Canadian territory into the United States. This ^alteration does not extend the whole length of the boundary, hut only from the Pa cific Coast to the Great Lakes. in Scobev for the past four months that United States surveyors were quietly at work surveying a new boundary. No one felt sure of the outcome, although it was known that the matter wa- under way be tween the two countries. I his is the The news does not come altogeth er as a surprise, it has been known fill temporally the position of tmai judgement ol dispute of long standing, having dated back to lS4o and the years that followed. The American gov ernment at that time demanded that the boundary be located to take iu the terrirory that the final adjustment gives us. Kngland would not consent and it looked as if war would be declared. The Democrats of that time used that as their political thunder and the expression 'Fifty-four Forty or Fight' was common, It was filial ly settled on the 49th parallel and has remained soto the present time, This will mean a big tiling for Scobev, as it will mean that much more business that will rightfully belong on this side of the boundary and a large part of this will nat urally come to Scobev. Just what effect it will have on the hundreds of Canadian homesteaders, and vhether they will become ipso facto are details that will undoubtedly have to be agreed upon by the two countries." Manitoba Free Press. hero! personal friends. nient, the other man could not have done business, while the fiist wan would have been almost as well as he was without the second wan at all. Community Dividends. '"You have living within the circle of your influence and trade territory a certain number of peo ple. They make up in fact a com munity corporation. The interest of each stockholder are just as posi tive as the stockholders of a bank. (Continued on second page) naturalized American citizens, ^'"''-st. Hochstetter ol St. Paul, is (iillicult to figure out. These' A-a niattei of latt these t\xo.Qf |, men vpresent the extieme ol what .( AT THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOL. A party of young people from Sisseton, chaperoned by r. I Agency. Mr. Jas. H. Miller, examiner of inheritance, and his st.eno grapher, Mr. Homer Johnson, have returned from a few week's' visit at their respective homes and are now at their post of duty at lie agency. Mrs. Miller re mained lor an extended visit, with relatives in Kansas. Ma jor Iv I). Mossman and his force of clerk's made their month ly trip to Vehlen yesterday. Mr. P. Ii. Crawford, the school farmer, is sulTering with a severe attack of neuralagia and has been confined to his room for several days. Miss Margaret Otto of Sisse ton came Monday of last week- to intermediate teacher, third and fourth grades, made vacant by the resignation of Miss Minnie Tucker. On account of the gas plant, being out of order no chapel ser-! vices were held Sunday night an( mi night Out- Of- Town Wedding. Friends are in receipt of cards announcing the marriage of Miss Minnie A. w*th not been for the publicity depart-' lace. Her white tulle veil was at classes on .\] 0IU iy nig it gt. 1 There is much sickness among the Indians on the reservation this winter. Miss Augclitie Campbell, dau ghter of Daniel Campbell, and an ex-pupil of this school and also of Pipestone, Minn., died last Friday night, Jan. 8 at the home of her parents of tuberculosis. The funeral services were con ducted by Rev. P. II. Birbou the following Sunday at St. James Chapel. were had Mr. Asa Slow has been ap pointed teamster at the school. The crop of weather lambs sold by the school this year av eraged 100 lbs apiece. Ice is now being put up at the agency for the use of the agency employees during the summer. Arrangements are nearly com pleted for the Indian Farmers Institutes to beheld this spring on the reservation. There will be several out of town speakers and a series of ten meetings will be held. Tucker, a l'otner member of the faculty of ssl on ndian School, to Mr. Tll,! Volkszietimg" of ,IU sa ^he wllich U,uk vnesti 1 everv community is made up of. j0f Rev. K. Workentien. pastor I In this example given, the one man cf the German Church of St. represents the publicity department I'aul. J.ho two ring service Was and the other the credit depart-! used. went. It will be recognized at a I 1 he bride wore a lovely gown glance that the division of burden white crepe de chine trimmed between them is unfair. If it had Nv,|dding ^'-e white ehifion and shadow caught with brides roses in cap effect and she carried a shower bouquet of brides roses and lil lies of the valley. She was at tended by Miss Anna Gohsen who was handsomely gowned in pink chiffon and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses. The groom wore the conven tional black and was attended by Mr. Lehrer N. C. liadtke. Following the ceremony a seven course wedding dinner was served at the Hotel St. Paul. No. 30 The bride is a graduate of the Tomah High School, Torna, Wis. She attended Business College Vaul and stu and Mrs. D. 13. Mahoney, spent Agatha Conservatory. She a very pleasant evening last week taught one year at White Earth, with the Misses Brown at the died art at the Minn- and for the last three years has been an instructor in the Sisseton Indian School at Sisseton, S. I.). Mr. Uockstetter came to America front Germany in Jan. 1It)7. He was on the staff of the ''Volks!'round" in Appleton, Wis. and later on the stall' of the "Sun" in Waiikegon. 111. He is now circulation manager of the "Volk szietung." Mr. and Mrs. Hochstetter left for a short trip to western Minne sot.aand oil their return will be at home to their frievds at 767 South Smith Ave." YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED Mrs. Ii. Morton is leaving today for Lake City, where she will join the her husband, and where they will make their future home. Mr. ?r Miss Lena Flescli, daughter of Mrs. Barney Flescli, of Window, Roberts county, was married today to John R. Baker, of this city. The marriage took place at'Sisseton after which the newly weds left for eastern |X)ints, to be absent two or three weeks. They will then re turn to Browns Valley wh^re they will make their home, Mr. Baker having recently purchased a re sidence property here. This young couple, just embark ing upon the matrimonial voyage are well and favorably known, and their many friends join with the Tribune in wishing them every success in life. Browns Valley Tribune. Albert 1 Ivrried commissioner district, went to Sisseton Monday to take his place on the board at the session Tues day. Mr. 1 wl horn this Ierried succeeds M. L. Michel..on who will retire with a record he can well be proud of. During his term as commissioner Mr. Michelson has been loyal to his part of the country without de triment to any other part, he has been broad minded and eminently fair to all interests. Being a good business man the county has pro fitted by his judgement and ability. It is with genuine regret that the people loose his services. Hissuc tessor Mr. Herriedis also a good business farmer and those who know him have every confidence that he will make a fair and im partial official. —Summit Ivdcqend ent. Morton will open a drug store at Lake City as soon as the building is completed now under construct- pla.ee Wednesday ion. Mrs. Morton who has been Wednesday evening, Dec. HU: I employed at Stavig Bros. Depart "A wedding of much interest went Store here for the past year, was celebrated last evening at I has made many friends who will o'clock when Miss Minnie regret to see her leave, but wishes Aloise Tucker became the bride I her and her husband success and Hochstetter. The prosperity in their new home. .,Jlnony took" place at the home j—Rosholt Review. Its the time now to get anew automobile license. Beginning with January 1, all cars being op erated are supposed to have a [new license number, one of the new 1915 design, and unless the owner lias a new license number, or a receipt showing he has paid his money for one, he will be liable to prosecution under the law. S.W. Burdine of the Summit Signal has purchased the Ortley Outlook plant, and will get out both the Signal and Outlook from the plant at Ortley. Dr. F. J. Maw, Ey?Specialist Milbank. S. D., will be at the Hotel Commercial on Feb. 5th Dr. Maw comes well recommended by the best citizens of Milbank.