Department of Ilietor,
Will he Held at Sisseton Be
ginning June 15 Until 26.
The annual Summet- School
and Teachers' Institute will be
held in Sisseton beginning either
June 15 or 16 and running until
2ti. Ex-state Superintendent M.
M. Ramer will conduct the In
stitute and will be assisted by an
efficient corps of instructors.
Mr. Ramer is a man who has
spent his life in the interest of
the schools of South Dakota and
is held in high regard by those
who know his work. For that
reason he has been assigned the
work in Didactics and School
Miss Ella M. Probst of Minne
apolis and Principal of the Lake
Harriet school in that city will
have work in Primary Methods,
Music and Drawing. She comes
to us very highly recommended
and is by no means new in in
Supt. Guthrie of the city
schools will again have charge of
the work in History and Civics.
introduction to the
teachers of the county neither
does he need any recommenda
tion for his work speaks for
Mr. J. L. Thomas who lias
been an instructor in the Ne
braska Agricultural College will
have the work in Agriculture,
Physical Geography and Physio
logy. He is a man of several
years experience in different
lines of school work and knows
the need of agricultural instruc
tion in our rural schools and his
work will be practical as well as
interesting to the teachers.
Mr. W. S. Rupe, platform
manager for the Chautauqua and
who gave such splendid satisfac
tion as an instructor last year
will be with us again and give
work in Reading, Grammar and
Literature. We are very fortu
nate in having his service again
this year and we will welcome
The faculty has been chosen
from a long list of applicants
and we feel that there will be no
disappointments in the selection
that has been made. The suc
cess of the institute is the only
thing that has been considered
in making the choice of the in
structors. Roberts county
teachers have a treat in store for
them from June 15 to 26.
Fatal Accident of Little Girl.
A sad accident occurred at the
August Bladow home northeast
of this city Tuesday morning
when their little 3- year old
daughter, Lizzie, tell into a vat
of boiling soap and was burned
so badly that she died last even
ing from her injuries.
Playing near a large kettle of
boiling soft soap, the little one in
some manner lost her balance
and plunged into the hot mix
ture. Dr. McDonell was sum
moned and did what he could to
relieve her sufferings, but the
burns were too severe and she
passed away 36 hours after the
The parents are almost frantic
with grief, although no blame
can be attached to anyone for
the unfortunate accident.
During a severe electric storm
last Thursday, August Anderson
a young farmer southwest of
Milbank was struck by light
ning and instantly killed while
doing chores about the barn.
OLD SETTLER DEAD
P. K. Englunddied at his home
southwest of Rosholt on Thurs
day, April 15th, 1915. He had
been in poor health for a long
time. Peter Englund was born
in 1858 at Halsingland, Sweden
and was therefore 57 years of
age at the time of his death. He
came to this country in 1*85 and
worked at his trade, that of a
carpenter and builder in the vi
cinity of Minneapolis for a num
ber of years. When the Sisse
ton and Wahpeton Reservation
was opened he joined in the rush
secured a good farm and lias
been a resident here ever since
Mr. Euglund was a man of
strong character and honest con
victions, the type of man which
is always needed in a new coun
try, where hardships and self
denial are required in the trans
formation of the wilderness to
the garden. He was buried at
Wheaton on April 18th, under
the auspices of the I.O. O. P.
Lodge of which he had been a
member for many years. —White
Summit to Have Electric Lights.
Summit Work on the new
Summit Municipal electric light
and waterworks plant will begin
shortly, bids having been let this
week for the machinery and ap
paratus. The Des Moines Bridge
& Iron Works was awarded the
contract for the 100 feet stand
pipe and 40,000 gallon tank, the
laying of mains and furnishing
of hydrants, etc., for the water
works system at a bid of.$0,690.
On the electric lighting plant
apparatus, there was more of a
division. Fairbanks, Morse &
Co. of St. Paul, was awarded the
contract for the engine and
pump at $1,387.23: the contract
for the generator and other ma
chinery was let to H. B. Holden
for $2,208.73 while the contrect
for the erection of the power
plant proper and the setting of
poles and stringing of wires will
be let later. There were 14 bid
Celebration at New Efflngton.
New Effington—With a little
paraphrasing, it will be virtually
"Over the Mountains to Eids
void" here on May 17th, exten
sive plans being underway here
for a big celebration on that day,
the anniversary of the signing of
the declaration of independence
by Norway, which celebrated
here from the rule of Denmark.
The Farmers' and Merchants'
association has charge of the ar
rangements, and plans are now
being made to entertain the
largest crowd of Norwegians
ever congregated in this part of
A big parade, public speaking,
music, dancing and all kinds of
sports and entertainment are
being planned, while one or
a a a
staged during the day between
teams from this section of the
Now Effington already has
gained considerable reputation
as a hostess, but this event will
surpass all others in its magni
Well Driller Has Hand Crushed
Roslyn—While finishing up on
the new 400 foot city well here,
Will Magnus, Jr., who had charge
of the work, met with a painful
accident which may result in the
loss of his left hand. While
working in the tower of his
drilling machine, he caught his
left hand in the gearing in some
manner, mashing several bones
of his hand.
of about $800.
Sisseton Weekly Standard
SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. IX, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 191.
BIG FIRE AT PEEVER
Entire Block Destroyed Early Saturday
A fire of unknown origin which started in the postoftice
at- iihout one o'clock this morning, completely destroyed the
southwest business block of our city, entailing loss of about
1 he fire was discovered by Swen Anderson, who immedi
ately rang the fire bell, but by the time help arrived the fire
had gained such headway, that hope of saving the building
was abandoned and all efforts were directed to trying to
save as much of the contents as possible.
1 he Peever Auto Garage saved some of their tools, and
the cars stored therein, about fifteen in number, were all
saved. The loss on same was about $8,500 with $1,800 in
surance. They will rebuild as soon as possible.
Bassett and Pierson, who conducted a farm implement
business in the J. Steltf re building, saved some of their stock
and carried some insurance. Their loss was about $2,000.
There was no insurance on the building, which was valued
at about $1,500.
Postmaster F. E. Dudeck's building and contents were a
total loss. He carried $-100 insurance and sustained a
I he S. I I. Renville pool and lunch room were next. Asa
Sweetccrn owned the building, which was valued at $2,000
and on which $S00 insurance was carried. S. II. Renville
and S, L. Finley owned the contents, valued at $1,500 and
carried no insurance.
1 he 1'. L. Parratt resturant, building was owned by Casey
ct Murray and was insured. The loss was about $1,500.
ere was no insurance on the contents which were owned
by Mr. Parrott and which were practically all lost.
8. H. Renville owned the building occupied by The Pee
ver Pilot and valued same at $1,500, insurance $800. The
loss to The Pilot plant was about $1500. and was insured
Jürgens & Beck, general merchants, sustained the largest
loss. They valued the building at $3,000 and the stock at
$14,000. The insurance on the building and stock was
$7,000. Considerable goods were carried out, but a large
part was ruined by fire and water. They will rebuild at
The First State Bank saved most of the fixtures, but their
handsome buildihg which was completed only a few months
ago was destroyed. Their loss was about $2,000 and they
carried insurance. Mr. Rice stated that they would rebuild
This is the second large fire we have sustained in a little
over a year, the first cleaning the block just north of this
and both could easily have been saved with the aid of only
a small waterworks plant. The city voted on issuing bonds
for fire protection only last summer and the project was
defeated, more by a lack of interest than of opposition.
While some of the buildings will be rebuilt it is doubtful if
the block will be replaced for some time and it is a serious
blow to our city.
Valiant efforts were made to save as much of the contents
as possible, but it was very discouraging to be forced to see
the buildings burn one after another for the want of a little
fire protection.—Peever Pilot.
Will Re-build Whole Block.
Plans are being perfected to replace the business block
that was destroyed by fire Saturday morning, with hand
some fire proof buildings. I he Peever J-arage plans to
commence work in a few days on a new brick garage to be
erected on the old site and work will be rushed on some.
J. Steftlre intends to rebuild his impliment building and
will use fire proof material throughout.
F. E. Dudeck is figuring on a new brick post office to be
erected at once on the old site.
Solon LaBatte will probably erect a pool hall and lunch
room on the site of the old Peever Club room and will put
up a substantial building.
S. H. Renville says he is figuring on a cement building to
replace the one formerly occupied by the Pilot office.
Jürgens fc Beck will replace their store building with
handsome brick structure which will be a big improvement.
The First State Bank is getting out plans for a brick bank
building on the corner and when these improvements are
completed we will have a business block that would be a
credit to a city much larger than Peever.
Our business men are all optomistic in regard to the future
and have much faith in the people
Child Thrown From Train.
Fearing that her a
would be killed before she could
reach him, drove Straeiotto Lu
gia, a Swiss woman, violently in
sane Tuesday and she hurled
her --year-old child from the
window of the Milwaukee's
Olympian Hier three miles east
of ISowdle while the train was
speeding forty live miles an hour.
Passengers crowded around
the woman and prevented her
from throwing her other child,
nine months old, through the
same window. The train was
stopped and when the crew pick
ed up the child it was crying but
apparently not fatally hurt. How
the chiid escaped without being
instantly killed is regarded as a
The woman was on her way
from Elk River, Idaho, to New
York, where she intended to
join her husband, who left the
United States several months
ago- She is now in the custody
of authorities at Aberdeen.-—
Killed By Jumping From Auto.
Canton—Elmer, the lour year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W
Erbes of this place, was killed
Thursday afternoon under rather
peculiar circumstances. He and
his older brother were riding on
the running board of an automo
bile belonging to and driven by
Mozart Skartvedt. They had
been playing around the ice
house where Mr. Startvedt had
gone for some ice, and as he had
to pass the Erbes home, he of
fered to let the children ride,
saying he would stop and let
them off. As he reached the
house, he slowed up, but before
he could stop, both the Erbes
boys jumped, the younger one
striking his head on the ground
so hard that a concussion of the
brain resulted, death following
Waubay Fire Loss $50,900
Waubay—A final estimate of
the damage and insurance result
ing from the disaatrous fire here
Wednesday evening, when the
business section of the town ly
ing east of Main street was total
ly destroyed, having been made
up, showing a total loss of ap
proximately §50,900 with a total
insurance of $42,000.
The loss and insurance is divi
ded as follows:
K. S. Goodell's Variety store—
Stock, $4,000 insurance, $2,500.
Joseph Marshall—Building, $3,
000 insurance, S1,1100.
P. M. Englehardt— Hardware
stock, $10,000 insurance $10,000.
Building, $4,000 insurance, $2,
Harry & John's Cash store—
Stock, $4,000 insurance $2,500.
Mrs. Clara Way land—Building,
$3,000 insurance, $2,000.
Louis Weiwer's general store
Stock', $12,000 insurance, $G,
000. Building, $4,000 insurance,
Jorgenson & Strom— Stock,
$500, no insurance. J. Elke—
Building,$1,500 insurance $1000.
Carl A. Bosley—Meat stock,
$500 insurance, $500.
L. S. Babcock received a mes
sage Thursday of the death of
his father S. B. Babcock at Min
neapolis. The Babcock family
left Thursday evening to attend
the funeral. Mr. Babcock was
84 years of age and was in good
health, the fore part of the week,
but died very suddenly.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rickert
departed yesterday for a few
days stay in Minneapolis
Took Heroic Steps to End
A. C. Helm, serving four years
in the penitentiary, terminated
his term of imprisonment Tues
day morning when he leaped
head foremost into one of the
machines used in the twine plant
and was instantly killed.
It was between 8 and 10 o'clock
when the men were busy with
their work, when Helm turned
to one of his fellow workmen
and simply remarked, "Here I
go." With no further warning
he leaped into the machinery
and the top of his head waa
ground to pieces and he receiv
ed other injuries to the arms and
upper part of his body before
the machinery could be stopped.
Coroner Trepanier and Sheriff
Carleton were notified and they
both visited the scene of the
bloody tragedy. While there is
no question as to Helm having
committed suicide Coroner Tre
panier decided that an inquest
was necessary to keep the re
cords straight and A. J. Yeager,
Lewis Koehler and A. S. Pad
dock were summoned as jurors
and the hearing took place on
Helm was convicted of the
charge of manslaughter in Stan
ley county and was sentenced to
four years in the penitentiary
and had only been an inmate of
that institution a matter of weeks
when he committed the rash act
which ended his life.
For some time past he had
been acting grouchy and some
of the fellow prisoners and the
guards thought the brooding
over his imprisonment was af
fecting his mind. However a
letter was found which he aimed
to send to his wife, who lives in
Iowa, which indicates that his
actions were a part of his plan
to secure his freedom. He sug
gested in the letter to his wife if
he could get transferred to the
asylum at Yankton he could
easily make his escape.
His wife has been notified of
his tragic death.—Argus Leader.
Yesterday the Board elected
elected Mr. Guthrie, superinten
tendent of the Sisseton, South
Dakota, schools as Mr. Hagen's
successor. Mr. Guthrie is a
graduate of the University of
Michigan and has taken a special
course in pedagogy at the same
institution. He has had several
years of experience in public
school work in Iowa and South
Dakota and comes highly recom
mended. He had been offered
the superintendency of the
Breckenridge schools, but pre
ferred to accept the position in
the schools of this city.—The
Glenwood, (Minn) Herald.
At a meeting of the school board
Tuesday evening Mr. James Oliver
was elected teacher of the upper
grades, including the first year high
school, and Mr. Ezra Lewis teacher
of the intermediate grades. The
primary teacher has not yet been
chosen Steve Motis went to
Sisseton Tuesday to get a county
road grader which the county com
missioners have provided for use
on the roads in this vicinity. Steve
has been appointed official road
dragger, which is a guarantee that
the work will be well done. New
Effington should feel rather grate
ful for the priveldege thus granted
by the county commissioners. The
county not only furnishes the grad
er but pays a man for operating it,
—New Effington Record.
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