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of Hlit#W NEW COUNCIL HASTHE REIIIS New Mayor and Council in Charge of City Affairs. Monday evening Mayor Cas per Kennedy and Councilmen Allingham, Theis, Arrowsmith took the oath of office and are now duly authorized City dads. After the new council had set tled down to business Mayor Kennedy made the following ap pointments for the ensuing year: City Auditor, John L. Spack man City Attorney, John W. Barrington Chief of Police, Ar thur Jackson Night Watch, Nels Nelson Supt. of Waterworks, H. L. Cortelyou Finance Com mitte: Harris, Parker, Allingham Streets and Alleys Committee: Theis, Allingham, Parker Pur chasing Committee: Arrowsmith Theis, Erickson Water Com mision: Erickson, Harris, Arrow- smith Official papers: Sisseton Standard and Courant. It was decided to grade the street to the cemetery, the work to be completed by May 30th. Council adjourned to 10 o'clock Tuesday, when bids were opened for the sale of sewer bonds. The bonds were sold to a Chi •eago company. Municipal Saloon at Aberdeen. A municipal saloon at Aber deen? This question will be put to the people of the city if the license forces should win the contest which they are contem plating. Several or the Absr deen prominent citizens are in terested in this proposition and action will be taken im mediately, the court decides the election in favor of the "wets." Petitions have been prepared asking for a special election to vote on the proposition of a muni cipal saloon, and will be circulat ed immediately if the "wets" secure a decision at the hands of court. Those back of the movement favor the municipal saloon, from which the profits will go to the city, rather than the large num ber of saloons as now exists, and which will exist in case the con test is decided in favor of the "wets." It is claimed by those who have made an investigation that the entire indebtedness of the city can be paid oil' in four years from the profits of a mu nicipal saloon, and they claim that if liquor must be sold at re tail in Aberdeen, the profits had better go into the coffers of the city. I 1 I 1 I I I I 1 I I 1 1 $100,000 to lend on FARMLANDS at lowest rate. The Old Reliable First National Bank Sisseton, S. D. SISSETON This municipal saloon would be placed into operation in the same manner as in Lemmon and Len nox, where saloons of this kind have been operated at a great profit to those municipalities. Aberdeen citizens who are favoring the movement, if the city goes wet, are of the opinion that the proposition would carry by a large majority. The saloon would be under regulations of the city, and subject to a most rigid scrutiny. It was emphati cally stated by one of those in terested today that in case Aberdeen is declared wet, a municipal saloon will be started. —Daily News. Mrs, H- Allison Dies in Minnesota. Edward, Minn.—Mrs. Herbert Allison who was recently report ed as in the last stages of con sumption and together with her family, in destitute circumstan ces, died Saturday morning at the sanatorium at Otter Tail lake to which place she was taken a couple of weeks ago. Clara Leona Gilbert was born in White Rock, S. v.. about 1HSÜ and as a young child moved to Erl berg with her parents where she lived until about seven years ago when they moved to Fergus Falls. She was married in 1U09 to Herbert Allison and lived in Orwell. Last fall the family moved to Friberg, taking up their residence in a dilapidated vacant shack there' Mrs. Allison was buried in theTonseth Ceme tery Tuesday afternoon, where the funeral services were held. She leaves a husband and a four year old daughter, who was re cently taken to the state school at Owatonna, to mourn her loss. Charged With Setting Fire to House. Grenville— Lawrence Szepan iak and son John were arrested here yesterday and taken to Webster where they will stand trial on the charge of arson. It is alleged that the two men set tire to the farm nouse belonging to Walter Igelstad of Minne apolis. Sometime ago Szepaniak lost his farm by a mortgage forclos ure to Igelstad, and last winter was notified to vacate the premi ses 011 or before April 1. On the latter date, after the family had removed their goods from the building, the house burned to the ground. Suspicion point ed to arson, and State Fire Marshal S E. Gratis investigated the proposition the arrest re sulting. Found—Ladies belt. Call at Standard office. RAPID GROWTH OS r. 8 V. LIE Towns Sprnig up Within a Year After Road Started. An idea of the rapid growth of towns in the Dakotas is most forcibly gained through an in vestigation of the rapid develop ment along the Fairmount & Veblen road thru the northern part of this county. Where a year ago there there was naught but virgin prairie land one sees thriving towns, all vieing with one another to be come the largest and most in ttuential. Rosholt, New Effing ton and Claire City are pushing each other hard. Rosholt and New Effington each have several general stores and all other branches of mercantile lines, and all except Claire City have secured a drug store. The sound of carpenters' ham mers an4 saws are to be heard all day long in all of the towns along this line, business blocks, store buildings and residences going up as if by magic and it is expected that when the building season closes this fall that all of the towns will be well organized to take care of the business of their respective communities. This Line taps one of the rich est agricultural communities in the state. Heretofore farming has been limited, owing to the almost prohibitive cost of market ing. Now with a railroad run ning through this section, vast tracts of land are being turned over and put into crop. Soil con ditions are ideal, owing to the large amount of moisture during the spring,and everything points to a most prosperous year. Contracts Let for School Building. Veblen—Contracts have been let for a new school building here which promises to be the largest and best equipped in any town of this size in this sec tion of the state. The building will be 51x70, the basement be ing fitted with a large gymnasi um, tlie second lloor comprising four large class rooms, while the third Moor will be occupied by two large class rooms with a capacity of 50 pupils each and a large auditorium seating upward to 100. It is proposed to have the building completed and ready for the opening of the fall ses sion. The structure will be of pressed brick with stone trim mings, fire proof throughout. A Long and Honorable Service. Sisseton Weekly Standard ROBERTS COUNTY, S. D., FRIDAY, MAY 7 Last Wednesday the 2wth inst. as Ed Phelan was getting aboard No. 4 on his usual trip, lie called out, "It is just J2 years ago to day that I commenced my work here in Milbankas road master." This is a pretty good stretch of time to look back over, while at one job, and it speaks something for both Mr. Phelan and the company. The former has seen the H. & I). road develop from a poorly equipped western branch line into an important section of one of the great transcontinental, rail roads with equipment, ac commodations and traffic equal if not superior to any of the great lines of railroad in the country. Mr. Phelan may well refer to his long service with something of pride in his thot and the company can congratu late itself on having had for so many years a faithful and effi cient employee.—Milbank Her ald-Advance. MARRIED AT WILMOT A shy young couple got oil the north bound train Wednesday morning accompanied by a rev erend looking gentleman who apparently had the pair in charge fearing they might walk into an open well or be run over and tramped down by the traffic on main street— for love is blind they say. By the aid of the minister, who later proved to be Rev. A. L. Wold of Minneapolis, the couple found their way to the Merchants Hotel, where the minister secured permission to unite them in the holy bonds of matrimony. The hotel parlor was ottered for the occasion and the happy event was solemnized with nothing to mar it but the titter of the hotel girls who were witnessing the performance through the mirror of the buffet, unseen by the contracting par ties. To make the nuptial tie legal in every respect Dan Eyre was pressed into service to per form the duties of best man and Mrs. 11. T. Gregg consented to act as the other witness. The reverend gentleman returned to Minneapolis 011 the noon train and the young couple who are now Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Lock rem of Sisseton, boarded the six o'clock north.—Wilmot Re publican. GRAIN COMING FINE. Grain never looked better at this season of the year. While seeding started late, the weather has been so favorable ever since that grains of all kinds started tln-ough the ground at once. Old farmers state that never in their experience have they known grain to sprout any quicker. Trees are leafing' out, the grass is growing luxuriantly, and South Dakota has never had a more prosperous appearance at this season of the year. Mr. Burke has Earned a Rest. Huronite: Ex- Congress man 1 Burke passed through Sioux Falls last week on his way home at Pierre. Mr. Burke's imme diate plans contemplate a fishing expedition and beyond that he has no scheme of action laid out. Probably Mr. Burke has want ed to go fishing for many years, but being a public servant, ho could not take the time to sit I down beside the water and aban don hiinsell to the luxurious laziness of a bout with the tinny game of the aquaeous depths. Being relieved of the public burden, his first thought is a re creation, and alter that desire is sated he will begin to consider the business of unofficial life. Mr. Burke has earned the rest that just now looms largely along the horison of his immediate fu ture. If he fishes as well as he has served the public, he will bring home a large string. THAT'S ME. Two ladies met a boy one day his legs were briar scratched, His doilies were blue, but a nut brown hue marked the place where his pants were patched. They bubbled with joy at the blue clad boy with his spot of nuthrown hue. "Why didn't you patch with a color to match?" they chuckled, "Why not with blue.?" Come, don't be coy, my blue brown boy, speak out!" and they laughed with glee And he blushed rose-red, while he bashfully said "That ain't no patch that's me!" Carl Saterback and Alfred Rustan were in the city on busi ness Saturday. STORE ROBBER CAUGHT Along the latter part of March the hardware store of Ed Savage at Summit was broken into and robbed of a large number of knives, razors and revolvers. Mr. Savage did not report the matter to the sheriff until a few days ago, as he suspected cer tain parties of doing the deed. Suspicion pointed strongly to J0I111 Harnett, a young man of that community, and Friday Sheriff Minder was requested to go to a farm South of Peever where Harnett was working and search the premises- Minder was informed by the young man's employer that lie had noticed him having several knives and razors. Minder was armed with a search warrant and went through the young man's room, finding practically everything taken from the store. Harnett owned up to the deed, says he was alone, and glad he is caught, as the few days spent in jail has already taught him a lesson. He has given bail to appear in district court. Husband Comes to Meet Wife Peter Stadiotto, husband of the woman who tossed her little baby out of the car window on Tuesday, arrived here this mor ning from Elk River, Ida., and will leave this evening, accom panied by his wife and two chil dren, for Elk River, their home. Mrs. Stadiotto, since the ar rival of her husband, has entire ly recovered from her dementia, and it is expected that she will be alright now. She was great ly surprised when her husband appeared at the hospital to visit her. She was sure that he had they will remain for the present. —Aberdeen American. been killed and could hardly be- store for you. Watch for them, lieve that he was alive. "Solly" Spiggat and all the Since his arrival she appears' children, yes, even Ptolemy are to be in good mental condition busy and you'll laugh 011 May 21 and remembers all about throw- if you never laughed before. Senior ing the baby from the window. Class Play, "The Hoodoo." She claimed that the conductor Miss Mildred Hicks, winner of on the train and the porter were the home declamatory contest, left going to kill her children and eat 1 Thursday noon for Aberdeen to them, and she threw the baby participate in the district contest out of the window to save its life. I there Friday night. She was ac- The baby seems to be uninjur-j companied by Miss Detert, to ed, although it is probably some- whose untiring efforts her success what bruised. It has a few 1 is partially due. Mildred is an en scratches on its forehead, but thusiastic worker and we feel that otherwise seems unharmed. The she will represent us well. couple and their children will The community is doubtless all leave this evening on the Olym- ticipating a rare treat in the musi pian for their Idaho home, where Cal Do you need a new set of furniture for your home? Get it. It will make you happy—it will make your wife proud and happy—and your children will be deliriously happy Now who wouldn't spend a few dollars to add that much joy to the home? We are stocked right up to the limit—and have the finest selections in furniture ever offered in this community New Furniture, New Rugs, New Curtains, New Wall Paper No. ID Big High School Events! Surely Sisseton's victory over the Huron High School last Friday night was 110 minor event. The past record of the Huron High is well known and the fact that Sis seton has put out a debating team that can defeat what is without doubt one of the strongest in the state is something of which we mav well be proud. Laura Stavig, Alfred Strand, and Lloyd Peterson represented Sisseton High in the best debate that has yet been held and they have set a standard this year which surely should be an incentive for a winning debating team in the years to come. Laura Stavig, despite her hav had a serious nervous breakdown the night before, stood her ground with a firmness that told surely and finally in the decision Alfred Strand was there with the calnx but unflinching manner which has told in debate before and Lloyd Peterson wound up tue debate for Sisseton adding much to the argu ment for the Monroe Doctrine, which literally raised mountains before tue visiting team. On May 14 the Sisseton team will debate at Sioux Falls for the state championship. Enthusiasm runs high and spontaneous ex pressions and demonstrations are not at all rare! Nine rahs for the team! Boost for Sisseton High! The last days of school are at hand pandemonium reigns su preme—orations, social functions, exams, baseball, debate and class play—all must have their due at tention. Our baseball teams have been ,loiu faithfully training the last week alK' we have some good games in program, May 7th. Dr. Harris of Wilmot was in is a guest of her si/ »r Mrs. IT. B. Sisseton on business Monday. Carter. Here Is Happiness for You Miss Pearl Wilson of Vermillion New Window Shades T. W. CAHILL HIGH-GRADE FURNITURE