PIBRR8, B. D.
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,
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
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
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
to lend on
at lowest rate.
The Old Reliable
First National Bank
Sisseton, S. D.
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.
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
Sometime ago Szepaniak lost
his farm by a mortgage forclos
ure to Igelstad, and last winter
was notified to vacate the premi
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
Found—Ladies belt. Call at
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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
New Wall Paper
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.
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
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
Our baseball teams have been
,loiu faithfully training the last week
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
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