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c. n. Hi uncut of I jbtdfgt CONFESSES TO ROBBING Mill John Dahl, Mail Clerk, Con fesses to Taking Registries. Following a severe cross ex amination at the hands of feder al inspectors, John Dahl, mail clerk on the Faith branch of the Milwaukee road, confessed yes terday to having robbed the mail car on that line of live reg istered packages, valued at $1, 010, last Saturday morning and to framing a story which would cast suspicion on some unknown party. Dahl, who made his head quarters at Mobridge, and who had charge of the mail car on the Faith branch, was brought to this city last evening by Post office inspectors George H. Drake and Robert S. Griggs of St. Paul, who were assigned by the government to investigate the case. He was placed in the county jail toawaitfurther action in the matter. The Faith mail car was broken into Saturday morning about 10:30 o'clock, supposedly while Dahl was at the Columbian No. 17, securing the registered pack ages for the Faith line, The window to the mail car door was smashed and by the lifting of the latch on the inside the door was opened. A drawer in a desk, which was locked, had been broken and Ave packages were taken. For a time Dahl was above suspicion and the robbery baffled the authorities. Later circum stances developed that Dahl knew something more about the robbery. He was placed under a severe cross examination by the inspectors, with the result that he confessed to breaking the window in the car door and the lock on the drawer, after wards taking the packages and placing them in hiding. He said tie did the job in this way to make the authorities believe I some other person committed the crime. I Later he took the inspectors to the place where he hid the pack $ ages. Two of the packages were 1 valued at $1,010 and these were 3 found intact. The other three I of less value, it is said, were destroyed. At the time of of the robbery I Dahl was not suspected in the least. He had always borne a 4 good reputation and was a quiet 1 sort of fellow. He was a good workman and was trusted to the utmost. Dahl is 29 years old. j. He was born in Minneapolis, but moved to North Dakota with his parents while a small boy. |'His parents reside at Cathay, N. D., at this time Dahl is a student of physical culture and possesses quite a library of books on this |j subject. He is not married. It is expected that his case will be the subject of an investigation by the grand jury daring the present term. Until after the investigation he will be kept in the county jail. John E. Dahl, the mail clerk on the Faith branch of the Mil waukee, who confessed to steal ing several registered letters was indicted on the charge of having opened a registered pack Lage and took from $1,000 in cur |rency. Count one charges him ?ith opening a package sent by |ihe Aberdeen National bank of Iiis city to the Stock Growers State bank of Timber Lake, rbichwas registered, and which -^contained $1,000 in currency. Count two charges that he re moved from this letter the cur rency and that he stole the money. The indictment charges that he did this on May 1. 1915. Dahl entered a plea of guilty to both counts of the indictment. He pleaded guilty.—Sentenc ed to serve a year and a day at hard labor in the federal prison at Leavenworth. Aberdeen Daily News. FEDERAL COURT CASES. George Jugg of the Sisseton Wahpeton reservation, was in dicted on two counts charged with assult on Matthew Lugg on the Sisseton-Wahpeton reserva tion with intent to do great bodi ly harm. He pleaded not guilty. Jacob Huska was indicted for introducing liquor upon the Sis seton-Wahpeton reservation. He pleaded not guilty. Tom Mid bee, indicted on a similar charge, was given until Saturday to plead. Claim They Were Not There. The petit jury is still hearing evidence in the case of Guy Brandt, Eddie Crawford, and Albert One Road charged with a criminal assult upon 14-year-old Nellie Kampeska, an inmate of the Indian school at the Sisse seton- Wahpeton reservation. The prosecution concluded its testimony yesterday, and the de fense will finish early this morn ing. The defense is that Brandt, his cousin and two white girls were out riding at the time al leged assult is said to have taken place, while Crawford and One Road were attending a Y. M. C. A. meeting at the church, both returning home with their fam lies after the meeting. The cousin of Brandt and the two white girls were brought on to the stand in an effort to sup ply an alibi for Brandt. Among the witnesses testifying as to the whereabouts of the other two men was Rev. John Emerson pastor of the church at Sisseton agency at the time mentioned in the complaint, and now general missionary for the Indian as sociated churches in the Dakotas and Montana. Guy Brandt, Eddie Crawford and Albert One Road were found guilty. Sentenced to three years at hard labor in the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kansas, each.—Aberdeen Ameri can. Hands Over the Jingle. Pierre—The Adams Express company has paid its taxes to South Dakota, amounting to 81, 900, which were unpaid for sev eral years. The act of the late legislature providing specifically that all taxes of the various ex press companies should be paid at once is the occasion for this. For several years the companies have been refusing to pay taxes on the ground that they were as. sessed excessively. The Adams company is the first of the large companies to obey the new law. The farmers of Easter, Bryant and Grant townships recently pe titioned the commissioners of Roberts county for an appro priation of a sum of money to assist in improving the road from the iron monument along lake Traverse to a point where it intersects the Browns Valley and Sisseton road running east and west. We understand that the commissioners have decided to appropriate $1,000 for this work, and that operations will probably begin shortly. Mrs. J. H. Mead entertained a party at "500" Monday evening. MISSOURI RIVER CONSUMES BOATS Sisseton Weekly Standard SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. v., FRIDAY, Big Muddy is the Burying Place for many Steam Crafts St. Louis —The"mad Missouri1' from Fort Benton, Mont., to St. Louis is one vast burying ground for wrecked steamboats. The report of the Misso^i river commission made to con. gress in 1897 shows that in the palmy days of navigation, a period of about thirty years, the old Missouri swallowed up river crafts at the rate of something like one every month, According to the report of Captain H. Chittenden of that commission, made in 1897 (navi gation on the Missouri was practically suspended ten or fifteen years previous to that date) 295 river crafts have been lost while navigating the Mis souri. The report shows that navigation was driven from the Missouri river by loss of boats and the uncertainty of the busi ness as much or more than by the competition of the railroads. No figures are obtainable as to the value of the lost boats and their cargoes, but in dollars and cents the loss must have been enormous. Even now, half a century after some of these steamboats were lost, their wrecks can be seen along the banks, or sometimes they are found miles from the present stream. Two years ago the silver name plate of the old Stephen A. Bell was found out in a corn field ac cross the river from Omaha. The Bell was burned in 1859 while tied up at a wharf at Coun cil Bluffs. But where the river ran in those days is now a corn field. Another Missouri boat that burned while at Omaha was the City of Province. This was one of the fastest boats on the river, but late in the 70 s, while racing up from Nebraska City to Oma ha with a freighter, the Province caught fire. It was beached on the Iowa side of the stream. Several days ago Capt. Edward F. Thorp of Maple wood, Mo,, came to Omaha and attempted to locate the old wreck and recover G00 jugs of whiskey which were iost with the boat. He was un able to do so, however and the liquor, noxv very valuable be cause of its age, is still buried in the sands ol' some Iowa corn field. Five or six years ago there was recovered from an old wreck some miles below Omaha three barrels of whiskey. The boat which carried the whiskey was lost in the early sixties. It was covered up by the river and during a spring freshet was ex posed after half a century. The Urilda went down at Kate Sweeney Bend, S. D., in 1868. Her cargo was made up mostly of barrels of whiskey. Numer ous attemps were made to locate the wreck and recover the liquor but none was successful. The whiskey is buried somewhere along the Kate Sweeney Bend. The Kate Sweeney Bend got its name from the first boat that foundered there. In 1855 the boat Kate Sweeney was coming down the river from Fort Pierre bound for St. Louis. She was loaded with furs consigned to her owner, Pierre Chouteau of St. Louis. At the famous bend, however, she struck a snag and sank in five minutes in water that was thirty feet deep. There was MAY 14, 1915 never a cent's worth of salvage on the boat or cargo. The crew escaped. Two attempted to walk down to Sioux City and were massacred by Sioux Indians Several iiot into life boats and after many days pulled into St. Joseph, Mo., about 750 miles down the river. Ice was responsible for the wreck in HG7 of the Imperial, near Yankton, S. D. The Im perial grounded in the fall and the next spring when the ice broke up the boat was smashed to pieces. Some years ago the bell from the wrecked boat was in use at the Yankton high school and .called the pupils to "books'" all through the term. Near the same spot two years later the Antelope, a pretty tine passenger and freight boat, caught tire and burned. She was loaded with $38,000 worth of furs, which were being brought down from the North country. May 17th at New Effington, Arrangements for the grand cele bration here on Monday, May 17. have been going swiftly forward the past few days. One of the principal attractions of the day will be the speech by the the Honorable Peter Norbeck, lieu tenant governor of South Dakota. Mr. Norbeck is a splendid enter tainer and always pleases the crowd. A base ball game in the afternoon will prove another big attraction. Negotiations are under way to securt the Rosholt team. The home team is putting in a lot of practice and feel able to trounce anything outside the leagues. Street sports foot races, wheel barrow races, sack races, pie eating contests, etc., will fill in. In all probability the Claire City baud will be secured for the day. In the evening there will be a grand ball. Green's drug store will hold their annual soda fountain opening that day, with an orchestra playing all day, and carnation flowers for the ladies. All roads should lead to New Effington on May 17. There will be pleasure for all and and an op portunity of celebrating the day in a fitting manner.—New Effington Record. THE HUSTLER. I am the guy called printer's ink: 1 put hard times upon the blink My face is black as Erebus, But I'm a lively hustling cuss. I make men rich who once were poor I'm on the job, I am for sure. I get work for the lab'ring man And help to till his dinner can I aid girls who must earn their i'ved, I am the friend of all in need. I sell all things from pins to guns In cargoes of ten thousand ton. I'm on the job both night and «.lay, Away from work I never stay. I am "A 1" "O K" and "It," And 1 take a vacation —nit. I serve the smallas well as great (See Business Office for rate) I am the guy that brings the dough Just try me and you'll find it so. May 18, Peace and Arbitration Day May its lessons be not obliter ated at this time, when the pages of our press are filled with war and rumors of war in foreign lauds, and peace where there seems no endeavor to proclaim peace but let us with that faith in Him, the Ruler over all the earth fulfill His words, that there shall come a day when war fare shall cease and all tears be wired away. Mrs. H. Steele, Press Cor. C. HÜMMEL PASSES AWAY Former Sisseton Resident Dies at Princeton, Minn. It is with sincere regret that we chronicle the death of L. C. Hummel, which occurred at the Northwestern hospital yesterday shortly before noon. Mr. Hum- mel suffered an acute attack of ap- pendicits while in Minneapolis on Thursday evening of last week. A physician of that city was consul ted and he diagnosed the case to be merely stomach trouble. Mr. Hummel returned to Princeton the following evening and immediately entered the Northwestern hospital. Dr. Cooney advised that an opera tion be performed at once, but was prevailed upon by the patient to delay it until the following morn ing. When the operrtion was per formed it was very evident that there was slight chances of recov ery. The appendix had burst be fore the operation was performed and a widespread infiamation of the bowels had resulted. Hope was not entirely abandoned until yesterday morning however, and upon the previous evening the patient seemed to be on the mend. During the night a change set in for the worse, and early in the morning it was apparent that it was only a question of a few hours before the end would come. L. C. Hummel was born at Milwaukee, October 28,1867. He grew to manhood in that city and was united in marriage to Miss Anna O'Neil at Minneapolis on May 23,1899. Shortly after his marriage he removed with his wife to Sisseton, S. D., where he resided until the summer of 1905, when he came to Princeton, and this place has since been his home. He operated a meat market, and dealt in cattle and horses here and was one of Princeton's most pro gressive business men. Besides a host of friends here deceased leaves to mourn his pass ing away a widow and son and daughtei. His aged mother three brothers and four sisters also sur vive. Mr. Hummel was a valued mem ber of the school board of Inde pendent District No. 1 at the time of his death, and he also served a couple of terms on the village council, which goes to show the high esteem in which he was held by his fellow-citizens. During the years Mr. Hummel has been engaged in business here his pleasing personality and his reputaion for square dealing made all with whom he came in contact his lasting friends, and each and all of them mourn his untimely death. Funeral services were held from the residence Friday, Rev- Fr. Willenbrink conducted the last sad rites, and interment was Oak Knoll cemetery. made in Northeastern South Dakota has gone 'dry" with only an oasis here and there. In the counties of Brown, Marshall and Day there will be but one town in each county having saloons after July 1, provided the sa loons lose their contest over the Burned by Gasoline. The following taken from the! stove in preparation to cook Princeton, (Minn Union, con cern the illness and death of L. C. Hummel, a former ranchman of this territory: Watertown —Mrs. Martin An« derson, residing about eleven blocks from the center of the city on Second street, N. E., was painfully burned about noon Wednesday when gasoline which she had drawn out of the gaso- the noon meal, exploded. The interior of the kitchen took- lire and rs. Anderson's hands and arms and side were burned. The tire department was called out but the blaze did not prove serious. The gasoline stove which rs. Anderson was preparing to use in Yoking dinner was out in the rain and the gasoline had been mixed with water. She acccord ingly drained off the old gasoline in a pail and left it standing near where she refilled the stove and lighted it. The gas from the open pail of oil caused the ex plosion. MORTGAGE TAXABLE. Washington—The com mission ers of internal revenue has re versed his former decision with reference to taxation of mortgag es. A mortgage in which there is embodied a power of sale clause which is true of most mort gages—has previously been held to be taxable under the "war revenue" law at the rate of 25 cents, but under a recent de cision this ruling has been re versed and mortgages are now held not to be taxable because of the power of the sale clause therein contained. Mr. Ward, advance agent for Gollmar Bros. Circus was in Sisseton Tuesday and made ar rangements to show here June 25tli. The Gollmar circus is con sidered one of the best on the road. One of the duties of the advance agent is to contract for food for the help and animals, to be delivered at the show grounds the morning of the circus. His contract here consisted of 200 loaves of bread, 20 bushels of potatoes, 20 gallons of milk, one hind and one fore quarter of beef, 500 lbs. of pork, 2 tons of hay, 1-2 ton of straw and 50 bushels of oats. The circuses this year are not allowed to carry any animal with cloven hoof or that chews its cud,owing to the hoof and mouth disease. On May 18, Peace and Arbitra tion Day, Mrs. Oscar Murray sends an invitation to all G. A. R. and their wives and all W. R. C. and their husbands to meet at her home in the afternoon in conference to make plans for Decoration Day, May 81. Re freshments will be served from 5 to 7. Do not miss thi& invita tion. By order of the president, license election in Aberdeen and ^lom Aberdeen, Saturday, where the counties of Roberts and Grant will have no saloons after that date. Mr. and Mrs. Batterbury and Mr. and Mrs. Croal autoed New Effington Sunday. Mrs. Oscar Murray. Mrs. El wood Carte» has open ed a class in oil-painting and drawing and desires'a few more pupils. Classes are held from 9 until 11:30 Saturday forenoons in the Chausse house just north of the court house. Miss Julia Otto arrived home Thursday from Minneapolis where she has been taking a business course. She is again at work in the First National Bank. Miss Laura Detert and Miss Mildred Hicks returned home Mild red took part in the Declama tory contest. Attorney Thos. Mani, returned Saturday from Aberdeen where to he defended several Indian cases in Federal Court.