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Department of HUtOlf Vol. 22 TEACBETS' INSTITUTE Will be From Held at Sisseton June 16 to 26. The Teachers' Institute for Roberts County will be held in the High School building betiin ing on Wednesday, June 16 at 8 o'clock a. m. and continuing un til Saturday, June 2(3 at 12 o'clock noon. Arrangements have been completed l'or the session and everything bids fair for one of the best Institutes the county has had. The county superintendent is highly pleased over the talent he lias been able to obtain as instructors for the ten days. Every teacher who attends will have the opportunity of listening to some splendid talks besides the inspiration re ceived in the class room. Hon. M. M. Kamer who is the conductor has spent his life in the interest of South Dakota schools. He began his career as a school man at Big Stone city over twenty years ago. After being there for some time he was elected city superintendent of Milbank schools and a little later he was called to be county superintendent of Grant county and served two terms. In 1905 he was appointed Superinten dent of Public Instruction and by Governor El rod and served until the end of the term in 1900. He also served as city superin tendent of Pierre school for three years until he found that his hands were tied because of lack of support from the parents and school board in matters that he felt were of vital interest to the school. He resigned his position at Pierre to take up the work of editing a school paper and handle a line of school sup plies. He is at present a mem ber of the Capital Supply Co. at Pierre and edits the "Associate Teacher," one of the leading school journals of the North west. His live editorials are in spirations to all who read them and they portray the character of the man who writes them. He never minces words but ex presses his opinion in clear, forceful terms. His presence and his ability as an instructor will be a strong factor in con tributing to the success of the institute, The other instructors are all people of several years experi ence in educational work and will come with a message for every teacher. Each one will have charge of one or more as sembly periods and will give talks along the line that they are making their special work. Teachers will need to bring all necessary text books and be pre pared to furnish any material that will be required for any class work. OPPOSES NEW TOWN Veblen—Some time ago farmers in the vicinity of Hilltop, a neigh borhood on the Fairmouut & Veb len railroad, petitioned the railroad company to put in a siding there, in order that they might ship grain. This was done, after the railroad company had land owners in the vicinity sign an agreement not to plat any land at the townsite for a period of three years, this being done to protect investors in new towns already being built along the railroad line. Now it is re* ported that a plan is already under way to plat a townsite and start a town at Hilltop, and warning has been issued that if this is done prosecutions will follow. Sisseton AUTO ACCIDENTS. August Johnson, one of the prominent farmers of West Lake Valley, met with a serious ac cident Wednesday last. He was returning home from White Rock in his automobile and turn ed out to pass another car at the cut about a mile out of White Rock and run so close to the edge that the dirt gave way and the machine rolled down the bank. It turned once and a half over and pinned both Mr. John son and his wife underneath. Help was close at hand and Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were taken from under the car and medical aid summoned, Mrs. Johnson was not badly hurt but August suffered two badly fractured ribs and other internal injuries, that for a time it was feared would prove fatal, but later re ports are more encouraging and it is believed now that he will fully recover. It was certainly a narrow escape.—Wheaton Ga zette Reporter. A serious accident happened on Decoration Day in this city. Mrs. Ed. Roupp, who resides on the Bailey farm at the head of Big Stone lake, was driving a Ford car on Broadway, and in tended to come to a stop at the corner of O. C. Hanson & Sons' store, when she evidently be came excited on account of the crowded condition of the street, and pressed the wrong lever, and instead of stopping the car the same went forward at a more rapid pace, and mounted the side walk in front of the store. Before it could be brought to a stop, two ladies, Mrs. A. Bangle and Mrs. L. Ashbaugh, who stood there talking were knocked down, and the car passed partly over them. They were hurried to a doctor's of fice for treatment. It was found that both ladies were con siderably bruised, and it was feared they were seriously in jured. Later reports indicate that both are getting along very well, and that the injury they sustained was probably not as bad as was at first expected.— Browns Valley Tribune. Don't try to bully the world. It does not pay. Whoever enters the ring for a rough and tumble fight with public opinion is pretty sure, eventually, to be knocked out. Society is a Briaerus, and who would think of encountering with a single pair of fists, a hun dred-armed fellow? Better shake the multitudinous hand of the giant, good naturedly, than un necessarily provoke his wrath. Despise the world if it so pleases you, but as you have to live in the world and to lean on the world, it is just as well to treat it civilly. Shrewd men, who understand their race, never seek a quarrel with society. They understand tnat it is possible for an individual to lead and quietly control a com munity, but not to fight it down and not to force it to their way of thinking by means of narrow laws. If you desire to reform supposed or real evils or disabuse your fel low men of their prejudices, the surest way not to succeed is to re sort to denunciation and abuse. Kindness and concilation and the influence of a good example— these are the true and effective means of reform. \Vr. R. DeArmot was the success ful bidder for the interior work on the Court Hause. They will begin work next week. Mr. De Armot and Olander Brantsag have formed a partnership, and with these two first class workmen, we can all feel assured that the work will be properly done. SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY. S. CHAUTAUQUA BEGINS JUNE 22 An Excellant Program Has Been Prepared. The Sisseton chautauqua will open on Wednesday, June 29th and the advance notices and pro grams which have been received 'from the White Meyers Co. indi cate that the chautauqua will be the best ever presented here. The list of talent embraces lectu rers, musicians and entertainers who rank among the highest in their art, ond there will not' be a dull moment while the chautau qua is in session. A childrens chautauqua for the little folks, from 5 or up to 15 or 1G years of age, will be one of the features, but just what the plans will be cannot be difini tely ascertained untill the chil drens supervisor comes to town a day or two before the chautau qua opens. The Bureau is send ing oui an expert on play to look after the happiness of the boys and girls during chautauqua week. This young lady will come to teach the boys and girls new games—she may plan a ticket hunt, a field meet and all sorts of interesting times. Her work will also include a kindegarten chautauqua for the little tots. These special features for boys and girls will come, for the most part in the forenoonsof the chau tauqua days. Watch the papers for full announcements later and plan to meet thesupervisor when she comes as she will tell you all the plans. When you have heard Robert Parker Miles tell about his visit with emperors, popes and kings and many other dignitaries of the crowned realms, you will en joy every second of it. Miles comes on the second day. And whenyou have been stirred by the rolicking music of Castelucci's Italians on the first day,you will begin to think that any one of many numbers on the program is worth the whole cost of the ticket. The same may be said of Dun stan's Opera Singers, who will be here on of which will be published later. It is a bad summer to go travel ing and with such entertainment brought to our very doors why should any one want to leave home in the heat of the summer. We hope there will be a good attendance of farmers and there should be. They may be sure that a cordial and very special wel come is extended to them to be with us through the chautauqua and enjoy these things. The committee is working hard to get the tickets sold, and don't fail to.get your ticket this week. The amount of money spent for a season ticket may look big but think what it will buy. When you stop to consider that a season ticket makes it possible for you to hear such an array of talent all within a few days time, the amount spent looks very small. The Farmers Elevator Co. of Peever held their annual meeting last Friday. Ben Sonstegard who was buyer for the last 2 years re signed and will move to Sisseton, where he owns an elevator. Maj. C. B. Jackson departed for C'hoteau, Mont., to spend the sum mer with his sons. V, FRIDAY, N I I I 9 NEW RAILROAD NOW CERTAINTY Huron 6c Northwest toBuild From Huron to Roslyn. Rradlex—Plans have so far ma* tialized that it now seems a cer U'Uity that the Huron «S: North western railroad will build north ^oni Huron to Haukinson, N. D., vcar. The ........ company IS 111 porated under the laws of the Sr.jite, and the promoters have I en very active during the past .Vo weeks getting their prelim in arrangements in shape for the •'/dertaking. ,-it is proposed to build north 1 )m Huron to Clark, opening up sJ territory as yet without railroad facilities: thence to Bradley and Webster, and from there on to Roslyn, where the line will con nect with the Fairmouut & Veblen line. This portion of the line is now assured. The money is already available and actual operations will begin at once. From Roslyn it is proposed to veer to the eastward to avoid the bills in that vicinity, and connect ing with Sisseton, running from thereto Kflington, again touching the Fairmouut & Veblen line, and thence north to liankinson. This portion of the line entails no en gineering difficulties, and can be constructed at a great deal less than the average cost per mile. The promoters, F. W. Hender son, Walter Pehaui, Charles Wolfe and Frank Burack, are confident that trains will be running over the line before snow flies. LIGHTS ON THE BUGGIES.] The wonder is that more bug gies are not struck down and a few persons killed now that automobile traffic has grown so great. It must soon dawn on the authorities and the people who ride in buggies and other vehicl es at night that public safety will demand the carrying of lights on these as they now are oil auto mobiles. This may seem like a hardship on the vehicle owners a sacrifice to the motor lnoloch the third day. The but if they wish to save thier rigs Kilties Band on the fifth will and their lives they will do well to heed the advice. Not one of the many automobile owners we know but is able to relate stories of bring sweet music from old Scot land, and the Handel Choir on sixth, will sing sweet sacred music. These will be only a few .exceedingly narrow escapes from of the attractions a complete list running down unlighted vehicles jogging along the roads in the darkness and that loomed up suddenly and almost within str iking distance. It requires skil ful and quick handling of a mac hine at a time like that to avoid a smash and once or twice the automobile has had logo into the ditch to avoid hitting the buggy. Safety lights on auts are requir ed by law. and the vehicle8 that travel the streets and roads at night must follow suit, or we will have a tragedy one of these dark nights. Changed conditions in traffic require changed rules, and safety first should guide in this matter also-—Dead wood Times. If a man belongs to a booster club he is proud of it, and does iiis best to make good. In season and out of season he speaks and works for his hometown. But who ever heard of a man being proud of belonging to a knockers club. He may knock his town in every way possible but he will not ad mit he is a knocker, although the fact is as plain as daylight to everyone else. A man ought to have more self respect than to be a knocker, the fact that he is one, shows he lias no self respect. Standard Crops Arc Looking Excellant. Accordintr to the opinion of old residents of this section Roberts county lias the better crop pros pects this year than for a long time,and although rather late the grain is looking fine. The ground is in excellent shape and it is almost improb able that the hot winds or hot weather could do much damage in face it is stated by would be "weather prophets" a swell as "never wasers" that the hot winds will not hit this part of the country this season. On account of the rain and cold weather there will not be as much corn planted as first antici pated however there will be about the same acerage out as last year. Roberts county has never had a complete failure in corn and it is argued that if seventy-five per cent of the wheat sown each year was plant ed to corn instead it would be only a matter of time until land would double in value. The growing of alfalfa is about to leave the experimental stage as it has demonstrated its ability to weather the droughts of the past few years. It is reported that one farmer in this locality made around S100 per acre on a small patch of alfalfa last year which of course included the hay crop as well as the seed. New Ruling on Baggage Valuation. After June 17), people leaving the city on extended trips will file their baggage valuation with the local officers of the road they travel, according to the new rule in elTeut on und after that date. The local railroad men expect to reeieve instructions within a few days as to the pro per handling of' baggage under the new rule. 11 is the opinion of a local rail man thata register will be neces sary to reeieve the statements of passengers as to valuation on their belongings. The present plan of baggage valuation gives the passenger a maximum return of S100 in case of loss. Under the new plan it is probable the passenger will be asked to pay for valuation over this mark. In the event of value under $100 it is thought the old rule will apply. Keep The Hunting Dog ied Up. been issued advising owners of hunting dogs to keep them shut up. Otherwise the animals will be taken up by the state game department and disposed of. Indications are now that there will be plenty of prairie chickens this fall, but if a nest is once disturbed during the hatching period, the hen will leave it and will not return, thereby spoiling NOTICE. Anyone who lias rooms to let during Teachers Institute will do well to let me know by-'phone as to the number of rooms, price etc. Also any one who wishes the entire setting of eggs, and locality to attend the six day Chau greatly depleting the number game birds in the fall. of teacheas to board please let me. Phone me at the residence after office hours. J. Willard Thomas. 0. GRADUATING EXERCISES Fourteen Receive Diplomas from Sisseton Hirh. The Commencement exercises of the class of 1915 were held at the Opera House last Friday evening, The building was crowded with relatives and friends of these honor ed seniors, who had so successful lid out for them during the past four years of school. lv accomplished the work The Seniors led by Supt. Guth rie and Dr. J. A. Robertson, marched in and took their places on the platform, Gladys Lewis played the march. The exercises were opened by a well rendered duet bv Miss Boyd and Ilenrv Hanson. This was followed by the salutatory address and oration, given by Helen Ward, who won second place in the stand ings of the class members. In her clear, commanding voice she told "The Value of Perseverance." Ruth Minder then gave her ora tion, "America's Need." "Ameri ca needs good, true, honest men, who are willing to work for their living and do all in their power for the uplifting of this nation of ours" I said Ruth. "Indian Ledgenls and Tradi tions" by Anna Palmer was very good. Anna lived at the Agency for a number of years and became well acquainted with the ways of the Indians. She handled her sub ject with apparent ease. The valedictory address was given by Anna Mikelsoii, the pupil who possessed the highest stand ings of the class. After an excel lent talk on "The Poets Mission and Message" she thanked the faculty, school board and parents of the members of I he class for the help they had given them in the past years. She ivininded the other members of the class of the work they would be called upon to do in the years to come. She urged them to forever keep in mind the motto of the class, "Dum Vivimus Vivamus" or "While We Live Let Us Live.'' A piano solo "Mountain Spring" by Miss Pearl Matteson. was the next attractive feature on the pro gram, and loudly was she applaud ed. Supt. Guthrie then piesented the class to the President of the School Board. He said much in praise of these fourteen \oung I people, who are enteiing a new glory, and urged them to keep oil. Numerous complaints have been coming in relative to hunt ing dogs ranging the fields in violation of the state game laws, which prohibit dogs running loose in the fields (.luring tlx.' sclicjol that might be bettered in months ol Maj and.June. As a order that the futur consequence warnings have He spoke of conditions in the classes may advantages than have even better this class had. Dr. J. A. Robinson made the response and presented each mem ber of the class with his or her diploma. The program close "Carmena", beautifully sung by Miss Boyd. The business men of Sisseton llv le the people of this general taiKjuathat will be Held in this city from June 22 to 11 inclusive. They have signed a guarantee for this Chautauqua because they be lieve that it is a good thing for a community and that it will be both pleasant and profitable for the people of this general locality to attend. The program is made up of excellent talent—as good as can )e know. This information will be. this state. Season tickets will appreciated by Monday June 14. found at any Chautauqua be sold for $1 00 and 00 Miss Hay and Mrs. Ingerson autocd to Lake City Monday. The Co. Supt.' Ford—'Nuf sed.