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Department of HUtOlf
Vol. 22
Will be
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
N I I I 9
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
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
,-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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
teacheas to board please let me.
Phone me at the residence after
office hours.
J. Willard Thomas.
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.
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
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
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.

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