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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, June 18, 1915, Image 1

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Farmers Stare Bank of Sissc-
ton Moved this Week.
Tlio b'ariners Stale I Sank :f
Sissi'ton, one of theoldest banks
in Roberts county has been mov
ed to Hammer, 8. I). The bank
was organized in lS'.ls. If. Ij.
Sj)ackman lias been president,
since its organization. Owing to
the many new banking laws, it is
almost an impossibility to make
a state bank pay where competi
tion is as strung with national
bank's as it is at Sissetou, and
it was either up to the stock
holders to organize into a nation
al bank or run on a loosing pro
position. The farmers —about
tifty in nu in bei—of Hammer
have purchased most of the stock
in the bank, and this makes a
.strung combination no doubt
the strongest backing of any
bank in Roberts County.
The bank moves with a nice
line oi' deposits and will be a
paying proposition from the
start. J.t will be located in the
Spatliman pool hall while a new
banking building is being erect
ed. The plans of the building
is twostories with full basement.
The first floor will have a fine
vault and banking rooms. The
second story will be fitted for
r. Sundberg to live in on the
plan of the Canadian bank man
agers, who all reside in the sec
ond story of the bank's. The
entire building will bo heated
with hot water.
O. P. Lvask, who has been
cashier of the bank for the past
live years, has been elected presi
dent Carl Sundborg, cashier H.
M. Kollbunm, vice president.
The town of Hammer well de
serves banking facilities owing
to the large amount of business
dune. The Farmers Co-opera
tive elevator—iJ.jJKXJ capacity—
the largest on the line—handled
over 150,000 bushels of grain
the past year.
Hammer has a line general
store owned by A. O. Johnson,
a good hardware store owned by
Ivev Hammer, harness shop
owned by Mr. Rodahl. W.
Johnson runs a first class restur
ant. Hammer was started about
a year ago but was started right.
All the business men have an
excellent financial standing. The
town is located in the richest
territory in the state. The farm
ers, with few exceptions, own
their farms and arc all prosper
The home paper is the eyes,
ears and month of the community
For Sale—Ford automobile. Run
about 600 miles. Sec HarryMorris.
It may not be faultless in being!.,,,.
tue etloi was discovered. He came
this, but this is the very best
.. to tlie county tor a rebate ot the
medium lor disseminating news
taxes and costs. I ne county rehat
and is the most powerful organ
for molding public opinion. In
furthering the interests of the
town there is nothing else so in
fluential. The best proof for
this is the way the people look
to a newspancr for an expression
of views and for guidance. To
be sure the paper often gets
found fault with by folks who
differ from it, but all the same
they would be very sorry to be
without it. The best way to in
crease the value of the local pa
per is for the people to stand by
it. send in the news, subscribe
for it and advertise in it. A
paper that has the loyal support
of a community repays that sup
port a thousand times over in the
good it does the community.
A very sad accident, happened
on the west side last 1:Yidav
morning and lit.! 1 Alien Clutt
was the victim. Mrs. Clott had
finished the family washing, took
the boiler of suds off the stow
and poured the boiling suds in
fo a pail unending to carry ii
out. into the shed, being in a hur
ry she forgot it and hurried out
to hang up the rest of the cloth
es and little Alton being alone in
the house fell into it back wards
nd was I'ataly burned, all that a.
medical aid, love and kindness
could do was done for the little,
suflerer but he passed away at
11 o'clock Sunday night at the
age of •_! years, 8 mo. 4 (lays.
Services were held at the Pres
byterian church Wednesday
at !i:30 o'clock and the re
mains were taken to Wilmot on
the noon train and laid to rest in
the Wiimofc cemetery with other
relatives. The whole community
sympathizes with the sorrowing
pa rents.
Crops this year in South Dakota
as viewed upon June I bv the gov
ernment observer at Huron were
pretty near perfection, better than
they were in comparison with the
United States as a whole and better
than tliev have been on the average
for the last ten years.
Hay couldn't be much better ac
cording to this record for it is class
ed as 99 per cent perfect while the
rest of ttie country tallies up to
only 87.8 per cent. Rye is the same
meut in a Haakon county case,
in the case in question a tract of
laud was placed upon the assess
ment roll when in fact, it was not
assessable property. No taxes were
paid and the tract was sold at reg
ular tax sale. The purchaser at
tempted to secure tax title through
the regular channels, and just be
fore the time for issuing tax deed
ed him the taxes paid, but refused
to allow for costs of proceeding in
to the county, but to officers, and
for publication of notices, and that
so declared bv the state live stock
pasture nearly as good and alfalfa attempted to explain
'their origin they arc the des
bettu- than the average.
fhe-winter wheat promises new
ly two million bushels, or ueaily
double what it was a year ago.
Spring wheat is a half greater
this year than if was then. Last
year the crop amounted to ,S(.J,H
"OH bushels and on June 1 this year!
the estimate is that the crop
amount to -i.S, «00, nnfi bushels,
Such prospects are the backbone
of the present optimism which en
velopes this state and which con
ditions that may yet arise, cannot:
altogether dim.
Decision On Tax Title To Land.' spoken bp the gypsies, classified
them as a low-caste wandering
That a holder of a tax certificate *from northern India. Their
cannot recover from the county, language bears a close reseni
the costs of his efforts to sccure ^ance to Sanskrit, the basis of
tax title, when it is found that the
land was not legally taxable, is the remained purest. The language
holding of the slate legal depart-
National Geographic Society
Discusses the Ouestion.
A recent bulletin by the Na
tional Geographical Society calls
attention to the fact, that one
race ol people in Hurope today
who are "peaceful in action, in
intent, and of peaceful contem
plation" is the gypsies who have
come into the lives of every na
tion on the lace of he earth yet
are nut a parr, of them: who
though mingling among the
most advanced civilization the
world has known are yet ignor
ant and unlettered who have
long been wanderers with no
fixed home and yet have ten
aciously maintained the purity
not forgotten tribal customs
whose origin and significance
have been obliterated by time
the ''most mysterious of all the
strange elements of folkdom."
The origin of the gypsies has
never been determined positive
ly but numerous more or less
mythical stories have been told
to account for them. Since they
first known in ISurope
some have identified them with
tin* lost tribes of Israel, the
"mixed multitude" that left
F-gypt, under the leadership of
Moses, the Canaanites. the Anio
nics, the Saracens and the
Egptians. According to some
eendants of Cain, while others
have field them to lie children of
the "wandering Jew" and the
inheritors ol the restlessness
which cursed their father.
1 he gypsies themselves have
never been able to explain eon
clu.sively who they were or
whence they came, but have dis
played great- willingness to ac
cept the explanations on this
subject advanced by those among
whom they lived. Scientists
about a century ago, after an in-
vestigation of the language
a 1
Western languages which has
by the gypsies is not a
vi iv Lvn,
attempting to take a title. The hohl Philologists and ethnographist s!
ing is that such costs are not paid ti»d the gypsies the most puzzl
to jur
the county is not liable for return their wanderings und their tiling-1
to its validity. Under the 1913 law thought that they entered
a practice of five \eais in the state Lu rope by way ot Constantinople
was one of the requirements before the twelfth century and that
a certificate could be issued and in after spreading over that con
the case in question the present'ent they finally overflowed to
holder is alleged not to have taken North and South America, In
out a certificate, under the 1909 or England they were
of any such expense. ling with other races to affect! "»less fully prepaid at said higher
It is held on inquiry from Jerauld their language, their physical ^"muliim late.
county that a veterinary license -characteristics or their tribal! ihe tax was imposed by the Ca
while voidable is not void unless customs. There is noj
1 0
among all the peoples of the
board, where there is a question as^,^ mailed it Canada for delivery
Egyptian in reit
1911 acts, which would leave him Egyptian in reference
outside the five year limitation.
supposed origin, and
I'!-, to thi-ir name gyp-
lirst the nations of
were disposed
them kindly, but it was
until they came to be
persecuted on account
written one and they have no
literature. They have been
wandering among other races
for generations yet they have PAY ONE CENT EXTRA ON
.preserved the purity of their LETTERS TO CANADA.
tongue in a most remarkable!
manner. Residents in the United States
and bis
I 'bilologistsand eflinographists
not lontr
angeiiess, their unconvent.ion
ality, their tendency to steal,
their unwillingness to work' and
their practice of fortune-telling,
necromancy, black-magic, etc.
The people of the Malkans, Hun
gary and Poland, treated them
well and as a result large num
bers ol tliem are to be found in
these countries today. The total
number of gypsies in the world
is estimated in the neighbor
hood of (if0,(XX), exclusive of a
comparatively small number who
have become assimilated with
other peoples-
The older gypsy women con
tribute to the support of the
tribe by telling fortunes, the
younger women sell wares of
various kinds, fruits, etc., while
the men trade horses, vend no
tions. perform sleight of-hand
trick's and resort to various oth
er means that do not involve too
much strenuous muscular activi
ty for obtaining a livelihood.
The musical skill of the gypsies
is remarkable and some of their
melodies have been incorporated
in some of the most famous
operas and can tats. They have
been charged with stealing child
ren for the purpose of obtaining
a ransom, but such cases are. far
more rare than is often suppos
Plans Made I'or Big Celebration.
Settlers Association will hold
their -Ith annual picnic. Elaborate
plans have been made tu make
this celebration the best that the
old settlers have ever. had. The
committee on arrangements con
sider themselves very fortunate
in being able to secure lion. I
Judge Andrews, of Sissetou to
deliver the address of the day.
The Vehlen band has been en
gaged to. furnish music through
out the day, and a splendid pro
gram has been arranged for the
field sports and base ball.
It-is expected that thecelebra
tion will close with a grand di.s
play of lire works, but this mat
ter has not been fully decided
Vehlen will be the host of
several thousand people on that
day, if we are to judge the fu
ture by the past, and arrange
ments have been made according
In his language the gypsy hinr hi«g corresix»id with friends
,elf is "rom," 'the man" of all Canada must fully prepay their
self is 'rom," 'the man" of all.
men: his wife is "ronihi": Iiis adding an exira one cent
ioik-like is "romnipen'
language is "romani."
do not belong to his
known to him under
eric term, "gentile."
.re li­
Jvop!v with whom they have jol.vionsly with the intention to in
they have not allowed
I' to meet, the war tax recently
All who '"'Posed by the Canadian govern
inc-nt for the carrying of mails Tile
local post office officials have reciv.
"gentile." |ed an order which reads "postmas-
tu,s must causc
1 al,
which is
dered for mailing at their offices
the higher postage rate appli-
a a
them to be found
a 1
known as
to their
this gave
-anada to be refused
government on April 15
necessary to add an
^ent: st.-unp .n every let-
there, in British possessions gen
erally, in theUniteci States, Mexico
and wherever the two cent per oun
ce rate of postage applies: on every
postcard mailed in Canada for deliv
ery there, in the United States or
Mexico, and on every postal note
issued in Canada.
There are already many "war
tax'stamps being received on mails
coming into the United States from
Cadana.—Sioux Falls Press.
Big Preparations Being Made
at Government School.
llig preparations are being made
for Commencement at' the Indian
School. The graduating class this
year consists of four, namely: Mar
garet Mossman, Lucinda De Cot
eau, Dorla Dawson, and Violet l)e
The program will commence on
June 19 tli and continue to the /Ist
And these exercises will be full of
interest from beginning to end.
Saturday morning at 1U o'clock
he Field Sports will be held.
There will be races, high hurdles,
pole vaults, and many other things
of interest.
In the afternoon of the same dav
there will be a ball game—Sissetou
High School vs Sissetou Indian
The Piano Recital will take
place at 7 o'clock. Miss. Hine, the
musical instructor has been with
them and trained them for a num
ber of years and it will be interest
ing to note the progress they have
Sunday evening at six o,clock
there will be a Band Concert by
the school band. This band is a
credit to the school and will rend
er some excellent music. This will
he followed bv the Retreat after
which a sermon will he preached
for the graduates.
On Monday at 9 o'clock the dif-
-On June-4th the Old ferent departments of the school
will be open for inspection by
friends. Besides the regular work,
the studints receive special work
in painting, manual training and
agriculture, domestic science and
the work that these bovs and girls
have on display will he surprising
In the afternoon there will be a
girls Basket Hall game—Peever
High School vs Sissetou. fndian
School. Roth teams are good and a
fine game is expected.
At four o'clock there will be a
dress parade, which will be follow
ed by the Band Concert. The play
Hiawatha"' will he put on in the
evening, beginning at seven o'clock
after which the graduates will be
presented with their diplomas.
Accidents on the F. & V. Railroad.
Grenville—One of the first ac
cident to be reported on the F.
& eblen road occurred when
'William McMvers, section fore
man here, narrowly escaped
death when a speeder lie was
riding on went into the ditch.
William MeKvers had the speed
er loaded with ties. Ashe was
riding along be felt the seat giv
ing away beneath him and tried
to stop in time to avoid an ac
cident, but not in time. The seat
went down, lowering one end of
the ties until they struck- the'
ground when the speeder was!
thrown into the ditch. r. Me
Evers received scalp wounds!
which for a time were thought,
would prove fatal. He is recov
ering nicely, now, however.
hden—Ole Slotting, brakeman
on the itlairmount & Vehlen rail
road came very near being killed
Wednesday at Eden, S- I). Slot
ting was on top a box car switch
ing ana when the cars came to
gether he was thrown oil' falling
between the engine and car, in
striking the bumpers he rolled
out from between, but not with
out injuries, he had three ribs
broken and one arm badly
Charlie Tower was over from
Browns Valley on business Mon
H-. J.e Kixhy
The S'sK'Um AVahpeton reserva
tion was opened fur settlement on
the 15th dav of April IS92. The
city ot Sissetou was founded on
.the same (lav by a town site com
'panv, lemnants living here vei, 11.
L. Spackinan, Casper Kennedv and
Nelson Wilcox. Those located on
homesteads were, Harvey Brown,
J. !•'. Porter, Hal Cauer, R. J. (s
born. (1. Kivley, Casper Ken
nedy, 11. I.. Spackinan, X. Wilcox
I A. T. Hanson and 1'. If. Davis.
I he first merchandise store was
conducted by 11. I,. Spackinan and
auepler. The first postmaster
was Bert ,\\ auepler. The mail was
carried trout Browns Vallev on the
star route. The lirst lumber yard
I was started by Ujgby and Groves
of Browns Valley. Clark & Co.
I owned the first drug store and it
was managed by K. A. Sommville.
'The Sissetou Standard made its sa
kite to the reading public, May 2.S,
1 N92, edited and published bv G.
|0, Kivley and Nils Kaldahl. The
first hardware store was started bv
Llletson and Benson. Louis Fari
bault started the lirst hotel and a
little later one was started by Mrs.
Henrietta Steel.
Body of Indian Woman is Found.
Waubay —The body of Mary
Deer, Indian, the squaw of
Louis Deer, was found in a slough
yesterday north of Blue Dog
lake. Mrs. Deer was lost in a
severe snow storm in the early
part: of the spring, and although
a search was continued for
many days, the missing woman
could not be found.
On the day of the. storm Mrs.
Deer started I roin her home to
visit, another Indian woman who
was ill. and who had a baby but
a lew days old. J.t, was snowing
lightly when she left home, but
an hour after her departure, the
wind came up, and in another:!!)
minutes one of the worst storms
that has visited this section of
the state in many years was on.
it is thought that Mrs. Deer
wandered from the trail, and in
the blinding storm lost her bear
jings when the wind shifted from
the north to the northwest.
File body was found by a party
of fishermen. There were barely
sufficient remnants of clothing
found to enable identification.
I 'l'his spring reminds us of the
spring that Ike Megosli froze to
death while mowing his lawn, savs
one ot the old pioneers. The weath
er was so cussed ehangeable that
year that a man was always in
doubt whether to wear prespiration
and woolens cr goose flesh and
cottons. Four men were sun
struck while shoveling snow. The
wart, toads came out and looked
around and dug dou a in the dirt,
again, turned over weilt to sleep
again and never xvike up till the
bugs had all died oi old age. Plum
tress blossomed three times that
year and then quit in disgust. Grass
grew about two in- lies high and
then froze solid. (-ae morning we
slipped while cros-ing the lawn
and it took the doc" -s half a day
to extract the panicles of frozen
grass blades out c.f our carcass.
Along about the la of May we
went fishing over in the Wild Rice
and hooked a good -ized bullhead,
but before we could get him out
the water froze eight inches deep
and we didn't get line, hook or
fish until the middle of July.
Miss. Mary Morris arrived
home from the West where she
spent the winter with her father
Thursday night. She stopped at
several »laces on the way home
to visit relatives and friends.
N o.
I hinl Annual F-vent Will He
Better Than Kver.
I lie 1 hird Annual Sisseton Chautau
qua begins ilex I Tuesday, June 22, ami
we are assureil of six days of high elas*
entertainment of a pleasing variety.
As in tormer years, the opening of
this season's Chautauqua will be mark
ed Iiy a a si reel |i a a e,
whieh willl),. held at 11 o'clock Tues
day forenoon. The eoinmitt.ee in charge
of the parade inform us that all former
attempts to carry out something big in
thai line will be outdone this year.
More floats have been promised, and
those who have been represented in the
parades of former years state that their
floats this year will he grander than
ever. All business houses will be closed
parade lime —and must likely a
majority of the residences,also,as every
body will le out. to see the great
the Kisseton Band, in tip-top shape,
will occupy a prominent place in the
parade and render line musie through
out its course.
1 lie down-town district, through
which the parade will pass, wall be
gaily decorated, which work is in charge
ot a special committee, and all places
ot business will he in holiday attire.
I* or the color scheme, the committee
has decided on the pleasing combina
tion of orange and white, and all are
requested to use these colors in their
'J lie Chautauqua proper will begin at
.i clock in tlieafternoon, when Castel
lucci's Italians will appear in a grand
concert. There are seven members in
this company -all accomplished musi
cians. In the evening theyf will again
appear on the program, together with
H. V. Adams, lecturer.
livery afternoon and evening during
days there will be
excellent programs, in which are
featured fa.nous lecturers and musi
cians. I he Kiltie's Band will appear
on the fifth day-Saturday. Be sure
not to miss a single program,
ihe Lent will he situated on the old
lennis courts near the Catholic church,
and will be large enough to comfort
ably seat people.
Secretary Gamm, of the local associ
ation, has establish
ed his headquarters
in the postofliee building, and is busy
selling season tickets, distributing pro
grams and giving information concern
ing the Chautauqua, in which work he
is ably assisted by Mayor Kennedy.
it you haven't bought your season
tickets yet. don't put it off any longer.
Go to headquarters and fork out your
money, get your tickets and be ready
when the lirst program is ready for you,
thereby showing that you are in favor
oi. this great form of educational amuse
Every man, woman and child in
Roberts and adjoining counties is ex
tended a most cordial invitation to come
to Sissetou next Tuesday morning and
join the people of Sisseton in having a
good time. Come and stay all week-—
you can stand a little vacation, and in
the Sisseton Chautauqua you are oil ered
something more than recreation —you
are assured of entertainment of the
highest possible type.
Remember next Tuesday is the big
Evidently "business is good'
in spite of war times, bad
wreck's and other drawbacks. for
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
I'aul railroad company, liegin
niug Sunday,,ftine 13th, the road
will re-instate two trains which
were taken off its service list last
lall when business did not seem
to warrant the running of these
in addition to the others the road
operates regularly over the river
The train which will again be
seen on the road beginning Sun
day are No. which will run in
stead of No. uO going eastward
at .1 o'clock in the afternoon the
train known as No. will be
run eastward at
8 o'clock a. m.
after Sunday. No. 1 the train
which has during the wjnter
been going west at ,":44 will again
be run in two sections, the first
to go west at 5:06 a. m. after
Sunday next and the second to
go- at 5:44 a. m. Aberdeen

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