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Rocked the Boat.
Waubay William A. Jones,
who lias been working on a ranch
near Miles City, Mont., was drown
ed in Blue Dog Lake near here the
first of the week, under rather
ctiliar circumstances.
A coronet jury investigating
Below we give cencus reports giv
en in by the assessors of various
towns and town.sl.iips up to date.
Next week we will undoutedly be
able to give a complete report
the county,
The work will begin oil July 22 at
{j. £J
Department of lli.toq,
South Dakota is a good sight
to see just now. Harvest time
is approaching rapidl.v,and small
..... ,, grain is looking tine, clear from
Man Hied upon Booze and
xlilbank tu Lemmon lnd tn)ln
liem vnon
Aberdeen to Yankton, and all
the way between. A Haifa is
growing like dandelions in a city
lawn, grass is "knee deep in
.lime," and fat kine wend their
way burn ward in the evening
Pe" with distended sides, tilled with
juicy grasses and possessed of
The case proved real puzzling
to the officials of the county for
some time. Jones and another
friend Steve Aleck, attended the
Forresters picnic here the first of
the week, ending up by going into
Blue Dog lake foi a little fishing
expedition. That evening their
friends missed the two men and
started a search, Their boat was
found bottom side up on the lake
with Aleck clinging to it. He was
unconscious when rescued, and for
24 hours raved in delirium.
After dragging the lake the body
of Jones was recovered, and the
small amount of water on the
lungs led to the suspicion that he
had been killed before submersion
in the water.
This, however, was settled yes
terday before the coroner's jury,
when Aleck told the story of the
accident. He stated that they had
gone fishing in the afternoon, but
were more or less under the in
fluence of liquor. That towards
evening he wanted to return to
shore but Jones did not want to.
Jones stood up in the boat to em
phasize'his remarks, and fell into
the lake. Alec rescind him, drag
ging him back into the boat again,
but a few minutes later he repeat
ed the performance, with the re»
suit that the boat tipped over.
Aleck managed to secure a hold on
the boat, but Jones was less fortu
ones was formerly a telegraph
operator at Waubay, but a few
years ago went to Montana where
he secured a position on a ranch
north of Miles City, where he has
a wife now residing.
very great contentment that
I uiiuir iol nas oeeu cast in sucll a
the case found that the man their lot has been cast in such
who is about thirty years of
came to his death by accidental
drowning, in Blue Dog lake, and
that intoxication was a contribu
tory cause of death.
pleasant place as South Dakota
in vine.
Corn is a little yellow, for
corn, like some people, can only
absorb a certain degree of mois
ture without suffering harm.
But there is still time for corn
to rally, and the man with a silo
—and there are a good many
thousand silos in South Dakota,
is'nt worrying about his corn
crop overmuch. Besides, few
South Dakota farmers have all
their eggs in one basket any
more. None of them attempt to
make a crop solely of corn, as do
some farmers in Iowa, Nebraska,
Kansas and other corn states.
Few South Dakota farmers, even,
depend solely upon wheat for
their income, any more.
So taken altogether, South
Dakota, at this time of the year,
is prosperous, and confident of a
bounteous crop to be harvested
in the weeks to come. Most of
the farmers, too, have a good
bunch of cattle and hogs—and
the foot and mouth disease and
hog cholera seem to have given
the state the go-by this season.
And South Dakotacs are ship
ping a goodly number of fat hogs
and fat cattle and fat sheep to
the Twin Cities, Chicago, Sioux
City and Seattle markets. They
are sending out thousands upon
thousands of filled cream jars to
central or local creamery plants.
They are also selling good ly
bunches of horses to thrifty
traders, the animals finally com
ing to a more or less glorious
end on the battlefields of blood
soaked Europe.
On the whole, therefore, there
are a lot worse places in which
to live than South Dakota—places
like Belgium, for instance, or
Galicia, or portions of France, or
along the Dardanelles, or even
little old New York, where
thousands of men are out of jobs
and even as close as Chicago on
the one hand or the Pacific coast
on the other, where reports in
dicate that business is dull, jobs
hard to find and things in gen
eral pretty much at a stand still.
ley Village 162
Victor Twp. 530
Summit Twp. 570
Ortley Twp. 313
There are so many worse places
than South Dakota and few bet
ter places, that when one stops
to think it over, he wonders why
anyone over leaves such a, state
in a vain effort to find a better
place in which to live and he
I wonders, also, why those people
in the crowded east who are
making but a hand to mouth
livelihood, do not come to South
Dakota and take up some of the
land in the western part of this
I state which are still open for
Notice is hereby given that the
next regular examination for sec
ond and third grade teachers' cer
tificates will be held in the court settlement.—Aberdeen News
house on July 22 and 23 1915. All I
teachers who are now without 1 he following marriage licenses
valid certificate and any others who
were ssuef
expect to teach in the county dur- Courts Nelson: Earl Lampman
ing the coming school year should Diamond to Winnefred Plant of
be present at that examination.
8:00 o'clock A. M. Erickson of Rosholt to Anna Rud
of N
(2-5) County Superintendent. ®acl'e Anderson, both of New Ef
fingtoii, Edward Leck
Prof. Guthrie departed Satur- tha Burmeister of Sisseton, Clif
day to visit relatives at points in furd Murray to Elizabeth Schau na
Iowa, before going to Glenwood, man of Sisseton, George liisdal of
Minn., where he will teach next Vehlen to Olga Anderson of Wil
year. 'mot.
the past week by Clerk
Valley, Victor Blood to
Crooks of Summit, Oscar
ew Effington, Gustav Rud to
er to Mar-
Ground Broken for Masonic
Work' on the Masonic Temple
began this week. The building
will occupy thelot where Erickson's
barber shop burned last (all ami
the second story of the W. J.
Thomas building. Mr. Thomas
will erect a building one story in
heighth and 90 feet long. The
Masonic building will be 90 feet
long also, The lower story will be
rented, but the deal is not yet
closed, as there are several parties
wanting this choice location.
The second story for lodge
rooms will be divided to give the
best of conveniences. The lodge
room proper will be 26jx64 ft.,
located on the north side. On the
south side will be the dining room
17tx64 ft. The front part will be
divided into a line reception room,
44x14, cloak rooms toilet and para
ph in alia rooms. Everything will
be modern and down to the min
ute. The Masonic lodge No. 131
has a membership of fifty-five and
is one of the strongest financially
iu this section of the state.
The building will be about 31 ft.
in heighth and the front will be of
pressed brick and stone. The
contract for the excavation has
been let to Hanson Bros, of this
city but the contract for the build
ing is yet under consideration.
This structure will certainly be
a fine improvement to our city.
The Sea Assassin
Many people want to know what
a torpedo is like. It is a devil
made of steel, the latest made being
twenty-one inches in diameter and
nineteen feet long, says Goodwin's
Weekly. It is sent on its way by
compressed air, it is propelled by an
engine of its own which starts when
the torpedo shot on its way. It
is held steadily on its course by a
gyroscope, it has speed of forty
five knots an hour for 2000 yards,
after which it slows down to as low
as fifteen knots. It is divided into
three or four compartments. The
devil of it is like that of any other
assassin—all in its head which
carries from 200 to 300 pounds gun
cotton: it is fired by ail explosive in
its nose, when the nose strikes any
substance. The second compart
ment is a chamber, which will
bear a pressure of from 1350 to 2250
pounds per square inch. The third
compartment is the balance chamb
er where the gyroscope is on due
It is set on its course any where
from near the suiface to as low as
fourteen feet below the water. Its
range is over 11,000 yards. It costs
from S3KiO to over §5000.
Doane Robinson, Superintendent
of the State Department of History
has just issued the eighth annual
report for division of Vital Statis
tics for year 1914. During the
past year there were 309 births, 85
deaths, 11 divorces in Roberts Co.
In the state there were 13,023 births 's.
4488 deaths, 462 divorces. In
Roberts county there were 147
male 162 female childi en bom.
Causes of death and number from
each disease reported in Roberts
county are as follows: Apoplexv 3,
Brights disease 2, Cancer 2, Con
vulsions 3, Diabetes 3, Heart dis
ease 6.
Since the weather cleared last
week conditions have been almost
ideal for crops and the way corn and
potatoes and other crops are grow
ing is truly wonderful. With a con
tinuance of the present fine weath
er, there will be little cause to re
member the cold and backward
WebstiM—Joseph Hanley, age
ami a
farmer living one
south of
•1-1, a
hull' miles south of Lily, was
killed in a runaway accident.
Hanley left Lily in an intoxicated
condition and about ten o'clock
at night his two little sons. 10
and 12 years of age, heard liiui
drive into the yard. As the mail
was in the habit of returning
late and spending the night in
the barn, the little boys thought
no more of the matter until
about o'clock in the morning,
when they looked out of a win
dow and saw the buggy over
turned and their father under it.
The.v hurried out and found
their father dead. An invest,i
gation by the coroner showed
that Hanley had fallen forward
between the box and the front
wheel of the buggy, his foot
catching under the seat, and
that he had been dragged in
that condition for a considerable
distance with his head striking
the ground. Hanley had parted
from his wife some time ago,
the two little boys remaining
with him, while she ami three
other children went to Minne
sota to reside.
Silver Wedding Celebration.
On Thursday of last week, oc
curred the Silver Wedding cele
bration of the twenty-fifth anni
versary of the wedding of r.
and Mrs. P. R. Christensen of
Lee township. About 100 people
gathered at the home and it was
a thorough surprise Those
present report one of the most
enjoyable and pleasant gather
ings ever held in this locality.
The bride and groom were the
recipients of a beautiful and cost
ly silver set besides many other
valuable gifts. Mr. and Mrs
Christensen are among the early
residents of this locality and
have a host of friends throughout
the country who wish them
many more years of life, tilled
with health, comfort, joy and
Through the columns of this
paper, Mr. and Mrs. Christen
sen wish to thank all those pres
ent for the many beautiful gifts,
and assures everyone that this
gathering was one of the most
enjoyable events of their lives.—
Wilmot Republican.
Wehste The state supreme
court has just handed down a
decision of great importance to
sportsmen of the state, in which
it holds that duck passes cannot
be leased to individuals and other
hunters excluded from the pass
es. Tt has become the custom
of land owners in Day county to
rent the use of meandering lakes
to hunters who could afford to
pay for the privilege, the gener
al public being excluded. The
court holds that these lakes are
public property open to the pub
lic for fishing, boating, trapping
or shooting and that they can not
be held as private game preserv-
Finds Skeletons I'nder House.
Niagra, X. I).,—Workmen cxca
cavating under the house occupied
until a few years ago by Eugene
Butler who died in the state insane
asylum in 1913, unearthed the re
mains of six men who it is believed
by the authorities, were murdered
by Butler while employed by him
as farm hands.
The skulls of ach had been
crushed and the bodies had been
dropped into the basement through
a cleverly constructed trap door.
You will always find the Old
Reliable Eye Specialist at the Red
Cross Drug Store. (50tf)
Good Attendance and Splen
did Programs.
In spite of Uiv lli n'a tiling
weather last wool tli Third An
nual Vliaulaiui ua at Sisseton
was a grand success from every
point, of view. Friday's program
by the Kassian Quartette and
Morton Pom burton and Dr.
Hogers was thoroughly enjoy
The kilties Band Saturday
afternoon and evening drew out
an immense crowd, bat the
storm in the evening drove many
from the tent.
Sunday afternoon the Handel
Choir and Dr. Driver pleasantly
entertained the audience. Sun
day evening's program was ren
dered entirely by the Handel
Choir and was considered as
the most enjoyed throughout the
entire Chautauqua.
Mr. \V. S. Rupe of Kansas
City was in charge of the Chau
tauqua as platform superinten
dent and he made a host of good
friends by his uniform courtesy
and tact.
Miss Powers, supervisor of
the Children's Chautauxua, was
a very pleasant lady and made a
hit with the children.
A Chautauqua for next year
is assured as the contract has
already been signed by our pro
gressive business men, and one
that promises to excel
1 the last
in every respect. Three cheers
for the backers!
Sou Takes Over F. & V. Railroad.
On July I, the Soo Railway
will take over the Pairmonnt and
Vehlen railroad. This has been
tallied of for some time and the
rumor has finally come true. The
P. & V. will continue to be con
ducted under the old name, but
the worlc will be done at the Soo
In tlu Soo usurping the Fair
mount it Vehlen will be a great
business advantage for Pair
mount, the Soo will undoubtedly
make this point a division, the
ISisinark branch of the Soo will
probably be made up here, the
round-house at Hankinson will
likely be brought here. At any
event the change will be a bene
fit to Pairmonnt financially. The
Soo has recently added consider
able ground to their right-of-way
which they will need in case
Kairmount is made the division
point. Pairmonnt News.
North Dakota Man Perfects Patent.
Gwinner, N. D— Arthur Hoi
strom, son of .lohn Holstrom,
has received full patent papers
on a new device for regsitering
the amount of gasoline in ail
automobile tank'. There are at
present guages attached right
to the tank which show the
amount still left, but Mr. 11
strum's patent makes it possible
to remain in the seat and see
how much of the John D's pro
duct remains. It is made much
like a tape measure with a float
er from the tank' so that as the
gasoline goes down the gauge
goes up and indicates by figures
the exact amount in the tank.
The patent is undoubtedly a good
one and we predict that Mr.
Holstrom will reap much profit
from his labors in this direction.
Dr. E. J. Maw, Eye Specialist of
Milbank. S. D., will be at the
Hotel Commercial on July 2nd
Dr. Maw comes well recommended
by the best citizens of Milbanlt.
I'ierre— Attorney General
Caldwell has tiled with the su
preme court his report of tin'in
vestigation which he has made
of the charges made May I I, by
lohn Kickland, asking for the
disbarment of George \V. Kgan.
11 is report covers charges made
in a case conducted by Kgan for
Theodore kicklano in a case for
lohn I hit land, and in a case for
Henry Kickgauer, and other
cases, in which irregularities
and excessive charges are set
forth and claimed. This investi
gation by the attorney general
was under the provisions of
chapter h"), law of Hill, which
fixes the procedure of ilisbar
Under this same statute At
torney General Caldwell recom
mended to the court his findings
in the investigation and his re
commendation that the investi
gations in the cases mentioned
and others have shown sufficient
evidence to justify the court to
consider and investigate farther
the conduct and practice of Geo.
Egan as an attorney and coun
sellor at law. If the court de
cides upon the showing, to take
any farther action, it will be in
the way of appointment of a ref
eree to take testimony and re
port his findings to the court.
Wins Roberts County Prize,
The marriage of Miss Julia
Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Iver Olson of New Ellington, and
Mr. Hans G. killness, of Arling
ton S. D., was solemnized at the
homo of the bride's parents,
Wednesday, June 2:4, at 12
o'clock noon. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Peter
Killness under a canopy of pink
and white, in the presence of
about seventy invited guests.
Miss Palma Olson, sister of the
bride was bridesmaid, and Mr.
Ingman Olson attended the
groom. Elodis Killness, carry
inga boquet of white roses was
flower girl.
The bridal party entered the
room to the strains of Mend
elssohn's wedding march, played
by Miss Km ma Olson. The bride
wore white crepe chiffon over
satin and carried a shower bo
quet of roses and lilies of the
valley. The bridesmaid was
gowned in pink crepe dc chine.
Following the ceremony a re
ception was held and wedding
dinner served.
The bride is a very popular
young lad.v of this locality, and
well accomplished in all the de
tails of the. great art of home
keeping. The groom is a pros
perous young farmer, and after
a wedding trip, including the
Twin Cities, the happy couple
will be at home on Iiis farm near
The Hecord .joins with hosts of
well wishers from here for their
future happiness and prosperity
New Ellington Hecord.
School Fund Apportionment.
When it was provided that the
school lands should be held in re
serve for the benefit of the school
fund until tliev brought a certain
price per acre, and that the school
funds should remain in perpetual
use for the benefit of the schools,
it was foreseen that the income
would mount higher and higher tin
eventually no inconsiderable part four years ago.
of the cost of maintaining them
would be derived from ihis fund.
The latest school apportionment
to Roberts County was $22,011.85.
The total of the state was §730,097.
Dr. E. E. Cook and family were
guests from Vehlen with Sisseton
friends Simdav.
No. 2
Mrs. Andrew Torvik Dies
from Sudden Attack.
A cloud of gloom was cast over
the entire community last Saturday
morning, June 26th, by the death
of Mrs A. O. Torvik, the cause of
death being heart failure.
This sudden death came as a sur
prise to everyone, as she was enjoy
ing the best of health. She was out
in the yard feeding the chickens,
when the attack took her, and was
dead before any assistance could be
Mrs. Torvik was born near Litch
field, Minn on May 16, 1875,and
was married to Andrew Torvik on
the 20th of July, 1901. To their
happy union nine children have been
born, four girls and five boys, all of
whom are living. The oldest is a
daughter, twelve years of age and
the youngest a baby boy six months
old. Besides her husband and child
ren, she leaves three brothers and
four sisters to mourn her loss.
Mrs, Torvik was a woman of ex
alted ideas and high character, to
whom home was the most inviting
place in the world, and to her home
she contributed generously of moth
erly affections, which will be sorely
To her afflicted relatives the
sympathy of the people of Sisseton
and vicinity is extended,
The funeral services were held
from the home at one o'clock Mon
day and from the Luthern Church
at two o'clock, and the attendance
was the largest ever held in Sisseton
Rev. Rudie officiated and the Luth
eran choir assisted with the music.
The florial offerings wtre many and
beautiful. Interments were made
in the Sisseton cemetery.
Mrs. Ellen Mallery, one of the
early settlers in Roberts county,
died at the home of her son
ren, in Ortley township, Wed
nesday: June 10, after an illness
of some duration with cancer of
the liver.
Ellen Ingnlls was born in El
gin, Illinois, September 1, 1850.
Early in her life she moved with
her parents to Grundy county,
Iowa, where she was married to
Martin Mallery on August 12,
Iblilj, and to this union were born
live children, four of which are
left to mourn her loss. The
family moved on their homestead
in Springdale township in 1881,
where the diseased has made her
home ever since.
The surviving children are
Warren and Truman Mallery of
Ortley township, Mrs. Arthur
Crocker of Springdale and Mrs.
J. P. Prymire of Castle Rock,
Washington, all of which were
present at the funeral.
Mrs. Mallery was a devout
christian and church member,
and will be remembered by the
|older residents of this locality,
always, as a kind loving old lady
who was always everybody's
Tile funeral was held from the
home of her son Warren last Fri
day, Rev. Holmes of Waubay
officiating, and the remains laid
to rest in the Eastman cemetery,
south of Wilmot, alongside In
her husband who died tw
Wilmot Ivejiub-
Articles of incorporation have
been 11 led for the Sisseton Ma
sonic building, with a capital of
$10,000. Incorporators, .L A.
Rickert, H. L. Cortelyou, H. D.
Massingham, H. L. SpacWman,
J.C. Knapp, Henry Morris and
J. J. Batterton. :n

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