MORE ABOUT THE
Promoters are Working from
We are as much in the dark as
ever in regard to the proposed
Huron it Northeastern railroad.
A survey has been completed
from Wallace through Waubay.
regard to this Huron & North
Another railroad deal which is
significant of future events was
the taking over of the Fairmount
& Vehlen by the Soo yesterday.
There is also a well grounded
rumor that the Soo is to take
over the Dakota Central within
the next thirty days and connect
the two roads by running a line I
from Roslin to Webster and
thence southeast to Watertown.
through the heart of eastern
South Dakota, a line which they
have evidently desired for some
The absorption of the Dakota
STRIKE AT SUMMIT.
Summit—The men employed
by the Des Moines Iron Works,
the company having the contract
for building the waterworks
system for Summit, struck for
higher pay, claiming the pay of
11 cents lor one foot square in a
sexen foot trench was r.ot enough.
After the men had been out lot-
several hours and the foreman
had threatened to send for Ital
ian laborers to complete the job,
a compromise was effected and
the men returned to work.
Frank- M. Henderson, the pro
lnoter, Mr. Phillips, a financial
agent, and Willard Richards of
the engineering force were visit-1
ors in this city Wednesday for a| All school officers should re
few minutes, but they were very member that a new law goes in
sparing with their information, to effect on .1 uly 1, that requires
When questioned in regard to' every school district to publish
the location of the line they ian annual report for the fiscal
seemed to have nothing tangible year ending on the above men
to offer. Mr. Henderson, for.tioned date, in the newspaper^
some reason best known to him- published nearest to the goo
self, seems to wish to avoid pub graphical center of the district,
licity. This law is mandatory, the
School Officers Take Notice.
Claims are made that the measure being passed so that
bonds are sold and the financial the taxpayers will have know
backing of t.iie enterprise assui'- ledge of how much money has
ed. The promoter thus far has been spent, for what purpose,
failed to aavance any proposition the amount on hand and where
to Webster, and from his con- deposited. The school tax is
duct toward us wo judge he has! the heaviest tax our people have
none to offer. We are here to to pay and they are entitled to
boost any enterprise for the ad- know how much is collected and
vancement or developement of for what purpose it is disbursed.
Day county, but we can frankly This law has applied to indepcn
state that we are in a quandry in dent districts for many years
and it is now extended to take
in all school districts.
School officers should ore-pare
promptly at the close of the
H. G. Simons and Julia Olson
were united in marriage last
Wednesday, June 23rd at the
Iver Olson home. They will
leave for their future home at
Arlington, S. Dak., after spend
ing a few days with friends here.
The Bulletin wishes them good
luck and happiness through life.
The prospects for a good crop
in this vicinity are brightening
be! with the coming of warm weatli-
Central by the Soo would
practically an invasion of North- lor. The small g-'ain as a goner
western territory, and it is a, a! rule is in good condition al
very logical presumption that though some of it has begun to
tlie Northwestern might attempt show some signs of the discolor
to reciprocate by invading Soo ation but the sunshine and
territory with a line from Huron warmth is bringing it all out
to eastern North Dakota points, 'again. Corn is backward but
Webster Reporter. has a lair start and with lavor-
More News of New Railroad.
night between the Clark- Com-jS
mercial club and officials of th
new Huron and Northeastern
from Huron, S. D., to Fergus |.
concern, telling ol the work al-
Clark a division point for freight
and possibly later also for pas
senger service. Preliminary
surveys are about completed,
D. G. Ristad and family of
Fergus Falls stopped in Sisse
ton Tuesday night en route for
Howard, this state, for a short
visit. Mr. Ristad is president
of the Park Region Luther Col
lege of Fergus Falls.
I able conditions from now on it
|seems to be the concensus of
A conference was held Friday "Pinion among farmers that a
crop mayj,e expected,
Post Dated Checks are Taxable.
Railway company, which is con- Many people are unaware of
templating constructing a road
Falls, Minn. C- Phillips, the jcovding to the text of the war
financial agent of the new com- tax regulations, a stamp on these
pany, outlined the plans of the
that post dated checks
subject to a wur tux, but, uc-
lec us ils
ready accomplished. When a person makes out a
The plans include making check and dates it ahead, it is
essential that a war stamp ac
company the check before send
ins it to the payee. This new
form of war tax has been abso-
and the new road will connect lately disregarded, probably
with the Fairmount & Vehlen
line which was built a few years
ago. Phillips stated that trains
would be running through ('lark
before next winter. A mass
meeting has been called for next
Wednesday evening at which
time the plans will be discussed
for making local arrangements
for the new road.
more through ignorance of the
tax regulations than anything
Benson Minnesota, this year tried
the plan of oiling the streets. The
oil med costs a little less than two
cents a gallon, plus the freight. It
is what remains from petroleum
after getting out all the gasoline
and kerosene the crude oil contains,
and is about 40 per cent asphalt. A
thorough application will keep the
streets dry nearly all summer.
Benson used 10,000 gallons cost
Read the Tracy I'otiltrv
35 Million in Hole.
Washington—The second busi
ness year of the present admin
istration which closed Wednes
day, showed a deficit of *:!",st4,
l-h 1, compared with a surplus in
the year ending .June 30, I1.) 1-1, of
Official explanations will not
be issued until the figures for
the year have been analyzed by
Secretary McAdoo, but on the
face of the record it is apparent
that receipts were much smaller
and enormous losses existed in
custom revenues resulting from
the war, whilethe disbursements
were much greater.
Notwithstanding the deficit on
the year's business the treasury
now has an actual net balance of
With such a balance and every
prospect that it will be increas
ed by $10,000,0(10 in the next ten
days it is evident that there will
be no issue of Panama canal or
other government bonds to re
plenish the coffers for many
months to come
Customs receipts for the fiscal
year amounted to $209,208,107,
about $11,000,000 under the es
timate made by Secretary Mc
Adoo several months after the
war began and 82 million less
than received from this source
With the end of the war ap
parently remote it is well known
that many treasury olücials arc
convinced that it will be neces
sary to restore the old duty on
sugar at the next session of con
The income tax proved the big
producer in the last 12 months.
Total receipts up to last night
with 10 days in which to pay the
tax were $7!,^28.(')7r. This is
more than $*. TiOO.OOO above the
total received from the tax last
Total expenditures for flic
I yea were .1] ,.vj 1 com pa r-
ed with S700,T,V.1.24S last year.
A SAD DKATH.
Carl Deutsch, a farmer re
siding thre«} miles east of Eden,
died at Knapp's Restaurant in
this city at two o'clock Sunday
morning of strangulated hernia.
He was taken ill but did not call
a doctor for several days, and
then the physician advised that
he be taken to a hospital at Ab
erdeen for an operation. He was
brought to Webster in an auto
Saturday night and Dr. Sehe
necker was called, who after an
examination said the patient was
in a critical condition and could
not survive the trip to Aberdeen.
Everything possible was done
but he lived only a few hours.
Deceased was HI years of age.
was well known and highly re
spected in the north end of the
county. He leaves a wile and
six children to mourn Iiis death.
The funeral was held at St.
Joseph's cliurcli in Eden on .1 une
28th, and interment was made
in St. .Joseph's cemetery.—Web
riner and Reporter.
Thomas Bouck, .fr-, arrived
home Friday night from Dubu
que, Iowa, where he attended
college the past year. For some
weeks previous to his return
home he had been confined in a
hospital in Dubuque and while
not entirely recovered as yet is
gaining nicely and expects to
Ad in joy his usual good health short
ly.— Milbank Review.
"SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
SIS8ETON, ROBERTS COUNT*, 8. !., FRIDAY, .IV1.Y u, itn:
HURON & N. W. SllRVEYKI).
Waubay—Surveying for the
new branch of the Huron and
Northwestern railroad from
Wallace through Waubay to
Pickerel Lake has been nearly
completed and the work of grad
ing will be started immediately.
Hut little grading will be neces
sary on this stretch of road as
the survey has been through a
level stretch of country.
Two new townsites will lie lo
cated on this road, one near
Pickerel lake and another just
south of Waubay. Bonds suffici
ent to cover the actual cost of
construction have been sold and
tile, residents of this district
feel confident that the road will
be put through.
Iowa Man is Killed at Bis Stone.
Big Stone—.1. Overson of Fer
tile, la was instantly killed here
Friday night shortly before mid
night, when in some unaccount
manner Iiis automobile straddled
the rail of a small bridge on the
road leading to the passenger
station, turning his car turtle
and precipitating him into the
Mr. Overson was traveling
from Fertile to Graceville, Minn,
where he has a daughter resid
ing, Mrs. George Giddings.
It is thought that Mr Over
son's lights were burning low,
and that in the darkness and be
ing in an unfamiliar road, he was
unable to see the bridge until
too late to avoid the fatal acci
Relatives at Graceville and
Fertile have been notified, and
it is expected that they will ar
rive here some time Sunday.
On Thursday afternoon last there
was another half mile running race
at the fair grounds, which resulted
very disastrously for Philip La
Batte's horse. His horse and the
"gypsey" horse started in a half
mile dasli, with Laliatte's horse
quite lame at the start. During tliej
race the horse stumbled and fell,
The animal's leg was found to l.ej
Browns Valley Tribune.
News From Grant Township.
The Kron boys arc too busy to
play ball now days. Hart is wait
ing for them to come and give
them a game soon. If at first you
don't succeed try, try again.
Hunting season will soon be here
and you will be sure to see Kd Cliff
out training his new bird dog.
T. A. Moller and Joe Hang fin
ished up the painting job at Olaf
Neagaard's last week.
Von will have good corn this
year too farmers if you keep the
rain away, but when it starts to
rain no one can keep it away so we
TO BE INSPECTED
State Railway Commission
to Inspect Scale.
Pierre The farmers Ii
weigh products for the market
over their farm scales are sub
ject to inspection ly the state
inspector of scales at. any time
they desire their scales to be in
spected, or at any time any pur
chaser of their products desire
such inspection, the farm scale
provision being, "that the board
of railroad commission shall not
be obliged to inspect or test
farm scales except on request
of the owner or some person us
ling or about to use, and in such
I case under reasonable conditions
rules and regulations and the
payment of proper charges
therefore to be fixed and pre
scribed by the board of railway
"The board of railroad com
missioners shall fix a fee of one
dollar for each inspection or
test of such scales, to be paid by
the person, Ii rm or corporation
owning or operating the same
provided that the fee to be fixed
by the board of rail road com
missioners for inspecting or
testing any farm scale may be
more or less than the fee for in
spection or test of any other
scales under the jurisdiction of
the commission as the commis
sion may in its judgement deem
to be proper The railway
commissioners at their option
may order the owners or opera
tors of any "track scales and all
other scales in this state used
by the common carriers or by
shippers for the purpose of
weighing cars or freight offered
for shipment in car load lots,
and all stock scales at stock
yards, and all private, farm and
town scale.-i used in weighing
lmVi h)] woo
broken in such a manner that re-|
covery was impossible, and he. .„id penalty of
horse was shot. It was a
valuable animal, and very fast.
SI.200 Salaries for Carriers.
Sisscton mail carriers have been
made happy by a new ruling ol the
post office department, which after
July 1. increases their yearly salary
to Si joiI. All of them arc fortunate
in working over out
es 2-t miles or
had better do like we did in the
old country, let it rain. more in length and that fact places
Everybody is waiting for this them on a flat salary in the flit inc.
new railroad to come from Huron wo of the six carriers out ol Sis
to Fergus Falls. So many towns seton have been receiving this ill
might grow up in this county that creased salary for some time past,
there wont be any place for farm- hut aller the first of the month the
other four carriers will come under
Notice is hereby given that, the
next regular examination for sec
ond and third grade teachers' cer
tificates will be held in the court
the new provision and be paid ac
cordingly. The po-.imaster general
interpreted the old law to mean that
salaries should he graded according
to the amount of mail carried and
J. WILLARD THOMAS,
(2-5) County Superintendent.
length ol the
house on July 22 and 23 1915. All "ew order of things advances
teachers who are now without l):l' °f every local carrier and
valid certificate and any others who
expect to teach in the county dur
ing the coming school year should
be present at that examination.
The work will begin on July 22 at
8:00 o'clock A. M.
raises the pay of many other car
riers in the county.
Misses Laura Stavig, Agnes
Stavig and Anna ikelson re
turned Monday from Bath where
they attended the Luther League
convention as delegate?
the Sisscton League.
FARMKR Kll.l.lll) IN RUNAWAY
imsitlul il(1 t() |n |m
Newark While riding into
town on a cultivator, Ezra King,
a farmer residing near Newark,
was the victim of an accident
which proved fatal. The team
was a spirited one and got be
yond King's control as he enter
ed town. As the horses ran the
cultivator parted from the neck"
yoke and fell to the ground, caus
ing King to be dragged over the
ground for some distance until
the frightened horses could he
stepped. The man's skull and
chest were crushed, several ribs
broken, one leg fractured below
the knee and there were numer
ous other hurts, yet, he survived
for nearly two days after the ac
Julius Roslioll is (liven Loving Cup
Vehlen—At a lanquet tender
ed Julius Uosholt, promoter of
the Fairmoimt X: Vehlen railroad
by the Citizen's committee of
tin.' Vehlen business men, the
final business transaction be
tween the committee and Mr.
Ivosholt was closed with the pre
sentation by r. Kosliolt to the
committee of the railroad's re
ceipt for $1 ii(),000, tlx1 amount
raised by the committee as a
bonus for the construction of
the railroad. There were about
2,500 subscriptions to the fund,
and liosliolt. stated that less
than 7i per cent of the amount
had proven uncollectable, though
the subscription, paper was a
simple promise to pay. In ap
preciation of Itosholt's work in
promoting the road, and the
cordial relations that have been
maintained at, all times, the com
mittee presented him with a
handsome loving cup.
,t loss than S|0() or more than
I Sü00 is imposed for
with such device.
I In other words, all farm scal.'S
in the state are placed under the
same regulations and control as
are. commercial and railway
scales, with the exceptions that
I the farm scales need not to be
inspected except on request of
owner or user, and when so in
spected the fee is not limited as
in case of commercial scales.
Ford's New Tractor.
Those who remember the advent
of the first automobile are remind
ed of great umvcildly machines
with wheels as heavy as locomotives
wheels almost. One of these ma
chines was bought in l'ierre and re
sulted in a great failure to the pro
moter. Today. the little Ford that
any man can lift out of the mud, is
seen in evidence everywhere. III re
cent years, everyone lias become ac
quainted with the great mass of ma
chinery known as the traction en
gine. It is now given out that I lenry
Ford has purchased two thousand
acres of land and will build a factory
t.i employ 2n,uii(i men who will turn
out a million traction engines a year
This tractor, if it. is put out, will
revolutionize small farming. Men
farms to' cost not over
S_'OO.ni) each. These engines will
pull the ploughs, harrows, seeders,
binders and oilier farm machines—
operate the threshing machine, run
the feed grinder, the cream separat
'er, washing machine and in fact
every other machine on the farm
to do everything with
a machine that costs no more than
a good horse. It is the most startling XI,-. and Mrs. Krickson
announcement that lias been made i.onsekeeping.
for years so far as it relates to
rural industry. The Automobile
Age describes thisnew venture fully
in its last issue. While Ford's auto
mobile has been the chief object of
jokes, his tractor, if it
as is forecasted the past week, wi
make him more famous than Howe,
other I l"-'
Double Wedding Near New
A most auspicious and beautiful
wedding occurred Wednesday June
.ill, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
M. L. Kud, just south of town. It
was the double wedding of their sou
Gustaf Adolph to Miss Sadie Hertina
Anderson, and their daughter Annie
to Oscar lingo Krickson.
The ceremony took place at the
Rud home, which had been beauti
fully decorated in green and white
for the occation. Rev. Theo.A.
Gunnarson of Claire City said the
words which joined the two couples
Miss Sadie Nelson, was brides
maid, and Mr. Melvin Rud best
man for the Rud Anderson couple.
The bride was gowned a lovely
creation of white silk De Chine,
with silk chanVilly lace overdrop
and carried white American beauty
roses. The biidesmaid wore silk
chiffon, lace oyer net. Little Agnes
Beito was flower girl. The groom
as dressed in coiiyentioii.il black.
For the Kricksou-Riul couple,
Miss Ada Olson was bridesmaid and
Mr. Allen Hegne, the best man.
The bride's gown was white silk
crepe DcChene with chilTon over
drape.She carried white American
beauty roses- The bridesmaid wore
pink lace over white. Little Bethel
Markham was flower girl. The
groom wore a suit of dark blue.
Over two hundred guests were
present. Following the ceremony
the newly married couples received
felicitations of the assembled
friends. A most elaborate dinner
was served in a great diniugtent on
a very joyous and happy
occasion, the dinner being particu
larly successful. All the young
people involved are thoroughly well
known throughout the vicinity.
Mrs. O. A. Rud, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson of New
Kffinglon. enjoys the honest esteem
and friendship of all. She is a very
practical young woman and will
most certainly prove a valuable
helpmate. The groom is bookkeep
er for the Jones Beito Lumber Co.
always been highly success
ful in business assails, is a member
of the village council a"d has the
confidence of all who know him.
They will commence housekeeping
in the fine new residence which the
groom has nearly completed oil
South Whitiier Avenue.
Mrs. Oscar Hugo Krickson has
grown to womanhood in this com
munity. Always a girl of lovable
character and social instincts, her
friends are numbered by those who
know her. Hugo is one of the most
affable, and at the same time,
thoroughly competent young nmn
we have ever known He is local
for the Tri State Lumber
Company at Rosholt.and in that
., ,, ., Iivi who has taken the cute*
McCormick and a score ol other I1
,,,, Hereafter when two convivals
great inventors combined. 1 he
magnitude of the possibilities with
such such an invention at such a
price, can scarcely lie convince 1.
This is likely to make farm-life
easier and may result a big hack- .,
.. incut and delay, the law should
to-the-farm movement from our
congested cities.—Capital Journal.
Attorney Batteiton is attending Geo. W. Tracy will have a poul
from business matters Minneapolis this
The presents were numerous,
beautiful and pracital. —New Lf-
law went into
•iteri ili/es wl'ich provides a fine and
HI imprisonment for anyone who
sells or gives intoxicants to any
'io has taken the
meet they will probably sit down
jn the shade ol a tree and care
fully review the life history of
each other before offering the
week. Thursday forenoon.
To save embarass-
provide that the cured" wear a
tag in some conspicuous place.
try car here next Wednesday and
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