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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, August 27, 1915, Image 1

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In April this year there was
incorporated in South Dakota a
corporation known as the Huron
& Southwestern Railroad Co.,
with the purpose of building a
railroad from Huron north and
east to Waubay, S. D. This
much was known.
The articles of incorporation
have been amended so that the
name reads Duluth, Huron &
Southern Railroad Co. Since
then, officials of the company
have given out some information
regarding the future course of
the railroad.
The project consists of the
operation of approximately seven
hundred miles of railroad, with
the main line extending over live
hundred miles from Bismark to
Duluth, through Burleigli, Kid
der, Stutsman, Logan, LoMoure,
Barnes, Ransome and Richland
counties, to Wahpeton, thence
northeast through Wilkin and
Otter Tail counties, and then
straight east to Duluth through
Becker, Hubbard, Wadena, Cass,
Crow Wing, Aitkin, Carlton and
St Louis counties.
The branch line will extend
I mad is to puss, in tin- way of
I raising money for right, of way.
station sites, etc. Various coin
uiittces of cit izens in the dill'er=
ent. sections interesteil have
charge of his work'.
The ultimate purpose of the
line is to handle a major part of
I the long haul trat'lic between Du-
Tlie Wahpeton (N. I).) Globe- I h'tli and the Dakotas- Perhaps
Gazette in the following article
gives a very detailed account of ducts shipped Irom southern
the plans of the new railroad, the
new line known as the Du I nth,
Huron A: Southern. It, seems
about the only the only thing
left to do now is for the towns
in the path of the road to get
busy and raise the bonus money.
The Globe-Gazette says: 'There
from Huron, L. D., to Wahpeton, to farm on account of its distance
passing through Beadle, Spink,
Clark', Coddington. Day and Rob
erts counties in South Dakota,
and through Hankinson and
Great Bend to Wahpeton.
Construction work' will begin
in September this year, at Huron
and Wau bay—from both ends—
and the first leg of the system through to Wahpeton.
•will be built as rapidly as possi
ble. The final surveys have been
made and the contract let for the
construction of the road as far
as Wau bay, S. D., and this work
will be rushed to completion. It
is not thought that it can be tin
isheil this fall, unless an excep
tionally long and favorable sea
son should happen along, but the Dakota and Minnesota,
work will be resumed in the
spring as soon as the weather 10 CORN,
permits and rushed through, so
that trains will be running in the
icr. This branch con
nects with the Great Northern
and Mil wau
and with the Milwaukee at
early summer. This branch ''„n-^.-^
The final surveys have not as ,,
yet been made from Wauba.\ to
"I the grain ami farm pro-
North Dakota go to Duluth Cer
tainly almost all of the coal and
fuel, much of the manufactured
merchandise, and all the wood
products, etc., come to this
country to Duluth and Northern
Minnesota- The proposed main
line from Duluth to Hismark is
has been much talk throughout parctically a bee-line east and
this part of the country of late west, and in no part of its course
about the proposed new railroad
to be built in South Daktoa and
through Richland county, but all
of this talk" has been seemingly
at random and without any de
finite information. The Globe
Gazette is now in a position to
give its readers a summary of
the situation which is authentic.
does it parellel or interfere with
any railroad now operating, ex
cept in the vicinity of the
two terminals—there is no road
within from 15 to ilO miles at any
place except where it crosses
or intersects the north and south
lines. A glance at the map will
show this plainly. The branch
from Huron all the way to the
state line is through a well set
tled district practically without
railroads. There is a remark
able opportunity for traffic over
this new railroad.
Of course, this can not bedone
in a year, or in two years. But
the men behind the movement
are men who will put it through,
and we have all confidence in its
ultimate completion. Wahpeton
the junction of the branch with
the main line, will undoubtedly
be both a passenger and freight
division point, due to its central
location —BOO miles to Duluth, 200
miles to Bismark. 17,i miles to
Huron, beside being the junction
—and this means something big
for Wahpeton. The shops, of
course, would be located at the
division point and this would
mean the employment of a large
number of men, with its conse
quent growth in the city. It will
undoubtedly mean much better
service, freight and passenger,
tapped by the new line, and will
open up to the march of progress
many thousands of acres of fer
tile land which now is difficult
from the railroad. And the rail
road itself should be a paying
proposition from the start.
As we stated before, the line
will be built from Huron to Wan
bay this fall and next spring. It
is probable tliat the fall of lull)
will see the road in operation
Work on
surveys, right of way, securing
of charters, construct ion, etc.,
for the main line will progress
as rapidly as may be. and within
a very few years we expect to
see the entire system in opera
tion, with its conseipje.it in
crease in prosperity for this en
tire section of North and South
j, Many of our friends in the
earlier pa
1 of the season when
.something to be pes-
-imistic about, would remark
that while the small grain ap
I pea red to be in excellent con
dition, corn would not be in the
this yoar
the state line, butthe preliminary
surveys are on file and the route
is tlirough the Sisseton Indian I
reservation, by Sisseton, New
Effington and north to a point on
the state line situated on Sec
tion 27-128 50, Roberts county.
The route from that point into
Wahpeton depends greatly on
the efforts of the citizens of
Great Bend and Hanltinson and
the territory through which the
The last few
eeks, however, has shown what
|j kw lrd cm
right conditions, as it has had a
plienominal growth and all the
indications are that with a rea
sonable time before killing frosts
there will be a corn crop that
will again demonstrate that we
arc in the corn belt.
John Walker returned Monday
evening from a few days' visit
with friends iu Minneapolis.
vate at New Kllington.
Carsten Kggen. who for the
past two years lias been assoeia
teil with Co. At.ty. C. R. .Jorgen
son here, has moved to New Is
lington where he will enter busi
ness for himself. The New lif
ting Record has the following to
say lor this popular progressive
young man:
"It is with a great deal of
pleasure that we announce to
our readers that Attorney Car
sten JCggen lias decided to open
a law office in New Kffington. He
has secured office rooms in the
N. G. Beito building over Green's
drug store and will have Iiis
shingle fluttering in the breeze
by next Monday.
r. Eggen is a, graduate of
the law school of the University
of South Dakota, in the class of
1912. After graduating, he spent
one year in the West and for the
past two years has practiced
law in Sisseton.
In his decision to cast his for
tune with New Effington, it
seems the universal opinion that
Mr. Eggen lias done wisely, and
most certainly our people are
glad of his decision.
He is no stranger here, being
the son of one of Roberts conn
ty's most prominent farmers,
and has grown to manhood in
this immediate vicinity-
In the practice of his profes
sion he lias been imminently
successful and has already won
considerable distinction as a law
Northern Roberts county has
long needed an attorney and now
we have one in New Kffington."
Women Have 91 Electoral Votes.
Women will have an equal voice
with men in casting at last nine
ty-one of the electorial votes that
are to decide who is going to be
our next president.
The ninety-one votes in ques
tion will come from tile twelve
states of the west and middle
west, where women now vote.
This number may be enlarged
considerably, however, between
now and 1 Olli, as the suffrage
question goes to a vote of the
people this November in Penn
sylvania. New York', New .Jersey
and Massaehusctts.
Get Lice Kiirlv.
The county auditor requests
hunters to secure their 1915
licenses at once. During the last
week before the opening ol" the sea
son the office flooden with applica
tions, and there is necessarily some
delay in supplying the little slips
that are necessary to e\— rv spoits
lii a li who pursues the festive
prairie lien or elusive teal, l.iccns- I
es can he secured at any bank in
the countv.
Ten ounces of powdered borax
scattered over eight bushels of]
manure or garbage or any place,
where flies breed, will prevent them
from breeding. He liberal and use a
ten cent package on one pile.
Scatter it about, over the top. Use
ten cents worth once a month. It
is cheaper than sickness and doctor's
bills, and it will absolutely prevent
flies from breeding, and it is the
only thing that will do it. There is
an instructive article on the subject
in the Scientific American of June
Board $3.00 a week straight.
Meal tickets, $5.25 ticket for §4.00
Little Eagle Cafe.
SlSsrrnN. RuHKRTS CUWn S. I A A Viil 'sT HI 7i
1 'ierre—That here is either an
immense increase in ti vote, or
hau a l-i'ge percent of the vot
its of lie state did ml register
Popular Attorney W ill 1,(1- their views at, toe last election.
would be indicated 1 ihe census
returns. The census showing
is Hill.-llil voters in the state,
while the highest vole cast on
car.d iilat.es at tile election last,
Novein her was 111) .."0 1 for I'niteil
States senator, and '.Iii, 1 11 for
The record shows that the list
of men between I and IT years
of military age- in the state
number 12'.),7ii4.
The showing of home owners
in the state only places about
one-third the residents as home
owners, or 111,220 in this class,
with 228,400 outside this class,
but which includes many who
lives in the homes of parents:
but the home owning showing is
not of the majority of adults.
For the first time an effort lias
been made to secure as far as
possible the educational qualifi
cation of the residents of the
state, and the showing in this
list is that there are 2til),0"2 per
sons with a common school edu
cation 27,345 have high school
education 3,178 have had normal
training 7,371 have had college
training with 5,00(3 beside who
are college graduates. There
are 3,130 illiterates, which is .75
percent of the whole, putting tliej
state well up in the educational
list. In the state there are 104
blind, 373 deaf, 1,055 insane, and
275 idiotic.
In the religious census the
showing is that the Lutherans
lead the others with a member
ship of IsO.'.M'.l the Roman Catho
lics a re second with 7il, '"OU: the
Methodist third with 52,H:i',l the
Presbyterians fourth with 21,
IHM) Congregationalists fifth with
1 H,',l()4 Baptists sixth with 10,
23s. The rest of the list shows
1,050 Adventisis. 1,343 (,'hristian
Science, 0,25* Christians S3 Dun
kards, 4.001 Evangelical, 301
Priends, 37'.I (Ireeli Catholics
4,755 Meiinoniles, '.),23'.) Episco,
palians, 10,10'.I Reformed, 14*
Salvation Army, ti34 United
Brethren, and a nil 11,590 others,
No church affiliations are report-1
eil by 201,042.
Compulsory luiucation I .aw.
livery person having under his
control a child between the ages of
eight and sixteen years, both in
clusive, shall annually cause such
child to regularly attend some pub
lie or private day school for the
entire term lim ine which In-public
school in tile district is in session
until such child shall have complet
ed the first six grades of the legu
lar common school course, provided
that the school board niav, after
such child has completed the sixth
grade, decrease he required term
of attendance to not less than sis
teen continuous weeks in each ear
until such child has completed
seventh and eighth grades of
I regular common school course, or
has reached the age of 16 vears
For every neglect of such duty
the person offending shall be lim-il
for the use ol the public schools of
his school corporation, a sum of
not less tlian SIo.no nor more than
$20.00 and stands committed until
such fine and co-Is of suits are
The law also provides that Conn
tv Superintendent -hall be truant
officer ex-officio in such cases.
For Sale—Second hand22 li. p.
Advance engine, separator lili-fili
a o- I
Front Livery. Sisseton. (8-14)
of lice
Legal Blanks at this
New Rule W ill Keep 55,-
500,00(1 in South Dakota.
That South Dakota will lie ma
te rialy profited by the decision
ol the state hank commission
and public examiner 1 hat. here
alter state banks must, deposit
50 per cent of their reserve with
other state bank's in this stale,
is the announcemenl made in 1 lie
local financial circles.
Heretofore it lias been the
custom of state bank's in South
Dakota to send from 15 to 25
percent of their reserve to bank's
in Sioux City and Minneapolis.
These bank's would in turn send
a largo percent of their reserve
to Chicago and from Chicago the
tread of money was towards the
clearing houses of America, Wall
This departure of Kl 1,000.000
annually from South Dakota
made it difficult for South Da
liotans to draw money on loans,
but under the new order of
tilings this money which lias
been going out of the state, will
now be deposited with banks in
the larger cities of South Dakota
Sioux Palls, Aberdeen, Mit
chell, Auron, Lead and other
cities of like size.
This, it is stated, will make
money much easier to se
cu re and will tend to '.letter li
nancial conditions throughout the
I state.
When this action of the state
examiner and commission was
jtirst announced, it was staled
that it was a retaliation on the
recent action of the comptrollers
of currency at Washington. This
is not true, lull, is the working
out of the new guaranty law
passed '|y the last legislature.
1-Sy keeping the money of the
state wli re it is under super
vision of the state banking de
partment, losses to South Dako
ta depositors will be reduced to
the minium in.
Law of Su liscription.
I Pew readers of newspapers
fully and clearly understand the
law governing subscriptions.
Below are the decisions of tin
United States Supreme Court
upon the subject.
Subscribers who do not give
express notice to tin.' contrary
S are considered as wishing to re
new lliiii su Inscription
If the subscribers order a dis
coiitinuance of their periodicals
the publisher may continue to
send thein until all 1 uesa re paid
I I subscribers eontinueto take
the periodical from the pi ist of
fice to which if was directed, he
is responsible until lie has set
his bill a nil ordered the
paper disconlinued.
I subscribers move to other
without informing the
nd the papers are
.- :,
])ii blisher
subserider is held responsible.
The court lias held that the re
fusal to take the periodicals from
I the post office, or removing and
leaving them uncalled for is
prima facie evidence of intention
to defraud.
1 subscribers pay in advance
they are bound to give notice at
the end of the time if they do
not wish to continue taking it,
otherwise the publisher is autho
rised to send it and the subscrib
er will be responsible until ex
press notice with payment of all
arrearages is made.
For sale, a go cart. Phone 163.
"Clean up Week" hire Prevention.
I 'ierre 1 line wit the li re
prevent ion work' of the depart,
nient. Insurance Commissioner
Stablin has issued a proclama
tion in which he asks the mayors
Ol all cities ol the slate to pro
claim a "Clean-up Week" some
time between now and the Ii rst.
of November. While I,his is in
tended to apply to the cleaning
up of rubbish and accumulation
of weeds in alleys and had'
yards, which may be the eansi
of starting Ii res at any time, it
also includes the proposition of
the department which is being
carried on with the aid of local
authorities, in the removal of old
buildings which stand as a men
ace to the towns in the way of
lire hazards and which will assist
in the reduction of insurance
rates if they are removed. The
department is pushing this work
in a number of localities, having
ordered several such structures
torn down in Dead wood and
Lead, and in the past week has
placed a ban in five such struc
tures in the business section of
Pierre. In some of the cases
the orders are being accepted
without protest and the work of
destruction lias already been
Hunters Getting Ready.
The open season for hunting
prairie chickens and ducks begins
Friday, Sept. 10, and already hunt
ers are preparing for the slaughter
by securing licences and getting
Geo. Gillette, driving an olds-
No. 10
No Advance in Western Rate
Will he Made.
Stale Railroad Commissioner
Dougherty of South Dakota, re
ceived from C. W. Ilillmau, who
is South Dakota's statistical! in
the western advance rate case,
I which was recently heard by tlie
Interstate Commerce commis
sion a telegram which reads as
"Associated Press dispatch in
noon papers announces a favor
able decision in west freierht rate
case. Looks to have been almost
This news was considered al
most too good to be true, by Mr.
Dougherty and after conferring
with Commissioner Murphy and
Rate Expert Kelley of the South
Dakota commission it was decid
ed not to make public decision,
until the statement in Mr. Hill
man's telegram could be con
firmed. Thursday morning a
telegram was received from the
chairman of the Interstate Com
merce Commission which reads
as follows:
"Commission denies advance
of 80 per cent of traffic involved
in western advance rate case.
Advances denied on grain, grain
products, live stock, packing
house products, fertilizer, hides,
cotton piece goods and broom
corn. Advance granted on fruit
their nerves in shape by tiap prac
tice. Prairie chickens are reported and vegetables from Texas, rice
scarce and the covies small, the' from Louisiana, on coal, except
heavy rains during the hatching as to South Dakota and fresh
season having destroyed hundreds
eggs anil young chicks. There is
some solace in the fact that ducks
arc more numerous than for sev
eral years past. livery pothole
of ducks hatched in the vicinity,
and the limit will he easily secured
during the early days of the open
meet between Iowa and Nebras
ka. All other fresh meat ad
vances denied."
It will be seen from this tele
gram Unit while advances on
and slough is the loitering place coal freight rates were allowed
to all other points they were de
nied as to South Dakota.
The trial of the western ad
vance rate case, which occurred
in Chicago before Interstate Com
merce Commissioner Daniels
and Attorney Kxaminer Watkins
of the interstate commission
covered the time from March 4
to May 18, 1913, and forty vol
umes of testimony were taken.
Jas. Kennedy and AI. Moe had a
miraculous escape from most seri
ous injury in an auto accident
while driving south of town, on
Tuesday evening. They were
driving Mr. Kennedy's Overland
car, and Mr. Moe was at the wheel,
and it was probably due to the fact
that lie had had very little ex peri
ence in driving the Overland that 1
the accident occurred. As they
were crossing a high grade on the
south bench road, the car suddenly
shot off and turned completely
over, stopping right side up at the
loot of the grade. The occupants
weie spilled out and the car passed
over them, but luckily no bones! Sophie Jackobson, a thirteen
were broken and tlicy did not sus- year old sister of Mrs. Jake Folke
lain permanent injury, although stad home of Lake township, died
they were pretty badly shaken up Tuesday morning at the Folkestad
and received some painful bruises, home, after a few days' illness with
Mi. Kennedy is st ill in the hospital, diphtheria. The girl in company
nursing a bad cut in his right leg. with an older sister came over from
The car was not seriously ilamag- their home at Clinton, Minnesota,
cd. and was driven to town on its a short time ago for a visit with
own power. J-Sro.vns Valley Tri- their sister, where both girls were
bune. taken sick with the dread disease.
All of the advances in freight
rates desired by the railroads to
South Dakota points have been
denied and it is claimed that the
winning of the case by the
South Dakota state railway com
mission means a saving of $600,
000 per year to South Dakota
The case is a sad one as the parents
... did not know of the illness of their
mobile car, and a gentleman from .,
,, ,, daughters until they received a
Sisseton, driving a Maxwell, in-:
message 1 nesdav morning amiouc
ilulged in a race at the iair grounds
.. mg the dcatn. Mr. Jacobson and
in this city last 1'riilav evening.
Ciillctte won the race easily, making
six and one-half miles in 1 1 min
utes on a half mile track. Another
race has been arranged between
Gillette and the Olds and a Card
lier car from Sisseton, to take place When your liarae gets into the
Friday afternoon, Aug. 27, when paper because you performed a
an excited time may be expected, brave deed nobody in town sees the
item, but when your name gets in
to the paper because you arrested
for being drunk, everybody in
town sees the item the minute they
Ii. H. Kinght arrived from New
York Wednesday evening for a
few weeks' visit with his mother,
Mrs. A. M. Knight, and his bro-! pick up the paper
ther Hal. Herald.
Clinton Tuesday and took the p.
mains home for burial.—Wilmul

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