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Vol. 2:
Dütes from June 19th to
Iune 24th.
Below we publish the program
for the Sissetou Chautauqua to be
held here in lime for one full week.
According to the Chautauqua Com
pany's plan it will begin on Mon
day nd close on Saturday evening.
The local management are en
deavoring to have the dates chang
ed to include one Sunday. As this
will give chance for a larger crowd
as at this time of the year the farm
are all unusually busy and
would not be able to attend for
•even a single day without neglect
their duties 011 the farm. What
chances the local management will
have to change the dates, we are
Mire unable to state.
M011. June 19th—Afternoon.
The Marwick Male Quartette,
•Grand Concert—Entertainment.
Moil. June 19th—Night.
The Marwick Male Quartette,
Concert Prelude. Bob Seeds, Lec
turei— How Cod Makes the Soil
Tues. June 2(th—Afternoon,
i'ollnnii & Company, From the
XJrpheim Vaudeville Circuit and
l'earl O'Neil. Dr. E. S. Stucker,
Inspirational Lecturer, "V
.money or your life."
Tues. June 20th—Night,
l'ollmni & Company. Musical
•.Novelties, Mystery. Magic, Pearl
O'Neil. Canadian Reader and
Wed. June 21st—Afternoon.
Six Melody Maids—Concert En
tertainment. Dr. Tlios. McCIary—
Humorist and Irish Philosopher.
Wed. June 21st—Night.
Six Melody Maid—Concert enter
Hiimmeiit. Judge Roland Baggott,
••Dayton's great Juvenile Judge,
"Straightening the Bended Shoot."
Thürs. June 22nd—Afternoon.
The Cambridge Players. Inimit
able Comedy Sketches, Imperson
:ations & Music Hill Bone—Poet
Lecturer and Delightful Humor
Thürs. June 22nd—Night.
The Cambridge Players, Comedy 1110t
.Plays and Shakespeare As \ou
Sat. June 24th-AfternooitiS
Castellucci'r. Boston Band. Con-j
cert-Entertainment: Omero Cas-
rellucci-Leader. .....
Sat. June 24th —Night. 'word.
Castellucci's Boston Band. Grand,
Filial Concert. Musical Novelties]
and Specialties.
Sisseton Agency News.
A number of changes among the
employees at the Agency are soon
to be made. S.J. Kirk who has
for the past twelve years been
A a a
A movement has been started
Dakota Central to be Sold.
Watertown- In pursuance to
an order given by Judge James
D. Elliott in the United States
district court in Sioux Falls, the
South Dakota Central railroad
which has been in financial diffi
culties the past .year or more is
to be sold as soon as possible.
The action comes following the
recent foreclose of the mortgage
by the bondholders through
their agents the reason being
that the company did not make
payments of interest on the
The bondholders will bid in
the road when the sale is held
and if they are successful in
buying it state that they will
make big improvements all
along the line.
This little one hundred mile
road is one of the best paying
railroad properties in the coun
try if run right, but for some
reason or other has had a hard
row to hoe the past couple of
years and it is to be hoped that
it will fall into hands capable of
handling it to the end that the
towns and cities which it hits
will benefit us much as the
E. D. Mossman
One of the most active ones in
I the wet and dry campaign in Sis
jseton was Agent E. I). Mossman
of the Sisseton Agency. Mr.
I Mossman ga ve a very good talk at
the Opera House last Sunday
levelling, that gave the people
something to think about. He did
talk abont lhe üvi,S] etc of
.Like It Grand entertainment. speaker talks on, but talked husi
Iri. I une 23rd—Night. ness straight from the shoulder,
Hanns Jubilee Singers, Seven Fa-! and every word he said counted,
nious Colored Vocalists. Grand since taking charge ol the Agency
Concert Entertainment. Mr. Mossman has had a hard tus
hat the average temperance
sk with
t,cotle •«"'»g
l,noze to
here ,lls
troubles would be three-
He is giving the Indians a
square deal, and is a man of his
Not,cc of
... south Dakota, on the 2.Jrd day
farmer will be promoted to lease
.. :of May 191b. between the hours
agent. Albert Hennnger who has
.. .of 8 clock a. in. and o,elock
been Chief of Police of the re
be promoted to
sci-vation will
farmer, and
who lias been lease clerk will be
^"""5 Election.
Notice is hereby given that
provided by law, a primary
election will beheld at the regu
lar polling place in all the voting
I precincts of Roberts County,
p. m. ,for the purpose of allowing
a a
party in the state by their own
separate party vote to choose
I their several party candidates
.! for all United States, Senatorial
for the organization of a Returned congressional, judicial.
Students Association. S. I. Kirk
ganization will be completed
An issue of 100 milch cows will
take place soon,
Wanted- Work by the day.
House cleaning, etc. Address,
Bessie Leiter. Gen. Delivery.
let?jslative and county offices
has been working °n this are to be tilled by election
ation for sometime past and the or- .. ,.
at the general election, and to
elect their several national State
and precinct committee-men and
delegates to the several party
Dated this 18th day of April
1616. O. E. Lien.
I County Auditor.
Sisseton Business Men Will
Instiill Posts.
There is considerable agitation
at the present time for a White
Way for Sisseton. The arrange
ment is for the business men to
purchase three posts for each block
with a cluster of five lights on
each. There is to be a ]ost on each
corner and one in the middle of
the block. Each post complete
will cost around $5(1. The White
Way will commence at the dejxit
and up the street to the court
house and library building and
north and south along main street
from Prindeville corner to J. H.
Meade & Sou's corner. The cost
of running these lights will be
cheaper under the Ottertail Power
Schedule than what the city is
paying for the present system.
At the last meeting of the
County Commissioners it was de
cided to lower the side walks
around the court house grounds to
the street level and install a light
post with a cluster of live lights oil
each cornerxof the grounds.
Now thai the citv election is
over, let's forgive our neighbor and
pull together for a busier and big
ger Sisseton.
Contests for Boys and Girls.
Plans have been made tor one
of the best contests for boys and
girls ever held in Roberts County.
The women who were chosen at
the farmrji's' institute in March to
look after the womens department
of the institute for 1916 have held
a meeting, and at that meeting it
was decided to hold a contest in
canning fruit and vegetables and
this contest should be open to all
the girls in the county. The girls
are to choose the fruit or vegetables
and it it is necessary they may buy
them. The two articles that will
be given the most attention are
tomatoes and sweet corn. It was
thought best to allow the pupils to
buy these articles if necessary for
the reason that some of the girls
who would take part in the con
test are living in town and for that
reason might not be able to raise
their own vegetables.
The contest will be given some
aid through the county superin
tendent's office and from the
State College at Brookings. The
State College will also help in the
Corn Contest and the Pig Contest
for the boys alid girls of the coun
ty. If there are any boys or girls
who are interested in either of
these contests they can get further
information in regard to them by
writing the county superintendent
or Mr. W. M. Mair, Brookings,
S. I).
Boys who are winners in these
contests will be given a free trip to
the State Fair at Huron and they
will become members of the State
Fair Camp.
An effort will be made to have
the farmers institute come earlier
in the year than has been the case
the last two years. People here
think that the institute will be
better attended if it is held some
time during the fall months in
stead of the spring months. The
general opinion seems to be favor
able to the last part of October or
early in November.
The farmers institute is a tiling
that every progressive citizen
should boost. The states that have
made most progress in agriculture
are the states that have made a
success of the farmers meetings.
South Dakota and especially
Roberts County needs to take more
active interest in these things and
now is the time to do it.
Establish County Road.
The establishment of county
roads connecting the different
towns in the county is a matter
that has been under consideration
for some time by men who have
the county's interest at heait and
on Thursday of last week a mini
bei of lepresentatives from differ
ent parts of the county seat met at
Sisseton and .submitted a proposi
tion to the County Commissioners
who were then in session for a
county road from the south line
of the county at Corona to the
north line near Claire City. The
route was approved by the commis
sioners and petitions have been
prepared and notices posted for
such a county load. Lake and
Becker townships have petitioned
for making the east road from here
to Browns Valley a county road
and we learn that about ii22,0('()
will be expended oil this road this
The commissioners also passed a
resolution for the employment of
a county superintendent of roads
as soon as a competent man can be
secured. We understand that it is
the intention to employ a man who
lias had experience in one of the
adjoining states, and this is as it
should be. for it would be difficult
to employ a resident of the county
who would be entirely free from
local influences which would of
course interfere very much with
his usefulness.
Good roads help small towns,
and they are the only phase of
modern life that have that effect.
Railroads and other modern in
ventions kill the small town and
build up the great cities, but all
the year around roads turn the
stream of wealth, travel and busi
ness back toward the rural centeis.
W'ilmot Republican. FZ:::
Give the boy a pup chance. The
mail who has a ten or twenty
dollar pup looks after it carefully
and won't let it run promiscuously
over town, but sees that it is in
the house or kennel, but ttic boy
is dilferent. He is turned loose at
a certain age to go to the devil.
People wonder where the great
body of loafers, tramps, peadbeats
and sots come from each decade.
They are germinated from the
pure seed, gathered from our
homes and sown broadcast oil our
streets and alleys. It may be your
boy is stalling in that direction.
At all events the boy ought to be
given the same chance with the
Small Checks.
Our old friend has turned up
again—the statement that it is un
lawful to write a check for less
than $1. It is based u|X)ii the
following provision of the crimin
al code of the United States section
178, which says:
"No person shall make, issue,
circulate or pay out any note,
check, memorandum, token or
other obligation for a less sum than
$1 intended to circulate as money
or to be received or used in lieu of
lawful money of the United States:
and every person so offending shall
be fined not more than $500 or im
prisoned not more than six months
or both."
Careful reading will disclose that
this does not bar checks made for
the payment of accounts. The
ordinary check of the average
person is intended to get the mon
ey and not itself to circulate as
money. A department store is
said to have issued a lot of checks
payable to bearer" as a bonus to
purchasers of goods and they gave
the banks a lot of trouble, hence
the law. It does not apply to
checks made to an individual "or
order" which are perfectly legal
in any sum that is backed by the
monev in bank.
Have Complete Lines for all
The spring season is at, hand
and the Sisseton merchants have
been taking a leaf out, of the
'preparedness" advocates book
and have prepared for the
season in a manner that eclipse
of former years. In every store
in Sisseton the coming of spring
has been heralded by the receipt
and unpacking of huge stocks of
spring goods of every descrip
tion and the shoppers of Roberts
county -who do not come to
Sisseton to make their selection
of spring purchases will miss
something they cannot afford
In every store the harbingers
of spring are tastefully display
ed. The latest fads, fashions
and fabrics can be seen in great
profusion and the shopper who
is not attracted thereby has lost
all love for beauty or has yet,
failed to see the impulses of
spring. No matter what you
want in spring apparel, you will
find it. ill some of the Sisseton
stores, and you will also find
that it is the highest quality
procurable at the price. Young
and old--men, women and child
ren—will find their spring se
lections here, and even if you
do not desire to make a large
purchase it will pay you to come
just to see what the stores have
to offer.
The roads are getting in good
condition, and the best way to
start the spring work is to crank
up the automobile or hitch up
buggy team and come to Sisse
ton to make your spring pur
Boys Composition on Breathing.
I'll is is on breathin. Breathing is
aspiration Von study physics to
learn to breathe.
Vou breathe with the asthma,
the nose, the mouth, the heart, the
lungs, the liver and stomach, but
deep sea breathing is the most
healthful kind.
The breath is made up of ox eyd
gen and nightly gin.
I read once that "every time any
one breathed some on died."
I tried it on our neighbor's cat
that licks mine, but it didn't do
any good. A feller can't always
believe everything lie reads.
My father can breathe the loud
est when he's asleep of any one I
know, unless it's Uncle Charlie.
Uncle Charley ain't married, but
he's engaged. She gave me a box
Of candy onct. I wish she would
marrv me instead of Charley.
It's a lot better to breathe where
there's air. If you breathe where
there ain't any you don't feel very
If you run too fast your breath
gets all out of place.
Breathin is quite important.
George Washington, Abraham
Lincoln and Bill Taft would never
have got to be president if it had
n't been for breathin.
Harmony seems to be the repub
liean watchword, nation wide and
state wide. The old stalwart fac
tion as an organization such as
followed the lead of Kittredge,
and later on which Burke tried to
hold together and failed, is large
ly a thing of the past. Regardless
of former affiliations almost the
whole republican strength is be
hind Norbeck for governor, and
there is little contest for minor
state offices and what there is, is
not along factional lines.
High Water Does Damage.
The flood conditions in the
is de Sioux Valley here have
been gradually getting worse for
several days and have reached a
point where tuey approximate
those of other high waterperiods
of our history. The {enormous
volume of water which has been
carried into Lake Traverse rais
ed that great body of water and
the only outlet being at the
north the inundation of the
whole valley was inevitable
Several families have been
obliged to move out with their
effects and unless there is a
rapid decline of the water a big
loss will be sustained by the
farmers. The damage in White
Kock outside of the tilling of
some basements and cellars has
been ill considerable, The grade
west of town has probably suf
fered a permanent damage
amounting to around 815,()00
but can be put into passable con
dition for loads at a small out
lay as the grade wji-s in first
class shape before the water
raised.—White Kock Journal.
T. E. McDonald, of the Red
path Chautauqa Company is spend
ing the week in Sisseton.
W. D. Gordon
On Sunday last, Mr. Gordon
put in a busy day in Sisseton.
In the forenoon he addressd the
congregation of the Presbyterian
church, sharing tin- pulpit with
the pastor Itev. Irwin, after
which Mr. Irwin's tine class of
young men listened to a regular
heart to heart talk from Mr.
Gordon on the desirability of
having an aim in life and the
necessity of preparedness not
only for this life, but the great
hereafter as well.
In the evening Mr.Gordon de
livered his Temperance Lecture
to a large and enthusiastic
audience that tested even the
standing room capacity of the
Opera House. He was accorded
hearty applause at the conclu
sion. The lecturer declared that
the liquor question was being
agitated all over the world. The
nations at war in Europe were
prohibiting the use of Iiguor as
it interfered with the efficiency
of the soldiers.
The Southern States have
voted Dry. Uncle Sams' Army
and Navy are not supplied with
liquor now. Big corporations
such as railroads, etc refuse to
employ drinking men.
As the lecturer put it John
Barleycorn is on the run and the
distillers and brewers are driv
en to desperation, spending
their money like water to bribe
voters, in fact nothing is too low
for them to do so as to keep in
their nefareous business.
Mr. Gordon made a strong
plea for Sisseton to poll a big
Dry vote on election day and
thus show to South Dakota as
well as all the United States that
Sisseton will remain dry, clean
and prosperous.
No 44
License Defeated l\v a Larjje
The Citv Election last Tuesday
was one ol the hardest fought here
in many a.vear, the principal issue
being wet or drv. Both sides had
put in several weeks of hard work
among the voters and both were
confident in coining out ahead.
The Ii st ward wem 37 tor wet and
69 for dry the second ward wellt
35 wet and 63 drv. The "bloody
third" went S7 wet and St dry.
374 votes were cast, 216 tor uo
license and lös tor licence, giving
the no-license 58 majoritv. Ir.
Iiist wind Mike Meade was e.'ecteu''
for Merman over David Overberg'
by 15 majoritv: second ward Julius
Aasness was elected over D. H
DeArmet bv 34 majoritv in third
ward Lorenz Herges defeated
Andrew Teigen by 32 majority.
Ii. C. Gamm was elected city
treasurer, D. J. l'liudeviUc elect
ed Police Justice and Barney Can
field defeated A, J. Mouuie for
Cit.v Justice bv a big majoritv.
Tin? Goo I Order League of the
city of whi.'h II I). Massingliatn
is President. and E. D. Mossman
are lo lie commended on the good
woi uoiiv iiL-re lor tue past two
voted no license by 24
majorit ,.
Milhuuk by 110 majority.
Aberdeen drv by 65 majoritv,
May Transfer Land to State
The house committee oil public
Innds has been having much diffi
culty in Irving to settle the dispute
between the departments ol tlie
interior and the states of South
Dakota, Wvommg, Montana,
Idaho, Nevada. Washington and
All ol these stales surrendered
title to sections 16 and 36 in differ
ent forest and other reserves with
the understanding that they would
receive from the government lands
iu lieu of said sections.
Manv of these exchanges were
consummated a nd under the terms
of an agreement enterred into be
tween the department of the in
terior and state officials, the state
of South Dakota has had patented
about 1,110(1 acres.
The present administration how
ever, has refused to approve the
title to many thousand acres claim
ed by the .state.
In Decmber of last year former
Attorney General Royal C. John
sou and 1'red Hepperle, commis
sioner of school and public lands
met with the authorities at Wash
ington and attempted to secure the
approval of the lands involved in
the exchange but could get no
action taken. In the hearings now
before the house committee, the
same questions as those presented
by Mr. Hepperle and Mr. Johnson
are involved.
Mr. Johnson now representing
the second congressional district of
South Dakota, appeared before the
committee Friday and presented
the state's side of the case, and it
now appears that the entire matter
will be settled to the satisfaction of
the state and the transfer from the
government to the state approved.
Attorney generals from many
western states were present and
made arguments. The state of
South Dakota, however was in the
unique situation of having Mr.
Johnson a former attorney general
now member of the present house,
and the present attorney general
and land commissioner of South
Dakota were, therefore not com*
polled to go to the expense of
making the trip to Washington,,
with its attendant cost.

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