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THE DIAMOND Sisseton Wins Three Drop One. and The first clash betwean the Han kinsoti and Sisseton teams took place Thursday on the home grounds resulting in a decisive victory for Sisseton 9—1. With the exception of one bad inning the locals played a fine game, two errors in the first giving Hankinson their only run. Cun ningham on the mound for Hank inson, went bad in the third when the locals hit him for seven hits and six runs. Hitting honors go to George Eastman who hit for three singles and a double out of five times at bat. Glasner and Parks had two safe hits apiece. Score by Innings: Inning 123456789rhe a 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 S 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 9 1 3 3 Battries: Hankinson, Cunningham, Alberts. Sisseton, Skooglun, Phillips. Summary:— Three base hits, E. Green two base hits, Eastman stolen bases, Eastman, Kelley, Philips struck out by Cunningham 6, by Skoog lun 8 bases on balls off Cunning ham 2. off Skooglun 1 time of game 1:40. Sisseton and Beardsley pulled off one of the best games of the year on the Beardsley grounds last Fri day. The game went ten innings and Sisseton took their eighth straight game 1—0. Parks and Jacobson opposed each other on the mound. The game resolved itself mto a pitchers battle from the first, each man striking out two men in the first inning and each making a total of 13 for the ten innings. Jacobson held the locals to one hit, a slashing three base drive by Kelly. Beardsley found Parks for five singles, but Parks pitched better in the pinch' es and was given better support. From all views the game was tincomparaple, as each inning found men on bases and chances for a score. The fielding of both teams coupled by the brand of pitching displayed made the game a great one for excitement. Sisseton played a steady game throughout, Parks pitching better at the finish than at the start, while Beardsley weakened under the strain. In the tenth inning Eastman led off with a base on balls, Shubert reached first on an error, Kelley hit to centerfield, Meni booting it and Steil dropped Dean's fly to left, scoring East man. After taking eight straight games, Sisseton dropped one to Hankinson at New Effington Tues day 7—4. The boys offered no excuses but a glance at the box score shows that Sisseton got 11 hits to Hank inson's 9 and that Laurie and Parks struck out 9 while Narum struck out 5. Both teams hit hard but the locals failed to hit them "where theyaint,'' hard hit balls going directly into a waiting Hankinson players glove. Up to the sixth inning the score stood 4 to 4. In the seventh Wilke of Hankinson hit one of Laurie's fast balls over the centerfield fence for a homer. Narum duplicated this act of un kihdness in the eighth with a man on first. Laurie was relieved by Parks in the 8th in an effort to bring the game on onr side. It failed. Sm'th, Eastman, Dean and Phillips hit Narum tor two hits each. Hankinson was strengthened since their last visit here when they went home beaten 9—1 and has a fast club. The two teams meet at Hankinson June 27th in what is expected to be the fastest and hardest fought game of the year. Lack of room prevents our giv ing the box score, summary, etc. We defeated Montivedio 11—13, at Peever on Wednesday. Chautauqua week we play the following games here. June 19—20, Cogswell here. June 21—22, Beardsley here June 23—24, Havana here. The White Rock Independent Telephone Company held their an nual meeting Monday at Rosholt. After providing for an ample work ng surplus in the treasury, a divi dend of 7i per cent was declared. This is the first dividend which the company has declared as the pro fits heretofore have been applied to the indebtedness which is now all paid. Stock in the company from now on will probably be a profitable investment. The following board of directors was elected for the en suing year: M. L. Leversee, presi dent M. W. Sanders, secretary John Teare, Stephen Henderson, Frank McKee, Andrew Skibness, John W. Rydell The people of this community were shocked Sun day evening by the announcement that George Vanderwerff had pass ed away. Mr. Vanderwerff had been in ill health since last Febru ary, being a sufferer from liver and stomach trouble, but through all his severe suffering had borne his pain bravely. All was done by medical science to restore his health but to no avail and the final depar ture came Sunday evening, June 4 at 6 o'clock at the family home five and one half miles, northwest of White Rock.—White Rock Journal F. M. Stover, Deputy Intern al Revenue Collector of St. Paul Dist. has been in the register of deeds office at Sisseton this week checking deed records and he advises the register of deeds not to receive in the future deeds that have One Dollar and other valuable consideration, unless the actual consideration is given in the margin or some way that it can be known what it is. If those sending in deeds of this kind will write a letter when sending deek of this kind the register of deeds will do all he can by filing the letter away for reference when records are checked again. Such letter must give the actual consideration and explain how revenue was com puted. According to a ruling a mortgage that is given as part purchase price can be deducted from purchase price in comput ing revenue if the mortgage is mentioned indeed. Misses Pearl »Robinson, Rose Otto and Mrs. J. Hanson were cho sen from the M. E. Sunday School as delegates to the convention at Wilmot Tuesday and Wednesday. G. W. Arfstrom of Ashby Minn, is visiting here this week. Mr. Arf strom was one of the early settlers at Sisseton and has many old friends here. Trip Around the World. The trip around the world will take place Friday, the 16th. We announced last week that we would start from Sisseton at one o'clock, p. m. The time has been changed to nine o'clock a. m. The line up will take place on Main street and will start at nine sharp. Every one who owns an auto is 1 invited to join in on this booster trip. The Committee. CHAUTAUQUA NEXT WEEK Six Days of Most Enjoyable Entertainment. The Fourth Annual Chautau qua opens Monday afternoon with the Warwick Male Quartette and Bob Seeds, Lecturer. The second day the noted ora tor, Dr. Edwin S. Stucker, Miss Pearl O'Neil and the Poluhni Company will be here. There will be musical novelties of all kinds. The third day will be the Melody Maids Company with Dr. Thomas McCleary in the afternoon and Judge Baggott in the evening. On the fourth day we will have the Cambridge Players. Fifth day, A. L. Blair, lecturer and Hann's Jubilee Singers. And on the closing day Castellucci's Boston Band. Space does not permit us to say all the good things we could and would like to about this great annual event, but we assure you that your time will be well spent and each entertainment will be worth the price of a sea son ticket. This Will Malte It Straight. Inasmuch as there has been with, in the last few days, so much dis cussion concerning the standing of the Sisseton high school, and schol astic attainments of Professor Emer son, we now call attention to the following letter received by Profess or Emerson from the State Depart* ment of Public Instruction, which disposes of the entire matter. State of South Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Pierre. June 9,1916. Supt. Wallace Emerson, Sisseton, S. D. Dear Sir: Replying to yours of June 6th, I will say that the Sisseton high school was fully accredited under our state regulations for the year just closed. Your accredit ment was made under the non-re troactive clause JofJ standard 2, which means that although you were not at that time a full grad uate of a college course, the train ing you had already taken, togeth er with the efficiency of the work you had been doing and your length of service in high school, entitled you to the accreditment the same as though your course in college had already been finished. This office had received information from Huron College to the effect that your course is practically com pleted so there can be no fuither question of your eligibility. Yours very truly, C. H. Lugg. The little 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Johnson mistooK a cup of kerosene for water Tues day and drained the contents. He was quite seriously ill for a while but with the careful atten tion of Mrs Johnson he recovered in a short time. Kerosene is some times used as a medicine but like other liquids when used to excess, may cause serious results At a special election held at Claire City last Monday for the purpose of issuing bonds for$600 to pay out standing warrants and drainage of several sloughs within the city limits, only one vote was cast against the propo sition. This one croaker, will certainly be lonesome when the sloughs are dry and no frogs to keep him company. Splits Difference In Express Cases. Pierre.— Judge Hughes of the Sixth Circuit has made Iiis find inss in the express tax eases which were tried before him. and "splits the difference" be tweeii the contentions of the state tax commission and the ex press companies. Judge Hughes finds the valua tion of the Wells- Fargo com pany in the state to pe $525,000 on which the tax would be §5,197 50. To settle this the company had made a tender of $205.60 to the state, as to what tbey thought they ought to pay as a tax for South Dakota. The valuation of the American exbress company was placed at $450,000, which would mean a tax in the state of $4455. This company had made the state a tender of $184.81 as their view of the amount of revenue was due from them. The figuresof Judge Hughes are apout 50 her cent of the figure which had peen fixed by the state tax commission as an equit able assessment of these com panies. It is not likely that the companies will pay this amount without further appeal to the supreme court. The W. A. Robinson residence in Sisseton was struck by light ning Sunday afternoon. The bolt struck the chimney follow ing it into the house. Luckily none of the family were injured or the house much damaged be yond the chimney. For Sale —Good milch cow. Mrs. L. W. Tew. Get Chautauqua Season Tickets Today The Chautauquaseason tickets are on sale among the business men. You can stop in at any of the stores where they are on sale and get yours today. Remember that it is because a few good men have pledged themselves to stand back of th is Chautauqua in the sale of sea son tickets that we have this splendid talent brought to us and these several days of enjoyable entertainment. And now that we have under taken to put on this Chautauqua we expect to make a success of it and nothing but a big success will satisfy us. It is only the most progressive towns that have Chautauquas. This is a progressive town. We are traveling in mighty good company now, and we mean to keep on traveling that way. We know this program is one that will delight you. You'll get your two dollars worth on any one of the six days. By concerted action we can all have access to the best. You would do yourself an in justice not to partake in full of this feast of good things: Of course we are counting on your co-operation to make this Chautauqua a great success, Step in today and talk it over with any of the men who are handling the ticket E. C. Gamm, Secretary. Chautauqua June 19-24. BARKEE JOINS THE BANDICTS Golden Rule Decorator lakes Life Partner. A wedding of more than usual interest took place at high noon at Nassau, Minn, last Wednesday at the home of the brides parents Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hexvitt, when Miss Nina Hewitt was united in marri age with Earl J. Barkee. Rev. P. A. Sharpe of the fifth Ave. Congrega tional Church oi Minneapolis offici ating and using the ring ceremony. Mi. and Mrs. Hewitt are promin ent residents of Nassua and Miss Nina is attractive and accomplish ed and she has been assistant cash ier in the Nassua State Bank for several years. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Barkee. Alle is well known and respected here. He has been in the general Mercan tile business for a number of years at Northville S. D. and at Nassua, Minn., Kimball, S, D. formerly Marshall Minn, their present home is atEllendale N. D. Earl Barkee the groom attended school at Mar shall and at tne Mankato Commer cial College and at present hold ing an excellent position with the Golden Rule at Sisseton, S. D. He is a young man of excellent cliarac ter and habits. The grooms attend ant was Mr. Colby Hewitt the bro ther of the bride and Mr. Frank Hoaglane of Marshall Minn, while Mrs. H. S. Bragg, an aunt of the bride played Mendelsons wedd ing march. They took their posi tion undera prettily decorated atxh way followed by the bridesmaids Miss. Ethel Barkee who was gown ed in pearle grey Crepe De Chine with pink roses and Miss Gladys Hewitt gowned in pink silk lace marquisette with pink roses. The maid of honor Mrs. John Geh an of Wessington, S. D. gowned in corn colored silk with embroidered net with pink and white roses, follow ed two little boys, Shirley and John Dix, who carried white ribbons to Joy and Mrnford Hewitt forming an isle among the guests thru which the bride entered with her father. Mrs. C. A. Hewitt sang "Love here is my heart. The bride was gown ed in embroidered silk net trimm ed in bades of white satin ribbons carried a shower boquet of brides roses and Lillies of the valley, the only Jewlery worn was a La Vallier chain with diamond surrounded by pearls a gift from the groom. The color scheme was carried out in pinkand white thru the living room and the archway was trimmed with ferns, spirara, and Van Hontti the table was adorned with brides cake and white satin streamers fell from the wedding bell attached to the ceiling to the corners of the table. There were about fifty relatives present. Dinner was served and covers were laid for the bridal party and those who witnessed the ceremony. The bridal couple was seranaded by four of the brass quar tett which rendered some beautiful selections. The happy couple left for an extended honey-moon trip and then will be home at Sisseton. Monday evening a small case of eggs came down the Sisseton line by parcel post and happened to occupy the same pouch as the letter mail. The eggs were nice ly sc ram pled long before the mail reached this city and the evening clerk in the post office sbent a bad half hour separating the letters from the scramble. It was a hard looking batch of mail and furnished a practical example of the utter foolishness of attempting to ship eggs and letters in the same pouch. Herald. Popular Claire City Couple Wedded* June, tin1 happy month of wedd ings has not, lost its popularity as bridecatchcr, and Cupid got in some good work here last Tues day when Miss. Alma Hillostad and Mr. Joseph Ere ink were united in the holy bonds of wed lock at 10 o'clock A. M. at the home of the bride's parents. The wedding was a quiet affair only the near relatives and friend being present. Rev. Running of the Bethel church at Vehlen offi ciated. Miss. Julia Hillestad, sis ter of the bride acted as brides maid while the groom's brother Edward, acted as best man. The house was beautifully dec orated, the color scheme of white and pink being followed through out. The bride wore a beautiful Habuitai Silk dress with pink trimming and the groom wore the conventional black. After the ceremony the guests, proceeded by the bride and groom repaired The Groom is the very effici ent proprietor of the Hardware store in this city and his aquain tances number his friends "Joe" as he is better known was one of the first merchants in Claire City and his progressive ways and willingness to help a good thing along has been the cause of many improvements about town and has won for him many friends. Mr. Ercinkisthe owner of the electric light plant in this city and installed this when prospects for success look ed none to good, he is forever boosting fur the town and is a citizen of whom we may all feel proud. Mr. and Mrs. Ercink will leave today for an extended honey moon trip to different points in Montana and Washington. They will start house-keeping here up on their return.—Claire City Press. Toll station has been installed at Diamond by the Dakota Central Telephone Co., direct from Sisse ton. Formerly it cost about forty cents to talk to Diamond from Sis seton, now the charge is sixteen cents. The M. E. Sunday School are holding their annual picnic at the Massingham grove today. No. 52 COURT NATTERS ARE CLEANED UP Judge Bouck Practically Cleared Calendar. Has Judge Bouck will clean up court matters here this week after nearly three weeks steady grind. In the criminal calender a great many of the cases were dismissed or settled before com inc to trial. The cases of the civil calendar were cleaned up last Saturday and the Judge has been hearing court cases this week. There were thirty three cases for the jury listed, seven were settled before coming to trial and three were continued. Case No. 2, F. & V. Ry. vs. Hanson et al., verdict for plain tiff, $800, Bar rlngton and Lauder attorneys for plaintiff, Batterton to the dining room where a dainty and Turner attorneys for defen luncheon was served. dant The bride is charming daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Hille stad, living about two two miles north of Claire City and is well and favorably known here. Her smiling face and jovial manner has won her many friends, who wish her many happy years of wedded life. Case No. 3, Stranton vs. Pear son, verdict for defendant, Giant valley attorney for plaintiff, Anderson attorney for defendant. Gase No. 4, Citiiens National Bank vs. Hinee et al, verdict lor plaintiff, Barrington attorney for plaintiff, Batterton attorney for defendant. Case No. 5, Nordstrom vs. Dona van, verdtet for defendant, Barrington attorney for plaintiff» Babcock attorney for defendant. Case No. 14, Sando vs Roberts County, verdict for plaintiff, $2,200, Eggen and Rix attorney» for plaintiff, Batterton and Tor ney attorneys for defendant. Case No. 15, Eastman vs Akre, verdict for plaintiff, $289.43, Jorgenson attorney for plaintiff Babcock attorney for defendant. Case No. 16, Bear vs Finley, verdict for plaintiff, $3500, Jor geneon attorney for plaintiff, Manl and Turner attorneys tor defendant. Case No. 20, Cook vs Soo Line, verdict for defendant, Eggen at torney for plaintiff, jorgenson attorney for defendant. Case No. 22, Lawrence vs Koepke, verdict for defendant, $2500, Mani attorney for plaintiff Eggen attorney for defendant. Case No. 23, Thompson vs Bremseth, verdict for defendant, $116, McKenna attorney for plaintiff, Jorgenson attorney for defendant. Mrs. Mary Sando spent sev eral days at. Yankton this week. She is now the guest of Mrs. L. W. Tew. Fred Van Horn of Corona was a business caller here Tuesday. The Old Reliable First National Bank Sisseton, S.5D.