Sisseton Wins Three
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:
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
Hankinson, Cunningham, Alberts.
Sisseton, Skooglun, Phillips.
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
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
After taking eight straight
games, Sisseton dropped one to
Hankinson at New Effington Tues
The boys offered no excuses but
a glance at the box score shows
that Sisseton got 11 hits to Hank
and that Laurie and Parks
struck out 9 while Narum struck
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
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
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
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.
The line up will take place on
Main street and will start at
Every one who owns an auto is
invited to join in on this booster
trip. The Committee.
Six Days of Most Enjoyable
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
The third day will be the
Melody Maids Company with
Dr. Thomas McCleary in the
afternoon and Judge Baggott in
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
Space does not permit us to
say all the good things we could
and would like to about this
event, but we assure
you that your time will be well
spent and each entertainment
will be worth the price of a sea
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.
Supt. Wallace Emerson,
Sisseton, S. D.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Golden Rule Decorator lakes
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.
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
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
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
The M. E. Sunday School are
holding their annual picnic at the
Massingham grove today.
ARE CLEANED UP
Judge Bouck Practically
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Mary Sando spent sev
eral days at. Yankton this week.
She is now the guest of Mrs. L.
Fred Van Horn of Corona was a
business caller here Tuesday.
The Old Reliable
First National Bank
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