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Vol. 2-1
Graduating Exercises
at the Indian School
Large Graduating Class Gave Closing
Exercises Last Week.
Last week saw the closing events and under Iiis excellent leadership
the Commencement doings at
The excercises opened at 6:30
Sunday evening by a concert by
the school band. This band is
certainly a credit to the school and
their well rendered selections lend
much to the enjoyment of all
the festive occasions. Following
this at 7:30 was the annual sermon
to the students. Chant, hymns,
and scripture lesson by the school,
"Be Joyful in the Lord" a very
touching anthem by a mixed quar
tette, and "Simple Aveu" as a
cornet solo by William Barse were
all well rendered. Rev. Irwin of
Sisseton preached a very impressive
and approprfate sermon to the out
go'ng students, also giving the
Invocation and Benediction.
On Wednesday afternoon there
was a fine atheletic program of
races, hurdles, dashes, pole vaults,
etc. The pupils all displaying
great athletic skill.
In the evening under the direc
tion of Miss Hine the pupils in the
piano class appeared in recital.
This is one of the most enjoyable
events of the commencement week.
Under Miss Hine's splendid super
vision these little Indian children
learn some of the most difficult and
beautiful pieces. She has a large
class and from them it would be a
difiicult matter to choose the stars,
as they are all exceptionally fine.
The vocal parts as well as the in
strumental doing their part toward
making the entertainment a suc
At nine o'clock a. m. Thursday
the big day of the week, the Depart
ments were open for inspection.
There were exhibits from the three
school room, sewing room, manual
training, shoe repairing and do
mestic science. In the school rooms
there were line displays of the years
work in composition, drawing,
water colors, stencil and crayola
work, with a very good display of
paper cutting, folding and construc
tion work, basket and mat weaving
by the little tots. In the sewing
room was a large display of plain
sewing as well as numerous articles
in crocheting, embroidery, smock
ing and tatting. On of the articles
that deserves special mention was
a complete baby lay-out consisting
of about fifteen pieces, made by
Rose Renville. Every stitch was
made by hand and the embroidery
end crocheting were beautiful.
This with a crib made by Kenneth
Elrick, a member of the manual
training class, go to the Depart
ment of Indian Affairs at Washing
ton, D. C. There were many fine
•rticles in the manual training
room as tables, chairs, cabinets,
etc., and shoes, bridles and har
ness in the repair shop. The do
mestic science elass displayed their
cullinery skill in the splendid din
ners served on the campus in cow
hoy style.
In the afternoon a large crowd
wil nessed a fast ball game between
New Eden and the School team.
It was a close game and excitement
ran high throughout. The School
team winning by a score 3-2. yj
At six thirty the school band
gave a concert. The band is under
the supervision of Peter Eastman
they are making a success. For an
Sisseton Industrial Indian School. hour or more they entertained.
Although rainy weather prevailed with lively selections the fast
most of the week their pleasures
were not marred and large crowds
of relatives and friends from near
and far were in attendance the en
tire week.
gathering crowd, to witness "Prin
cess Chrysanthemum", the annual
class play. Owing to the impossi
ble weather the play was presented
in the chapel which was beautiful
ly decorated with red, yellow and
white chrysanthenums, Japanese
parasols and lanterns. The Japa
nese flag, the rising sun, was at the
foot of the stage. The chapel was
packed to its capacity and the large
audience sat spell bound through
the entire performance. Tt was so
beautiful, so strange, so wierdthey
scarcely breathed, lest they mar
the beauty of the scenes and at its
conclusion voted it the best play
ever put on in this territory. It
was a Japenese operetta in three
acts, and a very difficult play. A
great fete is being held in honor of
the coming of age of the Princess
Chrysanthemum. She is loved by
the Prince So-Tru and returns his
affection but he has a rival-, Prince
So-Sli, who seeks the aid of Saucer
Eyes, who carries her off to the
Cave of Inky Night, leaving the
Emperoi and Prince So-Tru dis
tracted at her strange disappear
ance. Imprisoned in the Cave,
with the aid of a magic ring, the
Princess summons Fairy Moon
beam, who is about to help her
when she drops the ring and can
not find it. This causes the Fa in
to disappear and the Princess is
left to bewail her fate. Prince So
True manages to gain entrance to
the Cave and finds the ring, which
at once causes the Fairy to return
and aid him. At this moment the
Emperor and his attendance arrive
and take Saucer-Eyes prisioner,
bearing him in triumph to his
palace. Threatened with toiture,
Saucer Eyes confesses the compli
city of Prince So-Sli, whom the
Emperor orders to instant execu
tion. This is, however, frustrated
by the appearance of the Princess,
accompanied by Prince So-Tru and
Fairy Moonbeam with her band.
The Emperor pardons Saucer Eyes
and Prince So Sli at the Princess's
request, and gives her hand in
marriage to Prince So-Tru, tints
bringing everything to a
conclusion. er of thoroughbred
Much praise is extended to the cattle and Jersey Red
pupils who took part in the play.
they were all stars, and to Supt.
Russell and his splendid corp of
teachers who have labored so dili
gently to make the commencement
doings a success.
Mrs. A. M. Knight arrived
Sunday afternoon from the East1as
where she has been spending the Ict' 't'
winter. She will occupy her cott- jThore
age in the near future. In the!
meantime she is beingmade com-!a
fortable at the Ferris home.— Iiind
Only in isolated spots has the
crop been injured by the great
amount of rainfall. Weather con
ditions have been ideal for small
grain and the wheat !s especially
well stooled. Winter rye has been
headed for about a week and is
looking fine. Some farmers are
beginning to cut their first crop
ol'alfalfa, which with grass of all
kinds has attained luxuriant
growth. Corn, of course, is com
ing slowly but the cold weather
cannot last forever and the out
look is good. Some farmers have
plowed the corn lor the first
time. Particularly noticeable is
the abundance of blue grass all
along the public highways, which
looks good to the fanner from
Iowa and Illinois. Local land men
say they would not be surprised
to see it take the pas tu res in a
few years time-
Crops are more backward 'in
Iowa and Illinois than they are
here and the crop of landseekeas
are not expected to get here un
til the middle el' July.
Struck by Lightning—Will Recover.
Geddes.—EM ward, the son of
Dr. and Mrs. A. Paflis. residing
southwest of here, had a peculiar
experience with lightning, being
struck by a bolt while working
in a field, and although his cloth
es were torn into shreds he will
survive the shock.
He was badly burised about
the chest and other parts of the
body and it is thought that his
hearing may be permanently aff
ected. The harness on two of
the horses he was driving was
torn off and completely destroy
ed but the horses were uninjur
Farmers Building Fine Homes.
Building this season in this
section and especially in Harmon
and White Rock townships, has
been going on steadily and on a
large scale.
Sam Johnson has built a fine
large residence on his farm. Mr.
Johnson lives in Wheaton but
believes in improving the country
and is building for the benefit of
his renter who is a first-class
farmer and works the land to the
satisfaction of the owner and to
Hill Hanson has just finished
a fine large residence and he has
a large barn which makes his
happy place show up line. He is a breed
hogs and
one of the good farmers of the
Louise Pillsbury is building a
fine new barn on her farm
which is conducted by Mr. Voss
who is a good farmer and she
knows her land is being kept up
well as though Mr. Voss own-
is now 11 nin0 ,nile strctch
neighborhood without
Ortonville Journal. land every turn shows thrift and
prosperity. This is considered
jone of the fine farming districts
of the state but does not by any
means include all the fine places
in this part of thejeounty. There
farmers and many more are get
in into catile and hogs. Beauti-
The Allies' left is trying to move'
around the German's right, but
the German's right is also moving!!
around the Allies' left. Now, if
the left of the German's right
moves around the right of the Al
lies' left, then what is left of the
German's right must be right
where the Allies left. But if the
German right's left is left right
where the Allies' left's right was
right before the Allies left, then' To lease or sell, 160 acres in Bos
the left is left right where the ko Tp which my relatives are now
right was right before the left's using and for which they refuse to
right left the right's left. This is pay. Ida J. Monson, (Savage)
authentic.— Exchange 112420 Savwell Ave Cleveland, O.
fact both houses
are all fine and large
ful homes with fine building are
usually found more in evidence
where stock raising is the main
branch of farming.—Rosholt lie
Judge Smith's Ruliiv/ Pleases
"A case which will be of general
interest to the sportsmen of South
Dakota was tried in Webster, Tues
day the case of State vs. Wesley
Kading. In the complaint the
defendant was charged with the
crime of violating the law prohibit
ing the shipment of game fish with
in the state. L. VV. Bicknell ap
peared for the defendant when the
case was brought on for hearing
before Justice Albert Smith, and
filed a demurrer setting forth that
the complaint contained insufficient
facts to establish a violation of the
state game law in so far as there
was no provision in the statute
against the shipment of fish within
the state. After hearing the argu
ment of counsel in the case, Justice
Smitn sustained the demurrer and
the case was dismissed.
"If Attorney Bicknell's interpre
tation of the law holds good, the
intention of the legislators has evi
dently miscarried in this matter, as
they certainly intended to prohibit
the shipment of game fish within
the state, which is evident from
the fact that in another section
they provide a penalty tor such
"However, taking issue with
Mr. Bicknell and Justice Smith's
interpretation of the law, quoting
from section 29, of the Game and
Fish Laws of South Jlakota, "Un
lawful to sell or transport." Taking
the latter part of the section on
which Attorney Bicknell bases the
demurrer "it. shall be unlawful to
sell or offer for sale any trout, bass
shad, croppie, pike or pickerel tak
en or killed in anv of the waters of
this state or to ship or transport
them out of the state." But im
mediately following this is this
clause, which we think fully covers
the proposition of shipment within
the state. "it shall be unlawful
for any express company or other
carrier, to receive, ship or trans
port any of the fish aforesaid taken
or killed in any of the public waters
of the state.*'
The next section of the law,
section 30, provides: 'Any person
or persons or officers or servants of
any corporation convicted of violat
ing the provisions of the last sec
tion shall be fined in the sum of
not less than $50 and not more
than Kl 00 for any offense.,
At the best the law is not very
clear on the proposition and rather
confusing. The case as to Kading
may be questionable, but the liabil
ity of the carrier receiving and
shipping game fish as set out in
the law seems to us to be unques
tioned and that an action would lie
against the Wei Is-Fargo Express
company or its agents for receiving
and shipping the fish in contro
versy."— Webster Reporter and
Architects for the $200,000
stock company, which has purchas
ed he Bonanza spring property
were on the grounds last week and
report that plans will be rushed
with the expectation of having
their sanitarium completed and
ready for business early next
spring. The springs is an ideal
place for an institution of this
kind and the stockholders of the
company are all prominent doctors
who know what they are going in
to. It is planned to run a boat at
regular intervals from Ortonville
until such time as the Luce electric
line reaches the lake to accommo
date patrons.—Beardsley News.
For Sale—Siberian and B. C. Mill
et. Inquire of A. O. Gross.
Andrew II. Watson died at the
Ortonville hospital last Friday
night where he was taken sever
al weeks ago for treatment. He
had been in poor health for sever
al years past.
Mr. Watson was born in Eng
land and was 57 years of age last
March. He immigrated to the
United States in lf-07 and came
to Roberts county in 1 HS 1 when
lie filed on a homestead in Spring
dale township, where In* made
his howc continually up to the
time of his death.
Alfred Watson, a nephew of
the diseased, was here from
Orilla, Ontario, Canada, where
the remains were shipped for
burial. —Republican.
Second Class Post Office for Sisseton
Business at the Sisseton post
office during the past year has
grown to such an extent as to
warrant the office of being raised
from the third class to second
class, so beginning with, July 1
South Dakota will liave another
second class post office added to
the list.
The change to the second class
will mean a substantial increase
in the post masters salary and
incidentally a fatter pay check
for the clerks employed under
civil service rules and regulations
Sisseton's entry intotlie ranks
of second class post offices did
not come entirely as a surprise
as the great increase in business
in other lines in Sisseton and
the large amount of mail sent
from the post office during the
year, gave evidence that it would
not be long before the classifi
cation of the office would be rais
Dimes, quarters and half dol
lars of new design will be mint
ed after July 1. For the first
time since 1H01 a change will be
effected in these pieces. The ann
ouncement discloses that the
half dollar has fallen practically
into disuse. The new design was
selected with the hope of restor
ing it into more general circula
tion. The half dollar and dime
niedcls were made by Adolph
A. Weiman and the quarter doll
ar by Herman A. MacNeil.
The face of the new half dollar
bears a full length figure of Lib
erty, with a background of the
American flag flying to the bree
ze. The Goddess is striding to
ward the dawn of a new day,
carrying laurel and oak branch
es, symbolic of civil and military
glory. The reverse side shows
an eagle perched high upon a
mountain crag, wings unfolded.
Growing from a rift in the rock
is a sapling of mountain pine,
symbolic of America.
The design of the twenty-five
cent piece is intended to symbo
lize the wakening of the country
to its own protection.
Liberty, a full grown figure,
is shown stepping towards the
country's gateway, bearing up
raised a shield from which the
cover is being drawn. The right
hand bears an olive branch of
peace. Above the head is the
word "Liberty" and below the
feet "1010.'' The reverse bears
a figure of an eagle in full flight,
wings extended, and the inscrip
tions "United States of America"
aud "15 Pluribus Unuirt."
Both the half dollar and the
quarter bear the phrase "I God
We Trust."
The design of the dime is sim
ple." Liberty with a winged cap
is shown on the fore side and on
the reverse side is a design of a
bundle of rods and a battle-ax,
symbolic of unity, "wherein lies
the nation's strength."
Sisseton Ball Team
Is Making Record
Win Five Games Out of Seven the Past
Week—Havana Here Saturday.
Montevideo handed Sisseton
their second defeat ol the season
on the locals grounds last Thurs
day by a score of 4—3.
The game was played on a
muddy field and fast fielding and
base-running was out of the ques
tion. Schubert was taken from
the outfield and put in the box
while Montevideo pitched Fener
lielm, a new tryout. Schubert
pitcned a good game, allowing
only five hits and striking out 4.
Fenerhelm, was touched up for
eleven hits and struck out seven.
Errors were responsible for the
majority of Montevideo runs, the
locals being at a disadvantage in
the mud.
Score by innings.—
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 0 7 8
0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 5 1
Sis. 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 il 11 8
Battries:-For Mont. Fenerhelm
and Wade.
For Sis. Schubert and Phillips.
Sisseton took their second
straight win over the fast Mil
bank team in the fastest game of
the season by a score of 2-1, the
game was played in fifty-five min
utes. Good pitching and fast
fielding featured on both sides.
Parks pitched for the locals and
held Milbank to three scattered
hits. Cave in the middle for Mil
bank, was touched up for five
One error behind Park as against
three behind Cave decided.
Score by innings:-
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 0 7 8 I{ E
Mil. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Sis. 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 1
Battries For Milbank, Gave &
For Sisseton, Park & Phillips.
hours in an auto in the two pro
ceeding days did much to put
the boys off their natural stride.
Score by Inning:
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E
0 0 5 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 4
Sis. 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 8 10 7
Battries:- For Cogsville Brode &
For Sisseton, Park, Schubert &
The locals came back strong in
the second game against Cogswell
Tuesday, defeating them by the
decisive score of 14-4. Lawrie on
the mound for Sisseton, had the
Cogswell bunch under control at
every stage of the game, whiffing
14 and allowing four hits. Honeg*
gar pitching for Cogswell, allowed
ten hits and struck out one man.
The team played a strong game de
hind Lawrie, showing themselves
stronger than the Cogswell bunch.
Frequent crabbing on the part of
the visitors was one of the features.
Ray Phillips injured his thumb in
the game Monday and was unable
to catch, this necessitated the shift
ing of Eastman to catch, Glasner to
short and Smith to second, Phillips
playing center field. The hittiag
of Kelley and Dean featured,
Delley getting three hits out of four
times at bat and Dean three out of
five. The first five innings of tlie
game were played in a drizzlimg
rain, making the balls hard to
Score by Innings:—
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 he
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 4
S 0 2 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 4 1 8 2
Battries: —-For Cagswell, Houeggar
aud Bjstad. For Sisseton, Lawrie
and Eastman.
Because of Beardsleys failure to
appear for Wednesdays game,
The locals left Sisseton for Manager Wilson succeeded in se
Havana Saturday morning at 8,curing the Moore All-Star Indian
o'clock where they were to meet
the Havana bunch for Saturday
and Sunday games, they arrived
in Havana after six Saturday
night, the roads being almost
impassible. A doubleheader was
played Sunday the team dividing
Sisseton took the first game 30
and Havana the second -1-2.
In the first game Lawrie and
Bonnet opposed each other on
the Mound, Sisseton getting five
hits off of Bennet while Lawrie
held Havana to one lonesome hit.
The feature of this game was
Smiths stealing home in the six
th wit the first of the game.
In the second game Skoglund
and Lawrence opposed each oth
er, Lawrence having the best of
it. Skooglund was in poor form,
Havana hitting him for eleven
while Lawrence held the locals
to six, Skoogiun struck out three
and Lawrence two.
Bonnets catch of Smiths line
drive in the fifth and Deans
catch of Marshes liner in the six
th, doubling Carlsos at second
featured. The team left Havana
at six Sunday night arriving
in Sisseton at one in order to
battle Cogswell Monday.
Cogsville took the opening
game of Chautauquaxveclt by a
score of 11 to 8. The locals hit
Brode for 10 hits while Cogsville
found Park and Schubert for 12.
Park seemed to lack his custom
ary speed and was hit hard, both
teams made an unusual number
of errors, seven by the locals
and four by Cogsville, the field
being hard and rough. Eighteen
team of the Agency, the locals
taking the game by a score of 9-1.
The All-Stars put up a game fight
but were held down by the pitch
ing of I.)eaii and good support he
hind him. Another shift was nec
cessary, as Kelly was taken off first
to don the mask and Dean went
from third to the center, Phillips
held down first, Smith second,
Glasner third, and Eastman held
held down his old position at short.
Superior hitting bv Sisseton de
cided the game. Williams and P.
Eastman took turns on the slab for
the Indian team and pitched good
ball. Because of the rain Wednes
day night, the Beardsley game will
in all probability be postponed.
Havana is here for two games
Friday and Saturday. As the
games stand one each between Sis
seton and Havana, both games will
be hard fought.
Next week the team makes an
invasion of the north, striking
Cogswell, Milnor, Hankinson and
other North Dakota teams.
Phillips has fully recovered from
his injury in the Cogswell game
and everyone will beat their regu
lar position in the next game.
Good Roads Day In Good Will
Next Tuesday June 27th will be
Good Roads Day in Goodwill town
ship. The plan is that every one
should work towards the center of
the township in the forenoon when
at high noon the ladies will furnish
dinner at the old Leckness farm,
and then work back home in the
afternoon. This is an exception
ally good plan and eveiy one in the
township should get out and do
their share.

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