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Department of 1 lilt Off Vol. 24 CELEBRATION AT SISSETON Two Days Celebration—July 4th and 5th "The big red, white and blue post vis announcing Sisseton's Fourth of July celebration, are being put out this week and this announce ment of the event is bringing add ed interest in the big program that is being arranged for the entertain ment of the visitors here on that likewise it is impressing the public with the fact that the day is fast approaching and that every min ute from now on will be a busy one fur the committe in charge. Many automobile owners are making arrangements for elaberate decorations for their cars and there is evidence that the first big event of the dav —the industrial parade will bring out much competition along artistic lines. Following the parade there will be a baud concert and an address by Hon. C. R. Jorgensoli. In the afternoon there will be an entertainment on the street by a colored troupe, base ball game, contests of all kinds for the boys and girls, wrestling match after supper by Aker and Acker man, and a bowery dance in the evening. Remember there will be two big days. Judge Prindiville and H. D. Messingham are at the head of this celebration and you may be sure it will be something good and out of the ordinary Music throughout both days will be furnished by the Sisseton baud, the Coon band and prehaps the Sisseton Government School baud. Following is program of sports:- Ttig-of-Warby two captains of the country—ten men to a side. Prize $10.00 Vie eating contest for boys under 15 yrs. $3, $2, Si Biscuit eating contest for boys un der yrs. KZ, $2, Si Ice cream eating contest 20 boys under 16 $3, $2, Hi Free for all 100 yard dash $5, $3, S2 Boys under 15 years. 100 yard dash K3. K2, $1 Girls under 15 years 100 yard dash S3, $2, gl Water brigade boys under 15 years $3, $2,$1 Slow auto race, 2 blocks oil high. IJrizes last car to cross the line $10 and $5. Only 4 cylinder cars enter ed. Second day, free for all auto race, any car. Prize $10 Numerous other stunts and amuse ments are being arianged for. All attractions free except ball game. The country is pretty liberally sprinkled with retired farmers, but a correspondent points out that in nearly every case they have prob ably retired not as farmers, but as landowners—that is the capital which enabled them to retire accru ed not from the profits of farming but from the enhanced value of farm land. There are about two and a half million tenant farmers, but a retired tenant farmer we be lieve, is a very rare bird. About as rare a bird, we imagine is the farmer who has accumulated from the profits of his farming oper ati ons suffie'ent capital on which to retire. Two little fleas sat on a rock And one to the other said: "1 have no place to hang my hat Since my old dog is dead. I've traveled the wide world over, And farther will I roam, But the first darn dog that shows his face Will be my Home Sweet Home When a man pins a medal on himself its always tin. Escapes Death By A Miracle XV ebster. There is at least one man in this community who is glad that light ning never strikes twice in the same place, and that man is Roy Wilcox, sou of Chief of Police Wil cox of this city. Last Wednesday afternoon he was plowing corn on the Albert Holmquist farm six miles west of this city when a heavy thunder storm came up. Roy stepped up to his horses and commenced patt ing them to quiet them, and while he was standing with his hand on one of the horses lightning struck them, killing both horses instantly. How Wilcox escaped instant death is a mystery. One of the horses fell over on top of him, and a com panion who was working in the field with him and who saw the ac cident hurried over and was com pel led to dig him out from under the horse. Wilcox did not lose consciousness but the muscles of his arms acd legs weie so badly paralyzed by the terrific shock that he was practcally unable to help himself in the least. His shoes dad been literally tern from his feet by the force of the bolt, and his left leg and arm were bad ly burned, but not so as to make his injuries serious. He was brought to Webster that night and placed under a physicans care, and it will be some time before the burns on his arm and leg will be completely healed START SURVEYING IN TWO WEEKS Frank Henderson, president of the construction company of the Huron-Duluth railway, was here a couple days this week and while here stated that a surveying crew would be here in about two weeks to begin working out of Menehga. The crew will work both ways from here. A crew with headquarters at XVahpeton is surveying this way.— Menahga (Minn.) Joui nal June This is the month of the gradu ate, the strawberry, the bride, the straw hat, the weeds, the swimmin' hole and the wormy apple. June has no holidays, but every real June day is inspirational, every June breeze is redolent with the perfume of floral incense, every June sun radiates vitality. June is the month of youth. In it come high resolve, deep emotions, striking changes, Aspirations take root in June and flourish. Scorch ing summers may wilt, or frosty winters may nip, but in June it is easy to be buoyant and optimistic, for youth is in the air, "Knee deep in June" has poetic freshness in it. "Oh, what is so rare as a day in June?1' Or so much worth while as its "perfect days?"—Ex. V: Married At Minneapolis At Minneapolis, on June 17th occured the marriage of Miss Gar laud Mussetter to Blair Vierdorff. After the ceremony the newlyweds left for the home of the bride's at Little Cedar, la., for a couple days visit and returned here Wednesday. The young people are well knon here. The bride having taught in the Peever school for the past year and is a gifted young lady esteemed by all for her excellent qualities. The groom came here over a year ago from McHenrv, X. I), and accepted a position as phar macist with the Peever Drug Co., which position he now holds. The Pilot join their many friends in wishing them a long and happy married life.—Peever Pilot. Whatever you do you should nev er stop and watch a fat woman mow a lawn. DEATH OF JOYCE COOK Little Girl Dies from Heart Trouble Mondav. The community was greatly shocked when the news that the life of Joyce Cook had quietly ebbed away on Monday morning, June 26. Little Joyce iiad been a pa tient sufferer for the past month with heart trouble, al though at times she seemed to rally and hopes were entertain ed that the grim reaper would stay his hand yet awhile, for her presence was so cherished by her family and friends that we could not think of her de parture. But all that medical skill and loving hands could do for her failed, and she quietly fell asleep. Joyce Meryl Cook, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Cook, was born at Brownton, Minn., on Nov. 11. 1905, and came here with her parents about six years ago. Being only eleven years old, it sems hard for her rela tives and friends to part with her. She leaves besides her mother, four sisters and two brothers to mourn her death. The funeral was held at the Methodist church on Wednes day at ten o'clock, Rev. John Ebert conducting the solemn rites, and she was laid away in the Sisseton cemetery beside her father, who died four years ago. Joyce was a model child. Her faults were few, while her vir tues were many and she was loved by all who knew her. A kind and dutiful daughter, and an affectionate sister, her de parture from their family circle causes grief in the home which words are powerless to assuage. In the sad hours of death words of condolence fail to relieve the sorrowing a aching hearts, our sorrows are made lighter when we are reminded that sooner or later Death, mankind's universal foe, will in a few short years have gathered us all, one by one, to that land of everlast ing peace, where now dwells the pure soul of little Joyce. Last Saturday John Akre dispos ed of Joe Hannich's Ford. Joe now drives a Model 83 Overladd. SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. |)., FRIDAY, .lUXK No Dyestuff Shortage Will Ever Turn the Old Flag Yellow. Lucky Auto Accident While driving into the country on the road north of town Wednes day morning Dr. J. K. Maw and his brother-in law, Mr. L. S. Cummins, of Grand Rapids. Minn, who is visiting at the Maw home, had an auto accident that might have resulted much more seriously. Only recently Dr. Maw became the owner of a Ford car and was just about prepared to pat himself on the back as a chaffeur. Just what happened or how it came to happen yesterday morning Doc. dont know 'and neither do we. It happened, however at a point a short distance north of the W. J. Baxter home. Whatever it was the car suddenly took a notion to see how fast it could turn over and Doc. not app roving of this attempted to shut off his engine but instead opened it wide open. Things were happen ing sotast by' this time that it is hard to say what was done next but the car turned over twice and finally stopped in Mr. Baxter'scorn field wrong side up. Dr. Maw was somewhat mussed up but escaped uninjured. Mr. Cummins sustain ed some injury to his hips and was taken back to the Maw home in W. Wendland auto, Mr. Wendland coming up on his way to town just in time to witness the accicent from a distance. Mr. Cummins is laid up temporarily but it is not be lieved that his injury will prove of a serious nature. The car was bad l.v wrecked.—Milbank Review. The Duluth, Huron & Southern road, which was to have been built from Huron to Sissuton thence through to the Minnesota line and ou to Duluth seems to be dormant just at present, though the promo ters of the line secured many pro mises of local support ill the way of stock subscriptions, right of wav ?.°en,1 '!re's!( tional bank, a etc and there is every reason to be lieve that the line will eventually be built. A teacher asked her scholars to make a sentence containing the word notwithstanding. One young hopeful replied: "Father wore his pants out but not-with-standing." See those 3 in 1 under togs for children at Olson, Olin & Co. BAD TORNADO NEAR VIENNA One Boy Killed and Seven People Injured. One boy killed, seven people injured, and the buildings on two farms razed and damaged, arc results of a small tornado which struck southwest of Vi enna Thursday evening at (:2) o'clock. The dead boy is James Han sen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Hansen, whose home was de stroyed. The injured arc Oie Clove, both legs broken Mrs. Clove, three Clove children and a hired girl Mrs. Jens Hansen, serious ly injured internally and in a critical condition son of Mr. and Mrs. Hansen, and Mr. Han sen himself, cut in scalp. Mr. Hansen was sent to Wat iertown last night, where lie is receiving treatment in a hospi tal. Mr. Clove and one son also were sent to Watertown. The tornado covered only a very narrow strip of country and twisted itself out within a short distance. The storm first struck southwest of Vienna and moved northeast, skirting the edge of the town as it expended its violence. The property damage in the town was not heavy, only one home being seriously damaged. The other damage was light, and such as usually results from a heavy gale. The Hansen farm is one mile southwest of Vienna, and here the storm practically demolish ed the farm buildings. The Clove farm is five miles south west of the city. The storm de stroyed the barn here, but did not do extensive damage to the residence. In Vienna, the home of A. M. Sogn, president of the First Na ncw structure, was seriously wrecked, the roof being party bown off and the porch demolished. The barn at the home of J. B. Crassly, cash ier of the First National bank, was moved on its foundation and badly wrenched. The Indians are making great preparations for a big celebration at Long Hollow Church July 3, 4, and 5th. A large attendance is ex pected and a big time is assured. From Rosholt Review County Commissioner Granbois returned from the city Monday, where he had been with other mem bers of the board, to see about a road grader for the county. They also went to Litchfield, minn., to witness a demonstration by the In tel national people, but it rained so much they couldn't |do ^anything. The board will take one on trial. The farmers Elevator Co. held its annual meeting yesterday. The compapy had, up to the first of June handled over a quarter of a million bushels of grain at this place since issuing their last statement and cleared nearly $5000. It shows a great business enterprise, and with the other two elevators snows that Rosholt is some grain market. John Foley, one of the firm of the Russell Machine Co. of Minn eapolis came up last Tuesday to start the new grader for White Rock township. The grader is of the elevator style and one of the best ou the market. It was tried out at the M. XV. Sanders place and from all appearances it is going to be a great thing for the township. Mr. Foley is a sou of Geo. Foley of the well known fij in of Foley Bros, and Kelly of St. Paul and while he is a very wealthy man he takes person al chaige of seeing that all machines sent out by his company are stalled right. He is an expert machinist and the grader will have to be in perfect condition before he turns it over to the township. They are a safe firm to deal with. HILL INTERESTED IN SOUTH DAKOTA ROAD Louis XV. Hill, son of the late James J. Hill, and president of the Great Northern railway, is the present owner of the South Dakota Central railway, which was sold on June 12, under or ders of the federal courts. C. O. Kaiman, in whose name the pur chase was made, is acting as agent for Louis J. Hill in this deal. Whether the road will be merged with the Great Northern line is not yet positively known, but it probably will. If it does the Great Northern will then have connection between its branches in the north and south parts of the state. -1 .*, Z.V •x No. 2 WE'RE READY FOR THE MEX South Dakota National Guard Is Ready To Fight. Eleven hundred seven officers and men were in Camp Hagman Saturday when all companies had arrived. The significance of this figure is seen when it is remembered that the muster last year was six hundred fifty. Recruiting officers have been left at home in every instance and it is expected that they will send many more men into camp. The organization of the regi ment as it now stands is four teen companies, a headqu-rters company «^f which the regi mental band is a part, a supply company and a hospital corps. Before leaving the regiment will doubtless be made over into twelve companies with the aux iliary divisions above. The muster rolls showed a hundred more men than officers expected for the first day. Two companies arrived with more than a hundred men, those of Lead and Sioux Falls. It was stated that Company of Red field had enlisted fifteen men since their first report, that an other company was to be organ ized in Lead and that reports all about the state were to the effect that many men would join soon. Uniforms had run out in many companies and the militiamen from Lead arrived xvit-h a dozen or more in citizens clothing. Early in the evening the following muster rolls had been handed in to Adjutant Hcdrick: Separate Company of Lead, three officers, one hundred men Company of Sioux Falls, three officers, one hundred fifteen men Company I of Rapid City, three officers, seventy-two men Hospital corps, Rapid City, two officers, sixteen men Company of Faulkton, three officers, sixty-six men Company A of Pierre, three officers, fifty-eight men Company of Brookings, three officers, sixty-two men Company I) of Parker, three of ficers, eighty-two men Company, E of Canton, three officers, for ty-six men Company of Mit chell, three officers, seventy-one men Company of Redfield, two officers, sixty-five men Company I( of Lemmon, three officers, fifty men Company of Aberdeen, three officers, six ty-seven men Separate Com pany A of XVebster, three offi cers, fifty-nine men Regimental band of Brookings, twenty-sev en men Mounted Orderlies of Ipswich, twenty men. Besides the above there are in the camp the following officers Adjutant general, inspector-in structor from the regular army, colonel, lieutenant colonel, regi mental adjutant, regimental quartermaster, regimental com missary officer, chaplain, three majors, three battalion adjus tats, regimental seargeant major three battalion sergeant majors, two color sergeants, regimental quartermaster, regimental com missary sergeant. From Vehlen Advance. Roy, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Synstegaard, was accidentally shot through the arm last.Sunday. Thebullet from a 22 calibre rifle passed through the bone of the arm be tween the elbow and the shoul der. He is getting along verv nicely and will soon be as well as ever. The 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Anderson, liv ing 6 miles northeast of Vehlen, while at play last Friday, fell from a tree and sustained a bad fracture of the arm cose to the shoulder joint. Anton Tyler, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Tyler, while grinding feed with a gasoline en gine last Monday, in some way caught his foot between the belt and fly wheel of the engine, cut-, ting and crushing it so badly that the toes were neary sever ed from the foot. It is not known yet whether the toes can be saved. He is staying at the Robbins hotel.