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Vol. 24
Francis Warring Drowned
While In Bathing.
Francis Warring of Eden was
drowned in Buffalo Lake Satur
day evening at about 7 o'clock.
He in company with a number of
other boys went out for a swim
and to cool off, the day being un
usually hot. When about fifty
feet from shore he went down
and never came to the top again.
The other boys tried to tind him,
but it was some time before the
body was recovered, and they
were unable to restore life, al
tho every effort was made.
The body was brought to Sis
seton Sunday and funeral servic
es were held from the Methodist
church Monday afternoon, Rev.
Ebert officiating. Interment was
made in the Sisseton cemetery.
Francis Warring was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln War
ring of Eden, was born in Sis
seton und was about eighteen
years of age. The family have
resided here for years and only
a few weeks ago moved to Eden.
Francis was a member of the
1916 Junior Class of the Sisse
ton High School.
The death of Francis is a sad
blow to his devoted parents,
brothers and sistev. He was
bright and cheerful and was al
ways looking foreward to a high
er aim in life. He was called at
a time when the future -was full
ol'promise and when his expec
tancy in life was most encourag
ing. He will be greatly missed,
not only by those who knew him
as a member of a joyous, happy,
household, but also by the young
people who attended school with
him and mingled xvith him in
social gatherings. The sympathy
of a wide circle of friends is ex
tended to Mr. and Mrs. Warring
and the members of the family in
the sorrow that has come to
Two big Ford days last week.
Wednesday we delivered six
Ford cars and Saturday we de
livered five Fords. We delivered
eleven Ford cars last week, aver
aging about two cars per day.
The names of our last week's
buyers are quite a respectable
Ford representation.
Carl Peterson, Browns Valley
Theo. O. liollog, Sisseton.
Ingebright Soreuson, Sisseton
Hans Hanson v., Sisseton.
G. P. Gullickson, Vehlen.
Edwin Sundheim, Peever.
Carl Sauden, Browns Valley.
Henry Gilbertsoll, Sisseton.
Martin H. Anderson, Sisseton
Carl E. Leckness, Sisseton.
Joe Nigg, Sisseton.
Fred Schacker bought a Reo
Six Cyl., seven passenger and
believe us he can till it up to the
brim and running over with
good looking Dutch bunch.
The Ford and Reo made many
happy on the Fourth of July
but remember not to look for
ward to only one day in the year,
be happy every day.
Card of Thanks.
To the many friends of Sisse
ton and Eden we wish to extend
our thanks for their assistance
in the death and burial of our be
loved son and brother.
Mr. and-Mrs. L. Warring
and family.
Mrs. Ditmanson arrived last
week from Westby, Mont., for
a visit with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Sateren.
Another Old Settler Called.
Casper Enviller, aged 91 years
one month and thirteen days, on
June 21,1916, at 3 o'clock p. m.
Infirmities of old age, coupled
with kidney trouble was the
cause of death, after one month's
Casper Enviller was born in
Basel, Switzerland, in 1815, and
came to thiscountry when a boy.
He was a wagon maker, and
worked at his trade in Illinois,
for many years, was a veteran
of the war of 1860, serving two
years in Co. of the 11th III.
Inft. and was shot thru his arm.
He also saw service at the time
of the Indian outbreak at New
Ulm, Minn, He homesteaded a
quarter section of land near
Watertown, Carver Co., Minn.,
and moved to South Dakota 24
years ago, and settled on some
land using his soldier rights. In
1856, he was married to Miss
Miller who is now 77 years of
age, and together with five sons
and four daughters survive him,
one daughter, Mrs. Wesner,
having died some time ago.
Those living are. sous. William,
Harry, August, Julius and Sam
daughters Mrs. Wesner. (deceas
ed) Mrs. Jos. Brenner, of Delano
Minn., Mrs. Wm Draves, Midale
Sask, Mrs. M. Flaherty. Donny
brook, N. D.. and Mrs. Herman
Pomploon, of Rosholt, S. D. He
had 24 grand children and 7
great grand children.
He never required the atteir
tion of a physician, and at his
death was also averse to having
a doctor called. He was very
strong, and retained conscious
ness up to the time of his death.
He had seen many hardships and
at one time, walked from Minne
apolis to Watertown, Carver,
Co. Minn., and carried a sack of
Hour to keep his family from
He was at onetime owner of
the lot where the St. Paul Union
dedot now stands.
He was a hardy pioneer and
went thru many hardships, inci
dent to frontier life ok the early
During his 24 years residence
in this city he had become well
known, and was an upright man
and was respected by all who
knew him, for his sterling quali
ties as a neighbor and friend.
He was buried in Lake View
cemetery near White Rock on
Friday, followed to his last rest
ing place by a large body of
neighbors, relatives and friends,
to pay their respects to his
memory. Peace to his ashes.—
Rosholt Review.
Double Tracking Now Under Way
The work of double tracking
the Milwaukee Railroad com
pany's line from Milbank to
Ortonville, work that was expect
ed the past to summers, is final
ly under way. The grade for the
new double track line was nearly
complete about three years ago
and since that time it has settled
and washed down badly so quite,
an amount of work will be neces
sary to put it in shape for the
steel but it will make a very
firm roadbed right from the
start. The work of putting the
grade in shape is in charge of
Contractor Dougherty, who has
a force of men and teams at work
this week.
Wanted—Ambitious men de
siring to earn $200.00 or more
per month. Every salesman
given special training. Unlimited
opportunities. Write immediate
ly. Power Lubricating Co., De
troit, Mich.
Big Time in Sisseton on the
Fourth and Fifth
Despite the terrible rainfall early
Tuesday morning the celebration
at Sisseton on the Fourth was well
attended, but owing to the muddy
streets, the parade and a number
of races and other sports were post
poned until the next day.
The base ball game in the after
noon between Sisseton and Aber
deen was a farce and a disappoint
ment to the large crowd that came
here, many especially to see the
game. It was a walk away for
Sisseton. The visitors managed to
get one score and the locals around
a dozen and a half. The very idea
that the people of Aberdeen would
allow such a bunch to wear the
suits bearing the name '"Aberdeen"
is too disgusting to think of. We
have a kid team here that can put
up a better exhibition of the Na
tional game than they can. They
were scheduled here for Wednesday
but the Sisseton manager absolutely
refused to have his team play such
a bunch. Beardsley played at Or
tonville on the Fourth, were called
up and appeared on the local dia
mond on Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday the second day of
Sisseton's celebration was a hum
mer. The morning program
opened with the grand Calthum
pian parade, which was a good
half mile long, led by the Sisse
ton Band followed by a score of
mounted Indians, the Kansas
City Amusement Company's
own colored band, a large num
ber of schoolchildren especially
dressed for the occasion, a num
ber of businesses, including man
ager Andrews and his "Hello
Girls" and several clowns, etc.
After the parade an excep
tionally fine address was given
by Hon. C. R. Jovgenson and
well received.
Directly after dinner a num
ber of street sports were pulled
off and then came the ball game
between Sisseton
and Beardsley.
The game was the best one
ever played on the home ground.
Cannonball Jackson was on the
mouud for the home team and
he was there all the time. The
Beardsley team were an even
match for the Sisseton team and
it was no ones game from stait
to finish. The final score was ii
—2 in favor of Sisseton.
In the evening the crowd was
again entertained by street
sports aud Mr. Larson the
strong man, who had been giv
ing several exhibitions each day.
Then to wind up with the Kan
sas City Amusement Company,
which was made up of local tal
ent, entertained the crowd for a
half hour in a ,mixed program,
consisting of »elections by the
male quartette, solos, buck and
wing dancing, etc., and there
wasn't a cabbage thrown. Taking
it all through and through the
celebration was a success, and
too much praise cannot be given
Messrs. Messingham and Prin
diville for their hard and con
tinuous work.
Otter Tail Power Company
Signs Up Several Towns
C. B. Kidder, superintendent of
the Ottertail Power Company, was
at Battle Lake Monday evening
and closed contracts for distribut
ing systems and street lighting
with Battle Lake. Clitherall, Deer
Creek, New York Mills and Per
ham. The material for the line to
Perham is arriving and the engi
neers will start this week to locate
the line.
The work of erecting the poles
from Browns Valley to Sisseton, is
now under way. It is very wet in
that section and the men work un
der more or less difficulty.
The work o^Jj^e «cldition of the
Hoot Lake Power house is progress
ing rapidly. The excavation is
well along. The big pile of dirt
which was heaped up when the
first part was built is being remov
ed aud a much bigger tail race is
being cut out.
The power company is selling its
electric ranges as fast as they can
be secured. A second carload has
arrived this spring and over 400
ranges are now installed on the
system. Eleven fanners have been
electrified aiid five of the eleven
have bought ranges. There is one
farm where the buildings are not
only lighted but the farmer's wife
washes, irons, cooks, churns, and
curls her hair with electricity. This
is surely going some. They al
ready have rural delivery mail, a
telephone and a Ford.— Fergus
Falls Journal.
United States Super-Dreadnought New York
Photo by American Press Association.
The monster New York la a 27,000 ton warship, 373 feet long. She carrlee
ten fourteea-lnch guns. There are 1,014 officers and men In her crew.
According to Reports Crop
Outlook is Good.
Crops in northern South Dakota
and in southern North Dakota are
making splendid progress accord
ing to authetic reports compiled by
the grain dealers of this city. The
past few weeks have been ideal
growing weather and each dav
finds an improvement in growing
conditions is the gist of each re
port coming from the many towns.
Rainfall has been quite general
in this section of the Dakotas and
with prevailing warm weather the
grain will make rapid headway.
Although flax was seeded a little
late in most sections it is neverthe
less making rapid progress and is
already several inches high.
Alfalfa cutting is becoming gen
eral all over and from reports is
exceptionally heavy for the first
cutting. Wheat and oats are both
maturing rapidly while winter bar
ley is heading out nicely and with
in a few weeks will be ready for the
The past few days of warm
weather has also made a material
change in the corn crop outlook.
Up to a week ago the prevailing
wet spell put a dubious outlook to
the corn prospects, but with the re
turn of warm weather again corn
progress should make rapid strides.
From Rosholt Review
At the Farmers' Elevator meeting
last Wednesday, the same officers
and board was re-elected. Divi
dends and interest on the stock
was paid aud other business trans
acted. The salary of O. A. Bjorke
the buyer, was raised from $100
per month to $125 per month. It
was also decided to double the ca
pacity of the elevator, aud put in
a cleaner. Several new members
were admitted and still there are
many more farmers who will buy
Lefty Skoogkmd the popular and
fast pitcher of the Sisseton nine
has withdrawn from that organi
zation and will for the time being
play with the Rosholt boys. Lefty
was one of the fastest men Sisse
ton had.
A letter was received the first of
the week by Mr. J. S. Swanson of
this place, from Gov. Byrne, in re
gard to the organization of a comp
any of volunteers to be mustered in
from Sisseton and this territory.
The 4th Regiment S. D. Nat.
Guards are now in camp at Red
field this state and in case they are
withdrawn for Mexican service,
which now looks very likely, Mr.
Swanson will at once be commission
ed by the governor to organize a
company. While Mr. Swanson has
never specialized military tactics
he is more than ordinarily well
posted on military affairs and has
the right cut for an organizer and
officer. He has already made in
quiries aud has in fact been inter
ested in the move for some time
aud will experieure no difficulty in
getting the men lie wants into the
company, which will include quite
a number of Indians, which by the
way naturally make good soldiers,
and easily adapt themselves to mili
tary life and training. Mr. Swan
son would recruit no doubt to quite
an extent from this vicinitx
(Rev. John Ebcrt, Pastor)
Services next Sunday as follows
Morninig service, 10:30.
Sunday School. 11:45.
Junior League, 3:00 p. m.
Epworth League, 7:00.
Evening service, 8:00.
A violent storui passed over
this section on Wednesday even
ing of last week, but in the im
mediate territory only very little
damage was done. The heaviest
losers werSM. L. Sateren, whose
machine shed was destroyed.
Out in Hart township the large
barn of A. K. Eggen was com
pletely destroyed. There were
thirty head of stock in the barn
at the time, but none were in
jured. The buildings on James
Harrington's farm were also
In the territory of White Iioclr
the storm was severe and a num
ber of small buildings were
blown over and windows smash
ed in buildings.
From all reports received the
vicinity of Hankinson suffered
the most as indicated in the fol
lowing article taken from the
latest issue of the Hankinson
'"The worst wind storm in
years passed over this section
Wednesday evening, leaving a
track of ruin and desolation in
its path. That there was no loss
of life is fortunate and hard to
account for, considering the ve
locity of the wind.
''The storm came from the
northwest. Between 5 and 6
o'clock the sky took a very threat
ening aspect but the storm
drifted eastward and did not
reach this locality until later on.
Between 7 and 8 it broke here,
the clouds hanging low and
sweeping across the sky with
terrific speed. The first heavy
gust was followed by a down
pour of rain, the wind continu
ing to blow with unabated fury
for an hour or more. In Hank
inson the damage was confined
principally to the destruction of
trees, some of the oldest and
largest in town being uprooted
or broken down. Giant cotton
woods along Great Northern
avenue this morning lay broken
and twisted, and all over town
there was mute evidence of the
storms violence. A few sheds
and outbuildings were over
turned, the plate glass window
at the north side of the Green
drugstore was blown in, like
wise a large plate glass in the
front of the Gem theatre, chim
neys were blown from roofs,
two box cars were minus tops,
some small barns were moved
from foundations, there was a
good deal of window breakage,
but the greatest loss was to trees.
"In the country there was a lot
of damage to big barns and oth
er buildings. The list of losses
has continued to grow through
out the day as farmers came in
to arrange for new buildings
and repairs of those only dam
Dead Body of Old Man Found.
Karl Karhnan, an old Vienna
resident met a peculiar death
near his home Monday, for his
cold and lifeless body was found
oti a vacant lot in Vienna Tues
day morning. He was last seen
in Vienna late Monday night, as
was brought out in the testi
mony given at the coroner's in
The body was found near a
binder on a lot aud was laying in
such a position that the head
was turned back and the throat
on a corner of the box. There
were no marks on the body and
it is supposed that he choked to
death, his wind having been shut
off by the pressure of the box
on his throat and verdict of the
coroner's jury was accidental
Pete Greenfield is transacting
business in the cities this week.
No. 3
1. C. Jenck's New Confec
tionary Store is a Dandy.
Ira C. Jenck, who last fall
opened the Sisseton Candy Kit
chen, has been compelled to more
into larger quarters to satisfac
torily handle his rapidly increas
ing patronage. The people of
this city have for a long time
been in want of such a place and
since the arrival of Mr. Jenck
have given his place ample pat
The change in business loca
tion was made the latter part of
last week and everything was
ready Monday morning. Mr.
Jenck has installed a splendid
fountain, has several booths and
a number of tables. One of the
features of the new place is the
chocolate cream case. This case
is a refreigator and the creams
are kept cold all the time, which
makes them delicious. Further
more the candies are all made
in the Candy Kitchen, which now
occupies the full basement of the
Train Is Wrecked During Inspection
The party of Great Northern of*
ficials including Ralph Budd, as
sistant to the president, which left
Watertown Monday morning on a
tour of inspection over the South
Dakota Central, just taken over by
the Great Northern line, had a
lather practical illustration pf the
need of road bed improvements,
when their private car, trailing
along on the end of a south
bound freight train, lurched, jolted
jarred and came, to a quivering
stop a short distance south of
Badger. Leaving their car to dis
cover the cause of the disturbance
the officials found part of the
freight cars had left the rails and
slid down a gentle slope at the side.
Forthwith the inspection tour
From White Rock Journal.
Mrs. A. J. Erickson, who sub
mitted to a serious operation of
the throat at the Mayo hospital
in Rochester last week is report»
ed to be so much improved that
she is able to leave the hospital.
The old notion that clover can
not be raised in this county has
received a body blow this year
by William Yeager, southwest
of town who has as tine a 20
acre clover patch as we ever saw
in a clover country.
Henry Walter and Jesse Willis
went to Minneapolis Sunday
evening to present to the general
manager of the Soo Railway a
petition endorsed by fifty-one
signers, asking for the removal
of the siding at LaMars to a
position one mile south. The
proposed location it is claimed
would be more convenient and
accessible on account of being on
higher ground.
There was a gathering of
about forty at the home of .lanios
Weutherstone last Sunday
the nature of a fare wed recep
tion to Rev. P. II. Bavbui' of the
Episcopal charge at tiissetou
Agency, who leaves July jrd ior
Hartord, Conn, where lie has ac
cepted a permanent appointment.
A sumptuous dinner was served
and a liberal collection taken up
and presented to the minister.
The afternoon was spent in a
social good time.
V. A. Smith and Mrs. G. W.
Forncrook both of this eity were
united in marriage by Rev. Ebert
of the M. E. Church, on Friday
of last week.

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