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m" ,. Vol. 24 BOY SHOOTS HIS FATHER Quarrel Started About a Pair of Overall. One of the most bloody- murders committed in the annals of Grant county was enacted on the James Braunen farm in the hills west of Twin Brooks at about six fifteen o'clock on Monday morning of this week, when Herman P. Miles, a sixteen year old boy flred a twelve gauge shotgun charge into the left breast of his father, Herman C. Niles killing him instantly. The load of shot entered a short dis tance above the heart and severed a number of arteries and blood vessels from which the blood gush ed. The father was facing the son at the time and as the son came out of the house he addressed him saying, "What are you going to do with that gun?" The boy stand ing about fifteen feet distant seems to have made no reply but immedi ately fired the fatal shot. According to the testimony given at the coroners inquest the father remained conscious for a few sec onds and following the shot said to the son, "Now you've done it What did you do that for?" He walked about ten feet from the spot where he was shot before dropping to the ground. Following the shoot ing Louis, a younger son went to the George Fister home and told of the affair and was instructed by Mr. Fister to phone to Dr. Flett, the coroner and tell him and the boy called Dr. Flett, who was in the country and left word for him to come but, but not say anytning about what had taken place. Up on his return and finding tne call Dr. Flett started for the Niles home and did not learn of the nature of .his mission until beyond Twin Brooks. He had to return home then to get the necessrry blanks to make a record of the case and notified States Attorney Rix and Sheriff Mauley, who returned with him. A coroners jury was summoned and the remains examined, Mrs. Niles was questioned and told of a quarrel which started over a pair of overalls which Mr, Niles was going to wear and she told him the boy ought to have them that he could have bought himself overalls with the money he spent in Sum mit. Niles retorted by calling her a vile, unprintable name, after which some words and acts follow ed which led to Niles slapping her. About this time Herman Jr. came in and wrestled with his father get ting him down and when the father gained his liberty he went outside and returned with a shovel, with which he struck his wife over the head rendering her unconscious. The testimony from this point as given by the boy showed that he then went up stairs and procured the gun which he had loaded from the Saturday previous and stepping outside the door, shot his father. The story as »told by the other four children was substantiously the same as that told by the mother and Herman. Little Lola aged 10 years added to her iestimany that the father had said that if it wasnt for the "sin of God" he would kill the whole family that the law could not stop him. The testimony all through and the stories told by neighbors seem to agree that the dead man had had a checkered ca reer and that peace and harmony had not reigned in his home and he frequently would be absent for days. The only reason the boy gave for his act of Monday morning was a desire to help his mother and he has not exhibited any remorse a any time since. Following the inquest the boy was brought to this city and is be ing held at the county jail. He will be given a hearing before Justice Nixon this morning. The remains of the father were prought to the Emanuel undertak ing parlors and the funeral was held from there yesterday, a short service being held. Interment was made in the Milbank cemetery. Herman C. Niles was fifty six years old and had lived in Roberts county for many years, recently removing to this county. He leaves a wife and five children ranging in age from eight to sixteen years.— Milbank Review. A shooting affray took place last Tuesday at Clear Lake during the celebration there that might have resulted fatally. According to the meagre reports that have reached this office, Harry Shaw and a horse trader whose name we did not learn became involved in a quarrel over the ownership of an accordian and the horse trader accused Mr. Shaw of stealing the instrument. Shaw went to the house and secured a shot gun and flred six shots at tue man who accused him. who had taken to his heels. Some of the shots penetrated the mans side, but his condition is not considered serious. Sheriff Russel came over from Britton and took both men into custody.—Vehlen Advance. Some men that we know of are not very good on raising garden truck but when it comes to raising the ante they are experts. The Old Reliable First National Bank Sisseton, S. D. A I l- S SUBMARINE CROSSES OCEAN Brings Cargo of Dyestuff To The United States. Baltimore, Julv 10.—The worlds first submarine merchantman, the German ship Deutschland, has ar rived in port here, having passed under the allied blockade and the cruisers that were awaiting it off the United States coast. It carr ied mail and many tons of valuable dyes and chemicals, and will carry back tons of nickel and crude rub ber, which the German army needs. It has a crew of twenty-nine. It took sixteen days to cross. The submarine carries the Ger man merchant flag, and its com mander is proceeding without ap parent fear that it would be regard ed as anything but a peaceful mer chantman. The submarine's superstructure is fifteen feet above water. It stood the trip perfectly. Its cap tain claimed no enemy vessels were sighted. The German submarine arrived off the Virginia capes between Cape Henry and Cape Charles at 1:45 a. m., and passed up Chesapeake Bay for Baltimore, escorted by the tug Timmons. It was chased twenty miles off the coast by French and British cruisers, thereby delaying its arrival for four days. There are unconfirmed reports that another submarine is already on its way to America. A GREAT FEAT 1 It does seem like old times—a German merchant vessel entering a United States port, carrying a cargo of German goods for the Amerv can market. But there is a difference. For the German merchant vessel is submarine, thousands of miles pre sumable from its base, and it has carried a cargo of valuable dyestuffs and chemicals-the things for the lack of which the people of the United States have suffered most severely since the English block ade of German ports—to the Ameri can market. The announcement of a safe am val of a German submarine in a United States port, coming all the way from Germany, through a sea beset by enemy warships, on the lookout for that very thing, stirs the imagination and thrills the blood of neutral Americans. Incidently, it accomplishes a lot of other tilings. It tends to the be lief that the Kaiser has found other and better things for his submarine to do than to devote their energies to sinking euetny merchantmen or passenger ships. It is Germany's best answer to the administration's course in the submarine controversy and it tends to provide a way by which Germany and America can secure the things each most great ly needs, of which they have been deprived since the establishment of the allied blockade. It is possible, of course, that the allies may find a way to blockade the movements of German merch ant submarines, even as they have blockaded German surface vessels This remains to be seen. Mean time, the feat of the German sub marine in eluding the enemy ves sels and making the 'long voyage under|sea across the broad Atlantic is calculated to stir the admiration even of the allied nations.—Aber deen News. A New York hoisery concern sends out word that the girls will wear nice socks very much abbrevi ated this summer. With short skirts and short socks look out for wood ticks. SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD 81SSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. D., FRIDAY, JULY u. li)h BARBERS' PICNIC The male population of Sisse ton were going around rubbing their itching beards Monday and wondering where the bar bers were, us there places were closed. A number phoned to Sheriff Minder, wanting to know if lie was responsible for the act, but John was innocent. Later on in the day it was dis covered that the boys had locked shop and had gone to Hartford, on Big Stone-Lake for an outing —and to forget troubles and whiskers for a day. In the party were Win. Swanson, Max Dady, Emery Carrier, Ed. Quaintance, Box Car Burglars Given Two Years Milbank.— Entering a plea of guilty to the charge of entering a Milwaukee freight car and carry ing away some merchandice. three young men giving their names as Raymond Mooney, John McCarthe and Ernest Stillntau were senten ced to serve a tfrm of two years each in the state penitentiary. The box car robbery occured ou the night of June 27th aud the next morning the Milwaukee.s detective was notified. Four days later the three above named men were taken into custody and given a prelimin ary hearing. Friday they were broughtjip iv^ circuit court and sentenced. Metcalf—Kolda Miss Laura Metcalf and Joseph Kolda were united in marriage at the M. E. parsonage at Mil bank on Thursday, June 29. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Metcalf of Lake township and is a young lady who has grown to womanhood in our midst, and is held in highest esteem by a host of friends and acquaintances. The groom owns land near Sav age, Mont,, where the young people will make their home.— Wilmot Republican. Ten Innings—10 to 9 The headline tells the results of that much talked of game, played last Sunday on the local diamond, between the married and single men. The Housekeepers had first bat and failed to score. In the second half the Singles crossed home plate five times. And then the Apron String Danglers got up their "dander" and along about the fourth inning run in live tying the score. It was a splendid game and nick and tuck up to the nineth, when the score stood 9—9 and then the fu a began. The Mop Wringers played base ball but in the tenth the boys got the best of the old fellows and scored. As near as we can get the names of the players the line up is something like this, altho we believe there were changes dur ing the game as Doc Williams wasn't there from the start but got in on the nineth. Married Nelson P. Mead C. Crawford 1st B. Quinnell 2nd B. Moshier 3rd B, Lewis S. S. Hanson C. P. Doud R. F. Swanson L. P. Single Monnie Brantseg Li aster Ackeman Minder Hanson Horton Davis ANOTHER BIG IMPROVEMENT Sanitary Bottling Works Will Have Modern Place S.P. Aid ridge, manager of the Sanitary Bottling Works, re turned oil Saturday from Fergus Falls, where he went to consult H. M. Knight, president of the Company, regarding making im provements in the place. As the place is very low where the building is now located, and they are oft times troubled with Wm. Westrom, Jas. Callsen and Hooded floors during heavy Baldy Fuclose. They had well filled lunch baskets along and the party sure had one big cele bration. They returned late in the evening, tired but happy. The affair hereafter will be an annual event. rains, it was decided to raise the building about four feet and put in a cement floor. In addition to this the second story floor will be taken out and a balcony built for the labatory. This will give more room on the ground floor to enable them to handle the increasing business. Several new pieces of machinery will be added. A one ton auto truck has also been ordered, which will enable them to make prompt deliveries to towns in the north part ot the county, where before it was necessary to drive with a team and was an all day's job. The Sanitary Bottling Works under the management of r. Aid ridge, has grown to be one the best bottling works in this section of the country—we in clude Minnesota and North Da kota—and there is a steadily growing demand for their pro ducts. .. Joe Robbie, proprietor of the Radisson Restaurant has been making extensive improvements on the interior of his place the past few weeks. The place has been completely covered with steel, both the sides and the ceiling, which has been painted in a very testy color, and the wood work has been painted and varnished. The dining room has been rearranged, which adds greatly to the appearance of the place. Joe has always enjoyed a splendid business since taking charge of the Radisson and the business is steadily increasing. The meals and lunches put up are very appetizing and the pa trons appreciate the accomoda tions they receive. The Carlberg Company, News Items. Last week was Celebration and rain week. We had no time to sei) cars. The automobile slow race was very well advertised before the cele bration but we noticed that the pa pers have neglected to inform the public of the outcome, so it is up to us. The race took place on main street the evening of the fifth. Five cars were entered in the first slow race. Edwin Hägen wou first money $10.00, with a Ford. This Ford was tiie only car that finished the race. The rest were all stalled before the finish. There was no Reo in this race on account of there not being room. The second race with a prize of $5.00 was pulled off next and was copped off by Henry Ernster with a Reo. The Free-for-all race was won by Dana Babcock in an eight cylinder King. We delivered three Ford Cars last week. John F. McGuckin, Wilmot, S. D. Aug. Lindquist, Sisseton, S. D. ChristChristenson, Sisseton, S. D. .' The Carlberg Company. Supt. Thomas was a business Davis '^caller at Big Stone Friday, Mysterious l.ossof a Team A. W Gabbert believes that his fine driving team was stolen Mon day night. The horses, with twelve others were turned into the pasture after feeding tune Monday evening, Competing Grader Compan aud at about 10:30, hearing a rum pus among them, Mr. Gabbert call ed them up. They were all there but the drivers, and after a brief search, he concluded that they had strayed to the other side of the past ure, mid decided to let them remain until morning. In the morning they were not in the pasture. There were no wires down and the gates were closed. The heavy rains have obliterated all tracks. The sheriffs of Roberts and Traverse counties were notified, but no trace of the horses has been found.—New Ell ington Record. Messrs. Oscarson and Dahl, two of the leading business men of White Rock were callers at the Tribune office on Monday morn ing ou their way home front a camping trip at Big Stone lake. These two gentlemen have devoted much time during the past six mouths or more to work in behalf of the proposed reservoir system for Traverse and Big Stone Lakes, through the success of which they hope to bring about relief of the farmers on the low lands along the Bois de Sioux. It was these men who visited Washington last win ter at their own expense and took the matter up with the war depart ment and members of congress, and arranged for the introduction of the bill by Senator Sterling of South Dakota for an appropriation for a preliminary survey, which bill is now pending and is in a fair way to pass. If the scheme event ually goes through, as we believe it will, it will in a large measure be due to the effective preliminary work of such men as Oscarson and Dahl, of White Rock.—Browns Valley Tribune. Rudolph Simonson returned Sat urday from Timber Lake, where he went to attend the funeral of his brother Richard, who was drowned Monday while bathing near a dam. In company with two other young men, Richard had gone to the dam for a bath, and was competing wtih his companions in underwater swim ming. On fourth effort, he dis appeared for a longer time than usual, and then only the top of his head appeared. The body was not found for more than two hours. Richard was unmarried, 29 years of age, and has many friends in this locality. The funeral occurred Thursday of last week.—New Eff ington Record. No. 4 DEMONSTRATING ROAD GRADERS ies Demonstrating. The Adams Grader Company of Toledo, Ohio and the Russell Grader Co. of Minneapolis have been giving demonstrations of their machines to the County Commissioners this week. Each Company agreed to build a mile each and the demonstrations have been taking place along the Meridian road east of town. The first mile was done south of the Torvick place, by the Adams grader and the road is certainly a dandy. Thursday and Friday the Russell Grader is at work on a stretch near Paul Siewert's place. The graders are being drawn by a gas engine. The Commissioners purchased, a Twin City 4060 engine and will purchase two graders for county work. At their last meet ing several road contractors were present and wanted $284 a mile to build roads. The Commie sioners figured that was a very steep price and that when the roads were completed there would be nothing to «eep them in shape. By purchasing*the engine and graders at about $4,500 the roads can be built con* siderable cheaper, aa only about five men are needed with the out fit and when completed the coun ty would have the roads and the machinery to keep them up with. It is estimated that abqut in lie a day can be completed. Her mind overtaxed by the de struction of the family home by fire and the burning to death of a little daughter, Mrs. E. E. Moore wife of a Marshall county farmer ended her life by choking herself to death. She took the sheet off the bed tore it in two pieces, theu went into a coal shed in the rear of the house, tied the fragment of sheet to a beam overhead, stood on a coal schüttle and drew the sheet up tightly and then kicked the coal schüttle from under her. The unfortunate woman slowly choked to death aud had been dead some time when found. She is survived by her husband, a baby only a few days old and three other children. The family formerly lived in Miss ouri where the remains were shipp ed for interment. Misses Rose and Inez Ott are spending the week at New Effing ton, the guests of friends. s*'v''SUVK FOR SALE! We offer our office building and one other building for sale at a bargain. We need the room for our new build ing- LAMPERT LUMBER CO. SISSETON, S. V. r- MS