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LI SISSOON NM STANDARD By Walter L. Johnson M, ft 9c Subscription $1.50 Per Year. Official Paper of County and City A soft answer, while it may not completely turn a a. wrath, often postpones a lick ing. A certain bisset» bought a pup a few months pcnaliMii ago under the impression that-*' she was buying a lap dog. It is now as high as her kitchen table rnd still growing. 1111b- by says the fellow that his wife the pup skinned. burglar in the house the other night. He drew his trusty revolver and blazed away at what he thought was the bur glar. Investigation proved that he had shot a hole thru his own trousers, hailing 011 a chair. All that saved him from killing himself was that he had removed himself from the trousers when he went to bed. Just to remind ourselves —taxes will soon be due again. But let us be thankful that we live in America where taxes are low and where we can control them if we will. Suppose we were so unfortu nate as to live in Persia. There everything is taxable Pa£e1 —land, trees, spridgs, hay, beasts of burden, cattle, sheep goats, even chickens. Ac cording to Yonel B. Mirza, author of Persia of Today, if you raise ten chickens you must give two to the tax col lectors, 50 cents for each goat or sheep, or two sheep for each ten $1 for each buffalo, horse or camel. This is -gradually raised year after year. We" hope it will never sfget that bad in Roberts co'un- The war in Europe is over at ?last-r-that is, it is all over Eu The Western offensive is the biggest thing in the world today—the mightiest trial at arms and the most awful specta cle the civilized world has ever seen. Surely angels must weep if they are viewers of the bloody carnage! REPUBLICAN TICKET Mational Fremden t— CHARLES It. HUG HISS Vice President- fe- «s CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS Presidential Electors— GEO. R. DOUTHIT ALVIN WAGGONER SF1 FRANK W. MEBHAN H. K. GJOLMK C. K. SNYDER Congressional «ret District— C.« DILLON fe&ti Sefeeed District— .»• ROYAL C. JOHNSON §&* Third District— ^A J. G. BARTINE State rata* NOHBKCK Lieutenant I Governor— W.H. McMASTBR FSUte FftAXK U. IOOD Ccneral— CLA»8irCB C.CAM1WKLL JAMBS B. HAHDLIN 0.8. HBbcsuoM CMakaioterot School ud Pabllc tend« *. K. MIGHT »eblfc Instruction— Q9 J&WKfcU ä|p|liiul?e llUVKK Iii. 10 :m 1 -llOtllll lave ii-K for vourself.—Collier's .Id I A Sisseton citizen heard a'wise t'ieir ly Buying the Danish West Indies 111 purchasing these islands we are using money to get rid of Kumpean ownership of a strategic point in North Amer ica We have done this before on various occasions with France, Russia and Spain. The price proposed, something over $2ö0 an acre, is high, but the islands are worth a lot moie since the Panama Canal was built and since long-voy age submarines are perfected. The purchase was urged time and again by Seward, Foster, .md Hay, three of the ablest Secretaries of State the Republican party has ever put in ladv!"fhee, and anyone who tries to make party politics or ''im- farms are mt of it is somewhat soft in the head. Ruyin West Indies is just plain common sense and been done long ago. Look at the map and see Now, if our congressmen want to do a really nice thing, an appropriate and consistent thing—our congressmen who ure gotiSvn,i printed speeches that were never delivered and mail them free to thousands of voters for political ends, who like- fmnk tons of g:u'(,vn see(1 with a view of growing politi cal support—let our congressmen pass legislation permitting the boys in Texan camps to send letters bach to mother and sweetheart without the postage tax. It occurs to us that these latter cummunications bear at least as much relation to the public welfare as a package of turnip seed. Farm Loan Banks Anyway, the farm loan banks will make places for a few thousand more government employes. The three heads of the department will draw joint salaries of $30,000 a year then there will be clerks, office expenses, land examiners, disbursing agents, recorders, hosts of other men drawing sal aries all along the line. And the borrower will be expected to pay the bill. It has not yet been explained that the bor rower will get his money at a less net rate than he is getting it at present, 5* or 0 per cent, or where he will gain an ad vantage unless he wants to make a forty-year loan and pass the debt down to his children. Speaking for this section of the country, the borrower wants to pay it off and get rid of it when it is due. Also, the farmers who have not niort- better off than the farmers who have mortgaged them. Interest never takes a day off, nev er takes time even to go to church 011 Sunday. It works day and night, rain or shine, whether there is sickness or health, sorrow or rejoicing. Little old Mr. Interest keeps up his pace like the sun itself. The man who invented it, the Bible mentions its existence, had the longest head that ever grew on a human body. What Do We Get? According to press dispatches from Washington congress, the state governments, counties and townships will spend $250,000,000 a year for the next five years on the improve ments and maintenance of the roads of the country. That statement in itself is of absorbing interest to every citizen of these United States. But a question of still more vital interest to us locally and personally is, 'How Much Do We Get." The people of our cummunity of course can decide what we ourselves are to expend in good roads, but when it comes to the expenditure by the federal and state governments we are of the opinion that the early bird will get the biggest worm. In other and plaiuer words, the federal government allots a certain amount of money to each state for improving its roads.- Then comes the question of where and how that money is to be spent. We do not know just what policy will be pursued in this state, but we do know that it will be clearly to our interest to get out in force and hustle for a good slice of this amount for road improvements in our own territory. The Lord knows we need the road improvements, but He will not aid us in the getting if we are not alive to our own opportunities. Everybody hereabouts wants good roads and is quite will ing to profit personally from their construction. But how many are willing to devote the necessary time and energy to securing the allotment to which we are entitled? How much do we get? Or, better still, do we get any thing? ___________ Everett True's Outburst In the Cities, where society women discard their babies, and love, caress and kiss their poddle dogs and smoke ciga rettes in cafes where they dine and drink narcotics, it is quite proper for men to walk into a cafe with a dream hanging on their lower lip. But in this country it don't look a bit refinj ed—it's out of place. The other day we .dined at a popular resort in a nearby town, where ladies and gentlemen were at dinner, when something came in running on one cylinder, with a pill hanging on its lower flipper, with its yellow claw it took the pill from the flipper, drew the smoke deep down into its diseased cylinder and then let its poisoned fumes oojns out thru its thin nostrils and mouth like the fumes from the poison bag that hangs behind the fangs of a snake the table into the diners faces—how Tb* iücident recalled to our memory something similar that actually occurred while we were in Butte, Mont. Joe Wat- WJf owned and conducted one of thö finest eating houses in ylweet and the most e*pensiv mm shfi Stop putting it off. Don't hold to the old fashioned idea that an automobile is an expense. It is not. It's an economy. South Bend $7.50 Take this splendid new Overland, for instance. It costs only $635. It's a beauty. Large enough for your whole family easy to run your son and daughter can do it: has a big, power and up according to move ment. The Quality Jeweler 44 it, got to a millionaire. His motto which hung in a beau tiful frame, was of gold letters and read: "Dogs and Cigaret te fiends not allowed, this place is for ladies and gentle men." Can You Qualify As A Good Citizent Our understanding of agood citizen is a man who is ever ready and willing to sssume his share of the work foi the common good of the com munity in which he resides. He is willing at all times to dig in his pocket and pay what he can afford to pay for public improvements. This he will do without a kick. He is always boosting his home town and present ing its most favorable side to the outside world. He is a he made a grand success of family within his home. He his lungs. Why Don't You Get a Car? ful 31} J. J. AKRE, Agent, Sisseton Ifce Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio "Ma* InU. S.A." vi/*.-*' When You Buy a Watch consult a Jeweler of experience and reputation upon whose advice you can rely. South Bend Watches These famous watches are gaining in favor every year. Come in and see our complete line of Watches. We have all standard makes—Howard, Elgin, Waltham, Rockford, Hamp den, Illinois, Hamilton. 17 Jewel Elgin or Waltham and 20 year goldfilled case... TOSTENSON" Send Us Your Repairing by Insured Mail pays his taxes without mak ing such a roar about it that people think paying taxes is original with him. He takes pride in keeping his premises neat and tidy. He is toler ant in his religious views and is free from bigotry. He be lieves in living and letting the other fellow live. He is free from avarice and jealousy and is glad to see his fellow man get ahead in the world. lie has a kind word for young and old. He is a man among men and plays a man's part in the little things of eveiy day life. This is our idea of a good citizen. Wliat'tf your*? —Winnebago, (Minn.) Ko terprise. The boy who has cigarette stain oh his finger should Ks good fellow" not only down brought to realize that therm town on the street, but to Iiis is the same sort of stain upon 31 Vz Horsepower New Series $12 Model 7$ 9 Roadster 5620 horsepower motor and is as complete as the most expensive cars in the world Also it uses very little gasoline. Bring your family in today and see this Overland. It's the greatest value of the year. South Bend 17 Jewel, 3 pos. $25.00 and up according to grade of case. Sisseton, So. Dakota Golden Rule AVERY THRESHERS DO MORE WORK DO BETTER WORK AND LAST LONGER are Three Big Features of Avery Threshing Machines J. H. MEAD & SON SISSETON, S. D.