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vXVW Vol. 24 CHAIN UGHTNING MM FMTOP IN DAli LI/11UI\ lu in DflU Literature Through Mails. The postofficc authorities im mediately instituted pioceedings ••against Lockhart and the result was the indictment handed down by the grand jury Thursday after noon. itSS United States "Marshal Thomas Taubman went to Mill»ank and arrested Lockhart. He was taken to Sioux Falls for hearing. The next term of federal court in Aber deen will be held in May and the case will come,tip at that time. IT'S Witnesses who testified before the grand jury Thursday are X. H. Wellde11' lederal court on the cliatge of send- dictment was issued. mg obscene literature through the I1'16 November number of "Chain mails. He was arrested at Mil Lightning'' which has been on bank by United States Marshal! Wednesday evening. United States •District Attorney Stewart also pur chased a copy of the magazine, and after ieiusing it questioned the salesman in the store and told him that it was obscene literature. sa'e Taubman and taken to Sioux Falls I issue objected to and it is believed where he will appear before Judge the first article called "Dorothy James 11. Elliott and put up a bond to appear at the next term of .fedaral court held in May. The proceedings were started, presumably by United States Post office Inspector Chase when he purchased a copy of Chain Light ning at the Salisbury book store proprietor of the Sails- bury bookstore, where copies of 5 the magazine are on sale Robert Bull, clerk at Sailsbiuv book store and'James Foss who delivers parcel post packages for the post office. A. V. Lockhart, editor of "Chain Charged With Sending Obscene le •Lightning," a monthly magazine regarding whether they had know pnbhshed at Milbank, S. D., was ledge of the magazine indicted at Aberdeen Thursday afternoon during the witnesses were questioned being ship ped through the mail and it was session of largely on their evidence the in- only since Wednesday, is the Green, Vampire" is the foundation for the action. This article describes the alleged character of one Mrs. Samuel H. Pomerance, a moving picture ac tress known as Dorothy Green, and vividly potrays the grounds brought by the woman's husband for divorce. It tells in detail of an alleged escapade of "Dorothy Green in which she was discover ed by her husband and is a dis sertation on actresses in general- Electric lights will probably be turned on at Roslyn the first of the year. The city commissioners have closed a deal with Minnea polis firms for the necessary fix tures and a gasoline engine and work will start on the plant ns soon as materials arrive. Some fellows have so much brass it is a wonder the girls thev kiss don't have ptomaine poisoning. Don't Let the Christmas Shopping Dollar Go Out of Town as plain as a pikestaff that the dollar you take out of town seldom comes back. If you spend your dollar in town it stays here. It circulates in the commu nity. It is a living thing. The dollar goes to the butcher, the baker. It goes to the printer. The local merchant with whom you spend it pays it out in wages. It for the individual well being. It makes for the community well being. Therefore circulate your Christmas dol lars in town. Be a community builder. It might be well to emphasize the fact that you cannot do any better out of town than you can right here with our local merchants. With that fact confronting you, why hesitate about spending your Christmas dol lars with the home merchants? The local merchants are progressive and a part of the community in which you live and in which 'you are vitally interested. They'll give you value received for every dollar you spend. Besides, they'll circulate that dollar of yours in town. It will stay here. If you take it out of town you are injuring the community. Vou are injuring your neigh bor. You are injuring yourself. Circulate your dollar here. Do your Christmas shopping in the home stores. mommmm V. WARRING ANSWERS CALL V. Warring Pioneer Settler Passes Away Wc- received word the first of the week that Mr. V. Warring, of Lake City, Minn., and whom we men tioned last week as having been stricken with paralysis, died on the 17th inst., at his home in Lake City. His son Lincoln Warring and wife of Sisseton, an older brother Amos from Yankton, and Nate Warring, as well as his daughter Mrs. II. J. Keeler and her husband were at the funeral service. The many old Grant county friends of the family unite in extending their sympathy to the aged wife and other members of the family. Deceased was born in Albany, N. Y, July 8, 1827. In 1854 he with his parents Thos. B. and Susannah Warring came to Minn, and settled on a claim in Guilford township. April 25, 1863 he was united in marriage to Miss Maria Elletsoti and located on a claim a bout a mile from that of his parents He lived on that farm until 1882 when he with his family moved to Grant County near Milbank S.D. His health failed so it was necess ary for him to leave the farm and he moved into Milbank. In 1894 in hopes of improving his health he moved to Osakis, Minn., and a few years later he moved to Buff alio, Minn. In 1902 he came to Lake City. Later he went to Pres» cott, Wis., but a couple of years later returned to Lake City and purchased their present home 606 South High street. Mr. Warring was a veteran of the civil war serving in Co. E, 11th Minn. Inf'y. He received his dis charge at the close of the war but has never been in good health since. 1 wenty years ago he was a victim of appendicitis and has been a great sufferer since that time. On Oct. 20th he.xvas stricken with paralysis and steadily failed until 10:30 p. Nov. 17th, when at the age of 79 years 4 months and 9 days he met and overcame death by a vic tories entrance into that Glory Land from which no man returneth The funeral service was held at the Methodist church by the pastor, Rev. Clias. Miller. Milbank Hearld New Regiment Seems Assured Sioux Fails —The organization of the Filth regiment national guards in South Dakota has reached such a point that the new regiment is assu rred provid ed the United States government looks upon the movement with favor. There met in this city over Sunday Governor F. M. Byrne, Adjutant General Monis Colonel Clias. H. Englesb.v of Watertown, Captain A. Full of the U. S. A., and Captain Bates of Flandreau. The object ol this gathering was to discuss matters in con nection with the proposed new Fifth regiment. A number of local gentlemen who are interest ed in the new regiment were al so present. Captain Fuller, who is to be the lieutenant colonel of the new regiment, who has been in the state for several days, departed for Washington. Col. C. H. Englesby of Water town who is to be the colonel of the new regiment, in a talk with an Argus Leader man today, stated that everything was going along smoothly, that Sioux Falls was doing her part and would most likely have two companies in the new regiment. The situation has come to the sISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, 8. IX, FRIDAY, MKck.mijku l, ltm point where governmental recog nition is necessary and to socuro that Governor Byrne will go to Washington to secure the prop er endorsement of the war de partment. Three-quarters of llie compan ies necessary are now ready to be mustered in. Major Dow Aid rich, of this city, has been commissioned to take the field and assist in rounding out the remaining companies. As soon as the necessary au thority is received from Wash ington the regiment will be com pleted and the difierent compan ies will be mobilized at some point for drill, it may be that the Fourth regiment will be re called from the border and the Fifth sent down to take its place. Farm Hand Accidently Shot Lois Wacker was instantly killed a a which he was holding while visit ing with the Torstenson boys in a corn field south of Peever on Sun day last. Thev were all sitting on the side of a wagon and Wacker was holding the gun by the barrel and in some unaccountable manner the gnn was discharged, striking him in the heart. Coroner Dr. Pearson of Peever was called and on Monday an inquest was held and a verdict rendered of an acci dental death. The deceased came here from New York over a year ago and had bien employed by Knut Olson near Wilmot, during that time. He was about 27 years of age. The body is being held at Wilmot pending word from relatives in the east. —Peever Pilot. Whcmpner —Kimund The marriage of Miss Mathilda Rem und and Ernest Whempne took place at high noon, Wednes day, November 22, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rem und of Lake township, Rev. Schoenleber of the German M. E. church offici ating. After the ceremony a sumptuous wedding dinner was served, those present being only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. The groom is a young man of excellent habits and is one of the prosperous and industrious farmers of Lake township. The bride has been a resident here all her life, and is a popular young lady, endowed with exception ally excellent trails of character. Mr. and Mrs. Whempner will reside on the groom's farm in Lake, township. The Republic an joins with their many friends in wishing theni a long and prosperous future.—Wilmot Re publican. Farmers near Belle Fourche, who have shipped their sugar beets to the plant of Scottsbluff, Neb., have received returns from their shipments, and find their beet crop this year yeilded them an average of §50 an acre. The Great Western Sugar company, which is building at Belle Fourche, required guaran ties that at least 6,000 acres would be sown to beets by farmers in the irrigated area. The prospects now are that a much larger acreage than the amount required will be sown next year. It is stated the factory will be begun early in 1917 and will be completed iu time to treat the 1918 crop. The old Yankton stockage of the days of 1882, is to be commemora ted by a monment now being erect ed on the court house lawn by the Daniel Newcombechapter, A. R. A suitable bronze tablet will be placed on the monument, which will be make of Dakota material. COMPLETE RETURNS ON STATE OFFICERS South Dakota Election Figures Given In Detail. Out of a total vote of 128,212 cast for governor in the Inst election, Peter Norbeck was elected governor by a plurality 21,925 The complete detailed returns on all officers and all amendments and for red laws, except president as shown by the official count follows: Supreme court [non-partisan] Hon. E. G. Smith, Yankton, 77, 290 Hon. J. H. McCoy, Aber deen, 52,045 Hon. Geo. H. Mar quis Watertown, 39,250. Governor: Republican, Peter Norbeck, Red field, 72,489 demo erat, Orville V. Rinchart, Rapid City, 50,573 socialists, Fred Fairchild, Wellsburg, 3,512 pro hibition, C. K. Thompson. North ville, 1,629. Li te nan -go ve no r: Repub lican, XV. H. McMaster, \aukton, 68,844 democrat, A. S. Ander son, Beresford, 50,173 socialist, Chas. E. Ware, Aberdeen, 3 521 prohibition, Paul L. Werth, Frankfort, 1,724. Secretary of State: Republic an, Frank M. Rood, Philip, 71, 221 democrat. James E. Bird, Watertown, 47,-457: socialist, Fred B. Huck, Rosoe, 3.613 pro hibition, A. E. Allinson, Gary 1,707. State auditor: Republican, J. Ii. Handlin, Sturgis, 68,315 demo erat, T. I. Gunderson, Cent-r ville, 49,931 socialist, Fred S. McDonald, Veblen, 3,417 pro hibition, E. T. Bui ris, Brook ings 1,737. State treasurer: Republican, G. H. Helgerson, Mt. Vernon 70,178 demomcrat,Jacob Fergen Parkston 46,889 socialist, Clara Strohmeier Aberdeen, 3,656 prohibition, Lee Williams, Car penter, 1,589 Commissioner school lands: Republican, N. E. Knight, Thom as, 70,232 democrat, John Michels, Mitchell 46,860 social ist: D. C. Hond Mitchell 3,901. Attorney general: Republican 1-8, C. C. Caldwell, Howard, 70, 665 democrat, Jos. J. Conry, Abereeen, 46,494 socialist, W. R. DeArmet, Sisseton, 3,678. Superintendent of Schools: Re publican, Chas. H. Lugg, Par!? ston, 68,022 democrat, Will P. Chamberlain, Yankton 47,790 socialist, Olive Knowles, Dead wood, 3,783 prohibitionist, Hen ry Hendrickson. Wessi ngton Springs, 1,837. Railroad Commissioner: Re publican, Frank E. Wells, Win ner, 68,320 democrat Jorgen J. Hue, Presho, 47,594 socialist Lester Geer, Wall, 3,593 pro hibitionist, L. B. Grotte, Loen ville, 1,652. Amendments and referred laws: Amendment No. 1—Good roads, yes 75,385 No, 33,490, majority yes 41,895. Amendment No. 2—Irrigation Districts, yes, 58,158 no, 43, 758 majority yes 14,400, Amendment No. 3Revenue and finance, yes. 43,572 no, 55,440 Majority no 11968. Amendment No. 4, Rural credits, yes, 57,010 No 41,653 majority yes. 15,357. Amendment No. 5, Constitu tional convention, yes, 36,753 no, 57,384 majority no 20,631. Wheat.. Amendment No 6. Right of Du ram snffage yes 52,933 no 57,867 ma- Rye.. jority no 4,934. Barley Amendment No. 7, Intoxicating Oats liquors yes 64,867 no 53,092 Flax, majority yes 11,775. Butter, lb. Amendment No. 8, Lease of school lands yes, 41,207 23ii majority no, 21,026. Amendment No 9, Public officers yes, 38,496 no 61,010 ma jority no, 22,52:!. Referred Law No. i, Richards Primary law, yes, 51,708: no 52, 106 majority no. 548. Refer red law No 3, Banking panies not satisfactory to the and finance, yes, 45, 329 no 51,- companies or the tax commission 830 majority no, 6,501. so the case lias been appealed. Referred law No. 4, State] The cases arc very important banking board, yes 04,719 no, because the matter of assess 49,848 majority 2,705. Referred law No. 5, Five six the jury yes, 48,952 no 51,146 majority yes 2,184. Federal Court Session. the court took occasion to score The day saw the end of the case of Will kind Joe Rivers when the grand jury returned a no bill on the charge of cattle rustling. This was considered one ,of the iui|)or tant cases of the term. The session has brought many Indians to the city, inest of them oil liquor cases. James Agaard was sentenced to nine months imprisonment anc! a fine of $100 for introducing lirjtioi on the Standing Rock Indian res ervation. Julian Log: HI k, of the Standing Rock reservation was fined KlOO and given sixty days in the jail at Sioux Falls for introducing liquor on an Indian Reservation. Henry D. Packard of Gary paid a fine of $25 for embezzling United States postofiice funds. Clyde Buck of Presho was sen tenced to pay a line of 810 for de- George Leary and Herman E.Ob enaufs both of Watertown, were sentenced to pay fines of $25 each for having stolen property in their possession. Charles W. H. 'from of Eden was sentenced to pay a fine of $25 for embezzling postofiice funds. Oliver Greeno pleaded not guilty to a charge of concealing his assets from the trustees in a bankruptcy case and the case was continued to the May term. William Skinner pleaded not guilty to introducing liquor on an I Indian reservation. The case will I be carried over to tin- May term. A joint 'indictment was handed down by the grand jury against! Tony Rivers, Will Vandevere and Ambrose Beuoist, charging them with grand larceny. They entered a plea of not guilty and the case was continued to the May term. Will Potts, of Mobridge, is their attorney. —Aberdeen News. .. Si.661 ... 1.67 1.29 .. 83c 45c ..$2.53 35c Eggs. doz 35c No. 24 62, High Court Hears Express Tax Cases Pierre— The supreme court is hearing the express assessment taxation cases, which have been appealed from the circuit court of Hughes county. In the trial ... court the judge set aside the Referred L.iw No. 2, In toxical- assessment made by the tax com ing liquors yes, 48,611: no 53,722 mission and fixed a re-assess majority yes 5,161. ment rate on the express corn- ment and taxation of express companies in South Dakota has been under extreme controversy for some time, due to the fact that the expess companies have always contended that they should be assessed only on their Chances of jury trials at the pres- actual property, wagons, horses, eut term of federal court went, a session that was filled with fea-j il|ui glimmering late yesterday when not on their business. Judge James D. Ulliott dismissed —T~~ .. the petit jury during the course of Celebrate Golden Wedding D,mug the pass,,,g of sentences building, in this state and Mr. on those who had pleaded gu.lty, ,!lst 1ida. and Mrs. Wm. Gragert, I near Rosholt celebrated the 50th allnivGrsary of theil. nlttrried life Nov. 17, l916 in the be!iutifu ho|ne of the|r daughter severely Chas. W. H. 'from of .„ .. ,and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. «den charged with embezzling I Qeo bu,,|, postofiice funds. Troin declared that since he had settled with the government he did not see why he should he punished. This roused the ire of the bench. They had the home appropri ately decorated in gold and the national colors. Children, grand, children, relatives friends and neighbors were invited. The time was pleasantly s|ent social ly- Father Gragert related many interesting things of his soldier life and the civil'war. At 9:30 p. m. Rev. Peter Bei zer delivered an address and officiated at the wedding. The happy couple were the recipients of good wishes, congratulations and appropriate golden wedding presents. A bounteous supper was served and everybody was hr.ppy. To make the occassion similar to that one fifty years ago, some of the relatives treat ed them to a regular charivari« —Rosholt Review. One of our citizens who occas ionally wipes the dishes for his wife became tired of the job and refused saying "it was not a man's work.'' Not feeling disposed to lose his'help she brought the Bible struying a rural mail box. Buck'out to convince him of his error, is a young man who, while out! and read as follows from II Kings hunting shot a bullet into a mail'21-13: "And will wipe Jerusalem box. He had been in jail for seven as a man wipetli a dish, wiping it weeks at Fort Pierre, wailing for and turning it upside down." It this session of federal court. is useless to say he is still doing his occasional stunt. —White Rock Journal. Rural Carrier Examination The United States Civil Service Commission has announced ail ^ex amination for the County of Mar shall, South Dakota, to be held at Sisseton and Britton on January 13, 1917, to fill the position of rural carrier at Veblen, and vacancies that may occur on rural routes from a mentioned county. The examina tion will be open only to male citizens who are actually do miciled in the territory of a post I office in the county and who meet the other requirements set forth in Form No. 1977. This form and application blanks mav be obtained from the offices mentioned above or from the United Status Civil Service Commission at Washington D. C. Applications should be for warded to the Commission at Washington at the earliest practi cable date. Methodist Church Service Sunday morning 10.30 Sunday School 11:45 Junior League 3:00 Epworth League 7:15 Preaching service at 8:00 Special music at morning and evening service.