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Vol. 24
CHAIN UGHTNING
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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.
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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.

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