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Vol. 24
Chas. M. Atwood Dies
Answers Roll Call at Hot Springs
January 23, 1917.
Charles M. At,wood was born
in St. Lawrenee County. New
York, Oct. 24, 1841, ami moved at
an parly age with his parents to
Richland Center, Wis. One
grandfather was a soldier in the
Revolution and the oilier fought
at Platts burg in the war ui 1812,
so it naturally followed that he
Answered his country's call in
1961, enlisting in Co. 13. 20th
Wis., and was followed to the
war by three younger brothers.
One was killed at Island No. 10,
•ne never re tu rued and the other
was drowned some forty years
lie again enlisted in Battery
Ii-, First Mo. Lt. Artillery and
again in his old company and
served until the threatened war
with Prance was averted, being
stationed at Brownsville, Tex.,
some time after the eastern
troops were mustered out.
He married Elizabeth Davis
and three children were born to
the union. Physical disabilities
and domestic difficulties led to a
separation and the children wexe
reared by otne«*a, two being
legally adopted, Lillian, now Mrs.
C. W. Frisbie, by 8. A. Thayer,
High Forest, Minn, and Marvin
fcy Isaac McCann, Richland Ctr.,
Wis. The third was EL Francis
Atwood, of Sisseton, who sought
out his own people and with
whom Mr. Atwood made his
home in Sisseton for some years
For over forty years Mr. At
wood lias started out each spring
with his covered wagon, some
times trading horses, and visit
ing old friends and seeing the
country. His travels have cover
ed many thousands of miles and
many states. He took a claim in
Long Hollow, when the reserva
tion opened and was a pensioner
for many years. Probably all of
tis have our peculiarities, but hs
was a man of more than ordinary
intelligence and had a reputation
jfor sterling honesty all who
kti.ew him had a kindly greeting
for "Charlie."'
He was here in.1 uly and then
started out again, the partial
failure of crops and slow demand
for horses led him to travel far
aouth, where he reported Christ
mais from Rogers, Ark. being in
good health and intending to re
visit the old battlefield of his
regiment before returning. But
the outdoor life in the winter
weather which had swept far to
toe south, took more of his
strength than he realized and
from Fayettville he was reported
as sick. At that time he sold
his remaining horses and took
the train for the Soldier's Home
at Hot Springs. S. D„ as he be
lieved he should be in the hospi
He died at Hot Spring. Jan. 23,
1017 and when the news reached
Sisseton he had been buried. It
seems likely that he was unable
to tell him of his relatives and
probably the authorities did the
best he knew. But one who
knows the comradeships of the
old soldiers will feel that he did
not pass away among strangers,
however much better it might
have been had he come home as
usual. He enjoyed his rave's
and he is now at rest
Vhe best way for a merchant to
beat the mail order houses is to
forget them and get down to busi
ness, giving a service that the mail
order houses can't touch. Not all
merchants do that.—Omaha Trade
The formation of a new law
partnership under the firm name
of Cioal & Sich. consisting of
Messrs C. C. Croal and Frank L.
Sieh, both practicing attorneys of
Aberdeen has been announced,
he suite of rooms now occupied
by Vir. Sieh in the Wel.s block,
is being enlarged ami rearranged
and will be occupied by the new
firm commencing February 1st.
Mr. Croal has resigned his posi
tion in the legal department for
North Dakota and South Dakota of
the Chicago Milwaukee and St
Paul Railway companv, where he
has been associated for the last'
four years in this city with
Messrs William G. Porter and Ii I
L. Grantham, solicitors and the
new firm will devote itself to the
general practice of law in the
state and federal courts.
Frank L- Sieh is well known
throughout the county where he
has resided for many years and is a
tri aduate of the local normal
school and of the law school at
Washington University at SJt.
Louis. He has practiced law in
Aberdeen for several years and
was the democratic catiidate for
states attorney two years ago.
C. C. Croal is a graduate of the
law school of the University of
South Dakota and prior to his
connection with the legal depart
ment of the Milwaukee railway,
praticed for several years at Sisse
ton, South Dakota where he was
assistant state's attorney of Rob
erts county and associated with
Judge J.J. Batterton who was a
candidate for congrees from this
district at the last election. His
connection with the legal depart
ment of the railway company has
given him an extensive acquaint
ance throughout the state. Both
are young men of recognized
ability in the law, and a success
ful future for the new firm is
Mr. Croal's successor in the
ilwakees legal department has
not yet been appointed.—Aber
deen American.
fi. W. Miller, Secretary of the
State Sunday School Associal ion
and Mrs. A. L. Giebel, Elemen
tary Superintendent, .-losed a very
successful series of county meet
ings in Sisseton last Saturday
and Sunday. Corona, Wilmot
and Peever were also visited by
*hese experienced workers. The
conferences here on Saturday were
small but very helpful to our Sun
day School workers. The addres
ses Sunday afternoon and evening
Were also quite practical and in
teresting to the large number pres
ent. A sextette composed of men
from the different churches sang
several selections. Besides the
president Roberts county is repre
sented in Sisseton by the Secretary
Miss Pearl Robinson and Depart
ment Superintendents J. Willard
Thomas and R. F. Sonstegaard.
The County Convention meets
here in June but before thai
comes the State Convention at
Aberdeen May 1-2-3. They want
fifty delegates from Roberts Coun
ty. How many will your church
Kerosene used in the radiator
of his automobile to keen it from
freezing, caused Lou Fuller of
Mobridge to be minus his jitney.
Sunday lie radiator sprung a
Wik. The kerosene ignited from
the overheated engine and in a
moment the machine was in a
mass of flames. Fuller carried 110
insurance it is stated.
Pork riarrel in the Way
Congressman Johnson Will Vote
Against Appropriations.
in a letter to \V. E. Mil'.igati of
Aberdeen Congressman Royal C
Johnson announces his intention
and states his reasons for voting
against tue bill to appropriate $60,
000 tor an addition to the Aberdeen
.vir- Johnson says that although
he realizes the necessity of an ad
dition to the postoflice to take care
ot the increasing business he is
forced to vote against the measure
because it is a part of the §35,000
000 omnibus building or "pork
barrel" bill. The letter follows:
"Dear Sir: I acknowledge re
ceipt of your inquiry concerning
the present status of the bill I in
troduced to construct an addition
to the postoflice and government
building in Aberdeen, and replying
thereto will say tnat because pf the
introduction of such bill there has
been included ill the omnibus public
building bill now before the house
an item of $60,000 for the addition.
The vastly increased postal
business in Abeideen together with
the increase in the internal revenue
force has made such an addition a
"As a matter of expediency I
should like to support the measure
as it stands, but 1 cannot do so. lt
appropriates about $35,000,000 for
public buildings in the United States
and much of the money will not
be expended
"There will be an admitted de
ficit in the federal treasury at the
close of this year of $30,000,000
.necessitating a bond issue or the
invention of more new and novel
methods of taxing the American
people. The river and the harbor
bill carries $47,000,000 with the
new projects authorized amounts
to #76,000,000, and I cannot sup
port this class of measures with
the federal treasury admittedly
1 bankrupt.
"Again, the bill is manifestly
sectional ami unfair, taxing the
citizens of South Dakota mid ths
north to build buildings in the
southern villages that hardly war
rant a dot on the map.
"For instance, South Dakota,
which cast 123,-142 votes in the re
cent presidential election, lias three
congressmen and five voles in the
electoral college. Mississippi,
which cast 84,636 votes has eight
congressmen and ten electoral
"Under the present administra
tion South Dakota has contributed
$902,044 in internal revenue to the
support of the government, and
received $80,846 in federal ap
"Mississippi has paid $6h(),724
internal revenue and received S2,
542,S55 iu government appropria
tions. Willi
thirds the votes,
nearly three times the represen­
thirty times as much iu govern
ment expenditures as South Dako
ta, while paying approximately
two thirds as much taxes."
(Statictics complied liy Arthur
In this bill. which some citizens
of Aberdeen will criticize me for
voting against, Mississippi has
seven buildings at SI 32,500 while
South Dakota has three at Si01,000
Comparing Florida and Mimic
As there were no trains on this
line Wednesday and did not arrive
until late Thursday our legislative
letter did not arrive in time for
this issue. We will give our rrad
iers a clouble dose next week.
appears that in 1915 F'ori-
jd.t paid in income t:ix :rJ21,509,
1 .Vi mne.-ota paid »2 u33.5-.3.
"In this
buildings:, five in towns of less than
'2,000 population, one in a town of
2.157 people and one of 5,032. In
the past two bills Florida hjis se
cured 18 biuldings, Minnesota 13
"if I were to vote fortius bill it
would indicate a willingness on mv
part to tax the people of the Sec
ond congressional district about
••#300,000 to secure a #60,000 addi
tion for Aberdeen and send the
balance 'down south.'
"In fairness 1 should say that a
major part of the Dili provides for
meritorious projects and for neces
sary buildings. Honest tuen hon
estly differ iu their opinions as to
this class of legislation. 1 can only
state iny convictions, vote them
arid trust that they will concur
with the views of a majority of the
citizens of the district.
"Very truly yours,
—"Royal C. Johnson."
Aberdeen, S. D, Jan. 24- Half
fares for students traveling be
tween their homes and education
al institutions in the state is
urged by Mrs. Julia Darling of
New Effiugton in a letter to Miss
Mirian Mason, editor of the stu
dent publication of the Northern
Normal wid Industrial School.
President Wilson E. Johnson,
head of the school and also
president of the South Dakota
Educational Association, when
shown the letter commented as
"The idea is a spleud id one and
I believe would work no injus
tice whatever to railway compan
ies. Of course the president of
an institution would have verv
little influence with the railway
company in securing a reduced
rate for students but the legisla
ture might be induced to take up
the matter. I wonder if there is
a state in the Union in which
railways are compelled to carry
students tc and from ai.hool for
half fare? If so that would make
an excellent precedent and doubt
less dispose of any objection on
grounds of constitutionality. I
have long advocated a law requi
ring each county to pay the
transportation of students to the
nearest higher educational insti
tution maintained by the state.
This would be the same as plac
ing such an institution in each
county, withiti reach of all, T'?
assessment upon the county
would he very small indeed and
work no hardship."
The maniage of Mr. Otto Hoey
and Miss Bessie Rice occurred at
the Lutheran parsonage Tuesday
evening at seven thirty o'clock.
Rev. Rudie officiating and the cere
mony being witnessed by Mr. and
Mrs. Carston Hanson. Their
many friends extend congratula
Ceder Rapids, la.
Jan. 23rd, I117.
Dear Friends:
The following telegram from
Senator Cannon is self explanatory
and shows that it will be impossi
ble for him to till the date at this
time. We have written him to
find out the probable time he will
be able to fill them and as soon as
we hear from hi in anything defiu
ate we will advise you.
"Must undergo surgical opera
tion tomorrow and shall be unable
to fill engagement as scheduled in
vom territory,-week of February
fifth. Greatly regretthis and hope
you are not seriously inconvenient
f*d. Pre ent my compliments to your
kind people and th ink Mr. Vaw.
jter for invitation to banquet."
(Signed) Frank J. Cannon,
We regret exceedingly the ne
cessity of postponing his dales, but
you will at once understand that
it can't, be helped.
I Cordially yours,
I Redpath Vavvter Management.
By Fred Ö. Wolf.
Alfred Monnie departed on
Saturday for Minneapolis to at
tend business matters.
2, 1917
"Leggers" Are In Court
Boose and Cards Have Had Inning
Past Week.
Considerable excitement has pre
vailed in Sisseton the past week
among those who take a hand in
cards and a "snort" once in a
while. The commotion started
early last wet when Sheriff Mc
Gee and States Attorney Jorgensou
accompanied bv H. Ü. Hatter bury
and Arrowsmith unexpectedly
entered rooms at various places
about the city and brought quiet
littie games to a sudden halt. All
implicated, we understand,, have
paid fines. To make mallei
stronger Dan tiailly had been in
the city several days prior, gather
ing evidence against tlioje who
disposes of that beverage that
makes you want to climb a tree.
A number from Sisseton and Peever
havt been taken into the hands of
the law, and their cases have been
whipped out before Justice Priude
ville aud Swedluud. In several of
the cases sufficient evidence was
not obtained and several other par
ies were Ijoutid over to the next
term of court under bond. Iu a
number of the cases where the evi*
dence was secured, the state's
witness put up a hard luck story
about a "pain in the bell," and
needed a snort to put him ou his
feet and after securing the booze,
bad the giver pulled for bootleg
ging. We have no sympathy for a
bootlegger or anyone who breaks
a law, but we have less respect for
anyone who will go at any method
underhanded. Why not go alter
the old bootlegger who has made
this his business for years and- not
some innocent fellow who wants
to help you out?
Almost one-half of the members
of the present legislature are farm
ers, .sixty-live out of a total in both
houses of one hundred and forty
eight to be exact, as shown by the
statistics of the session compiled in
the legislative hand book or "Red
Book," just issued. Lawyers come
lie.xt in the list with fifteen and.
stockmen aud ranchers third with
fourteen. About the only profess
ion not represented is tlie ministry,
search failing to locate any man of
the cloth among the membership.
The make-up of the legislature
is as follows:
Farmers .65
Lawyers 15
Stockmen and ranchers 14
Bunkers 12
Keal estate dealers ... 10
Editors •••... 4
Hardware dealers 3
Insurance tneil .. 2
Miners 2
Doctors 1
Auctioneers 1
Educators 1
Laborers 1
Abstractors 1
Garage owners .... 1
Hotel men 1
Engineers 1
Butchers 1
Civil engineers.... ..
Grain dealers 1
Mrs. Lena Hillestad wife of
Kristen Hillestad. while on her
way from her home in Canada to
the hospital in Rochester died
suddenly at the home of her fri
ends Mr. and Mrs. Ole Likness
who live near Claire City. She
I died of heart trouble before med
ical aid could be summoned. Her
husband and eight children, the
I youngest of which is seven and
the oldest eighteen survive to
morn her loss. Funeral services
will be held today in tue Bethel
church Rev. Running officiating
Interment will be made in the cem
etery at the church.—Vehlen Ad
The State We Live In.
We have a right to take pride in
South Dakota, the state where our
homes and interests are, and
wlieie our lives are to lie spent.
We rejoice ill the fertility of her
soil in the mineral wealth which
lies almost undeveloped, ill a hun
dred forms, just beneath the sur
face in the broad sweep of her
prairies and the healthftilness ot
her climate. Nature has done
much for those whose lot has »en
cast in South Dakota.
Mut bountiful though nature has
been, there are limits beyond
which she cannot go. All tue na
tural advantages which are now
here were here a century ago,
many centuries ago. lt requires
the energy and the intelligence of
mail to develop what nature has
provided. It requires men and
women to make a state, and the
future of this state of ours will be
in keeping with the character of
the men and women ill it. It will
be as these men aud women aie
blessed with strong and sound
bodies aud minds, as they are
gified with imagination to see be
yond the present and realize the
possibilities of the. future, as they
have strength of character to will,
to dare and to achieve, that this
state of ours yill approach what it
may be. How far are we just now
doing what we may do to bring
this about?
Mr. Emmet Kennedy and Miss
Christine Gravdahl, both of this
city were united in marriage by
Justice Pritidiville last Saturday
evening at 8 o'clock. This young
couple needs no introduction to
our people as both have grown to
man aud womanhood in this com
munity The bride is the daugh
ter of Peter Gravdahl of Enterprise
township aud her charming dis
position has won her a host of
friends. The groom is the son of
Joe Kennedy also of Enterprise and
well, all who know him call him
"Friend". They were recipitants
of many beautiful and useful gilts,
The Standard joins all in extentl,
ling heartiest congrat ulations. l|g
Utopie (Flushing, N. Y.) Hasn't On#
Person Who le In Need.
New York.—Utopia Is Just nine nnri
even-tenths miles ffom Manhattan.
It Is sometimes called Flushing.
In tills Utopia In a Jefferson Denw
vratk Glllh. which looks after the
wähts of the poor In Its vicinity
a round Christmas.
The members contributed $1,500, ami
a committee was appointed to bunt
out. the needy that the? tplght lie sup
plied with holiday baskets.
The committee, after Investigating,
reported there were no needy In
Flushing, and the Democratic club has
$1,600 on its hands with which It
doesn't know what to do.
x\u. 33
Good Woman Called
Mrs. Vinge Answers Final
rs. Ole Viuge departed this
tile at her home two and one half
miles southwest of town Monday
night, January 22nd, 1917. Her
death relieved her of a period ot
suffering extending over five
.years, during the lust two years
of which she lias been bed rid
For something over two yea«
Mr. and Mrs. Vinge have resided
011 the fa in, but preyious to that
they lived several years in Sisse
ton. During the long illness,
nothing that loving handsor skill
ed physicians could do was left
undone, but the immutable law
The maiden name of the de
ceased lady was Annie Strand.
She was born in Norway, Jan. 5,
1859, coming to America when a.
child of ten. The family settled
in Goodhue county, Minnesota.
She was married to Koben.
Woods in 1887 who died twe
years later, leaving her one son.
Hoy A. Woods, by whom she is
She came to this county ia
19t)0, and a year later was mar
ried to Ole Vinge. Two boys,
Harold aud Julian, and a daugh
ter, Thorn arc left to mourn the
loss of a kind and loving mother.
The funeral occurs Friday, to-.
day, from the Nidarous church
south of Hammer, Rev. T. H.
Gunderson, officiating.
Beside her husband and child
ren she leaves three brothers,
Kunte,-Brick and- Qte. A -sister
Mrs. Andrew Fladlaud died
several years ago.—New Effing
ton Record-
Pair ia Acquitted
Webster—Charles Whetrnore and
I j. McNeely were acquitted in the
I circuit court here Saturday of the
murder of Daniel Passage, night
patrolman at Andover, on the night
of July
last. The jury was ottf.
about five hours,
The case was one of the liardea?
fought legal battles in tue history
of South Dakota. From the night
Dan Passage was shot to death on
the Andover station platform until
the jury brought in its verdict,
farmers, labor men. I. W. W. and
railroad men had followed its even'
twist and turn.
Passage was shot while trying
to prevent a holdup. The slayers
escaped and the state had nothing
but a circumstantial case against
either of the defendants after their
arrests on descriptions.
First National Bank
I Sisseton, South Dakota
Your Business
Capital and Surplus $60,000.00

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