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Barrington Hall. \n\n SI iSEION WEEKLY STANDARD By Walter L. Johnson Subscription #1.50 er ikot i, Ledger. fSf Ycar. i' Proposition •Soil:itir .Tolnisun. ,^d lias iiilroihiri'i! a Kill which is iikclv t" •um up fur passairt at any lim« pn vHling that the sucrctary tin: interior shall inum'iliati'ly riNiiovc the agent, or superin tendent at any Indian agency ii South Dakota upon the protest of the majority of the antic members of the trile. To those aware of the cor rupt and subversive influenc es seeking always to prey up •11 the Indians for a selfish Advantage the mischief of euch a measure as the John son bill is apparent. It drives tiientering wedge for per sons who have only a preda tory interest in the Indians. It gives them a hold on the leasing and sale of the lands. It, puts an honest and faith ful executive official in the ivjassified civil service at the mercy of those who hate him because he firmly resists them. As long as the prinei |ial of federal supervision is maintained it must be a fed eral appointee, responsible to Washington alone, who is set in authority. If the Indian tribesmen are ready to select their own su perintendent they are ready to dispense with the protect ive oversight and guardian- hIiip of the federal govern ment. That they have not yet reached the si ih- when a complete autonomy is the best policy is conceded by most thoughtful students of Indian affairs.— Philadelphia Public iPODGE AM' sbMii'i's that the state treojj.s slioulii Mow hi' wit.lilr.nvn i'lvm the hul'ilci' 11111 the ri-gu- witlilr iwii I'r'uiii tin* inli.-i- ior uf Mi'.xicii. If liiere was Official Paper of County and City ncxs-iiy f„r u,,- i.evs iu I a einisc is much gn-aliT now. TLcsu lliiug-'!• 1 inii I)i riiilit I Id 1 I !ii' M.viT.-ig.' A111 11 t.'ili- I ^i liiliiiiic. The project, if completed, will give the county practi cally five north and south trunk lines, and two east and west, including the Washing ton highway und Meridau road. The roadway would probab ly consist of a ten-foot pave ment with a three-foot shoul ders of gravel or us rock, giving a Mi-fool hard 1 surface. This should cost from $7,000 to $8,000 a mile, or total expenditure of about $1,000,000. It is proposed that the county issue bonds to this amount, payable in 20 years, which could be done on a three-mill levy. In-as much as the county is now practically out of debt and has completed many perma nent bridges and culverts, about 1.00 mills of the present taxation could probably be re leased in the next year. An actual increase of less than one and one-half mills would be necessary to pay for the improvement. Large pros pective states and federal aid, together with present very low interest rates, making im mediate action desirable. Yankton county had a great bond debt in early days for building the railroad from tiioux City. They know what debt is. If they start 011 the plan of spending a million it will attract attention of the whole nation. If the state constitution did not have that infernal restriction about the state not engaging in internal improvement the state could build a cement plant at Yank ton and furnish cement to the people at small profit just the same as twine is being fur nished from the pen. There was a fine cement plant there, but the trust shut it down. Anyone who has an idea tiiat Villa has been eliminat ed from the Mexican situation should read the article re garding him in last week's Saturday Evening Post. From reading of this article which has the appearance of hccom. itig authentic in every partic ular, one comes to the conclu sion that Villa is now strong er than he has been at any time for several years. In fact his strength is much greater than it was lust June when the militia boys of the United States were called to the Mexican border for guard The trust knows individuals duty. It does surely seem will not put in enough tunds etrange under these circum- to start a plant, and the state AND FORD CARS always ready to go. ALSO GOOD TEAM RIGS You'll always find us at the Cor ner Confectionery Store W. D. WILSON "X %&• I I ion or onn Yankton county fariin-rs to a vote ti are agitating a million dollar nionsl ron bond issue for thai comity to build concrete road-. Think of it. One county consider ing spending a million dollars for roads. It is proposed to build MO miles of concrete roads. S. DAKOTA Deadbeats. with his arms 011 his way Deadbeatism originates selfishness. Selfishness is so great a sin that (.rod placed its prohibition among the Ten Commandments 11 he said, "Thou »Shalt Not Cov et." The selfish man seems to have the notion. "I am better than you my interests are more important than yours my desires must be gratified, no matter what be comes of yours." He forgets past favors he laughs at pres ent obligations, and is deaf and .blind to warnings of a coming day of reckoning, So- THE SltiSHTUN VVKEKLY STAN DA it J) is tied up by thai outrageous ciety passes judgement oil constitutional provision which the dead beat ami holds him the law makers of this stale in utter contempt. and in: state ollicers have l'ay int whi't Imu alluw'i il to slaivl as a menace crics the business man. Thej to stair development. Yank- merchant is a public spirited! ion county people are to be man and and a re public praisnl for rvrii considering benefacior. He sell-lii-s good.-j Iii .- greatsf/lmprovement. ou credit. So Im really loans! ur law maker?- should put Iiis townsmen his propertv on I Ii the Kvander resolu- tin ir word of honor to pav as uliiiiitliiig soon as able, teal of that tides many lliei ie tum! !ood a I: Iiis nation, i'eopie progress, coining in are guring of ei lllOCk em on the basis value, and from that standpoint they pay.— Pierre ('apital-Journal. "Pay me what thou owest." a I N -2 8 Who is the meanest man in town? Tin deadheat. Ku\ what is his name? His name is legion. The deadheat is not a new species of the genus die continent for his supplies, homo—he is as old as the he knifes his benefactor, race. No more troublesome! ^'e friendly merchant he element is found in society to day than the person in debt who can but who will not a v. tramp \v thinks the world owes him a living without work is thing for nothing—he is a shirly and lead beat. One bleak winter day a poorly clad woman stood at the counter looking wistfully at a cheap dress pattern. Her husband came bustling along full of bundles to the wagon. "Come Mary." said lie, "it is getting late and growing cold and we must start for home. "But John," said she, "I would like a piece of this goods for a dress it is cheap, and I need it." "Yes, I know," replied her thrifty husband, "but times are hard, and we've got to pay the mortgage and we can't afford it just now." So he hustled on toward the door. Hut just as he put his hand on the latch, he turned and shouted: "O, says Hill, 1 forgot some thing. Put me up 50 cents worth of tobacco." And this is another species of dead beat. The soul of such a man is so small that it would rattle in a mosquito's bladder. The merchant a family over to times of shortage and person •ire al need. There arc times I when everybody must buy on credit. Poverty is no dis grace—it is very inconvenient Hut it is a crime to run a big bill at a store, and get milled when asked for payment— and then go and run an ac count with another merchant to the limit of credit, then get mi (Ted again—and so bilk every merchant in 11. Then what does this deadheat 1 lo? He sends cash in advance to Shears .t Sawbnck across destroys his own reputation for honor, and he kills his town. An old merchant in an Eastern city told me in con fidence one day: "Elder, this town is full of deadbeats." a deadheat pure and simple The man who enjoys the pri-1 But, of course, thai cannot be v!ledges and protection of this "1 this place where peo civilized land, and yet who, l'' 1 shirks and evades his duties idde, and where money Hows as a citizen is but a deadheat! 'ik« water. Hut do you know and parasite. The property the deadheat is the enemy of holder has the protection of everyone in town for the the law, and the benefits of! merchant fhuSt raise his prices all our institutions—but does little to the trade to cover he lie to the assessor about I losses on deadbeats. So property, does he dodge his adds a little to the high taxes? Then he is living off! °osl of living. The deadheat of others, he is getting some- is a rather expensive luxury. thrifty and hospit- liut, after all, a is a deadheat? Only, a thief in disguise, lie is too great a coward to steal, Like any hon orable horsethief he does not entice money out of you with a gun, but with smooth talk and hypocritical promises he takes your property under false pretensions-so he is a liar as well as a thief. Some times the dead beat wears the cloak of religion. Sometimes he is found in high station in the church. His condemna tion then is only greater. Such a hypocrite proves noth ing against religion or the church. He only proves he is devoid of religion and is false to the church. And do you know, some men enter tain the idea that they will do the paying while their wives do the praying—and they will slip into glory 011 their wives' religion. Hut Jesus spoke of such men as thieves and robbers who would climb into heaven some other way than the way God ordains. "Pay me what thou ow- st" cries the Lord. How much do you owe the Lord? You owe him one seventh of your time, llow shall we keep our Sabbath holy In such way that we find rest, recre ation and recuperation of body, mind and soul. "This is the day the Lord hath made we will rejoice and be glad in it." But you owe him some thing else. You owe him a tithe of your income. The Hebrews paid a tenth to main tain religious instruction and world evangelization. "Give as ye are able." Yet—but New give! Cut in two those lux- 4b6F(li6D uries. Give half of your use less expensive luxuries to the promotion of Christian citizen ship here at home and abroad Don be a common dead beat.— Ex. "Kream" This dairy business is one where a man must -1! ways be on the job. It's just one thing after the udder. Middlings made good feed. But don't be a middlin's dairyman, and don't have any "just middlin good" cows around. The best is always the most profitable. Spring Is On The Way YOU'LL want to be in tunc with nature -"-budding leaves and warm, balmy air— and brightening colors which call for Spring A college professor that there is no strength in veal IT„|, 1 Kot nicl-lt. 1ih "f Kobcrts mill state of South Dakota. inortKa Mull. bet a DUIIillO IllCKle ne gors to the Citizens National llank of Slssetcm, murtKsiuvc, dated the 2Sth day of October, lyl4, und duly recorded in the office of the Register of never tried to hold a calf's head in the feed bucket. And speaking of calves, reminds me that it's wrong to put your big calloused fist over the calf,s nose and push his face into the bucket. Put your hand under the lower jaw, slip your fingers into the calf's mouth, and he'll follow your hand into the feed pail. Watch out for the little leaks. They are the little submarines that torpedo the profits of the dairy. Just a little whitewash Just a little paint -1? Will make a dingy milk house, Look like what it ain't. 'L. L. D." In Hoard's Dairyman The O. K. restaurant, conduct ed for more than a year past by Jay Morrell, changed hands Sat urday, Mr. Morrell selling the same to Mr. J. M. Colby. The latter gentleman is an experi enced restaurant man and had been employed as a cook at the Palm Cafe for a time recently. Mr. Morrell who also holds part nership with his father in the City Bakery, will remain in Mil bank and devote his time exclu sively to the bakery business.— Mil bank Review. I'or Sale—Good team of liorses ti. H.Swenston. 3t. DR. J. FJERESTAD Chiropractor Lady. Attendant Oflke over Red Crow Drug store Sisseton, S. D. Clothes Tailored To Your Order by Ed. V. Price & Co., Chicago Take a peep at our wonderful showing of woolens, snappy bright and new, and be measured—NOW! OSCAR C. OLSON Business College Gets Many Calls Even in the dead of the winter. a a 1 to the Aberdeen Business I Default having Ix-cti made in the conditions of declares Certain mortgiiKe, containing a power of sale, executed and delivered by Sarah O. RoUtnd and 8 College Any one coiiteiu|kiting taking a course should do so now. Unroll anv time. Lease of State Lands Notice is hereby given that on March 19th, 1917, all of the un leaserl Slate Lands in Roberts County will be offered for lease at1 public action between the hours of 10 o'clock a. 111. If you catch the hired 111,111 twisting old Bossy's tail and using language that makes the cow Commissioner of School and Public blush, just lay him out with the Lands. neckyoke. When he comes to give him his money and sick the clog on him. Mortgage Foreclosure Sale and 5 o'clock P. in. at the court house in said county I Dated at Pierre, January 12th, 1917. N. K. KNIGHT I Martin O. Rolstad. her husband, of the county Deeds of Roberts County, South Dakota, on the 2bth day of Octobcr, A. D. N14, in Hook 79 of MorlKatresou pn«e63J, and describing the fol lowing described premises, to-wit: Knst Half of the Northwest Quarter USKtf N. W. HI and West Half of Northeast Quarter (W.J* of N K.K) of Sectiou Seven i7, Township One Hundred Twenty-five U25J Range Fifty-one 51) contain ing one hundred sixty (ItH) acres according to the government survey thereof, in Roberts County, South Dakota. That there has been a default iti the payment of the promissory note described maud secured by said mortgage, together with the interest on said promissory note, and the amount of prhtci pal now due on said promissory note is Fifteen Hundred I $1500.00) Dollars, and the amount ot interest now due on said promissory note is Three Hundred Fifty six ($356.00) Dollars, and the amount of principal and interest now due at the date of this notice is Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-six ($1*56.00) Dollars, and no action has been instituted at law to collect said debt or any portion thereof. Now, Therefore. Notice is hereby riven that I by virtue of the power of sale in said mortgage I contained and of the Statute in such ease made and provided, the said mortgage will be foreclos ed and the above described premises will be sold at public auction by the sheriff of Roberta Coun ty, South Dakota, at the front door of the court house iu the city of Sisseton in satd coui.ty and state on the 3rd day of Februa.y, 1917, at bne o'clock in the afternoon of that day for the pur pose of satisfying said mortgage, interest and accruing interest and the statutory attorneys fees and disbursements allowed by law. Dated this 20th day of December, 1916, Citizen» National Bank, W. Burringtou. Mortgagee. Attorney for Mortgagee. J. l. Minder. Sheriff. To the Armrmmn Psopfr. The Secretary of the Navy ha» awarded contracts amounting to over $3,000,000 to a British bidder for 14 and 16-inch projectiles for the Navy because of very much lower prices offered by the bidders. We know nothing of the basis upon which the British bids were made, but the pub lic is entitled to know the facta upon which we ourselves bid for this work. Two years aco we took contracts to make 4*200 14*inch shells at price of $1,515*000. Up to now not a single shell has been ac cepted by the Government, al though we have expended, in wages, materials, etc.. on thenc orders $522,81)1, and we have not received a SINGLE DOLLAR on these contractu. lo addition, a literal inUrt*rHJtUoo of tfce contract mi*ht mult«* u* lieble for peeeltiw emoimtiim the light at our experirm-e, and haw ing no other baei*. vre bid for 16-inch •hells approximately I be pound a» that Shine in Every Drop" Oe* a can today from your hardware or eery dealer. Coffee Cranks Come in and look over our line of of the finest COFFEES that can be bought. We are sure that we can please your palate. Monarch Home Brand Bour's Fashion Royal Garden Lip ton's Tea Mim« rale per which the Navy Depart ment actually awarded 14-incb «Ml one tract one year ego Bethlrhrm Steel Compaajr 1CHWAB, Chwirm— IVOBNKO ORACB. Prod-a 40c 40c 40c Atwood's Old Dutch-_40c Bour's Old Master Bengal Brand. Trophy ob Shells for the United States Navy 40c 35c Holstad's "A"Grade. .35c Atwood's Peerless 35c Holstad's "B"Grade„.30c Ulikem 30c 30c Atwood's Imperial Atwood's Palacc 30c 25c 25c JAPAN TEAS 30c Royal Garden Special 40c 30c W. E. BOLLENBECK & SON For Sale—House with barn S lots also store building 2 lots all iu Sisseton address E. M. Batson, Port Byron N. Y.