Stale Convention Was Well Attend
ed Here Last Week.
The twentieth annual eon veil
lion of the South Dakota Luther bettor because ot them.
camc to a close Saturday evenin.
Ideal weather prevailed thruout
the convention and there certain-
ly was an ideal delegation to a»-1
(icncral Secy, ol the Luther
League ot America, from lhtla-
Iphia. Prof. (!. H. Gerherd
I). IX, Mavwood. 111.
-Johanna Olson and Aim
who came to invite the
lion for 191S to come to Brook
ings were also early arrivals.
Thursday forenoon was spent in
preparations. Thursday after
noon. Harry Hodges assisted by
•Laura Stavig, Betilah Wilson. Ag
ues Saferen, Maurice Swanberg,
Ti-dpli Thurston, and Martin Sat-
Thursday evening brought
Lewis Larson the State president
.from Sioux Falls, Luther M.
Kulms. Omaha, Neb., Secy. Lu
ther League Review, and several
more delegates came on the same
train and still more by autos.
Both trains on Thursday were
mot by the local Luther
introduced by our local people.
t'ollcgc Canton, led in devotion.
Rev. K. N. Rudie then gave a
masterly address of welcome in
behalf of the congregation.
Maurice Swanberg, Pres. of the
Sisseton L. L. bid the visitors
welcome in the following words:
Fellow Luther Leaguers', Chris
tian Friends and Co-workers of
he Leagues of South Dakota:
The Sisseton Luther League
says you are indeed welcome to
uur midst. In those words may
ie summed up the grist of what
ittle 1 have to say to you this
forenoon. Thru twenty state
(inventions the address of wol
mne on behalf of the eiuertain-
Would we have asked for the
state convention for the pasti
which we are a part.
We shall entertain you with
tin.' means we have at hand and
tho you may miss some of your
accustomed conveniences, we
trust the benefits of the conven
tion will overshadow any lack
and that yon will be repaid a
-thousand fold for your attendance
have the help of our fellows to
eas a new on
•preciatc it. Wednesday even- vigor and bebtei* able to cope
aren ol the local League conduc-' convention theme, we are banded
ted a Lut her League Institute.
They presented a model Luther
Leugne meeting. Having for a
topic. "Luther at Wartburg."
"Several outside the class took
part and this new feature of the
convention proved to be an inter
esting and instructive addition to
the regular program.
The convention was called to i1itvr,
•I Tohnsun tin j^ooti tliat you can find lor ., r«*
•loinisun boquets to the Sisseton Le
Conven- we assure you we shall keep our|
Then there is a deeper sid
our welcome and one wli'ich
believe means more than
Wo 'Iro 'ill -i 'irni hi-r ... -I I
0 dl all as othei and sis-
come we would have you know is C°
here. based on the text "Continue 'PITP 1JT AW UAD
Without you this could not, bo hou in t.hc Things WVich Tlio,. £|J^ lU|\
a convention, for we need must
insnj fchnt WQ may g0 bil( t()0UV
1 tig's train brought Harry Hodges with the petty cares and prob-j and Lewis Larson of Sioux Falls!
jSo we int yon t0 lke
I Hast Learned" 11 Tim., 3:11.
leave at the chair the Key of
mg League has been on the pro-1 to the front door of the Kingdom its History". Rev
grain and to some of you it ha?
no doubt become, a matter of
^course. Grant that it is on the
-program at least. Yet, we do
not want you to measure your
welcome to on town, our homes
md our League by anything we
might say to you in an address
of welcome of any kind. First
•»•cause we feel that you are in
deed more welcome than we
ould make you understand by
lolling you so, and then there is Mr. J. (). Berdahl of Lake Pres- 111., gave the Rally address, sub
,i side to our welcome that is far ton State Executive Com. respon- jeet "Luther and the Luther
leeper than we can express (led to the address of welcome in Leaguer" It was simply great to
ol God where we all know we'll
the assembly room in the base
league gave a reception
gain the greatest mount ot good visiting delegates and visitors in
from a thing. I the assembley room in the base-i ...
There is something in the fei- ment the get acquainted scheme
lowshin at these conventions I planned by the local committee Have Charge of Work.
that Lends to make us bigger and
^League. the event ior which our us are here to glean I ram what hich there was an array of I vhi mctho.l miiitat) „i»
so patiently been shall be «aid, new ideas, methods toasts under the direction of1 trat ion to be carried out under
waiting and carefully planned, plans and last but not by any, Toastaster Hodges of P'nila.' t'
Such prominent leaguers as
that may confront us in life/Mr. Larson was assigned the
A'"u fro»» this convention
I then he
llcll I 11L 11 I it I tl 1 l.H t" I
anH 1Py ml0
press the depth of our welcome^
fellow travelers in the pilgrim-1
age toward our ultimate mmi—!.»
League I the Kingdom of God. Fellow
,der on Friday morning by our A
•iocal president Maurice Swan-
»erg. this was also a new feature
big and sms
h( ls g!a(
As you will find it in uu j'otmd the whole League as the
It is indeed and
we may glory in onr claim to it.
Then, I'X-llow Leaguers, tieing oificers followed. The nominat
|dahl of Lake Preston. Sonstc-
Trul yon are one ol our mim-j which were unanimously elected. ... ..
yon as I
ot us and we weleonie
Travelers, yes, we are glad to Canton
We enjoy' Henry Stelinr. Corre. Sc'y
nd is there
njiV'liil .1 v-
afternoon sessions were tak
,, ,- iv." »r v..v announce. The probability is News.
Prof. Glasoe, Pres. of Augustana together, holding as our ideal a,
to Ik. able to travel
I en up by the reading and dis-
ship the Luther Leagues of South!
another of his splendid mspira-1
few years if wc did not feel that I The president appointed Prof, by TO years of experience. His
you would be welcome when you Glasoe of Augustana College of
came': Indeed no. Your wel- Canton to lead the singing dur- held the audience in spellbound
sisters of that great family of as chairman was appointed »nd sesions Sunday an act of kind-
the following papers.
SO»l equally treasured and a •'The Reformation and Civil" Lib- "TV" between fifteen
height to which we may strive erty." By S. H. Haackee il-'
hand in hand. Surely tho we bank. "The Reformation and
didn't say you were welcome to! Popukir Education", Miss Gratia tion day
our homes yon would know you 'erl1ami Wdister. "Gods
iWord our Infallible (nude by
were,lor.they are always opon to
Hospitality. Sincerely we trust |K uhns
And more than all else
tind it a key to your welcome and authority on Lutlieranism.
and to the spirit of our conven- Saturday evening was princi-jder the control of the mayor and
tion. llien in turn may thy |,a]lv taken up by Rev. Sander selected boards of registration.''
convention and the things that Tollefson of Aberdeen whose
are gleaned from it prove a key topic" was "Know Thv Church-
nas Loiu us so. The three sessions on Sunday
Louis Larson of Sioux Falls
state president then assumed In the morning Rev. W. A. nurz-. uo\einor
Luther see and hear tlm reverend gray
League in his usual masterlv, haired man whose hie and work
haj$ becn lrained an(l
S his masterly direction the sing- word of God and the principles
SISSKTON, ROBKRTS COUNTY. S. I)., FRIDAY, MAY LS. 11)17
"svv strength and |simix Fall'sf H^Stelner svuv^Ltton'-md' othe7 official's
unique and offered much
'*P lunch was Washington Official outline
I a 1 6 0 a t- n-
selective conscription bill
was made public today with an
es Laura Stavig, Millie Thorson appeal from the war department! ,|y tösueh clerks U~ liav
land M. L. Stavig ol Sisseton. O. f()1. the voluntary services of
Aberdeen, Gerbevding of 111. -tciuon mti oincuiih.
in urdev Uuit there shouid 1)0
back topic Luther League. He spoke the millions ot men for army thatthe bureau Is on them
League work "i ^luty. Careful preparation has-
been made to
S: He stated he had often won
to dered if the splendid delegates '"ove every suggestion
xw Sisseton had sent to former con-' tary force in putting the measure
t|| volitions were a fair sample of into effect. The only function
the Sisseton Leaguers, anil as he of the federal government) will
to state that he had
samples, and also brought out the
fact that this was the first
to you st-id of Sioux Falls presented the this work- is put in the hands of Tecnmseh to the Iinglish and
following nominations all of
ber. We-feel that you are one Lewis Larson. Pres. Sioux Falls. Appioval of the neu national lag behind in sending out its young
Dittmanson V. I'res., Weitster.
Johanna Olson, Ree. Sec.v. Brook, proclamation will be coincident. I war.
iM. L, Swanberg, Sisseton.
phu the whole
task in the hands ol civilian of-
ticials of the states. and to re
come and met them all |J(, supervision through the of-
lice of the provost marshal gen
eral. The department's state-
casion that Leaguers had been '"There was a time in this
met at the trs.in by a hand. country's history where military
etat tno m.in ny n.inn. country history where military sionary to the Sioux at Sisseton,
Saturday opened with a half enumerators backed by bayonets left Sisseton vesterdav on a tour of
hour*prayer session. Klection of
on that common ground do you ing committee composed of Bc.r- take a compulsoi military cen fighters. Dr. Kastman, a pure
wonder that we cannot easily
The balance of the forenoon have their permanent home on a fighting and how
llmt jt ujll |j(J
our friends of Ciod band. Papers were splendid in all re
So as a silent reminder of your!
spects. They were the result of oration ot each county will he
welcome to our midst, I shall! thorough research and study.:'» charge of the sheriff, county
you will find it the key to on bave learned to love
I ,I ...... ., government
homes as well as ou
lom Its History". Rev. Nerison of I county and city officials and the
ilmot spoke on "Know Thy people generally can get a clear
|Church-Its Doctrine. understanding of the census
re held the Opera House.:,.
1, iir a i3
one we want you uO tee I a
.id jnR. became a heaven for inspir-iuf Lutlieranism. t(mt volunteer registrars to centrally on Main street.
ji..\ As Luther Leaguers our
homes are always open to vou to tion. A credential committee Sunday morning and favored us registrars must be sworn. Fuil the street sports.
come and go as brothers and wit!. Henry Stellner of Aberdeen wit their singing at all three
ed at i:30. The Sisseton quartet,
sang "To The Haven of
t|u jr loau!
Today, under the univer- blooded tribesman said: "The race
SisseUm and Miss Brag- sal liability to military service, I that gave Pontiac to the French,
.! ..„„„i,, I ... ...
All persons in the age limits pre-1 gun enlisting. Several squads
scribed will be required to pre- have gone into service fiom this
sent themselves for registration state but we expect hundreds more
at the enstomavv voting places will go. On mv tour 1 shall ex
in voting precincts where they plain what the war is, why we are
ray people can
dat=r which the president will lie of greatest help.!'—Aberdeen
twenty days between the ap
ol the lull and registra-
"The governor of each state
will lie chief of registration there
in. The machinery of the reg-
Hodges gave another of his clerk and county physicians,
Luther st wider» snows that many
as one of:
M. acting ex officio, unless different
board shall be announced by the
Ln cities contain
of more than iiO,»
our League, their own gave an exhibition of i. "'.T I union is not represented. How
may yoivhis oratory, keen intellect, ability Populations o! more than
,0(1(1, the registration will be un-
1,1 om,jr tne
leadership, Mr. Larson h-s for lass of Red field readied the' The sheritl or other designat-• Secretary Melby that he will come In a truly martial style,
two years proven himself a' Convention Sermon, his text was eu officials, immediately upon re-! and deliver an address and the now he's a mau, a soldier,
worthy man, an able and tireless "Justified by Faith" In the af- ceiving notice from the governor, only thing which will keep him And we lend him listening ear,
worker for a worthy cause. Un-. ternoon Sec y. Hodges spoke on shall appoint registers for each away is some call in connection
der his able and efficient leader- League work. L. M. Kuhns gave ... .. llnscounired |,v the curse of fe-ir
-I ,1 /. «t ,i 1« voun« ptecith with tne war liowever. he coufi* uint-uuiii^eu u.
Dakota will continue to do asltional addresses. The proportion of registrars dently expects to come. His dad when he told him, sliud
Masters vineyard than before. In the evening Prof. G. H. shall be one lor each 170 persons The pupils in the school are re-, dered
Masters vineward than before, Ccrbcrding D. D. of Mavwood, tobe registered. Each ago to hearsing for their May Pole exei His mother —God bless her!
be registered will comprise eise which will be something out cried
about one- per cunt, of tne popu of the ordinary and is sure to be Yet blessed wi'h mother nature,
lutiou. If. for instance, all men one of the pleasing numbers of! She wept with a mother-pride.
simplicity and childlike faith ^bont 7 per cent of the precinct's
ention and under silence as ... .-•-. .- secure the services of cnmiic
|i|l|m|iiUm) [t a
7"" ""VT population.
he expounded the
during the whole conven-1 The Webster Choir came over serve without compensation. All I Richard Ohm will have charge of
., ., .. ,. ,. o- every detail of the registration program at 11 A. M.
then the convention adjourned to ness for which Sisseton people .... ... ,.
meet at 2 o'clock. The
noon session was principally tak- The Sisseton League wishes to mayors on the fifth day alter the propriate music. '1 hen there will
en up by regular business, report thank their local people for their presidents proclamation. Mayors be an hour for dinner and after
from the different Leagues and kindness and hospitality exten- of cities containing more than that an address by Hon. Clias.
a general discussion of the I.. L. ded to the visiting leagues, with- population, or officials Burke followed by the May pole
grateful. wiUbe the nands ol she nils ov dress by (,ov. Norbeck and ap-
hearty cooperation the designated by the governor for I exercise at the school house ground,
I convention could not have been service therein, shall appoint fo,_ Street sports will follow that. 1
Breast." Dr. P. M. Glasoe then the success that it was. R. F. S. each ward or minor subdivision will be other numbers added to the
delivered the Keynote address, Local Sec y. one registration board and shall! program later.—Summit News.
designate one ollieer for each The Kid Has Gone (o the Colors
board to perform duties similar
to those imposed on the sheriff
as heretofore outlined. II the
mayor desires he may appoint a
central board to coordinate the
worli of the minor boards. On
the tilth day after the president
issues his proclamation towns
and cities ovur .'SO,(KM) must se
cure blanks and copies of t'io
registration regulations from
the sheriff or from the mayor.
Absentees and the sick shall ap
1 re lsfc, ution cards liUo(l oub 1,1
no cas0 sl|al SU(
in enrolling and classifying They are to be instructed by the
precincts by regis!-a-
"Somewhere on the Sisseton
reservation," today Dr. Charles A.
I'vastman, the greatest living Sioux
is spreading among the tribesmen
the doctrine of loyalty and the
Great White Father in the time of
their county's national stress.
Dr. Kastman a his brother
Rev. John Kastman general mis-
went out among the people to the reservation. The Sioux are
und the president s! men to the United States in this
Big Celebration at Summit.
The committee in charge of the
25th anniver.-arv of the opening of
the lieservition and Old Settlers
Reunion has been Imsv the past
week- getting out invitations to
former residents. A compilation
of the names of the original liome
all over the
state in the
are now scattered
country, scarcely a
t| K)c] the following brief out-,
day to meet their old neighbors
will not be known until May 23rd
but it is hoped there will be many.
,,«orations will be more ,,
te than ever attempted in
line lsgnen. fiovernor
nowu nL LO,m
IH*t ween lh and 27, years of age, the program. Miss Dolores Rus I hit he whose shoulders straighten
inclusive, are to bo registered, sei has been chosen May (Jueen Was Granddad for memory ran
the registrar will have to enroll for the occasion. To years when tie too, a youngter
their new band
lvisi lb|e t()
an toi nie d.ii win n,i\i it lot.atco
instructions, covering I It is now planned to begin
,. detail of the registration Program at 11 A.M. with an ad
And so the young men
country are marching
,110 given registration vertitieates.
S() the gistnltioll canis mleh
The Sioux have already lie"
home ami friends to offer
selves as guardians of the Hag.
From lie farm homes .(' I tie land
from the villages that cluster here
and there on I lie hill sides :md he
lake shores and from the cities of
the land, these beardless, happy
youths, the brightest and best in a
country are marching to the strains I being slightly injured.
of the Star Spangled Banner that
leads to the glory of the country
and an undying name.
Here and there from' the moun
tains where purling brooks sing to
the skies which are so near and so
blue from the prairies with its
great breadth and vision and from
the wooded vales where natures
spires point to the Home live Hast
ing these boys of ours by ones and
two, bv dozens and thousands, are
going day by day, with cheerful
hearts, obeying the call of courage,
hope and duty.
The father is proud of that sou
who volunteers so quickly though
the soul is siclc with dread: the
mother with brave heart but swim"
ming eye., can scarce see hiiu march
away to save and preserve the sis
ter and brother are in full accord
with the high resolve of these
young patriots, while we, who can
not go, nor have we aught of sons
to wring our hearts as they march
away to the beat of drum and
scream of file, vet wc are likewise
glad and proud to see these young
men answer to the call of country
with sprightly step, brave hearts
and fearless eyes and go marching
away to do their duty.
Sisseton with 160(1 population is
one of the livliest towns of the
country which lias heard the call to
duty, and like the other villages of
the nation is sending her bravest
and best. These patriotic sons
have all volunteered and no enemy
will ever see their backs.
The Kid has gone to the Colors
And we dont know what to say
The Kid we have loved and cuddled
Stepped out for the flag today.
We thought him a child, a baby
With never a care at all,
But his country called him man-size
And the Kid has heard the call.
He paused to watch the recruiting
Where fired by fife and drum
He bowed his head to Old Glory
And thot it whispered "Cotne!''
The Kid not being a slacker
Stood forth w,th
before and the committee And God. were proud of the boy!
add "s name to the rooster-
they will be The Kid has gone to the Colors,
.agiceauit sui prise. ...... ...
It seems but a little while
h-is vviiiipn Since he drilled a schoolboy armv
Band will have
and for the d-iv will hive it locittd
heart is a heart all loyal,
ul luiui u.u
Was changed by the flag to a
man.—W. M. Herschell.
In the Indianapolis News
his assignment being
Fairmount was thrown in a
state of excitement Wednesday
evening about six o'clock when a
phone message reached here that
Edgar Dawson was killed in an
automobile accident at Waiipeton
on Second street at a railroad cross
ing Iiy the 5:45 Northern Pacific
passenger train and F. V. Nelson
Mr. Dawson in company with
Mr. Nelson went to Wahpetou in
the afternoon oil business and they
were on their way home when the
accident occurred. They were
talking and Mr. Nelson says they
did not hear the train or see it
until they were too close to stop,
jyi r. Dawson said lookout for the
train and jumped, being so close
the auto threw him into the oncom
ing train which threw him 50 feet,
breaking both legs at the ankle,
his right hip, and cutting a gash
in the back of his head more than
an inch deep, touching the brain
which caused instant death. The
car with Mr. Nelson in it was
thrown 50 teet, he never left the
car which was a total wreck and
Mr. Nelson was terribly bruized lip
and received a severe scalp wound
which will keep him in the house
for several days.
Ii. C. Dawson was a native of
lihuwuod, Illinois, he came here
with his wife ten years ago and
moved ou a farm. Several years
ago he moved in town and asso"
dated himself with the Cash Sup
ply Store, he was a man of sterling
worth, without an enemy, an ex
cellent citizen and a good Christian,
At his untimely death the whole
community mourns with the good
little woman h£ brought among us
and left when lie was summoned
to appear before his Creator.
lidgar C. Dawson was in the
47th year of his age. His remains
were brought to Fairmount Thurs
day night, and Friday morning
the funeral services were held in
the Methodist church of which he
was a member, and the remains
were taken on 108 to Klmwood
111., for interment. They were
accompanied by the widow and
uncle F.J. Liunyon. The esteem
in which Edgar Dawson was held
was shown bv the beautiful floral
tributes from the business men
and the societies of the city.—
What It Cost to Run
A defeated candidate in Missouri
State gives the following inventory
of his campaign losses:
"Lost four months and twenty
three days canvassing lost 1,34®
hours of sleep thinking about the
election lost forty-three acres of
corn and a whole sweet potato
crop: lost two front teeth and a lot
of hair in a personal encounter
with opponent, donated one beef,
four slioats and five sheep to coun
try barbecues: gave away two pairs
ot suspenders* four calico dresses,
five dolls and seventeen babv nn"
tiers, kissed 126 babies, kindled
fourteen kitchen fires, put up eight
stoves, cut fourteen cords '••t wood,
I carried twenty-four buckets ol wa
iter, gathered seven
I Fairmount Man Killed in Auto Ac»
pulled 476 bundles ot 'odder,.
walked 4,U4li miles, shook hands,
9,086 times, told ll,216 lit und.
lohn S. Swanson has, been made talked enough to make n. jjtinc
second Lieutenant in the legulur! 1,000 volumes the size ot patent
oh.ee reports, attenued sixteen re-
last Saturday. Mr. bwansou v.val meetings, was baptised four
has the right cm for an ollicer and times by emersion and twice by
passed ahead of many younger men some other way, contributed $50
as the army is after men of more to foreign missions, made love to
mature years for officers.—Kosholt
For Sale—50 tons of prarie
south of town and 200 tons west
of town. Inquire of Win. Olson,
Route 4, box 2.
nine grass widows, got dog bit
thirty-nine times and then got de
Sj of tho NWJ
•t Section 17,
in Dry Wood Lake
Inquire of J. V. Knapp
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