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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, August 30, 1918, Image 2

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Sisseton Standard
Continuing the Courant
By Walter L. Johnson
'totered at the postoffice at Sisseton,
So. Dakota as second class matter.
Subscription $2.00 per year
In passing sentence upon the
Rev. J. Fontanna, pastor of the
German Evangelical Lutheran
it church at New Salem, N. D., con
victed of disloyalty by a jury in
United State? Court at Bismarck
Judge Amidon expressed a thot
worthy of the attention of every
American citizen. We are pub
lishing Judge Amidon's words in
full in order that our readers may
have a better understanding of a
matter which is sure to demand
considerable attention in the near
"You received your final pap
ers as a citizen in 1898. By the
oath which you then took you re
nounced and abjoured all allegi
ance to Germany, and to the
emperor of Germany, and swore
that you would bear true and
faithful allegiance to the United
States. What did that mean?
That you would set about earn
estly growing an American soul,
and put away your German soul.
That is what your oath of alle
giance meant.
"Have you done that? I do
not think you have. You have
cherished everything German
?. and stifled everything American.
You have preached German, pray
ed German, read German, sung
German. Every thought of your
mind and every emotion of your
heart through all these has been
German. Your body has been in
America, but your life has been
in Germany. If you were set
down in Prussia today you would
be in harmony with your environ
ment. It would fit you just as a
flower fits the leaf and stem of
the plant on which it grows..
of the
trial. As
"You have influenced others
who have been under your miniy
try to do the same thing. You
said you would cease to cherish
your German soul, and that you
would begin to build up inside of
you an American gpyl, £hat
jneant that you would begin the
study of American life ami his
tory that you would open your
mind and heart to all of its influ
ence, that you would try to under
its ideals and purposes, and
Jove them: that yov
try tu
build up inside of yourself a
them, there
Germany*'*American life
what you have been doing
group of feelings for the I That is the basic wrongs of these
United States the same as you thousands of-little islands of for
felt towards the fatherland when
you left Germany.
"There have been a good many
Germans before me in the last
month. They have lived in this
country like yourself, 10, 20,30. in them, they have striven stud
years, and they have had to iously, from year to year, to
their evidence thru an in- stifle American life, and to make
terpreter. I foreignness perpetual. That is
"It has been
tried as liest! could to under proceeding in this court, and
oyer every one of them "Made
the Melting Pot". It appealed to
our vanity, and through all
these years we have been seeing
romance instead of fact. That is!
the awful truth. The figure of my
country stands before me today,
It'&tys to me, do not blame this
man alone. I am partly to blame,
Punish him for his offense, but
let him know that I see things in
a new light. That there must be:
an intrepretation anew of the
oath of allegiance. In the past it
has been nothing but a formula
of words. FrotVi this time on it
must be translated into living
characters incarnate in the life of
every foreigner who has his
dwelling place within our midst.
If they have been cherishing
foreign history, foreign ideals,
and foreign loyalty, it must be
stopped and they must begin at
once to cherish American thot,
American history, American
"That means something that
is to be done in your daily life.
It does not mean simply that you
will not take up arms against the
United States. It goes deeper
than that. It means
live for the United States, and
that you will cherish and grow
American souls inside of you. It
means that you will take down
from the walls of your home the
picture of the kaiser, and put up
the picture of Washington that
you will take down the picture of
Bismarck and hang up the pic
ture of Lincoln. It means that
you will begin to sing American
songs that you will begin earn
estly to study American history
that you will begin to open your
lives through every avenue to
the influnence of American life
it means that you begin first of
all to learn English, the language
of this country, so that there
may be a door into your soul
through which American life
may enter.
"I am not so simple as to enter
tain the idea that real habits
and qualities can be put aside by
the will in a day, in a year, in a
generation but because that is
difficult is all the more reason
why you should go about it and
quit cherishing a foreign life. If
half the effort had been put forth
in these American foreign com
munities to build up an Ameri
can life in the hearts of these
foreign born citizens that h?.a
been put forth to perpetuate
there a foreign life, our situa
tion would have been entirely dif
ferent from what it is today. You
have violated your oath of alle
giance, in this, that you have
cherished foreign ideals and
tried to make them everlasting
elgners that have been formed
through our whole limits, that
instead of trying to remove the
foreign life out of their souls,
and to build up an American life
an impressive part disloyalty, and the object, one of
looked at them the big objects of this serious
written all other like proceedings in other
in courts, is
to give
not must be stopped.
dimmed that mark in the least.
"I do not blame you and these
men alone. I blame myself. l|War Savings and Thrift Stamps
blame my country. We urged ...
you to come we welcomed you 1 The following is a complete list
we gaVeyou
opportunity, we
of the sales
gave you the diadem of Ameri-1 Thrift Stamps in Roberts County
can citizenship—and then we left for theaftonth of July 1918.
you. We paid no attention
now the world war has thrown a
£"ch.l*?',,,£?.°?„r y"0"" Roeh.lt
life and what have we discover
We find all over these Unit-
I gjinnfrfttn
States in groups,little Ger- 5? V~nt_ »zu«M
little Italies, little Aus- 2™
and fta cherish every­
notice that that
War Savings and
July Total
#11,408.69 $49,486.36
9,960.27 17,244.40
»1. Um»« HtHe.lOroey 1,»74.66
These foreign people 1089.82
ive thrown a circle about them|**^er11__1
fsnd instead of striving to I White Rock
American söuls inside of|™®ul?er
they have studiously Victor
Kt|5' exclude everything
called "America
Total ||1,219.90 112,814.43
Respectfully submitted,
J.P. Croal, Postmaster
tail Accounting Office.
Wedding Rings
Military Watches
Service Pins
Service Rings
City Council Chambers, City
of Sisseton, July 1st, 1918.
City Council met in regular
session. Members present, May
or Arrowsmith, Aldermen Ailing
ham, Aker, Teigen, Aasness,
Lien and Herges. Minutes of
previous meeting read and ap
Monthly statement of E. C.
Gammas city treasurer was then
read, after which bills were
audited and allowed as follows.
McDonald Mfg. Co. meter
repairs $ 40.54.
E. J. Turner local service 100.00
W. S. Nott Co. ladders for
F. 39.00
Heath & Toftum draying .75
Stavig Bros, refund on
city water 2.50
Harold. Arrowsmith, labor
and livery .... ÖS-00
H. L. Allingham, work on
street 17.25
Waletich & Plut, orders 54.10
Martin Schrier street
work 12.87
E. C. Gamm, salary May
June ........ ........ .50.00
0. E. Lien, for equalization
board 18.00
N. H. Nelson police ser
vice June 100.00
Otter Tail Power Co. lights
for June 292.26
E. C. Gamm, order for
Chris Hägen
W. E. Oletzke, repairing
J. Casnova, street work
Thos. Thompson,
Engagement Rings
Council Proceedings
P. Maldaner, mdse
ohn Hicks, sal for June..
N. Spackman sal for
June and expenses.... 41.80
dose Arrowsmith, haul
ing gravel 128.80
Standard Oil Co., Fuel,
Oil and Cyl 56.23
Motion by Aker, seconded by
lien that bills be allowed as
Voting "Aye" on motion "All"
Motion carried.
Motion by Allingham, second
ed by Aker, Stavig Bros were
granted a refund of
City water owing to fire last fall.
Voting "aye" on motion "all.
Motion carried.
A petition signed by ma
jority of the property owners on
Oak street from Block (60) to
7th ave. east requesting the City
Council to extend the water
mains was then read and mo
tion was madfe by Aker second
ed by Allingham that the ex
tension be granted. Voting "aye
«n motion "all". Motion carried
Ordinance No.- 80 an ordin
ance extending the water main
on Oak Street from the hydrant
at the corner of Block (60) of
(7th) Ave. east thence along 7th
Avenue north to Cherry Street
was then read and motion made
by Allingham, seconded by Aker
that Ordinance No. 80 pass its
first reading. Voting "aye" on
motion "all.". Motion carried.
Motion then made that meet
ing adjourn to July 11th at 8
o'clock, p. m.
has given to his farm home in'
Northeastern Goodwill. He has
the honor of being the first man
to name his farm, but it is safe to
say, that in time, every farmer
will have done the same.
A large new frame structure
is going up on the place where
Mike Galeska lives.
Mrs. George Guinn is helping
at Mathew Gill's. ,y^
The old David Eastman farm
las just been bought by Solon
aBatte for $9000.00.
The Jeweler
The Largest Stock of
Jewelry and Sil
verware in
Roberts County
J. N. Spackman,
City Auditor.
Miss May Jones is visiting at
he home of her brother Jack
Jor.es and family. ever. The drafted men already
Miss Florence Lotzer is help-! gone from our midst were miss
ing Mrs. John Fonder thru ed, sadly missed, it can't be de
threshing and to can corn. nied.
Julius Aasness sold all his cat-
tie to Berger Bergerson last weuk I
it the weekly washing for a
family of fifteen is easily done in
four hours.
A couple of men from Wiscon
sin are hard at work trying to
put the Stevenson tractor in
working order so they can thresh
some of the grain around in that
The dance at Bennie .Fari
bault's barn given by Ernest
Schager and Albert Rolstad on
last Saturday evening was a suc
cess. The weather was perfect.
The musicians and dancers had
all worked hard and were tired
no doubt but danced as gaily as
In The
Larson and Bickford's at- jng the picture of a nice looking
tended the picnic at the lake on
for fear the epidemic may spread the president and would have
Fairview" is the name OleVig'done it for 10 per cent of what
they now are paying. $1,000 in-
The largest number of grain
stacks around the barn of any
arm hereabouts is at Bubak's.
It looks good, and reminds one
of Minnesota
years ago, when
all grain was stacked and shock
threshing was unheard of.
A card has been received an
nouncing that Noel Hägen has ar
rived safely in France. All we
ask is that they return him to us
again safe and sound.
Little Oscar Krosch was quite
painfully burned with carbolic
acid on his shoulder last Sun
day but is recovering nicely,
James F. Jones made a quick
trip to Lidgerwood for a piece of
repair for his car, last Saturday.
It is with great satisfaction
we can tell of the latest labor
saving device installed at the
Hägen home. It is a Twin Washer
and wringer run by Delco electric
light power. It cost
American Magazine"
August is an article contain-
aged lady showing the
John Gronau
has bought the farm occupied by $10,000 a year for teaching those force. What makes gasoline par
Mr. Koch and may buy the farm
where Jack Jones lives it is said.! jngto remark" is that if they had. that it is more rapidly ignited
Pink eye has broken out in ihe, come to Good Will to get a good and exploded than dynamite. One
herd of cattle in the hills in Allen cook to teach those marines, we1 can never be too careful in hand
McDonald's pasture. The neigh- could have named several who
Lorhood is considerably troubled
boys in our navy how to bake, pressed, is equal to about 83
from Nebraska and boil and stew. She is paid' pounds of dynamite in explosive
cook good enough for even
come for her work would look harness and wagon. Cheap if
big to any woman in these parts. taken at once. Clifford Murray.
The OLIVER No. 52 High
Lift Gang Plow
Pearl Necklaces
Bracelet Watches
Cameo Brooches
Dress Shirt Sets
Powerful Stuff
Many automobile owners do
not fully realize the danger con
nected with the careless handling
of gasoline, comments the Popu
lar Science Monthly for August.
In a general way they realize
the explosive power of the liquid
but few of them know how great
the explosive power is.
A writer in one of the maga
zines devoted to the automobile
trade seeks to make this clear
and more impressive by compar
ing the explosive power of gaso
line with that of dynamite. He
points to the fact that dynamite
even at low temperature, con
stantly developes an explosive
vapor. Five gallons of gasoline
will generate 8,000 cubic feet of
gas, which if ignited, expands
4,000 times.
One gallon of gasoline, pro-
perly mixed with air and com-
to cook. What was "was go-! ticularly dangerous is the fact
ling gasoline under any and all
For Sale—Team of horses, 5
years old, weight about 1100 each
The Oliver No. 52 gang plow is designed as a two
bottom gang and all parts are lyap strong in propor
tion to stand the strain of the power required to pull
the plow under all reasonable conditions. The beams
are long and the hitch is short. This construction in
sures a steady runing plow. The land wheel is set
well toward whioh prevents the plöw from tipping
The beams are high and the bottoms set far apart.
This construction gives ample clearance for thrashy
The Beam Stock is eztra heavy and of suitadle car
don steel to standa,ll reasonable strains The Beam
Braces are made of one-iudh by tow-inch steel. The
-Braces arö made to fit the lurvature of the Beams
without reducing the size of the stock. They extend
down the Beams to the bottom standards and are
made fast by three 5-8 in. bolts. This construction
holds the bases up rigid to the workt, overcoming
of Beam, heavy draft and inferior work.

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