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,f Last Saturday afternoon delegates to the Roberts County Nonpartisan Convention met in the Court House and organized their party as required by the new primary law. Owing to the inclemency of the weather a large number of farmers were not in attend ance.. The meeting was called to order by John Hanson and Knute Walstad was chosen temporary chairman and C. M. Fonder, temporary secretary. A motion was made to nominate three tor county chairman to be Voted on by ballot. C.M. Fonder, Halvoi Oien and J. M. Hanson were nomin ated. In the first ballot there was a •tie between Fonder and Hanson, but in the second ballot Mr. Hanson re ceived the majority of votes and was •declared elected temporary county chairman. There was no further business tran sacted. The convention was called, only to elect the chairman, so as to have the party organized in order to be ready for the primary election to be held on November 11, as required by law. The following delegates were pres ent: Frank Grimm, Dry Wood Hal vor Oien, Enterprise J. M. Hanson, Sisseton E. Ä. Wickard, Goodwill John Cameron, Lake C. M. Fonder. Easter Herman Johnson, Spring Grove H. S. Mussetter, Long Hollow Ole Rinde, One Road George Steltz, Geneseo E. C. Myhre, Harmon Wm. Peter, Grant Fred Schacher, Bossko Knute Walstad, Norway. The following is the order" of pro cedure under the new primary law: The precinct chairman whom you elected at your meeting on October 21, or who had been previously elected, should call upon or write the county auditor on or before November 1st for ballot forms for the egal pri mary election to be held at 11 o'clock "in the forenoon of Tuesday, November 11, 1919. On or before Saturday, Nov. 1, the precinct chairman should notify all League members Si his 'Aitlng pre cinct to meet at the polling places at 11 o'clock a. m. on Tuesday, Novem ber 11 for the purpose of hoding the precinct election. This notice should be by publication in a newspaper or ,. by posting in three places in the pre cinct at least ten days before the election. The members should meet at the polling place on November 11, and if for any reason the meeting cannot be held there adjournment should be made immediately to some other place to be agreed upon. DM Precinct Election On.Tuesday, November 11, at 11 jjD'clock a. m., every League member should go to the regular voting place In his precinct. The precinct initiatory election shall be called to order at -11 o'clock, a. m., by the precinct chairman, or in his absence by an? member of the League, and two judges and two clerks of election shall be elected from the qualified voters present. Any member of the League may propose the nam of any members for the nomination as candidates tor precinct committee man and precinct proposal men, and these names shall be posted tor the information of the voters present. Ballots will then be cast tor One precinct committeeman and Three proposal men to attend the County Proposal meeting to be held In the county seat one week later. The elec tion «hall be held open two hour?, or «s much longer as necessary to en able all members present to cast their ballots. The result of the election •hall be certified In writing by the „judges and clerks, and these shall be -""the credentials of the proposalmen to the county meeting. Minutes of the meeting should be filed with the county auditor. At this precinct election every qualified voter In the precinct who Is a member of the League or who has affiliated himself with the movement Is entitled to vote. The judges and ROBERTS COUNTY by the county chairman or In his ab NONPARTISANS ORGANIZE sence oy tne secretary or any precinct proposal man present. A chairman and secretary should be elected tor the meeting, who shall conduct the meeting and issue credentials to the proposal men elected to the state pro posal meeting. Three proposalmen shall be elected by roll call to attend 'the state proposal meeting at Pierre on December 2. s'clerks or any League member lias a Road No 2 and No. 1. right to challenge any person offer ing to vote, and if said person makes oath that he Is a qualified voter In the precinct and tjhat he Is a member of the Nonpartisan party his ballot shall be counted. County Meeting On November 18, at 11 o'clock a. meeting. m., the three proposal men.elected in All speakers will return to Sisseton each voting precinct shell meet In the FJrMay evening. Saturday morning at county seat at a place provided by the six o'clock they will start for Britton, county chairman. The county chair man should see to it in advance that a place Is secured for the meeting. The meeting shall be called to order! of the Sisseton Commercial Club. On December 23,after the state convention, the same precinct pro posal men shall reconvene in county convention at the county seat and re view the party platform proposed by the state meeting and shall select a paramount issue from said platform, copy of which the county cha'rman shall have procured from the secre tary of state and which he shall have regd at the meeting. This re-convened county meeting shall also nominate candidates for county legislative offices. In case of disagreement in issues or candidates, any five proposal men may become a minority faction and propose other candidates and another paramount issue. In this reconvened county meeting each precinct proposal-man shall cast the number of votes equal to one-third of the number of votes cast at the preceding general election in his precinct for his party's candi date for governor. The chairman and secretary of tne meeting shall certify the result of the election and tile same with the county auditor immedi* ately after adjournment. NÖTIGE OF PARTY PRE CINCT INITIATORY ELECTION State of South Dakota, County of Roberts SS. Precinct Notice is 1 ereby given that a Party Precinct Initiatory 'Election of the Nonpartisan party will be held in the above named precinct at the usual polling place, which has been desig nated by the County Commissioners, on Tuesday, the 11th day of Novem ber 1919, at eleven o'clock A. M. of said day for the purpose of electing a Party County Central Committee man and three County Proposalmen. Date^this Slat day of October, 1919. v- Restaurant Changes Hands A deal was closed Tuesday where by John L. Minder and Emmett Ken nedy became the owners of the Palace Cafe, consideration $5,000.00. The new proprietors took possession on -Wednesday morning. Mr. Bennett, the former owner, has enjoyed a very large part of the res itaurant trade in Sisseton and no doubt the new owners Will have tin same liberal patronage. Mr. Bennett's reason for svliing •the business was on account of the poor health of Mrs. Bennett. Mr. Ben nett will remain in Sisseton, where in the near future he will erect a commodious, up-to-date, modern rooming house. He expects to start work on the new building early next spring. This is a step in the night dir ection as Sisseton is sorely in ed of another rooming house. Messrs. Minder and Kennedy will conduct the Palace Cafe in the same up-to-date way as its former owner and the Standard wishes them suc cess in thieir new venture. OCTOBER »1 SCHOOL DRIVE 'v DAY IN ROBERTS COUNTY The South Dakota Educational De partment Is sending twenty educa tional speakers into Roberts' County on Friday, Oct. 31s to talk on "Better Schools." Two speakers will stop at Corona, tour at Wllmot and twelve will come to Sisseton on the morning train. These speakers will give lectures at various scheduled places out of the above towns. The teams out going from Sisseton will speak at the following points: School in Long Hollow No. 1 Bossko No. 3, Enterprise No. 2, Hart No. 2, Lien No. 3, Norway No. 2, Minnesota, Easter No. 3, Good Will No. 2, New Ellington, Claire City, No. 2, West Harmon, Dry Wood Lake No. 1, One The speakers arriving at White Rock will speak at points near that town. There will be an evening meeting at Sisseton, im the High School As sembly Room at 8 o'clock. Mr. Kirk ham of Utah will give a lecture at thle the weather condition permitting. While these campaign' speakers are in Sisseton, they will be the "nests SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA, OCTOBER »!, 1919 GREAT FARMER RALLY BOOSTS FARGO BANK Fargo, N. D.—As an answer to the attempts to wreck the Scandinavian American bank at Fargo, 7,000 Lea gue farmers gathered here on Tues day, October 21, and decided to in crease the capital and surplus of the bank, now $60,000 to $600,000 mak ing it the largest bank in North Dak ota. it was the greatest meeting in the history of the League. The Farge Auditorium, seating 3,500, was crowd ed a half-hour before the meeting started and after all available stand ing space has been tilled it was neces sary to hold afternoon and evening overflow meetings out of doors. 3 's Farmers from the northern part of the state were on hand with two hands, boosting tor Grand Forks foi the location of the big $1,500,000 mill and elevator. "There are no bank wreckers in Grand Forks" was theii chief argument, and though the meet ing was held in Fargo, the chief rival of the Forks for the mill and elevator the Auditorium resounded with cheers for the northern town. Governor Lynn J. Frazier was ac corded a tremendous ovation when he addressed the night meeting. Minne sota and North Dakota "Frazier-foi President" clubs were on hand urging his choice by the Republican nation al convention for first piä'ce on the presidential ticket in 1920. President A. C. Townley of the League addressed both afternoon ant1 evening sessions and held the big crowd spellbound as he told of the founding oZ the League, the fights that it had met and won and of the final effort being made now to down ft through financial influences. M. W. Thatcher, president of the Equitable Audit company of Minne apolis, told the farmers the true con dition of the Scandinavian-American bank. Despite the attempts to break it by starting a run the bank has cash resources of nearly $400,000, he pointed out, and has nearly twice the legal reserve required. Following the meeting a sure enough "run" on the bank was start ed. It was not a run to withdraw de posits, however, but to put up more money. A dozen tellers and volunteer clerks were kept busy until after midnight, receipting for subscriptions to additional stock and for deposits to be placed in the bank as soon as is reopened. Individual deposits ranged from $50 up to $5,000, while telegrams were received at the meet ing offering deposits from banks and individuals front $15,000 to $25,000. At midnight the clerks were unablq to give an estimate of the total amount of money received. Other speakers at the meeting in cluded President J. M. Anderson of the Equity exchange, former Congress man James Manahan of Minneapolis. Speaker L. L. Stair of the North Da kota house representatives, Sen ator J. I. Cahlll/William Lemke, A E. Bo wen, George D. Brewer and N. S. Randall A big night parade was a spectacu lar feature of the day's events. Resolutions adopted by the meeting pledge the League members united support to the management of the League and the state'offlers who are working to carry- out the Industrial program authorized by the people and the last* legislature. County Club leader Resigns Mr. .Tracy who has been doing ex cellent 'work with the boys and girls thruout the county, has resigned to go Into business tor himself. His resignation takes effect Nov. 1. How ever he has consented to help carry on teh two Pig Club Sales that are now under way. We regret very much to have Mr. Tracy leave the work.' Since the Farm Bureau has not been able to obtain another Clul Leader, the work will be carreid on from now on by the County Agent in connection with his other work. From now on all correspondence In regard to Club Work should be addressed to the County Agent. R. R. Buchanan, County Agr. Agent According to the New York Times, the I. W. W. are strong in North Dakota. There are probably more I. W. W. in any single East Side block in New York than In all North Dakota—Fargo (N. D.) Courier News. A ifdWELY SUGGESTION Too many farmers living along good roads in Roberts County are either plowing into or driving their plow teams across road ditches. They should avoid to do this, as by so doing they are undoing a lot of work which has been put on the roads, and are wasting the county's money. In building roads there is one fund amental principal which must be ob served and that is drainage. Drainage is tlie maln foundation of a dirt road. It is good drainage which keeps the roads hard on the hills, while poor drainage keeps tnem poor in the hol lows. Roads are crowned and ditches are dug to assist drainage and the con dition of any dirt road is either good or bad depending upon the degree of perfection in the drainage system. The functions of the ditch is to con duct the surface waters to a stream or source of permanent drainage and the ideal ditch is one which will drain itself out purpose to a road that a tile system does to a field—a channel to conduct away the surface water. if di^yjts rapidly as possible with "scouring". It answers the same When plows or horses are driven into a road ditch, more or less dirt and grass is deposited in the ditch. This loose dirt and grass hinders the drain age of the ditch, if not at the place where deposited, it will collect at. and in some cases, choke the culvert. Therefore, keep your horses and plows out of the ditch. SIEWERT-STRVBE On Thursday, Oct. 23rd at 2 o'clock in the German Lutheran church, Miss Malinda Siewert, oldest daughter o( Mr. and Mrs. Paul Siewert of Grant township, was united in marriage to Edward W. Strube of Ortonville, Minn., Rev. Steilen pronouncing the, words that made the two happy young people one. The bride was charmingly dressed in wh^j^georgette trimmed with white sfttin and wore a bridal Veil' She carried a beautiful Bouquet of bridal roses. Miss Emma Siewert, sister of the bride was maid of honor and the brides maids were Misses Hattie and Elsie Strube, sisters of the groom and Gustie Siewert and Ella Rsnas. Flor ence Oletzke acted as flower girl. The groom wore the conventional black and was attended by his broth er Chas. Strube. The ceremony was performed in the presence of about 250 relatives and friends, after which all repaired to the home of the bride's parents where a bounteous wedding dinner was serv ed. The oung couple received many valuable gifts. Congratulations pour ed in tiotn every direction, everyone wishing them many years of happy wedded lite. They have rented one of Mr. Sie wert's farme near Ortonville where they will make their home, about a mile and a half from Mr. Strube's parental home. LOCAL AND PERSONAL Olaf Aadland transacted business at Claire City Wednesday. Miss Nellie Anderson Is assisting at Miss Sanders dressmaking parlors. Leonard Cassenova departed on Thursday noon for Sioux Falls to spend 1 lie winter. Wm. Koepke left on Wednesday for Washington, D. C., to spend a month on business and pleasure. 'Mrs. Buchanan Is enjoying a visit •from her mother Mrs. LaGrange of Browns Valley, this week. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hanson of Sisseton township Wednesday night a baby boy. Everybody concerned do ing nicely. Last week coming from Dry Run our Presbyterian minister lost his shot gun from the car. He would ap preciate 11s return as he will need it —next year. Mrs. 11. Schell left tor her home in Milbank on Tuesday night's train, after spending the past two weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Schultz out in the. hills.Mrs. Schultz has been under the doctors care for the past two weeks but Is improving. Strayed from pasture Sec. 8, Bosr sko township, only yearling, red, little black on head and shoulders. Branded S" on right hip. 1-2 year old, red. branded "S" on left hip, hole in left ear. |6.00 reward for return of botli. NotifJkjR. F. Soaistogard. 'W- M. PRESBYTERIAN Morning Worship at 10:30. Tills Is Red Cross Sunday. You will want to be there. Bible class 11:45. Men's class and classes tor all. Evening Communion at 7:30. Every member should be at this Holy Sacrament. Prayer meeting next week at the Manse.5 W'r METHODIST O. W. Butt er field, Pastor You are cordially invited to at tend the services of the Methodist church. The morning service tor Nov. 2, will be held at 10:30 and the pastor will speak upon the subject "The Peril of Wrong Conclusion in Important Matters." Tb« evening subject will be "The Death of the Mortal for the Life of the Immortal." The evening service will be held at 7:30 P. M. The dis cussion of these subjects will be of interest and importance to any one who will attend. GRANT Snow and cold, coal shortage and sugar famine Frank Hannasch had his auction sale Friday and everything brought a good price.& The Nergaard family have departed for California. They will be greatly missed by their friends here. Invitations to the wedding of Miss I Carrie Moen to Clarence M. Phillip son,, prominent business man of Brookings, have been received by fviende here. The wedding at Paul Siewcrts was a swell affair. Olaf Nergaard and Alorizo McCoy haven't threshed yet^ DCROCS FOR IMMEDIATE SALE Other litters sired by Ed's Best, grandson of Chief Col. 40th, dams by Pathfinder Giant's Pride and Chief Invincible. Price $50.00 each. Satis faction guaranteed or no sale. Cholera Immune Duroc Jersey we could receive so much more oil,His Spring Boars, April farrow, at very blessing», live with and for Htin1 a low figure to move quick,. .1 5, litter sfreri hv Prlnro VlAJnv ann nf ,.n .. _ii litter sired by Prince "Victor, son of Victor Gano, and half brother to world champion sow Long Gano, dam by Cherry King Orion 5th, Grandson of Cherry King. These boars are priced right, $65.00 each Leslie Marvick, (20-24) Sisseton, S. D. A deal was closed this week where by Ward Pease became the owner of the H. E. Hendrickson property on the west side. The Hendrickson family will vacate at once, going to Britton to reside, Mr. Hendrickson having employment there. MIGNON BROOKE Reader and Impersonator will present the first number on the Lyceum course at the Unique Theatre FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 7th If you have not bought your sea son ticket buy it on the night of the entertainment. Every dollar spent in tickets means so much toward the new piano. Program begins at 8:00 o'clock sharp. NO. LUTHER LEAGUE CONVENTION The 15th Annual Convention of the James Mver Valley ^ther was held at Sisseton Oct. 25th and 26th, 1919. The crowd was rather small tor the first meeting, but at lat er sessions the church was filled to capacity. The meetings were very Interest Ing, full of Cchistlan spirit and truth. The theme "Petting First Things First" based on Matthew 6:33 'Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you," was discussed from all angles. Under the topic "Putting Second ary Things First" it was plainly shown how these seoondard things detract from the right way, and how people in their grip are ever being drawn farther away and the grip 'tightening more and more as tor in stance, wealth pleasure and fame. The race tor money seems to be on the Increase. Money, money the only ideal. Get what you can, use all your time acquiring it, use all your efforts towards this end, all self, everybody for himself. And if any little help of favor is given 't is expected to bring returns. And the man who seeks pleasure will ever indulge more freely. Sun day sports and others will be gradual ly getting him into the net. He will lia^p no time to devote to church or Christian service. He seems jolly and light of heart and goes in deep:* er—because there 's nothing that satlsfleth. He Is still Neking. Üut hy is seeking in the wrong direction and is wasting his preciAp life tim which should be devoted to seeking his God and helping his* fellow, men! A The topic "Putting First Things First" explained how the Text first commands*. "Seek ye," Then omes the promise of a reward If we do ae commanded. It Is therefore important that we should seek God early in Ute. Thus nuui BUU IUI' Silin.» to our associates! Furthermore f6e soul is more precious than the body, therefore ought to be taken care o'j first. "Seek Him" the first day of the week, especially. It Is His day. "Seek Him" the first minute of evry day. Go to God for our needs, ask for His quidance and blessing. God has plans with us, but we can not fully enter Into these plans un til we have given ourselves ever to Him. We must enliät in His army, march under His Banner, the Cross, then we shall gradually see His plans. His word is full of these plans for us. The Sunday morning sermon told us how David was praising his Lord for an overfilled cup of blessing "It runneth over." It Is the gifts of God that fill. God and His Righteous ness, "Yea it floweth over." This undeserved blessing which God pours into our hearts In true happiness In communion with Him. God bids, "Seek, Come unto me." Be Faithful" etc, etc. This we can do, He helping, and the different tal ents He has entrusted to our care He expects us to use and to be faithful to the full extent of them. We shall be called to account tor the use of them The final adminltlon, to the Leagu ers especially, but others as well, was we must at all times remember that we are debtors to God, and that sel fishness, disregard or indifference should not prevent us from doing oue duty. Our ability and work will bt tested. Let us all remember to al ways "Seek God First." Those who contributed to this in teresting program were Rev. Soren eon of Moorehead, Minn., Rev. and Mrs. Tollefson of Aberdeen, and Rev. Austin, of this city. A paper written by R. W. Kraus haar, of Aberdeen.was read by Mrs. M. L. Swanberg, as he was unable to be present. Mrs. Thollehnug and a double quartette furnished the music. Several delegates from Aberdeen, Bath and Webster were in attendance. Officers elected for the coming year are R. F. Sonstegard, Sisseton, pres., Sadie Valentin, Aberdeen, Vice Pres. Evelyn Auness, Aberdeen, Sec. and Ingvold Hunstad, Bath, Treas. —Contributed TRINITY LUTHERAN O. G. Austin, Pastor Services at 10:30. Sunday Schoo) at 11:30. Evening service at 8:00. Visitors are welcome.