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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, December 05, 1919, Image 1

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Notvtl Mirnl Reader Coming
*_« Commencing next Monday night,
Dec. 8th, Prof Caruthers and his
Physcho-Mystic Company will begin
a week's engagement at the Unique
Theatre. Prof. Caruthers is known
from coast to coast as "the man whe
kbows." Ask him anything that i=
troubling you. Questions that con
cern love affairs, perplexing business
problems, the whereabouts of missing
relatives, friends of acquaintances,
in short any question that you want
to haYfs answered and he will tell
Years of study and travel and end
less research, coupled with rare men
tal gifts and having been "born with a
veil" have crowned Caruthers the
Greatest Living Authority and Mar
velous Exponent of his weird and
-mysterious calling.
With the Caruthers this season are
the Marvelous Emersons in their
Greatest Success "Musical Telepathy"
Miss Hope Emerson the Great Mental
Wonder has developed the Greatest
Musical Mind ever upon the American
»tage- Just write the name of your
solectjvm, hand it to Mme Emerson in
.'lie audience and Miss Emerson will
-.play aiul sing it for you. In addi
ction to this the performance coiVains
plviity of comedy
Alvn'.s I5ib| Vlas* Hold Meeting
The Men's Bible Class of the
Brotherhood had an interesting meet
ing at the rooms of the Brotherhood
last Sunday. The topic under discus
sion was "The Elements of Greatness"
founded on the Gospel of Christ
which is "Let him that would be
greatest among you be the servant of
Next Sunday's topic will be
.Peter and John Asleep in Gethsemane
found in Mark 14:32-42.
Come out and take part in the dis
The Men's Brotherhood will hold
their next regular meeting Wednes
day Dec. 10th at their rooms in the
basement of the Presbyterian church.
/Refreshments will be served.
Dr. McCune Takes Bride
j)r." William McCune sprang quite
a surprise on his many Sisseton
friends when he arrived home from
Cando, N. D., bring with him a sweet
and charming bride.
Dr. McCune was united in marriage
to Miss Violet Bringhtbill of Cando,
N. D., on Saturday Nov. 29. He arriv
ed here on Tuesday noons train and
they have taken rooms at the Thomp
son House until suitable quarters can
be obtained. The doctors numbers
his friends in Sisseton by his acquain
tances. The bride is a stranger in our
c.iy, and we extond to her a hearty
welcome and join their numerous
friends in wishing them a happy mar
ried life, ..
The rule is that the person who
does not dare to say anything against
monopoly is loud in talking against
organized farmers and workingmen.
The most complete assortment you have
ever had the opportunity of buying from.
Notwithstanding the increase in the price
of raw material in the last year, we have
been fortunate in being able to procure
for our customers, the finest and most
complete selection of Stationery in gift
boxes and holiday Greeting Cards that we
have ever had. We would advise you to
The demand is growing every day and our
impression at the present time is that we
will not have nearly enough of this very
high-class and beautiful merchandise.
GREETING CARDS as low as 2 for 5c.
and handsome GIFT BOXES of STA
TIONERY from 40c. up.
The Iivague anil the I. W. W.
Every kept editor in the state con
tinues the cheerful task of attempt
ing identity the Nonpartisan League
and the I. W. W. There are not in
the United States two movements
more widely apart than these. The
Nonpartisan League is based soley on
the proposition that a majority of the
whole people, voting at the polls,
must always control, and that by no
other method can sane and definite
progress be made towards a fairer and
juster social system.
The I. W. W„ on the other hand,
rejects political action altogether in
favor of direct action, and even goes
so far aa to contend that a minority
must by force possess itself of the
government, and impose its will upon
the majority, if anything like justice
is ever to prevail. Like all believers
in minority rule, the I. W. W. fails to
perceive the inherent injustice of im
posing the rule of any minority upon
the majority.
The Nonpartisan League and the 1
A\ \\. are as far apart as the poles.
The Nonpartisan Legue does, it is
true, object to ha.-.&.-ng I. W. W's
merely because they are 1. W. W's It
objects to silencing their preaching,
so long as they do not definitely ad
vocate specific acts of violence. But
there is method in the seeming mad
ness of the Nonpartisan League even
in this. The I. W. W. flourishes on
opposition. It has grown because of
the very attempts to crush it. The
Nonpartisan League does not think
so poorly of the American people as
to believe they can be misled by such
fallacious teaching as that of the I.
W. W. It has been demonstrated,
however, over and again, that a
large element of the American peo
ple do have an instinct sympathy for
a cause that is being persecuted, no
matter how bad that cause may be.
The I. W. W. is not dangerous. Give
it plenty of rope and it will hang it
self.- Par more dangerous than the
I. W. W. are those politicians and
editors who have adopted the cardin
al principle of the I. W. W., and are
preaching direct action, not only
against the I. W. W. but against
every other movement they do not
like.—Pargo Courier News.
South Dakota Suffragists
Lose Special Session Drive
Sioux Falls—-South Dakota will
not ratify the federal woman's suf
frage Amendment next mouth because
the league of women voters was un
able to secure consent of enoug'i
members of the Legislature to attend
at that time at their own expense a
special session to pass on the amend
ment. Governor Norbeclt had agreed
to call the legislators together, pro
vided they paid their own expenses,
but announcement has been made
that consent of eight members is
lacking The governor, however, is ex
pected to call a spec.al Legislature
session next spring to act on the
amendment and other matters.
Nine .lurors Selected for Forbes Case
Hard Fight is Predicted
Glencoe, Minn.—Nine jurors were
selected at noon Monday in McLeod
county district court for the trial of
Charles Forbes, indicted by the g-and
jury on charges of murder in the first
degree and first degree larceny in con
nection with the death of John Gust
Larson, wealthy Slayton merchant,
whose body was found in a cornfieU
near here August 29.
Myron Bassett indicted on the same
charges as Forbes pleaded guilty to
murder in the second degree here Sat
urday after a partial jury had been
obtained for his trial. It is not ex
pected that Forbes will change his
plea of not guilty, and a hard fight is
looked forward to by both the prose
cution and the defense.
In entering his plea of guilty to
murder in the second degree, Bassett
declared through his attorney that he
was not active in the death of Larson.
Attorneys for both sides said at
noon Monday that they expected to be
able to bring the introduction of
testimony this afternoon and that the
case would be pushed along as rapid
ly as possible under the conditions.
Several private detectives and mem
bers of the Minneapolis police force
are expected to testify for the state
It is believed, although not definitely
announced that Bassett will take the
stand for the state before the trial
These are the two desperadoes that
hid in tka gulches between WiJmol
and Peever, whom States Attorney
McKenna and Deputy Art Jackson at
tempted to bring in, and who made
their escape after a gun fight, wh'ch
came near getting Deputy Jackson,
States Attorney McKenna put Chief
of Police Walker of Minneapolis on
their trail, as they were after them
also, and thru their dilegent work it
was found that they not only had a
stolen car in their possession but had
murdered the owner and escaped in
his car.
McKenna and Jackson left Monday
for Glencoe to be witnesses at the
trial and lend any necessary assis
tance to bring about the prosecution
of these two men.
The November term of Court was.
to convene on Monday, but owing to
train connections Judge Anderson did
not get here on that day. He arrived
on Tuesday's train, and from the
record made that afternoon, the Mills
of Justice do not grind so slow in the
Judge's Court. Three cases were dis
posed of: Pryor vs. Sullivan Joyce
vs. Joyce and Farn um vs. Veeder.
Wednesday Elsie vs. Gustav Lernt
Vas disposed fand Del rich Eggerj
vs. Sam Marvick and Walter Varland
was well under way.
O. W. Butterfield, Pastor)
Sunday Dec. 7 is White Cross Sun
day and the. pastor will I speak upon
the theme "Physical Restoration a
Means of Spiritual Regeneration" and
set forth in tliiis connection the White
Cross movement.
In the evening the subject will be
"Christianity and the Social Crisis."
You will be Interested If you attend
and you are corddally invited to be
Services at 10:30 a. in and 7:30
P. m.
Resolutions of Sympathy
We the members of Winona Camp
No-. 1683 R. N. A of Sisseton, S.
tender our sympathy to our neighbor
Katherine Hess in the loss
sister and commend her
Heavenly Father for comfort in
h-jiir of sadners.
Mamie Batterberry.
Katherine Wolff
Alice CVvik.
Meat Market Changes Hands
A deal was closed on Nov. 21st
whereby Alexander Lampke bought
Chris Christiansen's share in the
Christiansen & Hoy Meat ^ut.
We bespeak for the new firm ti, ^aci
liberal patronage the old linn has eu
Don't forget the Cafeteria supper
and bazar at the Trinity Lutheran
church basement Thursday afternoon
and evening, Dec. 11th. Here's your
chance to buy pretty handmade
articles for Ctutetmas gifts.
I .lymvnt on Standard Must lie
Made by End of Month
We wish to call the attention of the.
farmers, and others Interested 'n the
Standard that the time is drawing
near when we must pay the balance
due (\a thu plant. This money must
be paid on Jan. 1st, 1920, and we have
only a .nonth left to get the money to
It f'U be up to the men selling
stock vo go over their district thor
oughly .jnd um 1 uro they have not
missed-mvouo. It will require some
hustling on our part to make this
final payment. For if it is possible,
and it^is if we get busy, we wish to
make final payment on Jan 1st
without having to borrow money and
.put a liiortgage on our plant. Busi
ness men are invited to purchase
stock in the Standard also. We are
Tying to promote their interests as
well as the interests of the farmers
and by a little co-operation on the
part of both part.es we can accom
tent by its local paper. If the paper
is newpy. wide-awake and full of store
news in the form of ads, it creates a
feeling that the town ii: which it is
published is a good one and it will
bring more people here to do their
The stockholder« and board of
directors will hold a meeting In the
Court House on Saturday, Dec. 27th
at 2:30 p. m. All are urgently re
quested to be present. At this meet
ing a np/^board will be elected and
other HÄportant matters wiill be acted
Thanksgiving is as old as man him
self. Ever since the beginning man
has made manifest his emotion of
gratitude by rejoicing. The Jewish
feast times were nothing more than
a manifestation of gratitude. When
lie greatest event in history, the dis
covery of America was made Colum
bus knelt on the sand and gave
a S W
After the first harvest, of the Pii
gnnius in 1621 Governor Bradford
made provisions for their rejoicing
and thanksgiving. In 1623 a day for
fasting and prayer, during a drought,
was changed into thanksgiving by the
coniing of rain during the prayers.
Gradually the custom prevailed of giv
ing thanks after each harvest.
During the Revolution a day of
national thanksgiving was annually
recommended by Congress. Since
1864 the President has appointed a
day of thankksgiving, and his procla
mation has been followed by similar
one from the different governors of
the .states.
The day was fittingly observed in
the homes and churches of Sisseton.
Many of the dinners in the homes
were the occasion of a family re
The Presbyterian Methodist
churches,united in thanksgiving
service. Rev. ButtuiTi. in deliver
ing th sermon gave the n,s: oncal side
and then showed that the basis of
Thanksgiving was man's belief in
Cod, the human recognizing his de
X-ndeney upon God. Such recognition
a a a a a
sonable. Without such belief Thanks
«jvnig nould ho most unrational.
I .t.YJiM.s- iv.ivliers Mooting
"ir-eUng of the Parent-Teacher
Association will be held at the school
house Monday evening, Dec. 8th. The
following program will bn given:
Value and wo uf the Kindergarten
—Miss Calvert.
Caper—Community Music Mrs.
Question Box
Solo—Mrs. Leo Lukanitsch.
Perhaps the reason why a few
fanners and laborers shy at independ
ent politics la the fact that
pavl :-.uc!i.a high price for old-party
rule in the gasjt.
First .Manne War Hero
I*iilids in Far-Off Guam.
Washington—Guam has a real,
live war hero at last! According to
the advices received at Marine Corps
Headquarters here, Sergt. George W.
Murphree V. S. Marines, has arrived
at the American possession away out
in the middle of the Pacific Ocean,
and the inhabitants have had their
first opportunity to hear of the World
War from one who actually fought at
the front in France.
Although a Marine Corps garrison
is maintained on the island, they
had been marooned amid the pleas
ant tropical surroundings during the
war, and none had served in Franco
A copy of the Guam News Letter re
ceived at Headquarters, shows that
all were eager to hear about the "big
show" from one who played a part
1 1
A Merchant may have an excellent
Tj- u*.vciiKin »V luregone at the
line* of goods on his shelves but if he Marine Barracks that night as it was
does not let people know of them, he
will keep them on the shelves instead
of selling them. If he advertises his
stock he will not have to show his
prospective customers all bis wares,
but the customers will ask for them.
The Cheapest and best way to adver
tise is through your local paper.
Murphree was in the thick of all
the battles in which the Marines took
part. He was given a royal welcome
when he stepped off the transport.
But those who crowded arou.id to
hear him tell his story
That you've resolved now
Come what may—
To early do your
Christmas shopping
That you'll not put it
Off a day—
And when you start
There'll be no stopping
And there's another
Thing you feel,
Than any other gift
It's better.
That you put a
At least on each and
Every letter?
Luther League at 6:45. i'
Leader: Carl Graversen
Theme. The Coming of God's
Text: Luke 17:20-30.
This is Go To League Sunday. All
members of Congregation urged to be
Visitors arc welcome.
Christmas goods at Stavigs.
G. O.
at first
disappointed, for he was struck
i,txi «v van accomior ue was str
plish more toward home patronage dumb by the ovation he received
and bringing them together. I Hostilities were a thing of tlm dis
A town is judged to a great: ex-!
Past, and in the Un'ted States
tiiu arrivjil of
veterans had long
since ceased to cause a ripple of ex
citement, Hence Murphree c-xpected
to slip into his new station unnoticed,
but everyone, from Governor to buck
nnvfcte, insisted that he tell them all
about his adventures.
Taps had to be foregone at the
long after ten o'clock before they
would allow Murphree to turn in'.
Murphree, who is an old-time Marine,
requested duty in Guam after return
ing from France. He had served on
the beautiful island before, and liked
the life.
as soon as you give the
Security National Bank the
opportunity to make its service
and equipment useful in your
money matters, you start an ac
quaintance here that pays daily
divi dents in the form of service
Special attention given to Real
Estate Loans and Insurance.
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Foreign Exchange Sold.
The Security National Bank
of Sisseton
O. T. Axness, President. J. W. Thomas, Vice President
A. F. Ertsgaard, C'asl er J. A. Robertson, Vice President'
., [, W. O. Sampson, Assistent Cashier
-to, 85
Aberdeen Labor Unions Accept
lengc of Fire-Eating Republican
The republicans held their «inven
tion at the courthouse. They passed a
set of resolutions that were quite
virulent in tone, and evoking much
comment over their right-about-face
from their position in 1918.
A year ago the party mildly fiiitted
with the Nonpartisan league and
swiped their platform bodily, asid
told the voters that they were the
original promoters of the league pro
gram. But having promised much
and produced little, they now throw
away the mask and take another
tack, and in the language of their
resolutions in this country "denounce
anarchy, bolslievism, I. w. W. ism,
socialism, the walking delegate and
the Nonpartisan league organizer as
spawn from the rotten womb of ig
norance, sired by the twin infamies
covetousness and lust." There was a
lot more in the same vein, ending by
declaring a boycott against the whole
bunch. "We will neither sell to them
nor buy from them," says these mod-
ei Pharisees. The language Is very
unfortunate at this time. TAeuboycott
is a two edged sword. Already the^
nearly three thousand organized lab
oring men of Aberdeen have taken up
the cudgel and hereafter whn a re
publican wants some little service
perforded like delivering a ton of coal,
he will have to hustle around and find
some "scab" to do the Job, and that
will be a little difficult in Aberdeen.
Claremont New Bra.
(By C. W. Vonler)
With the cost of living soaring,
with the fat boys busy boring for
more profits, we're abhorring in the
papers this unrest we assail the Bol
shevik! till our voice Is thin
squeaky and we hear a hundred
freaky ways to solve the problem best.
Though conditions may have made
„wages we havj ^ud,
em—discontented, we Just raid 'em.
thinking that will end their wail call
our actions patriotic, give our con
sciences narcotic, seems to me plain
idiotic, keeping liberty in Jail. Rebels
feed upon oppression, force is but a
bald confession that we dont trust
the discretion of the people as a
whole we admit that we are failing
quite to understand the wailing of
the workers we keep jaiUn? valiant
mon as men who stole. Wj revere
the Constitution as our basic lnstitu
tion. yet we holler revolution when
men take it all in trust. Are our ac
tions an admission that we daren't
face this condition, that the nation's
lost its vision, that our people can't
be just?
Furniture from Stavlg make* fine
Holiday goods arriving every day
at Stavigs.

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