MINXKHOTA IS LOST,
HAYS POLITICAL OR«AX
Loyal American News Sets Fanner
Worker Ticket Victorious
Minneapolis, Minn.,—Striking tes
timony of the strength of the Non
partisan league in Minnesota is given
by the "Loyal American News" ot
tills city in a lead article under the
.title "Townleyism Overrunning the
This magazine is the official organ
•of the Loyal American club, a new
camouflage organization to fight for
Its article is especially directed to
business men and gives evidence that
the independnt business of the state
is 110 longer supporting machine pol
itics as the politicians would like. Per
haps the veto of the tonnage tax and
consequent higher taxes tor general
business has alienated the business
The article in part reads as fol
"In the Daily News of November 21
J. Adam Bede, former congressman
from Minnesota is quoteÖ as stating:
•It is easy to bet right now that the
state of Minnesota will go Bolshevik.
This is not a theory ot mine but a flat
"The Nonpartisan league will
carry South Dakota in the next elec
tion with ease,' predicted' R. Petti
grew, former United States senator
.from South Dakota.
Arthur Tew, accompanied by the
"bathing beauties, made a business
trip to Willnot last week.
Miss Cora Nelson is helping the
County Agent with stenographic work
at the County Auditor's office.
Marriage licenses were issued this
week to Christ Hemminger and Lu
einda Decoteau cZ Wilmot and Ed
rd Ilays of Waubay to Nellie Kam
peska of Peever.
Found: A large dark Jbrown goat
y, muff was left in Stavig Bros, store.
Owner can have same by calling at
Stavig Bros., proving property and
paying for this advertisement.
Halvor Leite of Bossko township,
was in town Tuesday shaking hands
with friends. Halvor doesn't come to
.town very often and lias to star! .0
renew acquaintances when he jes
Mrs. Ben Sonstegaard and Mrs.
John Akre received their annual box
of canned and dried fruit from Cali-
fornia a few days ago.. The tru't sur
passes any that can be gathered lievn
Thursday evening January 8, tne
Yeoman Lodge held another ot their
v. epilendid meetings. This was a busi
ness and social meeting combined.
.Flour new membr were accepted in
ito the order, Carl and Clarence M011
dahl, Lawrence Ready and Olarenc
A man by the name -of Rockstad
was brought to. the county seat by
Deputy Jackson Tuesday. He was
found to be suffering from a form
ot insanity and is now confined at the
court house awaiting attendants,
who will take him to the state asy
lum at Yankton for treatment
Pat Leahy, Sfc3eton's mainstay of
last season's pitching staff, arrived
trom Minneapolis Tuesday. Pat is
traveling for a Minneapolis paint con
and we believe that Pat saw
his contract called tor the right
-mike Sisseton. Pat made a host ot
£1.. nda while he was here and we are
all mighty glad to have him drop in
On a nice moonlight night about a
week ago, a crowd of neighbors ot Ed
Grinde surprised him at his home in
One Road Township. It was Mv.
Grinde's fifty first birthday anniver
sary and after games were indulged
in until an early hour ot the morn
ing they presented Mr. Grinde with
a fine writing desk and wishing him
many happy birthdays to come, de
parted, voting it a jolly time.
Mr. Cornelius who has beeif pro
prietor of the Raddison restaurant
has taken possession of the Lohre
restaurant. Mr. Cornelius is a well ex
perienced restaurant man and merits
a good patronage. Joe Robbie will in
stall a billard parlor in the building
vacated by Mr. Cornelius. Joe needs
no introduction having been the pro
prietor of the Raddison restaurant
for several years and being well
known in this vicinity. We.predict
Mm the same liberal patronage)
that has always to lowed tiiim.
On Tuesday, January the 13th oc
curred the marriage of Miss Louise
Mal get ot GraceVille to Mr. Henry
Ernster of Sisseton. The wedding
ceremony was held in the St. Mary's
Catholic church, the Rev. Father
The bride was prettily dressed in
a brown traveling suit and was at
tended by her sister. The groom wore
a dark suit of serge and John Ernster,
his brother, was his attendant.
The bride is the eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Malget of
Graceville, and is a very popular
young lady in that city. She has
grown to womanhood in Graceville
and has a host of admirers. She is a
young lady of many compiish
"Hank" is well known in our city
and needs 110 introduction. He is a
fine industrious man and numbers his
friends by his acquaintances.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Ernster departed 011 an extended
wedding trip through Iowa ind Colo
rado. They will be at home after Feb
ruary Sitli, at their farm in Enterprise
The Standard joins with their num
erous friends to wish them happiness
throughout their wedded life.
The many friends of Miss Winne
fred Bates and Mr. Arthur Tew were
pleasantly surprised this week when
they received the news that they had
quietly boarded the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul, gone to Minneapolis,
and were united in solemn wed-lock.
As it is known now: For some time
cupid has had sway over the destines
of these two young people, which was
faintly suspected by their friends.
But their sudden departure on Satur
day, Jan. 10th, which was soon fol
lowed by the news ot their marriage,
was quite a complete surprise.
Neither ot this young couple need
any introduction. They are both home
products and have a countless num
ber of friends, in and around Sisse
The bride is the daughter of Mrs.
Anna Bates, formerly of this city.
She is possessed with a sunny dispo
sition and accomplishments that
make her a particular favorite among
The groom is the son of L. W. Tew
liked by all the boys, and the people
in general. He is a veteran of the war,
having been of Roberts County's first
to be wounded«!n the fight tor Demo
Since recovering from his wounds,!ou
"Tewie" has been engaged in farm
ing and dealing in automobiles.
M'fss Bates has been the efficient
cashier at the Palace Cafe.
They have chosen their old town
as the place of their future abode
and will make their home in the
house formerly occupied by Miss
Bates and her mother.
The Standard heartily joins in
wishing them a future ot happiness
large enough to fill the years of their
Kivst National Bank
Between -thirty and forty ot the
stockholders ot tho First National
Bank held their annual meetinp in
the bank building Wednesday. The
First National Bank is a homo institu
tion, all the stock holders being at
at home in Roberts County. Atter
the usual dividends ot the pros
perous year were declared, the fol
lowing board of directors and officers
Board tot Directors: John Nergaard
Andrew Okeson, Knute Tasa, John
Meland, J. A. Riekert, S. K. Olberg,
John Butala, Howard Babcock and
H. S. Morris.
Officers: J. A. Riekert, President:
H. S. Morris, Vice President S. K.
Olberg, Casnier John Butala, Asst.
After all business was disposed of
they adjourned to the Masonic Hall
where a luncheon was enjoyed by all.
Local I'oultrymen Capture S. C. Bull
At the Gold and Silver show ot the
west, held at Montevedio, Minn., the
Buff Orpingtons ot Messrs. Ed Ben
nett and Ohas. Mullen made a clean
eweep taking the following prizos:
Hens—1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes.
Pullets—1st, 2nd and 3rd prises.
Coclterale—1st and 2nd prizes.
SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA. J, A11V 1«, 1920
Legion, we are glad to'submit the fol
lowing article from the New York
World. The World is probably ths
most prominent organ ot the Demo
cratic party in the country. If an •at
tempt of boycott is going to be made
on the Standard, it seems that we
should put the Legionaires of New
York wise to the fact that there is
also an enemy in their cam p.
A statement issued by the Gover
nor of Washington may fairly be ac
cepted as a barometer of the hysteria
and the official incompetence that
have revealed themselves since the
Generali« affair. The Goveri or says:
"That the fair nametof Washing
ton may not b? further smirched
that this State may be a safe place
for all law-abiding people that our
government may not be weakened by
a cankerous growth, fostered and
nourished or even permitted here, I
admonish and request all to whom
this is addressed to stamp out Bol
shevism, I W. Wism and all other
This may serve very well as a
sample ot Northwestern rhetoric, but
what the State of Washington plainly
needs is an administration ot gov
ernment that has brains enough to
deal with a murder case according to
due process of law.
It is not a crime to be a member of
the I. W. W., which is a radical labor
organization that has been in exis
tence for a great many years and that
is seeking to overthrow the present
wage system, Nor is it a crime in it
self to be a Bolshevik. When a Cov
of this city and is well known and well «rnment begins to arrest Everybody Stavig Bios., attached as local agents.
1J1 Jt 1.-- ,, 1 ... *.C81I CnoMod nf k/v.'n» ... 1
If it really is the judgment of the A general order, issued trom A. E.
majority of the members ot Edward F. Headquarters to the army of occu
Otto Post, that the Standard has pation^in Germany contained ail urg
shown itself to be an enemy ot the
Tlie Grave Danger of It All
(New York World)
According to dispatches trom Seat
tle, nearly 200 men "suspected ot be
ing members of the Industrial Work
ers of the World" have been arrested
in raids following the armistice day
shooting at Centralia and have been
held in jails in various cities and
towns in the Northwest.
At Spokane, fifty-two persons have that tor which they had been fighting
been convcted in police court on to maintain.
charges ot "criminal syndicalism",
whatever that means.
suspected of being a member of the Stavig Bros. have Wormed us that
Industrial Workers of the World"
and a Governor can think of no better
way of running down a murderer
than to beseech his State to "stamp
Bolshevism, I. W. Wism and ail
tion, or anything but plain .nurder
There is testimony now which goes to
show that they were not even pre
meditated, but resulted from a con
flict between members ot the I. W. W.
and some of the marchers who foil
out oi line and attacked the I. W. W.
In either event the authorities of
the State of Washington are not con
fronted with a conspiracy to over
throw government but with a viola
tion ot the penal code, and offiical
lawlessness is a sorry antidote to in
dividual lawlessness. Murders are
committed by individuals, not by or
ganizations, and guilt is a very per
In spite ot the poses ot professional
politicians and platform orators,
there is no Bolshevik agitation, which
is mainly rhetorical, and the I. W. W.
leaders are trying to capilalize in
dustrial discontent for the benefit of
their peculiar economic theories. But
the American people are not tools
and they have not gone crazy. They
do not need a nurse to take tl em to
work in the morning and bring them
home at night lest they be corrupted
by the seditious doctrines of soap box
orators. They have a great deal more
sense than the pliticians who are
worrying about the quality ot their
Americanism, and whenever they are
put to test they prove if.
"The tolly and incapacity ot bung
ling politicians intrusted with the res
ponsibiltles ot government present a
much graver danger to the country to
day than all the wild words, all the
wild agitators. It is only when gov
ernment begins to break down under*
the. .weight of lie own Stupidity that
tl»e people"e^ia Ith is shaken in their
seditious doctrines," the adm'inistra
tion of the law is in a bad way in
that particular section of the- coun- built up a liberal patronage and the
Shocking as they were, the armis-|ing patronized to a greater extent as
tice day murders at Centralia were j.they continue in business, is good
not rebellion or revolution or sedi- proof that they have conducted their
WORLD'S OI'IXIOX OVItTKSY •I. H. Xergaiml and Family Write
ent reSiinder that the American sol
dier was. at all times, to show his
good bringing up by being courteous
even to the natives of the occupied
territory. In some cases it was a
difficult oider to follows. Many Ger
mans cfni'lil not bear the idea of be
i:'o the authority of a bunch of
uncivilized Americans, as they styled
the doughboys. But the earnest at
tempt that was made by the Ameri
can .soldiers to treat the civilian
populat'Uui with fairness and courtesy
soon changed the attitude ot these
skeptics and the Americans were
soon known as the peers of the allied
armies to them.
Even the German prisoners were
treated with a courtesy, on the whole,
that will commend itself to the bright
pages of our future history. It was
evpedient for us, for those very peo
1 pie, wlho had been our antagonists,
I would -Vtivk willingly to overthrow
This method has proved'to be the
most'..acceptable, in all instances
where we are forced to mingle with
The' present fight for political
supreiÄicy. is one in which the pro
cess o'c being coutreous, should com
mend itself to all conserned. It is not
necessary for either ot the many
factions, striving for political victory,
to treat their adversaries with any
less amount of courtesy, than if they
had collaborated on the main issues.
It will prove detrimental to both
parties, if a leaguer scoffs and jeers
at a dyed in the wool reactionary—
and visa versa.
The best that can be said of such
actions, is that they are superficial
and have no place in the mind of a
If.devil, himself, should some
early mprn, knock at the gates ot
heaven, I can't believe but that he
would be given a Good Morning,
before being denied admittance.
in last week's issue of the Standard
a quarter page ad by the Twin City
Fur Coat and Robe Co., appeared on
jthe second page, with the firm name
there was yo authority on the part
the above named firm to run such an
advertisement, with their name at
fact that their place of business is be-
business on a small-tprofit basis, and
any such attempt to injure .• local
store, should be treated with indiff
erence by the people of the city and
1 Card of Tluuiks
We wish to express our sincere
thanks to the dear friends at Sisse
ton and vicinity, for their sympathy
and the many kindnesses shown in
our late bereavement.
Mrs. K. N. Rudfe and children.
To meet an'old friend you fiaven't
Seen for forty-tour years is an enjoy
able experience according to G. O.
Kivley. Down at Northfield, Minn, in
the year of »1876 Mr. Kivley had a
Very good friend. At the installation
ot Rev. Viang last Sunday, Mr. Kiv
ley's old friend, President N. Boe of
the Norwegian Church was undoubt
edly as much, surprised as Mr. ftiv-i
ley, that «Iter 44 years they should
meet again: Mr. Kivley says that the
time was too short to allow the» t«
«over all their old mutual experiences
but the meeting was worth a lot
The adventistment was a misrepvc
sentat ion and should be discredited, very long between each new ship go
The fact that Stavig Bros, have Ing in the water.
Mrs. Olson of the mmercial an* I hope it will continue so. Will
Hotel will begin serving meals again close with the vt ry best ot wishes tQ
beginning next Monday. °,ur,s Mends in Dakota.
A skating party was held at August! J. H. Nergaard and Family.
Nelson's Wednesday evening, attur I
which an oyster supper was served. Story
One ?0 lb. Steel Fori: Saddle .nd
Bridle for sale at V. A. Smith's Har
ness Shop. Saddle, Bridle and Quirt
County Agent Buchanan has gone
to Wisconsin from where he will
ship a herd of dairy cows to be dis
tributed among the farmers ot Rob
63 So. Magnolia Ave.
Long Beach, Cai.
Jan. S, 1920.
To our Friends in and around Sis
scton: To let you all know that we»
have gotten to Sunny California, as
you all know we left Sisseton Oct.
We stayed in Denver, Colo, eight
days, Salt Lake City one day and San
Francisco one day. Mr. and Mrs. Mas
singham remained there with their
son Paul: We came on to Los Angeles'
where we met Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Oottingham. Then came here to Long
Beach, where we met Mrs. Hill and
daughter. Then began the hunt for
some place to live, which only took
•three days. Altlro profiteering is not
as bad here as in South Dakota, they
get after the tourists around here on
We are all feeling"well and well
pleased with this country. Tho wa
had one slight frost that touched
string beans and potato vines in
blossom. The weather is extra nice.
It's a little cold ecenings after the
sun goes down, but every day is just
like the nicest June day in South
Flowers and shrubs are in blossom
and orange trees loaded with fruit
which sure is a sight. We have been
out some where tliore were miles and
»miles of orange and lemon groves and
its a sight to see how beautiful they
We were to Pasadena New Years
day to a Rose-Carnival and the beau
ty of their floats were that they were
all made from fresh cut roses and
.flowers of all kinds. I will not at
tempt to explain for I have never
imagined anything so grand.
At Pasadent we met August Red
etzke from Browns Valley, who is
living In Los 'Angeles. He looks the
same as he has for the last twenty
I think Long Beach is an Ideal
place to live in. It is built up for
tourists and everything is done to
entertain them. They have the great
est assortment of amusements that I
'have heard of, and the place itself is
The ocean here is never rough as
it is protected on the south by the
Catalina islands and on the west bjj
a range of hills.
We have been out on the battle
ships lying in the harbor and were to
Fort McArthur and saw them prac
tice with their "little" fonriteen inch
cannons. I have seen the launching
of new ships in the ship yards here,
of which there are three, and it's not
There is v. great deal of work go
ing on here at present. They are build
ing all over the city, mostly new
'apartment houses. Still thousands of
people leave here because they can
get no place tö stay, and property
here is very high.
They claim there is over fourty
thousand tourists at the present time.
They have come from every state in
the union, ot which half are from
Iowa and a great many from South
J. J. Batterton and wife are at Up
land, Cal. at the present time. Mr.
Batterton was here and got partly
promised rooms and will be here to
live as soon ns he gets a place to stay.
I see by tho paper that the weather
has been good back in Dakota of late
Here's to vx.vHl driller friend
With a ud and a strong back
His ways 1 1 never mend -'J
For his head v, j*d like a tack/
Here's to the- well drillers lifo
All filled with water and dirt
He will never have wi
All lie can do is fiir
Holes he must always punch
And work his six hour shift.
Gobble down his mddtaight lunch
And go to relieve the other shifit.
Drill rods he must always stew -t
Pipes he always screw,
Chug-Chui., must always hear,
Oh, he is crazit than a Jew.:
Friend, once I was a free lad,
And Just as sane as you.
A driller's story is very ead,'^.^S-j
For: now I am crasy too. AMiW
Editor's Note— Anyone wortting
for Oov. Norbeckl|.ltable to bea!
.ted in that way.
«»»Operation and the League
Believers in farmer co-operation
will do well to mark the man who
talks wildly of a conflict between co
operation and the platform ot the
Nonpartisan league, and marking him
closely they will see a snake in ths
grass. For it is difficult to overstate
the advantages co-operation would
have were this program enacted into
law and farmer-labor officers in ths
position to administer them.
Let us take one ctffe—state- owned
terminal elevators. "Terrible blow to
co-operation," declares the anti-farm
er agitator. The farmers ot the
Northwest, after years ot co-operative
struggle, have one important termin
al elevator. The expense ot financing
a terminal elevator is great and the
private elevator interests, with their
banks, set up many obstacles. And it
the formers were to pay tor all the
sacrifice, all the unpaid-tor effort
that went into setting up this success
ful terminal elevator, they would be
behind tor years to come.
On the other hand, suppose tha
state had erected this terminal ele
vator and furnished terminal eleva
tor service at cost. Co-operative grain
growers would then be able to follow
their grain through to the final sale,
just as they do now, without the great
capital investment. All the capital
that the co-operative farmers would
then need would be capital tor their
local elevators and money to finance
their grain movements. oks like a
great enemy ot co-operation, doesn't
Co-operative grain handling has
had great success in western Canada,
and it is not generally realized that
not only the terminal elevators but.
the local elevators ot these co-opera
tors were built with funds advanced
by the state. They were thus ible to
start large-scale operations quickly.
State warehouses tor potatoes,
poultry, apples and other jominodi
tiea would enable co-operators to be
gin and continue business with only
sufficient capital to finance actual
movement of goods. This Would cer
tainly be a great "blow" to co-opera
New Pastor Installed
On Sunday the 11th of January,
the installation of the Rev. C. S,
Vang took place at the Goodwill Lu-,
the ran church of gibieton and Saron
churches. Rev. Vani »vas installed by
President N. Boe of Sioux Falls. The
installation at Sisseton began at
10:30 o'clock a. m. The Installation
at Saron began at 3 p. m. Ait both
places, there were crowds that pack?
ed the churches.
The coming ot Rev. Vang to serve
the congregations ot these churches iq
a great point ot progress in the
church life of the community. Rev.
Vang brings with him an experience
of long faithful service as a minister
of the Gospel. He has been pastor of
the Zion Lutheran Church ot Chica
go tor eight years. During that time
he built a new church, increased the
congregation and received the high^
est praise from the, members ot his
We predict that Rev. Vang's efforts
here will be attended, by the same
success as has followed him hereto
On January 9, 1920, Miss Clara
Schocker and Edward Cotton, both,
Ortley, were united in marriage
.Lustice Prindivi'lle's office, Justice
1 imliville officiating.
Tho Standard wishes them much,
hai.p'ness through" their wedded life.
On Tuesday at the Goodwill Luth
eran parsonage occurred the mar
riage of Miss Albentina Pearson of
Rosholt to Mr. Herman Hero ot Ros
liolt, Rev. Vang officiating.
The Standard joins to wish them
a happy wedded life.
GOOD WILL LUTHERAN
(C. S. Vang, Pastor. Tel. 326)
Morning Services in Norwegian
next Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock:
Sunday School and Bible Class at*
Luther League at 6:46. p. in.
English service Sunday evening at
A hearty welcome to altv
Sfcron Lutheran Ohuroh wttl
ite annual congregational meeting
Mtondav afternoon. ^Mutato i»thr
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