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TÜR SISSBTON STANDARD
T. K. Smiley, Mgr., Editor
James Hanson, Associate Editor
totered at the postofflce at Sisseton,
3«. Dakota as second class matter.
Subscription $2.00 per year
President—L. J. Frazior, Nor
Vice President—R. M. LaFol
United States Senator—Tho
mas Ay res, Perkins county.
Congress, first—E. J. Holter,
Congress, second Frank
Congress, third—0. E. Farn
Governor—M. P. Bates, San
Lieut. Governor—C. W. Best,
Secretary oi State—William
Auditor—H. B. Anderson, Mit
Treasurer—J. L. Fritz, Minne
Attorney General—0. M. Bur
ch, Gregory county.
Superintendent of Public In
struction—Miss Alice L. Daley
of Madison Normal.
School and Land Commission
er—E. N. Delapp, Marshall
Railroad Commissioners— Ar
thur J. Anderson of Aberdeen
and Fred Jenewein, Timber
Representative—1. M. W.
Sanders. 2. H, M. Felbum. 3. C.
Treasurer—A. E. Wickard.
w. Auditor—James (Jack) Han
Register of Deeds—Layten
Clerk of Court—J. O. Johnson.
Sheriff—H. H. Baker.
3rain Grading Department Com*
pells Thieves to Restore in
Cash Value of Grain Taken.
"Out. wlit-re the Wvst liMgius," horse
Mi-aliug lii'i-iiiue IUe l'uvorite crime, b*
ltursfs wen» easily hiker. and
lelpetl stviiI I hemsel ves. Willi the fid
fctu of wlieiit-i'iilsing, wlieat-stoiiUug
Mine more into vogue. Hut Hit! stosil
XI« was not nil con
lined t^ the liiirghivs
lio liroke |en the granary or used
ill augur on its wooden \th11s and
'inyved'' the bin for a wagon load In
lite night. Finer methods were devel
oped, particularly by the grain buyers.
I'liey bought wheat, "docked" it for
ither grain that, might, be mixed with
lt—nud kept and sold the dockage,
without paying one cent for it to the
tarmer. Thus a load ef wheat might
two-thirds wheat and one-third ll'ax.
would lie docked—and the
value of the dockage lie actually
wo tor ttmn the value of the wheat!
I'iitf farmers nw Uie sie:u *01111:
liefere their eyes ami finally when
they awoke unci took over the state
lioveri.nieiit they tseil a law requir
ing this dockage Io he paid for and
putting a stale grain grading depart
in charge to ee that the law was
Old Dogs and New Trick».
It is hard lo teach old ilogs new
tricks. The grain buyers hud heeti for
many long years stealing this dock
i.L-e ilia I I hey cuiild not seem to learn
ilic new system, or pay for the grain
ihey received. Hence it came about
I hat the grain grading department lind
•i busy time of ii making the grain
iiiyers put hack wlint they had taken,
rids was done by licensing all grain
buyers and die buyer who refused to
'put it hack" had his license cancelled
•inii could buy no more grain in North
Dakota. Pretty stern medicine—but
absolutely needed as these instances
i\ ill show
What the Records Show.
Herman Marqitard of Walhalla, Is
richer by .] V_'U becau.-e he complained
to the graMi grading department over
Bot getting his dockage.
II. A. I'hargo of Nome, got paid for
•larley that the grain buyer bail taken
N. Kdilie of Norihwood, got $21.76
its the amount due liini 011 dockage on
wheat. His wheat was over-docked.
Stanley Thompson of Ayr. went up
against an old dog who refused to pay
for dockage. The new trick was hard'
to learn but Mr. Thompson got $40.00
II a neat little check.
Win. Ivirehmer of Kenmare, was
«gainst the same proposition. The
•niyer refused to pay for dockage, but
ifter the grain grading department
had written a letter, Mr. Klrchmer
ot satisfactory settlement.
•lohn .1. Nortierg of Tolley. has a
•Tid.fKl check for dockage that never
would have come without a grain grad
ing department. The grain buyer took
no stock in this new fad of paying for
valuable dockage—until be beard that
it was the style now, and being out
t.*f fashion was the same as being out.
Andrew Hollinger of Newville, fig
ured he was getting some pay for his
dockage—but not enough. He took
what was offered him and then sent
in his complaint to the grain grading
department. In the mail box one
morning he found that Santa Clans
had been around and a check for
SI«.42 proved to him that the farmers'
law was working iu its mysterious
way its wonders to perform.
It. Mailand of Nome, had bis barley
docked. Docking of barley is not al
lowed under the law. A letter got the
grain buyer to pay for what he had
taken and stopped docking barley.
Gust. Peterson of Nome, had his
barley docked. When he kicked to
the right place a check came along
for $10.00—just enough to pay Iiis
AVING taken over the^wiring
and electrical supply business
of the Otter Tail Power Co., we wish
to announce to :he people of Sisse
ton, Peever and Wilmot that we
will do all kinds of wiring for light-/
ing, cooking and power, and will
carry a complete line of high grade
We will continue to handle the General Electric
Mazda lamps, the highest efficiency lamp on che
^markejfc. We will also carry the Hotpoiiit Ranges
and heating appliances.
iJ. You can have accurate figures on your wiring re
hjquirements at any time and we will gladly assist
I you in planning the details of your wiring.
the farm home w6 Gave the Delco-Light, also
^£«11 line of appliances fot 32 volt farm-plants.
stores Win the building just recently vaccated
Dr. Robertson, two doors south of the Unique
UMtbre. -p •,
membership—to pay for what
had been wrongfully taken from his
Net for Farmers Only.
It is not only a square ileal for
farmers, this law, though he benefits
inost by It. because lie sells most under
it. Here's a case of an elevator com
pany at Iteyuolds selling to a ilour
mill. The mill was taking fractional
percentages of dockage which is not
allowed. A letter to the mill brought
1 he elevator company a check for
SHS.72. to square up the deal. It is
poor rule and a poor law that will not
work two ways. The grain buyer is
learning that he Is protected when he
is giving a square deal. He is even
protected against bis own errors. If
he gives a higher grade than he should
or miys mpre for dockage than he
shotiRl—he has backing now and can
show Iiis customer that he overpaid
him. It is putting a spirit of confi
dence in the buyer and seller all oyer
the slate and a business that once was
considered a polite and legalized form
of stealing Js now attaining a dignity
that it should long since have held.
KARLV U-1VS IX SISSETON
Here's to the days in Sisseton
When it was a good old town,
The hoboes and the gamblers.
They came for miles around.
P. hen every one played poker
(We drank good whiskey then
For Sisseton wusn't run by women,
'Twas run by real good men.
On evenings we would gather in
And sample Horton's liquor
And listen to blood curdling tales
As told by 'Make the Ripper."
The boys from town would gather
And they woudl sit an* dlisten,
For Jake could out-lie any man
Who ever came to Sisestoii.
Jim Dale would teJl of broncvos wild
That he broke to the saddle
Then Jake would toll of zebras
He rode while herding cattle.
Joe Dinger told some awful tales
And swore that they were true.
Of men he knocked mit with one
They never did come to. 4
Joe Porter was our sheriff then
And digity did prevail,
And if we beat his poker hand
We were sure to go to jail.
Bill Wilson had a livery barn
And had "good rigs for hire."
But after you had driven one
You knew he was a
Old Major played with aces up.
As wise as an old owl,
But when we ran a cold deck in
You'd laugh to hear him howl.
fDoc Howard's gone, that good old
So faithful and so true.'
In Doc's days, we were nevet
Afraid any flu.
Old Papa Hummel came to town
And claimed he was a cook.
But when we looked his record up
We found he was a crook.
Frank Haggerty was around those
To see who he could fool.
But when he got too gay with us
They sent him off to school.
But now the town is all bone dry,
The boys sit round and listen
And wonder where the h— they'll go
And try to wet their whistle.
But, thank Pete, we few who're left,
Who are tried and
^Ve do know whet« to go and get
A drink of good old home brew.
Editor Note:—Don't ibe 59 tight,
Jack, bring a
drink around to us.
Send us your duplicate
sample key. We can
make most any kind: our
prices are from 2.rc up.
ISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
O. A. TORVIK
0. E. LIEN
We have the
The Guaranty State Bank offers service especially
suited to the requirements of farmers during every
season of the year. This undoubtedly accounts, for
the large patronage we are receiving from the farm
ers of this community.
We would be pleased to discuss service requirement
with farmers desiring a helpful banking connection
or present patrons who expect to increase their
farm operations during the year.
GUARANTY STATE BANK
(The Bank of Guaranteed Deposits)
We Have Succeeded In
NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION
occupying the building next door to the old Racket Store for display of our
machine line with a complete line with a competent man in charge. Call
and look over our goods. Buy where your dollar gets the most.
,,We sincerely solicit you you patranage.-
PAULSIEWERT C. R. JORGENSON C. M. PETERSON
R. E. CONE N. C. KLEIN
Kentucky and Monitor
both Single and Double disc
Boss Harrows Lever Harrows
Disc Harrows Harrow Carts
Overland and Paige Automobiles
Successors to 0.8. Opheim
getting the agency for the well known Emerson Farm Machinery and Im
plements for Sessetori territory. This means the well known Emerson Horse
Plows and Tractor Plows as well as other tractor drawn fanji implements. I
We have yet a large stock on hand of machinery made up of various lines
of high grade goods. Consequently to make a clearance of our stock for the
Emerson liue these items will be sold for sacrifice prices. Therefore if you
our looking for bargains in machinery that you may need for spring work it
will pay you to call at our implements place and get our prices.
ompson Hardware & Implement Co,
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