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^hows Hrl|l«'sm». of Kamier* and
Laborers l-'iiihtim tin* Present
Kiuaiiria I combine-
Thoroush Organization
•. Forces.
of Their
Noth withstanding che threaten
ing storm in the ey.rl part of
Wednesday evening tin- Leagut
meeting held at Peever «'a attend
ed by a targe crowd of enthusiastic
Air. Emil Sudan was the speakei
of the evening, and talked for al
most three hours on the pier-eut
system of graft and economics as
they affect those who labor and
I-roduce. About 300 citizens paid
c-ttention to the speech, and gave
evidence of an untiring enthusiasm
in the economic reformation of tlu*
,-tate and nation.
In his discussion. Mr. Sudan
cnoted government statistios show
ing the tremendous losing that the
present system inflicts upon the
farmer. He produced evidence ic
•-'aow that the fanner was victimiz
ed to the extent of the ratio of about
Sto 1 compared to the reward
reaped by the manipulator. As a
remedy he proposed the prog ran}
of the Nonpartisan League, and laid
particular stress upon the import
ance of the ballot in bringing about
the much needed reform.
After Mr. Sudan had finished hi
talk, questions were called for. A
lively interest was manifest in this
part ot the program, both Leaguers
and those opposed indulging in ex
pressing and exchange of views.
The meeting was held in the open
air, and on account of the beautiful
evening it was possible to holi"
forth in fine style.
Mr. Sudan drove to Sisseton tlu
same evening and from there lu
went to New Effington. where
similar meeting was held yesterday
Knee Deep Hail
at White Lake
Mitchell. S. D.—Hail so large and
sharp that it pounded into build
ings and fences with the force of
a thousand sledge hammers, tore
cut wild grass by the roots, mowod
down and swept away patches of
alfalfa and corn, pierced wooden
bushel baskets worn as hats and pil
ed ice in knee deep drifts is the
story brought to Mitchell recently
by J. P. Tschetter, state hail adjust
er, who has returned from a trif» to
White Lake, Sticknev and other
hail struck localities near here.
.Mr. Tschetter was adjusting
claims of damage done by the heavy
hail storm which struck the sections
of this territory on July 1. Farm
ers who were in Mitchell from the
vicinity of Sticknev reported losses
which ranged from 25 per cent tr
totals as he result of storms that
battered several farms south of
Ktickney Thursday night.
Turns Field* Into Mud
Not a spear tf alfalfa nor a stalk
•of corn is left in the patches on the
Henry Muller farm sis miles north
White Lake, on which more dam
age was done by the storm of July
than on any other place visited by
'Mr. Tschetter.
Hail storms as large as fists, sonu
disc-shaped and sharp, hammered
down steadily for 35 minutes, Mr
Muller said In describing the storm
The ice deluge criss-crossed back
and forth over the fields four times
he said, completely tearing out a
large part of the crop.
Poundi* Cattle Raw
Over one hundred young ducks,
150 chickens, a number of young
turkeys and eight hogs, caught in
the storm, were killed. Cows in
the pasture during the downpou:
•men so badly battered by .the sharp
crystal* that their backs were if uv
of sores for days. They were s*
raw afterward that it was necessarv
to keep them covered with clothes
to keep the flies off.
I es l$aket a.- Head Armor
'Mr. Muller was in the barn when
the storm struck. Placing a busln'
basket over his head he started foi
the house. Hail stones fell wi'h
such force that they broke through
the wooden helmet. striking Mr
Muller on the head. After the fury
of the hail had abated members ol
r. uller's household waded
through drifts of ice almost to thei
Fence Post* liatiered
Fence posts on the .Muller farm
.Mr. Tschetter says, look as if they
had been pounded with hammer-.
The house and outbuildings a
are marked with deep cuts made
the huge chunks of ice. Sunflow
ers. the blossoms of which were a
large as small plates were flattened
to the ground as if they had bee
mowed down with a scythe. Screen.
on the house .were slashed full,
Worst Storm He Ever Saw
Although Mr. Muller is past sixty
years of age he declared that th-?
hail was the worst thut he has ever
On the Fred Moeller farm, als.-
near White Lake, stock and chick
ens were not killed, but the fiie'.ds
were swept clean and the crop is a
total loss.
North of Plankington the ha
storm was light and damage claim
average only about 10 to 20 pet
cent. The storm also struck light
Iv near Pukwana. where from 10 '.(
25- per cent of the crop was dam
Crop.* I'ii»»* West of Here
From White Lake to Chamber
lain. Mr. Tschetter declared. th
crops are the finest that he has seer
in the state. He said that he be
lieves them to be "the most wonder
ful prospects in South Dakota."
Such is not the case near Stick
uey, Mr. Tschetter reported. Ther
the crops are in a very bad shape
he said. Hail which struck seven
or eight miles northwest of Stickne
July 1, caused a number of tota'
losses. Southwest of Sticknev thi
losses were lighter. averaging
around 10 to 20 per cent.
The crops there are poor too, Mr
Tschetter said. Two-thirds of tlu
stand is drowned out by excessive
rain. Water, the overflow' of
small lake swollen by rain, still cov
ers the roads. For a distance of
ten feet the horses hitched to the
buggy in which he was -driving
through the country Friday, had t(
swim through water 12 feet deep.
Friends Surprise
Mr. and Mrs. W.
Wilson Tuesday
Tuesday, July 20th, being the
25th wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Wilson, about sev
enty of their friends unexpectedly
gathered at S o'clock at their home
to help them celebrate the event.
They brought with them cakes of
every description and size. A shor'
program was given, consisting of
music and speeches. Several beau­
tiful solos were rendered by Mrs.
Tarvick and Mrs. Vang. A short
talk was given by Rev. Vang, and a
poem narrating their walk through
life was read by Mrs. Andrew Tor
vick. In a few well chosen words,
Mrs. Tarvick then presented Mr.
and Mrs. Wilson with a purse of
silver as an expression of esteem.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson each respond
ed with words of thanks.
After a dainty lunch was served,
consisting of cakes, ice cream and
coffee, the friends departed, wish
ing the couple more years of happy
wedded life.
Alec Murray of iPeever came tip
to drive bis car back which was re
paired in .a Sisseton garage.
Wedding July 5th
atOrtonville, Minn
On Thursday. July Mr. Fred
Remuiul of thi? city and Miss Carlie
Stapleton of Corona, were united in
marriage at Ortonville. Mr. Re
nuind has been in Sisseton since
last winter. During the time hp
has been a resident of this city, h
has made a score o! friends who are
congratulating him on the ini!
event. Before locating here. Mr
Remund lived in Wiiniot. where
he is well acquainted an has i
lar?e circle of friends.
•Miss Stapleton is the daughtel
of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stapleton oi
Corona Not knowing tier, we can
nut say more than that the fact M:
Remund is her choice, is a monu
ment to her good judgment.
«They are spt-udina their honey
moon at Foster. Ortonville and oth
er towns in that section of the coun
The Standard, with a large num
ber of friends from here, wish them
a wedded life of happiness.
Tells Beauties of
the South Dakota
Black Hills Region
Pierre.—-The Black Hills section
of the state is si
a:', tag out an invita­
tion to the people of the country
and the same also is beiug supplied
from the state immigration commis
sioner's office ic Pierre to all whc
care to ask for the same.
The invitation is in the form ol
a 32-page color booklet containing
100 of the Black Hill's choicest
views and describing many of th-:
region's attractions.
The book is the result o* a co-op­
erative effort betweeu the commer
cial clubs of the Hills and the Immi
gration department, and the imita
tion written by the commissioner of
immigration is made personal to th':
reader, and is:
IVak Among Highest
"Highest between the
and the Himalayas.
peak? lift rock crests
Black Hills
in intimate
greeting to the sun and stars.
"The Sioux, who held them sac
red. said Paha thills) Sapa Black,
and they remain Black Hills—
though undervalued by the nanii.
Purple Mountains is more true, foi
pines and blue spruce and gray
granite give the deep purple of
ripe plum.
"A yellow magnet drew the ad
venturous to the Black Hills pros
pects only a short time ago. Rich
lodes of gold invited the quest of
world's avarice. The Indians bade
a forced and sad farewell to the
shadowy trails, the tumbling
streams, -where gamy trout still
snap the angler's fly the runway:
to cold springs, where deer yet slake
thirst the sentinel crags guarding
canyon depths unlit by sunshine.
"Today the Hills are still more
beautiful, more inviting than resort
famed in many lands. The whit
man recognized the work of thi
Great Spirit, who held the Indian
love and has given the touch which
opens it to the traveler.
"Long after the railroad broughi
comfort, after the gold began tc
pour its yellow stream through mod
ern machinery, ca«te the improves
highway, circling the Black Hills
winding in and out among its moun
tain wonders, connecting delightful
camp grounds beside cool stream-
These scenes offer charm not equal
ed elsewhere.
Romantic Playground*
"They are the playgrounds of thr
north central states and the gate
always open. From north, south
east and west, the railways and high
ways lead to the Black Hills and
their hospitable people, who rejoict
to share the rich bounties which na
ture has given them."
The tourist travel to that favore'
section increases every year, anc
the seeker for outiag places wil
find that the Hills have something
to'Offer him in the line he. seeks
he will ask for this book de?oribin
what.-they have to

M. i. Hn., ami i-
Known to Larjee Number
South Dakota
A great many ex-soldiers will
read, with pride, the news of tlu
appointment of Carleton F. McNalij
as assistant to the new city attor
ney of St. Paul. He served as
lieutenant in the 340 M. G. Bn
•S9th division, which was made ui
mostly of South Dakota men. Thi
section. Of the state had a particular-j
ly large number of men this com
pany, and for this reason, the ar
ticle below should be interesting
news. "Mack." was a great favoriti
among the men he commanded, in
fact, a prince, and the news of hi*
success as an attorney will
heartily applauded by them.
(From" St. Paul Daily News!
Carleton F. McNally. attorney
with offices at 909 Commerce build
ing, a veteran of the recent war. to
day was appointed first assistant
city attorney.
Athur E. Nelson, city aftorney
elect. anounced the appointment, tc
become effective with the change of
administration in the office. Aug. 10
J. A. Burns is the present .incum
bent of the office. •,
Others Not Named
Mr. Nelson said he had not decid
ed upon the men for the othei
places on his staff, and could not
say Whether present holders of these
positions would be retained.
Mr. McNally was graduated at the
St. Paul College of Law and was ad
mitted to the bar in 1910. Immedi
ately before and after admittancf
he was employed in the office of T.
D. O'Brien, and later was a membe
of the law firm of Daugherty & Mc
as a l,ieut«*nant
He is a member of Carleton post
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and
member of St. Paul Post No. 8. Am
erican Legion. He served as a lieu
tenant with the 340th machine gun
company, S9th division, at St. Mi
hie!, the Argonne and in a niunbe
of minor drives.
Formerly he was secretary of tlu
Ramsey County Bar association and
is past grand knight. St. Paul coun
cil. Knights of Columbus. He
married and has two children. He
lives at 281 Nelson ave.
Robert Lowrie and
Miss Hilda Hopp
Married July 19
On Monday, July 19 the marriage
of Mr. Robert Lowrie. Jr.. of this
city, to Miss Hilda Hopp of Browns
Valley- occurred at the Methodist
church. Rev. Butterfield officiated.
They were attended by Adelbert
Peterson and Miss Ruby Arrow
I .smith.
I Mr. Lowrie is a very estimable
young man. and is well known and
has a large number of friends ir
and around Sisseton. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lowrie of
this city.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Hopp, who resid?
south of Browns Valley, and altho
she is not well known in this city,
she is spoken of by those who know
her as a young lady of accomplish
ments and personality.
They will make their home in
The Standard joins their friends
in wishing them a life full of happi
ness and prosperity.
Redelm.—Crops south of here
were damaged from 25 to-50 percent!
by a hard hail »torm, which swept
a path through, the-moat .fertile re
gion in this part of the county.
Wedding at Clark
Surprises Friends
The latest surprise is that
.Air. Eruest Liebensteiu has gone
and got married. "Lieb'' always
was singular for keeping things to
himself. He annouuced about a
week ago. that he was going to tak
a trip. Hut no one suspected him oi
taking the eventful step. But soon
a message came that Lieb was utii-
,r' I ted marriage to Mis? Florence
in M. lin., ami i- Well Bedell of Clark, at the home of her
parents in Clark.
Mr. Liebensteiu has been a resi
dent of Sisseton for some years. He
is one of those big. good natured
fellows, with a million dollar pei
sonality. and is liked accordingly
He has been connected with the
McGowa: Lumber Company of this
We are informed that Mr. ani
Mrs. Liebenstein will not return ti
Sisseton. but have arranged to take
charge of a large store in Rockford
Iowa, which is one of the store
owned by Mr. Liebensteiu and
Congratulations and best wishe-
from the Standard.
Sisseton Ball Team
at Eden Sunday
was disbanded, we
but by the way the home talent
players are doing things it looks a^
though there was still a goodly
amount of material and enthusiasm
•left for a continuation of what has
been done on the diamond. Last
Sunday the home boys, having been
extended an invitation by the team
of Eden, repaired to that town, and
bats, gloves and uniforms were once
again in evidence. This game was
supposed to have been a contest be
tween home players exclusively, and
so it was. But before the game had
were afloat that Sisseton had a sal
aried battery, that their pitcher was
nu arrival from Minneapolis. And
it was some time before the Eden
boys could be convinced that the
said pitcher was nobody else than
Jim Davis. But Eden should not be
blamed for thinking that way. for
we have a number of such baseball
performers right here in town and
with a small part of the funds tlml
is used up on outside material, ap
pled to the ntaintainence of a real
home team, composed of home boys,
Sisseton could muster enough good
baseball material for a real home
It may be too late for any pro
nounced effort for more baseball
this season, but this bunch of boyv
would be good material for a good
aggregation for the next season.
The outcome of the first gam'
resulted in favor of Sisseton. 6 to 4.
Davis and Melvin Christianson com
posed the battery. The secon
game which was also played at Eden,
resulted in a 3 to 1 victory for Eden.
The same battery presided. They
are arranging a game to be played
at Sisseton on Sunday, August 1.
The present indications are that
we will reap a bountiful harvest
and it is the period of the year when
man receives reward for his year's
labor. On the bounty of this har
vest the prosperity of our state
largely depends. All who are in-/
terested in tthe harvest should be
interested in "The Lessons of the
Harvest." which will be the subject
of the Sunday morning service. The
hour is 10:30 and you are cordially
We are all familiar with the old
saying ''the best is none too good,"
and in our getting we like to get
the best. Do we really want the
best of life? Come and hear "The
Best of Life." Sunday evening at
8:00 P. M.
salaried team
thought that
When Sisseton's
had ended for the season:
The early 3own grain will yield
the heaviest this year, according to
:the reports of those who bare exam
ined the condition of grain In this
vicinity. The earlier Wh^at has
passed .danger of rust
No. 5
O. Kl'HAllWS HI 8
(l O 8
Insist- There Should be a Fair ami
Complete Test of the .Pri
mary l»iw
This is to inform you that the of­
ficial state machine has taken steps
to kill the primary election law
again, after it has been sustained
by a direct vote of the people three
times, and despite the fact that the
law has only been half tried out.
a a
form of debates required under the
law between the nominees for gov
ernor on tbe democratic and repub-,
lican tickets on the paramount is
sues between the two party plat
forms. to help create an intelligent
public opinion, -will not take plac
until September and October. There
should be a fair and complete test
of the law. The Norbeck-McMaster
administration is to btame. It is an
evidence of ill will. Individuals dis
closing ill will should have no offi
cial part in the government. Gov
ernor Norbeck and McMaster both
attacked tbe primary law during
the primary election campaign. Up
on convening of the legislature in
special session their friends rushed
through a bill for an act to repeal
the people's primary law by submit
ting the machine primary law to a
vote at the coming November elec
tion. Although the machine pri
mary law contains fifty-two sec
tions, it was rushed through the
senate in a few hours. It stands to.
reason that it could not have been
carefully considered. It is bad. Its.
purpose is to create confusion and
minority rule and take the very life
of the people's primary law by stop-,,
ping required proposals and discus
sion of the paramount issue, so that
the people can not hear both sides.
It kills the spirit of the primary
law. It even stops principles from
being printed oti the primary ballot.
It stops a line up of candidates un
der a principle ballot. It stops rep
resentative convention proposals of
principles and candidates for the
important offices of U. S. Senator,
congressmen and governor. It stop.1
required proposals, by petition oi
representation, of well defined pub
lic policies now required of candi
dates filing for president and gov
ernor. This gives the machine
chance to dodge the issue for the
truth. It is a betrayal of the very
purpose of the primary law.
The machine primary law makes
candidates, instead of principles, the
issue. It reinstates the unseeininf?
personal contest for nominations
proposing candidates for the impor
tant offices of U. S. senator, con
gressmen and governor by petition
only. It reinstates the old conven
tion system to nominate the other
(Continued on page 4)
SPKCIAIjS to be shown at
starring Lockwood.
July 29-30, REVELATION, starring
Aug. 5-6. TOY'S OF FATE, starring
Aug. 12-13, EYE FOR AN EYE,
starring Nazimova.
Aug. 19-20, OUT OF THE FOG,
starring N'azimova.
starring Jack London.
Sept. 2-3. THE BRAT, .starring
Sept. 9-10. A MODEctN SALOiME.
starring Hampton.
Sept. 16-17, LOMBARDI LTD. star
ring Bert Lytell.
Sept. 23-24. FAIR AND WARMER
starring May Allison.
Sept. 30, Oct. 1. PLEASE GET MAR-
RIBD. starring Dana.
The Rev. Fr, Hatpin of MitbanU
was in our city a few "days tke fora
part of the week.-

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