OIL! OIL! OIL!
A Proposition Almost
Too Good To Be True
The Clavspur Oil Company of Osage, Wvo., is offering to
sell shares in their company at $1.00 per share par value
Their proposition is not a wild-cat .scheme, for tliev actually
have the goods. They have at present 3 producing oil wells
and their fourth well is nearly completed. Tliey have 1"G0
acres under lease in three large tracts of land. They have a
large equipment of tools and machinery that goes in the bus
iness of gelling oil. The wells are pumped night and day
machines art: constantly getting more oil. Kvery effort and
all energy i.s being applied to develop the leases for and in
tlie interest fthe company. If you take out a $1.00 share
jnii become a member of the company. This company will be
paving dividends in less than a year and this i.s no mere spec
ulative argument either, for you can figure it out yourself.
Their latest, well, which i.s well No. 3, is producing 1 barrels
per day the wells No. 1 and 2 are producing slightly less for
the reason that they were not drilled deep enough into the
sand. Well No. .'! was drilled in the fall to the depth of the
sand. The depth of the oil sand is 1 4 feet. The oil is selling
for $3.25 per barrel right at the wells, so tigure it out for
yourself and determine whether or not it is a nionev making
No one will be given a corner on the stock or a monopoly
of the business, but. the business will continue to be run in
(lie interest of all of the stockholders. Owing to the present
credit shortage and to the fact that the company desires to
prosecute more rapidly the development of their leases, they
will place their stock on the market in this community. Your
opportunity to invest may be short so do not fail to take ad
vantage of it.
Local Agent Phone 1781 Sisseton, S. D.
1010 and Now
1910 there were approximately 400
thousand cars in the United States.
To operate these cars there was available
a gasoline production of 750 million gal
lons, or, approximately, 1875 gallons per
In 1919 there were more than 7 million
cars and trucks operating in the United
To supply these engines there was available,
according to Bureau of Mines Report, 3 billion,
957 million gallonsof gasoline,or,approximately,
565 gallons per car.
In neither case has consideration been given to
the demand of tractors, stationary gas engines,
or the gasoline required by the arts and indus
tries. Nor havte we considered the large volume
of this product shipped abroad annually.
The above figures are presented so that you
may visualize one of the problems the petroleum
industry has been called upon to solve in the
In 1910 the Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
marketed about 20 percent of the gasoline out
put of the United States, or approximately 150
million gallons. In 1919 this Company sold
•bout 640 million gallons of gasoline, or about
17 percent of the total for that year.
It has been the task of the 7 men who manage
the affairs of the Standard Oil Company (Indi
ana) for the 5124 stockholders, not one of whom
owns as much as 10 percent of the total, to ex
pand the organization not only to keep pace
with, but to keep ahead of the extraordinary and
persistent demand for gasoline.
How well they have succeeded is illustrated
clearly by the fact that in the 10-year period
above mentioned, the Standard Oil Company
(Indiana) has taken leading part in increasing
gasoline production 440 percent, while crude oil
production increased only 94 percent.
Standard Oil Company
910 So. Michigan Ave., Chicago
tar Wart Ms Wi Tarn the Trick
1'Htt SISSETON STANDARD
J. !•. 1
lowers, .Mgr., I.'ditov
Jamew U.tn.sou, Associate l-Niifor
Sintered at the postofhee at Sisseton,
t)'iboi» as secr.nd class m.itter.
Subscription jht year
Fofi^n .'Vivertinint: Rrprenentntive
THE AMKRU'AN I'.-tF-SS ASSOCIATION
WHKX r.\ IS SH'K
When pa is sick .he's scared
An' Ma an' us just holds our breath.
He crawls in bed, an' puffs an"
An' dors all kilitis of crazy stunNr
wants loc. Olds, an' mighty
For when I'a's ill he's awful sick!
He gasps and groans, an' sort o'
He (alks so queers an' rolls' his eye'.:.
.Ma 11 mps an' runs, an' all of. us,
An' a'.l the house is in a fuss,
An' peace an' joy is mighty skeerce
Wlien I'a is si.iik. ..it's something
•WHKX M.\ IS SH'K
When .Ma is sick she pegs away
She's quiet, though, not much
She goes right on a-doiu' things,
An' sometimes laughs, or even
Sht says she don't feel extra well.
Hut then it's just a kind o' spell.
She'll be all right to morrow, sure,
A good old sleep will he the cure.
An' Pa he sniffs an' wakes no kick.
For women folks is always sick.
An' Ma, she smiles, lets on she's
When Ma is .sick it ain't so bad
Norbeck is pledged to the will of
the masters, and can be depended
upon to sign here
The election jusl closed has again
substantiated the claim that P. T.
Hamuli) was SOMK PHILOSOPH
The evidence of machine politics
could hardly be more forcibly dem
onstration than bv sending a man
of Pete Norbeck's caliber to the
United States senate.
Too bad the Courier didn't haw
a few more harangues on Townlev
by J. \V. Hrinton. Two more would
have made at least 1000 more 1
A republican landslide! A full
dinner pail! Industrial slavery.
The republican monarchs have al
ways drove the common herd on
the theory that a well fed ox will
return a greater profit in steaks
than if permitted to develop in front.
The head end of the brute is of no
value except as a funnel through
which to shovel that which they
can not use themselves.
Roberts county, at least, took a
good wallop at republican gang rule,
mob violence and free speech sup
pression at the polls last Tuesday,
and if the rural vote had not been
tied up on account of the storm,
there would have been about four
hundred more voters out to register
their protest. But the towns and
villages have come clean. By their
ballots they have declared them
selves emphatically opposed to the
farmers and the farmers' interests.
This move on the part of thetowna
people has been deliberate, premed
itated and without cause or justifi
cation. They have shown themsel
ves unwilling to meet the farmer
half way. But there is one satis
faction, and that is that the rural
communities have learned beyond
question where the enemy isl^some
thing about his tactics, hltl^hypo
cracy, duplicity and for them to eXT~
pect any favors or support from
this source in their tight for right
and justice is hopeless. These peo
ple have shown their cards, and now
it is up to the farmer.
The election Just, passed has been
the means of placing a new star In*
the great Armament of political his
tory. ft will ever foe known as the
trail-blazer and the renaissance of
true democracy, constitutional gov
ernment. The people of this gov
ernment have been given the .op
portunity to cast their ballots, with
the tacts and issues more clearly
outlined than ever before. They
have been educated through the in
dependent press of the country to
the true conditions of affairs, polit
ically, economically and otherwise,
and we believe that when the votes
are all counted the result will be in
favor of the progressives. This, it
should he understood, notwithstand
ing a campaign in which the oppo
sition has played every conceivable
trick and fraud known to rotten pol
itics and with the hacking of unlim
ited millions to defeat right, justice.
SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
Tlie chief butler the republi
can hoiy of holies can prepare the
pots, the lickers are now ready.
n.-presi.'!il:it ivu government and con
st itiuionai liberties. But \v:iat ta«
pi oi i\ skives ot this have done th-.
ci'.mpai: just, closed call only be
considered as a starter. It has sim
ply open tile way for the real
strtingle \V 11i1•ii will come with the
seating of a president of the United
Stales, and we can't help but be
lieve, with the proper amount of ef
fort on the part of all concerned,
that this will be accomplished four
It will have to be conceded that
this country has been swept the
past four year by one of the great
est waves of political progress ever
witnessed in the history of the tui
tion. and it has gone forth with such
unerring certainty and spread so
rapidly that the old party gangsters,
who thought themselves so well en
trenched. have been caught in the
vortex and taken off their feet, so
to speak. It is the handwriting of
an outraged people, and the inter
pretation is unmistakable.
•National election again next leap
Miss Julia Berge was clerk of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaunaman
have gone to housekeeping on the
Anna Staven farm.
Albert O'Grady has rented his
farm and horses to Willie Chilson.
Miss Freda Holmberg will go to
North Dakota to look after her
The women voters turned out
pretty well for the bad roads on
election day. They voted independ
ent of the old parties.
Spencer Bjelland reports a yield
of 60 bushels of good corn to the
acTe. The land was well manured
Harvey A. Varlaud reports about
50 bushels of corn to the acre.
A ruling was recently made by
the postoffice department that all
mail boxes should be placed on the
right hand side for the carrier, not
on telephone poles or fences. The
government insures the carriers
against accident when on duty. If
this regulation is not complied with
the Department will enforce it.
The snow storm of Monday will
show the owners and tenants wher
ruts should be repaired or burned
If von dont care for the mail car
rier team or man.* please cut the
weeds to show the department that
you appreciate their giving you a
daily mail. If this is not done you
are liable to be deprived of the
privelege of mail service.
Johnny Holmberg is helping
Alfred J. Anderson with plowing in
return for Johnny's help with corn
Dave was the only man who voted
from his own house.
The Young People Society was
held at A. O. Johnson's of this city,
Mr. Rd. Wicks and Otto Loessin
had the misfortune of tipping over
in a Ford car near this city Thurs
day afternoon. Neither one wer-j
The Young People Society was
held at Herman Moen's Sunday af
ternoon. A large crowd was pre
bonis Feigum of this city closed
his store. He is going to Chicago.
Olaf Berstad and family visited
J. K. Johnson's Sunday.
Ralph Peterson of Sisseton visit
ed A. O. Johnson's Saturday and
lHalvor Hanson and family were
visitors at J. K. Johnson's Sunday.
The Farmers mill opened Mon
Florence, Clarence and Clifford
Johnson, Christian Wrolstad and
Ole Hammer were home over Sat
urday and Sunday.
Rev. Erickson's car broke down
west of Effington Sunday afternoon.
Christian Severson, an uncle of Mrs.
tver Hammer, left for Minneapolis
The' Ladies Aid is to be held at
Halvor Hanson's November 4.
Mrs. Herbert Birdsall and daugh
ter. Olive, returned from Minneapo
lis Saturday, where Olive had an
operation for appendicitis. She is
Mrs Albert Dahl returned from
Lidgerwood, where she has been vis
There-are thirty-three pupilfi at
tending the Hammer school.
Washington will be a busy place
for the next few months. All the,
political wire pullers and pie eaters
in the country will be there for
their little hand-out as their portion
for helping turn the trick.
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