Saturday afternoon Oct 3rd there will be a matched game of ball between
the old men of Fair bank and the old men of Okobojo at the Lewiston
school house, also a pie social in the evening for the benefit of the M.
E. Church. They say there are no fools, like old fools, so if you
want to see some fun and have a good time you had better be
Sept. 24, 1903 -
Pie Social and Ball Game
was quite well represented on Old Settlers day the following is a
partial list: Messrs I. M. Dotson, D. Lynott, F. Sutherland, W.
Moore and Bay Lytle: Mesdames Lytle and Edson; Misses Grace Samuels,
DeEtte Lytle, Cora Dotson, Icaphine Bunch, Letta Schauk and Daisy Latta.
morning of the day set apart for the annual gathering of the Old
Settlers Association dawned without a cloud after six weeks of almost
continuous rain. The gathering was a notable one, it being the
20th anniversary of Sully county. Not as large a number gathered
as usual, owing to the necessity the farmers were under to make use of
every fair day that may occur. [Some words are obscured here
by the fold of the paper] was a fair delegation from Pierre most of whom
came up every year to assist in this annual festival.
The heavy crops of the year made every one feel jubilant and a more
enjoyable occasion has never been held.
The new faces of the new residents was a pleasing and hopeful feature of
the celebration, a forerunner of the many new faces that will be added
to this company each year as the days rush on into the future.
The absent faces touched the tender cords of remembrance of those who
were among the throng last year some of whom have passed over the great divide,
others gone into other fields neither better nor fairer.
the merry dinner hour the feature of the afternoon was the address Hon.
C. E. DeLand, who came to supply the place of Duane Robinson who was unavoidably
detained by other business. Nothing of greater interest could have
been brought before our people. Mr. DeLand reviewed the History of
Sully Co. and the state from the earliest recorded date 1739, when Le
Leur mapped out the trail from the Mississippi to Fort Pierre, down to
the present time, this providing that our history extends much farther
back than any one had supposed.
hearty vote of thanks was extended to Mr. DeLand by the audience, responsive
to their appreciation of the subject.
address of welcome by W. H. Spencer, of Fairbank was filled with
reminiscences of the past parallels as found in the pioneer life of the
other states, and with great hope and faith in the future growth and continued
prosperity of Sully Co.
was ably responded to by Mr. Mitchell, who tho a resident for eh county
but a year has proven himself in touch with the best interest of Sully
Co. and of the true Dakota spirit. He paid the people of Okobojo
and Sully Co. a just tribute of appreciation of the royal welcome he
received as a stranger upon his coming, the welcome extended to every
worthy man or woman who may decided to make Sully Co. his home.
business meeting consisted mainly of the lection of the officers for
Mrs. V.M. McGall--V. Pres,
was voted to hold the next meeting at Onida at the call of
President. Upon motion, meeting adjourned, after which the Field
sports place according to program.
principal feature of the sports was the game of ball between the Onida
and Okobojo teams which was won by the
Okobojo nine by a score of 14 to 27, The
horse race was won by the Alman horse of Peoria bottom. The pony race by
Earnest Garrett. The foot race by Joe Marso, of Harrold. The boys
race by Harry Persson, The Little boys race by Keneth Mateer.
In the evening the largest dance
of the season was held. The Peck orchastry was here, giving the
best of music. On the whole the meeting was a great success.