VEILED REFERENCE MADE TO
1916 CAMPAIGN—MAY TRY
*t«FOR A REELECTION.
/V0RDS STIR 4,000 PEOPLE
President Vigorously Defends Hia
Mexican Policy and. Tariff and
Currency Acts and Scores Repub
lican Opponents Ship Bill.
tflwSwm Nonspaper Union Sews 8errtcft
Indianapolis, Ind.—-President Wil
eon Friday voiced what a crowd of
more than 4,000 people assembled
here to hear him make a Jackson day
speech interpreted as a hint that he
might be a candidate for the presi
dency again In 1916, The people
leaped to their feet and cheered until
the president himself raised his hand
and called for quiet.
The president had been discussing
the Mexican Question and referred to
•v. (his belief that he ltnew the tempera
ment and principles of the American
people, adding that he would not be
flit to stay where he was if he did
not understand them. 'x
"There may come'a trifie," he went
"when the American people will
have to Judge whether I know what I
am talking about or not."
There was a slight pause and then
the crowd, which included the mem
bers of the Indiana legislature, jump
ed up and began shouting and cheer
ing. Realising the construction which
.. had been put on his words, the presi
dent held up his hand for silence aiid
"I did not mean to stir up any
thing, That was merely preparatory
to. saying that for at lepet two mpre
years I am free to think I know the
The president spoke briefly of Mex
Ico. He said that the people there
were "entitled to liberty, no matter
how long they take in determining it."
Speaking slowly and carefully, he
declared that "so far as my influence
goes, while I am president nobody
interfere with them."
'mHIg defended the record of his ad*
ministration on the Mexican policy
and the tariff and currency questions
®od declared that a careful examina
tion of the returns from the elections
last November showed that if it had
been a presidential year a Democrat
would have had a majority of about
.-.80,, in the electoral college.'
WAR ON HIGH CO^T OF FLOUR.
^Wcago Grocers and Butchers Are
fjs Up In Arms.
Chife'ago.-—Resolution? calling on
«0ngreB& to place an embargo on the
export of wheat and flour, as well as
on arms and ammunition, it .was an
nounced here, would be introduced at
the next meeting of the Chicago Re
tail Grocers' and Butchers* associa
tion. S, W-esterfield, chairman of the
tradw relations committee of the na
tional association of the retailers,
planned to begin in this manner a
determined fight against the high cost
of flour and incidentally of tome
.j. baked bread.
Leaders on 'change predicted to
iyr$bme instances that if th? price of
wheat wont much higher there would
a general turning to com in place
vi wheat bread, both in this country
and in Europe. Other dealers were
of a contrary opinion and asserted
bakers' complaints were unwar
ranted—that a barrel of flour costing
.17 .would make 275 loaves of bread,
y, tor willed the retailer collected $13,75
5, cents a loaf. Who got the dif
^etssnco Was asked, and the conclusion
/i§^a.8 drawn that wheat was still rela
el he a
«.«?, i.... inn rr^j.v.taa,,
New Orleans Celebrates.
i$ Orleans.—Celebration of the
-'Centenary of peace between: Great
^Britain and the United States was be
here Friday with a salute of twen
y-oae guns, timed to. end 100 years,
moment, after Andrew Jackson,
^triumphed over the British army at
"Chalmette. Other ceremonies of the
three days' celebration included the
'eiiing of a statue of Jackson on
|^the spat where the general had his
greetings between Assia-
Seeretery Peters, of the terasury
department, who is President Wilson's
representative, and the envoy pfJKing
George, Consul Carew-Hunt. jt'X
-^'Leavenworth, Kan.—The rapidity
with whichthey constructed a new
j^cell house at the federal prison was
me of the arguments put forward by
^cj»avteted in the "dynamite conspir
at Indianapolis, who ap
id before the federal parole board
^, Mi)' Neb.—-First steps toward
,||!!?peBtn# the Missouri rivej to traffic
EPITOME OF THE BIG HAPPEN
INGS OF THE WEEK.
TO BE READ AT A 6LANGE
Items, Both Foreign and Domestic!
That Have Interest for Busy Read
ers, Arranged and Classified
foi Their Convenience.
European War News
lu reply to Germany's complaint that
American manufacturers were export
ing dumdum bullets and "riot guns"
for the British army, Secretary Bryan
informed Count Bernstorff at Wash
ington, the German ambassador, that
the manufacturers named had denied
the charge, and asked that the state
department be furnished any evidence
the ambassador might have to sup
port his protest.
Italy has fixed January 10 as the
time limit for Turkey to apologize for
mally for the Hodeida incident or suf
fer the consequences. Unless repara
tion is made relations of the two gov
ernments will, become of the utmost
Formal denial was issued at Berlin
of reports that Cardinal Mercier of
Belgium had been arrested by German
A violent German counter-offensive
developed in the Argonne region, about
Verdun and in front of Steinbach, in
Alsace. Air scouts report the arrival
of important bodies of re-enforcements
brought up to strengthen the German
lines in the Argonne and along the
at meeting: of shippers of
cities at-the Commercial club
i.rWhfn a wnsmittee was appointed to
quire. &to the feasibilltj' of river
iiflc'befcyeeg hte two eittecr.
pioneer who followed a
he was 96 years old, di«d
'ibere ct.'j# iyeftnj. 4
Fifty thousand Turks were'slain in
the last week of fighting in the Cau
casus. The attempt of the Turks, un
der German commanders, to flapk the
caar's forces, was an absolute fail
ure Two army corps were slaugh
England cannot accept 17. S. certifi
cation aa an absolute guaranty of the
nature of cargo in case any vessel
leaves America. In Other words, the
right of search cannot be waived, be
cause of the possibility of shifting car
goes at sea.
Russian advance into Hungary is
gaining strength rapidly. Already
more than two hundred thousand Cos
sacks tu-e reported to have penetrated
the Carpathian passes and to be fol
lowing the railway and highways south
The Hcdeida Incident girSwing out of
the violation of the Italian consulate
at that place by the Turks is becomlng
complicated. Turkey has refused to
accede to the demands. Italy has
sent a note insisting that its demand
be complied with and that it will not
tolerate any further delay.
Afri Roumanians in Switzerland lia
ble to military service have been or
dered to return to their country be
fore. the lend of January.
The German official statement from
BerHn declares t^at fighting east of
Steinbach resulted in French being
driven back. French attacks repulsed
in Argonne and hear Arras.
Official announcement was made at
Berlin that German aviators had con
ducted a succeasful raid upon the Brit
ish ammunition storehouses at Rosen
dile and Gouderkarque, near Dunkirk.
One hundred,, British, soldiers were
killed or wounded by bombs. Ammu*
nition stores were set on fire and vil
lagQg wor,a also fired.
Gov David I, Walsh of Massachu
setts, addressing the legislature at
Boston, recommended, among other
legislation, the following reforms: The
initiative, referendum and recall
wqpian'a suffrage btenul&l elections
and the short hallot,'
The government filed suit at Colum
bns,^ O., against the Capital City
Dairy company, asking judgment of
over nine million dollars. Allege that
this .amount is- due representing dif
ference between one-fourth of a cent
Uncolored oleo stamps
and- tea cents & poond for colored
ojeo, which the eompapy did not pay.
v^ith 30,000,000 bushels of grain
stored in Chicago elevators and ves
pels, the heaviest stock on record, and
a tremendous movement of graia
througli the local market,
cupies the most important position as
a grain center that it ever has held.
'#f The Arizona anttalies employment
act edopted to tjie people of the state
at the November election as aa initia
tive measure, was declared unconsti
tutional, null and void at San. Fran
cisco by a special court of three fed
-k new AttteVk»an altitude record for
pasaenger-carrySng biplanes ,was es
tablished by^mt. Joseph C^rberry,
carrying Lieut Arthur R, Christie as
paaaep.ger to at height at 11,6S0 feet
at Saa Diego.: The old record is ,000
Wire communication restored aftei
terrific wind and rainstorms in south
era Georgia, Florida and aloiig the At
lantic coast, three persons were killed
ten injured and damage approximating
$100,000 done. '1C¥?'
Winamac, Ind., was throatened with
destruction when the huge grain ele
vator caught fire. The elevator, with
Its bins full of wheat and olher grain,
estimated value about $25,000, was de
Joseph Boyer, sx-convict, and Harry
Shepley, his brother-in-law, escaped
from Sheriff Mackey and ef pesse of
Ogle county citizens from the cottage
on an island in the Rock river near
Oregon, 111., in which they were barri
caded for more than twenty-four
The worst accident in the ten years'
history of. New York's subway oc
curred during the morning rush hours
when /700 passengers iii two stalled
trains were stricken with panic in the
darkened tubes by the dense smoke
and acrid fumes from a short-circuited
cable. Two hundred persons were in
jured, one—a woman—fatally. Others
were overcome and were rescued.
Attorneys representing?- the Federal
league have asked United States. Dis
trict Judge K. M. Landis at Chicago to
grant an injunction declaring the Na
tional Baseball commission a trust, for
bidding its members from continuing
in business and voiding all its acts
and contracts with players.-
Lining utf for one of the m6st san
guinary battles of the Mexican con
flict, Villa and Carranza troops were
arraying their forces between Vera
Cruz and Mexico City. Battle may be
final showdown between the two
Saltillo, Mex., was captured by Gen.
Felipe Angeles' division of Villa
A firing squad finished the career of
ex-Huertista General Andreu Almazan,
who commanded the Villista garrison
at Puebla, which was retaken by Gen
eral Obregon's- division of Carran«
The Danish steamer Shingolf was
lost in ISforth sea and 17 members of
crew drowned. British steamer Al
fredia sunk off Scarborough. tJrew
took to boats and nine of them arrived!
in London. Captain and 12 others
The British response to the Ameri
can note on shipping seizures has
been drafted in London and will bla
presented to Washington soon.
Word was received at La Crosse,
Wis., of the death in Los Angeles of
Miss Ida Williams, sister of E. A. Wil
liams, ex-general maniager of the Erie
railroad. She was sixty-two and for
merly lived in Milwaukee.
United States Senator Lewis is ill at
the governor's mansion in Springfield,
111. He, stopped off on his way, to St
Louis, where he Was to make at Jack
son, day speech. He was attacked by
... B. Fulton French, a famous feud
leader of Kentucky, noted through
the French-Eversole feud, in which
scores, were slain, died peacefully at
his home in Winchester, Ky.. of
Horatio Taft, cousin of William How
ard, Taft, who. bore a remarkable re
semblance- to the former president
died suddenly while In a taxicab at
It became known at New Haven,
Conn., that Charles S. Mellen, former
ly president of the New Haven rail
road, is to withdraw from active busi
ness life. His health has not been ro
,• President Wilson addressed a Jack
son day celebration at Indianapolis
under the auspices of the Indiana Dem
ocratic club. Governor Ralston, Sena
tor Kern and many other leading citi
zens of the state greeted the presi
dent on his arrival at the statioju.
With some'of the returns yet to be
made, the department of commerce
at Washington estimates that the ex
cess Of exports over imports for the
month of December was $110,000,000.
^President Wilson reiterated%at
Washington his position on woman
suffrage when 100 women from dif
ferent parts of the country called on.
blBi, the chief executive repeating his
belief that state action, and not na
tional, should be had.
,'^By a vote of 268 to 75, the house at
Washington struck out the senate
amendment to the immigration bill
providing that"all members of the
African race" shall be excluded fronj
tl?e, -United States.
.^The Brat .of the new powerful 14*
Inch army rifles for aiy fortress in the
.'United States proper will be emplaced
at the harbor of Los Angeles. Cal. This
was learned 'from an authoritative
suus^k) in Washington. Tli« guna tor
the Los Angeles section are aboo* f
be eomraoted, .v
DOCUMENT CALLS FOR A BANK
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
From the Capital City, this Various
State Institutions and from
Many Different Parts of.
the Sunshine State.
Western Newspaper Onion News Service.
Pierre.—The first initiative petition
for the session of the South Dakota
legislature was filed with the secre
tary of state January 6. J. E. Plat#
secretary of the State Bankers' asso
eiation, filed a petition calling for a
vote of the people on a bank guaranty
act which has been framed by the
State Bankers' association. The peti
tion carries a few over 6,900 names
and will be presented to the two
houses as soon as copies can be made.
Neither house has attempted to
transact any great amount of busi
ness, the house meeting merely to ad
journ. In the senate three bills were
presented by Senator Amsden relating
to control of county' property. Bill
No. 1 calls for a favorable vote of the
people l^fore county property can be
offered fr sale.
First Senate Committee.
The first committee of the senate
to be announced was on rules, With
McLean as chairman. Hayes' and
Daily are the other members.
At a meeting of the Republican
state committee held here the matter
of a new primary act was discussed
and the resolution presented by Com
mitteeman Roberts at the December
meeting, declaring for the repeal of
the Richards primary act, waB in
A committee consisting of Chairman
Lockhart, Secretary Powers, T. B.
Roberts, committeeman from Hughes
county Dr. Lamb, committeean from
Davison county, and one other yet to
be selected, was appointed to draft the
skeleton of a new primary act to be
presented to the elections committees
of' the two houses for consideration.
The new committer will act for the
state committee before the legislative
The first committee to be announced
was the journal committee of the
house, with McGrath of Lyman, chair
man. Roberts of Day and Knight of
Dewey are'the other members. .,
Among the registered lobbyists were
J. E. Piatt, representing the State
Bankers' association A. E. Hall, the
State Brewers' ,association Fred R.
Rice, railway firemen C. A. Beebe,
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
Railway company, and E. C. Issenhuth,
Representative Bilger and wife of
Fall River were called to their home
at Ardmore by a message announcing
the loss of their home by fire.
ATTACKS ON PRIMARY ACT.
Dakota House Orators Have a Lively
Pierre.—The first mixup of the leg
islative session was started in the
house January 7 over the issue Of a
new primary election law. Ruhlman
started things by a motion directing
the elections committee to report a
primary act not later than the first of
February. He denounced the present
primary act and declared he did not
dare go home without some effort to
do away with the present law, Blake
opposed the motion, declaring the peo
ple had not sustained the present law
by a vote, Rinehart opposed criticism
of the existing statute and the attacks
were stricken out before the resolution
was adopted. The motion gave sev
eral members an opportunity to try
out their oratorical powers on the
The spea^er^am^d two^tif tfteWgu
Iaf committees. That on per diem and
mileage is composed of Tidblom. Sto
ner, Berdahl, Day, Bergen, .Moe and
Stein on rules, Etursh, Withee, March
ReinhartV Paulson and Widlon.
An Additional Committee
On account of the probable impor
tance of tax matters at the session
a motion was "adopted for an addition
al standing committee of seven to be
known as the committee of assessment
Representatives Ruckman, Weller,
Reinhart, Buckhols, Norby, Hansen
,and Benson were appointed as the spe
cial committee to hear testimony in
the Mollitor-Donahoe contest
The eight Pierre ministers werte ap
pointed as chaplains to alternate by
weeks in that office.
House bill No, 1 Was offered by Mc
Farland. It provides for a. survey of
the state, with an appropriation of
$30,000 to begin, the work.
The senate session was brief. The
appointment of McLean, Hale, Lund
ley, Berndt and Bobb as a committee
on legislative expense was announced.
Stiles. Browne, Van de Mark, Sbeafe
and Mr. President ^were named as the
The dealers oit" the state claim
present statutes? discriminate againet
state wholesalers to handling of cigar
ets. and they will ask for an amend
»nect allowing them to be handled by
the aoaejoea noi aU eiipoed in
PRINTING QUESTION BOBS UP.
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Joint Committee to Adjust Number
Pierre.—The bitter contest *over
printing bills of the last legislative
session showed its teeth again Friday
in an innocent looking resolution in
creasing the number of house bills
printed for distribution from 750 to
10,000 and another providing for extra
house journals. Before it got far on
its road a dozen members—Ruckman,
Withee, Johnson of Spink, Benson
Patterson and otherSs—were taking
part. The final result was the adop
tion of an amendment for a joint, com
mittee to adjust the number of bills
printed between the house and senate.
The resolution fixing pay days start
ed a lot of discussion as to just when
the members might be absent on a
recess. The date of January 22 as the
first recess was objected to, indicat
ing that the expectation of the mem
bers is to take their recess on that
date. The whole matter finally went
over to a special committee after all
who desired had discussed it.
The house adopted a resolution by
Quickstad setting the fortieth day as
the last for receiving general bills
and the forty-fifth day as the last for
committee bills, which is the earliest
"closing" date ever fixed.
Among the senate bills Friday was
one by Hagen, of Beadle, which gives
cities which have adopted a commis
sion form of government the right
to back up and again adopt the coun
cil form if so desired by- a majority
of the voters of their city.
Widlong presented a bill in the
house fixing the liability of townships
and counties for damages by defective
bridges, dividing the responsibility on
the line between structures built by
the different subdivisions.
The senate accepted two new bills
and several committees were an
nounced, the chairman of which are:
Health, Miller cities under commis
sion, Printup education, Whitt.emore
agriculture, Lincoln mines and min
ing, May charitable institutions, Mor
The record of quitting a legislative
job after securing an appointment
goes to J. M. Lork, of Clark county,
who has set a precedent in that line.
He started as an applicant for house
bill clerk and, failing in that finally
took a committee clerkship, but
changed his mind before beginning
work and has gone home.
An effort will be made to change
the ballot form for constitutional
amendments and referred laws. so as
to give the. voter a concise statement
of what he is voting on on the face
of the ballot, instead of the vague
provisions which were given in the
STOCK BREEDERS TO MEET.
Program Announced for Convention
to Be Held at Mitchell.
Mitchell.—The program of the an
nual meeting of the South Dakota Im
proved Live Stock and Poultry Breed
ers' association, at Mitchell, January
25 to 28, inclusive, is as follows
MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 7:30 P. M.
Address—"The Association,:' Presi
dent J. M. Erion, Mitchell.
Report of secretary and treasurer,
James W. Wilson, Brookings.
Address—"Needed Legislation," P.
F. Wickhem, Alexandria.
Address—"The Kind of Poultry (for
the Farmer," C. S. Etanley, Dolton.
Appointment of committees, Presi
Tuesday forenoon visiting poultry
and grain shows.
"TUESDAY, 7:30 P. M.
Address—"Successful and Perma
nent Agriculture," Dr. C. F. Curtiss,
Address—"My Experience While in
Belgium and France at the Outbreak
of the War," Fred B. Holbert, Sioux
Address—"Raising Durocs," Fred B.
Painter, Canton, S. D.
Wednesday forenoon, get acquainted
and visit other shows.
WEDNESDAY, 12:30 P. M.
Sale of Clydesdales, Percherona,
Suffolk and French draft horses and
Short-horns, Hereford?, Polled Durham
and Aberdeen Angus cattle in the pa
WEDNESDAY, 7:30 P.
Address—A E. Hitfehcock, president
of regents of education.
Address—Dr. E. C. Perisho, presi
dent of state college, Brookings.
Address—Samuel Jordon, "Better
Thursday forenoon visit other asso
ciations and become acquainted.
THURSDAY, 12:15 P. M.
,Sale of Poland China, Duroc Jersey,
Chester White and Hampshire swine
and Shropshire and Hampshire ewes
in the pavilion.
..... THURSDAY, 7:30 P. M.
Address—"A Successful County
Fair," Geo. B. Otte, Clark, S. D.
Address-—"Hog Cholera," Dr. C. C.
Lipp, state college.
Election of officers.
Abstractors Names Officer*.
Pierre.—At the meeting of the ab
stractors of the state here H. J. Gie
sen of Aberdeen was chosen presi
dent L. E. Goldsmith, Fork Pierre,
vice presidentsind C. E. Noel, High-,
more, secretary-treasurer." ,The asso
ciation held a banquet.
Gold Sin# for Anderson.
Pierre,—An engraved gold ring was
presented to retiring State Auditor H.
B. Anderson, it was a tribute irom
the office force, which has been witb
bin duriag his term of otBs*.
J. T1 I
NEWS OF SOUTH DAKOTA
Western Newspaper Union News Sct-Weo
The total building operations £t
Brookings during the past year
amounts to $263,900.
The Catholic church of Sioux Falls
has announced the erection of a
000 edifice this year.
Paul Bernard and Roy Kingborn.
living near. Belle Fourche, have been
arrested, charged with cattle rustling.
They were bound over to the circuit
The Iroquois opera house has been
extensively improved under the direc
tion of an expert from Chicago, and
now is one of the finest playhouses
in that part of the state.
Sheriff Sullivan of Oacoma has.
lodged in the Sioux. Falls penitentiary
Bert K. Gravelle of Hilmoe, who en
tered a plea. of guilty to the charge
of grand larceny, and was sentenced
by Judge Williamson to a term of four
The Northwestern railway officials
believe that afire bug is endeavoring
to destroy their stations between.
Pierre and Rapid City. The Wendfc
station was destroyed Saturday uight
and Monday night fire was discovered
in the Sapa station.
Simon Schoeberl of Salem had a.
narrow escape from death while oper
ating a corn shelling machine. He
was attending the engine when his
sheepskin lined coat became caught in
the engine, dragging him into the ma
chinery. One leg and two ribs were
broken and in addition he was badly
bruised and cut.
Mrs. Ellen Simmons, a Sioux Indian,
and one of the most respected Indian,
women on the Yankton ,reservation,,
died at Greenwood, south'of Wagner.
The funeral service was conducted by
Mr. Williamson at the Presbyterian
church. The deceased was 90 years
old, and her grandsons acted as pall
bearers for the occasion.
According to a. detailed statement
published by the Chicago Herald,
Sioux Falls with bank clearings which
in round figures totaled $722,000 for
the last week, compares very favora
bly in bank clearings with towns sev
eral times as large and in many cases
being considerable higher than those
in cities of three times the size ot
Robert Muckler, who has been ex
aminer in charge of the Farmers' State
bank of Winner, has practically com
pleted the Work of closing up the af
fairs of the bank. A week or two ago
the depositors had been paid 75 per
cent of their claims and the remainder
will soon be paid, so that none of them
will lose a cent through the closing, of:
The abolishment of capital punish
ment in the state and a more humane
treatment of prisoners is urged by the
governor, and he commends the
change at the penitentiary which al
lows the prisoners to converse during
meals. The governor is in favor of
road work for the convicts and rec
ommends the abolishment of contract
labor at the penitentiary.
Unknown robbers, who are believed'
to have been professionals, robbed the
store of the Brooberg Mercantile Co.
of Groton of a quantitiy of goods and
made their" escape. They selected
only the best goods. Twenty bolts of
silk of the best grade, a fur lined coat,
a number of pairs of trousers, and oth
er goods were carried away. Two men
are believed to have been implicated
in the robbery.
No trace has yet been found of a
bold thief whp entered the Emery sa
loon building of A. D. Meyer and es
caped with |175 in cash, which had
been left in the money drawer. The
robbery occurred during a fifteen min
ute period that the bartender chanced
to be absent. During this time the
robber broke a panel in the back door
opened the door from the inside and
entered the building, disappearing be
fore the bartender returned.
Residents of western South Dakota
will ask their -representatives in the
state legislature to make an effort' to
secure legislation which will do away
with the state practice Of collecting
taxes on homesteads immediately af
ter final proof has been made by an
applicant and the land office receiv
er's receipt has been issued, but be
fore the applicant has received his
patent (title) from the federal gov
A hew theo'ry'hlFdev^bped' re'gard
ing Gardner B. Spinier, the youngr
Northwestern railroad engineer who -J
mysteriously disappeared in Aberdeen
on December 16, while on his way to
Crandall, S. D., to marry Miss Emma
Dawson, a well known and popular
young woman of that place This
theory was given to a local newspa
per by an Aberdeen business man who
refused to allow his name to be used
and who stated that he had learned
from a local physician. that the miss
ing young man is safe, and will reap
pear in due time, but would say noth
ing further regarding the case: in
quiry among Aberdeen physciians fail
ed to. bring to light any one of them
who owned to having made any such
After visJWnjf his doctor and paying*
him a large bill, Christ Eggo, a res
taurant employe here,, went to hip
room and drained the contents of a
vial of tincture of opium. He died an
from rheumatism for isome time. Ekeo
leaves a wife u,d tVo small children
and 6 l3r0tlier
Stanley Philip, *n heir to the Philin
t**6 °waer of a largo
herd of buffaloes, haa denied the story
that the estate was considering the
canning of the buffalo meat to he sold
on the eastern markets.
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