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tf. 1 1 nt ey 0^ r's HI tf tor ra ti. es. & Vs»'V SPECIAL ^SESSION Congress Will Reconvene April 4 to Consider Two Import ant Questions. WHAT THE SIXTY-FIRST DID Resume of Bills Passed at Each Session.-Mistakes Prob ably Made. Washington, March 9.—Previous to the closing of the sixty-first congress President Taft issued a call for a special session of the congress to meet April 4 to consider Canadian reciprocity and the tariff board bill. Beginning New Era. The death of the Sixty-first Con gress marked the beginning of a new era. For the next two years Presi dent Taft will have an opposition House and a Republican senate, just as Grover Cleveland had a Republi can House and a Democratic senate. Three Mistakes. The Congress, which ended Satur day committed three mistakes, ac cording to the view of many Repub licans. One was the vindication of William Lorimer's right to a seat as a Senator from Illinois. The second was its failure to rebuke Richard A. Ballinger, secretary of the Inter ior, and the third the failure of the Senate to pass the resolution submit ting a constitutional amendment pro viding for the election of Senators by direct vote. Girls Are Ordered To Hit the Grit The inmates of the J.J. Ballou farm south of town were ordered by Sher iff Frank Elkins Tuesday afternoon to leave town within 36 hours. This ac tion was taken on a complaint made by Revs. A. B. Keeler and F. R.Leach of the ministerial alliance of this city, who were delegated a committee to go to the house and secure evi lence relative 'to the character of the place. Arrived at the house and having talked with some of the women, the ministers decided that the suspicions as to the questionable character of the place were well foundel, conse quently the information and subse quent order by the sheriff to leave this section. Large Contracts For Local Contractors Estimates for Future Work are Be ing Asked—Contractors Already Loaded Up. The Gray Construction company has completed the high school build ing at Pierre this week which it has had in course of construction since last August, and the force at work there have returned to this city. The building completed cost $40,000 -and was constructed of brick and stone. Work will be commenced at once by the saine company on a court house at Oneida, Sully county. The contract calls for a fireproof stone structure at a cost of $76,000. The new court house will be completed about December 1. In the city of Watertown the out look at the present time is tor more building than last season. Some of the contractors now have contracts tied up to keep them busy all the, sea eson and are being asked for figures on more work. One foundry In the city has within the past tfyree weeks been called upon to figure on over &|30,000 worth of work. Even at the present time mechanics are in de pend in the city of Watertown and all probability much work •will be held up later In the season for want of mechanic* in the various building trades. Foundations for new buildings are being constructed in different, sec tions of the city and with the advent of good -father the sound of the |jaw and hammer will be heard In all parts of the place. Among the additional Industries to be built this season may 'be mentioned the Bramer fotfndry,. Death of Promising^ Young Lady of City Miss Gail Hopkins, the 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. H6p kins of this city, died in St. Luke's hospital, S. Patil, where she was ac companied by her parents to take treatment for peritonitis. Death was unexpected and came as a great shock upon the parents and friends. The remains were brot to this city where the funeral was held from the home, 123 Fifth stree S. E., .Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The services which were In'charge of the Second Christian church were conducted by Judge Myers in an Im pressive manner, befitting the occa sion. The music was furnished by Mr. L. T. Morris, Miss Ella Miller, Prof. F. B. Fen wick, and Frank Lyon. Among the. many beautiful floral offerings was one from theclassmates of the deceased from the Watertown High school. Interment was made in Mount Hope cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Keyes of Hen- ry, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hopkins of Estelline, Mrs. Wheelock of Owaton na, Minn., Mrs. J. T. Belk, Mrs. A. Brando and daughter, Mrs. John Kelton and son of Henry, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sherwood of Clark were in attendance at the funeral. I saw thee grow, as on the garden way Of life I passed amid the flowerlets gay, A bud unfolding to the sun's warm ray With graceful mien. Life's gentle zephyr's kissed thee as they passed, On thee heaven's richest pearls of dew were cast, Alas, such sweetness was too bright to last, .-.Vf, -r. 'Y '1 1,^ure garden queen. An angel paused with golden trowel rare, 4nd pressing aside thy garden mates with care, Transplanted thee t.o paradise so fair Henceforth to bloom. There to be clothed with far diviner hue, All too resplendent for our minds to view We little thought such love and beau ty grew So near the tomb. Bloom on pure flower the gardens of the Lord, Doth send a holier fragrance through the earth abroad, Beloved of earth, by angel hosts adored A Sweet heavenly dove. The parent stem though bent and bleeding now, Shall smile through tears and feel thy touch below God's loving hat^l shall guide them as they go To thee above. Frank B. Fenwick. FRANK l-YON IS EXALTED RULER Watertown lodge. No. 838, B. P. O. Elks, held its annual election of officers at the home Monday night. The following ofiicers were chosen: Exalted ruler, Frank Lyon. Esteemed Leading Knight, H. S. Fletcher. Esteemed Loyal Knight, Thomas H. Davis. Esteemed Lecturing Knight, Clint H. Co®. Secretary, John WeBtberg. Treasurer, L. T. Morris. Tiler, William Williams. Trustee, O. N.-"Whistler. Representative to Grand Lodge, J. G. McFarland. 1 Alternate, C. K. Snyder. John Moodle of this city and Charles Darling and John Beck of Raymond were ..initiated Into the or der. Dutch lunch' Was serviSI at the con clusion of the lodge work and the us ual felicities of such occasions en joyed, m,.- •ni.ii aife SEVERE CUT ON KNEE, While in the pursuit of his duties at the International Harvester Co. Tuesday J. P. Cody was severely cut •n the right knee. The wound was about two inches in length and re quired five stitches at the hands ot a surgeon. It will be about a month before Mr. Cody will be able to re sume work. SUPPORT W First Cue Tried- in This City 1 Under New Statute of 1907. —_ DEFENDANT FOUND 5# GUILTY Contention, of Attorney Against Permitting Testimony of Wife^ Against Husband. J* Municipal term of court opened rln this city Wednesday morning by trial of the action of the state of South Da kota against Guy Wise, charged with non-support. When the state' called Mrs. Wise, the complaining witness, to the stand Attorney W. S. Glass,for the defense, made a vigorous protest against allowing the witness to tea tify, arguing that, a wife cannot tes tify against her husband in a criminal action without the consent of her husband. Several decisions were cited in defense of the position taken by the attorney, whe occupied 0 UNIFY -v moBt of the forenoon in his contention against the witness testifying. State's Attorney Mark Sheafe, Jr., contended that the privilege claimed did not relate to the kind of action in question and the motion of the de fense was overruled. The trial consumed the day befcte it went to the Jury. At midnight the jury came In with a decision cf guilty as charged in the- complaint and asking for clemency of the court in the matter. Sentence will be pro nounced Saturday moiling at.. Organization of Representative Finns and Business Houses ofthe City. ft- V-'Mkst :!0 o'clock. This is the first^ case lnfchtn in come under the new statute in case of non-support which was passed in 1907. Previous to that time there was no provision -for a criminal ac tion in such cases. The only provis ion made wap in the case of a par ent's non-support of a child, but un der the new statute it brought the case of husband and wife ljnder the same provisions. The new statute makes non-support a misdemeanor. The penalty, where not otherwise pre scribed, is one year imprisonment or a fine of $500, or by both fine and imprisonment. The trial of the case of Pierre, Ra pid City and Northwestern railway, company against Oscar HalBeth, Sim on Halseth, et al., was being held in municipal court as this paper went to press. The railway company seeks to recover freight from the defend ants which the road claims was not paid in full becar-ie the rate was un dercharged. The other cases on the present cal endar arc the Gray Construction com pany against Eose W. Pease. This is to recover for work done in repair ing the Century building. Also that of Hess & Rau' against the South Dakota Central railroad to recover on the loss of a belt. IN SEARCH OF WIFE. C. M. Bartlett of Bassina, Alta., Can., was in the city one day recently in search of his wife who, he "stated, left the home of her parents in Gran ite Falls, Minn., where he had left her for a visit while he pursued his occupation as salesaian for ,a clothing house in Kansas City. ''He claimed she had disappeared -"without giving any information as to her destina tion, and he was in the city for the purpose of consulting the authorities in regard to the'matter in hopes that he might learn her wherabouts. Mr. Bartlett is a former resident of Wil low Lakes and wa$%n his way to his home in Canada when his wife stop ped off to visit at her former home. «R\, C. C. KNAPPEN DEAD. fc 3 WoM Was received- In- the" city Thursday uai C. 3. Knappen of Sls seton had died in Minneapolis. De ceased was a'member of Watertown Lodge of Elks-and the flag on the Elk's building was at half mast Thurs day out of respect to the departed: brother. He was engaged In the ab stract business. EXTENSION FDR BUSINESS $ 1 Systematic Effort to Extend Trade Territory.-Merchants Will Co-operate On Tuesday morning at the rpomu of the Business Men's Union, in this city, the Merchants' Association of Watertown, perfected the organiza tion by electing officers as follows President, John H. Conley vice preident, H. D. MacCosham treasurer, Charles E. Park trustees, John Mood ie, C. C. Whistler, John Mahowald, John Selsmer, M. A. Heegaard, C. u. Woodward and John Gerhard, ,This organization includes in its membership representative firms and business houses to the number of about 100 and nearly all of the mem bers we|re present, taking part in the discussions and evidencing is •many ways their hearty co-operation in the movement. In a previous note of. the forma tion of this association it was erron eously stated that the sole purpose was the adjustment of difficulties arising from the extension of credit by the merchants of, Watertown. As a- matter of fact the problems arising from credits and collections, were a minor, consideration In the formation of this organization."^ The real purpose which this move ment is designed to effect Is the un Ifylng of all the retail- Interests of" Watertown in a concerted and sys tematic effort to extend the traae territory of Watertown. Merchants in the various lines of trade will co-operate in offering bet ter values, choosing more attractive styles, bettering their methods of merchandising with a view of draw ing trade from points which have in the past been considered as beyond the limits of our tradeterritory. In many of the best cities of the country these associations have "been of tremendous benefit to their mem bership and to the entire community by stimulating business in general and promoting the growth of the cit ies where they have organized. The elimination of fake and, graft advertising is one of the many ben efits that, will result from this move ment, and by the correction of other mistakes in the conduct ofbuslness and the elimination of waste result ing from trade abuses it is confidently expected that the cost cf merchan dising can.be lessened to an extent that will permit of price savings which will benefit the Individual buy er and help the city generally by at tractlng trade that now seeks other channels. John Morey was chosen as the permanent secretary of the associa tion and will devote his time wholly to the work of this organization which will have an ofilce on the second floor of the Granite block. The association will maintain at Its office a credit bureau for the ex change of information, among its members. Evidences of the results of this get-together movement will be seen within a short time as sev eral projects for business building Are on foot. ..DEATH OF MRS. R0BI8H. Mrs. John Robish died at her home, four and one-half miles southeast of Hazel Monday. Sbe was aged 63 years. She leaves a husband and children. The funeral was held from the Kellerton church Thursday. LEE 8TOVER'8 CONDITION. Preparing to Install New Electric lights 8peclal Meeting of City Council Mon day Evening to Name Locations. Preparations are being made for the installation of the' new electric light system in the city on May 1. At a Bpeclal meeting of the city council Monday, evening called for the pur pose of locating new street lights a motion was made and carried pro viding for twenty arc lights on orna mental posts to be placed om' the streets at places in the business dis trict to be Installed under the super vision of the electric light committer and the city engineer* Another motion was carried pro viding for the installation of ten arc lights by the various railway com panies, the lights to be the same power as those being ordered by the city (1,700 candle power), at every railway and street intersection. The city attorney was ordered to instruct the railroad companies that the lights must be Installed within ninety days from the date of the foregoing motion.-, /.' Another motion carried Instruct ing the electric light company to All the contract for 150 lights and the same are to be installed under the supervision of the electric ll&ht com mittee and the city engineer. & Jurors For March Term Circuit Court The March term of the: Circuit The following Is a list of the^ jur ors drawn for thls-sefjsiott: p."-&gsr$.'c:w«i$ Donahue, Watertown James Larsbn, Kairipefckai K.H.Egdahl/Lake Adolph. Walker, Elmlra W. IX, Sloan, Water town John Nicholson, Graceland George Bergesp, Watertown Frank Peck, Henry Charles Brlckeil, Wa tertown John Schaak,- Sr., Kranz bufrg C. W. Reeve, Henry Math Falk, Kranzburg A. E. Plercy, Wri ter town Fred Ehlers, Richland J.H. Peterson, Rauville J. A. Snyder, Watertown C. W., Feasel, Henry O. A. Craig, Watertown George Mor rison, Leola J. O. Kassa, Eden Hen ry Sleverts, Watertown John John son, Watertown V. W. Warren^ Hen ry M. Splcer, Henry Charles Nogles, Richland J. J. Ford, Flor ence J. W. Huff, Watertown Al fred Schulz, Kauvllle E. H. Ulrlck, Watertown: J. E Smith, Elmlra George Kohnke, Fuller John Best, Florence Claud Chllds, Watertown E. C. Chapman, Rauville G. T.Heath cotBj Lake Ell Lentz, Rauville H. Krier, Watertown J. P. Cosgrove, Henry August Schmeling, German town. Spring Terms Begin In Country Schools Most Teachers are on the Home 8tretch in Their Duties for the Year Many of the winter terms have ex pired in the country schools and the teachers have commenced their spring terms. Thore Is no uniform ity, however, in the length of terms In the different districts In the coun ty. Some of the terms are -continu ous, that Is, the winter and spring terms are continued in one while in other districts there is a separate winter and spring term. Miss Helen Bouchard of Minneapo lis began the spring term in District No. 60 In the southwestern part of the county Monday. Miss Mary Bowe of Minneapolis has been engaged to fin ish the unexpired term at Esterly owing to the regular teacber ,Mrs. Alice Adams, In that district being incapacitated for duty on account of Illness. District No. 69 In Dexter township has a vacancy for the spring term. Lee Stover has been confined to The rural teachero of this vicinity his home most of the time for three'will meet in this city the 26th of this or four weeks and tt became uppar-1 month for reading clnsle work and ent that an operation woull become'the discussion of other topics pertaln necessary. He was operated upon ing to the profession. Tuesday and is rapidly- recovering. This meeting will be the last of the from the effects of the operation. regular series for this year. EXPENSE Legislators Dip Deep and Into Dakota Taxpayers Pockets. MAKE LARGE APPROPRIATIONS^ Those of Two Years Afo^Exi by $233,042,62.—House JUakw RecwL^ PletterWch 9.—Folding a hour deadlock the" legislators a# Pierre managed to get together and| pass one of the largest appro' tions in the history of the state. Excsielve Appropriations. The total amount of all approprtais tions, genera) and special, of the leg^j lslatlve session just closed.' Is $3,001,1 323,01. The general bill carried ftal 189,697. This general bill two years ago Tied $1,870,000, and the total of tyro--' years ago, about which thore was sc^iy^ much complaint, was $2,768,280.39. i&jf The total appropriations by thtofVy legislature therefore exceeded thttsai of two years ago' by $233,042.62. 1 The house made a record on the. last day of the session, It having, pass-^ ed nearly a hundred bills. 4 8pared the Axe. I1 One of the two administration measures which escaped the sjco at court convenes March 14 with Judge, tlie hands of the legislators, was that"' Seward presiding. The calendar for this term but a number of- civil cmw?™ criminal providing for the establishment is rftther: light' an executive accounting department*, cases he! Thfj duties of the now office wil&be to see that the records of these tions are accurately Kept and that'' the amounts entrueted^t^.i^^^ May be RefAiwHSiB The deadlock over the getiertS hltt appropriation fortlie immigratltti de^ partment succeeded In stirring np a® much of a row between the hous? and the senate-^s did the $720 itent of tbe general bill of two years ago, which held the session for half a day.. Whether the law becomes effective7 the first of January depends: upon the action of the mlnoritj which started for home with the announce ment that they would take the mStteis' to the referendum. Poultry Association^!! Committee Meeting *At the meeting of the executive committed of the Poultry Association in the oSBce of Frank Bramble several" matters'ln connection with the com ing mid-winter fair and poultry show" to be held In this city were dlscusBed. George D. Holden of Owatonna.Mlnn was selected judge for the coming show. It was decided to hold the mid-winter fair in connection S with the poultry show the first week in January 1912. T. N. Babcock, Corson Emmlnger and G. H. Washburn were appointed a committee to confer with those in charge of the corn contest and per fect plans for the success of the a,f f&r. The above committee will meet with the corn contest committee the ISth of this month. The co-operation of the business men'of the city wilt be solicited as It is believed with their assistance one of the largest shows ever held in the northwest can be pulled off. The members of the association have good reasons to believe that in case room can be se cured an exhibit of 1,000 to 1,600 birds Can be Becured. The smiling countenance of onr statesman,Henry Wlersheck, Is again upon us. Dr. Edw. Heinz, dentist, announces the opening ot .a flrst-claas dental office at 118 1-2 East Kemp Ave. Phone Main 1439. A. J. Kidder, for many years a res ident of Watertown, but now residing: at Gentry, Ark., is in the city on a short business trip and visiting old friends.. Messrs. Burt Wllklns and K. .M1*^ thesen retnrned from Pierre this week where they have been employ ed on the finishing'work of the hljfh school buldlnc.