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Congress Will Reconvene April 4
to Consider Two Import
ant Questions.
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
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
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
Of life I passed amid the flowerlets
A bud unfolding to the sun's warm
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
4nd pressing aside thy garden mates
with care,
Transplanted thee t.o paradise so
Henceforth to bloom.
There to be clothed with far diviner
All too resplendent for our minds to
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.
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.
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.
Alternate, C. K. Snyder.
John Moodle of this city and
Charles Darling and John Beck of
Raymond were ..initiated Into the or
Dutch lunch' Was serviSI at the con
clusion of the lodge work and the us
ual felicities of such occasions en
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.
First Cue Tried- in This City
Under New Statute
of 1907.
Contention, of Attorney Against
Permitting Testimony of Wife^
Against Husband.
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
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
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 $500, or by both fine and
The trial of the case of Pierre, Ra
pid City and Northwestern railway,
company against Oscar HalBeth, Sim
on Halseth, et al., was being held in
municipal court as this paper went to
press. The railway company seeks
to recover freight from the defend
ants which the road claims was not
paid in full becar-ie the rate was un
The other cases on the present cal
endar arc the Gray Construction com
pany against Eose W. Pease. This
is to recover for work done in repair
ing the Century building. Also that
of Hess & Rau' against the South
Dakota Central railroad to recover
on the loss of a belt.
C. M. Bartlett of Bassina, Alta.,
Can., was in the city one day recently
in search of his wife who, he "stated,
left the home of her parents in Gran
ite Falls, Minn., where he had left
her for a visit while he pursued his
occupation as salesaian for ,a clothing
house in Kansas City. ''He claimed
she had disappeared -"without giving
any information as to her destina
tion, and he was in the city for the
purpose of consulting the authorities
in regard to the'matter in hopes that
he might learn her wherabouts. Mr.
Bartlett is a former resident of Wil
low Lakes and wa$%n his way to his
home in Canada when his wife stop
ped off to visit at her former home.
«R\, C.
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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.
Systematic Effort to Extend Trade
Territory.-Merchants Will
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
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.
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.
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:
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
Spring Terms Begin
In Country Schools
Most Teachers are on the Home
8tretch in Their Duties for the
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.
Legislators Dip Deep and
Into Dakota Taxpayers
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
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.
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
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
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.

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