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I 1 JHon. Geo. W: Egan Writ®» Long Letter to Veuey asj Denies Charges |y- WILL PROVE HIS POSITION Calls Upon the Governor to Either Enforce the Law or Resign Office. Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 19.—George W. Egan. candidate for the republi can nomination for governor, tonight sent to Gov. R. S. Vessey, a letter which, it was predicted by pollticlons, would stir the politics of South Dako 10 from tbs bottom. Mr. Egan sets forth certain alleged offenses of Gov. VeSsey, points out (he governor's failure to enforce laws, and calls upon him to resign. Mr. Egan quotes the governor aS liuving said: "Mr. Egan is pledging ofllces in return for support in this •campaign." To this alleged statement, Mr. Egan gives the lie. Moreover, he ot 11 ro to pay into the republican cam paign fund of South Dakota $1,000 it tne governor can prove the truthful ness of this statement. Mr. Egan taunts Gov. Vessey on ac count of his boasted republicanism.He throws up to the governor the accusa tion that while Vessey was arguing that a bushel of wheat and a dollar in silver were equal in the markets of the world, that Egan was campalgn ing for the election of Maj. Willian] McKlnley as against William Jennings ^Sfyan:. Text of the Letter Mr. Egan's letter in full is as fol lows: Sioux Palls, S. D., Jan. 19, 1912.— His Excellency, Robert S. Vessey, Pierre, S. D.—My Dear Governor: My attention has been called to a written statement which was handed by your 'office to a correspondent of The Sioux City Journal on January 16. tt has been my policy to pay no attention to slanders and falsehoods, but when •find these in your written statement, having behind them the authority of -the office of governor of this state, I •cannot pass them by without notice. You have pushed yourself into this -campaign and in this article made a personal attack on me. I now pur pose to stand you up before the peo ple of this state for a moment, turn on the light and look at you and your statements and cairattention to your written record. j.' .,' •'1 Let me see! You toy: "I desire and -am anxious to be placed on record be fore the state's people as In favor of the antl-treatlng movement." That is your statement. What Is your record? The legislature of this state, acting •-with your co-operation, passed house bill No. .65 prohibiting public treating A South Dakota and It became a law be arlng your signature March 3,1909. Thiq law was flagrantly violated over the state to your personal knowledge, and in March, 1911, the legislature of -this state, acting Without your opposi tion, passed house bill No. 79, which -repealed the anti-treatlng law com ., gletely. £0 Therefore, governor, when you say you are "in favor of the anti-treatlng movement" your legal acts disprove Tour oral statements. When you knew this antl-treatlng law was being viola ted all over the state you did not make any move to enforce it You will pardon me when I tfell you that the governor of a state is the Bole exe cutive and upon him ultimately rests the duty to see that all the laws of |8ie state are fearlessly .fairly and im partially enforced, even if he must call the military power of the state accomplish this. You say: "Treating produces t£nd suits in more drunkenness- than' *uiy feature of the liquor traffic.'' If Jtltta be true, governor, why did you permit the legislature to'repeal -witli :»nl protest from you, JhouBG Bill No. 'j. f5.? If you believe what you say, Jt not only your duty?to veto bouse :fejlll*No. 79. but to appdal to the legis ••:'$S$jatn» .to retrain from destroylhg a law po beneftolal to ''civilization and im. Every man In South Dakota knows that if you had opposed, in* good faith, the repeal of the anti-treatlng law, it would not' have been repealed. The truth Is, governor, that you were a fraid to attempt to enforce this law and consented to Its violation, by- In action, and tacitly approved its re- P6a1' You say: "I am dppdidQ to Sunday theatres and badebailgames." Is this the truth? I deny- It. Let the record speak. The legislature of 1907, acting by and with your cooperation, passed an anti-theatre and an anti-baseball law, known as house bill No. 208. That law is on' the statute books in South Dakota today, and has been ever since you have been governor. It is viola ted everywhere to your personal knowledge in an open and flagrant manner. As .1 dictate this letter I read from my window the following advertise ment: 'The Traveling Salesman,' at the New theatre, Sioux Falls, Sunday, January 21," These two laws you claim as yours. You boast of theifi! Indeed, we are led to believe that they -s ••. -i*' Continued on Page 4. Carpenter Children at Last Find Hemes The foiir Carpenter children -whose mother deserted them a couple of months ago and ran away with a man who was boarding at their home, have been taken charge of by the Sunshine Society. The Sunshine Socle'y has found good homes for three of the children with different families. However, the oldest boy, aged 12 years, who has been a mother to his little brothers aad siBtel-8,^has not •as"J,et found a home. He is 'i flne-locking and man ly little fellow and we toel confident that any family who takep tMti boy te, rals^Sifill never regret It. It .was a pathetic scene '•w'hSn' he was compelled to part with his little brothers and sisters whom he had given all the care and protection which his willing little hands could give them in their poverty stricken and motherless home. God bless those poor children. Fire Chief Inspects Basements of City Fire Chief Wm. McLaughlin is mak ing a tour of inspection of all base ments in the business districts of tne Hty and all accumulated rubbuli mu'-t be cleaned out immediately .This will be done to prevent 11 res. Christion Buys the Nelson Shoe Stock Geo. Christion, the popular Oak street shoemaker, has purchased the entire shoe stock from the Golden Eagle Clothing store and will remove the same to his store on Oak street Mr. Christion Is not only a first class shoemaker but he has had years of .experience In the retail shoe bus iness and will no doubt make a suc cess of his new business venture. Frank ^Bennett Beidg Groomed for Mayor Frank Bennett, the popular dray and transfer, man, is being groomed by his friends for the office of mayor of Watertown. Mr. Bennett is a pioneer citizen of Watertown and is a sound and honor able business man and if elected to the mayoralty of Watertown will .give our city a good, clean business administration. '«iL Hamlin Co, People in Divorce Court Judge C.X- Seward in his chambers at the court house Tuesday !,-ard ar guments made for tenqporary alimony, in tho divorce case of Dagmar |6»rte rud vs. Godthard Karterud from pnm lin county. Wb^sr th^^ue Is tried some very sensi^tignr^Sstimony is prortilged, zb the husband Is bringing counter char gea against his wffe and ls also ening fto a divprce. Hi Dist. 1. Dist. 2. Dist. 3. Dist. 4. Dist. 5. I, No more working for prizes. No more hunting for votes. The cam paign is closed. The curtain .- has rung down on as successful campaign as this part of the country has ever witnessed. With the largest vote ever polled in a similar campaign in' this part of the' country, The Saturday News Circulation Campaign .closed Thursday night at 10 o'clock. By the means of this campaign The Saturday News is a welcome visitor come to stay—in. hundreds of homes not heretofore reached. Hence, with a .marvelous gain in circulation. The Saturday News not only proves its su periority but stands out as tke lead iug exponent of upright principles and clear sound Judgment, and is. today recognized as the. leading weekly-of the northwest? The conditions of the campaign were so easy that-it proved to be Very attractive and won a Jasge num ber of men and women were engaged in-a friendly rivalry, gathering votes for their favorite. Nip and tuck they have tough .for the past ten weeks, each vote added to the Interest of the campaign. At no time from the cast ing of the first ballot, wan it possible to pick the -winners, so close was the battle. Rivalry it is true, bas played a great part in this campaign, but not an unfriendly rivalry. Friend has worked against friend in the-straggle, and today the same amiable feeling exists as did prior to the campaign. One' will be fortunate where an other fails. But the loaer -will re joice with the winner with his or her success. Such is the spirit of gener osity And broad-mindedness whieb ha? njarked the whole affair from the start to the finish. ... The last hours of the campaign showed a battle royal. Nearly all the candidates arrived at the campaign office between nine: and ten o'clock. But, promptly at 10 o'clock the door was locked ana no more candidates allowed to enter. According to ths -rules of the campaign all the candi dates In the. office were entitled to 6e waited upon, and it was not until a fete hour that the last candidatejie posited Ilia ballots. WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 1012. MRS. ED SHER1N WINS "5,000 CLUB" AUTO Campaign Ends in BlasEe^of^lory— Last Night a Battle Royal—Many Receive Big Bewards. Thl Winners $750 FORD AUTOMOBILE Mrs. Ed. Sherint^^ Jfl*i,826,700 Votes DIAMOND RINGS The Juages C. Mutphy of The Cozy'Some, H. Conley of the Banner Clothing Co., and V. T. Morris, caBliier of (he Citizens Bank, v^re on hand to,£bse the campaign, and immediately alter the I®! Katherine Ballou 8,571,300 Votes Ronald Dean Ellen Engwell Stella Tipton S. G. Anderson 172,800 Votes 209,700 Votes 105,000 Votes 161,000 Votes I' Is JUDGfeS' CERTIFICATE: WN We, the ltndelpslaii'ed Judges of The Saturday News "50«i 6f6t', 4s*nri"' paign, do hereby certify that the campaign was closed at the p^ope* time according to the rules of said campaign and hereby state that to the best of our knowledge and belief, the campaign was conduoted In a fair and business-like manner, every candidate receiving treatment alike and after.official count of the votes, we find that the above named peraons are entitled to be awarded the prizes offered by the 8at urday News, under the rules and regulations governing the distribution of the prizes In vartous^districts. gjc a Signed Tom ", John H. Conley L. T. Morris «,• f| Many of the candidates desiring to cast a secret ballot placed their sub scriptions and money in the ballot box in sealed envelopes. This assured all candidates of an absolute square deal as there was no way of tolling how man^. yotes,, were in the ballot box. The Final" The final vote told the story. Sever al .million votes were cast by the can didates last night, bringing some of the totals to wonderful figures. It is a fact greatly to be deplored that all" the candidates could not win, espe cially the large prize, but thig was impossible, and there is sympathy in plenty for tho&e who put in days and hocrs of hard labor, and in the end failed to receive the prlee for which they struggled. But, even the work has not all been a wasted effort. The honest strife after success eyen tho' the immediate object is not realized cannot fail to do good. The enthus iasm and energy which were develop edie not lost, but react in one's char acter, putting iron into the nerve, en couraging one's confidence stimulating courage and arousing one's belief in ability to undertake and carry to suct cess, any task that presents itself, f'- Those who were successful are de serving of congratulations and praise. They have striven bard and what they have achieved has been largely the result of untiring work. k? DISTRICT NO. 1. The City of Watertown. Miss Katharine Ballou^,.,. ... 3,571,300. Ralph Englesby 811,800 George McDowell ..^I IV.%.. 101,600 Miss Tacey Brown .. .. 10,000 DI8TRICT.NO. Z. All of Codington County Oiitslde the yCity of Watertown. Ronald Dean, Henry ...... .172,800 Herman Qraen, Kranzburg .. 160,700 Mrs.Eniest Schoonover,Henry 120,000 Miss Clara Nuber, Florence 102,900 DISTRICT NO. 3. All of Hamlin County. Tilth. Bd. Sherin, Thomas ., 4,826,f6tl Miss Bllen Engwell, Haz^l .. 209,700 Miss Grace Boyd HByti ....^^0,000-i DISTRICT 4. "fl:: ., ffejS All of Clark County. "Miss Stella Tipton, Clark .'^ijioS.OOO Miss Stella Brooks, Julian .-i«(S«8,000 ..'DISTRICT NO. All of Deuel County^ & G. Andetjepn, Toronto 161,OCO Mrs-Netty Rntherfofd, Goodwin 92,600 4liB8. Ftencto Aiyle, Clear Lake 12,000. «««. Mrs. F. C. Brooks Dies at Canadian Home Mr. iw4 Mrs, J, A Carey who rfe slde on a larm north of Florence, re turned home this week from Sturgls, Saak., where they were summoned to attend the funeral of their daughter, Mrs. #. c. Brooks, who died after a four days' lllnets. It was a terrible shock to the parents as they had fe reeeived a letter from thelr daughter only a few before her deatb wherein she npted that ^e 'waa^veU and healthy SAd enjoying her pioneer life. Fred Carey, who is connected with the Cadillac garage of (his city, also Sceompanted his parents on their -sad mlpilop. Mrs. Juniata A. Brooks,-wife of F. C. Brooks of Sturgls, Sank., died at their home Friday Jan, 6th, follow ing: an attack of peritonitis. Altho everything that loving hands and a skilled-physician could do for her she succumhed to the dreaded disease, af ter an Illness of but four days. tn the 'death of Mrs. Brooks .the community keenly- feels the loss- &t a good and true friend. To know her was to love her. It is sad to think that one has to be snatched away bo suddenly'when she was so happy and contented and had so'much to Uve for. The dewaeed was born In Watev lown July 2 in the year of 1888. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs* J. A, Carey who reside on a farm north ot Elorcncej this county^ She leaves to, mourn her death a husband and two children, Clyde Athol, ag^ four years, and Hazel Gertrude, age eigh teen nwiUhs. She was married and moved toiea,nada In 1905 where she resided on ft farm with her husband until the first of November last, when, they moved-Jnto town where Brooks U(e Implement Chas. tllark of Doland taime to -'Wa tertow yesterday to re6ei ve treat ment for a badly diseased eyfc,'.rgfe^ Paving Questibn is Up Before Council -wr- The cltyr c't)uncil again '-bar* tfts "paving bug." At the regular meet ing of the city Council Monday even ing. Mayor Martin brot np: the sub ject and an effort will be made ny the city council' to have the work' of paving started in the spring. The mayor appointed a committee consisting of Aldermen Ryalls, Fahne stoek and Shaw to draw up the neces sary petitions and cause them to be circulated and to secure information' from various cities in regard to the best material to be used for paving. Meter Inspector Reports The city meter inspector made his regular monthly report, in which he stated that he had issued three wir ing permits, and had also inspected two electric meters—one being found O. K., and one 4 per cent slow at 619 Park street. Service voltage taken at 821 Sixth street N. E., showed 112 volts, and at Dr. Magee's office on Kemp avenue east. Street Ordinance Goes Over. Ordinance No. 248, which provides fiar tfie vacation of certain streets and alleys asked for by the Minneapolis & St. Louis railway company which has already passed Its first reading was brot up, but after some discussion further action on it was postponed un til the railroad company nude the re quired corrections in the agreement in writing which had been formerly agreed upon by the council and the railroad company, -but had not been so far legally' made by the company. The mayor thereupon appointed Aldermen Pritchard, Reed, McBatb and Fahnestock -as such committee with full power to act-in the matter, and now it is up to the railroad com panies to either agree to promptly pay without" any more- delay or fool-, big the cost of maintaining th^s .elec tric lights at the various points or tney will be compelled to put in auto matic gates or maintain regular fiagl men. Regular monthly salary bills and' others to the atnonnt of $1,055.75 were allowed, after -which the coun. cll adiourned.. ijave some money-to place on d* eirable loana. 8ee 3..B. Bird, Room lI^Goss Block. 32 & Tl.J. wmm. (1 ROADSAR QUESTIO nr Mcietnfa &M. I -. FENCE BLACK HILLS PAU3 iteau of btaeit to Pto/k 'astftoftofi,^. C., «f Yi Sovth Dalnta GtlWe# Martin, of Sodth Dakota and- Senator Borah, ot Idaho, are pushing bilUr et a similar nature in the two btanckea,. oficongrees, the purpose ot "whlck ja to make available tor town purpose* for places like Newell, one-half the fdnd? available from the sale of tata. Good roads la a popular topic, al-\ ways, and tbe-federal convention held at the national capital within the week. Is only part ot the $fo4t move memt being advanced In different per Hons of the country, and which was of muoh the same nature (is tfee raoeting sooii to* be beld at De&dwefcd, where it 1» understood tour ptaics will Join. At the meeting l#revl||rA Underwood,' majority leader' pf 'the house, was one of Ute speaket%, and told ,the delegates that the policy of. different sections of the country, eaBtt. demanding, the adoption ot .dlff^hnt $ph9.«ftes, tvould apver "secure ^proper legislation. H« nrged united 4Ctl*it SjpeakfeT piaik, and Jteprsa^itatlye Borland, ^Missouri, and lna^ other S^AJiem Kpngreaanwii addtc«|ed tbe t«T the fact that the railway^of the south were advancing the wbrk and that the Southern Railway hae espe cially arranged "good roada traias'' that haVe traveled thousands of mUeu —and shown good wagon roads meth ods in every ilart of the south. Judg« J. T. -Ronald, of Seattle, contributed. an interesting paper reviewing &»• progress, of good roads -ln,tlie avesterni-' states.^ Some of the Soiith frakota projects have a way of appealing to the peet Ical end of this political settleMMt of ours here in the capital For ia stance, the average denizen of this section of Amerioan dirt may fail to appreciate the jpracticabllity of can ing two carloadB of young elk fran the Jackson's Hole country -to tke Black Hills,-to be turned oyer to tke care of nature ahd forest rangers er of the proposal to fe&ce in about twelve thousand acres of land in tke Wind Cave National Park, and fill it with bison, elk and deer—and perhaps after all there is not much in the pro position that is after all very practi cal, but from "a sentimental standpoint such ideas as these sweep the average easterner clear off his feet, because of Uie enthusiasm the very suggestion* create. Owing to the good nature that has been restored within senatorial bead quarters for South Dakota two news appers of the state have been vindi cated,:-both senators are happy, and the patrons of the postoffices at Park er and Alexander" will get their mail, in the knowledge that the senate will not longer withhold confirmation of Mrs. Hackett, the newspaper worj&n .5 .of Parker, or of B. B. Yule at Aleuu der. This Is the art preservative again vindicated through the success of these disciples ot Franklin and Guten-r berg. If the plan to raise sugar beets on the Belle Fonrche irrigation project, proves successful the coming. season. Representative Martin, who is respon sible for the trial, expects to be able to secure the co-operation1 of the Re clamation Service, to the fullest ex tent in developing aa for as Hep within the power of that branch of the gov ernmest^he in^ustf?-4n:8outh Dako- taijL Tiierf Is no doubt but what Mr. Postmaetei- General'Hitchcock made quite a hit witty his proposal to anne: the telegraph companies of'the coun try the department nvej^whiafc ha ao ably presides bnt It lp per^neirt to remialsc In speculating as, to jt^t^What one Theodore Rposevelt would have done to a cabinet officer- whti had wmmm