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Published Every Thursday at Watertown, Codington County, 8outh Dakota,
en Midway.
Take the time to read the" adfc—
you will then understand why it is
that some of your neighbors are al
ways 'so lucky in getting bargains"
vrtien they do. their shopping. They
cave read, the columns of the live
Official Paper of City of Watertown.
Entered at the Postoffice, Watertown, South Dakota, as Second Class Matter
92.00 In Canada.
Change address may be made at any time,
Anonymous communications will not receive attention,
sent to insure return of rejected manuscript
Business Office Main 363
Blue 613
Just Between You and "We"
When you have read the regular
news columns of the Saturday News,
you have not read all the news in the
paper' by all means. There are the
several columns of advertisements,
which are just as important to the
reader as the other columns.
Supposing the grocer never read
the produce reports he receives—he
•would be as ignorant of the "doings"
of the produce people as you are of
the doings of Watertown merchants
by not reading their advertisements.
Suppose the coal man did not read
the coal news—he would be in poor
shape to do business.
Supposing the hardware man did
not read his'Trade papers—he could
not last long in his business—and be
a success, which is the natural out
come of being progressive and up-to
Supposing the dry goods merchant
passed up the columns of his trade
paper-where would he stand a chance
ol getting "next to the newest and
best" in his line.
Men in all lines ot trade are ever
alert in keeping posted as to what is
new and best in their respective lines.
The Saturday News has been com
piled to increase its number of page*
of reading matter at different times
or. account of the increase in its ad
vertising columns—giving you the
usual number of columns of reading
matter. The Saturday News stands
head and shoulders above the average'
vveekly newspaper—the merchant is
aware ot thlB and that is why he ad
vertises in it. it costs money to ad
vertise—and that is one of the ex
penditures of the wise merchant.
The "wise reader -«ill read the offer
ings of the different merchants and
tibus keep posted on what is doing
among the business houses of the city.
That is store news. It Is just as im
portant as the other news'
The advertising columns of the pa
per are the messengers between the
^stores and the people. Let theme^
!£ecnger- do Ms work for you/'*w'•*"
B^ifrom Charles B. Towns' "The Peril
of the Drug Habit" in the Century.)
The most harmful of all habit form
1pg drugq is cocaine. Nothing, so
quickly deteriorates its victim or pro-,
'Vldes so short a cut to the insane asyl
am. It differs from opium in two
portant ways. A man does not nc
tQuire a habit from cocaine in the sense
that ills virtually1 impossible for him
to leave it off without medical treat-:
ment He can do so, although, ha
-rarely does. On withdrawal, he ex
pgriences only an Intense and horrible
tiepession, together with a physical
languor which results in & sleepiness
ttat cannot be shaken off.
Opium withdrawal, oa, the "fcth^r.
rBsnlta In sleeplessness
treme nervous and physical disorder.
Jtn action, too, cocaine is exactly the
.eppoeiteof opium,.'tor cocaine" ls„an'
^^xtreajo stlmulent. I^s stimulus wwtfrs
"Off jjulckly andleaves a corfrespondlng
depression, but it kttjre» half *&
JhOur of capability^! intense Effort,
ftfhy blcyclferidera. prl«i.flghtr
race dotfc.
cocaiy6%W»i reu^its
ilit^wraflyvllrift into
Give old as well as new ad-
Postage must be
About Things That are Subject to More or Less Thought
eliminated the murder trials, divorce
proceedings, crimes without number
in all their revolting aspects, and what
Lowell calls the 'stagnant goose-ponds
of village gossip.' But since fathers
and mothers read the daily paper, they
our daily paper we wish might be
cannot consistently prohibit their
children from doing the same. In its
way, the newspaper is a great edu
cator. It brings us each day in touch
with the whole world. Its recapitula
tion of current events is timely and
helpful. The newspaper is a neces
sity. We could not spare it from our
table, in spite of Its faults. Then
are newspapers and newspapers. It is
for each parent to bring into bid
home as clean a sheet as he can find,
knowing that the innocent eyes of his
little children will scan its pages."—
Suburban Life Magazine for Septem
A political vacuum cleaner is nee.l
ed in South Dakota politics this year
if ever such a thing was needed.
The two or more factions of the re
publican party have got into a bad
mess among themselves and the lat
est move is on the part of the Taft
men who are urging Hon. H. L. Loucks
of this city to run this fall on a Taft
ticket Mr. Loucks could conscien
tiously .run on a Taft ticket as he did
not get "hooked" by the bull-moosevelt
germs that spread througout the coun
try. He was immune..
And the News might state further
that Mr. Loucks has a following in
this state that is not to be scoffed at.
He would be a good vote getter, and
a man that a person could vote for
and not ne«d to apologize for ho do
ing. He is an interesting speaker and
can hold an audience as long as any
man in the state.
The following from Deadwood, tells
the first chapter of the story
Taft republicans in this part of the
state are asking for the nomination
of H. L. Loucks of Watertown, presi
dent of the Farmers' league, for gov
ernor. The Taft men throughout the
state are looking around for a can
didate to oppose Lt.-Gov. Frank M.
Byrne of Faulkton, who vfron^tHe'r'e
publieaiv nomination in the recent
primaries. Byrne is not satisfactory
to the Taft element because he has
steadfastly declined to support Taft
since the Chicago nomination &n4
Loucks, w\ho was a strong La Btollette
supporter in this state: before the
Chicago convention, has since ?ridor
aed Taft's nomination. :It
stood to be the plan of the Black Hills
Taft men to try to hkve'Loueka name
at the Mitchell conference September
10, when plans will be laid to defeat
the present set of electors because!
they also' decline to come out as Taft
men. Just how Loucks's name will be
placed, on the ballot is yet a mooted
question aticfno one seems to' definite
ly understand the legal methods -o
pursue but the best lawyers-1&-this
section are now engaged in working
out a. plan that'' they expe«st""WHl be
satisfactory to their elemfent at least
Cjgurt charged with Peeving pSt, prison
ifethe coffee .pot at the fattittybreak
fast table, so thfit' his /father tHuHi
mttther died. The Judge- s&M adtafe
tfclaiji to Ifie bot'aJ&ut "jhotifer love.
boy saT&t 'tifomer u4*,
to the ^bmciiuaton 'ttiat.^be qfat
thm Is an evlAe^ce o^AQge^r^c^ and
•ttlfer TfMjrtle^snefi# It ie^jaot jgood
tiate toy- anythiftf i^pisparMe^
the, dead, Wa qtles^tfn
uia54nbl3i' thftt the pa^na ot that
ks tti*
wa all«rw oar ra^Tand
Jtyfr «i£ vi hi s,uih
whii^iBr. 3
In t*®rbiaa? ttremed, ia'lo tilbit child-'
*en, fnpoolallr the hoys q* tl thw
^en mercenaries, and some Ibn'wtP
Aberdeen, Sept. 16.—The nunor is
revived that the republican iiatlonal
committee, at its meeting in- Chicago
this week, will take steps to jjemove
Thomas Thorson as the South Dako
ta member of the committee, aild sub
stitute an active supporter pf,.Presi
dent Taft, on the ground that Mr.
Thorson, who -is supporting Colonel
Roosevelt for president, has, by adopt
ing that course, ceased to be a repuD
lican, and is no longer qualified to
serve on a republican committee. It
is rumored in Aberdeen that J. C. Sim
niiSns of this city, who was chairman
of the Taft campaign committee be
fore the primary election in June, and
Is chairman of the committee of Taft
republicans that will hold a mass con
vention at Mitchell on September 19,
will be substituted for Mr. Thorson as
national committeeman, but Mr. Sim
mons denies any knowledge Of such
a movement.
Pierre, Sept. 16.—The meeting of
candidates and members of the re
publican state committee at Huron the
past week, while doing but little on
the surface, did a great deal toward
clearing up the situation in the state,
probably more than will be done at
Mitchell, this week where there will
be a great deal more noise. The re
sult was the locating of the position
of the state candidates who were pres
ent, and showing definitely that a part
of them will not give any aid or: coun
sel to a Roosevelt set of electors,
which was made plain to all. Bur
this, instead of intensifying any feel
ing against such candidates, appears
to have settled the campaign down
to a point where the bull moosei-a re
alize that they will be compelled to
recognize that they must -consider
that feeling on the part of the state
candidates. It means that there will
be two different campaign committees
in the state, one the republican com
mittee headed by Mr. Sherwood,
which will look after the stat4|:cam
paign, and which will work for the
election of the state ticket as selected
at the June primary. The other will
be a. strictly bull moose committee
and will more than likely be headed
-ty John Sutherland of this clity, who
has agreed to assist in the work, but.
who, while he has not yet dSSfcltely
agreed to head the committee -is ap
parently in line for that position.
The next move of Interest is the su
preme court cases whicK wilLconis on.
for argument today-and tomorrow Ur
the first, the question as-to whether
or not any candidates for the supreme
court are to be selected at the No
vember election, and if not, asSto
just what may be the status of pljss
ent holding judges and"Uxe othe^ln
-case judges are to be nominated :|h«
right of the democrats to place fee
name of Robert P. Stewart of Dead
wood oln their regular ticket by 'pe
tition, or act of their state commltfjbe.
The case of Tuesday is one testing
the right ot the bull mooSe elec|tottS-:
to a place on the republican balftrt.
These three cases, having. in
bearing a great deal-, to do- with Jpejj
possibilities of the general election!.
The democrats are feeling very
cheerful these days with the asfui^
ances coming to them from" the Sold
stalwart' element tha-t"they-'can mAk%
sight drafts upon them for all fae
votes they control in case the bull
moosers remain -on the- regular tick0t
and the assurance of National Com.-1
mltteeman Thorson, gives Mr. John-"
Son,' that if the Taft contingent had
won, the sight draft could have been
made upon their faction, which prora^
lee no doubt would hold good in case
the supreme court should hold that
tie moosers mast get' off the reguia^
ticket. Altogether it looks- cheering
to the democrats, but there is one
factor to yet be considered, that of
the vob«b', "hank" honoring these
different sight drafts when, they ar$
presented on the fifth of next Novbm
Doings Among the Politicians
Of All Parlies and Factions and Published as News Only
placed in the Independent column.
The second aiction begun in the name
of the state by Attorney T. H. Null
of Huron would prohibit the secre
tary of state from certifying the
names of any candidates for the su
preme bench to the county auditors,
thus preventing a judicial election in
be, heard September 19,
liter the second- time in its history ig
swamped with a series political
capos. Along in the late-JninetieB
ot ca$estb concs^ping the
'^Phere the^boatfl of Talents were?
UfSe- firaf was started 'iy "fee demo*
November. If Null's position that the
statute under which this elec
tion is held, is unconstitutional, is
upheld by the court, then the cause
of action for the first case will be
removed. .The Null case directly af
fects three of the judges themselves,
Haney, Corson and Whiting. If the.
roint made is correct, then judicial
elections can only legally be held
under the law of 1893, the last of
which elections occurred in 1899, and
the above named judges have been
purely holdover officers since the ex
piration of their term on July 1, 1906.
There seems to be three different
opinions as to the effect a decision
sustaining the Null case would have
on the terms of the judges, the first
two being based on the interpretation
of Sec. 36, Art. V. of the constitution,
"All judges or other officers of the
supreme, circuit or county courts
—shall hold their offices until their
successors respectively are elected Or
appointed and qualifyV The first
point of view is that their positions
will be automatically vacated at the
expiration of their regular terms on
January 1 next their successors to
be appointed by the governor. If this
is true, in case Johnson is successful
it would mean three Democrats on
the supreme bench. The second po
sition taken, and the one which seems
to have the most authority in its
support is that the jreSent incumbents
will hold over as de facto officers un
til January 1, 1917. The court has
already held in a late opinion, Jones
v. Roberts county, 131 N. W. 861, an
analogous case, that a county super
intendent should hold over until his
successor could be elected and qual
ified—this in the face of an expresB
constitutional provision that his term
must be limited to four years—on the
principle tbat the law abhors a vacan
cy in office. The third viewpoint is
that the three judges, Corson, Haney
and Whiting are purely holdover of
ficers since/July 3, 1906, and that un
less interefred with that they will
fill the present term ending the ftret
pf January, 1917, but being only ie
facto judges the legislature is not
.liound by constitutional limitation
making their terms of office six years
and may interfere. T^e^arin^wfll
be this week.
The third poUtlcaTt:®! 'Is ifi'at of
John Gray of Deadwood brought by4
a a &
Huron electors off
lot in the Republican column, in ac
tion to prohibit the Secreta'^ of state
from placing their names on "the balr
lot. It is very Blmllar to the Kansas
-cause, adversely decided. The brief at
great length recites that. these men
were formally and legally nominated
at a formally and legally called Re
pubican state convention, and that by
Immemorial custom they axe bound
jhorally and legally to suport in the
electoral collet^'ifJelectei the Re
publican nominee for President, Pres
ident Taft— and furtheryaileges. that
they will not do this—hence they have
no right .to a place on the ballot as
republicsfhs. The oral argument«will
Washington, D. C., Sept. 18.—The
Sixty-first Congress,: with a rejpubli
!§£n majority in each house, under the
stea^y but not spectacular pressure
of President Taft, enacted more pro
gressive and sound legisiaicin than has
etood to' the credit of any Congress.in
generations. The Sixty-second. {Con-:
ishowed,: more inaptitude in
hi the House) closed, its, second session
ynftcently with a startling record ot
tilings left undone. Rarely, has a Con
ineptitude in
legislation than this. It well merits
•tfhe Sottth T^kOla auj(rf®me couft ,the criticism of Hon. James R. Mann,
^puhiican leader, Who declares that
"'this Congress has enacted laws few
etf' in number and ,-of less Importance
4Jj^any session in recent years."
Started, ex re) AAsans ef al v.
Herriefl et al, the opinions from which
are ^opn^^eneralty in 10 South Da
kot^^'At^present'thei^^r%7found to
be tairee "polities} tiascTpe&Ung. all
dir^ol^d against Secretary of state
S. -0. Polley^ to ^restrain htat .from
cwU^rlng /of cert^la can^
to tM several Jotmty Auditors"
I®** placea'Vffj^NifeaiK^slection'
Among the measures enacted hjrthe
Bixty-first Congress in the'first two
years of ftfeBident Taft's adminlgtra
tion are thp foljowing: Providing for
an excise on corporations, a law
which is ^rking most satisfactorily
and producing a handsome revenue
estahllshU^' postal sa.vings baoS
system 4fisprofing perfecting
etnplo ers'3abfl«® afet i^wfganizteg
^nd reforrmng theL consular a^lyic^i
Sata for guiOB^ in tariff iegi*l*&o|i
to sjeretaty ,io suppressing ttte ^hite slave $tdmc,
pMWA the rata* «ATlotewH^Btew«a| ot
De^ood on the^jket ijfehfcj^eo
oppMjtoi $Moi-
i»Ve b%^eca»d^i» t%e mm&M
ly broMtt n|if^roTEi«afc toi
-le a CAnflldate for jtJSge of tbHHfleatiou of the*Panama Canal, ^meod
:MnWIM OAWttt Dnltm InAViljiWiia !L. U.
snrreme court. Pollej ^eontentioff
is that SteinurL, ^ejlng namcatea by
patittea after, th^ ^^srle^hould be
mcnts ^NngtheninK the Intei-aato
coiesi|tree. Jaw improving the lftw?
subject el safety appUancw
for railroads for the suppression of
the issuance of fraudulent bills ot lad
Contrast this with the almost blank
record of the Sixty^second Congress.
'I said last December," said Mr. Mann
the other day, "that this session would
last longer and do less than any other
regular session of recent years. My
forecast proved correct.''
The republican state convention
heid at Huron on July 2nd, 1912, in
violation of its duty to the party,
nominated 'presidential electors who
are opposed to the success of the
national "republican party. and are
seeking its defeat by the election of
the candidate of another party to the
This action violated all precedent
since the foundation of our govern
fent and betniyed and disfranchised
the republican voters of this state.
The undersigned, a committee ap
pointed at a meeting of republicans,
held in Huron on August 14th, 1912,
having exhausted every effort to right
this wrong, and having failed, hereby
calls a mass convention of all repub
licans in South Dakota who are Op
posed to the destruction of the ie-.
publican party at the hands of Theo
dore Roosevelt and those in sympathy
with him, to meet in the city of
Mitchell, South Dakota, on Thursday,
September 19, 1912, at o'clock
p. m. for the purpose of taking. such
action as may be nee'essary to ac
complish the defeat of Roosevelt pres
idential electors for South Dakota,
and 11 the candidates nominated for
Btate and congressional offices who
by their action 6nd vote at the Huron
convention'July 2nd, 1912, perpetrated
this outrage upon the republican par
ty. Signed: F. D. Wicks, C. M. Day,
3. F. Halladay, T. B. Roberts, J. B.
Townslee, H. Chamberlain, F. S.
Mease, H. L. Loucks, W. S. Bowen, J.
W. Pechham, committee.
The committee which has charge of
the arrangements for the gathering of
the regular republicans at Mitchell is
considering the' question of recom
mending legislation that will prevent
thje theft Of a party name in the
future, and Hon. R. O. Richards of
Huron, who has made aa ethsftit«v»
study of party government has been
invited to address tile Mitchell gath
ering along these lines.
•. -.. -f.vjr .v.
Should Collect $SAD,,
At the request ot ,S^Aes Attcirnoy
Waggoner of Stanley county the ajfe
tbrney'general hasj" held that clerks
Of courts should collect-'a? $5 fee in
lieu of a $2.50 fee as heretofore, in
the case of defAu^t- divorce cases.
There are two statutes, one providing
that in. an ordinary defaulted'action
the fee should be the Cesser sum, while
in foreclosures and other equitable ac
tions the fee shall be $5. The opht?
ion clasaeB divorce actions with the
^Jji|SiUte Makes Its Credit Good
'"^he credit of the state^ has been
seriously injured by- the accretion of
a large amount in Capitol .Building
Fund warrants for the payment of
which there were no funds in the state
treasury. Chapter 27, Laws ot 1911,
appropriated $20,000 for 1911 and tor
1912 for the parking and improving of
the grounds and provided that in case'
no money came into the Capitol Build
ing Fund that the same might be paid
out" of the' general fund, which was
to be recompensed: from the Capitol
Fund as soon as money was paid in
Attorney: General Johnson has inter
preted this law to mean that' all Cap
itol Building ftmd warrants may be
paid out of the' general fund. This
will mean that, &> large amount'
tbeAe warrants which have Wen sell
ing' below par because of the difficul
ty in cashing the same will he brought
up^to par and the credit once more
placed on
solid basi^f-t
yJChe Westernj,P^sstingsr association
hail announced that ap railroads Jn.
this jstate yill grant a round trip rate
of gpne fare and a third for. t|»e*m®®tv
ing of the regular republicans whi^k
will he held at Mitchell* on Thursday
from poipts west the MlmtKt'iiive^
September 17' and 18, Wth a
return limit up to and instating Bern
jtt^t itecetved
lO.OO^^opy e^Stfo:
book, ,'jptottjd'l
Dakota and it*
be largely dieirftufc
txy^f^bamo^C Qj
the^i#efn sfcte«g
nouse la«n. ran onto'a b!
ccdtleMiafeek JtairinW .the summer
laige, number reptiles haVfi
hepn iajffarre} of Ufergi on
It you wear glassee, and
your appendix and tonsils: mtao
you are quite up to
The corn is on ite ear
frost his so early—not*
The state fairs over^pwhapi
can dise^ss polities ».litQ«
... -If--'Kife-'*
The politicians -experiencing
sensation over the ^puu4s
they will experience more when &
voter gets through with some.of.' thi
The democrats hope to carry 'JEr^
sylyanla—they must- think
some hig to want to attempt j^0h*
thing.- ^Reader, the^ foregoing i|
taken either way. --v ,-• ,U.-
Crazy, sume—ma's canning now anS
making jelly. *®,
The success of the Mellette-Mc-:
Pherson irrigation plant at Ft Pierrt^,.^
a year ago,- and the very large amountt
of propoganda work induced a great"'
many men with land'located adjacent
to the Missouri and its lateral streams
the past summer to attempt to Watei^_
their ground. It has been'found thi^f'
fall that in some cases where the worlii
was done in a haphazard and uifjl:
scientflc manner that the results hav^
not been what was anticipated, but Ite
every case where the Irrigator uned
his head the return, on his investment^
has been good. Tot the second yea|^r
the original 60-acre tract'ln Ft Plerr#^?,
-has nmrtxwM "bountifully. Qeorge,Ci
PhiUp, the manager ^ofc the large pro^.,
feet on the 'liilssouri bottom below the,,
buffalo pasture 'above Ft Pierre et
presses himself as wen satisfied witlt^
results and contempi^ies Target
turnr:-another year on account ot hiB.v
safne ift
truest 'the ^Cnlt^^^^Ctrew, propoSltioi*'
below Pierre.
Washington, ,1): C., Sept. 18.—Rejp-'
cent reports' concerning Mexican ln»
tervention originated in the highest
official quarters, and.' there is* pretty
good reason to -believe the President -i
gave some raiber .stiff'fntiVnatloAs' tb
the press, sib a good many'of the r^-..
ports originated from Beverly. Things^
have been pretty bad in Mexico fot)|*&,
a long time, but the best official- .1%-**
formation is that Conditions have iatf
proved- somewhat, and the complain^
from. Americans haVe diminisMd. Just
now all 'who know thi&'Mexicaa' situ*
ation scout the-Idea that interventioo.,
is desirable, andHhe only justificatlon
for talk of this nature is being braced f.
to the eriglences of American nation-*
al politics/
Washington, D. C., Sept 18.-r-A bigf
noise went up frtmrNew York, Chicit
go, St. Louis and other big cities^
when the Postmaster General «rdere(t
the suspension of Sunday mail de5- ,t
liveries,- and' told mostly' everybody
connected with ttfe post offlces.ianJ
delivery service .-to go Jiome andr-^n-v fi
•joy Sunday with their- families. TK^*
protest 'was, however, short-lived, afe
ihe general public came to the-sup^
port-of the Department.^ The Sunday'
closing'plan had been previously thor
oughly trffed( out ,m the Washington
city ofHei, and when It was found that
it worked well on the dog," the rtfe. -S*
suit of the etxtepslon of the plan .IP
the -countr^"'general)y "was assured &
advance*' the great surprise
•toan/ people Who have long thought
otSferwis^^i^ey vftsje able to get aiojog
ihg "i^hout
(the, l?th of this^potvih. J®' &
Tickets in ac^rdutce
ab^ve announcement .will go on
from all points e^st of the Mt^KMir:
river on September ^8 19,
any seftttus^icpnvenlehCjB'
country, thoiteandi a^ drive® from
tfthelr( homes Tjy CoUK|Ul and lung (fa
«ea«M. Friends and b^ness|^6:ieft
b^Esd for efiber '^StaatM,
cdStl^.^6Jiff nt^3w^l 8tite. A bett^
^#y—the way muiStttdilh-}s -to tis«a
l«te.-King's: ^e^^scoipry '«Sd -eui#
w. Iu»« trouble®
a po^tir# "blessiag. tOc
lam can ttwn a Hoostec Cabinet
now miss the moneyv
(Kwptf'ari one dollar
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