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1$ VOLUMN XLII NO. 22 '4* A# in%i' 7 GATHEUPRIL 7 President Wilson Decides on Extra Session Date. CONFERS WITH UNDERWOOD Kx«eutiv« and House Leader Agree That the Tariff will Be the Only Subject Considered. Washington, March 13.—President Wilson's proclamation assembling the Sixty-third congress In special session will fi* April 7 as the date and sug gest that the revision of the tariff should he the only subject given con aiders ti on. Tht«o facts became known following a conference between President Wil son and representative Oscar W. Un derwent, Hie Democratic leader of the house. It lias been decided that action on a measure proposing changes in the banking and currency laws shall be deferred until the regular session of congress that will begin in December. After consideration of all the facte the president came to the conclusion that it would be better to restrict the work of the special session to the tariff revision bills in order that they mig\it be placed on the statute books at the earliest practicable date. It was pointed out to the president that until uncertainty concerning the tariff program of the Democrats has been dissipated business in many lines will to some extent be suspended. The argument was made that concur rent action on the tariff and banking and currency laws would delay enact ments in both instances, with a possi bility of a serious disturbance ia buaiaese. I The president will send first a mes sage pointing out the necessity for tariff revision and will follow this with a series of messages upon specific things which he believes congress may be able to act upon without unneces sarily prolonging the session. This course is said to have been approved at a cabinet meeting. It was originally tbe intention Of President Wilson to call congress to gether on or about April 1. At the instance of Chairman Underwood and his associates on the ways and means committee it was decided that con gress should meet on April 7. The change in date was made to give the tariff makers of the house more time to complete the revision bUis. KILLING OF MINERS PROBED Military Court Trying "Mother" Jonee 8tarts on New Tack. Charleston, W. Va., March 16.—The military court which has been trying "Mother" Jones and forty-nine miners on the charge of killing nine guards In strike battles has begun an investi gation into the killing of miners by mine guards. Former State Senator Samuel Montgomery, who several days ago wrote a letter to the court demanding the arrest, of powerful offi cials who brought the machine guns which were used by the mine guards to kill the miners, was before the court. VETOES THE AMNESTY BILL PreeUSent Gomez of Cuba Harkena to Protest of United States. Havana. March 14.—President Go mes vetoed the amnesty bill. He took this action after a long conference with officers, at which there was a lengthy discussion of the note from the state department at Washington to the Cuban minister, Senor Rivero. The president prepared a message recommending the framing of a new bill to extend amnesty only to prison ers taken at the recent rising in Ori ente and to other purely political-ot fenders. FARM WAGES ARE HIGHER Increase of Thlrty-four Per Cent Since 1902. Washington, March 13.—The bump er crops of the past year have not only enriched the farmer but they have served to increase the wages of farm laborers. A bulletin issued by the department of agriculture says that wages paid to such laborers have increased about 3.2 per cent during the year and 7 per cent during the paat two years. "Since 1902." says the bulletin, "the Increase haa been about 34 per eent. For parcel poet insurance call 8. Byan & Son. "l*/ V Sif The Union W AND ABOUT TOWN. Weddioi Anniversary Last Sunday it being Mr. and Mrs. I T. E. Oakes, of this city, thirtieth anniversary, but as they had not thought anything about it they were quite surprised when coming home from church found their children and grandchildren all gathered there waiting for them. At one o'clock they all sat down to the wedding din-1 ner, which was brought and served by the children. The afternoon was spent in visiting. Supper was served at six o'clock and just before leaving the table Mrs. Oaks cut and gave to each one a piece of the pink and white wedding cake. After supper they all* departed for, their .^country homes, hoping that they may all be together to help them celebrate their golden wedding also. Mr. and Mrs. Oakes were presented with a set of silver knives and forks. Old-Time Buildings Disappearing The old landmarks #here the prin cipal business houses were twenty dve and forty-live years ago are grad ually disappearing off the map. All he old buildings that are left now on 'he south side of Main street are the Wilmarth barber shop, built by John Steckinan the old John R. Wood liv »ry barn, theTremont hotel, formerly the "Elk Point House," built by E.B. Wixon Mrs. J. L. Smith's millinery store, and Freeman Bros.' E. P. S. store. Those left on the north side Main street are the Kent building n Kent's corner the Merchants ho rel, and the Kelley building that was jwned and operated by Joe Stringer is a harness shop and boot and shoe store, and the old stage barn, now owned by John Coverdale and used as a blacksmith shop. wia ... Tickets for (he Minstrel Show A limited number of tickets have been given out to the business houses in the city for the Band Benetit Min strel Show Wednesday night, April 2. This show is to be given solely for the oenetit of the Elk Point band and the proceeds will be used to buy instru ments and uniforms. pPhe tickets will go fast and you are advised to get your seats early. It will be the best lo cal talent show ever given in the city. There are over thirty-tive people in the chorus and orchestra and it is guaranteed to be the best ever or your money.back. See the bills and watch this paper next week. Hiss French Returns Miss Kathryn French returned on Wednesday from her trip to the East where she witnessed the inauguration of President Wilson and visited sev eral of the large eastern cities. She also visited with friends in Detroit, Michigan. A meeting of the state reading circle board, of which she is a member, was to have been held here today but on iher arrival hojae she was notified that the secretary was unable to come and that the meeting was postponed indefinitely. Miss French reports a most pleasant trip. Miss Alice ttyan, Miss Flor ence Ericson and Miss Jessica lioff utan, her companions on the trip, are still in the east but the first two named are expected home next week. Election of P. E. 0. Officers The annual business meeting and election of officers of the local P. E. O. sisterhood was held at the home of Mrs. Chester Main on Tuesday of last week. The following are ttM new ottic«r3: President—Mrs. "Nellie Minty. Vice President—Mrs. Grace Ford. Recording Secretary—Mrs. Mar garet Bust. Corresponding Seeretarf Mtas Maude Fox. Treasurer—Mis. Harriet SUckney. Chaplain -Miss Clara IIayes. Guard—Mrs. Grace Douglas. ,,V JoitfAalist—-Mrs. Mary £$ja. 0.0. B*s. The O. O. B. Club were delighcfully entertained at the Schaetzel home on St. Patrick's evening. Green Carna tions and ferns formed the decora tions. Amusements applicable to the day were indulged in and prizes were awarded for efforts. A very delicious lunch was served at the close of the were carried out i& each course. 4 ,*» A Twenty Years A|o [Items of interest taken from 1 Leader files, Mar. 23, 1893.1 Skating on the slough west ol' town I has been excellent this week. Frank Snyder has gone to Miner county, where he will work at bis trade. Geo. Main and family have gone to Wilmington, 111., where he will en gage in business. L. T. Rust is building a new resi dence at the corner of Washington! and Court streets. This section was visited by Quite a severe storm last Tutsday. Over two inches of snow fell. Jacob Lingle of Brule has leased the Tillotson farm north of Richland for a term of three years. J. K. Stickney has gone to Sioux City where he has accepted position witli a big real estate tirm. Mr. Harter, sr., and family will move to Aurora county the first of next month to engage in farming. J. G. Hutchinson has commenced the erection of a new dwelling on the lot where the Tommy Smith house stood. Roee, the 10»year-okf daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Barry, living west of town, died March 15 of mem branous croup. Father Himes was taken suddenly ill with winter cholera last Saturday, but fortunately his iiiness was of short duration. Mrs. John It. Wood was taken sud denly ill last Friday and for a time fears were entertained for her recov ery, but she pulled through alright. Sheriff Deane is not in the liquor business, but lie has about a hundred gallons of whisky aud a couple of bar rels of beer stored away in the jail. The stuff belonged to a tteresford Dootlegger, whose place was recently raided by the officers. Will St robe I brought the news of the death of Uounty Commissioner Isaac A. Dailey, who died at his home in Civil Bend township last Thursday morning of pneumonia. The news was a great sho k to his friends here, as it was only last week he was here attending an adjourned meeting of the county board. He was very much liked by his friends. J. G. Merrill of Big Sioux township has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the board occasioned by Mr. Dailey's death. Letter From Pioneer Merchant M. B. Kent received a letter the other day form C. M. Northup one of pioneer merchants of Elk P«int who was a partner of C. W. Beggs in the early 70's. Mr. Northup is now living at Pasadena, Cal., and is in the Real Estate and Loan business and is doing a lucrative business. His brother, Gene who is also known by the old time fclk Pointers is with him. He stated in the letter that his friend Mr. Beggs informed him that Mr, Kent was ill, and he wrote him a long letter asking him to come to California, stating that he thot the excellent climate would rapidly im prove his health. Forty Years A&o [From StofU City Journal, March MS] The silent inhabitants of the old (cemetery evening. The colors green and wliite moved to make at Elk Point are being re- room for tbe railroad depot. V I I •\T« hi ELK POINT, UNION COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA. DEAL HAS BEEN CONSUM mated whereby the subscription list, business and good Will of The Union County Courier has been purchased by The Leader Publishing Co. and the same has become their property. All sub scription agreements will be carried out by the Leader where subscriptions to The Courier have been paid in advance and the two news papers have been consolidated under the name of the Leader-Courier. Arrangements have been made whereby all back subscription ac counts are payable to R. P. Willis and he it authorized to collect and receipt for same. All advertising and job work accounts due The Courier at this time ice the property of R. P. Willis. ft H' HP* WILLIS THOS. H. RYAN i Sioux Valley Frip Our Hegulsr Oorre*ponl»at Arf Hanson started his saWmil MvJbday the big pile of logs on the H. R. Stoutenbefg farm. The little twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Rimer Hultgren have both been very sick the psst week and under the doctor's care. Mrs. Robert Waterburv is under the doctor's care in Sioux City, and the sad report come* from there that she is seriously ill. Mrs. L. J. Erfckson and daughter Selma are making preparations to move to Akron and enjoy a much needed and well earned rest. Mrs. C. J. Johnson, daughter EUnily and son Freddie, of Big Springs, were Sunday visitors at the Ilenning Gass man home in Sioux Valley. Although the weather was rery stormy the L. J. Erikson sale Friday was attended by a good crowd and everything sold at big prices. Rev. C. H. Nelson will preach his farewell sermon in Union Creek next Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, and we anticipate a large audience. Emil Gustafson,01ga and Edna An derson took the train in Akron Satur day for Beresford whe/e they visited friends and relatives a couple of days. There will be a program and basket social in the old Union Creek chu rch Friday evening, March 28, under ih e auspices of the Union Creek Literary society. Ladies bring baskets and everybody invited. Mrs. Clarence Water bury was oper ated upon for gallstones a few days ago by Akron doctors, and is reported doing well and prospects are bright for her complete recovery. A class of six candidates were con* firmed in the Union Creek church Sunday and the ceremonies conducted by Rev, C. H. Nelson wty*' 'ivinfuo tite and impressive. Brnlfc From Oti'r'ftifrtitar OorretDonden? Mr. Groundhog is vindicated. not, why notv Daniel Ulvog called on this vicinity new .i& .Ztm'WfyV pf .. Will and Ira I'ederson Otto XygarUSunday. v* es-Janitor Hofstad Sunday. Mrs. P. Wiese called on Mrs Albert Johnson Thursday. Rilly was going to eail on Mm $. Sunday, but didn't. Mr. and Mrs. John Kolstad called at Albert Johnson's Sunday. Mrs. A G. Peterson, mother and sister called on Mrs. John Kolstad on Thursday. Christ Hanson of Sioux City was in Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. The hard times social Friday night aurely had a hard time of it It also i ?STW ,.: V f: had a hard wind, hard frost, a hard storm and hard luck in general. The "Carpet, rugs, from Bagdad" was raf fled but didn't leave the family. Albert Kulvik thought things around here were too slow last Thurs day so he had a runaway for a change. Ed Eidem and family of Sioux City were up last week mother's funeral. Mrs. Ilerreid and Blla Ifvistendahl spent Saturday night at the A. Ak Conville Jr. home. K.t to attend his -.rland Newt Mrs. Otto Nygard who has been in Sioux City for a few days returned to her home Saturday. There was a basket aooial a! Kit Garland school house Saturday even* ing. A program was given before the baskets were sold. The money receiv ed will be used in getting articles for the school. 1 Andrew Dewey and! Annie "ftredall spent Sunday at the home of Ingebret Ilalverson and wife, it being their eldest son Willie's birthday. Gerdy Groon and family spent day at the George Powell home. San- Josie Miller called on her brother and sister, George Miller and wife. Otto Nygard, wife and child spent Saturday evening at the home of A. McConville Jr. A. McConville was a Sioux City vis itor last week. Willie and Fred Halversoncalled ot: their friends Pat Morlarity and Tom Malone east of Elk Point last week. Frank Jacobs and wife spent Sun dav at the home of her parents Inge bret Hal verson and wife. Mrs. M. A. Herried and children Harold and Lester who have been vis iting her mother at Vermillion re turned to her home Tuesday. Joseph fi. Johnson was a business visitor at Elk Point last week. •«¥»'«, y i. HI hud, 'J&ii&ii Spink* From Ottr Becotfci Oorr«apon|fat. Anton Wolden went-to bloux Saturday. b. A. Klopstad autoed to Beresford Tuesday. Mrs. Laps Larson called tMl Grand ma Uratt Monday. called on Lester Laason has been sick with croup, but is repor.ed better. Mrs ii. i$. Klopstad visited her daughter Mrs. J. M. Larson Monday- Misseii Lena Solem and Petra A brahauv visited at off en Mai*son% Sunday. Albert Abraham has been helping Albert Omdahl haul hay a few days this week. John Bratt and family moved to Spink Wednesday where tfeer *11 make their home. Services will be held in Brule Creek church Monday morning second Easter day at usual time. Mrs. Alexis Anderson of Vermill ion Is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lars Larson. A large crowd enjoyed the party given at Halvor Lewison's Tuesday evening. The evening was spent in playing various games aud at a late hour an oyster supper was Civil Bend Kn v Tom i'avis and daughter Eleanor returned for a few days from Tyndall on account of Miss Eleanor's sickness. uarl Pike visited over Sunday witfc his parents, ile returned again to Vermillion Sunday evening. •everal farmers from this neigh borhood attended the Blue Valley Creamery demonstration Tuesday afternoon. Harry Remington spent Sunday at at the home of his uncle Vernie Miss Millie Davis is visiting at the home of Mrs. Paul Summy. Chas. Pennel and son Kelton shop pad in town Tuesday. Mrs. Tom Davis is visiting with her sister, Mrs. B. A. Rozell. r. Rhodes has been absent froa his school for two days on account of the pink eye. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barber went to Sioux City Monday to see Mrs. Barb er's grandmother. Mrs. Twitchell who is tfoing to Canada where she expects to make hex hum* rv, K v5L J'V i1, ^7« -*t" i«f2w Jfc&o uJr 'fvJ^ IjOUFI©^ fe'A*. j''VV.^'''•"*• i' ,* v V vji jut,* "fe kSSH^*is^ THURSDAY, MARCH 20,1914 Hippeolngs if tbe Westings All Oner the Stale, HYDE PAYS FINE OF $1,5M Milffonalrs nM| Estate '. Makes Good Coata of Case, the •Tatal Being 9MSUM* W 11 When Charles L. Hyde, a million. aire real estate man of Pierre, paid fee the clerk of the federal court in BiouS Falls his fin© of $1,500, together wiffc the costs, amounting in all to $6,255.8^ the final chapter, so far as the rederal courts and the United States govern*, ment are concerned, was written in this now fanioue case, wherein Hy4e^ prison term for violating the ixwtal laws was remitted by President Taft The amount Just paid by Hyde la the heaviest fire and cost* «v«r paid Uy an individual in the history of tie federal court of South Dakota. Hyde orlptnally was sentenced to a term of fifteen months In the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan... tn addition to the fine, and the action ef President Taft in abating the imprtS" onment portion of the sentence hm been severely criticised by a gen«rous portion of the people and the newsper Per# of South Dakota. It ha* stated in these quarters that had Mf. Hyde been i poor man he never woulft have been pardoned and that the tion of President Taft caused a carriage of justice. South Dnkota friends of the toft* president have secured copies of petition which was died asking for Hyde's pardon, together with other documents bearing on the matter aat these they have juat made public witfc the declaration that this actio., will place the responsibility for the uardott whore it belongs. The record shows that ton of tfe* twelve memtws of the lory wttleh «&•: victed Hyde petitioned the president, for the abatement of the imprisomamtt portion of the sentence that the p# tition for the pardon was signed bf Governor R. g. Vessey, at that time governor of the state and head of the Roosevelt faction of South Dakota! that it was algned by Attorney General Johnson, then the Progressive 'andt» date for attorney general, and r*»elec|» ed to that office last November that the petition for pardon carrier alsn the name of 8. C. Polley. who 'V -tj ST *(k! =3® IN SOUTHDAKOU ~L whs b4»& retary of state at the time he sign©# it and was a supreme court judge at the time the president acted on thn petition. It is stated that the record furtheff •hows the petition was signed by V. ft Brlnker, then state eommiatiioner of school and public lands, and by J. Truran, who at the time of attaching his signature was state accountant and who has since been reappointed tn the position. The petition also carrien the signature of F. C. Robinson, member of the state board of railroa# commissioners the signature of Joh§ D. Deets. state commissioner of lmmfk gration. and of 1. W. March, received of tile United States land offioe Pierre. •a- HOMESTAKE HAS GOOD YEAf 1,628,923 Ton, of Or, M4ned m| Milled, Realising About $6,600,000. Showing a balance on hand |1,4&&,957.>4, the annual report of the Homestake Mining company, just rflK ceived by Lead stockholders, is th*^ best report the company has made 1% Its long and successful history. Among the receipts are, foundry^ $97,000 timber, $55,000 other stoop**',' $10,000 bullion, $6,600,000. The foui*f dry does work for mauy ooooeralfi "6 around the Hills. Among the disbursements the Uuik| gest Item is for labor In the min«0 which coat the company $1,673,000,:, while $1,310,400 was distributed tj\y the stoekho lers for the year ending Dec. 31, 191' as dividends. Machinery, in the mines and mills and otheF plants cost "394,000, while the cost of operating the mills was $830,060 ant the mine $2,300,000. The (omppny if building a $276,000 recreation hall foF Its workmen and other employes, $40j» 000 of which was expended during laa|. year. One of the most important ations ot tb' year was the electrifying I of the mills and other plants of the company by means of power from th#.~ big Spearflsh hydro-electric plant Tb#* oW atmxa. motive power was dispeww^' with and the coat of op«ratio» duced throughout. During th year the company mined and milled 1,528,923 tons of one. Whteji' r**lised an average of $4.31 a to», this figure being a higher avm^fli thau the company ever had for fl« year, the highest previous avesaglfe'- 1 W Mt Mbi'