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l' £i #r r" j-'t.' J", *L •1 4 *"r Va). "-W. N" 2 v- GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP Since the following from the Pierre Capital-Journal \va.s put in type, we are informed that soft coal can flow be had at Gettysburg for-$8.50 per ton, and we presume other kinds in proportion. This is about, the same prices ns prevailed here last winter. But it is worth while seeing how long it will last, and bow the supply holds out. If it is wise and proper for the government to regulate prices for necessities of life in time of war, then, for the greater development and prosperity of the country, to say nothing of the righteousness and justice of the cause, it is the duty of the Government to regu late coal, steel, flour and a few other things in time of peace. But how? Dat iss de question. It will save a whole lot of time of eourts and some .other people, if this regulation was done by Government ownership of our Transcontinental Railroads* The Press- is ''agin" gov't operation of ALL the railroads! (Most of our railroads are already "'regu lated," ROW, which they are entitled, so long as corporations and special privileged interests control the mines, oil fields and other natural resources and the means of transportationre main in the hands of corporations. We live in an epoch making day. Let South Dakota secure for her citizens their natural right. The opportunity affords a great chance for the governor of the states in the great producing Northwest to endear themselves to the masses. Will they do it? -"If the government were to oper ate, make the same charges for *51 "by state or federal government. The trouble is, both are trying their hands at it at one and the same time.) "Mr. Roosevelt in his investiga tion during the coal famine of ten years ago, proved by their own testimony that the railroad corpor ations owned 85 per cent of the anthracite coal. Who shall blame them if they exact from us a freight rate so high that we are prevented from using our own coal? Time was when we did not know that coal famine and car shortage were synonomous. Today we know that both are controled by the same men and the same monej\ What shall we say of the citizens of our state and the men placed in auth ority if we fail to avail ourselves of that sacred ri^ht secured to us ,rin the constitution, by men who turned a deaf ear to corporation and special representatives i. e., «the right of eminent domain We .are facing the winter as beggars they are withholding the coal and hoisting the price we are compel led to pay $10.00 to§12.00 for soft coal. Coal is owned by the roads that haul it and who prevent us from using our own. If the Gov ernors of the respective states will exercise their rights and the Presi dent and Congress shall continue the pace now set, these corpora tions which have been permitted to claim ownership of the natural re sources of this country, and who, by special legislation, have been able to set at naught the right of eminent domain, will have to sur render their ill-gotten hold. We have full faith in Gov. Norbeck's ability -to see that the great pro ducing masses of bis state can never obtain that portion of the proceeds of their own toil, to FOREST kSy^' .(- -f *-~"W "v Vf^s» -v coal, oil, lumber, transporta tion, telegrams and telephone mes sages and other corporate charges as are now made there would be no need to levy public taxes in the years to come if the full amount were turned into the public treas ury and the residue, after paying operating expenses were available for that purpose. "This war has done and will con tinue to do much to educate the citizen as to his duty to the gov ernment. It will also educate all governments and teach them the need of taking all the governed in to their partnership to the end that special privilege shall cease." Several changes in the game laws were made at the last winter's session of the legislature, and in view of the near approach of the chicken season, hunters will un loubtedly be interested in them. The dates of the open season on chicken and grouse were changed so that the season now opens on September 7th and closes on Oct. 6th. The limit on these birds was also changed, the new law making it five a day, with not over htteen in possession at one time Non-residents are now permitted to ship not over fifty birds during the season, ten coupons being at tached to each non-resident license and each of these covering the ship ment of not to exceed five birds. The season for water fowl now starts September 7th and ends on December 201 h. these dates corre sponding with the federal law on the subject. The limit ou these fowl was also changed, it now be ing fifteen in one day. And not -more than thirty-live iu possession at one time. A change was also made in the taw relating to fur bearing animals so that the open season on these opens on December 1st and closes on April 1st. A fee of §5.00 must be paid by anyone engaging in the trapping of these animals, with the exception of land owners trapping only on their own land, and boys under 18 jTcars of age. Through the instrumentality of Mrs. J. E. Bird of Watertown, South Dakota, and her faithful friends in the legislature, led by the Hon. J. G. McFarland of Watertown,. a bill providing for the care, maintenance and educa tion of blind babies and children too backward for the State School, was presented to the last legisla ture. It passed both houses and was signed by the Governor, thus becoming a law. Now, no mother with a blind child need feel that her baby is being neglected by the state. If she will part with it before it has become crippled and feeble-mind ed. the state will send it to the nearest institution equipped for the care of the blind baby. Mrs. #J. E. Bird of Watertown will answer promptly an}' commu nications relative to this jaw and school for the baby and backward blind. Printed matter will be fur nished and all help possible given. There is considerable talk in different parts of the state of catt ing a special session of the legisla ture to provide for Red Cross, Home Guard and other war meas ures.—Exchange The Press seconds the motion. For certainly drastic action is needed if the railroads or eastern mine owners or both dont reduce their charges "right away quick." Will Shepardson has sold the property known as "big red barn'i comprising a large and small barn and residence to Mr. Bramblee, giving a quitclaim deed for same, consideration not stated. As soon as some improvements can be made on the residence, Mr. B. intends to moye into it with his family jv..•'•t..a". ilThe VOL. XXXV-NO. 20 FOREST CITY. PUTTER CO., SO. DAKOTA, SEPT. 1917 -*v* X- ^a^v2 .a**- fa x-*t*, £4.^ '*3V r^v... —w^'.-•.»*- y- .*. .•••^•- Alfred Dencker and Addi on lark with some ladv members tie ir families went down to LafTerty Islanu yr.-te-clu on a picnic excursion, crossing the river at Joe Pawelski's in his rowboat. Messrs L. O. Johnzon and Win. Lnnev of LaPlant made a business trip to Get tysburg Tuesday remaining over night.. The DZ cattle company had about to acres or their hay land on this side of the river burned over by the prairie lire last week. Louis Calmenson of' ttysburjr was over on business at the Agency. l.f in forms us that the government. ijoMiir to sell the old telephone sjptem. a large pari of which has lie.en iu cii.-use for sometime, preparatory to the construction of a new system with latest imiiiweiiieiits Ac. Frank Wright and C.M.Hreene were no ticod in the City yesterday. It, should have been statid last week that liis family came up wiilj him from their home at Doon. Iowa, accompanied by their daugh ter Mrs. L. A. JSeaman and husband'of Faulkton. Gettysburg News, Ant .Miss Doro thy Williams has been in Kedlield for two days this week talking with the ladies who are doing Red Cross work and in specting a shipment of completed work which was being packed to be sent into headxuarters. She expects to go back again next week to work with tne Bed field ladies for a week, to get familiar with the manner in which the Work muit be done. Henry Eidam has a new sign up reading "General Store." Mobridge News-Tribune:—Cap tain Storey, pioneer river pilot near LeBeau, transacted business in the city Wednesday. Visit the Hayes House when you have business or pleasure in Gettysburg, opposite Court House. Everything restful and homelike, •tables set with b^st the market af fords and plenty It is reported that Harry Brehl and E. A. Sehutte have been noti fied to report for further physical examination in the training camp at Des Moines preparatory to be ing sent to the training camp in North Carolina Mesdames Sutton and Ripley with their children went to Huron where the latter will resume their studies at Huron College. Later some of Mrs. Sutton's younger children will also go there to 'at tend the high School .. ^4 The press bureau of the govern ment at Washington is evidently working overtime. This pape'r in common with about every other journal in the country is. being flooded with all sorts of circular lettrs and other kind of informa tion of government activities, from Liberty Bonds to killing beetles and raising potatoes in the back yard. Great is Unclc Sain! Mobridge Bulletin:—Cecil Mc Neelv, who had the misfortune to break his leg some two months ago is now able to get out with the aid of chrutches. Art Comeau and family with Mr. Timberlake attended a mt/t-ie at Gettysburg last Friday. Later they eujoyed a partial-family re union, when they were entertained by Arthur's mother at Gettysburg, with his sister Mrs. Emma Benoist of Aberdeen and another.one from Sioux City. The Boy's Camp at the State Fair this year promises to be big ger and better than ever. The of Beers have been appointed. The following will serve: Co. Supt. E. H. Notebocm, Selby, Superintendent. Prof. P. M. Kieser, Aberdeen, Assist. Supt. J. D. Morrison, Highmore, In structor in Dairy and Horticulture. H. E. Dawes, Fultouv Instructor in Grain and SchoolExhibits, G. E. Morrison, Brookings, In structor in Live Stock. Manley Champlin, Brookings. Instructor in Farm Machinery. About seventy "^s- r^vT Injury of one the Concern of all." Last "Click o' Use lype" Everct Lambert was in town tliis a. m. with a party of sightseers and •surveyors.' Mis*# Ludlow of Timber Lake is a gue^t of her aunt Mrs. Fred LuJ'fiint and family. A party of young people! of this place and tlit! Agency attend'.a 'lance at Get tysburg Wednesday niglit five U«_ irn boys from most of the counties of the State are to make up the Camp. -They will be the gue.ts of the State Fair Board during their stay. In most cases their railroad expenses will ",/'V DO NOT FORGET UK a a Surplus and Fro^s %3*s -S E E E Fine (jeneral DI8PLAY- When in GETTYSBURG It will bo'worth your time and you will be wok'oinc Edison Phonographs •.. $30 to $250 Columbia Gral'auolas 15 to $110 Kodaks 75c to $55 v' Partial Payments iC you desire. 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