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VOL. V. K'J. 45
Week'* Doings of Our Body of Law
Makers at the Capital City
Pierre 9: The first week of the
legislature has been very quiet and
has been devoted almost entirely to
the work ot' organization- The so
cial event- of the season was the
inaugural ball which occurred on
Tuesday evening- Probably 1500
were in attendance, and the scene
rWas the most brilliant ever seen in
South Dakota. The chairmen of
the more important senate com
mittees are Appropriations: Car
rol, Itaud Judiciary, Curtiss,
Brown Ways and Means, Wyman,
Yankton State Affairs, Norbeck,
Spink Kducatiou, Johnson, Lake
and Privileges and Elections,
Hedrick, Brule. The chairmen of
the same house committees are
Appropriations, Helgerson, Davi
•on Judiciary, Whiting, Miner,
Ways and Means, Browne, Brown
8tate Affairs, McMaster, Yankton
Education, Gardner, Hand Privi
leges and Elections, Berg, Minne
haha. The senate committees were
announced first, and consequently
that body got to work quicker.
The Governor recommended to the
legislature by special message that
Mi investigating committee be ap
pointed to investigate the manage
ment of the Hot Springs Soldier's
home, such a resolution was the
first to be introduced and to pass
the senate.
Senator Cone of Minnehaha had
the honor of introducing the first
bill in the senate, one to enable
special city taxes to be collected
by county officers and the Issen
huth Gool Roads Bill was the first
come before the house. The lat
proposition is a compromise be
tween the ultra-conservatives and
the ultra-radicals, and embodies
the good features of both the coun
ty and the district methods of
road supervision.
On Thursday the Governor sent
the name of Hon. Albert Ander
son of Sturgis to the senate for ap
proval for reappointment to the
state board of regents. It was
granted without question.
The Dillon civil service lew,
passed by the session of 1909, has
come in for considerable discus
sion. It provided that there should
be ten elective offices for each of
the houses, and that all other
clerks, should be expert steno
graphers, and be appointed by the
presiding officers of both houses
after a civil service examination.
The position of assistant-sergeant
at-arms was not provided for in
tbe statue, and the house violated
the law by electing one. After dis
cussion the senate decided that the
law-making body should be the
list to violate its own laws and
refused to elect any officers not
provided for in the statue.
A constitutional amendment has
been introduced by Senator Wright
of Beadle, to require the payment
of poll tax thirty days prior to
elections in order to vote. This
Would cut out the floating vote.
The sixteenth amendment (income
tax) of the United States constitu
tion has been introduced in the
senate for the ratification of the
South Dakota legislature.' Last
May about fifteen state legislatures
?*J»d given their assent to the
The- only real excitement of tho
«reek, has come over the contest
between Wagner, Democrat, and
the present incumbent, and Walkes
Republican for a seat in the house
from Bon Homme. The matter
went before a committee, where
the interests of the two contestants
were looked after by Judge Dillon
Yankton, and Judge F. H.
Wicks of Scotland. The commit
tee reported
to the house four to
three in favor of the Republican.
The attorneys were permitted to
argue their cases before the house
Saturday and final settlement of
the contest deferred till next week
Sentiment of those acquainted
with the facts seems to be in favor
of the Democrat with a belief that
the legal right to the seat belongs
to the Republican.
Representative Kerr of Brook
ings, has introduced a bill provid
ing a standard for pure seeds, and
inspection of seeds. Senator Cone
of Minnehaha has a proposition to
permit school boards to convert
sinking fund into warrants on the
general fund. Senator Perley of
Moody has a plan to conserve the
state land by prohibiting the plant
ing of Hax on leased land. He will
also introduce a measure to limit
fishing to the summer months.
Representatives Millett of Stanley
want the absolute protection of
deer, antelope, and elk. The latter
will introduce a bill to legalize the
creation of irrigation districts.
All in all the first week has been
a good beginning for more stren
uous ones to come. The organiza
tion of both houses has been com
pleted, a few bills have been in
troduced. Harmony has prevailed
in all quarters, and everything
points to a session to be remem
bered for its good works.
Speaks Against Lorimer
Washington, D. O: Senator
Crawford of South Dakota spoke
Tuesday in support of the minori
ty committee against Lorimer.
Crawford's position is directly op
posed to that of his colleague,
Gamble, who was a member of the
sub-committee, which investigated
the case.
In an exhaustive, carefully pre
pared speech, Senator Crawford
of South Dakota denounced the al
leged methods employed by agents
of Lorimer in the legislature of
Illinois and declared it his convic
tion that Lorimer was not entitled
to retain his seat in the senate. In
the face of Lorimer"s repeated
protestations of innocence. Craw
ford flatly charged the latter was
coguizant of the questionable prac
tices of his lieutenants. The evi
dence taken by the sub-committee,
in his opinion, showed conclusive
ly the election of Lorimer was the
outcome of a carefully laid plan,
beginning with the election of Ed
ward Shurtleff, whom he described
as a "bitter enemy of Senator Hop
kins and a political henchman of
Lorimer," to be speaker, and Lee
O'Neill Browne, leader of the mi
nority. Crawford declared "'all
party principle was abandoned,
the expression of the party vote at
the primary unceremoniously dis
regarded and the control of the
house seized by the unscrupulous
and unprincipled with dark lantern
schemes to promote." Crawford
insisted Shurtleff and Browne were
active agents of the campaign of
corruption and he charged Lori
mer was aware of what was tran
"I wish I could believe be did
not," he said, "because I bear him
no ill will and would not do him
the smallest injury or injustice
knowingly. But I cannot overlook
the fact that for days and nights
immediately preceding the 26th of
May 1909, when these corrupt and
tainted votes were cast for him,
he was Springfield directing
his own campaign that he was in
almost constant conference with
Browne and Shurtleff and they re
ported progress to him."
Crawford concluded by announc
ing that he stood ready to vote
for a resolution to unseat Lorimer.
You can borrow that money
you need of the Bielski Farm
Loan Co^ of Philip. New Bank
of Philip Bid*
& r#!
r* iL
The* Habit jof Borrowing
Many actors engrossed in the
active calling of the stage are close
observers of life. One of these is
Wm. F. Pfarr who plays J. Bur
ton Downs, in "Cast Aside", the
new L. B. Parker pla.y which
comes to the Grand opera house
on Friday Jan. 20.
"Did you ever notice" said Mr.
Pfarr while seated in the lobby of
the St. Charles hotel at Pierre one
day last week, "how many people
there are who seem to possess a
mania for borrowing?" It's a
match, your pocket knife, a tooth
pick, a something continuously.
Men who smoke, and about all of
us do, have no backwardness in
asking anyone for a match. How
many matches do you think are
consumed in the course of a year?
Some one pays for them, but np
one ev»r heard of a man refusing
to give away a match provided of
course he had one.
Then there is the man of nervous
temperament who bites his nails
and at the same time must eternal
ly have a knife which he seems
never to own and consequently you
the closest must
Wilson and La Follette
Out of corporation-owned and
boss-ridden New Jersey there came
last week a voice that quickens!
the pulses and thrilled the hearts
of men everywhere who are fight
ing the battle of political progress.
It was the voice of Woodrow Wil
son, demanding uncompromisingly
that his party's plighted faith be
kept and its honor preserved.
"God defend us against com pro
misors!" exclaimed Dr. Wilson.
I would rather be a knave thaD a
Clear, brave notes such as this,
sounding above the din of party
squabbles and bickerings, aqd shin
ing resplendently beside the cow
ardice and timidity of too many
of his party associates, are likely
to make Dr. Wilson the national
leader of his party
but eventually
Then again, there is the fellow
who always wants to write when
you happen to be around and con
sequently your pencil or fountain
pen is the one he has to use.
While at times these traits in
others are a little nerve racking,
yet one of the best friendships my
life has ever possessed came about
through an utter stranger borrow
ing my pencil. It came about
something like this, we were jump
ing from St. Paul to Omaha and I
was in the smoking compartment
of the Pullman and strange to say
when the incident occured one
other and myself had the whole
car to ourselves. He was some
what elderly and I noticed he was
making desperate efforts to locate
a pencil to jot down something and
naturally I came to the rescue for
which he thanked me most pro
fusely. The ice being broken by
the pencil, so to speak, we fell in
to conversation and I learned that
he was a Denver lawyer. I reluct
antly admitted that I was an actor,
for despite what you all say there
seems to be a small prejudice
against those on the stage, and as
the train rolled on we became quite
chummy. From being introduced
so to speak by pencil, we became
the best of friends and I have spent
several happy visits at his house
in Denver and he has made several
trips to see "Cast Aside."
year. The
American people love a brave
man. They hate
a coward and
trimmer. The
bogus courage
who flaunts a
public, while he
and bargains
mammon of
with the
unrighteousness in
may succeed for
he will be
ed and cast
arid*. Tbe puin,
that he it right,
an updeviating coarse
the bitter end, is the man, who, in
the final reckoning, will command
the unshaken loyalty and confi
dence of his people.
Dr. Wilson's speech both in its
uncompromising declarations of
principle and in its keen and
incisive analysis of modern political
and business relations, reminds of
La Follette. And in truth La
Follette's strength in Wisconsin is
bottomed on the same foundation
that promises to render Wilson
impregnable in New Jersey, name
y, the absolute confidence of a
cerity, and their belief that he will
not sacrifice principle to attain
personal ends. Year after year
La Follette's majorities in Wis
consin have been mounting higher
and higher because of oft repeated
proofs that he will "stick"
tJr. Wilson may or may not
attain the presidency, but he has
furnished the world a striking ex
ample of a sincere man who did
not hesitate, in the face of great
obstacles, to do his simple duty
when it was presented to him.
Public Sale
I will offer at public auction at
my ranch one mile north and one
and three-fourths miles east of
Topbar and nine miles southeast
of Milesville, 17-5-21, the follow
ing property on Thursday, January
19th, six head of horses, twenty
two head of cattle and farm ma
chinery. N. Freres, Clerk, Fred
Klass, Auct., H. S. Hanson, Own
majority of the people in Ins sin- Hopkins university, these with a
Plow Lays, 16 inch
Disk, each wheel sharpened
Plow Lays Pointed
Wagon Mid Buggy Poll*
Cultivator Shovels, per set of
W. H. Smith Dead
William Smith, aged 50, travel
ing auditor for the Vau Dusen
elevator company and one of the
most widely known grain men in
the northwest died at his home in
Huron early Monbay morning.
Some days since while eating
oranges a seed or bit of peal lodg
ed in his throat. The physicians
were unable to remove the obstacle
and death resulted. He was the
father of Alfred C. Smith, editor
of the Morning Herald and
Howard Smith, a student in John
wife to survive him.
FOR SALE—Woocl split and
cut stove length.
orders at
this office. 43tf
Bring in your spring work. 20 per cent discount
the month of January. ,i
Philip Machine Shop
Will Move to Philip
Dr. B. B. Bassett, of Cotton
wood, bought out J. H. Kenny's
interest in Durkee's livery and
feed barn, and took possession
Wednesday. J. II. Kenny bought
out Claude Ramsey and took pos
session the same day. Dr. Bassett
is an uptodate veternarian and will
open a hospital fitted up with mod
ern improvements and convenien
ces, and will be prepared at all
times to accommodate his patrons
with the best of service. We wel
come the Dr. and his estimable
family to the growing population
of Philip and bespeak for him an
unusual measure of success. Philip
has long felt the need of an insti
tution of this kind The doctor
will move his family here as soon
as a suitable residence can be
found. The things that must come
to Philip are coming, as they come
to all towns that have a prospect
for solid business growth for which
shrewd business men are always
scanning the financial horizon.
Here in the middle of the winter
when business transactions are
limited generally to the ordinary
trade in merchandise, Philip
experiencing unusual activity in
real estate transactions. The deal
just closed between R. M. Waddell
and Or in Winters involved $50,
000.00. What may we expect when
the icy fetters are broken, and
gentle spring lets loose the great
mass of people who believe that
westward the course of the empire
takes its way.
you can buy.
"TiurtUk. south
The preacher on his visit read a chapter from the book,
Then offered up a prayer to the Lord*
And, with the rancher's family for auditors, he
A theme of exhortation from the word.
He talked about the beauties of the blessed Promised Land,
The living streams and never dying flowers,
The trees of deathless beauty waving cheer on every hand,
The song birds singing music in the bowers.
He dwelt upon the virtues of the residents up there
They all were men and women fair to see,
The ever golden sunshine, the pure and balmy air,
The cities in their lordly majesty.
The rancher's little daughter sat and listened,
Her face reflecting reverence and awe,
And when the preacher finished she in childish
"It's just like South Dakota, ain't it ma?"
On all Work Except Horseshoeing
From JANUARY 1st to FEBRUARY 1st, 1911
is tbe be*
rapture cried,

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