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W»*oric«,l INM. KAWTMAN I Society '*v' .'V^V5 irt it -m i COPYMttHTCD US WASHINGTON Oil Current News of the Week and Events of Importance in Which South Dakota Figures (Special to the News) Both South Dakota congressmen made speeches on the democratic free list bill. Mr. Burke devoted considerable of his time to show ing wherein the great policies of William McKinley in reference to reciprocity had not been the basis for the present legislation in refer ence to the Canadian arrangement. He defended the republican party, and recounted the failures of the democrats. In reference to the "free list" bill he said: "There is no probability that the bill will ever become a law, and if there was, you gentlemen on that side of the house would never have brought it in here. It is a bun combe bill pure and simple, and one framed for the purpose of fooling the farmers of the country but I want to say to you, my dem eratic friends, that the American termer of today is too well inform ed and is just as capable of know ing what is good for him as is any other citizen, and you can not fool him with any such claptrap or free Hade proposition as is embodied in the pending bill." Further on in Us remarks he said that "for a half century, with a brief inter ruption, the destines of this repub lic have been shaped by the repub llf*a.n party.. For fourteen years tips* pest the uninterrupted control of the depart has been entrusted to this ... part, and under its wise policies during these years the country has experienced an industrial develop ment, and all classes of our people have enjoyed a degree of general prosperity, that has l»een without parallel in all history." In clos ing the speech he made an appeal to the republicans which brought forth prolonged applause. Mr. Burke said: "Let us on this side of the chamber have the courage to support the policies that are justified by experience and known to be conducive to the welfare and prosperity of our people. Let us also have the courage to resist all attacks of the opponents of the policy of protection in whatever form and from whatever source the opposition may come. In other words, let the republicans of this body keep the faith that has been handed down to us from Lin coln to McKinley." Mr. Martin in his speech re marked that, 'Now that a minor ity of high protection republicans have joined with the majority of free trade democrats to place all agricultural products on the free list so far as our great competitor to the north, Canada is concerned, it is not an easy matter for a re publican who believes simplicity in scientific protection as defined in the Chicago national platform of 1908, to keep his bearing at all times in this chamber." He said that he certainly "would not op pose the course of the democracy in this bill to administer some free trade medicine to the high tariff manufacturer protectionists on this side of the chamber, and the prob ability is that when the time comes THE BAD RIVER NEWS VOL. VI. NO. 11 PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D„ THURSDAY, MAY 18,1911 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR BIG REMOVAL SALE On account of the expiration of our lease, we are compelled to move our stock of Clothing and Gent's Furnishings to another town. This stock consists of ready-made clothing, hats, caps, shoes, shirts, collars, ties, in fact, everything in men's ready-to-wear goods. You get your choice of over 200 suits all new and up-to-date styles at 75c on the $1.00. The same discount runs through this entire stock $25 Suits now $19 $3.50 Shoes now $2.50 20 Suits now 15 1.50 Shirts now 1.10 18 Suits now 13 1.25 Shirts now 15 Suits now 10.50 1.00 Shirts now 60c There are only a few of our prices, but you must see our goods to appreciate them and the prices we are making you. We would much prefer to give you the benfit of these extremely low prices rather than to pack and pay freight on the goods again DON'T FORGET! THIS SALE CLOSES MAY 25th. Come while our lines are complete. The Clothier Philip, South Dakota ure the vote will be in accordance with that suggestion.'1 After a complete discussion of the issues involved in the carrying out of the present democratic program. Mr. Martin said: The worst is yet to come. We shall have a fair test of democratic tinkering with the tariff, as we have already had once in my life time. History will repeat itself. Republicans will come back again to their faith. They will realize they cannot, and they ought not if they could, place in operation a protective system that ignores the American producer of food products. Out of it all we will have a political revolution that will bring back, without its former defects, the American re publican protective system." There was universal sorrow at the capitol when news reached here telling of the death of Ex Senator Alfred B. Kittridge, who for eight years was a member of the senate. During his long ser vice, Mr. Kittridge formed a great many close friendships and when he left Washington there were many expressions of esteem and honor. It has been known for some time that the ex-senator could not recover, but this fact did not lessen the shock' which re sulted in the final message that he had passed away. Every few days sensational re ports go out from Washington to the effect that the United States is preparing to take a hand in the affairs of Mexico, but these re ports have little foundation as the administration and congress have absolutely no desire to become in i volved in the affairs of our sister for me to oast a vote on this meas- republic, and necessity will need URTON to be exceedingly pressing if our troops are ever moved across the border. President Taft lias em phasized his position in this re spect in such a manner that people at the capitol entertain no doubt as to the policy he is endeavoring to carry out. During the discussion of the free list bill in the house, the debate continued from eleven o'clock each morning until late each afternoon. A noticeable feature of the consid eration of this measure was the lack of attendance upon the part of members at the sessions, and while speeches were constantly going on, most of the members did not feel it necessary to remain in their seats and listen to the dry discussion of the proposed changes in the tariff. While the records show that the house worked hard, as a matter of fact, the period taken up by the measure happened to fall during delightful spring weather, which afforded an oppor tunity to members for short vaca tions. The baseball games, aero plane shows and horse shows en joyed representative patronage. Universal peace for the world is quite the rage, and the the latest chapter in promoting it centered around the presentation of a gold medal to Andrew Carnegie, who has been thus officially recognized by a gathering of representatives of the nations as "the benefactor of humanity aud the foremost apostle of peace." The good old Scotchman is getting about all the honors that one man deserves. There is a suggestion to name a national park in Arizona after him. The people of that territory, while not objecting to conferring 85c further honors upon Mr. Carnegie, are not showing any great enthu siasm over the park idea, which takes*in a quarter million acres of valuable land. If the bill recently passed by the house is concurred in by the senate, the membership of the house of representatives will be increased to 438. The present membership is 891, and under the present seating arrangements, there is already a lack of room in the chamber. In order to provide for the increased membership, the 391 desks will be removed and the members in future congresses will be obliged to occupy benches, as in the case in the British parlia ment. While of course it is very convenient for the members to sit at handsome mahogany desks, still as a matter of fact, their clerical work is all done in the spacious office building erected a few years ago. During the last session the senate failed to concur a sim ilar measure which was sent over by the house. This failure upon the part of the senate was attrib uted to the desire to conclude the affairs of congress on March 4th, and the measure pertaining to re apportionment was left as unfinish ed business. Captain Evelyn Briggs Baldwin, the Arctic ex ploy er, is in Wash ington working out his plans for an expedition to cross the Arctic ocean by way of the North Pole. It is the purpose of Captain Bald win to enter the^ pack ice to the northwest of Point Barrow, Alas kain 191$, and to make fast to a large ice floe which he states will be carried along just as a ear is drawn by a cable. In four years' COPTIIIMITED CHAS KAUFMAN OHO*. time the ship and the expedition will have followed mechanically ill straight courses over the northern curvature of the earth, crossing the pole. Captain Baldwin has converted scientists to the belief that his plan is feasible and correct and that through the use of a ship, which cannot be crushed by ice packs, that his plan cannot help but succeed. But one wonders how any man can lay out a program which requires so much patience and hard work as that involved in this enterprise. Representative Henry, chairman of the Com mi tee on Rules, asserts that he has received sufficient as surance from leaders in both branch es of congress to pass a measure to change, the date of the presiden tial inauguration from March 4th to the last Thursday in April. This legislation has been attempted at different times for a hundred years. The State Encampment of the G. A. R. of South Dakota, meet at Pierre May 19th. It is reported that a large delegation of the old veterans at Hot Springs will char ter a special train, and that two hundred are expected to start from that place. This train will pass through Philip. The most desperate civil war at modern tithes was fought, it is now realized, by boys in their teens or barely out of their teens- The rec ords of the war and navy depart ments show that of the enlistments 1,151,438 were at the age of eigh teen years or under, and that 2, 159,798 enlistments were at the age of twenty-one years or under, while only 168,511 of the total 2, 778,809 enlistments were at the age of twenty-two years and over.