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VOL. VI. NO 29
AFFAIRS AT WASHINGTON CITY Current News of the Week and Events of Importance in Which South Dakota Figures SFIK-ial To TIIP N«'\vs As President Taft travels west on his tour of the country, he is likely to encounter a condition within the ranks of his own party quite different from that with which his predecessors of the presidency have found while mak ing their pilgrimages among the people, in the year preceding the renomination period. Mr. Taft will tind the democrats, while di vided as to their candidate for next year nevertheless confident of a 1912 victory and ready to enlist under the leadership of any stand ard hearer who may be selected. It is within his own party that tiie real danger of republican suc cess lies, and a handful of a few western states are furnishing most of the trouble. Taking advantage of the reciprocity situation, there has been sent out from tile head quarters of the progressive repub lican league in Washington, great quantities of Senator LaFollette's speech entitled "Sham Reciproc ity."" The league is using every effort to discredit the Taft admin istration with the farmers, and in a declaration from their headquar ters it is declared: "In the recent session of con gress the progressive republicans fought with their backs to the wall to get simple justice for the 33,000,000 people engaged in and dependent upon agriculture. They used every legitimate weapon to prevent the sacrifice of the agri cultural interests for the benefit of the railroads, the Beef Trust, the Coal Trust, the Flour Trust, and all the overprotected manufactur ers and trusts.'* The progressive republicans de clare that they "have united to make a campaign for the control of the 1912 national convention." They are sending out quantities of literature to the farmers and are inviting replies as to Conditions in different localities. Their state ment is that they wish to know "the sentiment of the people, es pecially the farmers, toward Sen ator LaFollette." The activity of the LaFollette opposition outside of Wisconsin, which is conceded to its "favorite son,"" has been emphasized in Minnesota during the past week, where a big boom was launched for the Wisconsin senator, and in this affair Congressman Lenroot, who is regarded as Mr. LaFollette's closest confident, made an attack upon President Taft. About the same time the candidacy of Con gressman Norris for Senator of Nebraska was launched, and it was given out Hat-footed that an at tempt would be made to defeat the election of a Taft delegation from the state of Nebraska. In the meantime President Taft has started for his trip to the Pa cific coast and enroute he will de fend the policies of his adminis tration and tell the people why reciprocity, which has been prom ised them since the days of Blaine and McKinley, will prove beneH cial to the country, and he will attempt to demostrate that this is not "sham reciprocity" that he has secured for the United States. He will maintain and try to prove that the legislation will be beneH cial to the farmers and that the real opposition to it comes from selfish man ufactu ring interests who have had their only hope in the movement of the insurgents. More than that the president pro poses to defend his famous vetoes State historical Society upon the wool bill and the so-call ed farmers' free list measure. The president will advocate more san ity in the framing of tariff sched ules, and will defend the tariff board, which has laboriously tried to put this great question on a basis where more intelligent laws can be secured. It is recognized here in the National Capital that perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the Taft administration has been in the diretion of securing world wide peace. A continuation of the progress of this work will doubt less lessen the probability of fur ther wars between great nations. The Taft people intend to make the most of the progress made in this direction by their chief, and they feel that the discussion of the subject will strengthen him throughout the country. A point of comment among leading republicans is the fact that there appears to be no regular re publican organization. Chairman Hitchcock has not been doing any active political work for many months and the position he re signed as head of the National Committee, has not been tilled by an active manager. On the other hand, the progressive republicans and all of the various democratic candidates for the presidency, have well organized machines at work grinding out public ment. It is pointed out that the president is making his own case, and by many of the best informed republicans it is felt that this is the strongest and most effective way of reaching the hearts of the American people. While there are indications of a big Hght in the republican ranks, vet there are only a few of the over-enthusiastic ones who are willing to venture an assertion to the effect that the president's chances are in any way in danger The death of Representative Latta of the third district of Ne braska, and that of Congressman Henry C. Loudenslager of New Jersey, adds to the list of forth coming political contests. Down in Kansas the death of Represen tative Mitchell, who defeated con gressman Scott, former chairman of the Committee on Agriculture of the House, has precipitated a factional Hght, while in Pennsyl vania another death has made it necessary to hold an election to secure a successor to the late Representative Kipp. It appears that in the New Jersey district the forces of Governor Woodrow 'Wilson are aiming to secure con trol. It has long been solidly re publican. In Kansas the support ers of President Taft desire to re gain control and return former Representative Scott, who has been considered one of the strongest regular republicans of Kansas. His defeat was a real loss to the administration. The Nebraska sit uation concerns a district that is quite thoroughly entrenched in the democratic column, while in Penn sylvania the successor to Mr. Kipp will certainly be a regular republican. The result of the vote on pro hibition in Maine is likely to as sume more than local aspect. It is being pointed out to political lead ers that inasmuch as the result was so close, and in view of the fact that only a few thousand votes prevented the temperance people carrying Texas recently and in the further fact that the entire south has been in rebellion against liquor, that it is time that the great political parties declared themselves in their platforms re specting this issue- While appeals have been made to the different national political conventions, there are a great many party lead ers who recognise that the tern There seems to be rather wide spread interest among public men in securing better and more uni form divorce laws, throughout the country, and it has been point ed out that President Taft, during his western trip, willl advocate uniform laws whereby a divorced man or woman denied the right of marriage in one state shall not remarry in another state. The president desires that all states prohibit such marriages and frame laws constituting a violation of these edicts of the court, punish able as otherwise provided in the cases of bigamy. Of course one hears the old cry that it is impos sible to frame uniform laws throughout the country, but in ontradiction of this are the stat utes of the different states, making uniform laws concerning negoti able instruments. The secret service men are sat isfied that through the arrest of S. A. Potter in Chicago that they have captured one of the largest green goods operators in the country. The reports going out from Chicago to the effect that Potter and his accomplices had senti- netted a million and a half dollars from their operations, is given full credit by the officials in THE BAD RIVER NEWS perance question has become so general, and in a number of states so intense, that the attempts that are to be made upon the republi can and democratic conventions, cannot be lightly pushed aside. Washington who have been trail ing the gang for a number of years. io mIks mods American Red Cross Engineer Now in China Studying the Problem The present flood in Yangtze River, in China, with the frightful loss of life and property which it has caused, makes especially time ly the recent action of the Ameri can Red Cross in sending to China an expert engineer for the purpose of studying the best means of pre venting the Hoods which repeatedly have caused such awful devastat ion in that country. This engineer Mr. C. I). Jameson reached China in July, and has been given a cor dial welcome and all necssary as sistance by the Chinese govern ment. As Mr. Jameson formerly lived sixteen years in China his familiarity with customs and con ditions gives him a thorough pre paration for his present important mission. By the terms of its federal char ter the Red Cross is charged with the duty of trying to prevent as well as relieve distress caused by disasters. In this instance the salary and expense of Mr. Jameson are borne by the Red Cross, while the Chinese government provides for allotherexpenses. Most of the great Chinese disasters which have so frequently shocked the world have been in the form of Hoods, or fam ines resulting from the destruction of crops by floods. The terrible famine for the relief of whose suff erers the world was called upon to give last winter was caused this way. It would seem that here is one of the most striking oppor tunities ever afforded for demon strating the value of preventive as compared to relief measures. Trouble for a Salesman looms up if his health runs down. That's why E. E. Youngs, of E. Berkshire, Vt., always carries Dr. 'King's New Life Pills in his grip. "I find them excellent for indiges tion and constipation," he writes. "They have helped me greatly." Best liver and stomach pills made. 25c at all druggists. PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1911 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR DILI HUE HARD "SLEDDIN" Newspaper Men May Take Op portunity to Score for Affront Pierre: The expected announce ment that State Senator I. O. Curtiss of Aberdeen, would be in the congressional race further dis turbs the alreadv muddled waters of the second district. Mr. Curtiss declares for LaFollette, against waste of public funds, and stands pat on his ballot bill, on which it seems evident he intends to make his stand for popular approval. The ballot bill was a measure requiring that initiative and refer ended laws as well as constitutional amendments should le printed by the state in pamphlet form pro rated to the different counties, whose auditors would be required to mail one to every voter in the county, instead of the old method of publicity through official pa pers. Mr. Curtiss proposed it as a step towards greater economy, the old plan costing the people of the state in the neighborhood of $100,000 at the last election, while Curtiss claimed that his plan would decrease the expense to a very low figure. Ilis measure passed the senate with little opposition, but met great resistance in the house from a strong newspaper lobby. In connection with this fight, Curtiss is said to have made re marks which were highly offensive to the newspaper boys. It is cer •iain that he will have bitter news paper opposition, not only from his own district, but from the en tire state. Some of the papers have ironically suggested that he carry on his campaign by the pam phlet route. His candidacy again divides the political strength of the second district, already split between McNulty, Glass and Brom ley. It was surmised at the time of Judge McNulty's announce ment that arrangements had been made with Curtiss to keep out of the running, but the recent devel opments prove this to be untrue. The presence of the four present candidates, with the possibility of Burke or Vessey coming in later makes certain some interesting history in northeastern South Da kota during the next nine months. THE BIG STANLEY COUNTY FAIR At Kadoka, September 26th, 27th and 28th. 1911 The Fifth Annual Stanley Coun ty Fair will be held at Kadoka on September 2(, 27 and 28th, and all indications are for a most success ful meeting Hundreds of visitors from the east will be here to see what can be raised in Stanley county in a dry year and everyone should make it a point to bring their grains and garden products and exhibit them and thus do their part in refuting the untrue stories that have been circulated through out the east about this part of the great sunshine state. Liberal pre miums are offered for these exhi bits of horses, cattle, hogs and poultry—and every department will be filled with the best the county produces. The ladies' and children's departments will also furnish nice exhibits and taken al together the entries in all the de partments will be larger than ever and worth traveling miles to see. For the amusement of the visit ors, programs of sports are being arranged that will furnish attrac tions for all and drive dull care away. Don't pass up the big bargains in shoes at Hartwick's store. WERE LOST ON THE PRAIRIE Two Children Wander Away From Home and Spend Night Out Doors Barefooted and without coats or hats, the two little children, a boy and girl aged two and four, of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Noack, who reside northeast of Elbon, wander ed away from home just before night fall last Thursday and spent the night out on the open prairie. The little tots were playing about the house when Mrs. Noack went to the bnrn to milk the cows, Mr. No ck being away at the time, and on her return, they had apparent ly been swallowed up by the gloom which was fast enveloping the surroundings in darkness. Alter searching every nook and corner of the premises, the frantic and distracted mother secured help from the neighbors, who aided by lanterns, spent the greater part of the night in seeking the lost child ren but no trace of them could be found. A general alarm was sent out at day light the next morning and neighbors for miles around arrived to join in the search Just as the sun was creeping over the eastern hills, John Griffin, the merchant at Topbar, found the missing children not more than a half mile from their home. Aside from exposure from the cold night, the little ones were uninjured and none the worse off for their ex perience of spending the night on the open prairie with onl^ the stars to watch over them. Huron State Fair The biggest and best state fair in the history of South Dakota came to a close in a blaze of glory, Saturday, when about 15,000 per sons were leaving the gates. Dixon made two beautiful flights, start ing in front of the grand stand. Before the closing day, crowd seated in stands, he closed his en gagement here with his sensational spiral glides, to the utter amaze ment of all. Never in the history of the board of agriculture has the state fair been more successful than the one just closed. Ideal weather pre vailed the entire week. The rail ways handled the immense crowds without interruption and no acci dents occurred. The city was free from disreputable characters and the Huron citizens entertained the throngs admirably. The attendance for the week ag gregated a little over HO,000 nearly 5,000 more than last year. Exhibits in all departments were good and in most instances better than heretofore. This was espec ally true of agricultural and coun ty displays. The Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company has asked for the Kingsbury county collection for exhibition. The last day was given over to commercial travelers and newspa per men and special events planned for the entertainment, including a new and peculiar war dance by 200 Sioux Indians gaudily feather ed and painted. Aviator Dixon, the youngest birdman in the world, made one of the most remarkable flights of his life. He was in the air nearly an hour, alternately circling the fair grounds and city at 300 to 500 feet high, describing many figures and cutting sharp turns, then soaring and alighting as gracefully as a bird, amid the cheers of the multitude. The city was brilliantly illuminated at night and trains carried home the throng of pleased visitors. Wanted Live snakes all kinds. Address O. W. Estes, Rochester, Minne sota, in care of Snake Farm. 9 QUO IT SMCIft I. 1. Lee Oldfield, Driving in 50 Mile Race, Crashes Into Big Crowd Nine persons dead and sixteen injured, several of them fatally, is the result of an accident in the 50 mile race at the state fair at Syra cuse, N. Y., last Saturday after noon. A Knox racing car driven by Lee Oldlield, crashed through the fence on the turn, after leaving the stretch in front of the grand stand, and plowed for some dis tance into the crowd, causing the deaths. Oldlield was not serious ly hurt. The blowing up of ft tire on the machine was the cause of the accident. The accident happened during the forty-seventh mile of the race, Oldlield was a lap behind R. De Palma and was then running even with him. Oldtield had a bad tire on his car for more than 24 miles, but it did not blow out until the race was within three miles of th$ finish. The dead and injured were tak en to the emergency hospital on the fair grounds and at the same time, the woman's building was turned into a hospital ward. Phy sicians on the grounds hurried to the hospital and a general call was sent into the city for help. For more than 20 miles, spectators said, Oldlield had been driving his car with one of the shoes flapping in the hope of beating out DePal ma. However, his manager, in stead of stopping, had urged him to increased speed. In spite of the fact that it quick ly became known that many had been killed and injured, the offi cials in charge refused to call off the race and the last few miles were run while hundreds thronged the track. Oldtield, the driver, who is in a hospital, is being guarded by an officer and as soon as he recovers will be arrested. Meteor Hits Earth People living near Scenic were startled several weeks ago by a brilliant light in the heavens, one evening, and some saw a meteor disappear as they supposed beyond the horiszon. J. A. Mulholland, a homesteader, who is holding a claim four mi Ids east of Scenic on what is known as 71 Table not only saw the brilliant light given off the by the meteor, but he also heard it strike the ground with great force. Investigation showed that the me teor hit the earth in a draw strik ing a hog-back in it and plough ing up a deep furrow of earth. Finally it buried itself in the earth to an unknown depth. The meteor is about three feet in diam eter as judged by those who have seen the hole made where it buried itself. B. W. Loyd has obtained permission from Mulholland and expects to dig the heavenly visitor up and see what material it may b% composed of. $ No Need to Stop Work When your doctor orders you to stop work, it staggers you. "I can't you say. You know you are weak, run down and failing in health, day by day, but you must work as long as you can stand. 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