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VOL. VII. NO 14
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE Breezy News Notes From Our Washington City Pencil Pusher Special To The News The tariff debates are now on in the Senate and have progressed far enough already to make of the hope of early adjournment only a swiftly fading dream. Nothing new is developed in the discussion. The Republicans, realizing that with the House majority against them there is no possibility of in telligent revision along the lines which they have advocated and which have been indicated by the investigations of the Tariff Board, are willing to let the Democratic measures go to the President for his veto with only perfunctory opposition on their part. The De mocrats are shaping their speeches with a view to framing catchy campaign documents rather than for any other purpose. They are ringing the changes on the time worn claim that the removal or re duction of duties would work a great saving to the consumer. It is unfortunate for the Democrats, however, that whenever this policy has been tried it has worked out in exactly the opposite wav. The re duction in the tariff on hides was followed by advances in the retail price of leather, boots and shoes. The same thing was true in lumber and in half a score of other articles. Nevertheless, the same claim is be ing made over again and it is urged with particular vehemence in the case of sugar which is the only article for which absolute free trade has been proposed by the Democrats. It is being asserted that two cents a pound would be saved to the purchaser of sugar under a free trade regime. It is pointed out by the Senate Finance Committee, however, that in 1*90, when sugar was out on the free list, the sugar Trust promptly in creased its charge for refining by forty-five cents a hundred pounds, which at the present time would result in putting into its own pockets over $30,000,000 of the $50,000,000 lost in government re venue instead of passing it along to the consumer. The Committee finds further that there is no prob ability of any permanent reduction in the retail price of sugar from the adoption of the Democratic bill and that even if the price was reduced by the full amount of the duty it would mean a saving of only seventy-two cents a year for each person. And they rightly conclude this is no adequate effect for the destruction of the domestic sugar producing industry in which more than $100,000,000 is invested and the ruin of the beet-growing farmers of nineteen western states which would follow the adoption of free sugar. A Washington newspaper says the prohibitionists have saved $12,000 in postage stamps by dis tributing their literature under the frank of Representative Hob son of Alabama. No wonder that with, campaign bureaus and lob byists thus engaged in using the mails without reimbursing the government, the Postmaster Gen eral is sitting up nights wondering why he can't make the Post Office books show better evidence of business management. During the consideration of the naval appropriation bill, Congress men Good from Iowa, succeeded in securing an amendment to the bill Twhich would enable the goverment Jto manufacture its own smokiess %»*der. During the debate it de '•eloped that the goverment is now ^paying sixty cents a pound for powder and that the price is fixed, not by the manufacturers, but by a joint army and navy board. Germany pays eighty-five cents France seventy cents, and no country in Europe, with the exception of possibly England, which uses an inferior grade of powder, has a better price than our goverment secures. Repres entative Good dealt somewhat in figures as the cost of producing powder, and according to his own statement, the manufacturers do not receive an unusual profit, which lends emphasis to the prediction of many Congresman that the gover ment through its extravagant methods in doing most things, is likely to pay more for powder manufactured by its own mills than it would cost if purchased from powder manufacturers. The departure of the goverment in this respect is simply another thrust at the trusts and may be very well from a sentimental standpoint, bnt since it has been already demon strated that privately built war ship cost the government fifty per cent less than those constructed at the goverment yards it is also quite equally certain that when Uncle Sam starts in to make powder for its guns, clothing for its soldiers and sailors, or to raise its own tallow, mutton and beef, that the cost of any of these products will be materiall increased, and add the tax payers' burdens. The three year old homestead bill has finally won the mastery in Congress, and is a great victory for western Senators and Members who fought tooth and nail for its passage. Western Members are in sistent that the Department of the Interior must give more substantail that acknowledgment of Lhe inher ent rights of homesteaders, and unless more liberal treatment is accorded these people, who have gone upon the govement lands, there is liable to be an explosion that will express the popular dis approval and feeling equal to that it the famous Ballinger case. It is pointed out that homsteaders every where are being subjected to great hardships through needless delays in issuing patents, and by reason of expensive contests worked up by the agents of the Land Office. The Postmaster General has given his unqualified approval to the Bourne parcel post bill, which is a carefully worked out plan by which unites of area of invariable dimensions on the basis of lattitude and longitude, and various charges for the several zones, are the basis for lessening the cost of trans portation of packages through the ails. Congressman French has met with success in the House in bring ing out Senator Borah's bill, which grants 120 acres of land to Twin Falls for a reservoir site for city water purposes. He has also se cured the the passage of a measure through the House, which grants five acres of land to school district number one, Lapwai, Idaho, to be used for school purposes. Equal suffrage is a howling suc cess in Colorado, to according Hon. Edward T. Taylor, Congress man at large from that State, and who in a speech that is several yards long, declared that the pol icy in other states, where women are disfranchised, "is a relic of antiquity that belongs to other days". He says that there are sev eral million reasons for the infran chisement of women, and not one against it Nearly every one in Washington appears quite ready to leave the tasks and trials of law making for a while in order to deote their tal ents to politics. The exception is Senator Heyburn of Idaho, who wants to give full consideration to the different tariff and other oom pending* Guy L. Hart bills A THE BAD RIVER NEWS E, A, MORRISON WINNER Bielski, Granger and Leedom are Nominees for Represen tatives E. A. Morisson, of Elbon, is the republican nominee for state senator, winning over his opppen ent, C. L. Milleti by over 200ma j ority. All of the precincts have been heard from but Leslie and that one precinct will not change the result very materially one way or the other. State Senator Charles L. Millett (7r E. A. Morrison Jerome C. Wiltse 147 The three republican nominees for representatives from the 27th district are Bielski, Leedom, and Granger, Granger leadim the bunch with nearly 100 majority. The count is as follows: Representative* Granger b'M Bielski 7'.*7 Leedom Nor by Trumbo Lavery 5^4 The nominees for county officer* are as follows: Treasurer, O. K. Stuart auditor, James A. Quigji: register of deeds, N. W- Ma.\: clerk of courts, Andy C. -Rickets Supt. of schools, W. W, Warner assesser, Guy L. Hart member state central committee Harry Lovald. C. E. Coyne for sheriff, Claude A. Bennet for county judge, Webb Lambert for states attorney and Ralph Vandercook for survey er, were nominated without op position. Treasurer Enoch McKay 805 O. E. Stuart 905 Auditor Robert M. Durkee 245 Charles D. Langley 636 James A. Quigg.... 812 Register of Deeds Arthur C. Bernau 555 Charles O. DorMi-il ..£07 N. W. May 6«1 D, A. McKillip 269 Clerk of Courts Fred C. Barth.... 1. 397 Henry A. Benson... ...187 Andy Ricketts 927 (iuy H. Waldo 172 Supt. Schools Malissi Allen ..402 William Hansen... 252 G. E. Sperbeck .1... ....847 W. W. Warner ..690 Assessor ,..#»083 Henry Picker ..l85 Harry Lovald won over P. J. Gallagher for member state cen tral committee. County Commissioner Results •, Second District Syhra.^.. ,_ 98 Allen A.... 68 Coukligi.-. 63 Third District Hart .177 Griffiths ,.78 Olson. 48 Fourth District Morrison 133 ?„unleV* 96 btfMT West 90 Williams 1.: _. 15 County on Governor and President Frank & Byrne *. .950 George W. Egm...^^619 LoomisS. Cull..P_.^1^.106 Ta ft Delegates 305 LaFollette Delegate*... .i.£.li355 LaFollette- Roosevelt Delegates 605 For Sale—Two good milk Cows 6 mites west of Philip. R. M. Gladman. 8w pd PHILIP, STANLEY COUNTY, S. D., THURSDAY, JUNE 0, 1912 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR 15,000 Plurality for Roosevelt Sioux Falls, .June 5.- The latest returns from the South Dakota primary that the plurality for the Roosevelt delegates of 15,000. Half the precincts of the state gave Byrne for governor, a lead of a bout 7,000 over Egan. Thomas Sterling's friends claim his nomi nation over Senator Gamble. Gamble men do not concede de feat. Returns from the second dis trict give Congressman Burke for renomination a lead of 800 over Curtiss, his nearest republican opponent. Congressman Martin, it is conceded, wins the third dis trict. In the first district Dillon leads by 800 over Branson. Return from Tuesday's primary are yet scattering and very meagre in some parts of the state. Parti cularly slow are democratic figures and the minor offices in the re publican ticket. Vague claims from Egan headquarters during the day disputed the nomination of Byrne, but before evening these were silenced. The biggest sensation of the day was the claim from Gamble head quarters at Yankton, asserting that the senator had carried the state over Sterling. Early esti mates indicated a big plurality for for Sterling, but the strong Gam ble vote in Minnehaha county re vised the figures somewhat. With a large portion of the western part of the state yet to hear from the Sterling headquarters at Redtield are not so confident, yet they do not doubt that Sterling will have a comfortable plurality afterall the returns are in- Such returns as have been re ceived indicate that the following republicans have been nominated: United States senator—Claimed by both Thomas Sterling and Senator Gamble. Congressmen-Eben W. Martin (present incumbent) Charles H. Burke (present incumbent) Ut H. Dillon. Governor—Frank M. Byrne. Lieutenant Governor—E. L. Abel. i^ PureParis tfi Hargesheimer the gist. reen for sale by hustling drug- State historical Snciot* CLOSING OUT SALE! Beginning with this issue, we will place on sale all of our Ladies' and Children's Ready-Made Dresses At prices that are bound to move them We are going to close out this line at less than cost. This will be an opportunity you will not have again* The materials in the garments alone are worth more than we ask for the garment ready made. We will also make a reduction on our Ladies' White Waists during this sale. Don't wait till the best are all gone remember the early bird. PUB HIE MID Shut Out Cottonwood Friday, 5 to 0 Lose an Eleven Inning fimtest at Midland Son day 6 to 7 Philip applied a coat of white wash to the Cottontops last Friday afternoon on the local grounds, de feating the visitors by a score of ft to 0. 4tSlim" Loutzenhiser did the slab artist stunt for the Philip inoes and let the boys from up the line down with only three scatter ing hits. Earl Dorothy did the backstop work for the locals and played in his usual excellent form The game was rather one-sided from the start, and while the Cottonwood boys played good ball in field work, failure to connect with "Slims" slants cost them the shutout. Philip secured 12 hits to the visitors 3, while 6 errors were charged to Cottonwood and 4 to the home boys. Sunday Game On Sunday, our boys battled with the Midlanders, and after eleven innings of as good base ball as one would care to see anywhere in the brush league, the locals managed to grab the grapes, winn ing by a score of 6 to 7. The game was hard fought from start to finish, and but for an accident to Loutzenhiser in the latter part, it might have been different. ''Slim", who was pitching for Philip, got a red hot liner off the bat on his bare hand, which knock ed one of his fingers out of joint and put him out of commission for the rest of the game. This ac cident practically lost Philip the game. In the ninth inning with Midland one run to the good, Dorothy boosted out a three-bagg- er dr»ving two runners home, and practically cinching the game, but the umps called Dorothy out for stepping over second base instead of touching it, and would allow the visitors to count but one run, which tied the score and gave Midland another chance to win. The um pire was fair enough but insisted on the absolute letter of the law, *hich to ,1 i this case, is not done once in a thousand times. With Loutzenhiser out of the game, Philip was badly handicapped and Midland easily secured the wieaiog run in the eleventh inning. The Fate of Andre* Christian Laden, a Norwegian explorer, has returned to this country, with what he beleives to be the first evidence of the fate of Anderee's balloon. Laden was com missioned by the Royal Museum of Berlin, the University of Berlin, and the University of Christiania, to explore the unkown region of northwestern Canada and to obtain data about the Indian tribes in the region, some of which have never before been visted by white men. At a point two hundred miles north by west of the point at which it has been generaly beleived that Andree perished, Laden encoun tered a tribe of Eskimos, who re lated a story to the effect that sev eral years ago a large bubble fell from the heavens, containing two creatures supposed to be k'devils" and that these creatures were able to hurl forth fire and thunder from strange implements that they car ried. The members of the tribe attacken the two creatures and succeded in killing one of them with arrows, whereupon the other made motions to them signifying that he and his companion were shooting at birds for food and had come in peace. When the Eskimos realized that they had attacked human beings, who had no un friendly motive, they fled in dis may,leaving the surviving white man alone. What became of him they do not know. —Scientific American. For Sale—One dorn plow sale. Call at this office. *50 for The Minneapolis Dollar-Hotel 200 MODERN ROOMS t»Xi la Hwrt mt F^iln— OMM S I N E A E $ 1 CUfltOPLAft RATE FOR TWO MWtONC PHIVATC UTH AMD TOILCT IXTM COMPLETE SAFETY AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS AMD FIREPROOF CONSTRUCTION (lN«UAANCC RECONM «M*W MO UVCf CVCII MOT A evtmr •MMRIM WIUHWJ N*o« MM MOT MIB WU wwmiM WATCH. BTKAM M«AT, AAA Ml* IIMT1II LMMT«, AMO TCLCPMONC U«VMB. MVKN AMMCX BMIIMTm.