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The inaugural message of Gov. Coe I.
"rawford contains recommendations for
enactment of much important lega
tion for the state. The dominant party
the legislature Is strongly urged to
deem the pledges made in the party
ilatform, particularly the enactment of
comprehensive primary election law, a
.w for the regulation of lobbying, an
iti-pass law and a law prohibiting cam
paign contributions by corporations.
The message Is long, and all the sub
jects treated are covered In a most thor
ough and comprehensive manner.
In the following synopsis all the most
Important features of the message have
leen retained:
In opening the governor asks careful
lonsideration for the address of the re
tiring governor and for the reports of
fthe various heads of departments.
Attention is called to the Increasing
_rowth and prosperity of the state and
to the revolution in the commerce of the
•tate being wrought by the various rail
toad extensions projected and being built.
The educational, penal and charitable
nstltutions of the state are In splendid
eondition and are being managed with
Tl«iency. The governor finds among the
ei.». educational institu
tlons a tendency to
overlap and work at
cross purposes, and
•uggests that the limit of the scope with
in which a given institution is confined
|«o its work be more clearly defined.
I Institution*.
The governor says:
"There is a feeling of uncertainty and
Insecurity among many who are con
fenectet.' with state institutions, which
MBgrows out of a fear that,, regardless of
Smerlt and faithful service, their tenure
lof position is in constant danger from
|political intrigue and partisan politics
sand that merit and faithfulness must
E yield to favoritism and the political
S pull.' There should be no ground for
concern on this account. The time has
come when it should be made clear and
|i emphatie that the fixed and permanent
policy of the state is to plane the man
agement these Institutions entirely
above all questions of political ex
pediency and favoritism. A rulo of civil
•ervice should be applied to the adminis
tration of the public institutions of the
Much difficulty is experienced, says the
governor, In securing competent help for
various state institutions, because the
(4 wages which the management Is per
mitted to pay are not big enough to
|*neet the competition from the outside.
^Appropriations to pay for help of this
ikinfl should permit the state to pay
(wages high enough to secure the best
S-'eervice, and hold it against competition.
Important recommendations are made
^regarding the needs of the various instl
'tutipns, and the necessity for more re
arara for permanency in the construction
state buildings in the future is urged.
jS "It appears from the report of the state
'•auditor foV the fiscal year ending June
SO. 1906, that state finances are in good
nditlon. There were outstanding in
revenue warrants the
condition or
sum 0{
ew Governor Galls Upon Dominant Party in
Legislature to Redeem Platform
$250,000, and
fttat* Finances in bonds less than
State Finances.
$50 000 the
tional limit to bonded indebtedness, since
Writhe payment of the territorial debt as
•?»umed by the state,, being $100,000, and it
^appears that since that time all the
yhonds have been paid. The auditor
^Irecommends that the legislature appro
jiyprlate funds to enable the state board of
^assessment to perform the duty imposed
S1" -Jipon it by chapter 40, Session Laws 1905,
Snaking it the duty of that board 'to
."take such means and measures as they
jghall deem proper and expedient to as
/certain, discover and place upon the
'-proper assessment rolls and tax lists all
'i$S?taxable property in any county omitted
"from such assessment rolls and tax lists
or which has been omitted or concealed
Kjfrom assessment,' calling attention to
'the fact that the legislature of 1905,
Swhich enacted this law, made no pro
vision by appropriation for carrying It
•Silnto effect. I heartily join in the recom
mendation of the auditor."
The Kuvornor points to the fact that on
June 30. 190G, there were only seven
.Jcents of the school fund uninvested,
'£?*nalcing a total of $4,807,587.08 which
'sM O..I, is drawing interest.
"M School and Pub-
keeping of this
ll» 1 anrir large fund safely in
lic Lands. vested,
the gov­
ernor, requires great watchfulness and
"While the unsold school lands are
r« eteadily advancing In value, It is very
doubtful wisdom to go on selling them.
In my Judgment, the best of these lands
should be taken from the market, and 1
I heartily agree with the recommendation
of the commissioner that the mlirxmuni
price be raised to $20 per acre. It ap
pears from his report that the average
price per acre of these lands sold from
1891 to 1894 was $13.56 from 1«V. to
&f 1898, $12.76 from 1809 to 1902. $15.St,
I from 1903 to 1906, $20:85. These figures
show the wisdom of withholding Irom
8 the market the most desirable of these
is1 lands and of raising the minimum
The governor earnestly recommends
that the office of clerk of the supreme
court be put upon a salary basis, that a
fee bill be enacted and that that official
he required strictly to account for all
fees collected.
In making appropriations*. for the ex
senses incurred by the state ofiicejs clui
tng the next two years, the governor
.urges the legislature to take into con-
.. sideration the fact
Appropriations for
that it has been
Stete Officers. peopie that officers
(-^.n the service of the state shall rot use
--free transportation or accept courtesies
iifi'Mn the form of franks, passes or tree
Tr"tickets in any manner. Provision must
V-lje made by appropriation for the trans
'P'portatlon of the state's officers neces
aarily incurred "while transacting the
business of the state
£vi The governor considers it his duty to
attention to what he is convinced has
'been ai unconstitutional attempt or
ri%rlor legislatures to circumvent the
plain and emnhatic Inhibitions of the
r.V.ftconstitutlon in "voting to the governor a
[^contingent fund, paid in twelve monthly
^'^Installments and without any itemized
fevvoucher being filed with the auditor The
is Koveruor believes that the officers who re
p'ceived this money in the manner indicated
i'Sfe'can be required to give an accounting in
Mia civil action, and he will ask the at
Ifitorney general to examine this feature of
ItlIt Undeclared to be the duty of the legis
SUture to omit any such provision from
Ithe appropriations for 1907 for the ex
I«ense» of any state officer.
I "The dominant political party in this
,J state which is entrusted with the respon
& si bill ty for its government and each of
-the other political organizations in the
Offirprs ^.termined by the
Platform Pledges
Must Be kept. ?^f«of^are^
actment of the following laws:
First. The enactment of a law mrking
It a penal offense in this state for any
person, or corporation to give to, or for
any public officer, party delegate or com
mitteeman to receive any free pass or
tree transportation over any railroad
within the state or any telegraph, tele
phone or express frank.
Second. The enactment of a law that
•will prevent representatives of corporate
and special interests from attempting to
influence legislation except by open and
lUblic oral, written or printed argument
efore public meetings of legislative com
Third. The enactment of a comprehen
sive and practical primary election law
for the nomination of all congressional,
state, Judicial, legislative and county offi
cers by a. direct vote ot the peopie.
Fourth. The enactment of laws pro
hlblting corporations from making con
tributions in any form to any political
The enactment of a law requir-
tng an accurate record of all campaign
contributions to be-kept and publication
of the same to be made. They have also
declared that the interference Ot public
service corporations in the polities ox
this state shall be entirely eliminated.
These pledges must be redeemed by
jVtcrouchgolnE and effective legislation.
#•*?«, "i I'li
We could not go home and face our con
stituents as honest men after all that has
occurred in this state during the last
three years, and be chargeable with hav
ing disregarded the plain mandates thus
received from the people."
In urging particularly the enactment cif
a primary law the governor dwells upon
the subject at much length. All the rea
sons for the enactment of such a measure
are most thoroughly
Primary Law, covered. He says:
"The demand for
legislation of this
character arises from the abuses which
have become intolerable under the old
caucus and convention system. The aim
of this legislation is to overthrow the
Party boss and dictator and to shake oft
the hold the corporation upon the
political organizations of the state,
ha enterprises of to-day are car
ried on by artificial creations of Jaw
known as corporations, and combinations
of corporations. Frequently they become
so powerful that they attempt to fix and
control the prices of the necessaries of
life, toe prices of what the masses have
to sell, as well as the prices of what the
masses must buy In order to live.
"We have come to the point where they
"av? destroyed healthful and legitimate
competition, and where they stuobornly
resist all attempts upon the part of the
'^-making power to check abuses of
which they are guilty, or to place them
under regulation and control. They enter
the field of politics for the purpose of
controlling the declarations of political
platforms and tha selection of candidates
for public office and by many and divers
ways use their vast power to corrupt the
action of publlo officials.
"The political machine and the public
service corporations are in partnership
everywhere. The purpose of the primary
election In nominating a ticket is to get
,6trlct expression of choice of candi
dates from tha people.
"Th« duty is upon you, gentlemen, with
all the light and assistance you can get,
tOj formulate and enact a practical and
comprehensive primary ejection law. It
should be made effective by an emer
gency clause, because its enactment has
been demanded from authoritative
sources without oonditions. Nearly nine
thousand of your constituents petitioned
for its enactment and submission two
years ago. Ita enemies were opposed to
submission then. This year every polit
ical organization. in the state by over
whelming majorities in party conventions"
has emphatically declared in favor not of
the enactment and submission of the law,
but in favor of the enactment of the law.
Its" enemies who two years ago opposed
its submission now attempt to defeat its
enactment with an emergency clause on
the plausible claim that the right to in
voke the referendum should not be
bartr-ed by such a clause.
"Enemies of the referendum two years
ago may now—if they reoeive encourage
ment—pose as its most zealous defenders.
Under the cloak of pretense, however,
will be found enmity on their part to the
proposed law and a desire to defeat the
demands made in party platforms oy de
lay and covert opposition. You were
commissioned not to enact a primary and
allow its enemies to suspend its effect
for two years, but to enact a primary and
make it at once a live and effective stat
The passage of a fellow servant law Is
strongly recommended, as is also a law
regulatHig the hours of labor of railway
The subject of freight and passenger
rates Is next taken up by the governor.
He says:
"Under the law of 1897 the board of
railway commissioners has full and com-
plete power to make
Freight and Pas- he most thorough
inspection and in
senger Rates. vestigation of ex
lsting rates and to
promulgate and enforce a new schedule
of charges for both freight and passenger
traffic. It is unfortunate that the. board
has delayed action in the matter until
the last moment, and did not enter upon
it in time to jflve the results to the pub
lic before this legislature convened, so
that it might supplement the action of
the board with any further legislation
that might appear necessary.
"It is to be hoped that the board will
take action sufficiently early to enable
you to thoroughly examine the results
and to take such further steps as the sit
uation may require.
"The demand for a, revised rate sched
ule is growing stronfer and a very thor
ough investigation of the whole subject
must be made by the board of railway
commissioner* at once, and a new sched
ule nromulgated with such reductions in
freight and passenger charges as present
conditions require. Otherwise, the duty
of taking the necessary steps for relief
will rent upon you."
The governor calls attention to the fact
that the law requiring railroads to build
connecting tracks at points of intersec
tion is in need of amendment to make it
effective. The nresent law has been held
hy the sunreme court to be invalid for
fatal uncertainty. The governor recom
mends the enactment of the Minnesota
law on this subject, which has been sus
tained by a decision of the United States
supreme court.
Our revenue laws are crude and in
adequate and the governor believes that
the time for action has come. He says:
"The franchise of public service corpor
ations organized in this state and the
privileges to do busi
Assessment Law3. ness and hold prop
erty in this stato
granted by its laws to non-resident nno
lic service corporations are of vcrv great
value, and the law prescribing a rule for
assessing the property of these corpora
tions whose property is a kind possessed
of marvelous earning power, omits all
reference to the value of the franchises,
and in fixing values, no reference is made
to increased value of that part of the mou
erty of these companies lying within
towns and cities, where they nave depots,
machine shops, enlarged grounds, side
tracks, general offices and personal prop
erty of great value.
"The statements which railway compa
nies are required to furnish as a bfusis
for an assessment, omit all side, passing
and switching tracika, warehouse lots
and terminal grounds and franchises.
The assessment must be made by fixing
the value per mile of the main line and
branches and by a pro rata distribution
per mile of such assessment among the
counties through which the road t)asses.
"The state board levies all the tax
which is at all levied upon the property of
telegraph, telephone, express and sleeping
car companies in the state.
"The statute says that the tax so levied
shall be equal to the average assessment
of the state, county, school and municipal
taxes levied upon other property for 'he
preceding year, and shall be apportioned
by the state treasurer between the state
and the various counties !n which the
company so assessed is doing business,
the amount to V- '"h each county is en
titled beinf," deter, led by the state board
of equalization. The statute does not au
thorize the board to include the average
equivalent of the road tax levied upon
other property the preceding year. At this
lime, when a cry is coming up from all
over the state for better roads, these cor
porations are enjoying absolute immunity
from road taxes. It is a well known fact
that local assessors fail to assess -noneys
and credits and a vast amount of property
never gets upon the tax rolls.
"The law enacted two years ago, giving
the state board of assessment authority
to take such means and measures as may
be necessary to ascertain, discover and
place upon the assessment rolls taxable
property omitted therefrom or concealed,
should be made effective by making an
appropriation which would enable this
board to employ an agent to go out over
the state and make a personal investiga
tion of such cases and report the same to
the board. I earnestly recommend this
subject to you as one of the greatest im
portance. demanding effective legislation
at your hands."
The governor declares that the present
state capltol la wholly inadequate for
present needs. He continues by review
ing at length previous legislation on this
... subject and the work
State Capitol.
already accom
plished. Ha recom­
mends that the law be amended permit-
L% Kl-^TiF
tins the eommlulonar of lands to pro
ceed with the sal* of the remainder of the
st&t* lands, and authorising the capltol
commitston to go on and complete the en-
tire capltol building according to plana
and specifications, in this way, he says,
a splendid capltol building can be erected
without the expense of one dollar to the
taxpayers of the state.
The legislature is urged to take action
toward levying the assessment authorized
by the amendment to" the constitution
adopted at the last general election for
the purpose of installing a twine plant at
the state prison.
The Importance of revising the law for
the preservation of game Is strongly
he governor in recommending efficient
support by appropriations for the" state
fair says:
"There is vastly more substantial good te
the people of the state in maintaining in
the highest degree of excellence a state
fair and in expending funds for that pur
pose, and for the purpose of encouraging
the production of fine stock and to pro
mote a more perfect and practical knowl
edge of farming than in any other form of
In concluding the governor says:
"In addition to the foregoing, which I
have presented as measures of great im
portance pressing upon your attention, are
many other subjects which you will be
required to consider.
Conclusion. Adequate appro
priations must be
made for the maintenance of the national
guard in an efficient and creditable man
"The department ot history suggests sev
eral matters worthy of legislative action.
A law providing for the construction,
maintenance and supervision of good
roads will be proposed.
"Measures further regulating the sale of
Intoxicating liquors, requiring personal
service in all actions for divorce requir
ing persons practicing the art of healing
to procure a license providing for the
appointment of a fire warden, defining his
duties and fixing his compensation, to be
paid by the'fire Insurance companies do
ing business in the state."
Geese With Brains.
A farmer would scarcely believe that a
goose requires only about sixty hours la
order to prepare it for the footlights and
a critical audlenee, and that a common
pig, which has been bought in the mar
ket will In thirty hours be competent to
blossom forth as an actor.
According to Clyde Powers, a trainer
of wide experience and much patience, it
takes a iuck about three days to learn
how to march on the stage, to follow
the chorus, and to march off again at
the proper time It takes a chicken a
week or more, and a turkey cannot
grasp the art of acting in less than six
months tlm«»
Mr. Powers has tried to train a pea
fowl, but he finds that It is impossible.
A goose is the most intelligent of all the
feathered tribe, and a goose is also the
only domestic fowl that shows aftaotion.
Animals are always entertaining, and
so much in demand are they by man
agers, that every vaudeville theater In
America books for Its program at least
one animal act, and often two, ever*
week. A good animal troupe la con
tracted for many months ahead, and its
owners and trainers reeelve salaries far
exceeding those of the average troupe of
vaudeville nerfornitfrs of the human
During a visit to a dress rehearsal at
the Hlppodronip, says a write- '.n I^tt»
lie's Weekly, three or four euo bears
were being sahoolcd In the art of stand
ing on their heads. In driving an auto,
or at least appearing to do so, and last
but not least—for it amuses an audionce
greatly—to drink out of bottles.
To teach thsm this last aot is not verv
difficult if the bottleB are filled with
sweetened water In fact, the difficulty
comes In preventing the cubs from steal
ing these bottles and rehearsing before It
is time, so fond are thoy of this particu
lar form of acting.
Bears are decidedly humorous, and
while thoy know perfectly well what they
are doing, they often do a trick the
wrong way, apparently Just for the hu
mor of the thing, and thej seem to enjoy
the scolding, which with baby bears Is
seldom accompanied by punishment. The
trainer's pockets are usually bulging
with sugar, .and the cubs are given a
taste every time they obey orders and go
through a trick with willingness. If a
bear is good tempered and of adaptable
disposition, a new trick can bo mastered
In about four weeks.—New York Sun.
Tl«.e T,nck tif Cars.
Demand of the railroads uoon the work
for their locomotives ana cars is In ex
cess, ail over the country, of their ability
to meet it. That is, demand of traffic lias
outrun railroad equipment very far. It is
in the West that the shortage produces
extreme inconvenience and heavy loss.
Even the great lines of the East cannot
move the traffic that offers, and lack of
motive power delays even passenger
trains. In the Southern states the condi
tions are very similar to those that pre
vail in the West. Were the situation
without remedy the people would be pa
tient. But it is felt everywhere that there
has not been sufficient foresight or enter
prise in making provision to handle the
traffic of the country and in most, if not
all the states, legislative inquiry will be
made, with view, perhaps, to enforcement
of remedies, or, at least, of attenuating
The people do not wish to deal unjustly
with the railroads, nor do "they expect
Impossibilities. But they do feel that
there has been delinquency, or dilatori
ness and they wish to "expedite" supply
of a pressing want. The "reciprocal de
murrage" talked of is In the nature of a
fine it may have in It an element of in
justice, for perhaps it will be Impossible
to furnish the cars called for, since none
can be bought or built at once but it
will be admonitory, and may hasten re
sults. Lack of cars has been an increas
ing complaint for years, and It is not be
lieved that the railroads have done all
they could or should to meet It.—Qre
An Important Difference.
When the late Mr. George Monro Grant,
principal of Queen's university in Kings
ton, Can., was a student at Glasgow uni
versity, his biographers say he entered
into the practice of debating with the
greatest zest, and soon became one of the
chief speakers of the Conservative club,
and eventually the president of it.
On one occasion the election of the lord
rector was pending." The lord rector as
Is doubtless known, is the representative
of the students on the governing board of
the university, and his election Is gen
erally conducted upon lines strlctlv po
During this period a luckless Liberal
spoke unguardedly one svening of the
"Conservative association."
"There's no such thing, sir!" thundered
young Grant. "It's a club
"Well, what's the difference?"
The Nova Scotian was on his feet in an
'nstant, his nostrils curled in scorn.
"There's an association, gentlemen." ho
said, flinging out his hand,, the fingers
falling limp and separate "and there*s a
At the last word his closed fist shot out
from the shoulder, fingers clenched, the
whole gesture suggesting the gulf be
tween flabby individuality and the smash*
Ing power of united effort.—Ex.
Going to California. This Winter?
If so you are perhaps wondering which
is the best way to go. The "Omaha
road" offers the prcner solution of this
problem with their through tourist nzr
service by three different routes as fol
Tuesday car leaves Minneapolis 7:50 p.
m.. St. Paul 8:80 p. m.r going, via Omaha
Denver, Denver & Rio Grande Salt Lake
City and the new Salt Lake route to Los
Angeles. This route is through the scenlo
portion of, the Rocky Mountains.
Thursday car leaves Minneapolis 8:30 p.
m.s St. Paul 9:05 p. m., going via Omaha,
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific to San
Francisco, thence down the coaat line to
Los Angeles.
Saturday car leaves Minneapolis -fl*io a.
m., St. Paul 9:40 a. m., going via Omaha
Kansas City and the Santa Fe through
the Land of Sunshine.
This gives the traveler choiee of three
splendid routes, the best through tar
service, and all At a reasonable prieeu
For full information regarding rate* and
service to California call on or address
B. A. Whitaker. 306 Robert street (Ryan
hotel). St. Paul, or J. A. O'BrW, 600
Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis.
Governor Crawford and the new ad
ministration started on their course
of two years with perfect weather
and a cloudless sky. The lobbies of
the representative hall, where the In
augural ceremonies were held, were
crowded early by visitors who wanted
to be sure of places, and who held
them until after 4 o'clock, when Gov
ernor Crawford finished the reading of
his message. The document was
filled with demands for the legislative
reforms which were the issues in the
ljfte campaign, and was met by fre
quent bursts of applause from t.hv
members in joint session.
Samuel H. Elrod, the retiring gov
ernor in his farewell message to the
legislature severely assailed the noted
North Carolina bond deals by which
South Dakota collected $25,500 from
the Southern state on paper which
had been repudiated. He said South
Dakota has no moral right to the
money, and urged the legislature to
pass a bill returning it to North Caro
Both houses met at noon Tuesday,
the senate being called to order by
J. E. McDougall, the retiring lieuten
ant governor, and the oath was admin
istered to the members by Presiding
Justice Fuller. The principal ap
pointive officers selected were L. M.
Simons of Davison, secretary of the
senate W. C. Rampfer of Hutchinson
county, assistant O. MI Osbon of
Miner county, sergeant-at-arms John
McDQnald of Beadle, assistant.
The house members were called to
order by State Secretary Wipf, and
the oath of office was administered by
Justice Haney of the supreme court.
The principal officers chosen were:
M. J. Clianey of Clay county, speaker
Ed Moscript of Lincoln, sergeant-at
arms: S. H. Wilson of Fall River,
assistant J. W. Cone of Minnehaha,
chief clerk, and E. N. Allen of Spink,
As soon as organization was com
pleted the bodies went into joint ses
sion and recieved the state officers,
when the oath was administered to
them by Presiding Justice Fuller and
the messages of Retiring Govenor El
rod and Governor Crawford were re
By a viva voce vote the senate cau
cus selected United States Senator
Gamble to succeed himself. Before
the vote was taken Mr. Gamble ex
plained the charges made against
Senator Gamble denied any 'ntent
of wrongdoing, and declared that he
could not feel a consciousness that l\e
had done any wrong, but that he was
following out a precedent which had
been in existence for years among
senators and representatives in
Washington in giving employment to
deserving young men where they
could secure the means and have an
opportunity to secure an education
that the employment of his son was
only at times when places which were
given out in this manner had heen
made vacant by one young man going
and another being ready to step in,
which was at three different times for
periods covering thirteen months, and
out of which ,time the boy was in
school less than six months, but all
the time within easy reach of the du
ties in Washington.
Senator Dillon, the Gamble spokes
man on the floor of the caucus, said
the explanation given by the senator
was clear and definite, and that
while they were ready for an investi
gation at any time it, must include
the whole congressional delegation.
As the Gamble forces are strong
enough to get what they want, to
open up the matter mtans work for a
committee for the most of the session.
Speaker Chaney is busy on his com
mittees, and, while he may be ready
to announce the principle ones to
morrow afternoon, it is not certain
that any of them will be ready until
Friday. The only thing known is that
Kribs will again have the educational
committee and Parmley that on bills.
In the senate Dillion will head the
judiciary committee and Byrne the
The senate will create three new
committees this session on appor
tionment, state buildings and grounds,
and the committee on insurance and
banking will be divided into two difr
ferent committees.
Temporarily, John M. Erickson of
Sioux Falls will fill the position of
private secretary of Governor Craw
ford until a permanent appointment is
Govtinor Crawford made his first
appointment Thursday, sending to the
senate the name of E. C. Erickson of
Elk Point as a member of the board of
regents of education, and the same
The only legislative action Thurs
day was in receiving several resolu
tions of small import. The regular
routine vill begin Friday after the an
no'.incement of committees.
Minor officials selected by the two
houses were:
His Expectations.
First Boy—Expect to get much tor
Second Boy—Yep but I expect I
won't get nothing like wot I expect
Yielded Gracefully.15''
"Minnie, didn't your father .make a
fuss when you showed him that dia
mond ring and told him Clarence gave
It to you"" ,-.^=
"Not a bit All he said was, 'Who?
That Insignificant, little—but what's
the use."'-
What Is Being Accomplished by the State Solons.
For the Senate—-Bill clerk, W. Van
Shalck of Roberts chief of engross
ing force. A. A. Rowan of Turner as
sistant, R. E. Grimshaw of Lawrence
postmaster, Orlando Searls of Moody
assistant, 0. L. Ward of Meade watch
man. Ole Larson of Charles Mix mes
senger, W. S. Ingham of Stanley
pages, Loraine Apley of Woonsocket,
Bernard Vessey of Wessington Springs,
Earl Bergen of Pierre.
The cliaplainship was one of the dif
ficult places to fill, the candidates be
ing numerous, both from the city an3
outside. The question was finally de
cided by dividing the time between
the five resident pastors of the city,
arranging as they chose to take suc
ceeding days or weeks in the different
houses as suited themselves.
Minor house appointments were:
Bill clerk, J. H. Peterson of Lawrence
postmaster, A. H. Crawford of Grant
assistant, P. E. Tinney chief of en
grossing force, Edward "Palmer of
Yankton assistant, Ira Jones of Tur
ner janitor, Frank Smith of Pierre
messenger, Thomas Brown of Pierre.
The chaplain situation in the senate
also applies to the house. The house
pages are Will Robinson, George
Schultz, John Porter and Arthur Jen
The real, estate dealers are on hand
and will organize for a bill to provide,
something in the way of an immigra
tion department at the coming session.
They are not particular whether it
comes in the way of a clerk in one of
the established departments of the
state or a complete department, just
so they get it.
The so-called administration meas
ures whicl) have been advocated in the
last campaign will not be allowed to
lie idle, as they were practically all
started on their way on the first day
on which bills could be introduced.
Most of them carry emergency clauses
which would put them into operation
as soon as passed and leave no delay
in their going into effect.
Representative Glass of Codington
presented most of the administration
bills in the house, including the pri
mary election, anti-pass, providing
penalties for campaign contributions
by corporations, requiring reports of
campaign expenses to be made by par
ty committtees to. proper designated of
ficers, and providing penalties for lob
bying on the part of corporations. The
reciprocal demurrage measure was
presented by Whittemore of Hamlin.
In the senate like bills were intro
duced by Senators Cook, Dillon and
Byrne, with the addition of the em
ployers' liability or fellow servant act
by Senator Jenkins of Brookincs. A
long list of minor bills was presented,
and the first day record of any past
session was broken with forty bills
and resolutions, the rushing of the ad
ministration bills being the cause of
the laree number.
In tl\e senate a number of commit
tee clerks were named, as follows:
Fred Kittenbill of Grant, on agricul
ture .T. F. Armstrong of Faulk, on ap
propriations H. Schancke of Yankton,
judiciary N. L. Merner of Brown,
ways and moans J. W. Burnham,
state affairs F. E. Hilt.z, railways
Eric Westlund. education J. A. Smith,
cities'and municipal corporations: W.
A. Kinsey, military affairs E. P. Hays,
senate journal.
The senate ordered the printing of
extra copies of the primary elec
tion bill for distribution.
The senate passed a resolution to
present a chair to retiring Gov. Elrod.
Checking Up of State Auditor's Ac
counts Reveals Good Management.
Public Examiner, Frank Bramble has
filed a supplemental report, covering
the examination of the state auditor's
office, which has just been completed
and which highly compliments that
department for the manner in which
it has been conducted under the ad
ministration of Auditor Halladay. The
examiner says
"You will find herewith the original
papers in the examination of the state
auditor's office, which 1 have Just com
pleted with the assistance of ray dep
"We have checked the warrant
stubs, warrants, warrant register, and
vouchers and proven same. in fact,
this included the checking of all funds.
We have proven the ledger balances
and warrant register. We have
checked the'permanent school fund In
detail. In all we have gone over near
ly 13,000 vouchers.
"I am pleased to state that we have
found everything in a most satisfac
tory condition, and shows a very care
ful management of the affairs of this
most important office. Respectfully
Public Examiner."
The transactions involved in the ex
amination aggregated $4,000,000. The
examiner also personally compliment
ed the system, accuracy and neatness
of the books
Taste Was the Same.
"j. "'We're using a new shaving soap
now," said the barber. "How do you
like it?"
"Well," spluttered the victim, «T
don't, notice any difference in taste."
ipr: Upliftihg the Public.
Tim—There goes a man who
done much to arouse the people.
Bim—Great labor agitator,
Tim—Naw alarm clock manufac
Cold Affected Head and Throat—
'Attack was Severe.
Chas. W. Bowman, 1st Lieut, and'
Adjt. 4th M. S. M. Cav. Vols., writes
from Lanham, Md., as follows:
"Though somewhat averse to pat
ent medicines, and still more averse
to becoming a professional affidavit
man, It seems only a plain duty In
the present Instance to add my ex
perience to the columns already writ
ten concerning the curative poweri
of Peruna.
"I have been particularly beaefltec
by Ita use for colds In the head
throat. I have been able to fully cure'
myself of a most severe attack In
forty-eight hours by Its use according
to directions. I use it as a preventive
whenever, threatened with an attack.
"Members of my family also use
It for like ailments We are recom
mending It to our friends."
—Chas. W. Bowman.
Ask Your Druggist for Free Peruna
Almanac for 1907.
"How do you like married life, Hark
"Well, I wish I had remained a bach
elor. There is so.much expense
so many breakdowns."
"Expense and breakdowns? Gra
cious, old chap, perhaps you bought an
automobile license instead of a mar
riage license?"
Paw, what is a man of des«s:
tiny? a
Mr. Tucker—Any man that lives in
They Enjoyed the Show Immensely,^
But Failed to Applaud.
In the parquet at the Orpheum las
night sat a young man and his best fci
girl. People behind them noticed that Xr S,
the young couple seemed to enjoy the
show immensely, but neither wouldr
applaud. They would look at each oth
er and smile and say "Fine!" "Isn't'
that great!" and other such things,
but they would not applaud. Every-?''..:
body else near by was applauding andV.
that started the people behind
young "couple to wondering why thevf"'
did not clap their hands and show^
their appreciation substantially, savs^||
the Denver Post.
.Finally James H. Cullen came on ~ti'~
the stage and began his singing stunt.
His first two songs made big hits, butt
still the woung couple did not applaud.!
IISs third song was even better than"
the other two, and it was then that*
the mystery as to why the young poo
pie did not applaud was explained to'!
those behind them. When Cullen fin:
ished the song the girl turned to her
"John," she said,
Heart ?nd Nerves Fail on Coffee.
A resident of a great western state
puts the case regarding stimulants
with a comprehensive brevity that IS
admirable. He says:
"I am 56 years old and have had con
siderable experience with stimulants.
They are, all alike—a mortgage on re
served energy at ruinous Interest. As
the whip, stimulates but does not
strengthen the horse, so do stimulants
act upon the human system. Feeling
this way, I gave up coffee and all
other stimulants and began the use ol
Postun^ Food coffee some months ago.
The beneficial results have been ap
parent from the first. The rheumatism
that I used to suffer from has l$ft ma
I sleep sounder, my nerves are stead
ier and my brain clearer. And I beai&j
testimony also to the food value o!^
coffee." Name given by Postum Co.,
Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reaspn.
Read "The Road. to. W^UvUle/'
quaint HtUeJjppfc '^.plcss.
Important to Mothers. fpl
Examine carefully every bottle of CA8TORIA,
a safe and sore remedy for infants and children,
and gee that It
Bears the
Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Ilia Kind Ton Have Always Sought.
those behind to hear, "you'll have to
let go my hand a minute. I've just got
to applaud this man."
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