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Representative Marshall Pro
poses to Remove Tax From
Denaturized Alcohol
Home Market Would be Provided
for Many Farm Products at
Better Prices
W. W. Jermane, the Washington
correspondent of the Minneapolis
Journal, in an article in the last Sun
day edition of that paper, says:
Thru the intelligent activity and
foresight of Representee Marshall, of
North Dakota, the way is opening for
the establishment in the northwest
states of large plants for the distilla
tion of denaturized alcohol, for use in
the arts and sciences, in general man
ufacture and in a variety of other
practical ways. The general plan as
outlined looks first to suitable legisla
tion in congress at this session, and
then to getting together capital for
investment in these distilling plants.
If this scheme is worked out, even
in a small way, it will develop many
new lines of industry in the northwest,
give the farmer a permanent market,
at good prices, for his potatoes, corn,
sugar beets and other crops possessing
quantities of starch and sugar, and at
the same time strike the Standard Oil
company a terrific body blow.
The legislation alluded to looks to
the repeal of that section of law which
levies an internal revenue tax of $2.07
a gallon on alcohol for use in the arts,
etc. Europe has already discovered
the wisdom of legislation of this char
acter, and, in France and Germany
especially, the manufacture of dena
turized alcohol has been carried on for
several years with astonishing success.
The result is that it is impossible for
American manufacturers of certain
lines of goods, such as drugs, drug
gists'sundries, etc., to compete in this
country with the foreign trade. In
Europe the alcohol used in these goods
is free of tax, while here the $2.07 per
gallon is levied.
By the denaturizing process, the al
cohol is mixed with a certain per cent
age of wood alcohol, or some similar
product, thus rendering it poisonous
and therefore unfit for use as a bever
age. This denaturizing will, of course,
be done under the immediate direction
of the revenue officers of the govern
ment, and will be rigidly safeguarded
so as to prevent any improper use of
the product. There is now no provi
sion in the revenue laws by which al
cohol may be used in the arts and in
manufacture without the payment of
the regular revenue above referred to.
The legislation required will provide
that alcohol, after distillation, shall
be poisoned, and then that the revenue
shall be removed.
Representative Marshall has been
giving this question careful attention
for a number of months. He had sev
eral conferences in this city before the
holidays, and during the present week,
at which there were present, in addi
tion to himself, Representatives Hill
of Connecticut, and Murdock of Kan
sas, and certain capitalists of the New
England states, the latter being anx
ious to furnish all the money that will
be needed to equip as many large al*
cohol distilleries in the northwest as
will be needed to take care of any
crops the farmers may raise with a
view to furthering this new industry.
It is the plan of the gentlemen to take
up the work of an active campaign at
once. Petitions will be circulated
over the country, for general signa
ture, asking congress to enact the de
sired legislation, and other petitions
will be put into circulation with a
view to having them sent to certain
members of the two bouses from vot
ers along by about Feb. 20, to justify
a meeting on that day of the ways and
means committee to consider the pro
posed legislation.
The chief opposition to the legisla
tion will probably come from the
Standard Oil company, which always
has friends in congress. The manu
facture on a large scale of denaturized
alcohol in the United States, free of
revenue duty, for commercial purpos
es, would cut tremendously into gaso
lene and kerosene consumption, just
as it has done in Great Britain,
France, Germany, Belgium, Holland
and Austria. In the countries named
this alcohol is rapidly taking the place
of gasolene for fuel, power and light,
and the place of kerosene for light-. It
is much safer than either of these
older products, is cheaper, and not of
fensive to the smell.
showing something ot the im
portance of this situation in ine small
country, I quote from the American
consul general at Frankfort. Ger
many, who, speaking of denaturized
alcohol in Belgium,
Representative Marshall has been
quick to see that what has been clone
in Europe can be done in the Lnited
States, and he truly says that if the
legislation spoken of can be had, it
will be the greatest boon for the far
mers of the northwest that they have
ever had. It will stimulate the growth
of potatoes in the greatest potato sec
tion of the land. It will stimulate
the growth of corn, even as far north
as the Dakotas and Minnesota, for al
cohol can be made from damaged corn
as well as from that which is perfect.
It will furnish a reason for the
of sugar beets on a large scale, and
thousands of acres of farming land,
now practically worthless, can be
made to yield rich harvests with cer
tainty every year.
Representative Marshall argues that
by starting these extensive manufact
ures in the northwest, right at the
place where the raw material is pro
duced, freight both ways and long
hauls can be saved, increasing the
profits to the farmer as well as to the
distiller and manufacturer.
The notlnvest can consume the man
ufactured product, and get that pro
duct for much less money than is now
being paid for gasolene and kerosene.
This is a matter ot great importance
in the Dakotas and Minnesota, where
the use of gasolene engines for all
kinds of farm purposes is becoming
general, and where gasolene costs at
retail all the way from 16 to 22 cents a
gallon. It has been estimated that
the denaturized alcohol can be sold for
from 10 to 12 cents a gallon and still
leave a good profit. Three
it can be made from a bushel of corn
What is also of the first importance
is the fact that the by-products of
these distilleries can be disposed of at
good prices for feed for cattle. These
by-products will pay the entire cost of
distillation, thus enabling the manu
facturers to sell their product at a
very low price.
Representative Hill, of Connecticut,
who is much interested in the propo
sition, is a member of the ways and
means committee, and will help the
cause along when that committee be
gins the consideration of a bill asking
that denaturized alcohol be exempted
from revenue duty.
Every resident in the northwest
now pays a tribute to the Standard
Oil company in the form of excessive
cost for gasolene and kerosene This
tribute would be wiped out tnru the
operation of Representative Marshall's
As showing something of the rami
fications of alcohol in manufactures
generally, and how those manufac
tures would be stimulated thru this
legislation, it may be said that, in ad
dition to entering into many alkaloids
and fine chemicals, alcohol is used in
the making of stiff hats, silk hats,
women's and children's straw hats,
smokeless powder, fulminate of mer
cury, cartridges, artificial silk, picture
frames and moldings, polished metal
goods, including hardware, brass beds,
gas and electric fixtures, lamps, brass
musical instruments, electric fans,
bird cages, clocks, toys, coal tar dyes,
celluloid, nitro celluloise, photograph
ic supplies, electric generators and
motors, lead pencils, watches and
clocks, oleosteorene, automobiles,
power boats, stationery engines, fur
niture and other polished woods, pas
senger and street cars, chloroform,
burial caskets, whips, trunks, shoe
dressing, fireworks, shoes, emery
wheels, pipes, umbrella and cane hand
les, fusel oil, transparent soap, and
hunGreds of other articles.
Normal School Class Pleasantly
Entertains Large Number
of Visitors
The class in German, Miss Beards
ley, teacher, presented the little play
"Eigensinn" in tlie German language
last Friday and Saturday evenings
The play was given, partly, as an il
lustration of the work done in modern
language study at the Normal and as Corn we never use
an exercise for the students in the not excluded hv .,!«
class. It was delightfully successful the advantaro JrJK
in every way and was repeated Satur- no substitute nr
Refreshments were served after the
play and visitors were made entirely
at home by members of the faculty
and student body.
the state
department as follows:
"Two important industries iu Bel
gium owe their existence entirely to
the fact£tliat denaturized alcohol is
not subject to'any tax iS'thaicountry,
namely, the manufacture of ether and
of artificial silk, which use more than
2,500,000 gallons of alcohol yearly!
The demand for alcohol by those in
dustries has increased about tliirteen
fold since 1896."
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TAC0MA PARK vio'(flaw-lined
Annual Stockholders' Meeting
Held Tuesday at the Farm
ers' Room
LAKUC .,.11.
Oid Board Mostly Reelected
Chas Eygabroad and Jos.
Meyer New Members
appointed the committee on
... .. Lovctt of
of Groton
On reassembling after dinner the
report of standing committees was
called for after the reading by Secre
tary Pond of the minutes of the p^ i
ous meeting The committee on cre
dentials reported 22.'i shares of stock
represented by holders or by proxies.
The auditing committee, consisting
of C. E. Lacey, J. 11. Pond aud Chas.
Eygabroad, who had been in charge
of the books aud vouchers of the re
tiring treasurer, A. Clark, for over
30 days previous to tlie meeting, re
ported that upon checking up the
same they had found everything cor
rect. Mr. Clark, for many years the
efficient treasurer, having sod his
banking business at Ilecla, has remov
ed from the county.
The reports haviug been made and
accepted, on motion the members
proceeded to ballot for eleven .irec
tors to serve for the ensuing year.
The eleven candidates ranking high
est in number of votes received were:
gallons of John Dickerson, Aberdeen Ole Ever
son, Cambria F. C. Robinson, Groton
J. H. Pond, Aberdeen Jus. Meyer,
Aberdeen Chas. Eygabroad, Aber
deen W. T. Eliiott, Gem D. G. Stew
art, Bath John Helmlca, Bath C. E.
Laccy, Aberdeen: Geo. B. Daly. Co
While the tellers were counting up
the vote for directors, on motion of
Chas. Eygabroad, a by-law was offered
for adoption defining the terms by
which the stockholder holds lots in
the park for the erection of cottages
or tents thereon, prohibiting the car
rying on or permitting to be carried
on any sort of business on such lots
without the consent of the associa
tion. After some discussion the by
law was adopted by a practically un
animous vote.
Immediately after the adjournment
ot the stockholders' meeting the new
elected board met and organized by
electing Geo. B. Daly president, Chas.
Eygabroad. treasurer, and .J. II. Pond
secretary. The board decided to adopt
for the coming assembly the ticket
cash check system, which is used at
Lake Harriet and other summer re
sorts. They also instructed the com
mittee on piogram to invite .lames J.
Hill to speak at the assembly this
The presidentannounced the follow
ing committees: Program. Geo B.
Daly, J. H. Pond and Charles Eyga
broad. Grounds, John Helmka, W. T.
Elliott and John Dickerson. Dining
Hall and Stands, F. C. Robinson.
Sports, Joseph Meyer.
Quality of Beer Depends Upon
S up or it of at a
Treatment and Maturity
Purity i, a universal essential in all
beers The observance of cleaniless
and sterilization will secure it
Ilealthfulness, combined withillavor
Jd taste, constitutes real quality,
and these are impossible without the
very best materials and the highest
order of treatment. This- is what
science and experience teach.
Quality depending upon the charac
ter of materials and the methods em
ployed, is the real goal for competi
tion among brewers.
Materials: To provide the public
teHly g°0d'
the annual
On Tuesday! at
stockholders'meeting of the Tacoiua
Park association was opened. In the
absence of the president II. J. Giesen
called the meeting to order, and on
motion ..
credentials, wh" were Sam
Aberdeen, A. W. Kruger
and A. F. Cralle of Aberdeen.
upon the meeting adjourned until l.M.
steel tanks made
mudler rn. of Boch«
The beer, after leaving
is conveyed U' glass*
brew Uttie After
fermenting *a
I fermentation it is lagered
steel tanks before
Is bottle
thus absolute purity of our beer I.
Jed. because it is in the glass from
the time it is
until it is con­
sumed. Our present storing
3ny other two breweries
barrels'is more than that
gc faciljties el,ahle
beer the length of
us to age
guarantee Its purity and maturltj
not in printers' ink -but in fact.
reasons Budwclscr. tuc
Kor these i«.-arvm*
King of bottled Beers, must and does
command a
higher price than any
other beer, and at the same time has
a greater
.than all
other bottled
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass n, hi.
Louis, U. S. A.
South Dakota State Band
Opera House on January 22d
The second monthly concert of the
present season will be given by the
South Dakota State Band at the opera
house on January J2d. The program
is as follows:
March, William's Gone Sorrent.ino.
overture. Morning, Noon and Night
in Vienna F. V. Suppe.
The Royal Circle
C. W.
Harriet Narre-
The Skv Pilot-A. M.
Overture. Poet and Peasant—F.
Description, Hunting Scene
Buccalossi. Synopsis The morning
breaks calm and peaceful and the
huntsmen prepare for the pleasure of
the chase. They jump in their saddles
and the horn sounds a merry blast
The parties join,Ihe road i^alive with
horsemen. The barking of the dogs
and the song of the 1 ally ho parly meet
the ears. Then coiues the finish of
the hunt, the death of the victims
and the return home.
March, The Chicago Tribune W
O. Chambers.
Big Dance in Auditorium
Farmers on Feb. 16
A number of Aberdeen business men
conceived the plan of having a ball
in the auditorium exclusively for the
fanners in this and adjoining counties.
A number of representative farmers
were seen about it and all agreed that
it would be a popular affair. After
consulting with Mr. Gottschalk It
was decided to have the dance on
February l«i. Cason's complete or
chestra has been engaged to furnish
the music and refreshments will be
served. The auditorium is the larg
est building of its kind in the state
and will accommodate hundreds of
dancers at a time. For this dance a
number of gentlemen from near by
towns or neighborhoods, who have
beeu active in social affairs, will be se
cured to take full charge of the floor
lor the evening. Mr. Gottschalk
would be pleased to hear from any
readers of this paper who have sugges
tions to offer in regard to the dance.
doctors nrr°gram °f
wholesome beer of the highest qualitv
we UK tk. b« barleymalt, th2 SZ
keers a small percentage of
rice. In all our beers we use the best
and purest materials, regardless
though il is
a a.pnesb
our expense. We spare neither
nor care to fortify and increase oar
Treatment and Maturity. We tm
Dangers of a Cold and How
Avoid Them
More fatalities have their origiu in
or resulted from a cold than from any
other cause. This fact alone should
make people more careful as there is
no danger whatever from a cold when
it is properly treated in the beginning
Foi many years Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy has been recognized as the
most prompt and effectual medicine
in use for this disease. It acts on
nature's plan, loosens the cough, re
lieves the lungs, opens the secretions
and aids nature in restoring the svs
tem to a healthy condition. Sold by
all druggists.
District Medical Society Meets
The annual meeting of the Aber-
nL was
rendered after
hich a banquet was served. Officers
Uiiiows. President, Dr fnhn
Dr il
O. Miller, Aberdeen.
via the North-Western Line P™.
Wesurn R'v
GhlCag0 &
^T *xu,.
postal will bring it. SjSfe
•A. A
We quote you a few that you
teresting. These prices are madefon
sure selling, not for profit. \ye
these lots of merchandise out of
completely ty February 1st.
Bargahs in ladies'
100 pair of Sorosis
Boots at
good only till February 1st.
We have received permission from the manufactuieK
sell five styles of Sorosis Shoes at S2.7'i per pair
We ure allowed to do this, as we have rliscmitinuw to
styles. The styles are 38, 495, 181, 121, and
Remember this price is for these tive styles only,
You dou't often get an opportunity to iniy SorosisS
100 pair of our Dclipse Special Shoes
regular price $3.50, per pair
We have never seen such shoe values in Aberdeen
lower prices, but for Inferior shoes.
The shoes that we offer you at $2 7f and $3."/j are tlieb
of the best factories in America.
Six Dozen Boys'
Sweaters at
To close quickly we offer our entire stock of boys'al
plain and fancy wool Sweaters at just one-halt regularselliijj
sold everywhere at 70c or 75c. Till sold
Ladies1 Wool Plaited Vests
and Pants at
One case ladies' natural gray wool plaited ileeced Aatia
always considered very cheap at "0c, and often sold at t50cri|
sold per garment 35c.
Children's Fleeced Hose,
per pair
60 dozen children's lxl rib fleeced Hose, in sizes
always at 15c till sold per pair IOC.
To close our line of special value 85.00 Silk Pet
last twelve (all in colors) at each $3.75.
from 51
Best Ingrain Carpets, PCn
per yard Udu
8 rolls of best quality all-wool two-ply
Ten ur Jackets in astrachan and near seal
ever sold
guaranteed satin, the best
till sold for per garment $19.50.
super ID?®
per yard to.
Fur Jackets
lined wi"'
for 925.00.
Flannellette Go»ns
10 dozen ladies' flannellette Night Robe'' ^aat
stripes, made of best quality material, sole! ai»«.
Your choice till sold each 75c.

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