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PHILIPPINES ALLOW
IN PART OF 0
Beet and Cane Sugar
Aroused—Democrats
Take Off Tax and Sa
So far as the repfort of the finance
•ammittee is concerned, beet sugar
producers have little to fear as the
whole sugar schedule has been re
ferred to a subcommittee of 'Messrs.
Barrows, Smoot and flint, represent
ing the sugar producing states of
Michigan, Utah and California.
The American producers fear most
an attempt in debate to bring the
so-called Bugar trust to the fore
ground as the democrratic senators
threaten to do.
The democratic ranks will he brok
en, however, as already the can sug
ar states haVe lined up with- the
beet sugar states.
Most of the tolg contests over the
tariff bill have been fought in the
soznmittees of the house and senate.
The sugar question is proving diffi
cult.
It ibecame known today that Sena
tor Clay of Georgia had prepared an
amendment to the tariff bill that
strikes out all differential duties, the
effect of which is to admit refined
sugar free.
This amendment is said to have
the endorsement of the minority
members of the finance committee.
BYSTANDERS HELPLESS TO AV
ERT TRAGEDY IN WHICH CO
LUMBIAN SHOOTS Tmvrsv.T.-F
[Pressing a revolver to his head,
Kay Wilson of Columbia pulled the
trigger and 'killed himself in the
presence of William Whitney and
his wife at their home. They were
powerless to prevent his desperate
deed.
Wilson was about 38 years of age
and.leaveB a wife and two children
and has 'been a tenant on the Art
Smalley larm near town.
When Wilson left his house to
visit Whitney and get him to help
draw a legal paper, he declared to
his wife that it was to be his last
night on earth. No one paid any
attention to him because it is said
that he had (been drinking.
ttl| When he reached Mr. Whitney he
tried to write the document he had
in mind, but was so nervous that
all he could do was to inscribe the
first word, "know." Imploring Whit
ney's aid again, 'before the latter
cquld move to help him, the des
pondent man whipped out a revolver
and a fatal wound was inflicted.
juslS! SAYS THIS IS BEST TOWN
HE HAS SEEN ON TRIP
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Slme of Northwood, Iowa,
has been In the Btate for the past
ten days looking over the country,
and is very much Impressed with
South Dakota, and with Aberdeen in
particular. He ears that Aberdeen
Is way ahead of towns: of its size in
Iowa, in many ways. That few
towns of its size in Iowa have paved
streets, or as large a wholesale dis
tric as has Aberdeen. He also states
that the country between here and
Huron is far superior to anything
they have in Iowa. He is a young
lawyer.
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Will Show Up St^
Trust If Not
(Washington, D. C., April 8.—Indi
cations point to a contest in the sen
ate over the sugar schedule in the
ariff hill, not only because of the
proposed free admission of 300,000
tons annually from the Philippines,
but because certain democratic sen
ators plan to open up the whole sub
ject 'by Introducing an amendment to
remove the duty entirely from re
fined sugar.
MOTHER OF TWO ABERDEEN
BROTHERS PASSES AWAY
Dies in North Dakota and Will Be
Brought Here For
Burial
Word was received Thursday that
Mrs. George E. Barker, mother of iH.
W. and George E. Barker of this
city, passed away at Wilton, N. D.,
where she has been residing with
her daughter.
The remains will be 'brought to
this city and the funeral will be held
this morning at 10 o'clock at the
residence of H. W. Barker, 312 North
State street. Rev. Hyslop will offi
ciate and interment is to be made
at 'Riverside.
MASONIC OBSERVANCES MARK
PASSING OF MAUNDY
THURSDAY
SCOTTISH RITE HOLDS BANQUET
EASTERN STAR HEAD SPEAKS
Ritualistic Work Preparatory to
Easter Followed By Feast at
Which Members and Fam
ilies Enjoy Variety of
Entertainment
Aberdeen chapter of Rose Croix,
of the Scottish Rite bodies Of the
valley of Aberdeen, Thursday even
ing, at the (Masonic temple, observed
one of the chief festivals of the rite
and enjoyed the obligatory banquet
of Maundy Thursday.
The observation of the Thursday
before Easter is world-wide among
Masons of this rite and is most strict
ly observed. Thursday evening a
large number of the members of the
order, together with their wives and
other women relatives, were present,
and the evening was much enjoyed.
The first part of the affair took
place at a few minutes after 6 o'clock
when the solemn ceremony of extin
guishing the lights took place.
Rev.
Jr.
W. Taylor, wise master of
the chapter of Rose Croix, presided,
and was assisted by W. G. Blckel
haupt, C. G. Burnette, J. L. Browne,
Roy Rasmussen, A. C. Wlttee and
Rev. J. W. Hyslop. This ceremony
is in memory of and emblematic of
the crucifixation of Jesus, the most
wise and perfect master. On Easter
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock the
ceremony of relighting the lights,
commeorating His resurrection, will
commemorating His resurrection,will
be observed in the lodge room.
[Fallowing the extinguishing of
the lights Thursday evening, the
Maundy Thursday banquet was held
and three long table were filled with
guests. First came the eating of the
pascal lamb in commemorating the
feast of the 'Passover. The women
of the Eastern Star Berved the meal,
which was an excellent one, the
menu being unusually varied.
Rev. J. W. Taylor, the wise mast
er, who acted as toastmaster, Intro
duced the speakers after the ban
quet, tout before doing so read a tele
gram from E. T. Tau'binan, grand
Inspector general of the Scottish Rite
bodies of the state.
'Mr. Taubman was compelled,
through business, to be absent in
Minneapolis, so he sent a message of
brotherly love 'by wire,.
The speeches were all of high or
der and the. aud'^ce was most ex
cellently entertained. The speakers
were J. L. Browne, C. J. Hute, Rev.
,G. IF. Hopkins, J. C. Simmons of
Frederick, and Mrs. Bell of Vermil
lion, worthy, grand matron of the
Eastern Star of South Dakota.
The program of speeches was in
terspersed with rocal selections by
a quartet consisting of Mrs. Curtiss,
Miss Zoe Lovejoy, Harold Wilson and
N. Howard Wendell. Mtb. Harold
Wilson was accompanist. The num
bers iby this organization were ap
propriate and, as always, superbly
rendered.
Next week will foe a busy one for
the Scottish Biters, for they will be
jgln the conferring of the degrees on
Monday evening and will continue
until the latter part of the week.
A.
IP.
Smith again greets his
friends -at the Unique restaurant.
Smith went away to Sioux Cltr but
later made his way back and toys
that little old Aberdeen locks pretty
good to him.
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HIGH-PRICED LAWYER FOR THE
STANDARD CAN'T APPEAR AND
ANOTHER TAKES PLACE
NORTHERN SECURITIES PROS
ECUTOR APPEARS INSTEAD
Asserted Cases Are Not Identical as
Rockefeller Had Right to Com
bine—Says Ancient History
of Trust Not Material,
Only Actions on Day
St. Louis, Mo., April 8.—The tem
porary indisposition of the Standards
$l,000-a-day lawyer, Moritz Rosen
thal of Chicago, interfered slightly
with the program of the defense this
afternoon, in the presentation of itB
reply to the government's suit to
dissolve the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey for the alleged Sherman
act violations, when the case was
resumed before the four judges of
the United States circuit court of
this district.
John J. Milburn of New York,
the Standard's chief counsel, com
pleted his opening argument, com
menced Tuesday afternoon, at noon
today, and Mr. Rosenthal was to have
followed with a discussion of the
facts, as claimed by the defense,
leaving John J. Johnson of Phila
delphia, and David T. Watson of
Pittsburg to argue the law points
and Interpret the Sherman act from
the viewpoint of the defendants.
(Mr. Rosenthal's indisposition, al
though only a slight attack of neu
ralgia, was of sufficient severity,
however, to keep him.from the court
room today. He was around his hot
el this' evening and will make his
argument tomorrow at the conclu
sion of MT. Watscjn's address.
[Lawyer Watson represented the
government in the Northern Securit
ies case and is credited wth having
won the suit.
In his Interpretation of the deci
sion In that oft-quoted authority,
Mr. Watson Insisted that in the
oresent case and that of the suit two
separate and distinct principles of
law were involved and that under no
stretch of Imagination could they be
identical.
The crux of his argument was that
the defendants could not be held for
the only point the court could con
sider was wether it was acting in
restraint of commerce, engaged in
unfair competition, or doing any of
the many other diverse things alleg
ed on November 15, 1906, the day
the petition in the present case was
.filed.
Touching upon the history of the
Standard's past, Mr. Watson claim
ed Mr. Rockefeller and his associates
had the legal right as citizens to
combine as ,they did under the 1882
agreement, a right denied the two
competing roads, not citizens, In the
Northern Securities case.
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BOARD DECLINES TO HAND OVER
$17,700 TO ABERDEEN SCHOOLS
AND CASE WILL GO TO COURT
their conduct of years past, and that ceived by a connecting line, within
Aberdeen Bchool authorities made
a formal demand upon the commis
sioners of Brown county at the ses
sion of the hoard this week, tor the
$17,702, which they claim Is due
from the county to the schools.
They didn't have much idea that
the bill would be paid but they took
a chance on it and thought that per
haps they might give up something
of It. The board declined to take
action upon the matter and thlB
means that it will have to go to the
courts for adjustment.
The situation is one of unusual
circumstances. Over a period of
years the division of the tax funds
was upon a basis that it has now
been discovered deprived the schools
of $17,704 the board asserts.
The South Dakota state band will
give its first annual ball next (Mon
day evening and is expecting a big
crowd.
annual affair
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ABERDEEN DEM0CRA1 FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1909
TBUD~SO~FAI^THAT"Ef
WAS WANTED IN HEAVEN
Death Claims Little Girl From Lov
ing Home and Circle of Fond
Friends
(Peeping over the threshold of life
for a few short years, the little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wool
sey, 218 North Lincoln street, has
slipped away into the unknown and
Little .Nina May is dead.
In all the winsome beauty of her
5 sweet years, she was stricken 111
Saturday with spinal meningitis and
died Thursday morning, having been
unconsciousness since Snuday. The
house has been quarantined and the
heartbroken parents are alone In
their grief hut on every hand the
sympathy of neighbors and friends
is all about them.
A
profusion of
flowers expressed what words can
not and beautiful blossoms have gone
from the neighbors, the Sunshine
Society and the Baptist Sunday
school.
The funeral today at
3
o'clock
will be private, Rev. J. W. Taylor
officiating, but carriages will epro
vided for friends to go to the ceme
tery.
ELEVATORS IN PACT TO COMPEL
RAILROADS TO GIVE GRAIN
BETTER SERVICE
Woonsocket, April 7.—The state
association of farmer's elevators has
retained the law firm of Kean &
Lawson to represent it in an action
In Lincoln county against the Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad, to test
the validity of the reciprocal demur
rage law passed by the legislature of
1907.
The 'farmers elevator companies, it
Is understood, have a bill for enact
ment if the courts approve the law.
It provides that shippers may have
forty-eight hours to load and twen
ty-four hours to unload cars and for
all time over must pay ?1 a day.
The railroad companies are re
quired to furnish cars to be loaded
within seventy-two hours, must start
loaded cars toward destination with
in twenty-four hours, and must for
ward cars, loaded or unloaded, re-
the same time, or pay a penalty of ?1
a day for all excess time.
ENGINEERS, FIREMEN, DECK
HANDS REFUSE TO WORK
EXCEPT AS UNION.
Owners Demand Men to Sign Indi
vidual Contracts, But Men De
cline—Engineers Lead, Oth
ers Go Out In Sym
pathy
Chicago, 111, April 8.—Ten thou
sand marine engineers, firemen, oil
ers and water tenders and deckhands
are on strike.
As a result the opening of navlga~
tion on the great lakes Is threatened
with pne of the most complete tie
ups it has ever suffered. The strike
hinges on the refusal of the ship
owners to recognize the Marine En
gineers' union.
The strike was called after con
tracts had been Bent to 1,400 of the
engineers as individuals. All but 35
of these contracts were returned un
signed, and the union voted a gener
al strike.
The oilers, water tenders and deck
hands voted to go out in sympathy,
and as a result every vessel on the
lakes seems likely to remain at moor
ings until the differences are set
led. The men threaten to hold out
•hip owners.
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talMd 016
Ufaip.» Methodist Ladies Aid Thursay,
until every demand is granted by the hard coal fields as ever.
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Detroit, Mich., April 8.—In the
police court here today Justice Jeff
ries upheld the right of a father to
administer the old-fashioned spank
ink to his seventeen-year-old daugh
ter, even If her dignity suffered.
Margaret Granzln, aged seventeen,
had her father arrested for disturb
ing the peace after a spanking. Gran
zln told the judge that the punish
ment was part of an effort to keep
his daughter away from cheap thea
tres, and the justive decided that
ANTHRACITE OPERATORS RE­
FUSE WAGE TERMS OF MEN
AND INSIST ON RIGHTS
Philadelphia, Pa., April
9.—At a
meeting between committees repre
senting the coal operators
and
the
officials of the United Mine Work
ers, representing the anthracite
workers of Pennsylvania, to consider
demands made by the miners, the op
erators refused all the demands
and
submitted instead a proposition to
extend the wage' agreement brought
about in 1906 by the anthracite
Btrlke commission for another term
of three years.
In order that the proposition be
laid before the officers of the Mine
Workers' organization of three an
thracite districts who are now in thlB
city, the conference adjourned to
meet again.
LAST PAYMENT ON VERDICT OB
TAINED BY GOVERNMENT AND
NOW CASE MAY BE APPEALED
New York, April 8.—Collector
Loeb announced today that the Ame
rican Sugar Refining company of
New York had completed payment
of the duty due the government on
the reliquidation of its sugar entries
in consequence of the recent findings
in the United StateB circuit court.
It was alleged in that case thatthe
sugar was underweighed.
The payment today amounted to
1342,960, making a total of $1,239,
088, that l^aa been paid to the gov
ernment.
Now that 'the coporation has paid
it is in a position to appeal the case
to the higher courts.
CONFERENCE BETWEEN MEN
AND OPERATORS FRUITLESS
—PLAN SUGGESTED
Philadelphia, Pa., April 8.—At the
conchulon of a two-hours conference
beffl^p the operators and a com
mittee representing the anthracite
coaj miners, which terminated late
this afternoon, both sides seem as
far from an ultimate solution of the
working conditions governing
ww«.w.w»»**w gVT V* UtUg
tlie
The miners' representatives pres
ented a modified proposition in which
Kyl« delightfully enter- the miners agree to the renewal of
ladI® Divlsipn 8 of the the recently expired wage agreement
$
yivinniuua Itt WHICH
with a few changes.
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spanking young ladies of seventeen
was permissible in moderation.
This precedent Is one which young
women throughout the country will
not welcome, for it opens up a wide
page of possible conjecture as to.
tuBt where the line of moderation
may he drawn.
The ideas of the spanker and the
spankee will probably not entirely
coincide in this matter and just how
far the father may go remains in a
cloud of haze that does not satlBfy
theatre-loving daughters.
LOCAL DENTISTS ORGANIZE
TO PREPARE FOR THEIR GUESTS
At the meeting
Aof
local dentists
at Dr. Fossum office Thursday even
ing, the following committees were
appointed to attend to the wants of
the visiting dentists, who will be
here next Tuesday attending the
meeting of the James Valley Dental
society.
Reception committee:—Drs. C, M.
Richards'and J.
S.
Goddmanson.
Entertainment committee:—Drs.
M. R.1'Hopkins,
S.
A. Darling and C.
M. Richards.
A large attendance of dentists
from this vicinity are expected and
the local boys are doing all in their
power to make the meeting one of
material advantage to all who tnay
attend
DAINTfT LITTLE MISS IS
HOSTESS TO FOURTEEN GIRLS
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Swanson gave
a birthday partyWednesday to their
daughter, Esther Harriet, who cele
brated her tenth birthday on that
day. Thfe hojiBe Was (beautifully de
corated with flowers, while little
chickens, rabbits and ©aster eggs
were scatterde about in profusion.
The following fourteen guests were
present: Marian Armentrout, Dena
•Hay, Mary Draper, Catherine Tracey,
Hazel Foster, Lillian Thomas, Eunice
Coyoln, Esther Hanson, Elvlna Han
son, Emma Kramer, Olive Kramer,
Olive Westmoreland, Bffle Westmore
land, Evelyn Amis.
(Little Miss Esther received many
pretty presents reminding her of her
little friends who wish her many
more happy birthdays.
111
GENERAL MANAGER'S CAR ON M.
& ST. L. IN CITY BUT OFFI
(JIALS WON'T TALK
Thursday evening a 10:30 the pri
vate car of General Manager M. B.
Cutter arrived in town with several
of the officials of the M. & St. L.
road aboard, but as the reporter was
unable to get an interview at that
time. It is impossible to state to
just what cause to attribute this con
fab of the mighty.
The road is contemplating open
ing an uptown office.
GRANDMASTER AND Wnn)B
GUESTS OF LODGE AND ABER
BEEN MAY JOIN IN
Local Odd Fellows are talking of
going to Columbia Saturday evening
to attend the inspection of the lodge
of th® order in that town by Grand
Master R. IB. Dana of Armonr and
a call from Editor Fatten of the Odd
Fellow World of Sioux Falls.
These gentlemen were In Aberdeen
Thursday on their way to Westport,
where they inspected the lodge last
Thursday evening and tonight go to
Frederick for the same purpose.
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HOUSE HOLDS
ORDER TO
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REPUBLICANS
PAYNE |0|.nJATTEipC
While Party Fritfli&Kp Opp
Yuts Up IxonDuty But Later
loses—Session Where
Good WiUl!»viftila and
BusincM Ir'Swap*
"'"'w
Washington, D.
cause of the numerous edmmi^Ui
amendments to the Payne tariff ftit
the house of representative*
compelled to sit until late'la
evening to Insure action on the varl*:
ous paragraphs oomjny
scope of the special rule ado^
Monday before the final vot4
en tomorrow afternoon.
4.t one time the republicans were
caught napping and an amendment^
by Mi. Clark of Missouri was aAopt- i,
ed fixing the rate of duy on lion
While occasionally there were out
breaks of bad temper, on the whole
the session assumed a normal aspect,
*nd business proceeded with a ri
enable degree of facility.
DEPOSED SOUTH AMERICAN PRES
IDENT HAS NO WHEBE TO 00
SUT .AWAY^ %t
NATIONS OF WESTERN WORLD
HEFUSE TO HAVE HIM NEAR
Powers Acquiesce in Request of Unit
ed States That He Be Given No^
Haven Where He Can Base^
ip! Revolutionary Plots To
iHi ward Venezuela
Washington, D. C., April 8.—The
efforts of the American government
to keep Former President Castro out
of Venezuela and away from the
nearby mainland and islands, have
every indication of being crowned
with success.
Most of the powers having posses
sions in that part of the world have
indicated to the state department
that Castro's presence is not wanted
within their boundaries and that
they are willing to acquiesce in the
desire of the United States that he
be far removed from tbie scene of
his former prestige.
Notwithstanding Castro's deposit
tion as president, he has still manyff
warm adherents In his native country'
and it is realized here that his returjfej
Alight be made the occasion of a d1
monstration resulting in the
tabllshment of unsettled conditions.
This government feels that Castrft,
ought not to be allowed to return iphi
Venezuela or to be permitted to
his headquarters at any of the stt
rounding ports.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFER^.
E. H. Lehman to Thomas J. Obalv-,-^
craft, w. of the S. E. Bee l:u7
123-62, $3,600.. %-M
B. B. 'Lehman to Nels Holums, SjSL
of the S. E. of See.
$3,600.
Mrs. Ellzafc ,th to D. lal'atuue,
1, 2, 3 of block 44, Thomas addition.
3,0W.
Chas L. Hyde fit to P. jfs
Bachman, lets 4 S^Mock
and to Ohas JadrSfofc, 2 and 3 of
block 6, all belndc addl£
tion^i
There Wail be ^special m*glng of
the Minerva Chapter
1
oi uuy on iron •j'.- -3?
a No. 16 gauge/ -A
ore, seel wire-of the No. lf miin
at% of a cent per
was thrown out later.
"Tearing that he mlghtf"fttt meet
with such success again. Chairman
Payne took his republican colleagues
to task for absenting themselves
trom the chamber and appealed to
them to remain in their seats,
This was done with the result that
In all the committee amendments he
was sustained.
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this evening
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