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OCRJNTT i-t' OWFIOIAL8 AND FED ERAL OFFICIALS DISAGREE —NO BIXX)ISH«ft. Iron River, Mich., Feb. 23.—Iron River was sitting figuratively today on the brink of a prospective prohi bition war, but it was mighty peace ful prohibition agents from Chicago that will leave there tonight for Iron River with orders to "clean up" Iron county, i( was stated. Jesse Allen, deputy sheriff of Iron River, said today there had been no violation of the Volstead prohibition law in Iron county. His statement was reiterated by Sheriff Albeit Wil son at Crystal Falls. Both said they prevented Leo J. Grove, prohibition agent, arresting three brothers of the Scalcucci family because Grove had no warrant. The brothers had 11 kegs of grape wine stored for their own use, they claimed, and were not violating the law. Allen said Grove was trying to put something over. Informed that federal agents were attempting to secure warrants for the arrest of the county officials who in terfered with Groves when he at tempted to arrest the Scalcucci broth ers, Allen said he understood that they would be unable to get warrants. Sheriff Wilson said there would be no trouble at Iron River and that there would be bo gun play. St. Paul, Feb. 23.—There will be no gun play in Iron county, Michi gan where the county officials are reported to have resolved against the action of federal prohibition enforce ment agents, officials here believed. A large force of federal agents from the Chicago district are on their way to" Iron River to "clean up" the situa tion. Iron River, Feb. 23.—M. S. Mc Donaugh, county attorney, wired to Attorney General Palmer today, de manding a full and complete investi gation of what he termed fake stories regarding the prohibition revolt in Iron county. He offered aid to au thorized government agents and de clared that Grove had no credentials. BILL TO emu E I N Y O N-KENDRICK REDRAFT MF/VHIttli. 1* lUa'OUT!tf. Washington, D. C., Feb. 23.—In creased government supervision over the packing industry was recommend ed to the senate today by Senator Gronna, republican, of North Dakota, in reporting favorably the Kenyon Kendrick bill as redrafted by the ag riculture committee. Under its provisions a federal live stock commission would be created to supervise the packers, live stock mar kets and market agencies, and the packers would be prohibited from dealing in foodstuffs other than live stock products where competition would be lessened from apportion ing territory or purchases or arrang ing and agreeing to control prices, and from driving competitors out of business. It would also require them within two years after final passage of the bill to relinquish ownership or interests in stock yards. "The measure seeks to establish for this industry," the report said, "a degree of public supervision compar able to that which long has been ex ercised over the railroads by the in terstate commerce commission. "The enactment of this bill is rec ommended upon the ground that the great public markets in which is han dled the live stock that supplies the demand for the American consump tion of 19,000,000 pounds of meat and meat products annually, are pub lic utilities and that as such they should be subject to supervision by an official agency which will reveal all the facts having to do with their operation and which will be enabled to proclaim these facts with the voice of authority to all interested par ties." Disclosures by the department of justice, the report said, have revealed "the existence of what is an un healthy condition in this industry," while courts cannot provide an ade quate remedy to meet the situation. "The only alternative," the report added, "is to establish an executive agency which shall be definitely clothed with sufficient power to pre vent the development again in this Industry of those conditions which have heretofore been the subject of *flr au«r iawtstisatioM asd which have given rise to so much suspicion and distrust. "It is believed that this measure will meet the demands of all the great farm organizations and that it will prove satisfactory to consumers, from both of which classes has come the imperative call for legisl&Utiti." Adriatic Note Nearly Ready Washington, Feb. 23.—President Wilson's latest reply to the Allied note on the Adriatic settlement may be ready for transmission to Europe by cable tonight, White House offi cials said. SOVIET GOVERNMENT MEANS RULE BY ONE CLA98, DE CLARES LOWDEN. Huron, Feb. 23.—America is the land for Americanized people and not for the "internationalist" who has the world in heart instead of the interest of America, Gov. Lowden told an au dVence here tonight as a minority re publican candidate for president at the March primaries. "Americanization is the most im portant problem before the people of the United States," Governor Lowden declared. "Soviet government is an attempt to substitute rule by onp class for rule by all the people. If allowed to thrive it would be fatal to our institutions. The idea of gov ernment by class takes different names, and soviet is not the only word which defines it. Sometimes it is the Industrial Workers of the World sometimes it is the one big union, and sometimes the radical so cialist party, Whatever its name, the menace to our liberties is equally great." The "internationalist," Mr. Low den declared, was the person who would pool America with other coun tries of the world. Americanization means that a citizen must be for America and not consider himself a citizen of the world, he said. "Those who consider themselves citizens of the world had better move beyond our borders," he added. —o- To Resume Commercial Relations With Russia London, Feb. 28.—Premiers Lloyd George and Nitti have agreed to com plete the resumption on commercial relations with Russia, but will have no diplomatic dealings with the soviet government, it was reported today. Just before resumption of the con ferences of the council of premiers, the two premiers declared they feel that commercial relations should be resumed at once because of European economic situation, it was reported, ed. If the soviet government demon strates its ability to survive diplo matic relations it must inevitably fol low the-resumption of coitu*iwi#. is their belief, it is understood. Powder Plant Will Be Sold Washington, D. C., Feb. SS.—The $70,000,000 powder plant at Nitro, W. Va., not only will be sold on the installment plan for about $8,500, 000, but the government will throw in $9,000,000 worth of loose mate rials for good measure, Chairman Graham of the house war investiga tion committee, declared today in the house. In urging that idle road making machinery held by the war depart ment, be turned over to the states for practical use, Mr. Graham said he was astounded to get a report from Secretary Baker showing, it had mighty little machinery on hand. "At all the war plants we investi gated we found plenty of idle machin ery," he said, adding that the mili tary committee "ought to make the war department declare a surplus of road machinery and other materials so that they could be put within the reach of the states and the jtepj^e." O I Going After Tax Dodgers 1 Feb. 18.—An appro priation to finance a $1,000,000,000 drive on tax dodgers is asked of con grew bjr Commissioner Roper. LIST OF DESERTERS 170,000 REPORTED WAR DE PARTMENT RECORDS. Washington, Feb. 23.—The war de partment is preparing to publish to the world a list of draft deserters who have succeeded in eluding punish ment. This, it is learned, was the main purpose for the recent issuance of instructions to commanding gen erals to clean up their desertion lists and outlying conditions under which certain names now carried on the de sertion records should be eliminated, as in the case of men who did not re spond to the draft but who subse quently served with the colors. about 175,000 nam ETAOINNNNN It is understood that there are about 175,000 names on the desertion lioto( some of these do not belong there for various reasons and when all cases have been checked up the list of bonafide deserters is to be made public. In some quarters the recent an nouncement that the war department was behind a drive to round up de serters aroused criticism becauses of the fear that it would handicap ef forts of department of justice agents in running down the offenders. Of ficials of the department of justice agents in running down the offend ers. Officials of the department of justice in Washington do not back up the complaints, however, stating that deserters know they are desertt ers and need not be reminded of it .by the war department. RAIL BILL FIGHT FORCING OF GOVERNMENT Although the forces of trade union ism won their battle against the Cum mins anti-strike provision and the penal clauses in the bill relating to strikes, they are still opposed to the measure now with all these obnoxious features eliminated because, they de clare, it will be possible under the bill as it stands, to use the injunctive process to send union officials to jail who refuse to submit grievances to the adjustment board. The labor leaders have awakened to this possibility in the measure as drafted in the conference report at the last minute, and they are calling upon their friends in congress to fight just as vigorously as they insisted upon them fighting in the conference committee when the anti-strike pro visions were pending. Some of them think the bill as it stands is even worse than before, because they ar gue, were there a penal clause in the proposed law it would be necessary to allow trials before committing magis trates, hearings before grand juries and trials before petit juries. As matters stand, strike leaders may be sent to jail without the for mality of a trial, and such a weapon in the hands of, private railroad own ers, organized labor emphatically op poses. From the standpoints of a layman, the whole fight labor has been mak ing against the railroad bill has been, first, to defeat it if possible in the hope of forcing government owner ship isssue at once, and failing in that, to make it as easy as possible for organized labor to stage a general strike at some time in the not far distant future, if necessary, in order to aid In labor's campaign for nation alization of the railroads under the Plumb plan. The railroad brotherhoods, includ ing the most conservative of their leaders, are irrevocably committed to government control of the railroads. Adoption of the conference report against the protest of organized labor will not cause a moment's hesitation in the well worked out scheme of the unions to keep the fight going. As soon as the bill becomes law, and everything points toward defeat of the unions, the machinery is ready to carry the battle to the country. It will be waged in every congressional district and particularly vehement fights will be conducted against mem* MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1920 N- ERSHIP HELD PRIMARY OBJECT. i Washington, Feb. 23.—Organized labor is fighting the railroad bill in congress for two salient reasons. Pri marily, leaders of the labor move ment believe the spirit of the meas ure is against the worker and in fa vor of the vested interests. The oth er underlying reason is that labor is almost unanimously opposed to pri vate ownership and control of the railroads. bers of congreaj who have voted against the dictum of the labor or ganizations. B^t the political fight is not to be confined to the issues as developed in tile railroad bill. It will be waged also on the issue of government ownership. America and the League of Nations 4* London, Feb 23.—The BrlftSh League of Nations enthusiasts have reached a point where they want to admit the United States to the League of Nations on principle of "all benefits and no rialufc" the Morning Post said today. —O TUX EXPERTS INTERNAL REVENUE BUREAU DECLARES INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE MADE. Washington, Feb. 23.—-The iater nal revenue bureau today issued a warning to the people to inquire care fully into qualifications of persona advertising themselves as "income tax experts" and offering to aid tax pay ers in making out their income tax returns for a coT*»ideration. "The commissioner's attention," says an official statement, "has been directed to advertisements and an nouncements of this kind, some of which are issued by former em ployees with the obvious purpose of rapitallzing their service in the bu ^au of internal revenue to secure iMissiness. The claims made by cer tain of these former employes, to say the least, are extravagant and not in line with knowledge of the income tax laws and regulations obtained while connected with the internal rev enue service. The advisory tax board nt one time a part of the bureau or ganization comprised but five mem bers, although claim to its member ship is now being m^de by former em ployes in no way connected with it. "Every taxpayer is assured of a square deal from the government based entirely on the tax laws and regulations and the facts in his case. No other influence is allowed to enter into internal revenue matters and the intimation of any firm or individual that they are in a position to exert special influence with the internal revenue officers is without founda tion in fact. Painstaking and open minded consideration is given in ev ery case regardless of whether the taxpayer appears in person or by at torney." O Btfuwd $5,009 for Herd Boar Ptanklnton, Feb. 23.—What most followers of the pure bred live stock business in this section consider the best sale ever held occurred in Plan kinton's new $15,000 sales pavilion. It was composed of an offering from the Poland China herd of S. F. Robin son of this place. Thirty-nine bred sows averaged $219 each. Most of them were gilts. The highest price paid was $1,000 for Jumbo's Queen, farrowed on March 23 last year and purchased by Od land Bros., of Hurley. The next highest price paid was for a well marked gilt purchased by R. Troup, of Madison, for $675. After the sale Mr. Robinson re fused an offer of $5,000 for his fa mous herd boar, Ooldfield Giant, 327-809, farrowed April 19, 1918. Shot By Soft Nosed Bullet De Smet, Feb. 23.—-It was noon and X. J. Miller, a well known citi zen, looking out of the dining room window of his home, saw a large gray wolf in his garden. Ed. Miller, an other member of the household, grabbed a shotgun and tlie one shell in the house and started for the wolf. He got a good shot at it but inflicted only a slight wound. The animal started for the railroad tracks in the outskirts of the town and the nro Millers followed, one armed with a rifle and the other with a shotgun. The rifle—a high pow ered one—had been hurrtedly ob tained from a hardware store. The wolf was in the railroad stock yards where it was killed by a shot from the rifle. The bullet was a soft nosed one. When It entered the body of the wolf it made a hole about the size of a dime and coming out It tore a hole the size of a plate. The animal had been caught in a ENIENT TSEN. WADS WORTH DECLARES LAST WORD HAS NOT BEEN SAID ON PROHIBITION New York, Feb. 28. Senator James W. Wadsworth, St., Speaking here at a dinner given in his honor by 200 prominent republican men and women of the state, urged that "moderation rather than fanaticism, Reason rather than hysteria," should be exercised in the enforcement of the national prohibition amendment. "The last word has not been spoken," he added, "and, until it is, we must move in that spirit of fair play which results in public enactment, so essen ial to the orderly conduct of govern ment." The Bo-called Plumb plan of rail road operation was assailed by Sena tor Wadsworth. "We must not be surprised," he said, "if some of its more radical adherents employ in the near future local terrorization, even the stoppage of all traffic as lin Weapons with which to impose their will upon the great body of people. I think they will not succeed, no mat ter to what lengths they go." He declared he was opposed to gov ernment ownership of railroads bo cause "it spells the end of enterprise and initiative and confines the gr« it transportation systems of the countrv in the hands of a bureaucracy, re mote from the people, unresponsive, lethargic." He advocated establish ment of a government tribunal to a judicate disputes concerning waj es and working conditions. Aged Recluse Found Dead In His Home Sioux Pftlls, Feb. St.—Children discovered the lifeless body of Jim Kennedy, 80, a bachelor noted for his miserly habits, lying at the foot of a bed in a little one-story shack which he has called home for years. The body was frozen and physicians say he had probably been dead for about a week. The children had been play ing about in the yard and noticed the body when they peered through a window. Kennedy has lived in Sioux Falls for many years and owned consider able city property as well as farm lands, but has liver as if a pauper. He had no relatives here but had a nephew at Canton. A few weeks ago he was taken to a local hospital but left after a few days, under protest of physicians, saying that he could not ^fford tljue expense. Pukwana Banker Is Under Arrest Pukwanna, Feb. 23.—John Harty, formerly cashier of the Pukwana State bank here, has been arrested by ADeputy United States Marshal Bert V. Donahue on a charge of using the United Slates mails to defraud, and later appropriating $6,000 for his own use. Harty will be taken to Chamberlain for a hearing before the United States commissioner. The warrant for Harty's arrest fol lowed an investigation by Vernon C. Batie, postoffice inspector. Harty was cashier at the bank* until last No vember when the state banking de partment took charge. According to the complaint Harty sent forged notes and mortgages to Sioux Falls through the mails to be placed to his credit at a local bank. In this manner he is alleged to have stolen $6,000 which belonged to the Pukwana State bank. o Daily Market Report Mlhn&potls Grain. Minneapolis, Feb. 23. Corn Market lc lower for most grades de mand fair on decline. No. 3 yellow closed at $1.40® 1.41 No. 3 mixed, $1.35 1.36. Oats: Market steady to firm, com pared with futures No. 3 whites mainly 5@6c over May. No. 3 white closed at 80%@82ftc. Rye: Firm, compared with fu tures No. 2 straight and 1 per cent dockage, l%c over May. No. 2 rye closed at $1.50% @1.52%. Barley: Market l@2c lower, bet ter grains in fairly good demand on decline. Prices closed at $1.05 1.36. Independent Dray Line HEAVY AND LIGHT TEAM WORE of allI Uads. W# do IT* U Phone 2343 iilfeilsiL X*- INBANKING The constantly increasing number of our depositors answers best the able manner in which we care for the interests of our patrons. We invite you to favor us with a visit relative to opening an account* DAKOTA STATE BANK Madison, South Dakota MADISON. 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