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i- Wf TO BE QUIET SEfATOR HARDING WORKING OH «»fll FOR NEXT WEEK. Oct. 23.—Taking advant age of the lull in speaking campaign, Senator Harding worked today on ad dresses to be delivered next week in several Ohio cities. For the time being there will be little fireworks about Marion front porch. Harding headquarters have taken on air of confident and has no feeling of doobt as to outcome of campaign now drawing to close. Washington, Oct. 23.—President Wlteoa's next campaign statement en the League of Nations is to be deliv ered next Wednesday to a delegation of pro-league republicans and inde pendents headed by Hamilton Holt, the white house announced. Washington. Oct. 23.—President Wilson will receive a delegation at white house at 10 o'clock Wednes day. Hamilton Holt recently came out for Governor Cox on League of Nations issue and urged other repub licans do likewise. E FEDERAL RELIEF A BH HURRAH FEDERATION WIRES PRESIDENT WILSON TO RELIEVE MARKET SITVA. no*. Oct 23.—Alarmed at the present condition of farm credit which is forcing many farmers to sell their products at a ruinous figure, the South Dakota Farm bureau fed eration has wired President Woodrow Wilson urging immediate relief. The following is the text of the message sent by P. ,T Cra&dali, sec retary of the state federation: "he present low prices paid for livestock and grain products to the farmer are a cause for very serious concern. Crops and livestock produc ed at high cost are bringing on cur rent markets only about half fbe cost of production. "Unless proper credit assistance is given and steps taken immediately to relieve the market situation thou sands of farmers will be forced out of business and placed among the non producers. "Unrest and discontent are grow ing daily. We cannot too strongly impress the serious possibilities. "he power vested in you to cope with this situation we feel should be exercised immediately and we urge most emphatically prompt and de cisive action to save American agri culture." o British Railway Men To Strike London. Oct. 23. Nationwide strike railway workers scheduled to start at midnight Sunday, as sym pathetic demonstration with miners walkout, was postponed late today at request of miners. Request was made at the joint conference of miners and railway men's executive boards, it was understood. The reason assign ed by miners for their request was that Premier Lloyd George had in vited them to participate in a confer ence, in an attempt to settle the strike, and they did not wish to be embarrassed in their negotiations by a threatened railway strike. London, Oct. 23.—Premier Lloyd George invited striking British coal miners to conference and engage ment was made with committee for It o'clock tomorrow morning. o Admits Shooting: ... Minister By Mistake Chicago, Oet. 23.—Frederick Sex tro, wealthy manager of a coal com pany, admitted today, police said, that he shot and killed Rev. Freder ick Ruff, pastor of a memorial Meth odist church in an exclusive North Shore district, and owner of several large apartment buildings. Sextro declared he mistook the pastor for a burglar in a hallway. Other neigh bors substantiated Sextro's story that tko minister apparently absent nadnd fdiy went to the second floor of the apartment instead of stopping at his own and tried to make an entrance. He and family were preparing for a motor trip and Ruff had returned to the flat to see that everything was ait rfefet. College Football This Afternoon dflpfel Hye, Mass., Oct. 2'i.—Cen tre college and Harvard were tied 7 to 7 at the end of first uarter of important pame today. Centre col leg^ made another touchdown in the second period. At 2 o'clock, the score was fourteen to seven in Cen tre's favor. TftX/lTION BOARD FIXESMfEK REPORT SHOWS TOTAL ASSESS ED VALUATION SOUTH DA-' KOTA TO NOW REACH •2,- Oct 23.—Tko table of av erages by the state fax commission for the 1920 assessment places the real estate average for the state at $44.64. with the average for 1919 at 140.85. The highest average for any one county is that of Clay, with an average of $128.€8. Taking into consideration the price asked for farming land in the state the past year the assessment figures are certainly far below the asking price. Of course, the figure* given show the average, and include the low-priced lands along with those held at a high rate, but in going over the list of counties, outside of possi bly a few tracts in some of the ex treme western counties, it is doubtful if a single acre of land in any of the counties could be purchased at the average assessment return made. In some of the extreme western counties with the average running about eight dollars, there are no doubt, tracts which can be bought at a lower price, but in the eastern counties only 10 show averages over $100 an acre, and in the southeastern part of the state the tract which could be bought at $100 an acre would not be in the market very long, whatever its character. There is some complaint over the average valuations placed on live stock when comparison is made with present selling figures, but the as sessment was made on selling figures last spring, and the drop of the sea son places them out of what is con sidered the true proportion at the present time. Automobiles show an average of $382.74 an increase from the average of $367.06 for last year. The asses sor's returns showed that Lawrence county had the highest priced cars in the estimation of the assessors, who returned the average value for that county at $558.24, which was reduced by the state board to $502.42. Corson county assessors thought the cars in their county would aver age up at about $209.44, but this was increased by the state board to $269.44. The different counties esti mated cars at average values ranging between these two figures with the general average for the state at *382.74. The total assessed valuation of the state for the year is shown at $ 257.579,836, the figure for last year being $2,094,886,774. The matter of assessments will not adjust themselves for several years as prices have been so far out of the old time normal that no one can suc cessfully predict what they will really be when conditions are finally settled down again. K Dry Law Is Turned Down Vancouver, B. C., Oct. 23.—Repu diation of tho British Columbia pro hibition law. indicated by the 15,000 majority already recorded from yes terday's balloting, today brought government officials to consideration of how the liquor traffic shall be ad ministered. The vote was on the preference be tween prohibition and an "act to pro vide for government control and sale in sealed packages of spirituous and malted liquors." Officials here believed that the vote would re3ult In a generous pol icy in the dispensation of liquor, not in open saloons, but in government stores. Under the prohibition act, only eight ounces could be purchased, even with a physician's certificate. Late returns today on yesterday's referendum in British Columbia in dicated that governmental control of the sale of liquor received a majority of at least 25,Q£fl as ex tile- jaraaent prohibition law* .i fz w iP* W. iJi J*. '-3U. -sk RECEPTION OF FACfTI/VMB OF NORMAL AT CITY SCHOOLS AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The faculties of the normal and city schools were very pleasantly en tertained last evening at the Presby terian church by the Westminster Adult Bible class and the Big Broth ers. The entertainment took place in the church parlors and about 150 people were in attendance. The program opened with a boxing *natch by Messrs. Heinz and Mitter Ing, both of whom were blind folded. The ladies' match was omitted for lack of pugilists. Then followed a necktie tying contest between two teams of young folks and later by two teams of old folks. This stunt creat ed some excitement. Next followed a contest of balanc ing on a jug long enough to write ones name. This contest was won by M. H. Shearer who received a pump kin full of candy as a reward. Then came an automobile guessing contes' which created a lot of merriment. Rev. Johnson gave an excellem talk on the purpose of the receptior and the aims of the church program He stressed co-operation among th teachers in the furtherance of relig ious work among high school and normal students. After the prograrr ice cream, cake and coffee were serv ed in abundance. The evening wa: well spent and enjoyed by all. o MAKES (MESS ANNUAL ATHER1 NCI SUNIA1 SCHOOL WORKERS AT STURiIS WAS Hie SUCCESS. Oet. 23.—Mrs. Flora A Mitchell, who is touring the Blac1 Hills under the auspices of the stat W. C. T. U.. gave an address at th Meade county Sunday school eoaven tion, held in this city. She was greeted by a large audi ence and was listened to with th closets attention, as she is an elc quent and magnetic speaker full her subject and knows whereof sh speaks. Her address made a profoun impression as she pleaded for th election of good, clean representativ men, who will stand by the constitr tion and uphold the laws of the lan She very earnestly urged upon he audience the necessity of votin "yes" on referred law No. 1. Sixteen new members were secu) ed for the local W. C. T. U., chapte which is a very flourishing and a tive one. Rev. C. D. Krskime, as chairman o the resolutions committee, brought three resolutions, one thanking a the out-of-town speakers, anoth« resolution, expressing sympathy fc Brother Rev. J. J. Hull, ^o lies i in the Rapid City hospital and wh was to have been on the Sunda school program, and the third resolv tion which the convention unaniir ously adopted placed the conventio upon record as in full sympathy wit the support of referred law No. and the delegates pledged themselve to vote "yes." Rev. Glen Lindley of Rapid City and Rev. Emerson Hunt, of Mitchel gave excellent addresses before th convention, as well as several loca speakers. It was the best and larg est attended county convention ere held here. The convention raised its count pledge from $15 to $25 for the cur reei year. o Defendant Threatens Attacks On Attorne) Deadwood, Oct. 23.—State's Attor ney Parker, of this city narrowly ef caped being personally assaulte while attending a term of circa' court at Buffalo, Harding county. He prosecuted the case of tb state against George Murray, char ed with an offense against a 15-year old girl, and secured a convictior the jury returning a verdict of guil ty after being oet less than a hour. During the trial of the ease Si*fce' Attorney Parker met Murray ott Buffalo street, and Murray did ew ertyhing possible to bring aboui a fight, being angered by the things the attorney had brought ou' against him during tho trial. Man ay was MADISON, SOOTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23,1920. festrained by a brother of Mr. Par ler. Some time lister Murray returned to the office used by Mr. Parker dur ing his stay in Buffalo. He was ac companied by several of his friends and attempted to rush the office, but the sheriff appeared on the scene at the critical junctwp and dispersed the attackers. SOUTH DAKOTA COAL MINE SHIPPING 900 TONS A Ml) TO iUIL CONSUMERS. Lemmon, Oct. 23.—The Claremont mine, purchased last, summer by the state upon recommendation of the commit tee appointed to investigate the advisability of the state entering the coal mining business, to protect, as far as possible, vitizens of the state against coal shortage, is now shipping coal to South Dakota points at the rate of approximately 200 tons daily. Several years ago owners of the mine began grading for a raflroad to the property from Haynes, N. D., thus connecting the mine with the main line of the Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul railroad through this state. Owing to the war. fhi* plan was not completed, although an accurate map of the mine was made, and the coal contours outlined. The railroad was to filter the mine through a new tun nel to be driven through the south western corner of the property, and foal for shipping could be loaded in lo cars with but little loss. The state, having purchased this tnine, is now building.the proposed railway, and this* when completed, will triple the capacity of the niin^ n the production of coal. While the product of the mine is t-lassified as lignite, it is of a quality known as "blue lignite," closely ap proaching the Roundup product in heating value and in thermal unit. The state, in operating this mine, makes no profit, and coal wijl tie tarnished at coot e*nsum4Mt» JOHN S. DRUM. OF SAN FRAN* CISCO, IS Tim CHOICE. Washington, Oct. 22.—John S. Drum, president of the Mercantile Trust Co.. San Francisco, was elect ed president of the American Bank ers' association for a term of" one year. He was chosen without oppo sition. following the custom of the association, to promote the first vice president to be 'the organization's chief executive. Final action by the association on the controversy over charges for col lection of checks was deferred again and an expected fight avoided. The iu est ion of par clearance was referr ed back to the special committee which has had it under consideration for more than a ynar. The state banks section adopted resolutions attacking the federal re serve board for enforcing th^ handi ng of checks without charge fSr collection and opponents and propon ents of the reserve board's par clear ince plan were prepared to fight vhen the report of the special com nittee was made. The committee's report advised the ^ountry bankers, most of whom op ose the par clearance plan, to "ap eal to congress for legislative chang es in the reserve act." Adoption of he report was declared to mean that he state bankers who oppose the par learance will have to carry the bur len of the fight alone. Washington, Oct. 23.—Secretary 'rank Morrison of American Federa ion of Labor today replied to Amer can Bankers' association resolution, ailing on labor to abandon economic ^llacy, that it can attain greater rosperity through reduction in out put. Morrison declared that thou ans of workers are being laid off, eeaiuw ef «vec production. o The MacSwiney i Hunger Strike i 4*. London, Oet. 23.—Relative* of Lord Mayor MacSwiney. fear he ia dead, and that prison officials are surpressing fact, according to state ment by Peter MacSwiney at New Tort thi* afternooa. Rone office f.% 4 however, told the United Press that all relatives except MacSwiney's wife were barred from prison, because they might interfere with forcible feeding of prisoner. Mary and Annie MacSwiney, sisters of Lord Mayor went on hunger strike when barred from prison declaring they WQUUL starve in the prison yard vtttU per mitted to see Terence. FORMER RUMANIAN PREM1KB HAYS PRESIDENT PROMISE® TO SEND U. S. ARMY AM Chicago, Oct. 23.—The Chicago American prints this evening an In ternational News Dispatch from Par is, containing a statement from for mer Premier Dratieno of Roumama. regarding Mr. Wilson's promise to send American soldiers and sailors 10 Europe under certain conditions. Dratiena quotes Mr. Wilson as say ing at the peace conference on May 31, 1919: "The Allied and associated pow rs will guarantee to maintain as much as possible the just conditions which they will have agreed. "Let it not be forgotten that th«ji: force is their guarantee. The guar antee given to you amounts to thi That the United States will send from the other side of the ocean their army and their fleet." This statement from the man to whom President Wilson then address ed his pledge, finally settles th dis pute between Senator Spencer of Mis souri and Mr. Wilson. Senator Spen cer alleged in his campaign speech that Mr. Wilson promised to send American soldiers and sailors to Eu rope to fight under certain circum stances, in accordance with the pro visions of the league of nations. Mr. Wilson publicly denied this and branded Senator Spencer's statement as "false." Arrested By Federal Officials Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 13.—-On com plaint filed by United States Commis ioner Daniel J. Conway, of Sioux falls, S. D., Julius M. Johnson was arrested here and bound over to the federal court in bonds of $1,000. Ac cording to the complaint Johnson at tempted to extort money from M. M. Kier and other persons living at Vi Wfg, S. D., in consideration of his withholding information concerning alleged violation of the nationru draft act. The alleged offenst was committeed on or about the 10th of this month, according to the com plaint Johnson was unabl t. fur nish security, but said he expected to obtain bondsmen. -e-"1 1 Auto Liveryman Foils HoMups fHp»Boei. Minn., Oct. 23. W. F. Heffron. automobile liveryman, wae twice commanded to halt wh'la driv ing back from Ihlen to this city dur ing the night. Heffron in the first Instance sped past Ihe holdup artist, and the second time he was ask^d to halt he struck the holdup with on» of the fenders of his car, hurling him into the ditch at the side of the road Tramps have been very numerous n this section of the country. A Gr ar Northern railway detective drove fif ty-seven of them from a freight train while traveling between Pipestone and Garretson. o Daily Market Report Minneapolis Grain Minneapolis, Oct. 23.— Cera—| Steady to lc lower market easy un til futures rallied demand uqiet, of ferings moderate. No. 3 yellow clos-1 ed at 84 and 85c No. 3 mixed at 80 and 82c. Oats—Steady with fairly good de-! mand No. 3 whites December pricp to %c under. No. 3 whites closed at 47% and 4934c No. 4 whites at 46% and 48%c. Rye.—Steady to firm. No. 2 at 13 pu.d n* orsr December, mainly at inside premium fair demand from thippers. No. 2 rye closed at fl.CT ^4 and $1.68%. Barley.—Easy early, soon turning firm, with some sales 1 and 2c high er shippers fair buyers. Prices cks »& 76 and 95c. ninei flfj TlimisiIn sxoux City, Oct. 23. —Top hogs fell down to an even $13.00, while the bulk at the gn on vp to tbe top* ..n PHONE 2341 ty-yX *.*£"• 1^4 -J "w ft1 .. 'i $ 'M 'l%»v,r!mjL4&£ You should be as quick as others in learnin# the advantages of having a bank account in a reliable bank your DEPOSITS ARE GUARANTEED UNCPJr^TATE LAW DAKOTA S.. 3. BANK Madison, Soot* Sent* 4: jiiinillllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII|||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Many Peopi of this City and vicinity make thi the depository for their reserve Deposits Guaranteed I Security State Bank 5 per cent From this date we will pay 5 per cent in terest on certificates of Deposit foe Qm Year. THE FIRST NATIONAL HANK EN our Certificates of Deposit bearing: interest from date of depositing means a*"* safe investment Yourreserve and cheek accomit imritedk MADISON THE: oldest £?a/vx /A/ L. yiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimnit s The Madison Creamery ROGNESS BROS., Proprietors Makers of High Grade Butter Manufacturers of Peerless Ice Cream and Soft Drinks Highest Market Price Paid for Oean% V 'V4 uiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiuiiimiifNinmiiiHii NOTICE I have succeeded in getting a first claes Horseshoeing, Plow Work and Wagon. L. A. palmer r- :l i*' '4' f::^ 1i /f- vii If, *1911111111 1 3 ji 4 0' MADISON, a D. XI! II ra 'r-t lA: "1 /j 4\ .if 1M a -~4 'fit& & U Utl T"'