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I HASTY MATTER WILL GET IM)FK WAY AT THK SPECIAI, SKS- ^(ON. Washington, D. C.» April f,—Al though the resolution declaring a separate peace with Germany is to be reintroduced at the special ses sion of congress, plans of republican leaders as they shape up after many conferences include no provision for hurrying the measure to a roll call. In some quarters close to the ad ministration, it was believed tonight that the peace declaration, vetoed by President Wilson, must wait on the calendar of deferred business for 90 days or more while President Har ding tries ou't his preliminary ideas for establishment of an association of nations. How far the president may have concurred in such a program was not revealed, but in some quarters it was pointed out that with the resolution hanging fire in congress the admin istration might be able to exert an enlarged influence in securing ac ceptance of its peace plans by other nations. -Technically, this govern ment still would be at war with Ger many, exercising full privileges of a belligerent in the arrangement of a final peace, and still actually asso ciated with the allies. In such circumstances, it was sug gested, the possibility of a separate peace might be used diplomatically along with the foreign loan situa tion aa a leverage to secure accept ance of Mr. Harding's plans for his peace association. It is known that the subject of a peace declaration has occupied inter est of administration officials re cently, and that several alternate plans have been urged on the presi dent. Saturday he conferred with Senator Knox, republican, author of the original separate peace measure, and today he talked with Senator Lodge, republican senate leader, and Senators Watson, of Indiana, and Brandegee, of Connecticut. Today the British ambassador, Sir Ajuckland Geddes, also called at the White House, although it was said the visit was one of courtesy. o Co-Operative Grain Marketing oCnference Chicago, Aftil 6.—Plans for co operative marketing of grain were worked out by rtpresentatives of the leading farmers' organizations of na tion here today. Henry C. Wallace, secretary of agriculture, conferred with farmers on marketing plans and assured them of government as sistance in selling their grain. Wal lace declared that there was just as much reason why the government should assist the farmer in develop ment methods for marketing his crops efficiently as there is for aid ing him in increased production. The meeting today was held to ra tify the marketing plan worked out by the committee of 17 appointed last July. The plan will not inter fere with existing farm organiza tions. It is purely a co-operative plan, chairman Gustafson said. o Settling Th« British Coal Strike London, April 6.—Premier Lloyd George has asked mine owners to reopen negotiations for settlement of their dispute, it was announced officially. The miners promptly agreed to the proposition and conver sation will be renewed shortly. London, April 6.—British coal mln ers and Colliery owners agreed to day to reopen negotiations for set tlement of the coal strike. Repre sentatives of both accepted the good offices of the government in arrang ing conferences. Mine owners said their acceptance was contingent up on the miners promising to prevent flooding of pits. Arbitration was in sight it was announced. o Texas Tornado Does Damage Clarendon, Texas, April 6.—Dam age estimated at a quarter of a mil lion dollars was done last night when a cyclone struck the main street of this city smashing plate glass win dows, wrecking awnings and signs out of place and leaving debris in its wake. Fire started in the business section and wiped out three buildings, Boards O I Chicago, April ft.—-Boards of ad justment mean prompt settlement of controversies between employer and employe, Bert Jewell, labor leader, told the railway labor board today. Mr'. Jewell testified against abroga tion of national working agreements. PRESIDENT PROMISES TO DO ALL HE CAN TO SOLVE PROB LEM. Washington, April 6 President Harding has buckled down to a com prehensive study of the railroad problem and it is hinted that he may have a special message on the sub ject for congress early in the special session. The president now is in the study ing stage of the railroad issue and conferred in separate conferences with Bert M. Jewell, president of the railroad employees department of the American Federation of Labor and member of tbe railroad labor board, and A. Garretson, former president of the Brotherhood of Kaii way Conductors. In these discus sions the president sought to learn all that he could o fthe employees' side of the railroad situation. "The president seemed intensely interested in the railroad case," said Mr. Jewell after more than an hour's talk with Mr. Harding. "He was seeking information and I gave him all I could presenting the case of the railroads from the employees' stand point. I sought to convince the pre sident of the mistaken claim of the railway executives that they cannot operate successfully without a reduc tion in wages. There are many ways that the railroads can reduce operat ing expenses legitimately without re ducing wages. "We did not discuss my telegram to the president asking him to call a conference of the executives and em ployees further than to refer to it and the president said that he want ed to do all that he could to be of help in the matter." Mr. Garretson denied any govern mental ownership hint. DROP PLANS FOB RECALL NORTH DAKOTA LEAGUERS TO CENTER EFFORTS ON COL LECTING FINDS TO FIGHT INDEPENDENTS. Fargo, April 6.—The NefitrnftHan league of North Dakota will not seek to recall any anti-Nonpartisan state officials or legislators. This decision was reached by the league executive state committee in session here last night. When the anti-Nonpartisan decided on a recall election against league officials recently, it was re ported the league would start a sweeping retaliatory recall. Reasons for the decision were giv en by committee members as fol lows: That it was felt that the recall was invoked by the anti-Nonpartisans "without reason and against the pro test of the great majority of North Dakota voters." That the committee felt that all the time and money at the disposal of the league should be put to the task of opposing the recall of league officials. That it was considered best to spare the state the expense of a re call. he committee members favored speedy collection of $150,000 for use in fighting the recall. The league slogan will be "Vote No on Everything." 111 he illaOi i No reports ol' persons being killed! or seriously injured in the tornado have been made this morning. _o Adjustment 'WUI" Wisconsin Politician Dies Madison, Wis., April 6.—James Thompson, candidate for the United States senate in 1919 and 1920, on the LaFollette progressive move ment. died early today at his home in La Crosse, following an operation for appendicitis. UL CLUB ALL OVERTURES TO MERGE HKRCHANTS' ASSOCIATION FAIL At their regular monthly meettttg1 held in their rooms last evening the members of the Commercial club made a definite and final decision on the resolutions adopted by the joint committees comprised of citi zens and members of the Madison Merchants' asociation. An attempt had been made to or ganize a Chamber of Commerce the membership of which would include business interests both of the Com mercial club and the Merchants' as sociation. To build up such an ac tive body certain changes in the con stitution of the club were proposed, taken imdei advisement, and finally submitted for action either of accept ance or re eel ion by the members of the Comn ercial club. To merge the Merchants' associa tion with the club by forming a sep arate bureau for its credit activity was one of the principal features in the proposition. Alter weeks of effort in trying to get together on common ground it was almost unanimously decided last night that full rejection of the pro posed resolutions be placed on the Commercial club's minutes. This, of course, signifies that the club has gone on record as opposing any change of name or independent ac tion. Its membership includes a hat over one hundred names and those most interested consider thai their constitution and by-laws cover all the activities suggested in the rejected resolutions. Furthermore, the Com mercial club extends an invitation to business and citizens generally to join them in furthering all enter prises and interests that look toward the upbuilding of Madison. Dr. Higbie was present last even ing and mentioned that all the coun ty superintendents of the state had been called to meet here on April 19-21 for a three days session on vitalised agricultural work intended for rural schools. Upon being ap prised of this fact President R. E. Scudder apointed two committees, one to look after transportation and the other to make arrangements for entertainment of the visiting edu cators. It is hoped to have autos engaged to convey to Madison the people coming over the Northwestern road to ArlEington. This confer ence is a big event for our city and it has been proposed that, preceding the meeting, a special effort be made by all citizens to clean up their pre mises and alleyways in order to properly impress the strangers com ing to our city. Tbe club feels that it is prospering and able to function in all matters relating to our municipal welfare. Two other committees were also appointed last evening. One of them will take up the matter of a budget system and the second will arouse interest in increasing membership. Now that the club has announced itself unmistakably it remains to be seen whether or not an attempt will still be made to institute a chamber of commerce entirely independent of either the Merchants' association or the commercial club or fa conjunc tion with the former. BLUE UWS DEFIED IN DAKOTA CITIES THEATERS PLAY TO CAPACITY HOUSES, REFUSING TO HEED WARNING. Pierre, April 6.—No attempt was made to enforce the South Dakota blue laws in Pierre Sunday and re ports were received here from Sioux Falls, Mitchell and other leading cities of the state that no effort was made to clamp the lid on in those places. In fact, theaters were run ning to capacity houses, the reports added, and it was learned that base ball games were played in various parts of the state. Heads of the South Dakota State Baseball league have declared that the league will be forced to quit be fore the 1921 season starts if the blue laws are enforced and point out that Sunday is the only day in the week when the majority of people, particularly working people, have an opportunity for recreation or amuse ments. Their stand is backed up by theater men, coalectloaexs, ice cream* KlADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA^ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6,1921. sells, news dealers and all others do ing Sunday business. Furthermore, the Sunday dealers contend they voice the sentiment of practically all the people. On the other hand, sticklers for the drastic movement, declare that the blue laws should be enforced by all means, that it is wrong to have baseball, movies or other amuse ments Sundays. —n E Deadwood, April 6.—A total of 1,085,671'acres of national forest land is now under cultivation in this state, according to announcement just made by George A. Duthie, for est supervisor here. The Black Hills contain two of the national forests, the Black Hills na tional forest having an area of 476, 890 acres and the Harney national forest, 535,610 acres. In addition. Mr. Duthie added, there are 73,171 acres of national forestry iu Hard ing county in the northwestern cor ner of the state. The national forests of South Da kota were created in 1898, and under a corps of workers, whose duty it has been to keep them continually productive, they have grown until today they are among the best in the world. The western yellow pine constitutes about per cent of the timber, the remainder truing made up of eastern white spruce, aspen, white birch, scrub oak and green ash. Of them, only the pine and spruce are commercially valuable. The estimated stand of western yel low pine. Mr. Duthie continued, is approximately 2,225,000,000 feet and of spruce' 50,000,000 feet. Growth studies which recently have been completed disclose the fact that it takes from 150 to 200 years for the trees in the Black Hills to reach merchantable size many of the trees are from 400 to 600 years old, but the rate of growth since they reached maturity has been ex ceedingly slow. "Our arm," Mr. Duthie declared, "is to sell all of these mature and over mature trees as fast as a mar ket can be found and to 'retain in the forests only the young, thrifty, fast growing trees. By this means, we expect to reduce the average afe of the trees at maturity, or the aver age age of obtaining merchantable timber to 100 or 120 years." Firemen Help The Stork Chicago, April 6.—The fire de partment today was called to aid the stork shortly after a sou was born to Mrs. William Brown. Doctor J. L. Albright in effort to save it life with a pulmotor turned in fire alarm. The pulmotor squad worked an hour over the child but it died. Women To Govern Kansas Town Thayer, Kas., April 6.—Two wid owed grandmothers three housewiv es and a telephone operator workers will direct the destines of this town of four hundred during the next year. Business men are tired of old men administrations and swept wo men into power in "municipal elec tions. New Highway Contracts Let Pierre, April 6.—The highway de partment has let bids on a number of contracts at figures far lower than those of several years, the contracts ranging from 32 1-2 to 40 cents per yard for earth work. Contracts let were to W. R. Ship man Construction company on the highway from Ethan to Tripp, in DavLson and Hutchinson counties. L. E. Gage, on Minnehaha county highway, from Hartford to west line of county. Dowd & Schreiber secured the con tract in Codington county, from Wa tertown to west line of county. Stevens Bros., the contract in Campbell county, from Mound City to Herreid. R. P. England the contract In Sul ly county, from Onida to north line of county. Bridges on the Davison-Hutchin son county contract were let to the Diamond Engineering Co., of Grand STATE COLLEGE II 1,085,671 ACRES OF NATIONAL PRESERVES IN STATE. MAKE OFFERINGS CHOICEST FRViW AND HARDY PLANTS. Brookings, April 6.—"Solve the farm problems of the western up lands," is the 1921 slogan suggested by the department of horticulture of South Dakota State college in the la test departmental bulletin. In this bulletin, Dr. N. E. Hansen lists the latest northern novelties for 1921, in tale, alfalfas and a table cereat. eluding some new fruits, ornamen Among the new offerings are some choice hybrid plums, one of them two inches in diameter, a non-blight ing, red-jellied crab apple, and a new hybrid of Siberian crab and Duchess apple. Others among tlk« Mir offerings arc Russian silver-leaved willow These trees have made a strong Wild gooseberries, pure native seedlings of the seventh generation vigorous, very productive thorny fruit large, black, smooth makes an excellent red Rauce. There is also a short season musk melon of the Turkestan group, be sides a very early watermelon, both of these found in cultivation in Si beria. The results in breeding har dy roses are evident from the Teton kaha, a new hybrid variety. Indian Prisoner Makes Escape Farmers Want Drainage System 1 Siberian buckthorn, hardier than i the common buckthorn, foliage a, brighter green and appears earlier an attractive ornamental shrub for the lawn, either for hedges or as single specimens. 1 A new bush honeysuckle brought from Siberia, of tall growth with yel-j low or red berries. Good for hedges, screens or as single specimens. i A new Siberian willow, good for a nursery tie willow or for basketry, "Yoxr may tie bow knots in these! pliable shoss," says Dr. Hansen, "but it appears practically impossi ble to break them." 1 growth, are perfectly hardy and artj noteworthy for the silvery foliage— i a rich silver satin on both sides. i White River, April 6.—Good Beav-! er, a Sioux Indian, who was arrested I with several other Indians and whites on the charge of being implicated I in recent cattle "rustling" operations in this part of the Rosebud country,] succeeded in making his escape, and thus far no trace of him has been i found. Good Beaver is in poor health and for this reason was being held filone in a room, from which he had Ho great difficulty in making his es cape. Brookings, April 6.—It is expected that in the near future work will commence on one of the large drain age projects to be undertaken in South Dakota this year. More than 60 per cent of the farmers living along the Big Sioux river in Brook ings county have petitioned the county commissioners for the con struction of the drainage system, whic hwill be within Brookings county. A definite decision as to whether or not the task will be un dertaken will be announced at a meeting of the county commissioners on May 7. The project involves the draining of approximately 63,000 acres of the richest land In the state. The cost is estimated at $350,00+. o Daily Market Report Minneapolis Grain. Minneapolis, April 6.—Com.-—Of ferings small, prices relatively lc higher No. 4 yellow, 12 Hand 14c under Chicago May No. 3 yellow closed at 49 and 60c No. S mixed at 47 and 48c. Oats.—Firm No. 3 white and 1V4C over May offerings light No. 3 whites closed at 32% and 32%c N o 4 w i e s a 2 9 a n 3 1 %c. Rye.—Firm, premiums lc better No. 2 at 7 and 8c over May offer ings small. No. 2 rye closed at $1.34% and $1.35%. Barley—Firm to lc higher choice iu good demand, offerings light. Prices closed at 47 and 67c. 8iom Ctty Livwtodi. Sioux City, April 6.—With tops at $9.50, the bulk of the hog sales imaged Iroaa ti.ZZ #gui 3BKSGBC Sparkling Gem East River Stettittg :nvtmw*r BANKING IN SAFETY You should be aa quick aa others in learning tho advantages of having a bank account in a reliable bank where your DEPOSITS ARE GUARANTEED UNDER STATE LAW DAKOTA STATE BANK Madison, South Dakota There isn't one single particular pertaining to the banking business in which this bank is not prepared to give you the Mme of good nervier. OUR ABILITY AND WILLINGNESS to serve you represents your opportunity. WE INVITE YOU To start your account here and grow with u& The start once made, your growth is assured. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK W FfDLRAL kE StRVF. MADISON, S. D. THE OLDEST BAMK LAKJE COUNTY. 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