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!.l sMS&P lK fe RAILROADS WIN IN RATE FIGHT Master in Chancery Decides Against Minnesota, VICTORY A SWEEPING ONE Two-Cent Passenger Fare and Re duced Commodity Rate Are Held Unconstitutional and Must Be Abol ished—Appea! Will Be Taken if Circuit Court Upholds the Findings of the Master. St. I':iul, Sept 22.— Railroad rate legislation passi'd by tin- state legis foture in the past, several years re ceived a body blow in tile decision of Judge Charles K. Otis that rate it net io oidered are confiscatory and, therefon uneonsl il ut ional. The rail roads are also enjoined by the deri sion from Keeping the rates in effect in the state. The 2-cellt passenger rate and the recent reduction of freight rates in -ill cuinn.un.lily lines must now be ill creased to the old lisnres prevailing before the beginning of the slate rail road and warehouse commission's at tempts to reduce them. The decision holds that any attempt •oil the part of the railroad commission to adjust rates is a discrimination against the regulation of interstate commerce and therefore unconstitu liotial. The effect of his decision is apparently wide enough to nearly wipe out the ratemaUing powers of the railroad and warehouse commission. The decision probably will be ap pealed, if the master's findings are sustained by the court. Orders Held Unconstitutional. The main feature of the decision ia Its reference to the unconstitutionality of the laws and orders, of which there are nine. In part the decision says: "The rates complained of and recit ed in the bill of complaint operate as a burden upon and interfere with a regulation of and are unjust discrim ination against commerce between the states conducted and carried on over snd upon the lines of railway"—of the companies. "And each of then) is con fiscatory and deprives the complain ants of their property without due process of law and therefore said acta ••nd orders are, and each of them is, hereby declared to be in violation of the Constitution of the United States and are and each_ot them is veld and cf no eff^pt"—so far as the companies, their directors, agents and employes are concerned. The injunction stands against the railroads, their officers, the employes, the attorney general of the state, the railroad and warehouse commission and the representative shippers who were the defendants in the suit brought by the stockholders of the railroads. Suit Brought by Stockholders. The suits were filed by attorneys representing the stockholders of the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and 'Minneapolis and St. Louis railroads, but all other railroads operating in the •staSfc arc aScctcd by the decision. The railroad attorneys took no part in the «ases. They were brought by the stockholders as a third party affected and the railroads were, in effect, de fendants in the suit. The injunction granted enjoins the railroads from continuing the present rates and or ders the officers of the various com panies to put the former schedules in to effect. The bill of oomplaiuts contained nine separate cases, three of which •were decided in favor of the stock holders. In no case did the state win Its contention. The victory is the most sweeping ever obtained by the railroad companies in the country and its effect will be immediate. The two main poiuts argued by the attorneys for the stockholders were, first, that the rates interfere with in terstate commerce second, that the rates are confiscatory. The court up holds both contentions. CREW TAKEN OFF~ SAFELY Lumber Schooner Goes Ashore Off Rhode Island Coast. Westerly, R. I., Sept. 22.—The three masted schooner J. M. Harlow, bound Irom Tremont, Me., for Sag Harbor With a cargo of lumber, went ashore «n Watch Hill reef during a fog. Cap tain O. P. Lunt and his crew of five ,was able to get off with the assist ance of the lifesaving crow at the Watch Hill station. It is believed the Tessel will be gotten off safely, as the sea is moderate. Epidemic Scare* Parents. Washington, Sept. 22.—Five thou sand children, it is mM, are being held at home by 'l parents who fear they might contract Infantile paralysis by Attendance at the Washington schools. An order has been passed by Health Officer Woodward barring from the schools for two week* any children who have been exposed to the disease. Pig Has Only Two Legs. Maid«n Rock, Wis., Sept. ».—WIH lam Evans cf Plum City Is the owner 0t a two-legged pfg. The animal out walk oa two legs as well as otter pigs that possess the usuM four. 'J: •wr-v^y W-U-* ''f, ACCEPTED BY HAMILTON CLUB Resignation of United 8tatea Senator William Lorimer. Chicago, Sept 22.—United States Senator William Lorimer's resignation from the Hamilton club of Chicago was accepted by the board of direc tors at an executive session which lasted six hours. The directors also adopted a resolution sustaining Pres ident John H. Batten of the club in complying, with the demand of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt that Senator Lor imer be excluded from the banquet which the club gave to Colonel Roose —•t oa Sept. 8. *x /5"C One Gray horse Six years old weight about 1400 One Sorrel Horse Eight years old weight about IlOO One Sorrel Horse Nineyears old weight about 1150 One Bay Horse Five years old weight about 1300 O. P. RASK, Clerk. Ballinger Dined in Denver. Denver. Sept. 22.—Secretary of the Interior Richard A. Ballinger, who is on his way to Washington to attend the reassembling of President Taft's cabinet, was the guest of honor at a luncheon tendered him by the cham ber of commerce and the Real Estate exchange of this city. Mr. Ballinger spoke along lines of the work of his department. Cannon Lauds Tariff Law. Danville, III., Sept. 22.—Speaker Jo seph G. Cannon, in accepting his twen tieth nomination for congress, said the present tariff needed no defense and declared agitation for its revlaion dan gerous to the welfare of the country at 1 o'clock P. M. sharp, On the west side, in the city of Sisseton, I will Sell At Public Auction the following described property: One McCormick Binder with truck 7 foot Other articles to numerous10 mention TERMS OF SALE. All Sums of $10 and under cash. Over that amount one year will be given on bankable paper. JOHN SWANBERG, Owner Massingham & Prindeville, Auctioneers School House Bids. Sealed bids will be received up to Aug. 20th, 1910.at 1 o'clock p. m., at the school clerk's office, Long Hollow, for the cost of la bor to build a school house, 18x24 feet, 10-foot posts, shingle roof, to set on stone foundation also entry, 8x18 feet, 8-foot posts. All material to be furnished on the grounds by the school dis trict. All work to be done ac cording to plans and specifica tions on file in the clerk's of fice, and to be completed by Oct lst-1910. One Monitor drill 20 disc One Oliver gang plow One Wide tired Wagon and Box One 4-Horse Harrow. 1 2-seated Buggy One Single Buggy 1 Buggy Harness! 2 Sets of Work Harness About 400 Bushels of Oats. The. Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated at Sisseton, S. D., on the 20th day of July, 1910. By order of the school board. J. W. MUSSETTER, School Clerk, Long Hollow Distric Came into my inelosures on or (about Sept. 1, one red 2 year old calf its head' is partly white Owner can have same by paying charges and this notice.. Nels Jon son Rt 3 Sisseton. 1 narrow tir ed wagon, with rack. One set bob sleds. .i.-Jsj ATTOBHEYS ATTEHTIOII Type Writer Paper Type Writer Ribbon* Carbon Paper Docket Cover* Legal Blanks Constantly on Hand at the STANDARD Office Got. your 1911 calendars a*, rtl? Standard Office. Plau for Sept. 25th.