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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, September 23, 1910, Image 2

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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