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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, April 14, 1911, Image 2

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When the bee-hive is ready there
VU1 be plenty of bees to make houey.
Edison has just lost a 35-year-old
•ult. It ought to be out of style by
this time, anyhow.
The Czar of Russia has bought a
newspaper. Now, he'll get acquainted
with some real troubles.
Is possible to buy a o-ment house
With a roof garden for
$2,500. We
Vose the cellar would be extra.
The Elberta peach crop and the Al
berta wheat crop are friendly rivals,
bud both are full of promise this year.
Germany has ordered another Zeppe
lin airship. Germany must have de
cided to keep on trying until she gets
a good one.
There Is no use In fighting the in
evitable. A prominent college is add
ing to its courses one to teach men
how to cook.
Milliners tell us '.hat small hats will
be the fashion this year, but it Is not
likely that the prices will be any small
er than usual.
Now that Dr. Wiley has taken unto
Almself a wife wo are curious to know
whether she can make the pies that
•nother used to make.
No divorced woman or actress who
Aas married a peer will be presented
at the English court. This is very
hard on the actresses.
A woman of 84, living on Long Is
land, saws her own wood. And no
body rebukes her for entrenching on
man's sphere of activities.
Vassar college has celebrated her
fiftieth birthday, and has silenced all
cynical critics by not claiming to be
a day younger than she really is.
Pittsburg woman wants a divorce
because her husband treats her sister
loo affectionately. Yes, younger sis
ter why ask superflous questions?
Hopkins professors have discovered
that water is a valuable anesthetic.
Ueiore long someone may prove that
it is equally good for drinking pur
Two French vaudeville critics re
cently fought a duel. They should
have stuck to the pen, which in the
ory at least is considered mightier,
A prominent railroad man says that
Europe leads the United Stales in the
number of railroad wrecks. She's
welcome to the prize for this line of
The report that a German plumber
lias been raised to the Prussian nobil
ity by the kaiser leads us to believe
that some foreign correspondent has
teen hitting the pipe.
"Girl students are smarter than
men" opines, the president of Vassar
college. But men mc.de better foot
ball players, and what is a college
without a football team?
The Marys of England are combin
ing for the purpose of buying Queen
Mary a coronation gift. The Queen
stands a chance to get a manicure
Bet or a photograph album.
I read in the papers the other day
of a map whp got a divorce because
the woman he married was a pick
pocket. It seems*to me that is es
tablishing. something of a precedent.
What wife isn't?
A chicken in Ohio has swallowed a
4200 diamond ring and its owner re
fuses to have the culprit killed. The
only way out of it is to set the chick
en In a ring and wear it.
A Chicago lady wants a divorce be
cause her husband shut off her charge
account at the department stores. It
probably comes under the head of
cruel and Inhuman treatment.
An Evansvllle, Ind., widow has just
annexed her ninth husband. Massac
chpsetts spinsters may be Informed, it
they wish to have particulars, that she
to 70 years of age—and wealthy.
A fat men's club In New England
tfaa discovered that few fat men are
criminals, aiid that moat good-hearted
*»d right-minded men tend to take
on flftsb, foe they are naturally men
of stout hearts.
A afc. Louis woman left lnstructicfos
father will that her dog should be shot
liria buried after her .death. Thus do
*we' gradually climb up. from t^xe day,*
"when, men caused their wives to he
kiuM with them.
„. Ulster. In Washington, vtate
used the feminine j^opulation by
hn» that women are worae. liar*
—in men. He hali no exceptions,
«*nce the protests begab tooomeln,
that theyare going tq.^e .like ladles
ta expressing, their opinion of him.
^/M^aciitairtta alienist say* thai
everyone sometime lit life Is on the
verge of insanity. The1 smart ones
are those who manage to make this pe
connect with crime, so as to gel
the benefit of the latter with the lor
Control and Publicity for Public
Service Corporations.
Theodore N. Vail, President of West
ern Union and Telephone Compa
nies, Recognizes Rights of the
American Public.
Public regulation of public service
corporations has come to stay. It
ought to have come and It ought to
stay. That is the fiat and unequivocal
assertion of Theodore N. Vail, presi
dent of both the American Telephone
and Telegraph company and the West
Union Telegraph company. It
came in the form of his annual re*
port to the seventy thousand stock
holders of the two great corporations.
Although .Mr. Vail's advocacy of full
publicity in connection with the affairs
of such concerns was well understood,
nobody in financial circles had antici
pated so frank an avowal of full pub
lic rights in the shaping of their gen-
eral conduct. It came consequently as
a surprise, not only because of Its
novelty and squareness, but also on
account of the unqualified acquies-
cence of a board of directors comprls
lug such eminent and conservative
financiers as Robert Winson, of Kid
der, Peabody & Co., and Henry L.
HIgglnson of Boston, Henry P. Davi
son of J. P. Morgan & Co. Senator
W. Murray Crane, George F. Baer,
T. Jefferson Coolidge, Jr., Norman W.
Harris. John I. Waterbury and others.
President Vail's declaration is her
alded as the first recognition by those
In high corporate authority of the Jus
tice of the demand that the public
be regarded as virtual partners
in all matters that pertain to the com
mon welfare. He goes directly to the
"Public control or regulation of pub.
11c service corporations by permanent
commissions," he says, "has come and
come to stay. Control or regulation,
to be effective, means publicity
it means semi-public discussion and
consideration before action it means
everything which is the oppo
site of and inconsistent with effective
competition. Competition—aggressive,
effective competition—means strife,
industrial warfare it means conten
tion it oftentimes means taking ad
vantage of or resorting to any means
that the conscience of the contestants
or the degree of the enforcement of
the laws will permit.
"Aggressive competition means du
plication of plant and Investment. The
ultimate object of such competition
Is the possession of the field wholly
or partially therefore it means eith
er ultimate combination on such
basis and with such prices as will
cover past losses, or It means loss of
return on investment, and eventual
loss of capital. However it results,
all costs of aggressive, uncontrolled
competition are eventually borne,
directly or indirectly, by the public.
Competition which Is not aggressive,
presupposes co-operative action, under
standings, agreements, which result
in general uniformity or harmony of
action, -which, in fact, is not competi
tion but Is combination, unstable, but
for the time effective. When thor
oughly understood it will be found
that 'control' will give more of the
benefits and public advantages, which
are expected to be obtained through
such ownership, and will obtain
them without the public burden of
either th© public office-holder or pul
11c debt or operating deficit
"When through a wise and Judicious
state control and regulation all the
advantages without any of the disad
vantages of state ownership are se*
cured, state ownership Is doomed."
"If Mr. Vail Is right," says
Harper's Weekly, In a concise sum
ming-up, "then it seems pretty plain
that we are entered upon a new era in
both economics and politics. And it la
high time wo did If evolution Is to
supplant revolution as an efficient
force In the development of civilize
Fighting Man.
It Is man's nature to flght. It Is hit
merit to flght for what he believes to
be right. Courage and bravery are
not achieved by hiring a lawyer. A
man who Is not willing to flght to th«
death for the right or for his ojrn Is
net as good or complete a man as one
who Is Is willing. But opinions about
this are not so Important as the fact
tfiat It is man's .nature to flght, and
that neither resolutions nor legislation
nor provision to get oyer all kinds oi
trouble In any other way, than fighting
will avail.—Ellwood Hendricks, In Ai
Mere to the Purpose.
"Als you In favor of a ten-hovr
dost care anything about the
days," replied young Rounderley, "hut
It would be a Jdlljr good thing If we
eould have J4-hour nlghta."
Ml •guided Energy,
beun4 to oiake a aeUe In thi
woHd/ said the determined youtlU)..
It, replied Mr. Osage Spouter. "An
•TOtew with a haw dn»n» .can ijgfi
finest symphony ever written.'*
"No." replied the reaoltt£ pfcffefc.
pher. "When prices are high, thfoi,
now much mora you eave every
you decide to get along without some
Appeal From Seattle Judge's Decision
Will Be Taken to Supreme
Seattle, Wash. By agreement of
counsel, the indictment against Char
les F. Munday, Karl K. Siegley and
Archie Shiels, charging them with
conspiracy to defraud the United
States in the location of Alaska coal
lands, was quashed by United States
Judge I la nford and the defendants
were discharged. An appeal was tak
en to the supreme court.
The court proceedings were formal.
B. D. Townsend, representing the gov.
eminent, said that the court's ruliug
Monday left but one ground on which
to base a prosecution, namely, that
the entries had been for the benefit
of the Pacific Coal & Oil company, a
foreign corporation. If this were the
only land case pending, he would pro
ceed with the testimony at once, hut
there were many indictments and
great interests involved and the gov
ernment desired that a record be
made here and reviewed by the su
preme court, in order that the ques
tions in controversy might be settled
for all time.
Therefore, he said, the government
would abandon, its contention regard
ing the foreign character of the Pa
cific Coal & Oil company.
Counsel for the defense moved that
the indictments be quashed and the
defendants discharged on the ground
that the indictments did not charge
a crime. Mr. Townsend assented to
the proposed action and in order that
the defendants should not be placed
twice in Jeopardy asked that a juror
be withdrawn. The court struck off
juror No. 21, quashed the indictments,
discharged the defendants and ex
cused the remaining jurors.
The case will now be taken by the
government to the supreme court on
a writ of error, and the tribunal of
last appeal will settle finally the fa
mous Alaska coal land cases.
All proceedings in the lower courts
and the land offices will be in abey
ance pending the supreme court's de
Santa Fe Making Effort to Regain
Trans-Continental Business.
Kansas City, Mo. A fight be
tween several big railroads for the
privilege of carrying transcontinental
mail centered here. The Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe system, which is
attempting to increase its transcon
tinental business, changed the start
ing point of its westbound early morn
ing mail train from the Union depot
to the Grand Avenue station, three
miles away.
As a result, when t4ie Missouri Pa
cific fast mail from St. Louis reached
the accustomed point of transfer there
were no cars into which the west
bound mail could be placed.
It is now said the Missouri Pacific
will rush westbound mail across town
in motor cars to the Grand Avenue
depot. The real cause for the Santa
Fe's move is said to be the loss of
transcontinental mail out of Chicago.
Ontario Members Voices Opposition in
Canadian Parliament.
Ottawa, Ontario. The move
ment of negroes into western Canada
to take up free homesteads was
brought up in parliament by Mr. Tho
born, an Ontario member, who de
clared that hundreds of colored set
tlers had emigrated from the United
States and at the rate the movement
was growing there soon would be
thousands of them planted in the
Northwest. He asserted that they are
not suited to Canadian conditions and
would not make desirable settlers.
The government, lie declared, should
do something to discourage the move
Minister of the Interior Oliver re
plied that the Canadian laws do not
prohibit the entry of negro settlers
and the government could only ad
minister the law. While the situation
was being carefully watched, the gov
ernment had not yet seen fit to take
Berger Wants to Know.
Washington, D. C.—Asserting that
the military force of the United States
has been used to assist President Diaz
of Mexico in an attempt to retain his
despotic control of that republic, Rep
resentative Victor L. Berger, the so
cialist member from Wisconsin, intro
duced a Joint resolution demanding
that the president transmit to con
gc^ss all information available show
ing why he ordered the Texas army
Blind Man: For Magistrate,
Arkansas City, Kansas.—J. W.
White, a blind man, was elected police
magistrate of this city.
Census Employes Make Speed In Leav
ing Building.
Washington, D. C. Administra
tion officials have decided there shajl
be no repetition of the New York fire
horror in a government building if
precautions can prevent. A lire gong
sounded at noon in the bureau of
census, where 1,800 clerks are em
ployed—a great majority of them wom
en—and In three minutes the build
ing was empty.
Taft Message On Reciprocity Only—
Bryan and Harmon Meet
Amid Deafening Ap
Washington, D. C. Called in ex
traordinary session by President Taft
to consider the question of Canadian
reciprocity, which failed in the last
session because of a filibuster against
it in the senate, the sixty-second con
gress assembled at noon today.
Representative Champ Clark, of
Missouri, was elected sneaker of the
house. lie polled 217 votes, against
131 for Jaines R. Mann, of Illinois, 16
for llenry A. Cooper, of Wisconsin, and
one for George W. Norris, of Nebraska.
The last three named are Republicans.
President Taft will deal only with
reciprocity with Canada. Reference to
a permanent tariff commission or to
other kindred subjects will be deferred
until later if the present plan is fol
lowed. The message will not be long,
and will follow closely the speeches
made by the president on the subject
of reciprocity.
In spite of the fact that the procla
mation issued by the president men
tioned nothing except reciprocity, and
that his message will be likewise cir
cumscribed, an ambitious program has
been outlined by the new Democratic
majority, and the outcome is in doubt.
The session, because of the situation
created by one party being in control
of the one branch and its rival in pow
er at the other end of the capitol, is
expected to be long and filled with
turmoil and political bickerings.
There were so many new members
to be sworn in that the families of rep
resentatives and senators were given
special cards, and several sections of
the galleries usually devoted to public
use were set aside for them.
The swearing in of new congressmen
was the first business of the day. This
was followed by the presentation of
the report of the new committe on
rules and other matters of organiza
tion. Gov. Harmon, of Ohio, and W.
J. Bryan met on the floor of the house
Just before the session opened, amid
a deafening demonstration of applause
and cheering. Both men were brought
to Washington by professional engage
Champ Clark Advises Progress:
Asking' his colleagues to keep that
fact uppermost in their minds during
the present session of congress, Repre
senative Champ Clark, of Missouri, in
his speech accepting the speakership
of the house, outlined the measures
through which the Democratic party
hopes to continue to enjoy the faith
of the people.
Intelligent revision of the tariff
downwards, election of United States
senators by popular vote, changes in
the house rules to permit proper con
sideration of public measures, econ
omy in handling the purse strings of
the country, the publication of cam
paign contributions and the early ad
mission of New Mexico and Arizona
to statehood were some of the things
which Speaker Clark emphasized in
the Democratic program as measures
which would be undertaken by the
majority party in the house.
Reciprocity Bill In.
Forestalling action by the Demo
crats in the house, Representative Jlc
Call, of Massachusetts, introduced the
Canadian reciprocity bill which was
passed by the house last session.
Dist. Attorney Williams Hears Rumor
of Vaudeville Engagement.
Hayward, Wisconsin. John Deitz
must keep off the stage. A report
coming from Milwaukee that Deitz has
found the public platform so attractive
that he has been negotiating with a
vaudeville company for appearance as
a stage attraction caused District At
torney Williams to warn Deitz that if
he is not careful he will find himself
behind the bars.
Within the past week SherlfT Clark
has been notified by District Attorney
Williams to watch Deitz closely and if
he is found disregarding the conditions
of his freedom to serve upon him the
two remaining warrants in his hands.
Deitz and his children have all been
doing a good business in Minnesota
and Wisconsin defense fund meeting^,
and District Attorney Williams esti
mates that over $4,000 must have been
Mrs. Gates 8eeks Divorce.
New York, N. Y. It Is learned
that a suit for divorce was begun three
weeks ago by Mrs. Mary W. Gates
against Charles Gates, son of John W.
President Jordan Says Football May
Be Barre^ Too.
San Francisco, Calif. President
David Starr Jordan of Stanford. .uni
versity. has issued an order abolish
ing intercollegiate baseball. To the
furthei discomfiture oi the college
athletes, Dr. Frank Angell, chairman
of the Stanford, committee on ath
letics, says that in. all probability both
baseball and football as intercolle
giate sports will be done away with
at Stanford.
It May Bring On a Tariff War Between
The United States and
Washington, D. C. A worlf-wide
coffee trust is to receive the attention
of congress, as well as of the Apart
ment of justice. It is charged that
the coffee trust is primarily the Bra
zilian government, but the department
of justice will have the opportunity, to
apply the anti-trust law to thejiAmer
icans who are affiliated yith the trust.
The names of multi-millionaires long
powerful in the coffee trade are being
given attention. It has developed
some remarkable facts about the im
mense increases in coffee prices by the
It appears that a standard, widely
used grade of coffee, which in Decem
ber, 1908, sold wholesale in New York
at 6% cents a pound, has risen stead
ily and regularly till on Jan. 7, 1911,
it was quoted at 13^ cents. An in
crease of over 100 per cent is declared
to have no Justification whatever, and
no explanation save that the Brazilian
trust has tho power to force American
consumers to pay the price.
Representative Norris of Nebraska,
who offered the original resolution to
investigate the alleged trust, will make
a sensational speech, as soon as he
can get the floor in the new session.
Democratic tariff authorities are look
ing to find what sort of tariff condi
tion can be applied to Brazil to induce
better treatment. A tariff war with
Brazil would be annoying to the United
States It would be a calamity to Bra
Representative Norris will introduce
early a bill to provide that the maxi
mum rates may be Imposed in case a
foreign government is party to a com
bination or conspiracy to establish mo
nopoly and extort unnatural prices
from American consumers. This
would do the business in the case of
Says He Fired Abbatemaggio Who
"Informs" for Spite. I
Viterbo, Italy. The Jury in the
Camorra trial listened to the interroga
tion and defense of Guiseppe da Ma
rinis, who is charged with having
planned the murder of Gennaro Cuoc
colo and his wife Maria.
De Marinis has been frequently ar
rested in Naples, the accusations
against him including robbery, assault
and murder, and he has served brief
sentences of imprisonment. The Ca
morrist was not in good voice today,
but he shotted his denials with con
siderable vehemence. He denied any'
part in the assassinations and asserted
that he had been involved in the revel
ations of the informer Abbatemaggio
because of the latter's personal spite.
He had discharged Abbatemaggio from
his employ, he said.
Entire Reorganization of Machinery of
Church Is Desired.
New York, N. Y. The laymen's
association of the Methodist Episcopal
church of New York, meeting simul
taneously with the New York confer
ence, voted by a large majority to peti
tion the general council to establish
diocesan bishops, abolish district sup
erintendents or presiding elders, rear
ranging conference boundaries thru
out the United States, give lay mem
bers representation in annual and gen
eral conferences, and extend the terms
of pastorates from two to five years.
This, however, embraces the most
radical changes confronting Method
ism since the days of John Wesley and
Marks, and the beginning of a far
reaching campaign in which the sup
port of every similar organization and
annual conference prior to the gen
eral conference in Minneapolis in May,
1912, will be sought. Each confer
ence will be asked to join in the peti
Hines Denies Charge.
Chicago, Illinois.—A denial of the
assertions made before the senate in
vestigating committee by Clarence S.
Funk was made by Edward Hineai
president of the Edward Hines Lum
ber company. "I did not at any other
time, ask Mr. Funk or anyone else to
contribute anything to Senator Lori
mer's election or on account of his
election. I never knew that anyone
ever did contribute anything for or
on account of his election."
Lad Falls Into Boiling Maple Sap,
Utica, New York. Stumbling into
a cauldron of boiling maple sap, the
4-year-old son of Walter Crandall, liv
ing near Sherburne, received burns
that caused his death.
Another Job for Taft.
Washington, D. C.—President Taft
has accepted the honorary presi
dency of the International Peace
Trouble May Arise Over Importation
of Strikebreakers In Canada.
Fernie, British Col. Mpunted p©.
lice guards have been doubled at Pass
burg, Michel apd Morissey when a
fusillade of 'shots made tiie guards at
Pa8sburg seek shelter. Threats ar«
being mad* that if strikebreakers an
brought In to break the strike in the
coal mines in Crow's Nest Pass, then
will be violence. It Is reported thai
strikebreakers are on their way hers
There Are Two Openings, But Loca
tion Prevents Egress—Men Held
Prisoners By Underground
Scranton, Pa., April 8.—Fifty to 75
men employed in the Bancroft mine of
the Scranton Coal Company at Thoop
are entombed in the inner working
with all chances of escape, it is be
lieved, cut off.
Fire is raging along an entire vein,
owing to an engine house liavieg been
set ablaze.
The mine is equipped with two open
ings, but the location of the burning
engine room is such as to have cut off
escape by these routes.
Settlement of 4,100,000 Acres of Indian
Lands Object of Bills.
Washington, April 8.—Indian lands
in North and South Dakota aggregat
ing 4,100,000 acres will be threwn open
to settlement if four bills iatreduced
by Senator Gamble are enacted into
law. The bills affect all the remaining
surplus and unallotted lands in the
Standing Rock Indian reservation in
the states of North and South Dakota,
aggregating 1.300,000 acres all the re
maining surplus and unallotted lands
in the Cheyenne Indian reservation in
South Dakota, aggregating 1,2W,000
acres all remaining surplus and unal
lotted lands in the Rosebud Indian
reservation embraced within the lim
its of Todd and Bennett counties.
South Dakota, aggregating 900,030
acres and all the remaining surplus
and unallotted lands in Washabaugl*
county in the Pine Ridge Indian reser
vation, amounting to 700,000 acres.
Senator Gamble passed the bills re
lating to the Standing Rock and Chey
enne reservations through the senate
In the last congress, but they failed of
passage in the house. The bills carry
the following appropriations: To be
paid the Indians for school lands do
nated to the states from the reserva
tion from the Standing Rock reserva
tion, $180,000 from the Cheyenne res
ervation, $160,000 from the Rosebud
reservation, $125,000, and from the
Pine RWge reservatMB, $125,000.,
8urf Boats Begin Work On the Prin
zess Irene.
I^one Hill Ufo Saving Station, Ij. I.,
April 8.—Trans-shipment of passen
gers from the Prinzessin Irene was be
gun, when a surf boat bearing 15
women left the Irene's lee side and
headed away for the relief ship Prinz
Friedricli Wilhelm. The sea is rough
but no apprehension is felt for the
safety of the passengers.
Guilty, Faints Before Wife.
Milwaukee, April 8.—William A.
Stuart, defeated candidate for the
Democratic nomination for congress in
the Fifth Wisconsin district last fall,
was found guilty of uttering a false
document and was sentenced to eigh
teen months in the house of correc
tion. He fainted, falling at the feet of
his wife as he was being led down the
court room.
I Stuart was arrested in Cincinnati
about two months ago. He was charg
ed with securing $300 from Eli Secor
by forging the signature of the secre
tary of a mining company.
Hospital Corps Goes South.
Bismarck.—Sergeant Moore, Privato
First Class Adams, Privates Baldwin
and Moore of the hospital corps, sta
tioned at Fort Lincoln, left this morn
ing for San Antonio, Tex., where they
have been ordered to participate in
war maneuvers. It is rumored that
an epidemic of typhoid fever is preva
lent in the military camp there.
Favor City Abbatoir.
Grand Forks. The city council
stamped its approval of the establish
ment of a municipal abbatoir at the
regular meeting and appointed a Bpe
clal committee to confer with the Com
mercial Club and Civic League and
make a thorough investigation before
final action is taken.
Dally,Fallot at Des Moines.
Des Moines, April 8.—Friday's Joint
ballot on senator resulted as follows:
Deemer, 36 ICenyoh, 62 Curtis, 3
Henry Wallace, 1 Porter, Democrat,
62 absent or not voting 5 necessary
to elect, 77.
New Depot At Valley,City.
Valley, .City.—As a result, li is be*
lleved, of tfye recent condemnation of
the passenger depot here by the city
council, the Northern. .Pacific has de
cided to remodel the passenger station,
making it modern in every respect.
Engineer Sloan of the road was here
yesterday investigating the needs of
the depot and the building will be
completely remodeled. The council, at
its meeting last month, ordered the
depot abated as a common nuisance.
Better passenger service will also
be given the city comemncing April 16.

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