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may not agree ford. political prominence. COt EYE'S DICTUM NOT FINAL The Report Being Sent Out irom This State That South Dakota Is Safely in the LaFollette Column Is Not Given Credence at the National Capital. Washington, D. C'., Sept. 28.— $107,66:3,500 in 1905. The value of Considerable prominence is giv- products in 1909 was $89,067,897 en in press dispatches to the posi- while in 1905 it was $100,143,99!' tion o'f South Dakota in reference to the presidential nomination of 1912, and the Washington Times declares that "word has been re ceived from South Dalmta that the progressive leaders in that state hae gotJten together a pro gram and hope to carry the stali tor LaFollette." The political au thorities, who are analyzing these statements at this time, are inclined toward: the belief that a great many of the political opin ions being advanced, as to th. way in which certain western states will vote, are due entirely Perhaps the most thorough con gressiona) investigation in the history of the present congress is that conducted by Chairman Stanley into the affairs of the steej trust. Ever since Mr. Stan ley was put in charge of this matter in April he has devoted his 1 States- senators. It is pointed oxr that. Senator noun-cement Crawford's an- central figure in Washington so universal satisfaction, and not withstanding the declaration of ciefty and is very popular among her associates. The old timers about the Capi tal have discuss.ed the manner in which Speaker Champ Clark was entertained by the people of Pike county on his return home, and it is recalled thtat no such demonstrations among one's neigh bors have taken place in the af fairs of public men since the day: when William McKinley was re ceived by the whole population of Canton, Ohio. Whatever may be the political views of the speaker, there appears to be no difference among all classes of people when it comes to honoring the man for his own sake, rather than on. account of his position OJ There was a hearty tone in the manner of Governor Lee Cruce of Oklahoma, who, while here, de clared that "I would not swap my job as governor of Okiohoma for the combined job of t'.vo United States senators." Govern or Cruce expressed the fond hope that his party would have noth ing to do with new-fangled pro positions dujring the 1912 cam paign and said that if "the dem ocratic party returned sto the old faahioned Jacksonian democracy' that it would come out with fly ing colors. A bulletin issued by the de partment of Commerce and Labor covers the "census of manufact ures" for the year 1905 for t-h states of Colorado, Idaho, Nevada Utah. In the Colorado statistics it is interesting to note the com parative summary as shown by the census of 1900 and that of 1905. Among the items of im portance is the fact that the number of establishments increas ed from 1323 in 1900 to 1606 in 1905, and that the capital invest ed increased 85.1 per cent, jump mg from $58,172,855 in 1900 to efivG ,, .. studying the question and has 1,1 made personal investigations numerous phases of the steel trust- operations, visiting mills I looking over books in the princip- to the attitude of certain United "nd even visiting the ore properties Minnesota and 1 entirely settle the matter, as it noft present a startling re is believed that the great mass £"December, those who of people who will do the voting with Mr. Craw-' Mrs. Taylor, wife of the con gressman from Colorado, told a Washington group recently that "Colorado women take their duties seriously." She explained that a prominent bookseller ot Denver told lier that after the right to vote had been conferred on women, he had sold about ten times more books on political economy, political history, parli amentary law, and these allied themes in six months than he had disposed of in ten yearsi previous Mrs. Taylor declares that the clubs maintained by the womv -^in Colorado have given splendid /fl struction to novices in her duties and she believes that responsibili ty cast. upon the members of her sex in her state is met in ar. intelligent way by "women to whom great issues may be safely trusted/' Mrs. Taylor is one o) the wives of congressmen who be lievs thaite the official duties of their husbands should not sepa rate them in their companionship and she has therefore become a dsewhere. Ml*. Stanley is from that South Dakota his inquisition Kentucky, would prove to be an anti-admin-! ,, '. istrsution state is not likely to ?,°d 0 sj.10^ h°' 1 8 a dlsaP0l]Dted- In a 1- dition to the work he has been able to do, and to have done with the other members of the committee, there have been employed' a staff of experts who aire engaged in digging out in formation for the committee, and in developing lines for further inquiry. Such questions as the absorption of competing lines, la bor conditions, cost of produc tion, selling prices at home and abroad, and transportation are being thoroughly delved into and it is understood that one of the amazing features of the in vestigation is that affecting the enormous profits of the ore-car rying rords !ri tli-1 ni'nhig .oua. try, and the advantage given, the steel trust ove'r competing inde pendents. The committee will meet here late in October, and will conduct hearings for a per iod of about thirty days. The decision of President Taft upholding and sustaining Doctor Wiley, the pit re food expert, in the investigation of his official acts, has produced a feeling of Secretary of Agriculture Wilson that Doctor Wiley is the "apple of discord" in the agricultural department, yet the real accom plishment for the public good lv tho eccentric Wiley has made him the object of a great deal of sympathy throughout the country among many people who have the mistaken idea that someone or other is endeavoring to injure Dr. Wiley, while as a matter of fact most of the difficulties may be attributed to the manner in which he blunders through things and usually accomplishes his ends in a manner peculiarly his own, oftentimes nearly upset ting large portions of the govern ment, producing distress to ev eryone else but the unusual Wi ley who never seems to care what happens so long as he "gets some one" on a charge of evading the pure food laws. An elaborate report upon man ufactures in Kentucky has been issued by the Census depaTtm«nt. and although the value of the products is given at $223,704,000. there is not a line given to the moon-shine whiskey, which, ac cording to the writer's fiction, has been one of the great indus tries of Kentucky for centuries. Another great senator, Bailey of Texas, is to retire, to de vote himself to the practice of law. Likely it was Senator Spooner of Wisconsin who set" the style in this direction, having decided that all the worlds had been conquered in the American House of Lords, and that, there fore, being the father of a large family, the proper thing to do was to find a new set of clients who paid more liberally than Uncle Sam, and in return ex acted less ransom as the price of holding the job. And so Bailey, before he gets too old, has de cided to return to a lucrative practice of law, in order that his good sized family may enjoy more of the comforts and lux uries of life. The declaration of William Jennings Bryan that ha'rmony is not wanted in the democratic party must prove diseomt'itting te men like Speaker Clark, who suc ceeded more than anyone else carrying out a program by the majority of the house during the last'session, through pleading •n caucuses, foY harmony. Mr. Bryan can see nothing but dan ger in the program of harmony, while men like ClaA'lc, who are interested in electing a dem ocrat tor the presidency, can't see how they are going to do it without- "harmonv." Eighty-two thousand people have paid out good money to Uncle Sam for the exclusive right to use a chosen name or mark on their products offered the public. And this bureau of the government, the trade mark division of the U.S patent of fice, makes it posssible daily foi certain names to be worth mil lions to their owners and others so worthless that even the Bard of Avon must chuckle in his grave. TAKEN TO ASYLUM Walter O'Brien, the Huron Man Who Murdered His Infant Child, is Adjudged Insane. Huron, Sept, 28.—Walter W. O'Brien, who was adjudged in sane a few days ago, was taken to the state asylum for the in sane at Yankton. An attendant from that institution arrived to accompany him and Deputy Sher iff Dan Snyder went with them as far as Salem, O'Brien's condition has not im proved since his confinement in in ithe county jail, and it is probably worse than it was start with. He has been very violent much of the time, and ft has been necessary for an attend ant- to be with him all of the time. He has eaten little since he was arrested, but has kept up his sitrenth wonderfully well in spite of this fact. There have been many inquiries as to the cause of O'Brien's in sanity. As far as the physicians who efxamined him or the board of insanity could learn, it eouJd not have been the result of drink, as all of the evidence* showed that he was not a hard drinker. A little evidence was brought forward, however, on which the physieians thought it safe to base the theory that O'Brien's father had suffered from a slight mental derangement before his death, which might have d-vc oped into violent and serious de mentia, from which O'Brien is suffering. Forger Arrested. Huron, Sept. 28.—Word has been received here that Wm. L. Wells, who is wanted here for forgery, was arrested at Mitch ell at 9 o'clock Monday evening. Wells is the man who passed forged cheeks on 1?. S. Gibbs for $12.20 and William J. Griffin fc: $15.00 upon various business m.-n of the city. He secured his mon ey and had left town before wmm mp» ^iHarton fcklu #femitorii 81SSETOX, ROBERTS COUNTY, s. II.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. 1911-12 Pages Home Print the fact of the forgeries had bee discovered. Wells is said to have been caught doing handwriting stun: before now, and if this is case he is liable to receive lit!' sympathy. His work is not at a' c-lever, and he cannot be call-! an expert at the business. Back from Europe. Mr and Mrs. Neils Beck re turned Tuesday evening from their wedding trip to European countries and cities. Their trip included visits to the principal cities of Ndrway, Sweden and Germany, as well as Kolding. Denmark, Mr. Beck's native home, where they spent some time visiting Mr. Beck's 'relative® and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Beck are at present spending some time at the home of Mrs. Beck's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Axness, before starting up housekeeping at Peeve*, where Mr. Beck is "in business, being a member of the firm of Jurgens & Beek, general merchant*. Have the Standard print it. HARVEY CROCKER KILLS HIMSELF Well Known Farmer ol' Bossko Township Commits Suicide l.v Cutting His Throat With a Razor. At about noon yesterday the city of Sisseton was shocked by the information that Harvey J. Crocker, living: about eight miles northwest of here, in Boss ko township, was dying as the result of wounds inflict ed upon himself with a ra zor. The rash deed was com mitted in the buggy shed on the Crocker farm, and the unfortunate still alive when by members of hold. man was discovered his house- Dr. (jlasier was at once summoned, but the wounds which Mr. Crocker had in flicted with the razor were of such a nature that he was dead before medical as sistance could reach him. Crocker was a man of ex cellent standing in the com munity, and the only reason that can possibly be assign ed for the suicide is mental abberation brought on by a tit of despondency over fi nancial matters. Coroner Taplin and 0 P, Rask left the city short ly afternoon for the scene of the suicide, the coroner holding an inquest over the remains soon after his ar rival at the Crocker farm. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that deceased had cume to his death by wounds inflicted by a razor in his own hands. Mr. rocker had resided in Roberts county for seven teen years, and was well thought of by all who knew him. He was 46 years old, and is survived by a wife and one child, and an aged mother who resides a 1'ottsdam, X. Y. He was a member in good standing of Cataract Lodge No. 2, A. F. & A. M., Min neapolis, and the family has requested that he be buried under Masonic aus pices. The funeral will probably be held in this city Saturday afternoon. Four Children Left Motherless. Mrs. Mary Ebensteiner, aged 3 years, died yesterday morning S-pt. 28, at her home in this city. She had been veiry low since th rth of her child, Tuesday morn ing, which died, and relatives anc her the best of care. friends waited upon her, and gave her the best of care. Deceased leaves four small children, the oldest of whom is 10 y.-ars, who will probably be takei '•are of by relatives until Mr: KbexLsteiner, who is somewhere in Canada, can be located. Mrs. Ebensteiner with her family came here from Sauk C-.-n/ter, Minnesota, last January and worked for a while at the 'ommeircial hotel, later renting a house on the east side and do ing washing to support the fam ily Deceased is a cousin of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Hall and Mrs. Nissen, of Effington. Funeral services will be held Saturday. Ed Teigen, of the Teigen Bros, blacksmith and repair shop, was called to JJddy, Tuesday, to doe tor up a threshing engine. The boys ar„e good mechanics and are getting a large part of the en gine work in the surrounding country We do job printing RIGHT. Complete List Up to Date of JLhose Who Have Been N a 1' riends in the Standard- SENSATIONAL THEFT. Package Containing Ten Thou sand Dollars in Currency Stol en from Sioux Falls Postoffice. Shipped in a registered pack age from the Northwestern Na tional bank, Minneapolis, to the Sioux Falls Savings bank, Sioux Falls, $10,000 in currency has disappeared, it has not been re ceived at the Sioux Falls bank. Here Are The Nominations Fosten Voting Contest several New Ones This eek—Contest Sure to Be Interesting and Ex citing— Who's Your Fav orite? -Miss Adah Strecter, Sisseton -Miss Mollio Erickson, Si.ssdton Miss Irene Gamm, Sisseton Miss Kate Egan, Sisseton Miss Eva Grover, Sisseton •Tohn S. Swanson, Sisseton Benard Nelson, Sisseton Miss Mary Gosline, Peever Dolph DeArment, Sisseton Miss Anna Kelly, Peever Miss Clara Tlegna, Peever Mrs. Art .McDowell, Peever Miss Tryphena Lewis, Effing ton The money was slipped from the Minneapolis...bank Tuesday. Postoffice records show that it was properly registered, that it started the journey to Sioux Falls Tuesday morning. Officers of the Minneapolis hank say that they had received word from the Sioux Falls bank that the money had arrived in Sioux Falls and been turned over to the custody of the registry clerk in the Sioux Falls office. When the Sioux Falls bank called for it the mon ey had disappeared. Postal authorities have been notified of the loss, which is one of the most mysterious in the an nals of potsal service robberies. The authorities are convinced theiv: has been a robbery. They have searehe-d every employee of the Sioux Falls office, but no ar rests have been made. The loss is covered by insur ance in the Marine insurance company of Liverpool. Wilson & Force are the Minneapolis agents for the insurance com pany, and they, like- the hank of ficial*, are at loss to explain the disappearance. E. A. Force now in Sioux Falls making an investigation for the insurance company. "The money disappeared after it arrived in Sioux Falls," said F. E. Holton, cashier of t1 Northwestern National bank. "Our information is that it was received in the Sioux Falls post office and put into the safe, box in which registered or mail kept. When the bank called for it the 7ackage was missing." No New Developments. Sioux Falls. Sept. 2 are no new developments in the postoffice robbery case. Thor are several secret service men in the city working on the case, working on the case, but as from the start, they refuse to let loose of any information if they have any was rumored on th streets this moaning that an ar rest was liable to be made before night, but nothing of the kim had taken place up to 4 o'clock. C. A. Swenson. of the Golden Rule Dry Goods Store, left Tues day for Minneapolis, where he will meet his sister Hattie. who is on her way to Sisseton after a viist at her parental home in Oakley, Iowa. While in Minne oplis, MT. Swenson will look through the wholesale houseB to see if there are any new goods in his line that he failed tosecure on his recent eastern purchasing trip. S 7 I NO. 14. Miss Jennie Eggen, Effingfcon Miss Hazel Gleason, Eddy Miss Agnes Olson, Vernon Miss Minnie Wilbur, Ono Road Mrs. A. A. Roekstad, Dry Wood Lake Miss Marguerite Carrol, Wil mot Miss May MeGee, Wilmot Miss Lola. Minder, Wilmot G. C. Allen, Wilmot Miss Anna Steel, Ortley Mis« Amanda Brown, Agency .lehmAr Bergslroni, Crawford W. E. Stevenson, Good Will It Isn't too late*! to enter this great- contest and win a trip to Europe. Read the big ad. in thia issue for full particulars. Nominate a friend TODAY. The one you nominate may bo' one of the lucky ones. Watch l'o,r the winner of the special prize of $10.00, to be an nounced in he Standard and T'osten next week. SERIOUS SHOOTING AFFRAY. Tacoma Park Merchant Probably Fatally Wounded in Drunken Quarrel. Aberdeen, Sept. 28—Louis Hoi lien, porprietor of the general store at Tacoma Park, was shot Sunday ai'teroon between 3 and •1 o'clock in a quarrel with Heo ry Langhehn, commonly known as "Dutch Ileniry," and is lying at St. Luke's hospital in a pre carious condition. The bullet penetrated the breast bone and was deflected downward, just grazing the hoart and passing through the right lung. The exact cause of the quarrel is still an uncertainty. It is re ported that Mr. ilo-ilen and Langbehn had secured a bottle of alcohol from Columbia and at 10 o'clock Sunday morning Jloilicn. went to Langbehn's house and woke him up, and they drank some of the alcohol. About 10:30 one of the Girace boys and his father came in, hut left shortly after. After this the two men finished the botlto and as the liquor warmed them up they got into an argument lien from tho house, threatening and Langbehn ordered Mr. Hoi to shoot liiin. Tloilien left, but Langbehn followed him to the door and shot him. Mr. Iloilit-n managed to get al most home before succumbing to the effects of the wound, and fell in the road back of the barn. Here he was found by his wife, who ran to a tent near the store and secured the assistance of Lew Willis and Albin Peterson, who carried the wounded rnari into the house. Peterson "then went, to Will Ilelrnka's place and summon ed Dr. Murdy and the sheriff. Deputy Sheriff T. C. Wyekoff and Fred M. Jump and Chief of Police Se|h Richmond started out irnmi-diatcly in Mr. Jump's ma chine for the scene of the shoot found quite a crowd congregated ing. When they arrive*! they found quite a crowd congregated about the Hoilien house, among whom was Langbehn, whom they took into custody. Loren Mitten Dead. Loren Mitten, of Browns Val ley, whose serious injury in a gasoline engine accident, neces sitating the amputation of a leg, was chronicled in these columns lartt week, died at his home in Browns Valley, last Saturday, Sept. 23. Mr. Mitten was the son of Mr. A. W. Mitten of that place, and has many friends in Sisseton, who extend their sym pathy to the young wife and rel atives. The Standard job department is the most complete and up-to date in this part of South Dako ta. We guarantee our work to give entire satisfaction. If a girl is pretty and knowB it, she doesn't care if all the world knows it.