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AFFAIRS AT WASHINGTON Hatters Concerning the Law Makers and Events of Impor tance at the National CapitaJ. Washington, D. C., May 2.— One of the things that the United States senate usually avoids iis hasty or precipitate ac tion, no matter how urgent the case may be. But for once 111 i-s greatest deliberate boYly of the world "got a hustle on," and the way the senators promptly busieil themselves in investigating the Titanic disaster has won the ap plause of people everywhere. There has been no such intensity of feeling known in Washington, since the day of the assassina tion of President McKiuley. a.s that produced by the great hor ror of the sea. The correspon dent of the Standard sat close to the great Marconi, inventor of -wireless telegraphy, met and conversed with members of the Titanic crew, and had oppor tunity to observe -J. Bruce Isinay, who has become the central fig ure of attention throughout the world since the announcement o,f the hearings, at the Senate Office Building, and inasmuch a.s it. has not been published before, it may be told to the readers of this pa per that the palm of the hand of this British plutocrat, appears to verify his claim that lie puliled an oar of the life boat in which he escaped. Ismay is not typical ly English. I lis complexion is so dark a.s to be almost swarthy, and his feaiyres anil black curly hair cause him to resemble more the Hebrew, from which race he is said to conic, than the English, and in the early period of his ar rival in this country he wore the look of a nerve-wrecked man making a supreme effort to put up a bold front. On board the iJarpatliia lie occupied one of the choicest staterooms, while women slept upon the floors of the ship. In New York an'd Washington, Isinay has commanded the highest priced atlemi. i. and his money has bought the best aceoaiiimrela tions in the most expensvie ho tels. While the feeling of pre judice against the mail as indicat ed by the daily pem has not. been overstated, yet to the credit of the American people it can be truthfully said that nowhere was any discourtesy shown Isinay and the White Star officials, ami judgment in every quarter was held in abeyance pending the out come of the great investigations which the senate has so effective ly earr-ie'd on. The wreck of the Titanic lias brought its sorrows and grief strongly home to the people of Washington and the en tire eastern portion of the coun try, where friends and families of the unfortunate ones who perish ed have been bowed down with grief. Memorial exercises .have been held everywhere,.and.the na tion has passively waited' the re lating of the story as it has been brought out by the senators. And while little has or can be done to alleviate the condition pro duced by the tremendous catas trophe that has shocked the world, yet it is apparent that every effort is being made to ar rive at the facts and to utiliiz-! them in framing legislation th:i will prevent a recurrence of such a thing upon the high seas. There is no attempt to eon-ea.l the faet that the situation in re gard to Mexico is extnnrly ser ious, and the American authori ties are. using every strati gy to avoid intervention. The prebhni of maintaining "national hcii'i is sometimes very difficult, but who will say but that the eclipse of all other matters by the st of the Titanic tragedy has not served to take the attention of t! "American people from the affa'rs of Mexico and avoided dwelling too much upon the insults that have been heape'd 'upon Uncle Sam. The established form of government iu Mexico seems help less in controlling the situation, and the revolutionists are show ing no respect for American Lives or property. The American "dawg" has been very rudely kicked round, and notwithstand ing the eagerness of this country to keep ''hands off," it is ques tionable whether the affairs across the bor'der will long per mit a policy of non-interference, noi matter how much this coun try may wish to avoid respon sibility. Along about the time that the supreme court of the United States gave its decisions in the Standard Oil and American To bacco cases, a few members of congress sprung into prominence through advocating criminal, pro secutions of individual defen dants who were at the head of those great organizations that were brought to their knees by the power of the Sherman anti trust law. Most of the members of congress finally 'dropped the agitations for criminal prosecu tions, on becoming entirely satis fied that there was no public de mand for any action of so 'drastic a nature. However, there is one insistent senator who still clings to this viewpoint, and that is Mr. l'oitiierene of Ohio, and he still makes occasional speeches in support of his contention, but the newspapers have ceased to print his remarks his. colleagues in the senate show no interest in what lie has to say.and there is in the reception of the views of the Buckeye gentleman every in dication that his complaints have been falling on the ears of unin terested listeners. It is the custom of congress when a member dies to hold a special session on a Sunday set apart for this purpose, at which speeches in eulogy of the deceas ed are made. The sessions of the house are usually attended only by members -of the family an'd the members who- makes the speeches, and their importance rests upon the fact that the eulogies are preserved in printed form an'd placed in shape for dis tribution among the friends of the deceased congressman. Sev eral such sessions have been hel't. during the present term of con gress, and while they a_re interes ting affairs, yet when it counes to considering their importance as a real, part of the proceedings of congress, memorial exercises have become somewhat of a misnomer. A great deal of sympathy is being extended to* Jonathan A. Bourne, who failed in his re—elec tion as senator from Oregon. Mr. Bourne, is one of the most pro gressive of all progressives, and he even went to the extremes of "putting it up to the people of Oregon" as to whether they would elect him or not, leaving the whole matter to chance, with the result that he came out at the little end of the horn. On a.for mer occasion when Bourne was elected, he made a vigorous cam paign. and lia'd he done so iu the year 1912. it is unlikely that there would be as many faults found with the Oregon results. The Department of Connm.erce and Labor has figured it out that more than 15,000,000 persons in the United States will record 1 heir votes in the campaign for •president the present year, and this suggests that he pronvrencc given to individual opt ions in capital, metropolis, hamlet, or in the remote backwoods. is quite likely to be somewhat in:'g''ifii in importance. When it is consi dered what a minute portion the individual is in making up this grand total of Americans who will settle the issue, the power of the human voice becomes lessened in importance In the face of the criticism of the small number of life boat on the Titanic it has been 'pointed out that the life boats upon the transports of the Ameri .an navy are fully as inadequate as upon privately owned vessels. Congress has taken co.gnizance of he fact that internal co-operatior to bring about more complete SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, 8. L).. FRIDAY, MAY 3. 1912-8 Homo Print operation of ocean traffic is do sired. The president has ad vised that he is iu favor of co operating with other maritime powers to regulate lanes of ocean traffic, speed, life boats, wireless, searcldights and other equipment of passenger vessels. A real inquiry into the sources of the control of the great wealth of the country appears to be as sured through the course of the committee on banking and cur rency of the house, inasmuch as the money trust inquiry is to be prosecuted by Samuel Unteraneyer of New York, and Edward Far rar of Chicago, the latter for mer president of the American Bar Association. It is said that there are no better authorities on the questions involved anywhere in America than these two men. It will cost the United States $100,700,000 to maintain the Navy Department the coming year, ex clusive of the building of any new battleships. And yet some people say it is too expensive to give adequate pensions to the sur viving veterans of the Civil War. A Blaze Averted. Sisseton escaped what might easily have been a serious con flagration, last Saturday night, through the watchfulness of A. A Peterson, manager of the Golden Rule Clothing Co. Just before he close'd up for the night. Mr. Peterson decided to look around and see if everything was all right—and it was a lucky thing he 'did so. In the tailor shop, which is located on the second floor, he found that the current had been left on the electric iron and that necessary adjunct to pants pressing was growing hot ter every minute. If Mr. Peter son hadn't made the rounds, a fire would have undoubtedly been started in a very short time, and there is no telling what the ex tent of the damage would .have been. Addition to City Bakery. An addition 1(J by feet, to be used as a store room, is being built on the rear of the building occupied by the City Bakery, this week. A concert basement will also be placed under the en tire building, and it will be otherwise improved. The business of Messrs. Morrill & Ma honey lias increased so rapidly that they have found it necessary to en large their facilities, and so the bake shop will be doubled in size and another oven added to the equipment. The goods turned out by the City Bakery are giving excellent- satifaction, which ac counts for the steady increase in the amount of business being done. A "White Hope." Sisseton has a "white man's hope" in the person of Vera Carlberg, who appears to be con structed wholly of scrap iron and Roman punches. Vera isn't very much for size—a leetle mite un der sized, in fact,—but he's right there with the wallop. He had a little altercation with a big geek, the other day, and immediately proceeded to mix things with the large person who opposed liiim. And the way Vera trimme'd his opponennt was said toi be "both beautiful and grand." Therefore, we insist that Sisseton has a."white hope"—and there are many who say they are ready to back him against the ficjkl. Disgraceful Occurrence A disgraceful occurrence is re ported to have taken place in this city one evening recently, when a young girl was enticed into a house and compelled to submit to the painful indignity of a horse-whipping at the hands of another girl, the grievance of the latter girl being that the former is keeping company witli a young man in whom the latter claims to have some sort of equity. It is understood that no complaint was made to the authorities, and no arrests.have.been made im con nection with the assault. ROOSEVELT'S HYPOCRISY Flinn, Worst Boss Pennsylvania Ever Had, His Friend Theodore Roosevelt would shame the state of Pennsylvania by placing at the hea'd of the re publican party in that state Win. Flinnu of Pittsburgh, who: 1. Tried to make a deal with Matthew Stanley C^uay to turn over all legislative officers and all delegates to conventions in re turn for protection of his private and political business in the legis lature of the state, and who 2. Secured contracts from his office-holders in Pittsburgh and Allegheny county amounting to more than #21.000,000. and who 3. Was driven out of power in an uprising of the people in 1901. In 1904 Theo'dore Roosevelt tried the same thing in the state of Delaware. Pour years before the notorious "Gas" Addicks.was unceremoniously cast out of the republican national ooi'VHdinii St. Louis at the suggestion of William Mclviulcy, president of ti United States, i-'ou'1 'Mrs la ter. Theodore Roosevelt besides deliberately loading up the dele gations from the southern states with federal office-holders in a sha.meful manner, made a deal with Addicks an'd had his delega tion seated in the national con vention at Chicago, despite the bitter protests of the decent peo ple of Deleware. That \s the last victory Addicks ever won any v«le.!c. The chairman of the credentials committee who seat.'d At'Vcks at Roosevelt 's rei uc.t '.va L. E. McCoanas, of Maryland, whom Roosevelt subsequently made a judge of the federal courts. The hypocrisy of Koosevelt is shown absolutely by his crooked political deals. His record shows he will stoop to anything to gain his personal ends. Raymond for Representative W. E. Kaymond, of Summit uuu'ounces his candidacy- for re presentative in this issue of-the Standard. Mr. Raymond has been a resident of Grant and Roberts counties for the past 2G years, and is a man of acknowledged ability. lie was secretary andj treasurer of the South Dakota Sheep Breeders' Association for' many years during which time lie occupied the position of editor of the sheep department of the Northwestern Agriculturist in a very acceptable manner. lie is a man who can hold his own in debate and parliamentary rules as well as being a man of broad mind and liberal ideas, and should the voters of Roberts coun ty send him to the state legisla ture, they will have a represen tative of ability and one on whom they can 'depend at all times. Bad Affair in Grant County. A most unfortunate and de plorable affair took place in Troy township in Grant county about five miles southwest of Strand berg. Sunday afternoon, which may result in the death of Eman uel Lundberg, a farmer and the holding of John llalLquist, a neighbor, responsible for his un timely death. ITallquist struck Lundberg over the lieadi with a piece of hoai'd or club of some, sort, rendering him unconscious, in which condition he remained for several hours, and what the final result will be is not yot known. The affair was the outcome of a dispute over some sheep. Lundberg is in a hospital at Madison, Minn., and Hallquist is in jail at Milbank. Iver J. Johnson, of One Road township, Ls transacting business in the city today. Mr. Johnson is making a thorough canvass of the county in the interests of his campaign for the. republican nomination to the office of county treasurer, an!d says he is receiv ing a great many assurances of hearty support. Mrs W. F. Glasier entertained the ladies of the Lutheran Synod, Tuesday afternoon. Dainty re« freshments were served, and the occasion was wholly delightful. AN AUSPICIOUS EVENT Commercial Club Opening a Largely Attended and Most Delightful Function. The Sisseton Commercial Club held its formal opening last Saturday, when its splen didly appointed and sumptuously Itirnished rooms were thrown open to the general public, the receiving hours being from ."!::i0 to 5 -.30 ui I in. a' ten: on, and from 7:30 to 9 in the evening. Both ladies and gentlemen iu large numbers took cut husii.ast ie advantage of the occasion af forded them to visit the quarters of the new organization, and everyone was treated in a man ner that did credit to the mem bers and their ladies, and is sure to redound to the benefit of the club. The rooms were profusely dec orated with vari-eolorod carna tions, and presented a charming appearance. Each lady visitor was presented with a- carnation, after she had registered, and each gentle,man was decorated with a white ribbon badge, upon signing the visitors' ro.ll. The flower table was presided over in the afternoon by Miss Adah Streeter, and in the evening by Mrs. Paul Rickert. both ladies lending grace an'd charm to the occasion. Fra.ppe was served by Misses Molliie Erickse.it and Irene Ga.mm in a manner that left nothing to be desired. The finishing louches to a- most deli-ghtlul afternoon and evening were furnished by Sehmitz's Or chestra, a recent addition to Local musical circles, which discoursed sweet music throughout the re ceiving hours. The Sisseton Commercial Club is to be congratulated on the suc cess which attended its formal opening. School Report. Following is the report for the Windoin School ill Harmon town ship for the sixth month, ending April 19, 191:2: Number of pupils enrolled this month, 13. Average daily attendance. 11. Those who have been neither absent nor tardy are Wilbur Pa vin and Bertha and Emma. Welk. Buttons for punctuality were given to each pupil enrolled this month. Total number of pupils enroll ed during the year. 16. Average daily attendance 10. Those who have been neither absent nor tardy this year are Emma and Bertha Welk. Three programs have been held by the school this term, one at Thanksgiving, a.tree an'd pr.ogra,w at Christmas, and a picnic din ner and program on Arbor Day All of these were well attended by the patrons of the school, the patrons of the school. Eleven books were added to the library this year, matking a. total of ninety-eight books now listed. A great deal of interest has been shown in the reading. Bertha Welk, who has the largest number of library certificates has read and made satisfactory re ports on twenty books within the six months, while eleven other pu pils have read and reported on from two to ten books. EM MA E. SCHMIDT. Te aclier. Demands a Square Deal Editor Sisseton Standard: According to the true vote, as the law is laid down, Sisseton went "dry," this year, by 43 votes. The law says the spoiled ballots are to be counted against license. Papers of Sisseton, please give us a square deal. —II. D. Massingham. (The Standard believes in giv ing everybody a square deal. The actual number of "dry" votes cast at the recent city election totaled up 8* more tliaji the actual number of "wet" votes cast but as the law seems to lie that spoiled ballots equal "dry" ballots, Sisseton went "dry" by 43 majority.—Ed.) The Standard for News. Jr p* 'm r- LOST AT SEA Roberts County Man a Passenger on the Ill-Fated Titanic That Roberts county has paid her share of the toll exacted by the sea at the time of the terrible disaster to the steam ship Titanic there can be no question. John Eckstrom, a prosperous farmer who live'd four miles east of Effington, was a passenger on that ill-fated boat, and the sea claimed him as a victim when the battered hulk of the big ves sel went down off the coast of Newfoundland on Monday morn ing, April 15. Mr. Eckstrom left last fall for a visit to his old home in Sweden intending on his return to bring his aged father over to this coun try with liiin. It is known that the two men took passage on the Titanic, and as nothing has been heard of tlieni since the wreck of the vessej, there is scarcely a doubt but what tliev were among the sixteen hundred persons who perished a,t that time. The missing man is survived by a wife and several children, as well as three brothers, Oscar, Fred a.n«J (ius ICckslroiin, .'WlJ of whom reside in Roberts countv. A Peculiar Accident. Mads Raan, a farmer of Lie.n township, was the victim of a peculiar accident, Wednesday af ternoon. On the farm of Mr. Ra/an is a largo rock, which has long been an eye-sore to the pro prietor. After considering the matter thoroughly, Mr. Raan de cided that the best way to get rid of the rock was to bury it, as it weighs several to,ns and would be hard Lit move. On Wed nesday, tlierelore, he began an excavation alongside and under neath the huge boulder, which, when it had assumed the correct proportions, he intended as the grave of the rock aforesaid. Hut as matters lurned out, it came very near being the grave of .Mads ivaaJi. Just as he was patting: the finishing touches on the excava tion, lie happened to glance up and noticed that the rock was be ginning to slide into the hole which up to that time Mads liaU occupied alone. When he saw what was happening lie made a desperate effort to get out of the hole, and was pretty well toward the surfa.ee when rock struck his legs, imprisoning li.im as in a vise. Mads ycl/led lustily for help, which shortly arrived iu the form of the hired man, but as the itu prisoning rock was too heavy for mortal man to lift, tlie h'red man started off i,n search of other means of releasing the prisoner. He went, over anid got Otto Olson and while the two men were on their way to the Raan farm they met up with Ernest Nyberg and John Loken, traveling in an auto mobile. They enlisted the ser vices of these gentlemen and their machine, and, by the a,droit and intelligent use of the auto mobile "jack," they soon had the big stone lifted far enough off from Mr. Raan's legs so that he could pull himself out of liih perilous position. An examina tion proved that no bones were broken, although the limlws were badly bruised, and Mads will soon be as good as new. New Candidate for Sheriff Joseph F. Porter, of this city, has filed his petition as a candi date for sheriff of Roberts coun ty, an'd says he wild make an ac tive campaign for the office. Joe Porter jjs one of the best known men in the county, and has a host of warm personal friends. There are now six candidates in the field for sheirff, and the re sult is becoming more uncertain every day. Split the Delegation. President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt each received half of the delegation elected in Massa chusetts, Tuesday, -although the popualr vote wont to the presi dent. Have the Standard print it. *tor, NO. 45.