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Vol. 19
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Have the Standard print it.
NO. 45.

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