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Vol. Hi
Matters Concerning- the: Law
Makers and Events of Impor
tance at the National Capital.
Washington. 1). I'.. May 9.—
Tlu- house postoffice apppropri
atiou hill brought out some great
big questions in relation to the re
sponsibility of the government to
the people, ailel 1 he discussion cov
ered extremely broad principles
extending all the way I'roin pro
posals for good roads t.o the
price that should be allowed mail
messengers for their lunches.
In reference to the. latter subject!
of mail's existence, Represent ati ve
Foelit. of Pennsylvania, resisted!
allowing fifteen cents to railway
mail clerks for lunches. The
sylvanian remarked Ihat
amount might ""go a long
in the light lunch business.
of South Dakota, made a
speech upon postoffice matters
created much favorable, com
ment, taking the position that
some of the proposals in the bil,
were meritorious and should nut
be loa'ded upon au appropriation
but should stand upon
their individual merits. He de-1
clare'd in favor of the parcels
post upon rural routes as a
general pro.posit.iion. He pointe'd
out the defects in a number -ot
the bills that were pending for a
general parcel pc^.t and said that
he believed .the best solution of
fered for the proposition as a
whole was tliait by Mr. Martin.
compelling the railroad companie
I Shackh ford
men who worked as hard and
faithfully as these men do" need
ed something more substantial
th'.-n could be bought for .so nig
gardly a price.
Representative Keui.ki.ll of Iowa
in the course of a strong .speech,
told Ills fellow members of the
house that.while.this.country was
devoting $220,000,000 annually to
our army and navy "1o render
certain the 'discomfiture ot any
foe who may assail us' that it
was reasonable for the govern
ment to apply "one-tenth ol that
sum to our country highways, to
multiply he conveniences of our
population." lie made a strong
fight for government
highways, especially
rai routes.
aid for
aloiii? the ru-
Representative Morse, of Wis
consin, specialized on the propos
ition for mutual bonding of all
government employees under the
^supervision of the government, anc
cite'cl recommendations made last
year by a commission of congress
of which Tawney of Minnesota,
Smith, of Iowa, Senator Curtis,
Kansas and others were mem
bers. He showed the great pro
fits thai were made by private
corporations, and pointed out why
the government should take care
this branch of its alt airs in a
manner similar to that in prac
tice ija many foreign countries.
Mr. Murdock of Kansas made a
plea for the railway mail clerks.
Mr. Martin of South Dakota
went deeply into the entire sub
ject of tlu
he reviewed
parcels post, in which few days
the whole proposi- advertise
sition as a vital question
ling with facts and theories. He
resisted any attempt as a subter
fuge that would load the appro
priation blil 'down with a great
political pro-position of this de
scription. He resisted the idea of
the government taking over the
exress companies. Mr. Burke,
deck t[ie cap
i'f Missouri anil
A Pretty Good Democrat.
One the bright young men
of Washington, who has foi- year.
furm.shed the country newspaper
with red-hot 'ileinocratic litera
tiire is Clyde 11. Tavenner, and
11is valuable ser\ :ce to his party
has been recognized, by the '. 1.'Ii!•
crats of t! iie Fourteenth Illinois
congi-'.'.si.i.,nal ITst rit-i. who have
selected hi.m as their candidate
for congress. The personal ele
ment wlfti-h sometimes over
shadow iiings po*i ieal. is strong
ly favorable to -Mr. Tavenner.
wai-m friends that his chances of
who, notwithstanding his a
republican district, lias so many
warm friends that his chanes
election are fairly good.
Noisy Economy
The miniature pruning knife
with which the democratic ma
jority in (lie house deLights to
play is again found in the report
of the legislative, executive a.lld
judicial appropriation bill, loc
alizing that a good way t.o make
a large sized noise is by abolish
ing salaried positions, the demo
crats propose to ilrop the heads of
40li Washington office-holders in
to the refuse bag. The bill abo!
ishes the coinage mints at San
Francisco, New Oi lcans a.n'd Car
son and also the assay offices at
Boise, Charlotte, l)e.adwod. Hel
ena, Seattle and Salt Lake. The
Court of Commerce also gets the
axe and a specific reduction of
ten per cent is made in the War
Department. The total saving
affected by skimping scmie of the
most valuable work of the gov
ernment is $2,608,01 f. This
amount is a mere bagatelle to the
vast sums squandered in playing
polities in the house, through
consuming months of time in the
passage of tariff bills that even
their authors know can never be
come .laws aud the further great
waste of millions created by in
vestigations that have been abso
lutely futile
Farmer Senators
Perhaps the fact that it is ap
proaching election time has some
thing to do with such declarations
as those of Senator GaKlingor,
who helped to plant a tree on
the capitol grounds, remarking at
the time: "I'm a fanner and
tree planting is right in my line
The greatest farmer in the senate
is Mr. Martini' of New .Jersey,
who used to make a speech every
iu order that it might
the fact that lie was a
son of the soil. One day Mr. Mar
tine came to grief when one of hi
colleagues proved that he was a
capitalist arid a great many other
things that a farmer is not. How
ever independent of whether they
are fanners or not, Vice President
Sherman, Senator Bacon and a lot
more celebrities have been engag
ing in the tree planting busines
with a result that the coming gen
eration will 'delight in reading.the
inscriptions that will flank shade
trees that are to come up and be­
it.ol lawn
^Halation That Is "Ahead
to carrv- e.n the express business 1
under ihe control of the Inter- the newspapers, maga
state Commerce Commission, whojzmes and periodicals, by compel
shall have the same powers in mg the publications to publish
reference t.o this cJ!a.?s of
There was a generai! mix-up re
garding the restrictions placed up
on publishers, by which they were
called upon by the house b:i!l to
publish the names of the st' -k-1
1 0
called forth positive expn s-
sions fronj.
^e Tunes"
Some brand new legislation,
strictly progressive, appears
the postoffice bill as it has passed
the house. Postmasters are no
longer prevented from complain
ing of their grievances to mem
jbei-s of congress, the "gag" rule
[having been '.limiriated. The bill
attempted to "smoke out" some
I of the interests suppo-se'd.to- stand
of their managing edi-
arid steekhoklers who own
than $-"r)0 worth of stock in
Mr. Barn.liart. of
Indiana and Mr
the nairn
portation as now exists in re la- tors,
tion to transportation of freight mon.
and passengers. the enterprise.
Allen, of Ohio
for thesr fea­
are responsible
tures in the postoffice bill, and it
i.s also provided in the measure
Itliat- all "paid reading matter ".ap
holders an'd to label all reading Paring any pu blication ^miust that the complaining of govern
matter, when it is paid for, as
marked ad\^rtisement.
"advertising." This phase of the I gence was shown by the govern
the measure as ii pas.-i the house
and it proposes a reduction even
greater in sonic cases, than the
house bill. It' provides free ores
except lead an'd zinc. The general
impression is that .Mr. Cummins
has constructed his work along
lilies that- be believes will re-es
tablish what was known as the
"unholy alliance," which, as will
be remembered was a combina
tion ol' progressive republicans
and democrats that succeeded in
passing tlie wool bill an'd other
measures that were subsequently
vetoed by President Tal'i. Cum
mins' move marks the read' be
ginning of the tariff fight in the
seiia te.
Everybody's Winning- It Now
The refreshing thing about the
presidential campaign is the con
fident assurance which is always
on tap at the different political
hea-dqu-arters, and
matter whal
the results are at any particular
sta.ge of the game, a visitor at
any one ot the half dozen cam
paign educational establishments
can be assured that the particu
lar canddate being supported by
the bureau is "sure to win."
Important Case Relative to In
dians Recently Decided in Fed
eral Court.
Sioux Falls, May SI.—-In the
federal court last week Ju'dge
Kiliott handed 'down a decision of
more than average interest. It
was in the action of the Unitc'd
States vs Thomas and John Maui
and John Iron Hoy.
The above mentioned defen
dants are grandchildren of a,n
Indian woman named Wakagewin
This Indian woman U't't consider
able property in the northern
part of the state in Roberts coun
Something i^ke two yaers ago
the Manis an'd .John Iron Boy
brought an a-vtic.n to quiet Un
title to this property.
1910. congress passed a: hill which
had been introduced by Congress-
man Burke which provided a
means t.o probate estates of In
dians, as prior to that time there
was no established law.
The action of the Manis and
Iron Boy was heard by .Judge
Carland and lie hold that as
tne Burke bill lia.d been passed af
ter the action had been, started
that it had no effect
As stated above, before this
law became effective the above
action was brought and Judge
OarlaniUdec'ided it without any
regard to the new law.
Prior to the decision of Judge
Carland the federal judge of tlie
Burke bill had become a law hat
the action wais started the Burke
vested the federal courts of all
The defendants, the Manis and
[Iron Boy, demurred on several
grounds, principally that the
the case
and he .ordered the quieting of
the title iu favor of the
plaintiffs in that action. The
Burke bill provided that when a
tract patent had been issued to
an Indian, who afterwards 'died,
the right of the heirs should lie
determined by the 'department of
Indian affairs.
oari.anu tne tederaJ judge of the »,
district of Oregon had held that «u™m ^ors. th.s
no matter how long before- the
law was operative. This law di-
it to the department of Indian af
After the decision of Judge
Carland had been certified to. the
commissioner of Indian affairs,
refused to recognize the decision ot
Judge Carland and instructed the
United States district attorney
for South Dakota t.o pro
ceed to have the Carland
decree vacated upon the groun
that the fedearal courts un
der the Burke bill had no juris
diction in the premises a.nd fur
ther that the decree was renderd
tliroug inadvertency and -mis
Burke bill was unconstitutional.
Judge Elliott in his decision
this week sustained the demurrer
of.the defendants upon the ground
Unholy Alliance Again.
Mr. Mann, Mr. Ster- Senator Cummins has: introdue- case, and further holds that Car
Ling and Mr. Madden of Illinois, ed in the Senate his bill for a land's decision in favor of the
Mr. Anderson, of Minnesota, Mr. revision of the metal schedule. It Manis and Iron Boy is.binding on
Lenroot of Wisconsin, Russc1!! an is in form of an amendment to [the government.
1 way tth
uj/uu 1-liC Kl'-'Ulill
nt does not show that due di.U-
seeking a review of the
," ™,
power in the matter and gave aH miles traveled (no limit.) for
1U. 1912—S l'ayes 1 iunit
cle appearing :n the .lorgenson
Prest wick.sheet..commonly, know
as tile newspaper with the odious
nam... However, as the article
does not refer to myself alone.
I think it proper to state some
facts but shall not resort to .such
dirty and uncalled for insinua
tions as are indulged in by the
paper with the odious n.-yiiio. I
will sign articles publish but the
writer of the article referred to
lias not the manhood to attach
his signal lire. However, what
everybody says is usually true,
and everybody says that article
was written by the same young
man who brought seven cases in
the last term of circuit court, all
of which were dismiss*! by the
Court without letting them go to
the jury. This same young man
is now running fo,r office
W sav
COUnty ttbout 2i !1
An Open Letter
Perhaps an apology is due for
paying any attcuitoii to the arti­
tair nay wages
that it is uMiali:
rather than the
strength of his legal ability and
past record as a lawyer. In t.hat
connection the writer'd,id not ex
plain that in the last term of
court, three of the cases referred
to were brought against Roberts
county, and tlie expense incurred
by Roberts county in 'defending
these cases and in running court
to try such cases amounted to
more than the sheriff's fees for
the blind pig cases in the la.st. ten
years. The wniter of the article
in the .Torgenson-Prestwick sheet
with the odious name takes
particular pains to be correct and
explicit. He succeeds about- as
jusua.l: in fact, he succeeds bet
ter than usual. He states "this
bill increases generally Ihe sher
iff's mileage fee from 10 cents to
20 cents for the first -0 miles
traveled". This has been fully
explained in my last article and
needs nu further comment.
lie also sn.vs "this bill increas-
the sheriff's mileage fee from
cents to 20 cents per mile for
all miles traveled (no limit) for
summoning jurors when requir
ed by law". But this unnamed
writer was careful to forget
to call attention to the fact
that under the new law jur
ors are now summoned by
the clerk of courts. for
which the clerk receives a fee of
l- cents for each juror sumimoti
ed an'd further that said jurors
are now served by mail and that
each juryman i.s required 1o mail
t.o the clerk of courts his accep
tance of this service five days lie
fore the term of court, and if
lie does not accept service, then
the sheriff shall summon such
juror and receive for his ser
vices the sum of 20 cents per
mile, which is required to be pai'd
by the individual juror who re
fused to accept service, as re
quired Jiv law. It is very seldom
that there is any occasion for tin
also says "this bill increases
sheriff's mileage fee from In
Cf nts to 20
P«'1- m:ib- for
summoning jurors under order of
court." Again, this unnamed wri
ter forgot to explain that jurors
summoned under order of court
are usually summoned either fn
the court reiom or denvn town.
from people found in th city.
and the mileage fee is usually
froim two to five miles and sel
dom more than ten miles
and the sheriff's fee for this ser
vice, under the new law, is th."
terrible sum of 40 cents.
in justice court- in all criminal
cases, whereas,.under/the.olid law:
he could draw such per diem onl\
in felony cases" also "he can
draw if in assault and battery and
similar petty cases for a few
moments appearance be. Ore the
justice." Tlie unnamed writer
may not know, but all lawyers
do know that attendance in
justice court is police work,
not intended for the sher
iff's office, and that where
the sheriff is called, it is
only just that he should have
Novniber 113, 100!), and I im
mediately set out to serve thoni.
At that time a.severe blizzard was
and Ihe trains were blockeil
and I did not reach White R.ock
until .November 10th. in White
Rock 1 searched four places
where liquors were supposed to
be illegally sol'd, seized liquors
arrested three men and brought
them back to Sisseton. .My bill,
.$!!.lii, included my own IVcs for
travel and services, my assistant
or deputy for travel and services,
my fees for making searches an'd
issuing all papers, and the expense
of transporting three prisoners
from White R.ock to Ssiseton by
wa.v of Ortofiivi.lle and Milbank,
and the expense of bringing li
quor sieze'd. 1 was engaged five
days and three nights continuously
in this service. After paying all
the expenses and disbursements
and settling with my assitant or
deputy, there remained of this
sum less than $.'i(),00 as my com
pensation for five days and three
n,ghts services. I might mention
that, as a result of this trip,
Roberts county received fines in
the sum of ^loO'-O It is safe to
say that neither the unnamed wri
ter nor the editor of the paper
ith the odious name ever did or
ever will render a like erviec to
Roberts county for less money.
Again, this unnamed writer re
fers to the sheriff's fees in the
Bailly case as an illustration of
the fees under the old and new
law. O11 this trip the actual
mileage traveled was :~i,410 miles.
I'nder the old law, at 10 cents
per mile, this.amounts to $041.(50
under the new law. so eon'demned
by the paper with the odious
name, the fee of the sheriff
would have been for the first 1"
miles and return $(5.00 for tin
balance of this trip. W(J miles
at 7 cents per mile, .*K77.02, to
tal $383.02. or a net saving to
the county by the new law of
$158.f8. I might also
the case of State vs. Mike Mead
recently had occasion to
go to Montana after Mike Mead.
In this case the travel was ap
Print NO. 4(».
for ll's time also
he smaller cases makt
felony cases hat new
he ime in ju.M ice court.
In telony cases the defendant al
most always waives exsnninat io-n
in the little cases the defendant
usually lights. Iu this connec
linn I call att.-iition
miles. Under
the new law the sheriff's fees
would amount to $129.90. under
the old law to $180.00, making
a saving by die new law of $50.
10. With rel'errin-c to my fees in
the Bail!.- ase. the unnamed
plain to he voters that this bill
He also says "this bill in
creases sheriff's per diem feesleral held the bill correct, and
by allowing him $4.00 per 'diem tbe bill was paid by tin- county
comm'ssieiners on the opinion «f
the attorne-y general.
for fees in the Bailly case was in
ferred to the attorney general ef
tli's st..
e. and tin- atten-ney gen-
The plain fact
is that, under the
sheriff, on a long
thousand miles or
slate senator
tlie last
misdemeanor ease, thai ol' State
vs. I r. I-r'eseh. tried March lDtli
and 2ihh ol this year, which case
occupied the time of the court
the greater part of two days. Ex
cept in eases like thai one,
never charge more than +2.1)0 for
attendance in justice court.
Again, the unnamed writer in
the newspaper with the odious
name has taiken particular pains
to hunt up the only sheriff's hill
I ever presented, which on its face
looks unreasonable that in the case
ot State vs. Carl Vedin arid two
others at White Rock. These war
rants were handed me for service
polit ieal capital out. of this
aw is not only unjust and
utilair, but is silly. Vet, it is
Respectful] v,
Sisseton. S. I)., Mav 7, .1912.
Slayer of Sheriff Moody, of Rich
land County, N. D., was For
mer Inmate of Asylum.
After a good deal of corres
pondence, Sheriff Robbins has
reliable information as to the
identity of Bert Hudson, slayer
of Sheriff Moody.
Early, liist month S. W. Wil
son, a deputy sheriff of Adams
county, Nebraska, wrote Sheriff
Robbu for a photo
graph .of.
A Bad Outfit.
During the past year the
Standard has been inserting oc
casional free notices for an insti
tutiein known as the Philadelphia
meritieu School for Nurses, which claims
to represent the Order of the In
ternational Red Cross. That Red
Cross business is what hooke'd
us on the "free" proposition.
The institution in question ad
vertises "Free Scholarships for
Nurses" anel offers many other
inducements to young wonnen to
enter. We are just in receipt of
a letter from Dr. W. S. Iligbec,
president of the Pennsylvania
State Board of Examiners for
writer suggests a question as,
to whether 1 was entitled to these' Registration Nurses in which
however, forgot to
of the matter
old law. the
trip of one
more, received
an excessive fee, while on a short
Lrip which was relatively much
more expensive, lie received too
little. The new law undertook to
remedy tbjs unfairness, and the
fact that it did so remedy it is
best evidence by the fact,
that it passed the state sen
ate bv a unanimous vote of all
from all the
in the lower
as many voted
II as those who
The ,-iit.tempt, to
count ies. and hat
house scvei al time
il, favor of he
voted against it.
Philadelphia School
very ansaUsiactory
rating, and says, among
0/ rT
men than can be expected from
men of 1 he antecedents of those
who are doing the writing for
tin .lorgeiison-Prest wick sheet.
In addition to the article re
leiivd to in the last issue of the
paper with the odious name, Mr.
Prestwick 'devotes most of bis
editorial space io the same sub
ject. but I will not notice tins
abuse which he heaps on me in
an editorial way. I think the
people still remember that this
same Prestwick has twice been
a candidate for tlu-office of coun
ty superintendent- before the vot
ers of this county and has twice
been by the voters of this coun
ty found unfit for the office.
True, he olicc did hold the office
by beating a woman out of it, a
woman well qualified to hold the
office, elected by the voters of
Roberts county, and ousted so
that this sa.me Prestwick could
have a job. Abuse coming from
such a. source i.s not worthy of
sou, which was at once mailed
to him. Wilson wrote back
he believed the man was a mem
ber ot a family living at Doni
phan in Hall county, tha.tst.ate,
and since then Ihe photograph, has
been pes-tively identified by the
mother and sister of the 'dead
Hi- !miI!. It seems, was in the
insane asylum at Lincoln, Neb.,
stone three or four years ago.
Ib- was released later and left
home about two years a,go. Ilis
mother. Mrs. Klmira Hudson,
and a sister, Mrs. John Kerns,
live at Doliphaii. A brother lives
in Oregon and an uncle, Clark
Hudson, lives at (leiieva. Wis.
He has other relatives imar Hast
ings, Neb. -Hankinsou (X. D.)
Tlie graduates of this school
are not accepted by the American
National Red Crass Society, .nor
the nursing corps of the army
and navy they are not admitted
to the directory for nurses con
nected with the College of Physi
cla.ris, Philadelphia, nor are they
recognized by the Pennsylvania
State Board of Examiners for
Registration of Nurses.
In view of this informatioih,
should advise all ambitious young
women who desire to take
the noble profession of nursing
to steer clear of the Philadelphia
School for Nurses.
Have the Standard print it.

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