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Vol. 19
Matters Concerning' the Law
Makers and Events of -Impor
tance at the National Capital.
Washington, D. C., May 16.—
Keen disappointment is felt over
the fact that the house aJi'd sen
ate conference committee have
been unable to agree upon the
three-year homestead bill— a
matter of great importance to
the western states. There is no
lack of determination among the
members from the west to push
this important legislation, but
where the two houses are at
loggerheads, the prospect for act
ual results are very much obscur
ed, and while the friends of the
measure have not relaxed their
ef torts, yet there is no question
but what they feel somewhat
blue over the prospect of action
by the present session of con
Feverish Washington.
An anxious office holder was
remonstrating recently in Wash
ington because of the delay in re
ceiving an appointment which lie
had been told would.be gi.ven hinn.
His congressman sai'd: "Now
don't get impatient. Just wait
until we can get the president to
stan'd still for a minute, and we'll
have you fixed out all right."
The advice illustrates very well
the feverish condition the cam
paign has brought about, not
only so far as it effects the pres
ident himself, but it can practi
cally be applied in the same man
ner to nearly every branch or
'department of the government.
Wants Open Discussion.
One of the. newer members of
the house is Mr. Sloan of Nebras
ka, arid he has already ^obtained
positive notions regarding the
practices that are in vogue in the
manner of effecting legislation,
arid on the floor of the house the
other day lie declared: "I am
personally as prejudiced against
stillborn speeches as I am against
caucus-canned legislation." In his
opinion, a speech that is noti good
enough for the members of the
house to' hear is not good
enough" for the constituents at
home to read. To this opinion he
adds thiat '.'a speech, howeA'er
lacking, which lias been rehears
ed before this body may proper
ly be read by a most exacting
"The Doctors' Trust."
An avalanche of petitions from
Oklahoma have been presented in
the senate by Mr. Culberson of
Texas, against the Owen bill for
a Department of Public Health.
From every portion of the coun
try there appears to be a loud
protest against this same class
of legislation, which many people
believe is intended to constitute
.a monopoly among the "regular"
physicians in the practice of
medicine and surgery.
A Good Roads Argument.
Congressman Carey of Wiscon
sin 'declares that the cost of main
taining the rural free delivery
system will le materially reduc
ed through the plan adopted by
the house of representatives, and
will give to the 'different states
its Cio-operation and financial sup
port in the furtherance of good
roads projects.
Elevating the Secretaries.
The private secretaries of con
gressman won a signal victory in
the house of representatives as
a result of ex-Speakci- Cannon's
fight to laisetheir pay from
$1,500 to -fc'J.OOO a
In some
instances these seciitaries are
-counted more able than their
chiefs, and the latter receive $7,
(500 a year, with mileage and other
^'perquisites. The secretaries have
'been fighting for their increase
for a number of years, arid they
are hopeful that the senate will
not interfere with the action of
the lowerhouse.
Calls Democrats Cowardly.
The republican leader, Mr
Mann, paid emphatic respect to
policy of the house and its
I plan to evade general legislation
and to care for special enact
ments through attaching legisla
tive provisions to some of
the big appropriation bills. He
said that such a course was coward
ly inasmuch as it permitted the
majority to duck the responsibil
ity of placing its members on re
cord on items of legislation, and
he cited the fact that President
Hays, during his tenure of office,
vetoed appropriation bills because
of the fact that they contained
legislative provisions similar to
the measures that are now being
passe'd by the house, and he ad
de'd that hie believed President.
Taft would be justified in doing
what President Hays 'did so many
times, veto the appropriation
bills, "and let the country decide
whether you should deprive the
government of existence through
cowardly refusing to go on re
cord on legislative propositions."
Representative Cooper of Wiscon
sin another of the ol'd republican
members, condemned the course
of the democratic majority and
stated that every member of the
house felt a desire to support the
general appropriation bllis, Re
present bill, he said: "But
ferring more particularly to the
present bill in answer he sai'd:
"But, when there is coupled with
such a bill other legislation to
which he is opposed on principle,
an honest legislator is put in this
dilemma: He must either vote
for the entire bill, including the oh
jectionable legislative riders, or
else vote against the bill, and so
against appropriations necessary
to sustain the government. This
is a species of legislation by coer
Our Possessions
A determined effort is being
made at the present session of
congress to secure a legislature
for Alaska. Since that country be
came a part of our possessions it
has been getting along without
any form of home rule, and its
laws have consisted mostly of
crumbs 'dropped from the congres
sional pie counter. Mr. Daven
port of Oklahoma, in a speceh re
cently made a plea in behalf of
Alaska for the purpose of also
securing better laws for our col
onies. The question of civil gov
ernment in the Philippine Islands
has been 'discussed by some mem
ber, including Mr. Morse of Wis
consin, who suc« ede'd in throwing
some light upon the conditions in
the Islands. The Philippine sit
uation, however, appears to*- be
more clearly in the minds of con
gressman than that of Alaska, be
cause at one time the Philippines
were a fashionable junket, but
that was, however, before Uncle
Sam's warships started, in carry
ing big congressional parties to
the Panama Canal.
Taking the Bull by the Horns.
In view of the great devasta
tion ot' property that has taken
place along the lower Mississippi,
a bill introduced by Mr. Barthold
of Missouri, a few days ago is
of important interest, This mea
sure which has been referred to
the committee on rivers and
harbors, proposes to create a
board of river regulations and to
provide a fund for the regulation
arid control of the flow of navig
able rivers in aid of interstate
commerce, and as.a means to that
end, to provide for flood pre
vention and protection of water
sheds from denudation and ero
sion and from forest, fires, and
for tlie co-operation of govern
ment services and bureaus with
each other and with the states,
municipalities, and other local
Kicking From Habit.
The Arizona senators are sus
taining the reputation of the
new state for being cantanker
ous, their latest performance con
sisting of centering their energies
aglinst the confirmation of former
Governor Sloan, who was named
a federal jridge by President
Taft. The protests of the Arizo
na senators were given respectful
hearing before a committee of the
senate, and it is pointed out
that Senator O'Gorman, who. like
the Arizona senators, is a demo
crat, and wliO' lias also had a
broad experience upon the bench
ha'd become very much disgusted
with the partisan objections that
a- "Sf
Installs Sprinkler System
The Standard is in reeieipt of
a communication from the manage
ment. of the Hotel Vendome at
Minneapolis, which contains the
information that an automatic
sprinkler system has just- been
installed in that popular hotel.
Insurance records show that no
lives have ever been lost in a
building thus safeguarded and in
surance companies show their
faith in sprinkler systems by mak
inga rate on buildings which have
this equipment which are but a
fraction of the rates charge'd for
ordinary risks. This method of
protecting the traveling public is
a new thing, but we believe it is
coming into general use as peo
ple come to understand the entire
safety of a. sprinklere'd building
The Vendome management has
always been noted for the uni
form courtesy with which they
treat their guests, giving the best,
service of any 'dollar-a-day Euro
pean house in the twin cities, arid
now that they have practically
made the hotel fire-proof, the
Vendome is destined to be more
popular tluin ever.
Col. Grigsby Talked.
Col. Melvin Grigsby, of Sioux
Palls, delivered an address at
the opera house, last Saturday
evening, on the "Equality of Op
portunity," liiis audience being a
small but fairly representative
one. The colonel is a carididate
for United States senator, and
believes that his chances erf elec
tion are as goo'd if not better
than those of any of the other
candidates. He is quite an oratoi
when he gets warmed up, and
kept his au'dience interested.
Affection by Proxy,
"I find that my husband has
been having the/ office boy call
me up every day arid mumble
terms of endearment. That's a
nice way to fool his wife.! He's
been going to the ball gajme."
"How is it- that you didn't
catch on to the voice?"
"Well, I'm busy at bridge every
day, and I've been having the
cook answer the telephone."
Adjourned to June 6.
The regular May term of the
Roberts county circuit court which
was to have convened on May 28,
has been a'djourned b_y order of
Judge McNulty to June 6.
SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTS, S. D.. FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1912-8 Pages Home Print
are raise'd by his Arizona collea
gues, and will make a fight to
confirm Governor Sloan because of
the injustice that he believes is
heaped upon the gentleman for
purely partisan reasons. Gover
nor Sloan has served as a terrir
torial judge in Arizona, having
been first appointed by Presi
dent Harrison and twice reappoin
ted by President Roosevelt.
Senator Gamble
Ipswich Tribune: There are
mauy excellent reasons why South
Dakota should keep Robert J.
Gamble in the United States
senate but standing out above all
others in this —South Dakota
needs him where lie is.
No new senator could step in
to Senator Gamble's shoes, se
cure his committee assignments,
the best ever held by a senator
froim this state, assume his influ
ence or have his weight in na
tional affairs or in state welfare.
It takes years.of service to secure
a place such as Senator Gamble
has attained. During the years of
trial a new senator cannot hope
to attain the potential place aim on
the leaders that brings to a state
the voice and power of one who
lias already overcome the obsta
cles that bar the way to leader
ship and influence. Senator Gam
ble has reached that high place
where South. Dakota has a stand
ing never before her's in the sen
Senator Gamble's services to
the state, if nothing were con
sidered but the settlement of its
rich homestead lauds, would be
sufficient to earn for him a high
place in our regard. The senate
end of homestead affairs has* been
zealously looked after by Senator
Gamble and we of the Rosebud
country are aware that his ser
vices have been always 'devoted tc
the necessities and the welfare of
our settlers.
Seven Persons Are Victims of an
Explosion on Lyman County
Presho, S. D., May 16.—Peter
Pederson, living 12 miles north
west, of here, his wife arid five
children, the latter all under nine
years of age, were burned to death
Monday night in a fire which de
stroyed their home near Lund,
Lyman county.
A woman on horseback seai-cjh
ing tor stray cftittle found the
ruins Tues'day night. An investi
gation disclosed seven bodies. All
apparently were burned in their
beds except Mrs. Pederson, who
had made her way into the kit
chen, where an incubator wax
kept. Bpderson had spoken to
neighbors about- the brooder lamp
leaking arid the coroner's jury
gave a verdict of death from an
Tine faiim is situated so that
the blaze of the. burning house
appeared to be a bonfire and
nothing was known of it for 24
Mrs. Paul Anderson, a sister of
Mrs. Pederson, is prostrated by
the shock. Mr. Pederson came
from Geddes, S. D., seven years
It is beiieve'd the mother, smell
ing smoke jumpe'd from her bed
amd seizing her 18 months old
baby attempted to escape but'.
overclome by fire arid smoke
when she reached the kitchen.
A Successful Lawyer.
Under the heading "Prominent
Roberts County Lawyer Here,"
the Aberdeen Daily News of Mon
day, May 1.J, says:
"Thomas Mani of Sisseton is
in the city hi attendance on the
Unite'd States court in which heap
peare'l a's «ttiorn-.*y in a number
cases. Mr. Mani is
a candidate for state's attorney
of Roberts county arid is likely to
sefcui'e the republican nomination.
He has lived in the county since
he was two years of age and is
a. graduate of the law schools of
the University of Minnesota. He
has appeared in many cases before
the United States court in this
city and has been very success
ful, ranking among the promi
nent attorneys of the state.
Senator Dahl Here.
Senator A. II. Dalil, of Ver
non, was in the city yesterday,
on his way to Peever. Senator
Daihl says he has been too busy
putting in crop on four quarter
sections of land, this spring, to
think much about politics, and
that he has so far devote'd ab
solutely no time to Ms campaign
for re-election to the state, senate.
The senator has a host of friends
in Roberts county, however, and
the opposition is prettty sure to
find him a hard man to beat
even though he isn't able to. de
vote a great deal of time to his
Arrested for Rape.
Henry Finkbinder, a farm hand
who has been working for John
Schloe, Jr., in Bossko township,
was arreste'd by Sheriff Swanson,
Sunday, on the chiarge of rape, tihe
complaining witness being Mrs.
John Schloe, Jr. Finkbinder was
brought to Sisseton Sunday after
noon and lodge'd in the county
jail. He was given his prelimi
nary hearing before Justice. Prin
divijle, Tuesday afternoon, and
was bound over to the 'district
court, his bonds being fixed at
$2,000, in default of which he
was remande'd to the county jail
to await trial.
Gun Club 8hoot
At the last regular shoot of the
Sisseton Gun Club, the following
scores were made: Out of a possi
ble 50, Wilson broke 47 Gllaisier 41,
Laughlin 37, Sehiridler 42, McCoy
48 out of a possible 25, Ohl'aug
broke.19, Sleight 23, Garter Ross
18. Wilson and McCoy tied on
23 in the first 25 for the gold
medal, arid in the shoot-off Wil
son broke 24 out of 25 and Mc
Coy went 25 straight, winning thei
medal for thie week.
Have the Stasfdard print it.
Department of Hiitorg
Roosevelt Manager Voted with
Aldrich on Payne Bill
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, of
Montana, manager of the nation
al campaign of Theo'dore Roose
velt for a.third term as presi
dent, voted with Senator Aldrich
for every high schedule in the
Payne tariff law. He supported
tby his voice and his vote the
high duties on wool, lumber, zinc,
lead, coal, and hi'des and resented
President Taft's demand for lower
'duties on these products. He is
as much responsible, as any other
one man tor the Payne law as it
stands today and two years af
ter the .passage of the bill sai'd
he had no complaint to make
against it in any particular. This
is his exact language in the sen
ate on June 21. 1911:
"I voted for the Payne bill
without any apology it was not
perfect but I vpte'd for it because
I knew that no tariff bill that
any American congress ever could
enact would be perfect, and lie
cause it seemed a comprehensive
bill that covered all phases of
American industry and American
The campaign manager of
Theodore Roosevelt made that
statement and if re-electNd to the
senate will continue to vote for
the highest possible tariff duties.
What, it may be well inquired,
is the tariff policy of Mr. Roose
velt? Is not Senator Dixon, his
spokesman, the best representa
tive of it?
Will Open Laundry
John A. O'Neill and family re
turned from Minneapolis, Wednes
day, having decide'd to make Sis
seton their future home. Mr. O'
Neill informs the Staridard that
he will engage in the steam laun
dry business in this city, and thai
he will either lease or buy the
ol'd Sisseton Steam Laundry or
else put in an entirely new plant
in some other building: Sisseton
is badly in. nee'd of a laundry,
and it. is to be hoped that Mr.
O'Neill will be able to. make sat
isfactory arrangements.
Fire in Minnesota Township
A large harn on the farm of I
Otto Loessin, in Minnesota town
ship, was destroyed by fire last
Sunday night together with ali
its contents, including two horses,
several sets of harness, hay, feed,
etc. The family was away from
home at the time the fire occur
red, and it is thought to have
been of incendiary origin. The loss
is partially covered bv insurance
in the Evangelical Insurance Co.,
of Milbank.
C. O. Dale and Miss Callie Da
v{s, of this city, were married in
Bean-dsley on May 3rd, 1912. Tliej
returned to Browns Valley on the
evening train, arid an informal
reception was held at- the Central
Hotel, and they receive'd the con
gratulations of many friends.
Browns Vailey Tribune.
Sold His Buzz-Wagon.
Clerk of Court Stadsta'd has
sold his automobile to Frank
Hicks, arid is once more.a common,
every-day pedestrian. Mr. Hicks
is using the machine to good ad
vantage in his campaign for slier
iff, having employed the ser
vices of Pat Reardon a,s driver.
Notice is hereby given that the
City Council of the City of Sis
seton, South Dakota,, will receive
sealed bilds for painting the wa
ter tower of said city. ThaA such
bi!ds must be filed iro ttie officel of
the City Auditor, on or before
the 1st day of June, 1912. Speci
fications and information regard
ing same may be had at the
Mayor's office. The City Coun
reserves,the right to reject
any and alii bids.
O. T. AXNESS, Mayor.
(47-48) City Au'ditor.
Now is the time to buy your
genuine Grimm Alfalfa Seed, at
Schindler Bros. (45-48)
South Dakota Congress mam Will
Be Taken to Health Resort by
Chicago Physician.
Chicago, May 1
(has. II. Burke is in St. Luke's
hospital in Chicago, where he lias
been lor a week, having come
here to consult, a physician who
is familiar with his case. His
physician informed T. B. Roberts
who is at the bedside of Mr.
Burke, that the congressman, while
not, critically ill, i« suffering from
acute liver trouble brought on
by over-work and close confine
ment while atteridiug to his offi
cial duties in Washington, and lias
absolutely refused to allow Mr.
Burke to even think of going to
South Dakota to assist in his
The 'doctor will take Mr. Burke'
to French Lick Springs in Indi
ana in a few: days and hopes tiliftt
a short treatment will soon re
store him to health.
School Officers Will Meet,
The county superintendent has
notified the school district of
cers of the several County Com
missioners' Districts to meet in
the following places:
Commissioner's District No. 1,
Sisseton Town Hall, Commis
sioner's District No. 2, Wilmot
Town Hall. Commissioner's Dis
trict No.3, Alto School House No.
1. Commissioner's District No.
4, Enterprise School House No. 2.
Commisioner's District No. 5,
Crawford School House.
The meeting will, be held at
two o'clock p. in. on Tuesday,
May 21, 1912, for the purpose of
electing a person to be a mem
ber of the county board of edu
cation, which will meet to aldopt
school books for the period of
five years, as provided in Art.
XIV of the South Dakota Ses
sion Laws of 1907.
School officers of independent
districts will not vote at this
election, as each, independent dis
trict is represented by the presi
dent of the boai'd of education,
who, by virtue of his office, is a
member of the county board of
"Chuck" Dale Eliminated.
Chelsey Dale, better known as
"Chuck," etommitted an act last
week that completely eliminated
him from ever again trying to
play ball with the singlet men's
nine of thiis city, by surreptitious
ly slipping away and "qualify
ing" for the married men's nine
But it_ is a. very happy solution
of a situation that was worrying
the single men a little. "Chuclk"
somehow got it into his hea'd that
lie could play ball and the, boys
didn't like to hurt his feeings by
telling him different, and giv
in him his release. But this
year they had made up their
minds on the matter—nobody
but ball players were allowed on
the teaim. So "Chuclk" saved him
self by jumping into the matri
monial sea, and the single fel
lows are only hoping that hie will
"make the married men's team"
and all express themselves as
please'd that he jumped.—Browns
Valley Tribune.
Sunday School Convention.
The Roberts County Sunday
School Association held a conven
tion in this city, Wednesday,
which was attended by 'delegates
from Peever, Wilmot, Corona^ Ef
fington. Summit and Eddy. An
excellent program was rendere'd.
two aiddresses being given by Rev
F. P. Leach, of Sioux Falls, pres
ident of the South Dakota Sun
'day School Association. The dele
gates were served with dinner and
supper by the ladies of the Relief
Corps, in the basement of the
Woodman hall.
An Error. ~'4" •"L
Attorney Frank R. McKenna
informs us that the Standard was
in error, last w«ek, in stat
ing that he ha'd been employed
as counsel for Matilda and Lizzie
Huempfner. We received the. in
formation from what we consider
ed al reliable source—'but Mr, Mc
Kenna says our informant was
mistaken. We gladly make the

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