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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, May 17, 1912, Image 4

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C. M. Dav Minnohaha
D. A. McPherson Lawrence
J. E. Mi'Dougall Marshall
B. D. Brookman Clay
E. Sinclair Union
Hurry Chamberlain Brule
A. J. Loekhart Deuel
H. C. Behrens Brown
0«o. A. Jeffers Gregory
Alvin Waggoner Stanley
T. W. Lane Davison
p. H. Smith Hand
H. P. Gutz Walworth
V. D. Eide Mine'
0. M. Gilbert McCook
Lyman L. Davis Charles Mix
W. J. Apnew Kingsbury
Blain Spink
Odin Ramslaml Meade
Slmer C. Smith Lvman
Jft«ob Hieb Turner
imil Johnson Gran
•orge Lemmon Perkins
Representative Charles H.
Burke is one of the working
members of congress rather than
one of the orators, says the
Aberdeen News- Under pres
ent conditions, with the very
large membership of the house
of representatives that has come
with increased population, most
of the real work of congress is
done in committee, rather than
on the floor of the house. In
committee, it is the worker, the
man who gets down at the heart
of things, who accomplishes
things for his constituents that
are really worth while. The ora
tor is all right in his place, but
ulbt ^taarton £taniiari».
H. P. KNAPPEN, Editor and Publisher.
I E W O A N 1 E A A N S
Official County Paper. Official City Paper.
Purveyors of Good Printing to the People
S S I I O N I E 1 5 0 E E A
Dirks Lvnmn
A. M. Moore Faulk
J. F. Halladav Kingsbury
Robert ,T. Gamble Yankt.oi
Chaa. H. Burke Hughes
1ank LeCocq Douglas
l°n£er able to sway
Vlegislation as he did in the days
of Clay and Webster^ when the
membership of congress was
^'smaller and the national legis
lators did not have the numerous
complicated matters to deal with
that have come with the advent
f- of the United States into the
company of the world powers.
and the corresponding expansion
•^of its commerce abroad, and its
manufacturing and other inter-
Chests at home. It is the good com
fr,f mittee worker, rather than the
orator, whose influence is most
potent in the house. Not but
what Representative Burke can
speak very much to the point,
and make his meaning except
ionally clear when he does ad
dress the house. Either in the
give and take of debate or in a
set speech, the South Dakota
representative can hold his own
in any company. This has been
demonstrated to the satisfaction
of nis colleagues and the oc-
of the galleries in the
house of representatives many
and notably so on April
27th, when Mr. Burke closed an
address by giving his hearers
some information concerning the
Second district of South Dakota:
and its people* and his attitude,
aa a representative, toward his
constituents, as follows:
Mr. Chirirmtto,Since I have been
a member of this house I have
been elected at large, and there
fore have represented, in part,
.the whole state of South Dakota.
It is a large state, with varied
interests, and in the newer por-
I a
ItMMUI. has been necessary to
legislation for its
Vi have had the
duties harder than those of the
average member of this house
who represents a compact, old
settled district. Under the new
apportionment we will gain one
member, so that after this con
gress we will be represented by
three members of the house,
The state has been divided in
to three congressional districts,
and if it should be my good
fortune to again be elected I will
in the next congress represent
the Second district, being all that
part of the state east of the Mis
souri river and north of a line
from the river on the south side
of Hughes and the other coun
ties east thereof to the Minne
sota line. It will readily be ap
preciated that as the representa
tive of this district I will be able
to devote my time largely to the
interests of the people of this
district, and can accomplish more
for that part of the state than I
have heretofore. This district
is strictly an agricultural one,
and I may say that there is prob
ably no district in the United
States that possesses more uni
form and productive land than
this. It is settled by an intelli
gent and progressive people, and
I think I am safe in saying that
there is probably less illiteracy
among the people than in most
of the congressional districts of
the country. As before stated,
the people are engaged very
largely in farming. There are
no large cities in the district,
but there are prosperous and en
terprising small towns and cities.
We have rural free delivery very
generally throughout the district
also rural telephones and, in fact,
the conveniences that may be
found in any of our eastern
states. These people are well
informed and they usually know
what they want. I may say that
they were very much opposed to
Canadian reciprocity and are
still, and when I opposed the
proposition in the last contrress
and again opposed it in this spe
cial session of this congress and
voted against it, I was reflecting
the sentiment of the overwhelm
ing majority of the people in the
Second congressional district in
my state.
It has always been my purpose
since being a member of this
house to try and represent the
sentiment of the majority of my
constituents upon all public ques
tions, and while I remain a mem
ber I shall continue to serve their
interests, always considering
their welfare and the welfare
and best interests of all the peo
ple of our great country and in
reaching this conclusion, with
reference to the matters of legis
lation that are about to be voted
upon in the pending bill, I have
been actuated only by such mo
0. E. Lien is making a good,
clean, aggressive campaign for
the republican nomination as
county auditor, and is meeting
with the encouragement and sup
port which his many friends
perdicted would come to him
when he decided to enter the
for a
in the
for the set
*nd many
Lien is a man whose
reputation is above reproach,
and his qualifications to fill the
office of county auditor are of
the very highest He has a wide
acquaintance and an exception
ally large list of warm personal
friends, and .his nomination and
and election are a practical
The Roberts county friends of
Congressman Charles H. Burke
—and they are legion—will re
gret to learn of his illness, the
result of too close attention to
his official duties at ^Washington.
Mr. Burke is now in an Indiana
health resort, where it is* hoped
that his recovery will be speedy.
Owing to his illness, the con
gressman will be unable to take
any part in the primary cam
paign now in progress, but he
may rest assured that he has a
sufficient number of staunch sup
porters in the Second district to
insure his nomination by a safe
The Standard favors the nomi
nation and election of Thomas
Mani for states attorney because
it believes that Mr. Mani is bet
ter qualified to fill the position
than any other candidate for
states attorney before the people
this year. Besides being the
best qualified, he has a stronger
claim on the support of the re
publican voters of Roberts coun
ty. He has always been a con
sistent republican, he has resided
in the county for the past twenty
eight years, and he comes of a
ra:e of people who owned these
fertile prairies for hundreds of
years before the white man even
knew of their existence. Thomas
Mani has accepted the ways of
his white brothers and learned
their laws, and is entitled to a
great deal of credit, for the
obstacles he has had to surmount
were greater than confront the
average young man who is am
bitious and anxious to rise in the
world. That he is an Indian is
nothing to his discredit he is a
"good Indian," and a "good
scout," besides being an able
lawyer and a just man. The
Indians hold the balance of
power in Roberts county, and
they have never before asked for
a place on the county ticket.
There should be no question
about Tom Man's nomination
and election to the office of states
attorney of Roberts county.
Orville A. Johnson, of White
Rock, generally conceded to be
the leading republican candidate
for sheriff, is making them all
sit up and take notice. Mr.
Johnson is an aggressive young
man of excellent ability, and the
republicans of Roberts county
will make no mistake in selecting
him as their candidate for sheriff.
He is the only man running for
the nomination who is actively
engaged in farming, and men
who till the soil for a livelihood
are certainly entitled to con
sideration in an agricultural
community like Roberts county.
If nominated and elected, Mr.
Johnson assures the Standard
that he will give his personal
attention to the office, which
will be conducted in the inter
ests of all law-abiding citizens
of the county.
In another column will be
found the financial statement of
the'1911-12 Lyceum Course. A
glance at the statement will con
vince you that a Lyceum Course
is not exactly a money-making
proposition—in Sisseton. Prof.
Mossman personally assumed all
the responsibilities of the course,
worked hard to make it a suc
cess, and now finds himself up
against a deficit of $50.59. He
should not be compelled to stand
this loss alone, and it would be
a fine display of justice if some
one of the local organizations
that are engaged in the moral
and intellectual uplift would
make it their business to assist
in wiping out the deficit.
Tested Material..,
For Home Building
appeals to the conservative man
because it offers a tangible basis
upon which to reckon. Take
lumber for instance, and you can
see evidence on all sides where
houses that were built of wood
have outlasted a generation and
are today (if they have been
given the proper care) as good
as new. Wood has stood the
test and can be utilized today as
economically as any other ma
terial, considered from all points
a a a a a
kealthfulness. In its use you
have^precedence to go by. What
others have done with it you can
do, and the lumber we handle
these days is the product of the
best "quality" mills in the
United states. It's a pleasure
to show it as well as to talk its
various uses, and we're at your
service from 7 to 6 daily. Come
"There's No Place Like Home
C. E. McGowan Lumber Co.
(Successors to Sisseton Lumber Co.)
Over in Roberts county a
young Indian, Thomas Mani, is a
candidate for states attorney.
Mr. Mani is an able lawyer, being
a graduate of the famous Indian
school at Carlisle, Pennsylvania,
and also took a law course in the
Universiey of Minnesota. The
writer served as a petit juror
four years ago in federal court
at Sioux Falls, with Judge Car
land presiding, and this young
man was there before the court
ably conducting several cases.
The voters of Roberts county will
make no mistake if they nomin
ate and elect Mr. Mani to the
important office to which he
aspires.—Langford Bugle.
Iver J. Johnson is making good
progress in his campaign for the
office of county treasurer, and
wherever he goes he makes
friends and adds partisans to his
cause. Mr. Johnson ably rep
resented Roberts county in the
state legislature, and should he be
elected county treasurer, as now
seems highly probable, he will
fill that office to the entire satis
faction of all. He is a man of
unquestioned abilitv and strict
integrity, and the funds of
Roberts county could not be en
trusted to better hands.
The republican voters of Rob
erts county should not forget
that our neighboring county of
Grant has a favorite son in the
person of George H. Pinckney,
who is a candidate for state
treasurer. He has made good as
deputy state treasurer, which
position he holds at the present
time, and is justly entitled to
promotion. Don't forget to put
an "X" in front of George H.
Pinckney's name, on Tuesday,
June 4.
Helena, Mont., the home of
Roosevelt's campaign manager,
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, went
for Taft, the presidenc receiving
eight votes to every one for the
colonel. The mad colonel and
his manager affe evident
ly taken at their true worth in
the Montana town.
T. R. carried the Minnesota
primaries, and the Teddy bears
are all up on their hind legs
again, dancing for joy and pre
dicting the colonel's nomination
"in the national republican con
Watertown has a policeman by
the name of Miles Makepeace.
We'll bet he's no trouble-mixer—
believes in running things on his
beat along the line of least re
sistance. as it were.
There is one commendable
thing about Croal: he never of
fends anybody, because nobody
ever knows what he is talking
Tennessee, the only state south
of Mason and Dixon's line to
have a republican governor, has
declared for President Taft.
Honest, Capable Administration.
Thi Independent has never
favored men for office because
they happened to belong to some
particular calling or profession.
Some of the papers are urging
the candidacy of Mr. Byrne for
governor because he is a farmer.
That certainly is nothing against
him. The Independent favors
the candidacy of Mr. Byrne be
cause it believes him to be the
best equipped man in the race to
give us a clean, honest, capable
administration—and that's
enough. Groton Independent
What It Sounds Like.
"Twelve hundred people en
thusiastically cheered Senator Ira
0. Curtiss," reads the press dis
patches from Watertown. Won
der how that message sounds to
the reactionaries?—A
It sounds .like Curtiss' press
bureau working over time or like
an editorial in the Aberdeen
American, or like a gold brick
prospectus, or like a green goods
circular—Big Stone Headlight.
For all kirids of laundry work,
Plione 299. A man win call for
and deliver your goods.
a*C*^aareanp0RLV-. I ft-ffiat&Cf<Wg6at K»BaM»Bay!tMit
Absolutely -Pure
The only Baking Powder made
fromRoyal Grape Cream of Tartar
(By 0. Byron Copper)
The surest way to. boost one
self is to boost one's fellow.
A Iong-ho.a'ded man doesn't nee
essarily wear the largest hat.
Tempers do not vary much:
but. the degrees vary in which
tempers are controlJe'd.
No one knows how bad a dis
position that man luis who keeps
his temper in cheek.
As an object upon which 1o
impress an id.••a a. blank pice", of
paper lia.s a blank mind beaten
a mile.
Some people put off calling a
phvsifti.an so long that it would
be cheaper to call the undertaker.
The only reason why a news
paper isn't a necessity is because
one can always read his neigh
bor's pa-per.
A man has little difficulty in
loving his neighbor as himself if
the neighbor happens to be a
loveable female.
When a( great many people lie
gin to criticise you, rejoice: for
that is evidence that you're get
ting out of the rut.
Is it the wolf of poverty coin
ing in at the door that, causes
love to flee, or love's sudden
flight through t.he wiji'do'w that
invites the entrance of the wolf?
Tlv? world is full of people who
contribute- a dollar annually for
the support o.f t.he home church,
arid then grumble becau.se 1:1h'
six-hun'dred-dollar preacher does
not hand out crisp twelve- hun
dred-dollar sermons.
Have Made Good.
Senator Gamble and Congress
man Burke have made good at
Washington. They have won a
high placfrin the national legis
lature and ane today in a better
Dosition than they have ever
been before to serve their con
stituents. The voters cannot
afford fc trade them off for in
experienced men. —Sioux Falls
I nyy^ i^p xa^c,-^,
School Notes
(Bj Supt. Mossman)
Miss Krritt was a Friday
The second grade pupils
devoting their perio'd for
work to the weaving
from yarn.
Last Friday evening fifty stere
opticon slides were shown illu
strating the production of ni^
trate of so'da. These were fol
lowed by a set of thirty slides
dealing with transportation.
Last Saturday the High School
baseball team playe'd a game with
the Indians at the government
school. The score was ten to
seventeen, in favor of Sisseton.
J. D. Ciiiyton Sehimi'dt, class
of 1011, is now employed at the
government, school as disciplinar-'
At the Fri'day morning assem
bly lifulah Wilson recited
"Mother Nature's House Clean
ing," arid Isabel McCormick re
cited "Words."
At the Tuesday morning as
sembly the following numbers
were given. "Boy's Song." Clif
ford Ilatling "Pussy Willow'"
May McGee "Two Wor'ds" by
Adelbert Peterson Rain Song by
the Fifth Grade.,
The Standard
fasi maht~?how deep the
dfarkntts wast
IHha weu Kne"w its
depths, be'eause'
waded it from shore
to shore
Jynkino to reach
the light no more
l^e^uWnoteVeft toittft hari9r»
Ca Cn^winds ros?Wfhe'a8ar$
''moon outarmthe'starefleJ back
avenandhta-'anSairwas Wacfc
Wt 5taiv tip stapsmi^ia
spunterra ilttteVingsof
In the fifth grade spelling
matiill i.| .May 'third honors were
evenly divided between Dorothy
Brown and Eleanor Batterbury.
On .May tenth Byron Barringtun
was the victor.
La,st Fri'day the freshmen were
at home to the eighth- grade pu
pils. Refreshments were scrvi-d.
Miss Jjftreeler, Miss O'fJourke and
Miss .McConkey chaperoned the
young people.
The fifth grade pupils' arc
divided into two companies, each
of which is struggling for the
honors in the last month's arith
mct'.e. .John Thomas and Harold
Spael-'man are captains of the
two tea.ms.
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