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si««« Wi jsmsr ORVILLE A. JOHNSON. Republican Candidate for Sheriff, Whose Nomination is Opposed by the Machine. 0. E. LIEN, Republican Candidate for County Auditor, Whose Nomination is Opposed by the Machine. IVER J. JOHNSON, Republican Candidate for County Treasurer, Whose Nomination is Opposed by the Machine. THOMAS MANI, Republican Candidate for States Attorney, Whose Nomination is Opposed by the Machine. FRANK HICKS. Republican Candidate for Sheriff, Whose Nomination is Opposed by the Machine. The In the last issue c-f the Rob- Marvick Jorgenson Pvestwick crts County Record the Foss-i machine get very busy cud en- L. S. Hougen, Esq., Wilmot, IF YOU APPROVE OF GANG RULE, VOTE THE TICK- deavored to make the people be ET PUT UP BY THE SLATE-MAKERS IF YOU ARE OP- lieve that somebody besides them POSED TO GANG RULE, VOTE AGAINST THE! selves had framed up a ticket, or SLATE—THE REMEDY IS IN YOUR OWN HANDS—THE PROOF OF THE GANG'S OPERATIONS IS PUBLISHED BELOW, AND IS UNASSAILABLE—ARE YOU GOING TO SUBMIT TO THE WILL OF THE BOSSES? To our personal knowledge, known fact. Their success is these "quiet" meeting.") have 'ostn:shown by the fcllowirg lire up: called, at various tames frcm Jan. For State Senator— Andre'." 2d to the present time, and L. W. Marvick. Foss, C. R. Jorgenson, Andrew Marvick, J. V/. Barringtcn md A A, Prestwick from Sisseton, L. 5. Hougen and Levi Foss from Wil mot 0. P. J. Engstrom, Christ Lien and Ole Moe from Summit: Bragstad from Minnesota town ship, and last but not least, the reverend gftntleman from Norway, township, T. A. Gunnarson, have deliberated as to the best mean:. For Representatives Breivik, John Schad, Malm. For Staes of again gaining control of Rcb-! ggmcn. erts county and grabbing the c-f- jpor County Judge—J. W. Bar fices. That they have from time rington to time solicited different men'j For Justices of the Feace throughout the county to run for Thomas McDonald, D. J. Prindi the various offices is a well ville. There is no special object for the meeting, except as first stated above, to f'discuss1' nkhj (The original of the above published letter, which had served its purpose and been discarded by the parly to whom it was addressed, together with tha original of the petition hereinafter referred to, are in the hands of J. A. Ri., the county auditor, and may bi seen by anyone questioning their authenticity. A fic simile of the letter would have been secured for publication, but for the fact that the letter was written in red —the one color that buffi as the art of the photographer.—Editor.) Tore 1 For Treasurer—A. 0. TorviV For Auiitcr Alfred W Thompson. For Sheriff—John L. Minder Fcr Register of Deeds—J. 0. Swenumson. For Clerk of Courts—0. P. r, Ins-strom 'anti Attorney- SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. I).. FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1912-8 Pages Home Print NO. 48. Control of Roberts County Politics Old Machine Is Still in Running Order, with Foss on the Driver's Box and the Citizens National Bank Furnishing the Lubricator. Full County and Legislative Ticket Named by Gang Methods And an Organized Attempt Will Be Made to Cram the Slate Down the Throats of the People of Roberts County on Tuesday, June 4—Voters, Are You Going to Swallow This Machine-Made Pill, or Are You Going to Prove by Your Ballots That the People Are Bigger Than the Bosses? "slate.". In order that their efforts may not be taken seriously by the voters of Roberts county, the Standard desires to submit a few facts. lohrrts CUmtuly Abstract & (Sitli? (Emttpattg iT. 3flm. jFumi, Srrrrtary Friend L. S:- It has been suggested that a small select meet ing be held here next Tuesday evening, Jan. Ed, for the purpose of looking over and discussing the political situation. We want it kept "mum1' as far as possible and think that so far as Wilmot is concerned you better mention only to Porter, John Minder amd Levi, however, will leave that all to you. As you doubtless know the Road Committee, also County Commissioners, meet on that day and same may serve as excuses for coming up. C. H. Lien will be here for the road meeting and a couple of the other fellows from there will come with him for the purpose of attending the (road) meeting. As early as December, 1911, L. Sisseton, South Dakota, December 30, 1911 the situation and exchange ideas. Yours truly, L. WM. FOSS For Constable— Olaus Olson. Fcr Member State Committee A. 0. Overby. Then for the express purpose of putting the county auditor in a hole, they, or rather cur friend from Summit, 0. P. J. Engstrom, presented the county auditor with a petition relative to the positions desired by each of these "slated" candidates on the official ballot. This petition is signed by the candidates of the "machine",— a OR jcr-! ccuPle exP0cted Wm. Foss, the manager and secre tary of what is left of the old machine in this county, wrote let ters to several of the other "prominent" wire-pullers of theii aggregation and requested them to be present on Jan. 2, 1912, and admonished that this meeting be "on the quiet." Read one of the letters and be convinced: Swenumson sign then to Sisse ton, where Thomas McDonald, A 0. Torvik, Tore Bredvik, Andrew Marvick, D. J. Prindiville, C. R. JorgeEson, John Teare, Nelson Wilcox, J. W. Barrington and A.W. Thompson signed. The mere fact of this petition is proof that an organization exists. Had there been no machine, there would have been no petition. And had it been a bona fide proposi tion and not a frame-up in the this pre- of others who interests of a certain gang, included in the petition would tavo been slate. Beginning at Summit, 0. P., sent ad to all the candidates, re J. E. got the signers as follows: Olaus Olson,.John Schad, 0. P. J. Engstrom then he got J. L. Min der at Wilmot then he took the train to Peever and had J. 0. gardless of their line-up. These astute politicians, Engstrom and Foss, well knew the advantage of having- their candidates receive first place on the ballot, and L. Drptrtment of Hiitorg Wm. and 0. P. J. have here again imitated the animal that wears bristles by not being at all bashful in demanding the earth with a high board fence around it. The county auditor, how ever, ignored the petition and took his own initiative in prepar ing the ballot and, so far as we are able to ascertain, neither asked nor received advice from anyone, outside of the Marvick Engstrom-Jorgenson petition. Again, as further proof that the Foss Marvick Jorgenson Prestwick bunch are fully organi zed, the official ballot shows the following list of delegates to the state convention: L. Wm. Foss heads the list. Then comes Ole Moe of Summit, Gust C. Carlson, W. F. Jones, W. S. Duel, A. 0. Swanson, W. J. Stinith, Theo. A. Gunnarson, Iver M. Hagen, Paul Sievert, O. K. Sather, Hans K. Krogstad, -and last on the list comes the financial end of the concern, Henry Helvig. If they had no organization or no slate, why would L. Wm. have thought of these delegates? Truly wonder ful foresight to be displayed with out any organization or any slate. Four years ago this same ag gregation put up a slate in direct opposition to the spirit of the Primary Law. At that time they tried to lend respectability to their nefarious scheme by calling in men from the different precincts. The people, at that time put the stamp of disapproval on their ac tions in no uncertain terms. Now the L. Wm. Foss aggregation think they have learned some thing. They know that the peo ple will not knowingly sanction the violation of any law, and consequently L. Wm. sent out his call to the clan "cn tho quiet." We don't believe the people of this county will stand for such tactics. Everybody except the Foss Marvick Jorgenson Prestwick gang have endeavored to afcido by the spirit of the Primary Law. There has been no attempt by any one else to discourage or encour age anyone for any office to in fluence the auditor as to places on the ballet to put up a fac tional delegation to tho state con vention or to suimmon "politi cal leaders" for conferences "on the quiet." There has, however, been a disposition to let the can didates run their own campaign and try and unite the republican party. The Standard has believed that there was no occasion at this time for any factional fight, and, in our judgment, there would have been none had not Foss, Marvick, Jorgenson, Prestwick, Engstrom, et al., started it by calling their "small select meet-' ing" which was "kept mum as far as possible," and which put up the slate which we have here with enumerated. The Standard is unalterably op posed to the machine candidates. Among the independent candid ates we may have preferences in s:m3 instances, but cur preferenci is of little importance as long as some independent candidate is chosen and the machine candid ate defeated. The people of Rob erts county cannot afford to again place themselves in the clutches of the machine. Again, we ask the question: "ABE THE PEOPLE BIGGER THAN THE BOSSES?" and we shall await with interest the verdict of the voters on Tues day, Jane 4. Look out for the Machine's Eleventh Hour Roorbacks!