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Vol. 19
Independent Republicans Had the
Best of It Last Tuesday—On
ly Pour of the Slate Can
dates Nominated, While Inde
pendents Got Seven of the
Principal Offices—Many Sur
prises in the Vote.
The 1912 primary election
which occurred ou Tueday, .June
4, brought out the largest vote
iu the history of the county,
nearly 2,200 republican votes be
ing cast.
Roosevelt sentiment was ram
pant throughout the county, the
colonel's 'delegates receiving 1080
fcotes, against 142 for LaFoElette
and only 130 for Tai't.
Dick Richards carried the coun
ty for Unite'd .States senator,
receiving 858 votes to 595 For
Gamble. Sterling got 158 votes
and Grigsby got away with 12:!.
Congressman Burke's majority
in the eouutv is.Ill, while Byrne I
carries the county for governor by
inajoity of 508 over Egau
Following is the county and
legislative ticket placed in nomi
nation by, Roberts county repub
State Senator—Andrew Mar
Representa ives—A1 red Ne
Andrew Peterson, S. II. Malm.
County Treasurer— Iver J
County Auditor—0. E. Lien.
Sheriff—John L. Minder.
Clerk of Courts—D. F. Ste
Register of Deeds—J. 0. Swen
County Judge—Hal M. Knight.
Superintendent of Schools—
Bonnie Andrews.
States Attorney—Thomas Maui
Coroner—Dr. P. H. Brown.
^County Commissioner, First
Wist.—M. L. Sateren.
County Commissioner. Fifth
Dist.—Harry Granbois.
Jutices of the Peace —Byron
Canfield, O. J. Ort'on, Thomas
McDonald, D. J. Prindiville.
Constables—D. 0. Baker, Olaus
The vote on member of state
committee is very close between
S. E. Oscarson and A. 0. Overby,
*nd it. will require the official
count to VJecide the contest.
this issue.
'detail is given in
Hal Knight, ran like a scared
jack rabbit, beating his nearest
competitor by 2W votes Ilis
nomination to the office of coun
ty judge was widely predicted
an'd gives generi'jL satisfaction.
The opposition found it im
possible to put Dave Stevens on
the shelf, and the old war-horse
galloped under the wire ail easy
winner, his nearest opponent be
ing 0. P. •). Engstrom. If Dave
is electe'd as he undoubtedly will
be—the c.lerk of court's office
will be well taken care oi'.
Dr. Brown holds the belt as
the boss political proguosticator of
the community. Imme'diatly af
ter the close of the polls, the
doctor named the winning tic
ket, with the exception of one
candidate. That's a lot better
than most of us could have done.
0. E. LIEN.
0. E. Lien received nearly two
hundred majority for the office of
I county auditor, and Iver J. -John
son carried off. the treasureship
nomination by a majority of sixty
eight. The voters certainly used
goo'd judgment in their choice
of candidates for these two im
portant offices.
The roorback got in its deadly
work at the last minute, when
the message was sent broad
cast over the county that Orville
Johnson had pulled out of the
race for sheriff iu favor of Min
der. There was no foundation for
the'report, but it did its work
ll Johnson losing the bulk or
his strength and finishing fourth
in the race. Johnson is a game
SISSETON, ROBERTS 'COUNT*. S. D.. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912-8 Pages Home Print
loser, however, and isn't, belly
aching or cussing anyone for his
defeat. Keep your eye on Or
ville Johnson he's a right guy
and a live wire, and if he ever
comes out for the office again
comes out for office again, he'll
make the other fellow go some.
The nomination oi' TIkh. Mani,
the young Indian lawyer, to the
office of states attorney, was con
siderable of a surprise to a lot
of the wiseheimers of Sisseton
•Jorgenson was the favorite in the
betting ring, his adherents backing
liini against the field at odds of
two to one. The two to nie roll
'didn't last long, however, most
of the bets being made at even
money. Hani's majority over
Jorgenson was 61, aud he re
ceived 20:3 votes more than Me
The race for sheriff was strict
ly between Minder and Nyberg,
the former winning out by some
thing over a hunder'd votes. Ny
berg made a whirlwind campaign
and is one of the best known men
in the county today. He will un
doubtedly be heard froin at
some future time.
While the Standard did not sup
port the candidacy of J. 0. Swen
uinson for register of deeds, we
incline to the belief that he will
be elected and that he will make
a good official.
"Well, how-'de-doi! This is Sen
ator Marvick. I believe."
Last week's Ortlev Outlook ad
vised the people to east their
votes for "that fearless leader,
that brilliant interpreter of law,
that prince of good fellows, C. R.
Jorgenson," and asure'd them
that he would conduct the duties
of the states attorney's office
in such a manner that "his
predecessors will take off their
hats to him." Jorg hasn't any
predecessors—in the states' attor
ney 's office—neither will he have
any— for some time to come.
The Standard doesn't believe in
rubbing it in—as a rule—but Jor
genson and his gang w/re so of-
IHasrtott HWkhj ^taniari
fensivoly chesty and loud-mouthed
—before the votes were counted
•—-that we have decided to sus
pend the rules, in this instance.
Jorgenson received only about a
third of the votes cast for
states attorney, and is no longer
a factor in Roberts comity poli
Winners in the State.
United States Senator— Rob
ert J. Gamble. (Uncertain)
Congressman, First District—
IT. Dillon.
Congress, Second district
II. Burke.
Congressman. Thii'd district—
E. W. 31artin.
Governor—Frank M. liyrne.
Lieutenant governor-- E. L.
Secretary of state Fred
Attorney general Royal O.
Auditor—II. B. Anderson.
Treasurer—A. W Ewert.
Land Commissioner F. F.
Superintendent C. G. Law
Railway Commissioner —,T. ,J.
Judges Supreme Court—S. C.
"Polley. J. H. Gates, and C. S.
National Comm 11 em a n—T1ios.
Off for Omaha.
Prof and Mrs. llarland L.
Mossman and son departed Sat
urday evening for their future
home aj Omaha, Neb. A large
number of admiring friends were
at the depot to see them off an'd
wish them good luck in their new
home. Prof. Mossman put the
Sisseton^chools on the map^ and
his successor will have to have
a whole lot of ability, originality,
capacity and energy if he keeps
the schools up to the standar'd
established by Mr. Mossman. Prof,
is a live wire, a like
able feiiow ad a mai{ of excellent
executive ability, .and we have
yet to hear a wor'd against him
or his management of our schools.
He may possibly.have incurred the
displeasure of a sixth of a dozen
of pinheads, 'during his two years
in Sisseton. but if he di'd, we
don't even recall, their names,
now. Here's to you, Prof.—to
von and "the moral uplift."
Adjusted Cyclone Losses.
Sam Olberg and E. C. Gamin
have been busy adjusting cyclone
losses, during the past week, for
the St. Paul Fire & Marine In
surance Co., for which company
the First National Bank is local
agent. The losses adjuste'd were
as follows: John Harrington,
Grant M. Howie, as. alloy,
Bryant P. Guerts, D. 0. Sauby
Rudolph Miller, Jas. Hardy, W.
M. Wilson, Harmon O. A. Bjork
Victor. All of the lossesi were
adjusted in. a very satisfactory
manner, and .the confidence of the
ipeople hereabouts in the relia
bility and liberality of the St.
Paul Fire and Marine is stronger
than ever, as a consequence.
Starting Out Right.
A visit to the Sisseton Steam
Laundry will convince you that
the new proprietor, Mr. O'Neill,
is progressive and knows his
business. He has completely re
modele'd and thoroughly renovated
the building, and practically re
built every piecte of machinery in
the place. Mr. O'Neill has re
cently received a new laundry wa
gon, which wa.s put on the street
last week, in charge of Ed Ben
nett. The manager, Mr. Glarider,
is the big noise in the operation
of the laundry, and that lie
knows his business is attested by
the quality of the work being
turned out. Everyone in Sisse
ton shoul'd patronize the Sisse
ton Steam Laundry.
Funeral of Edward Cook
The funeral of Edward Cook,
who 'died suddenly on May 30,
was held on Saturday afternoon
at 2 o:clock, and was" in charge
of the Woodmen, of which lo'dge
deceased was a member. Rev.
Shearer preached the funeral ser
mon. The remains were interr
ed in the Sisseton cemetery.
Have the Standard print it.
Committee to Insist on Root
for Chairman.
Matter First Comes Up Before Full
Committee, Which Is Expected to
Uphold Senator's Selection—Con­
vention Will Then Be Appealed To,
Chicago, .Time 5.—Theodore Roose:
velt's determination to renew the fight
on Senator Elihu Hoot for temporary
chairman and to bend every effort to
his defeat, when the Republican na
tional convention is opened June 18
has caused general unrest among the
Republican leaders and national com
mitteemen who already have reached
Chicago for the pre-oonvention work.
Members of the national committee
and leaders in both the Taft and
Roosevelt headquarters discussed Colo
nel Roosevelt's statement with re
luctance. It was apparent the Roose
velt leaders in the West had expect
ed a cessation of the fight against
Senator Root, but Alexander H. Revell
and Edward W. Sims declared them
selves in hearty accord with Colonel
Roosevelt in his decision to fight Will
lam Barnes, Jr., Senator Root and the
entire national committee if neces
Change in Plans Unlikely.
Victor Rosewater of Omaha, acting
chairman of the national committee,
who arrived, said he believed Colonel
Roosevelt's attitude would make no
change in the plans of the sub-com
mittee on arrangements which hag se
lected Senator Root for the temporary
chairmanship. Mr. Rosewater said
this committee's action was final, un
less some members of the national
committee demanded it be reviewed
by the full committee.
In view of Colonel Roosevelt's oppo
sition to Senator Root one of^the ac
tive Roosevelt men on the' Rational
committee may bring up for review in
the full committee meeting the action
of the subcommittee on arrangements,
of which Colonel Harry S. New is
The committee, if appealed to, will
undoubtedly sustain Chairman New
and his subcommittee, throwing the
temporary chairmanship fight to the
floor of the convention.
Kern of Indiana Make's Opening
Speech on Subject.
Washington, June 5.—rThe second
trial of Senator WilTiam Lorimer of
Illinois on a charge of having been
elected by corrupt methods, was be
gun in the senate with a speech by
Senator Kern of Indiana, a member of
the investigating committee who
signed the minority report against
Senator Kern gave special attention
to the plea that the case bad been set-
tied by the senate's vindication last
The plea, he said, had been raised
only at the last moment. He would
not admit its validity, it had come too
late and the plea itself was "resadju
dicata," he added.
Reminding the senate that under
the constitution it is the judge of the
qualifications of its own members, Mr.
Kern contended it was competent for
that body to proceed at any time-in
any matter involving the integrity of
its membership.
The Standard for News.
PS'St^E siSfS
Socialists Propose to Call Out All
Their Followers as a Protest Against
the Clerical Victory at the Polls.
Troops Join Rioters at Antwerp.
Brussels,. Belgium,. June. 5.—The
post-election riots In Helguim have
taken on a revolutionary chafaciei1,
Following troubles at Liege and other
places the Socialist central commit
tee declared it would proclaim a gen
eral strike.
The outbreaks are the result of the
victory of the Clericals at the elec
tions. The Clerical newspapers accept
the result as a triumph for their cause
of placing free denominational school*
on an equality with the state publio
schools, in which no religious instruc
tion is given. The Liberal organs, on
the other hand, declare the outcome
was due to fraud and corruption and
the system of plural voting.
In addition to the troubles at Liege
and Varviers, where gendarmes fired
upon a crowd, killing or wouudiug
fifty persons, among whom were two
children, there was le^s serious riot
ing at Bruges, Tournai, Ghent, Lpu
vain, Antwerp and in this city.
Agitation Spreading Rapidly.
The agitation is spreading through
out the country and 50,000 additional
reserves will be called out.
At Liege enormous damage was dona
by the rioters and the streets in the
center of the city are piled high with
broken tables, chairs, beams, plank*
and stones, which were the arms used
by the mob in the attacks upon the
The favorite cries of the manl
festants are those demanding the ad
ministrative separation of the Flem
ish and the Wallon provinces. Soma
of the newspapers report a growing
eentiment among the working classes
In the Wallon districts of the south
east in favor of the annexation of
their provinces to France.
A number of Jesuit colleges and
Catholic institutions were attacked by
mobs and the windows of the build
ings smashed. The gendarmes charged
the rioters with broadswords.
Notified of Her Good Luck While
Awaiting Sentence.
Milwaukee, June 5.—Charged with
vagrancy and about to receive sen
tence in municipal court here, Mrs.
Courtenay Weathersby, aged twenty
eight, of New Orleans, was notified
that she had been made heir to |100,
000 and an interest in three planta
tions In Louisiana.
Through her attorney the charge
was dismissed and Mrs. Weathersby
planned to start at once for New Or
leans to claim her legacy.
The sudden change of fortune came
as a climax to her marrying several
years ago against her father's wishes,
according to Mrs. Weathersby, who
recently lost her position as nurse in
the National Soldiers' home here.
Two Probably Will Die of Injuries
Cedar Rapids, la., June 5.—Two
persons were probably fatally hurt
and five more or iess seriously In
jured in an automobile accident near
An automobile driven by A. Mc
Govern ran off a bridge and over a
twelve-foot embankment. Mrs. Mo
Oovern and her mother, Mrs. Gaffey,
were crushed and hurt Internally and
It is feared they will die. Mr. Mc
Govern was badly cut with glass and
tour children suffered severe bruiser.
Of Nine Who Malle Dash for Liberty
Only Three Succeed.
Baton Rouge, La., June 5 —Of the
nine convicts who made a rush for lib
erty from the penitentiary quarter
boat here three were killed, three re
captured and three escaped.
All the men in the. escape plot were
white except one negro, who was one
of the three successful ones.
The guards fired upon the men when
they saw them jump from the boat,
which was returning from the
Our wort tribulation
Latin tribal urn, a thrashing
or harrow.
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NO. 50.
Serious Disturbances Occur
in Various Cities.
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