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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, June 21, 1912, Image 3

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Combine Will Dissolve to End
Federal Suits.
Proposed Civil Prosecution to Se Post­
poned Until the Beef Barons Sub­
mit Some Definite Plan for Termlnat-
I rig Combination.
Washingion, June Ifl. Attorney
Qeneral Wickersliam was advised lh:it
the National Packing company volun
tarily would be dissolved by (lie boot
packers by Aug. 1.
In view of this action, Mr. Wicker
sliam announced tliat the government
would hold in abeyance the civil s'
•which it is proposed shall be liroup'it
against the company to compel its dis
Mr. Wickersham was notified of the
"beef trust's" intention to dissolve by
James A. Fowler, assistant to the at
torney general, who returned to Wash
ington from Chicago, where tie con
ferred with United States Attorney
Representatives of the National
Packing company, according to an of
ficial statement by the attorney gen
eral, informed Mr. Wilkerson that it
was the purpose of the Armour, Swil't
and Morris interests, which jointly
own the corporation, to wind up lis
business and dispose of its assets.
The packers, it is said, expect to
have ready a definite plan liv Aug. 1,
or in case they find themselves unable
to agree upon a basis of dissolution
they will advise the department of
justice of that fact by the date men
tioned. In the latter event, the pro
posed civil suit under the Sherman
law, it is intimated, will lie tiled.
Tong Leader in New York City Is I
New York, .lune 19—-A Chinaman
who is said by the police to have been
the real leader of the long wars which
have been frequent in Chinatown for
many years was assassinated as he
Stood in front of the headquarters of
the Four Brothers society. Tile vie-|
is Yee Toy, a wealthy member of
tht 1-11p Sing long.
A small crowd in I'ell street saw a
young Chinaman shoot tlie tong leader
down with live bullets, lie was arrest.
ed with the smoking revolver tn his
hand. lie gave his name as Yung
Defense Declines to Outline in Ad
vance Order of Examining.
Los Angeles, June 19.—Both sides
in the trial of Clarence R. narrow for
alleged bribery took advantage of the
enforced postponement because of the:
Illness of two of the attorneys for the
defense by extensive preparations for
the resumption of the trial. I
No intimation was given by the de
fenae before court, opened as to wheth
er the original plan of putting O. A.
Tvoitmoe on the stand at the conclu
slon of Anton .Tohannsen's testimony
would be adhered to. I
Train Runs Into Motor Car on Grade
Erie, Pa., June 19.—T. A. Snider of
Cincinnati and his wife, passing
through here in their automobile on
a honeymoon trip, were killed when
the machine was struck by a train at
a grade crossing.
Mr. Snider was a retired millionaire
preserve manufacturer. About tin-en
months ago ho married Mrs Harry
Stanton, the widow of a Philadelphia
woolen manufacturer.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Summons Anthracite Roads
Washington, June 1!)—The inte
state commerce commission, upon it:'
own initiative, ordered an investiga
tion into the rates, practices and regu
lations which apply to railroad trans
portation of hard coal.
All the anthracite roads embraced
In the so called "hard coal trust" will
be respondents In the proceeding
Three Killed by Eruption.
Cordova. Alaska, June 19.—Three
killed and one injured comprise the
known casualties list of the eruption
°f the Katmai volcano June fi, accord
ing to wireiess information received
from several stations in the affected
districts. Ashes fell to a depth of one
foot as far west as Ohignik, more than
"00 miles from the volcano.
Seltzer Bottle Explosion Kills.
ilNew Vork, June 19.—Miss Jennie
Weiss, an eighteen-year-old German
S'rl who Wis to have been married
ne*t week, died in a hospital her?
'rom an Injury received when a selt
•er- bottle exploded tn her hands as,]
she wag placing It tn a refrigerator. A
fragment of glass cut har jugular vein.
Only the signature of President Taft
now is required to abolish the com
merce court of the 1 "niT.-d States. Tlu
l'.-gi.-lating out ul existence of that tri
bunal. created only two years ago anc
which the supreme court of the t'nite.l
Stales recently declared had exceeded
its powers, tin ally and detinitely was'
determined upon when the senate, bv
a vote ot ,',ii to :it defeated an amend
nient to make provision for maintain-i
i"g the court in the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill.
Kvidence intended to *how that the
$2.~i,nijij.lion ,, ,.„.
been generally credited with placing
upon the New York Stock Exchange
during the pauic or 19U7 was really
supplied by the treasury of the United
Stales was introduced at the hearing
of the Pi!jo conuiiitK-e of the house ol
representatives that is investigating
the money trust.
'1 be senate committee on interoce
anic canals favorably reported the
house bill to open, protect and oper
ate the Panama canal and to govern
the canal zone. The bill retains the
house provision exempting coastwise
vessels from canal tolls and embodies
an amendment strictly regulating rail
read owned vessels.
Startling charges of an intrigue
against Major (ieneral Leonard Wood,
chief of staff of tlie army, begun by
the late Senator Marcus A. Hanna
and kept alive by his friends, were'
•A &
1911, by American Press Association.
only part of a series of sensations
which attended the adoption by tlie
house of the army appropriation bill
conference report.
All ocean steamers entering Ameri
can ports in future must be equipped
with lifeboats sutlicient to carry at
one time every passenger and mem
ber of the crew, according to new reg
ulations adopted by the steamship in
spection service and approved by Sec
retary Xagel.
By unanimous vole the house di
rected a subcommittee of the judiciary
committee to go to Seattle, Wash.,
and other places to investigate charges
against Federal Judge Cornelius Han
ford which have arisen through his
decision in the Olssen Socialist citi
zenship case.
Charging that President Taft had
misused the $2"i,000 traveling expenses
fund voted yearly by congress Chair
man Fitzgerald of the house appro
priations committee bitterly attacked
the president during consideration of
the sundry civil appropriation bill.
The senate agreed to a program of
three days' recesses from June 17 to
July 1, covering the period of the Re
publican and Democratic national con
ventions. The house will recess for
three days during the Democratic na
tional convention only.
A deadlock between tile bouses of
congress exists over the senates pro
posal to repeal the Canadian reciproc
ity law.
The French are landing troops on
the Moorish coast under difficulties
on account of heavy gales. Moorish
contingents are joining the Harkas in
the interior daily to oppose the French
advance. The situation is critical and
France must put many more thou
sands of troops in the field to meet
all exigencies. Tranquillity prevails
at all the ports on the coast.
A campaign of window smashing
was opened at Dublin by the Irish suf
fragettes, who tried to emulate the
deeds of their English sisters but
came into vigorous contest with the
Four trainmen were killed and one
man was injured in a headon collision
between a light engine and a freight
train on the Canadian Pacific railway
tt Nipegon, Ont.
Representative Robert C. Wickliffe
of Louisiana met a tragic death at
Washington. His badly crushed body
was found on the railroad tracks In
Potomac Park near the entrance to
the bridge across the Potomac river.
Mr. Wickliffe had been away for a
day's fishing and was returning when
train and killed.
'Iwentv-nine persons are known to
have been killed and many injured by
a storm that passed over Central West
M:ssouri. demolishing buildings, tear
ing down wires and leaving smaller
towns and country homes completely
wrecked. Between Merwin and Adrian
nineteen persons were killed. At
Creighton two are known to be dead,
while at I.eeton two are dead and re
ports say others have been killed.
l.ieutetiant Leighton W. Hazlehurst,
Seventeenth infantry, I". S. A., of Ma
(on, (la., and A. L. Welch of Washing
ton. D. C., were killed at College Park,
Md., when a new army aeroplane of
the Wright type, in which they were
flying, fell to the ground at the army
aviation school and was wrecked.
Mrs. Julia Clark of Denver, an avi
ator, was killed in a practice flight at
the state fair grounds at Springfield,
111. The tip of the wing of a biplane
in wliich Mrs. Clark was flying struck
the limb of a tree in the center of the
race track enclosure and the machine
dashed to the ground.
"I". A. Snider of Cincinnati and his
wife, passing through lOrie, Pa., in
their automobile on a honeymoon trip,
were killed when the machine was
struck by a train at a grade crossing
Mr. Snider was a retired millionaire
preserve manufacturer.
One man is known to have been
drowned and many others escaped a
similar fate at Buffalo, Wyo., when a
wall of water twenty-five feet, high
rushed down upon the city without
warning, following a cloudburst in
Clear creek canyon.
Three persons were tilled and a
score injured at Zauesvflfe, O., when
a tornado toppled the steeple of the
St. Thomas Catholic church through
the root while services were being
Five persons were drowned when a
wall of water from Highwood river
swept over the Camp Corcoran Con
struction company's plant west of
High River, Alberta.
Three persons were killed and
more than lifty were hurt when a
Western and Atlantic excursion train
was wrecked near Dahon, (la.
William M. Brennan of Cuyahoga
county, O., —as killed and John Schultz
of Columb -s. O., was captured when
they attempted to escape from the
Ohio state penitentiary. Guards who
saw the men climbing over a wall
iired upon them.
With but a few minutes to live, Jan
Ribarik. condemned to die on the gal
lows at Washingion. Pa., attempted to
add another to the list of his victims
by trying to strangle his daughter
when she appeared at lii.s cell to kis«
him goodbye.
After mortally wounding Frances
Kwosek, twenty-four years old, pro
prietress of a lodging house at St.
Paul, Frank Ray, thirty-five years old,
pierced his own brain with a bullet.
James and John Hunter, brothers,
thirty-six and thirty-eight years, re
spectively, mortally wounded each
other in a quarrel at Hamburg, la.
Four robbers blew the safe of the
First National hank at Huntsville,
Ark., and escaped with $12,000.
The final decree was entered in the
United States circuit court at Wil
mington, Del., by Judges Gray, Buf
fington and McPherson in the govern
ment suit against R. I. Du Pont de
Nemours & Co.. at al., providing for
dissolution of the alleged powder
trust. The order of the court directs
the organization of two corporations
in addition to the E. I. Du Pont de
Nemours Powder company.
Six thousand Jewish butchers of
New York city have decided to close
After repeated sessions the house
and senate conferees on the rivers
and harbors hilt have indefinitely post
poned further meetings.
their shops until the present price of
meat products has been lowered by
the wholesale dealers. This decision
was reached at a meeting of the United
Retail Kosher Butchers' Protective as
sociation. The decision directly af
fects more than :i00,000 Jewish resi
The $."00,000 yacht Yacona, owned
by Henry Clay Pierce, the St. Ixjuis
oil magnate, was seized in Erie basin
by Deputy John Bulck to satisfy a
judgment for ?171,149.6(1, obtained by
Alice G. Rycroft last February.
Governor Oddie of Nevada has ap
pointed George Wingfield United
States senator to succeed the late
Senator Nixon. Senator Wingfield,
now known as the richest man in
Nevada, was a cow puncher when
Tonopah first entered promirfence as
a mining camp in 1901!.
Rear Admiral Charles E. Vreeland,
chief of the navy bureau of operations,
was stricken with pneumonia at Wash
ington and was taken to the naval
Alexander P. Moore, editor of the
Pittsburg leader, and Miss Lillian
Russell, the actress, were married at
the Hotel Schenley in Pittsburg.
One striker was shot and killed and
four others were seriously injured,
one mortally, when 1,000 strikers sur
rounded the main plant of the Amer
ican Smelting company at Perth Am
boy, N. J„ and were repulsed b.v a
volley of rifles in the hands of forty
private detectives guarding the prop
Curious Aerial Battle Fought by Two
Frenchmen In 1S08.
In this day of the development in
aeronautics it may be interesting to
recall tlie first duel that was ever
fought in the air. It took place In
180S and, as might have been ex
pected, occurred in France. XI. de
Grandpre and M. le Pique had a quar
rel arising out of jealousy concerning a
lady engaged in the Imperial Opera.
They agreed to tight a duel to settle
their respective claims, and iu order
that the heat of angry passion should
not interfere with the polished ele
gance of the proceeding they postponed
the duel for a month, the lady agree
ing to bestow her smiles on the sur
vivor. The duelists were to fight in
the air.
Two balloons were constructed ex
actly alike. On the day of the duel
De Graudpre and bis second entered
the car of one balloon, Le Pique and
his second the other. This was iu the
garden ot the Tuilerles, amid a big
crowd of spectators. The men were
to fire, not at each other, but at each
other's balloon, in order to bring them
down by the escape of gas. As ids
tols would hardly have served for this
purpose, each aeronaut took a blunder
buss in bis car.
At a given signal the ropes holding
the balloons were cut, and up they
went into the air. The wind was
nearly moderate and kept the balloons
in their respective positions, about
eighty yards apart When about half
a mile up in the air the preconcerted
signal for firing was given. M. le
Pique fired, but missed. M. de Graud
pre fired and sent a ball through Le
Pique's balloon. The balloon collapsed,
the car descended with frightful rapid
ity, and Le Pique and his second were
dashed to pieces.
'De Grandpre continued his ascent
and terminated his aerial voyage at a
distance of seven leagues from Paris.
History does not state whether be was
rewarded by the hand^pf the lady for
whose sake the duel bad been fought
—New York Herald.
In Spite of His Caution an Innocent
Remark Condemned Him.
The father of Gueau de Reverseaux
had been a distinguished lawyer, and
through bis influence he held impor
tant olfices under the government
When the revolution began he gave up
his office at La Rochelle and retired to
Chart res.
From the time that the revolution
began Gueau de Reverseaux devoted
his attention exclusively to preserving
his own safety. He wrote no letters.
II would receive no letters. lie saw
no visitors and paid no visits. He
spoke to no person and allowed no one
to come near him. It wouUl have been
impossible to be more prudent than be
However, lie wanted some sheds built
on his farm near Chartres and ven
tured to consult a carpenter. The car
penter told him that he could not un
dertake the work Immediately, as
Gueau de Reverseaux wished, because
most of bis workmen were drafted to
join the army at once.
Gueau de Reverseaux replied: "The
workmen need not go. They can send
This remark was heard by the work
men, but only the first phrase made
any impression on them. They reported
everywhere that M. Gueau de Rever
seaux, who must be good authority,
had said that they need not go. The
news went to headquarters that Gueau
de Reverseaux declared that the draft
ed workmen need not obey the gov
ernment. This was considered to be
conspiracy, and he was condemned to
death and executed.
Who He Was.
A traveler saw a woman take a man
by the collar, yank him up the steps
into a railroad car, jam him down into
a seat, pile up a valise and two big
brown baskets with loose covers and
long handles at his feet and say:
"Now, sit there until I help Mary
Jane on the car, and don't move till I
come back."
When the woman reached the door
the traveler said to her:
"Is that man your husband?"
"Naw!" roared the woman. "He's
my daughter's husband, and she hasn't
spirit enough to say her soul Is her
Wouldn't Work Nowadays.
The Egyptians had a very remarka
ble ordinance to prevent persons from
borrowing imprudently. An Egyptian
was not permitted to borrow without
giving to his creditors in pledge the
body of his father. It was deemed
both an impiety and an infamy not to
redeem so sacred a pledge A person
who died without discharging that duty
was deprived of the customary bon
ors paid to the dead.
Not In the Contract.
"Have you anything to say for your
"Not unless I can f/et a rebate from
my lawyer. Judge 1 have paid bim
good money to tali for me. and I
won't do bis work for nothing."—New
York Press.
When Women Vote.
Fair Suffragette— Isn't she a fright!
Why does she do it? Her Chum
Principle. She swore she wouldn't
wear a rat or a corset until Ma me
Smith Is elected president.—Puck.
A Mi*t»ke.
Landlord-Ton owe me now for four
months' rent, and the first three montha
you paid so promptly Tenant— fes, I
know. I shouldn't have done It.—Bos-
The Cow's
The Cheapest
Machine for You to Buy
Because it will last longer, run easier and skim
cleaner than any other separator.
Our margin of profit on the De Laval is smaller than
most dealers make on other separators, but we know
that the De Laval will please our customers and give
them satisfactory service, and as there is a greater
demand for the De Laval than for any other make we
can afford to sell it at a smaller profit.
You know some neighbor who has a De
Lavai. Ask him how it works. We are
always glad to refer a pro
spective separator buyer to an
old De Laval user, because Easiest
De Laval users are always to turn],
boosters and the bestadver- easiest to)
tber, „«h,»«. Used
by 98 of Ill I iin I l1
Thomas Thompson
Your Moats From the I'p-to-dnte
And be insured good service.
3 Fish, Oysters and Game
W. F. MILLER, Prop.
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I We Have It!
Gasoline and Gas Engine
Oil for your Auto
Also all kinds of Oils and
a a
machinery ana wagons.
Effington, S. D.
3 F=1E
Sullivan Lumber Co.
Lath. Shingles, Mouldings, Sash, Doors,
Blinds. Screens, Uuildin^r 1'aper, Kence I'osts
Lime, Cement, and Hard Wall Plaster
Sisseton, South Dakota

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