Photo copyright by MofTett Studm.
FOR PRESIDENT. WILLIAM H. TAFT
Mr. Tfcft Is the twenty-seventh president of the United States. He Is flfty-flve
years old. He was elected In 1908 by a popular vote of 7,678.908, a popular plurality of
W69.WM over William J. Bryan. Born in Cincinnati. Mr. Taft was graduated from
Tale In 1878. the second in class of 121. Admitted to OhJo bar in 1880. He was United
States circuit court Judge, Sixth Judicial circuit, 1892-1900 first civil governor cfT Phil
ippine Islands, 1901-04 secretary of war in President Roosevelt's cabinet, 1904-08.
PRINCIPAL FACTS OF THE CONVENTION.
United States Senator Elihu Root of New York (Taft man) elected
temporary chairman of convention over Governor Francis C. McGovern
of Wisconsin (Roosevelt man) by 558 to 502.
Argument took up entire day on motion of Governor Hadley of Mis
souri (Roosevelt floor leader) that seventy-eight Roosevelt delegates be
placed on temporary roll instead of Taft men seated by national com
mittee. Matter left to credentials committee after hour's demonstration
Mo action by convention while credentials committee considered con
Several test votes taken by convention on reports of sredentials com
mittee over contested cases, showing Taft gaining strength over the first
test vote on the opening day.
President Taft and Vice President Sherman renominated.
of Roland Judish
Before the ad.jourment o.
court, last Friday, Judge McNul
ty passe'd sentence upon Joe
High Bear and Jonah Star, the
two Indians convicted ot: the mur
der uf R'.land .Judish,
High Bear who was guilty ot
manslaughter in the first degree,
was sentenced to twenty years im
prisonment in the state peniten
tiary, and Jonali Star, who was
convicted of manslaughter in the
secon'd degree, received tlie max
imum sentence for that crime
The attorneys for the deleiis"
immediately asked that execution
of sentence be 'deferred in the
case of Jonah Star, and the court
granted a stay of sixty days I
°rder to allow the defense .me ii
which to secure a trascript of t"'
evidence in the case and regu-!
larlv present a motion for a new
Bea^ was t::k to
penitentiary at Sioux Falls,
Tuesday, hv Sheriff Swanson, and
Already commence'd servui"
f'r,t Thames Steamboat*.
th» f, steamer on the Thames was
y. In 1814. The Richmond
follows her a yoar
Numerous complaints have been
tnaue to me within the past few
days that automobile and: motor
cycle drivers have been contin
|tialiy operating.same.in.an excced-
ingly reckless and careless man
ner and hr.t'e been continually
speeding upon the public streets
and thoroughfares of thi.s city.
which is exceedingly dangerous
to the welfare and public saiety
of the inhabitants of our ty.
That during certain hours ot the
day, and especially the early
evening, the streets and cross
walks have many people passing
over them, a great
whom are children, whose lives
have been endangered by the
manner in which the operators of
i.iotor vehicles have handled theii
machines. And' deeming if best
for the public, good and safety ot
our citizens, I have notified al
police officers to arrest any
son or persons exceeding the
speed limit upon public streets or
thoroughfares within the city
limits, or fail to comply with th
provisions of the law governing
the operation of automobiles or
motor vehicles arid all automo
bile owners and drivers of motor
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Matters Concerning- the Law
Makers and Events of Impor
tance at the National CapitaJ.
ashiniigton, D. .June 27.
No better illustration ol' th
wastefulness of tile Ameriea
The President's Veto.
The president ha* been exercis
ing his veto, which has distill
some of the leaders of congress,
but a.niong all classes there lias
been a recognition of the logic
of the president's position in re
fusing to become a party to
"loading" an appropriation bill
with matters of general legislation.
The president arid congress are
not disagreed regarding the army
appropriation biii proper and.from
any viewpoint it should not car
ry matters foreign to its legit-i
mate make-up. The president has
foun'd plenty of supporters from
I among his republican and ilemo
cratie. opponents in his position
that matters of general legisla
tion are entitled to and must hav
distinct action hy
enormous volume of ex
from the I'nited States is
shown by a. bulletin issued by the
department of commerce and la
bor in which it appears that 'dur
ing the month of May exports ori
ginating from the principal cus
toms 'districts, which does not re
present the total for the entire
United States, in the articles of
bread stuffs, cotton seed oil. cat
tle, hogs, slicp, meat and dairy
products, cotton and mineral oils,
amounted to $.7.,oriS,f52. For the
eleven months eriding with May.
the aggregate exports amountec
Congress Lays Low.
Attendance at the sessions
congress are mighty slim, thesi
^iasetnn Hfrrkly Canton}
SISSKTON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. !).. FRIDAY, JUNE 28. 1912-8 Pages Home Print
days, as between the Chicago ami
Baltimore attractions, it lias been
'. congress to deal
S 'ly with matters of legislation
of a routine order. The illustri
I ous William Jennings Bryan while
jin Chicago, said that lie was
there "to get a pieci for his pa
•per." Evidently that part of
officials that did not go to Chi
cago. has lia'd little time for any
thing else than to rea'd these most
interesting "pieces" written h\
ple lias been brought, to light
sine.e the days when men sai'.l
"let us slaughter the buffalo am
we will take the tallow ami hide
and let the earca-ss go", than
that concerning the great 'des
truction of the herring fish of
Alaska. Only twenty per cent of
these herring are utilized as food
yet the enormous amount of 11.
000,1)01) pounds of this fish
is considered one of tile
food products of the seas in Scot-led off the
land, Holland anil Norway, is con-ian'd their
Mr. Bryan and other reporters.
Keeping the Floors Clean.
I Outside of the police force Used
I in maintaining the house office
building, it appears that the sal
ins for this building amount to
'$35.M-i2 a. year. Forty charwomen
are employed and receive the
which'magnificent sum of ^-JO per month
great each fov cleaning the dirt brush
shoes of congressmen,
visitors, from the tiled
verte'd into oil and fertilizer, the floors of the great marble build
oil being used as the basis of the ing. Although sixty-five persons
liquid soap which in late.vears has 1 are employed on this force, only
become so popular i.n this conn-1 three receive more than $100 a
try. While the government is month. Outside of the congress-
spending its millions of 'dollars
for tile purpose of increasing the
fish supplies in all American wa
ters, yet a. concern in Alaska,
known as the Alaska Oil and Oini
tio Company is making Its millions
by utilizing herring as a product
for fertilizing, and the Company
has been able to secure govern
ment protection bv paying to the
I'nited States one and two-tenths
cents per barrel of 200 pounds,
amounting to about two-hundreths
of one cent per pound. Mr. Wil
lis, congressman from Ohio, who
brought out the points in connec
tion with this enormous destruc
tion of herring, also showed' that
in catching these fish for the pur
pose of manufacturing fertilizer,
the Alaskan concern did not m".ke
any particular selection of fish,
and if salmon or any kind of fish
were brought in with the rest in
tlie nets, that they were ground in
to fertile c-r find became a part of
the wicked waste. Mr. Willis
said that fishermen went for her
ring and ad'ded that "when tlicy
la.id their nets, obviously there is
no way of getting out an injunc
tion to keep other fish from get
ting in the nets, and what other
fish they get. and they get sal
mon, they use in the same way.
men's salaries and expenses there
is nothing but economy in the way
of wages paid to the people who
inhabit this structure. One reason
for this is that in order to take
care.of the ever-increasing 'demand
from the different districts, the
number of employees have been
unreasonably increased, and tIn*
wages disgracefully cut down.
Four Battleships a Year.
The four battleships policy of
A'dmiral Dewey as against the no
battleships policy of the democra
tic caucus places in sharp con
trast the positions occupied by the
advocates of these different pol
icies. The admiral points out
that even the two-battleship pro
gram would not enable us to hold
our present rank among the naval'
powers, and he adds that we will
be "Standing still at best, while the
expansion plans already put
operation by the others so.»n
would east us far down the li.t.
Standard Barrels and Grades for'
With nice red apples selling on!
the streets of Washington atj
seven cents per, :t is no wonii 1
that congress has deemed it time!
to prevent the continued fraud and
deception in apple business, an'l
a measure has been passed which
provides standard *ized barrels
and methods ot'packing which are
intended to 'discontinue the prac
tice of primes at tin* bottom of
the barrel, culls at the middle arid
the good. big. red. round apples
at the top. Mr. Moore, of Penn
sylvania. declares a pertinent truth
in that the ''consumer's interests
is almost entirely in the fac that
lie wants r-vei'.'e the contents
of the barrei as they are repre
sented to him.'
A Nice Little Printing Office.
The consideration of the appro
priation bills before congress
brings out the fact that tin
amount of salaries and wages paid
by the government printing of
fice during the year 1911, whie'i
amount will be practically dupli
cated the present year, amounted
to ••-!•.:)It is estimated
that the printing and binding of
congress alone for the current year
will be $2,272,036.88. And yet
there are people who say that
the printing business is not a val
Bureau of Public Health.
The American MedicaL Associa
tion has been diligently fighting
for twent.v-five years to establish
a national bureau of public
health, and might have succeeded
long ago had it not been for tin
fact that it lia'd never released one
iota in its determination to 'domi
neer such a bureau if it is ever
created. The result has been the
outgrowth of a class, of profes
sional men who are spoken of in
Washington as "political doc
tors," and these gentlemen are
laboring to force their views
at the present time upon political
vehicles are hereby warned that
unless there is a strict compliance parties and through party conyen
laws governing the opera tions. The nrineipal opposition
tion of such vehicles, they will
be arrested and dealt with accord
ing to law.
0. T. AXNESS,
Prank R. McKenna,
tion now comes from the Chris
tian Science and other free reli
gious movements.—besides the in
dependent schools and practition
ers of medicine. It is likely that
the question will be very vigorous
ly fought out before congress next
Photo copyright by Harris & Kwing.
Fourth Annual Assembly of Big
Stone Lake Chautauqua Opens
at Chautauqua Park on Satur
day, June 29.
The Chautauqua at liig Stone
Lake will commence tomorrow,
June 29. and continue until July
7. preceding the Chautauqua
program, several instructive and
entertaining lectures will be giv
en. Dr. _!. W. Nash will give a
lecture on Italy and I'rofcssor
Fred W. Smith, who made a
careful personal study of the Bad
Lands of South Dakota, will give
a very instructive illustrated lec
ture showing the results of his
research in that region.
Rounds arid his all-star special-'
ty company, composed of eight
ladies, will furnish music--songs
both classic and popular,—orches
tra music-"-monologues and piano-j
logues. Thi.s company are old fav
orites, this being their third sea
son at Big Stone.
Dr. Sadler's Company, compos
ed of Dr. Sadler, Dr. Lena Sad
ler, Miss Mildred Willmer, reader
arid Miss Anna Kellogg, register
ed nurse, will give instructive and
Another attraction will be the
Appolo Concert Company and
Bell Ringers, a company of strict
ly high-class musicians arid enter
tainers, capable of putting on a
program of great variety and su
perior quality. A careful consi
deration of the personnel of the
company, their long and success
ful concert experience, the in
strumentation (including legi
timate instruments only) in solos
and splen'did ensemb'e work, the
vocal selections, readings, etc.,
prove them to be entertain u\s par
A rare treat in store for Chau
tauqua goers is the English Op
era Company, who are a mot.::
the most sought after attractions.
iThe excellence of their programs
is based primarily upon the qual
ity of the voices of its personnel
—voices of more than ordinary
range, well cultivated and care
"ep»rfn,ent of Hi.tor
FOR VICE PRESIDENT. JAMES S. SHERMAN
Mr. Sherman Is fifty-seven years old. being a native of lltlca, N. Y. He was ad
mitted to the bar In 1880. He was mayor of Utica 1884-85. New York congressman
1887-91 and 1893-1909.
LEADING FEATURES OF THE PLATFORM.
Roosevelt's previous administrations indorsed.
Against recall of judges, but for simplification of process of removal
in case of corruptness.
BIG STONE S BIG SHOW.
For amendment to anti-trust law providing for criminal punishment.
For protective tariff, but with
Federal trade commission to have administrative power over inter
Law urged to aid farmers in loans.
Extension of federal civil service law recommended, with creation
[The platform is silent on the initiative and referendum and some ot the
other progressive demands, it was adopted by this vole: For, GGU against,
not voting, m:j
fully coached iu the style of pro
grams they render. 'J. heir pro
grams embrace scenes from ti*j
popular operas, in costume also
scenes irom the grand operas, in
costume gypsy scenes sailor
scenes selections from tin ora
aL reputation as a .statesman, ora
torios sacred selections, etc.
Hon. Richard Yates, ex-gover
nor of Illinois, who has a nation
al reputation as a statesman, ora
tor and political, leader is one of
the stellar attractions on the pro
gram. Mr. Yate's manner of
speech is logical and convincing
and lie possesses a faculty of uni
fying facts, statistics and argu
ments arid flashes with brilliant
shots of wit. lie is a man of
striking appearance and com
mands inUncdiate attention. He
is a very (dear arid rapid speaker
These natural gifts and their
able presentation make Mr. Yates
a very popular lecturer, an ora
tor of the first rank, a man
with a mission and a message for
Those interested in domestic
science will firid Miss Norton's
demonstrations are of the most
practical character'an'd will prove
invaluable to the woman who has
the welfare of her household at
In the evening of July 3rd, at
8:30, the Hon. D. W. Lawler will
deliver his lecture calle'd "Big
Stone Vfake .in Pour Centuries."
Mr. Lawler is a speaker of great
force and always pleases his audi
ence and always has something
of interest for all.
Tha Motquito Plant.
In northern Nigeria there la a tree,
called in scientific language Oclmum
virlde, which mosquitoes cannot toler
ate. Two or three plants kept In every
room and placed along the veranda are
enough to shut out trespassing Insects.
A mosquito gently inclosed In a leaf
of the plant will lose consciousness In
a few seconds. The bruised leaf has at
scent not unlike that of wild thyme
and eucalyptus. The natives ot north-j
era Nigeria prefer an Infusion of Its'
leaves to quinine In malarial fever both
for themselves and their children.
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