when they come to realize thai
Washington lies to the south of
Baltimore, for while, in the minds
of the average person, Baltimore
is distinctively a southern city,
it is not as generally realized
throughout the country that the
national capital is even farther
south and lies fully 150 miles be
low the Mason and Dixon line.
One meets in "Washington people
from everywhere, and in that re
spect it is a "homey city." The
common grourid, and even on the
north and south meet here on
gressivgness of architectural sym
metry and beauty beckons to the
lazy ramshackle shiftlessness of
old-time southern shacks, which
house a large portion of smaller
business enterprises of the citv.
Great areas of Washington are
given over to colore'd population
who must be considered here as
the "sons of Martha," as they
bear most of the load of heavy
labor. To the north of the Dis
trict of Columbia lies Maryland
and to the south is "old Vir
ginia,", where the colored man is
under the taboo of the "Jim
Crow" laws. The little spot of
the District of Columbia belongs
I Matters Concerning the Law
1 Makers and Events of Impor
tance at the National Capital.
Washington, D. C., July 2.
^During the past year 113,000 peo
|pie made their pilgrimage to the
I tomb of George Washington.
|Mount Vernon, a short distance
jibelow Washington on the Poto
*mac, is one of the most beauti
ful spots on the American cont.i-
the great Washington estate.
These women perfected a nation
al organization and from the
small per capita admission fee
Wernon as sleek arid neat as
Jfarmer woman's kitt'.heu, and the
Shistorie rooms, bui'dings, grounds
ly preserved. It is not the idle
mght-seer or the fluffy-brained
tourist who has made up the ma
jority of these 113,000 pilgrims
this year, but. as one.observes the
character of the men and women
jho go through Washington, and
•S»end an hour or more at Ameri
shrine, it is plain that the
ist bulk of the visitors is coin
pjjBsed of patriotic men arid wo
m®n whose souls are full of
lo«e for their country, and a sa
reverence for the memory ol
th® great man who did more than
any one lelse in the world's liis
torly to Jperpetuate freedom arid
lib^rw And the word of disap
pointment is yet to be heard
from tl£e lips of those who have
gone fio Mount Vernon and
breatheiV within its sacre'd grounds"
aafl rooms an affectionate hom
ag| to-George arid Martha Wash
intftOn, who with their loved
ones spent their happiest years
this spot overlooking the ex
panse of the river Potomac—iso
lated froim the rest of the world,
arid happy in their own good
works. Surely in this delightful
spot American people have found
their mo'dern Garden of Eden.
nent. Every lew weeks some yap' newspaper office outside of Chi
in congress, or scribbler lor a
Our Western Visitors.
The democratic national con
vention has brought a great
many people from the west, who
on their way to or from the con
vention have visited Washington
for the first time. Baltimore and
the national capital are neighbor-
Resting Up the Waste-Baskets. I
Now tthiii the nominations arc
made by "at Icu.st two" of the
great parties,.there.is.a temporary
lull active political organiza
tion work. ,,k. |.110w-s this
better than the newspaper peo
ple whose waste-baskets have
been considerably overworked for
many months. J„ ,e republican
agers showed their ,ek of com
prehension Of the needs of the
press of the country by each
picking out men wlio though
skilled as Washington newspapei
reporters, knew a])out as much
about the interior of the average
newspaper, seeks noteriety by at- about fire insuranc',
tacking the system of
an admission of twenty-five (rents
to the grounds. This lias, how
ever, unvariably been silenced af
ter examining the record and
finding that Mount Vernon was
rapidly on the way to wreck and
ruin until a patriotic band of wo
men volunteered to take charge
or New York
-i ». vw .vriv« lilt* rwil^l
ing cities, only forty miles apart. men like Washington and most of
Many westerners are surprised them would undoulite'dlv rather
tinctions between the white and
black people, are largely of the
aoeiaj order, and adjust them
selves, naturally. Washington dif
grenees are more serious when
Everybody's Doin' It.
Perhaps the most universal
"disease" of today is tluit of
ino\ in picturitis, iud to sup
ply the deniarid for new films, na
tional celebrities wlio.se principal
headquarters are in Washington
are being continually worked" up
into new films. When the presi
dent atlen'ds a ball rnnie. or the
speakoi of the house walks
abroad—when there is a parade
'onnsylvaniit avenue, or an\,
Otln public ceremony in congress
or the army or navy, it is certain
that the moving picture man will
be on hand with his apparatus.
The pitcure house is no longer he
jexclusive haunt of the common
herd, because its merit has won
arid in the national capital, Phila
delphia, New York, or any of the
great cities, the best moving pic
ture houses arc surrounded by
great numbers of waiting automo
biles, whose owners arc unable to
resist the facination for the pic
ture show, even though a joy
ride may go to waste in conse
"All is Quiet on the Potomac."
"When we were boys and
girls" there was a slogan that
caitic down from Civil War times
"all is quiet on the Potomac,"
mtended to describe conditions of
peaec arid tranquillity in the af
fairs of civil life. The muddy old
Potomac is as dirty now as it
was a half a century ago. In the
summer time it breeds plenty of
malaria an'd gives off a heat
that would outdistance a turkish
bath, while any stray wind that
sweeps down over its banks, and
with good intent goes out on its
kindly mission, goes wrong as soon
as it comes in contact with the
boiling water of the river. Tn
short, Washington has a reputa
tion of being unbearably hot in
mid-summer and the blessed ol'd
Potomac doesn't flow fast enough
to purge itself.as.it.-drags.on past
the city and vies with the great
acres of pavemeo^.-fljat conspire
to hold the heat. The congress
be here than at home, but the hot
summers always cut. short the
The "President's Church."
There is always in Was
dent's church." In the days of
Colonel Koosevelt, the Dutch Re
form church was the popular spot
in Washington every Sunday
morning, and so it now happens
that All Soul's Unitarian church,
where President, Taft attends
service, is the place where the
tourists of Washington, via the
route of the rubber-neck wagon,
or doing the town on foot, find
themselves at eleven a. m. each
Sunday. At almost exactly that
hour the president's automo
bile stops at the curb, and secret
service men follow their chief
to his ew near the church altar.
The president always sits alom
and when he is away his pew- is
vacant, no matter how crowded
the edifice may be, because—in
dependent of All Soul's be
ing the president's church, it be
came, under the pastorate of
Doctor Edward Everett Hale and
Doctor Ulysses G. B. Pierce, the
i®0st Popu'a/of all Washington's
that the president always sits
alone needs qualifying—once, dur
ing the past year the presi'dent's
brother sat alongside of liini. No
direct member of his family-has
accompanied him, at least not for
more than a year. One notes
what known as "the approval of hisparty.than
New Jersey's Governor Chosen[
as the Democratic Standard-!
Bearer by the Baltimore Con'
Baltimore, July 2—This after
afternoon, on the forty-sixth bal
after a struggle exceeded in 2,uue ,at
Because the Missouri delegates
insisted on a roll call in order
that they could vote "for ol'd
Champ Clark to the last," the
nomination was not made unani
mous on the forty-sixth ballot.
As the roll call proceeded, state
after state fell into line solid for
Wilson, the only exceptions be
ing Florida, 5 for Clark, and
Missouri, 36 for Clark.
After the ballot was counted,
Senator Stone, of Missouri.'
Clark's manager, moved the nomi
of this republic been a president
William Howard Taft. Few of
his predecessors have been so pro
party, Presi'dent Taft has been,
is, and will continue to be a pro
Night and day service. One or
two passengers. Prices reason
able. Day phone, 256 night
(1-2) —CHARLES TOWER
Have the Standar'd do your job
printing. If the job don't suit
you, you don't pay.
church, or when seeing the presi
dent elsewhere, the absence of hi.
aide, for since Major Archibald
Butt met his tragic 'death in the
Titanic catastrophe, Mr. Taft has
#isB£tnn teklg #femifcriJ
SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTS, 8. D.. FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1912-8
Nominated by the
nation of Wilson be made by ac- Roberts, and F. B. PurWv, of
clamation, and it was so done. Grant,, are in attendance, to give
The carrying of. the Stone mo-, advice, counsel.and commendation
tion was greeted by lou'd and pro-1 to their workers.
longed cheering in the gallery,
which was joined by those on
the floor. There was a wild dem
onstration for Wilson.
gressive progressive along the!
more alone than formerly.
vention on the Forty-sixth Bal-, County Normal Simmer School
lot—Result of the Convention
a Decided Victory for Bryan
Attendanc7^~ the Inter.
Chautauqua Park, July 2.--The
Inter County Normal Summer
School for Grant and Roberts
Counties opened Monday morn
ing, June 24, Chautauqua Park
number of ballot., "ig Stone Lake, Dr. G. W. Nash,
the number of ballot^ taken but.
twice in the political history of
the country, the democratic na
tional convention nominated Gov.
Woodrow Wilson, of New Jer
sey, for president, of the United
president of the Northern Nor
mal and Industrial School, of
Aberdeen, acting as coridjuctor,
and also presiding over the work
in South Dakota history, didac
tics, civics and word study.
Ellwood C. Perisho, Dean of
the College of Arts arid Sciences,
State University, has charge of
the classes in general and physi
cal geography, field work and
Mrs. Ida N. Reynolds, supervi
sor of practice, Sioux City, Ja„
tciches the classes in general
metho'ds and language, industri
al work and drawing.
Fred W. Smith, of the Aber
deen Normal, gives instruction in
agriculture, physiology, nature
study and astronomy.
Mr. MeClinton, of Mitchell, is
handling the work in reading,
literature -and IT. S. History.
li. C. Sou'der, superintendent
of ttlie Big Stone City Schools,
has come over to shed light on
the grammar arid composition
questions Hird test our ability in
The class in music is caroling
sweet songs under the supervi
sion of Miss Deitert.
The large dormitory, which
accommodates one hun'dred fifty
persons, is filled to overflowing,
while some of the teachers are
renting cottages, others boarding
at the hotel, and a number have
been forced to seek lodging in
Ortonville, coining over each 'day
There are two hundred en
rolled, besi'des the faculty, and
much interest is being manifested
in the work.
Supts. Bonnie Andrews, of
On Thursday night. Fred W.
Smith gave a fine lecture on the
"Ba'd Lands." and Friday even
ing Dr. Nash gave one on "Sun
ny Italy." Both were illnistrated
Sanely Progressive. "tereopticon views an'd were
highly enjovable. Each man is
here has never the history
who alter serving one term as I permitted to be a listener.
cli.iet executive, was better de-'
jn |ljs Qwn otVssif)n n(1
1t is al) intpllwtll lI tl
Notice for Contractors' Bids.
lines of sane Weals. If progrcs- ouutv, South Dakota, will re
siveness means a repudiation and( ceive seabct bids up to and in
an upsetting of the fundamental I Endingj,4:\
of government is based. Presi-
District No. 1, Robert's
principles unon which our svstem !n f,,.. t„ tmiu t,,-,, biithday, and in liono
principles upon which our system! p. .. for contract to build two
hoolhouses in said district ac-1 j'. J'' "u|1,
dent Tatt is not to be classed I cording to plans and specifica- '. JL,, '.an '.
as that kind of progressive. With-jtions in the office of the clerk.
in the bounds set by the wise' Buildings to be 20x30 feet with ,'j, ',U
men who founded the republican 10-foot posts. Bids will be re i'
ceive'd for work alone, or for
work and materials, including the
foundations. Bids will also l:-e
schoolhouses in said district, two
18x24-10 arid .two 18x30-10 to be
painted on the outsi'de with
white lead and linseed oil, two
coats, arid on the inside one coat,
the entries to be painted same
as the schoolhouses on the out
The boar'd reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
For plans and specifications
call on or write
—T. J. Risdall,
Clerk of School Board
(1-4) R. 1, Vebleh, S. D.
Have the Standard do your job
printing. If .the job don't suit
you,.you don't pay.
And Five Persons Are Hurled
Two Thousand Feet to Their
Atlantic, N. J., July 2 -Mel
ville Vanniman, his brother, Cal
vin Vanniman, Fred Elmer, Wal
ter Gust and George Boulter
were killed here at (j :30 o'clock
today by an explosion of the
dirigible balloon Akron, while
2,000 feet in the air.
The men fell into three fa
thoms of water. The balloon was
on top of them, and their bodies
have not been recovered.
Over 1,000 people saw the
aero accident, which was probably
due to the extreme pressure of
gas in the balloon, caused by the
heat in the upper air and the use
of Vanniman's new method of
elevating control, consisting of
pumping air into the insi'de bag
and then compressing the gas.
Vanniman was preparing for a
flight across the Atlantic. lie was
the engineer of the Wellman po
When the balloon exploded,
was soon enveloped in flames.
Not a Record Beater.
Every patriotic citizen has rea
son to rejoice that the republican
party has refused to violate the
unbroken prece'dent of American
history, and that the compelling
ambition of Theodore Roosevel
for a third term as president, so
that his name should rank in his
tory above that of Washi.nglou
and Linocln, has been defeated.
His Thirty-seventh Birthday.
Wedn.-s'day, July 3, was Coun
ty Commissioner Melland's tliir-
,un a lls
received for the painting of four janeial backers, over two and one-
Killed by Electric Shock
Sioux Falls, July 2.— Henry
Morrel, aged 23 years, an em
ploye of the John Morrell pack
ing plant, was kille'd Monday
afternoon about 5 o'clock by an
electrical shock. The young man
was at work with a fellow work
man in the condensing depart
ment of the packing plant. lie
was holding an electrict light in
one hand so that his fellow work
man coul'd see to work on a valve
that needed, fixing. The young
man wore a pair of gloves but in
some, manner tlfc electrical cur
rent passed through his gloves
arid entered his body. lie gave
a scream and fell over. The cur
rent-was turner! off but, £0o late,
the vofun# man-was dead.
Arrested for Assault.
Oelrich Fostcauip, who was em
ployed on the farm of Kiueliart
Koenigsberg in Geiieseo town
ship, four miles northeast of
Corona, was arrested and brought
to this city by Sheriff Swansou,
Wednesday morning, eharge'd with
assault with a dangerous weapon
with intent to kill. The com
plaining witness is Mr. Koenigs
berg, who claims that Fostcauip,
assaulted him with a pitchfork
during an altercation. Feslcamp,
who is a young German new
comer, was given his preliminary
hearing Wednesday aftcrnoun, be
fore Justice Priridiville. and was
held to the circuit court.
Was It Worth It?
It cost the colonel, or his m-
half milion dollars to fail, in an
effort to stampede any one of
501 goo'd men and tine.— Ver
And a Tough Journey.
Some people, however, regard
it as a long steep way form Bal
timore to Washington.— Chicago
You can reach the people
through the columns of the
Standard bettter than through
any other medium in Roberts
Have the Standard, print it.
Mr. arid Mrs. Ulsta'd and Mr.
and ilrs. Satre returned, from
their trip to Sioux Falls, Friday.
Both families enjoyed a very
Bill Vol mar was an early Wed
nesday morning caller at the J.
F. Glcaosn home.
A few of the people in this
neighborhood look in the picnic
given at the North church.
Adolph Johnson has been busi
ly engaged ,the past week, in lay
ing the foundation for the house
which was moved to Ed'dy a
couple of weeks ago.
civ in Satre went to Sisse
ton, Saturday, after a load of
goods for B. T. Saridsmark.
I he Eddy first ball team play
ed the.second.team.at.Thor Lien's,
last Sunday. The game en'ded in
liivor of the second team by one
Mrs. Sheldon and Maude BiVd
sall were Eddy visitors, Monday.
The Norwegian choir met for
rehearsal at the Bethel church,
Lloyd Gleason made a trip
to Sisseton. Sunday, arid returned
home bright and early Monday
Louie Vollmar returned home
Wednesday, after having spent
the past winter and spring in the
Mrs. T. Hammer and 'daughter
Sundayed with the Gust Klev&n
Nannie Olson went home last
Fri'day, from which place she in
tends to go to 'different points in
Minnesota to spend her vacation.
Jim Connely drove.oyer.to Veb
len. Saturday,, to look over the
ruins of the fire.
Mrs. Wilson and son Willie
visited relatives in the west set
tlement part of the week.
Mrs. P. C. Johnson, three child
ren and ilinuie Floe spent Fri
day afternoon at the Hue home,
the children remaining over night
The Johnson force was entertain
ed at the same home 'during* the
The G. Oilbertson family and
their guests were at Sisseton, on
Jennie Johnstad is at Aber
deen, attending summer school.
We regret very much that our
mail carrier, Jiiu MeLeod, has
been obliged to give up his mail
route, and.go.west for his health.
Our interest and best wishes arc
with him, and we hope to see
him return strong anil well Mr.
McDonald will act as carrier (lur
ing Mr. MciLeod's absence.
Ole Tollefson and llanna Han
son were marrie'd at -.the bride's
home in Minnesota, on June
22. The groom is a farmer, and
the bride was the former clerk at
the store, the position now being
occupied by Elias Jolinsta'd. They
are well known here and hmvc
many friends who join in wishing
Charlie Anderson was at Sis
seton, Monday, for a load of,
flqur for P. C. Johnson.
Ed Israelson went to Sisse
ton, Tuesday, aftfer lumber.
Missc,s Mabel and TiI lie Peder
son left for their home in North
Dakota last Wednesday, after
having spent a couple of.weeks at
the Rev. T. A. Guniiarson home.
Mr. Anderson, of Sisseton, was
in this vicinity buying hogs, We'd
Airs. Hihrle wa.s -an Ed'dy buyer
Henry Ernst, the Eddy black
smith, went, to Sisseton, Satur
day, ami returne'd Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. lea son and Mrs.
Crocker autoed over to Veblen,
'1 he Sundahl family did shop
ping at Eddy, .Monday afternoon.
loin Sandsinark and William
Monson left for Elbow Lake,
•ilrs.P. C. Johnson, Olga Biue,
Oscar and Easton Floe and Elias
Johusta'd spent Sunday ,-it Sis
A number from here attended
the annual.telephone.meeting held
at 1'eever, Saturday.
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