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Vol. 20
Matters Concerning1 the Law
Makers and Events of Impor
tance at the National Capital.
Washington, D. C., Sept. H.—
Former Representative Bowers,
of Mississippi, who asserts that
lie "retired voluntarily." a state*
ment one sees frequently in the
political news nowadays.
thiis is a graceful way to
has given an interview
Washington correspondent.
cause I could not make ends
on the salary of a member of
to a
gress, I. quit,' says Mr. Howers. 1
figured out, and found I was 110
longer getting any returns from
my law practice. 1 had a family
growing up, and found it neces
sary to make more .money, so 1
Avent back to the law, and I am
mighty glad of it. Th.e uncertain
ty of tenure of a member of con
gress makes it all the harder for
a congressman. 1 have been re
ferring to the men who have sen
ved for several years in the
house.' A congressman re
ceives an annual salary of $7,000.
•and twenty cents a mile travel
ing expense, free office rent,
stationery and postage, lie also
has $125 a month clerk hire, and
although Mr. Bower declares that
approximately $S.000 a year is
inadequate for a congress-man,
yet the latter have repeatedly de
clared that the $1,500 a year their
secretaries get is ample. Figur
ing, that Mr. Bowers has lour
mouths at home where lie can
attend to personal business each
year, it i.s seen that his salary
for actual time spent ii Washing*
ton is approximately $1,000 a
month. Now some congressmen
from thi' south and elsewhere
practice petty larceny by drawing
their $125 a month clerk hire,
and then engaging a .stenographer
who does .all their work for from
forty to sixty dollars a month.
The congressman pockets the bah
auce. Fortunately this is not a
general custom, though it actu=
ally does exist in notable cases.
Without disputing that Bowers
can make more money in .Missis
sippi than at the capital, one can
not help wondering, in view of the
attempts of the secretar
to secure an increase, and in
view of their ability to pay their
own railroad fare and live on the
salaries, just what difference
there is in the quality of meat
upon which Mr. Bowers and his
class ol congressmen "doth Iced.
Washington is not nearly as ex
pensivie a place in which, to live
as New York, Chicago, and most
other large cities, and some ot
these congressmen who cannot
"make ends meet in Washing
ton, should furnish a bill of pan
ticulars for the enlightenment of
the general public. However,
while Mr. Bowers may have found
things hard here, it is notice
able that most congressmen not
only are able to live comfortably
here, but are able to send a lew
dollars home each- pay day for de
in their local bank.
The Closing of Post Offices
On Sunday.
A big noise went up from
New York, Chicago, St. Louis and
other large cities when the post=
master general ordered the sus
pension of Sunday mail deliveries
and told mostly everybody con
nected with the postoffice and de=
livery service to go home
and enjoy Sunday with their
families. The protest was,
however, short lived, -since
the. general public cainc to
the support of the department.
The Sunday closing plan had
been previously thoroughly tried
out in the Washington city post
office, and when it was found
that it "worked well on
dog," the result of the extension
of the plan to the country gener
ally was assured in advance. To
the great surprise of many peo»
pie who have long thought other
wise. they are abl-e to get along
without their miil until Monday
morning without any serious in
Exploiting Porto Rico.
Governor Colton has recent
lv returned to Porto Rico, after
spending several weeks in the
capital and other portions of the
states, where his principal pur
pose has been to direct atten
it ion to the rich, commercial ad
vantages of the island, lie lias
installed in New York what is
{known as the "Porto Rico Ex
hibit.'' and the idea that nothing
but cyclones and pestilence are
"raised" on the island is dis
pelled by the amazing display of
grains, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Gov. Colton asserts that Porto
(Rico is one of the garden spots
of the western hemisphere, and
witl(j a stable form of govern-
such as now exists, lie
feels sure that, by drawing atten
tion to the island, American capi
tal and settlers may be induced
to participate in the upbuilding
of Porto Rico.
The Mexican Intervention Scare.
Recent reports concerning
Mexican intervention originated
ill the highest official quarters,
and there is pretty good reason
to believe the president gave
some rather stiff int i.mations to
the press, as a good many of the
reports originated in Beverly.
Things have been pretty bad in
•Mexico for a long time, but the
best official information is that
conditions have improved some
what. and the complaints fro-m
Americans have diminished. -Inst
now. all who know the Mexican
-situation scout the idea that in
tervelltion is desirable, and the
only .justification for talk of
•this nature at this tihie. is be
ilng traced to tlwj exigencies of
American national politics.
(Bv Selimer Rusk.)
Miss Lucille Christian was a
high school visitor. Friday after
The high -school attendance is
mow seventy, the highest it has
ever been.
On Monday two of our gradu
ates left to attend higher schools.
Marthia Morris, Ml. went to Lake
Forrest, and Alfred Monnie. 12
went to the I'niversity of South
Thus far only one football
gaiine has been scheduled. and
that is with ilbank, Oct. 5. We
hope to have our schedule full
before long, as we are trying to
arrange games with all lli'e neigh
boring towns.
The majority of high school
consists of highly educated fresh
men. Ot course we do not wish
to slain the new arrivals, but for
tho sake of the upper classmen
we wish they would make a care
tul study of the plans of the high
school, and quit wandering
around and .getting lost in the
numerous halls, offices and class
Among the freshmen arrivals
of this week are: llattie and
Jenny Rude, .John Ntorbatin and
Aubrey Knight.
Frank McKeever. the latest
addition to the Junior class, has,
according to his merits, received
a back seat, but it i.s hard tell
ing how long lie will keep it.
State Game Warden Here.
W. Bancroft, of Watertown,
slat' game warden, wa.s in the
city on Tuesday, in consultation
with Deputy Game Warden -Toll»i
S. Swanson. Mr. Bancroft is an
old time newspaper man, and
while here made the Standard of
fice a very pleasant call.
The Sisseton Weekly Standard
has at least 65 per cent more cir
culation than any other newspa
per printed in Roberts county. I
you have anything to advertise,
you cannot afford to overlook
this fact. Our subscription lis
is open for your inspection.
If you want a high grade
course in Business, Stenography
or Telegraphy write to the Sioux
Falls Business College. Sioux
Falls. S. Dak., for free catalog.
Fine list of first-class improv
ed farms for sale. O. E. Lien,
Sisseton, S. I). (6tf)
All the latest in Velvet Gham
cusse and Challis Dresses at
Miss McQuillen's.
The Standard for news.
Seasonal Distribution of Man and
Horse Labor Investigated
The great problem of the sea
sonal '(.Ustrihutiisiu of labor 1.111 the
faaMii is splcmli'dly discusscd by
Due to an ever shifti'lig change
•ill co-uditioms. the types of Jar
inig have been c.on«tamtly chang
ing i:n the east ain'd wcist. l,n the
east, the P'l'i-ee ul feeds which
has traveled faster than the price
of 'dairy products is inducing the
dairyniein to sell /tjiie-i-r hay a.n,d
grain instead of turning it into
milk, butter ain'd cheese. Iin tile
West, the relative!v lower prices
of hay aiiul mill products and the
perceptible itwrcaisc in the price
ot daiiry products has given tihe
'da.i.rv industry ji tremendous
growth. Other chainges in the sys
twins of .rotation! in the n-oni- belt
have been worked out by natural
coaidit io'iiis.
These ehaJiges liaive made it
diff.ie.ult for an accurate syistem of
fa«--m majwigcinent to be worked
out. Investigation has proved
(however. tha.1 there ought to he
a .more evc.ii- is.) iributioin of .man
and horse labor on moist IVirms
oil the I initeld States. So poorly
distributed is- horse labor un '(.he
average fa rjii. through out.
1he.ye ir
that .the horse works but three
anM oiin-haJf hours each day. On
most tarniis it ilwis been I'ou.n'd
that the rush of spring p,la.n,tiiig
aud midsunmiieir lia.rve.stmg imake
newsisairy the hilling of "rush."
labor which cam not be profitably
employed at any •other time.
The farm mama.geime.nt 'division,
therefore, 'is working out several
schemes of farming whereby tile
the work eani -be better distri,lu
te'd through summer and winter,
an'd to ena.ble a. larger profit to
he liialde. To that eimd. coind
wa ter
Spiilimaiii, i'airm mauiage-
nie'ilit expert, of the I'. S. Depart
lueiLt of Agriculture, in the ID 11
Yearbook, just issued. The aid
vantages of ail effioieiii.t scheme
ol' fa.rm management, wln-re,by la
bor -may be employed throughout
the year, are emphasized in this
arc being inivestiiga.ted throughout
the Cnited States.—Kay l\ -Speer
Minn. Agricultural College.
A Splendid Home.
new residence of M. L.
Stavig ill 1 lie .southwestern
of town is Hearing completion,
and will be ready for occupancy
in about ten days. Viewed from
th,e exterior, it is a handsome and
imposing structure, and the in
ticrior is thoroughly in keeping
with its outward appearance. I
IT he new dwelling is two and a
half stories with full basement,
and is finished throughout in
hardwood. There are fifteen
rooms, exclusive of the bat h
and all of the appoint
ar-e perfect. A hot
heating plant has been in
stalled. and every convenience
(known to the builder of mod
ern houses i.s in evidence. The
material used in the construction
of this handsome residence was
all purchased from the Sullivan
Lumber Co.. of this city, and the
building has been done under the
caret ul. intelligent and painstak
liing supervision of L. M. Jacob
!son, who is conceded to be one
ot the most thorough workmen in
this part of South Dakota. His
latest achievement is a credit to
Jliim. to Mr. Stav and to the
More Catalogs.
Th- local postoffice received
twenty-five sacks of Shears &
Sawbuek's catalogs on Thursday
evening of last week. Tli» cata
log houses evidently know a good
thing when they see it—they
reap their biggest, harvest in com
munities where the inactivity of
the local merchants gives them
an opening.
Will Take Postgraduate Work.
Dr. Lepler, the eye specialist,
•left on Monday for .Dulutli, to
jattend a meeting of the North
western Optometry Association.
While in the Zenith City, he will
also take a three weeks' postgrad
uate course in optometry. The
doctor evidently believes in keep
ing his methods of treating the
eye right up to the minute.
If you have an item of news—
tell the Standard about iit.
Successful Farmer, Fiuit Grower
and Stock Raiser.
We have with us today
Ben Keisdorf.
Know Ben
1 you don t,
You've misled
the best fellows
They were as fine as any
pie wek iiave ever seen.
The assort,mnt was made
of Northwestern (Jreenin-gs.
ton Greenings. Duchess
Wealthies. and sevral diffi
varieties of erabapples.
Ulrcklu lstantiar
meeting one of
best farmers
And one of tin
111 Roberts county.
Ben worked as a
luolde III
He came out here
Reservation opened
And filed on a home-stead in
Becker township.
He didn't get off on the right
Things went from bad to worst
for the first two years.
to .sell his
In IS'M he tried
farm for $300.
But nobody had tin
the farm,
today for
So Ben had to keep
Couldn't buv it
Ben squeezed through that year
someway, though he says he don't
know just how he did it.
In 18!)[ he mortgaged every
Ihing he had to buy seed—
Decided to let the tail go with
the hide, so to speak.—-
And that fall he harvested a
big crop.
That was the beginning of
Ben's prosperity.
lie commenced keeping live
Horses, cattle and hog-—
And things began coming his
lie bought more land.
Paid for it, too.
He planted a small orchard,
and now raises all the fruit he can
use and has some to sell.
We met him at the fair in
Browns-Valley last Friday, and lie
gave us a peck of assorted ap
ples which he raised on his farm
in. Becker township.
Perfect fruit, every bit of o.
Ben has about two acres into
orchard, and takes first-class can
of his apple trees.
And lie has proved, as others
are proving, that Roberts county
is in the fruit belt, and that
('Very farmer can raise his
apple sass if lie wants to.
More power to your
Ben Reisdorf may you live
and continue to prosper.
I bow.
Hunting Accident.
While shooting on a duck
pass near old Fort Sisseton,
Monday evening, llarr.v Rcardon
a member of the St. Paul Club,
had an accident which cost him
his lett thumb. He was using a
12-gaiigc gun, and inadvertently
slippcd a 20-gaugc shell into the
barrel. The smaller shell imine=
diatcly lost itself in the barrel,
and, supposing that it had gone
clear through, young Reardon
slipped in a 12=gauge shell and
fired at a passing duck. The 20
gauge shell had remained in the
barrel, and when Reardon pulled
the trigger the barrel exploded,
mangling his thumb so badly
that it had to be amputated. Th-p
operation was performed by Dr.
Glasier, of this city, and the in
jjured man left for his home in
St. Paul on Wednesday.
Batson's BlueRibbon Biddies.
lv M. Batson, of this city, ex
hibited nine coops of fowls at the
Browns Valley Fair, last week,
and the excellence of his exhibit
!is evidneed by the fact that he
brought home six blue ribbons
and two red ones. He was
awarded two first premiums and
one second on Rhode Island Reds,
first on Buff Orpingtons, first
and second on Buff Cochin Ban
tams. first on Seabright Ban
tams and first on Carneaux Pige=
ons. As a produoer of prize
poultry. Mr. Batson has few
equals and no superiors in this
immediate vicinity.
For Sale.
House, on east side of town,
near school building. Inquire
at this office. (13MGp)
brings results.
in the Standard
A Horse Apiece.
1-rank Hicks took Ira Bend,-!
and Kiumett Kennedy over to tlit^
dance at Browns Valley, last Fri
day evening, in his automobile.
Ira and Kmmett danced to
their hearts' content, and the
party started for home at about
1 a. in.
When about a mile and a half
this side of the alley, a hobbled
horse started to cross the road
directly in front of the Hicks
The hobbles impeded the prog­_
ress of the horse.
Subsequently, the horse in
pedeil the progress of tile car.
The gas wagon struck the
horse amidships, lifted him hur
riedly from the ground and de
posited him firmly on the chest
of r. 11 icks.
That was a horse on Hicks.
Though somewhat handicapped
by tile presence of the equine
intruder. Hicks finally succeeded
iu stopping his .machine, and the
boys helped him to get rid of his
uninvited passenger.
The collision damaged the car
to the extent of a broken fender
and a broken lamp, and also
twisted the steering gear, so the
party drifted back into th.e Yal
Hicks decided to wait for day
Bender and Kennedy were in a
ihclluva hurry to get- home, so
they hired another ear and took
a fresh start.
When about half way between
here and the Valley, the spark
jplug refused to spark, and the
boys spent the balance of the
night on the open prairie.
They located a telephone along
about daylight and phoned .John
McCoy to come out and get
them, which he accordingly did,—
and they arrived home a. iittle
after S o'clock,—cold, hungry,
sleepy and—mad.
But the worst blow of all was
yet to come
Hicks beat them to town with
the crippled car.
And that was a horse on them.
Making Good.
Louis B. Hanson, an old time
Sisseton boy, but now located at
Coffey villc. Kail., left for the
latter city, on Monday, after a
week's visit with his mother and
brothers Ln Sisseton. Mr. Han
son is interested with his father,
VV. T. Hanson, in a couple of
paying natural gas wells near
Coffcyville, in which city the la 1
ter also practices law. They
have recently leased a large block
land and will shortly begin
prospecting for more gas as well
as oil. and hope to "strike it
rich-•'- in which hope they are
ioincd by their many Roberts
coo ut friends.
Eddy Young People Wed.
The wedding of Willie Voll
met- and Miss Maude Birdsall,
both of Eddy, was solemnized in
this city,'Wednesday afternoon, in
the presence of l-M. Voll'mer
and Miss Maude Temple. Justice
D. .J. Prindiville lied the knot
that made the two young people
I one. The bride and groom
have both resided in Roberts
county for a number of years,
land are well and favorably
[known. The Standard joins
with their many friends in wish
ing them unbounded happiness.
Inspiring Music.
The I'nique Orchestra has been
•augmented by the addition of
Misses Eva and Hazel Bolim
bach, harpist and violinist, who
arrived Tuesday from Minneapo=
lis. They made their initial ap
pearance at the Unique on Wed
nesday evening, and pleased the
audience immensely. The young
ladies are musicians of unques
tioned merit, and Manager Miller
is to be congratulated on secur
ing such excellent talent for his
Another White Hope.
Sisseton bids fair to become
even more famous than she is at
present. Another "white hope''
lias been discovered here—and
this one has the beef to back up
his science and staying qualities,
lie fought all the way down the
principal business block of the
city, the other morning, and left
a long list of bruised and bleed,
ing countenances in his wake.
NO. 13
A Good Exhibition Attended by
a Lot of Good People.
Along with a lot of other
Sissetonians. the writer attended
the Traverse County Fair at.
Browns Valley, last Kriday. and
enjoyed the same immensely. The
oxhihits were all good, but the
fruit and vegetable display easily
had everything else backed off
the board. This exhibit was the
'./best we hav
county lair
good as one
lairs. Then
this section
blue ribbons
ever seen at a
in fact, it was as
usually sees at state
no use talking,
of the country has
dangling all over
it, when it comes to fruits and
The principal feature of Fri
day's.program.was!aii address by,
••lames .1. Hill, the iman who put
the (ireat Northern railroad on
the map. Mr. Hill made one of
nis characteristic speeches, and
1 eld the respectful attention of
his audience ior almost an hour.
Judging from Friday's attend
ance. the Browns Valley fair
this year was a dccidcd success,
as it usually is. And the good
people of our neighboring town
are to be comniciidcd for the en
terprise they display anil flu* en
ergy they expend in making it a
The Cups Are Ready.
ord has been received by
County Superintendent Bonnie
Andrews and also by Mrs. A. P.
Houdc, local president of the
Ladies' Auxiliary of Farmers' In
wt'jtules, that the silver cups of
fered by the Dakota Improved'
Seed Co.. of Mitchell, in the Boys
Corn (.-.rowing Contests, are all
ready for distribution, and that
the awards will be made as soon
as the winners of the contests
in the several counties have been
announced, which will probably
be late this fall. .» early nexif.
winter. These cups stand eleven
inches high., and arc beautifully
engi a\ cd in corn. The name of
the winner each year will be
engraved on the cup. which must
be. won tin years by
bov to become his
Some Big Yields.
Ed Lund, one of (lie boss
threshers of Roberts county,
was in town over Sunday, and'
was telling about
grain li
Last we
Of 111
has threshed this fall.
lie threshed 140 acres
stem mill velvet chaff
'or II. J, Heinecke, who
lies live miles northeast of'Sisse
ton. This wheat averaged 2«
bushels to the acre. He also
'thrcshi'd a 20-aci-e field of oats
[or .Mr. Heinecke which went 82
bushels to the acre, and a f)0
acre field barley which aver
aged 40 bushels.
invest merit.
field on the.
tarni oi Peter Polnau, thn
miles northeast of town, wl
was seeded last spring with 28
sacks of oats, yielded ]!10 bush
els a pretty fair return
Bennett's New House.
Arthur Bennett resumed build
ing operations on his lots across
the street from the Woodman
hall, Monday, and his new resi
dence is rapidly assuming defin
ite shape, under tin? efficient di
rection ot Contractor Paulson.
"Mr. Bennett is erecting a frame
building 30x38, 1 1-2 stories with
full basement, and when the same
is completed he will have one of
the finest and most commodious
homes in the city The new
residence will contain eight large
rooms, and will be modern
The Right Brand.
Airs. A Houde called at
the Standard office on Thursday
,of last week and showed us a.
sampio of fruit which she had
just pickied from her patch
of "Everbearing"' strawberries.
"These strawberries are guaran
teed to bear fruit from June to
October,"' said Mrs. Houde, "and
so far the ones I am cultivating
have done just as they agreed to.
My patch has produced a pint of
nice ripe berries every day this
week, and I expect to be picking
strawberries for two or three
weeks, yet.'

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