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JMi, $ Vol. 22 More of Roberts County Standard Man Takes Swing into the Southern Portion. Having occasion to visit Sum mit in an official capacity on Tuesday, Shi rift' Minder kindly invited the Standard man to oc cupy a seat in his automobile. Never having previously taken a trip tlirough that portion of the county, advantage of such a pleasent ride was eagerly taken. In passing through Peever we stopped long enough to take a cooling drink at the drug store, and went on, taking what is known as the west road to Sum mit. To a man who has lived in a tree country, the sight of the beautiful grove at the John Crocker farm was good for the eyes, the oak trees looking especially inviting. After turning into the hills the village of Summit was reach ed in due course of time. Indications there point to a good town, but it was reported that the place was given a small set-back a few months ago when the Milwaukee road closed the round house there and took away the "pushers" which had been helping the trains over the hills. This meant the removal of sev eral families, and railroad men are always good spenders. Bro. Burdine was found in his den, assiduously distributing a big handful of type, in an atmos phere something less than 150 in the shade. Ben Wilson, the gen ial publican, was out of town, but a number of other business men were met. Taking the east rdad for Wil mot we were soon down out of the hill3 and onto a level and most beautiful farming country, where waving fields of corn and small grain giving promise of an immense yield, were passed in rapid succession until Wilmot was reached. Here we were well cared for a supper time by the very accommodating people of the Merchants hotel. While Mr. Minder was visiting with his brother, the writer, with Bert Opsal for a pilot, was given an opportunity to size up the town. As a whole it is a town to be proud of. The business street is a good one, with its rows of good substantial build ings, many of them being of brick. As for the residences, they are neat, well kept and well painted, Mr. Opsal having one of the very best down there which cost him somthing over $3,000. The churches too, are well painted and look good. The fine new school house is beginn ing to show up and promises to be a building of which all the citizens will be proud. Several new residences are also going up, which are further evidences of the prosperity of the town. Some splendid road work both north and south of the village is being done. The north road is being heavily gravelled and will be something permanent. Home was reached with a better opinion than ever of our home county, although a very high opinion of this part of the state had always been enter tained, several trips around having but broadened our view. A few random impressions left upon the mind of the writer may not be out of place. Pass ing up the splendid Qrops that were noticed in the low country without comment, the question keeps presenting itself as to why the farmers are doing so little in the way of dairying and stock raising. This applies more par ticularly to the hill country which is much more adapted to grazing purposes than to the raising of small grain. Bat whether in the hills or on the flats, the raising of cattle is wo fully neglected, the cattlo in dustry being the back bone of the best farming the world over It is a noticeable fact also in Ro berts county that wherever you do see a Ii ich of cattle, you never fail to see good crops, good buildings and other signs of pros perity. There is enough grass going to waste in the hills this year to fatten thousands of head of beef cattle or to produce hun dreds of thousands of pounds of golden butter. Roberts county is one of the best pieces of farming country out of doors. This fact should be advertised far and near, and kept up until homeseekers in other states have learned that the whole state is not alike, but that the chance for making money in farming in Roberts county can not be surpassed anywhere in this broad country of ours. Boost and boom and help bring in settlers until the hill tops re sound with the bleating of sheep and the bellowing of cattle. How Roosevelt Won the Confi dence of the South Americans "Roosevelt is the United States," I frequently heard it stated, and that, too, by people who are accustomed to weigh well their words. "He typifies all that is best in your great and progressive land, and we feel many thousand miles nearer your country than we did before his arrival." What particularly «Delighted everyone was to find'the illustri ous guest so surprisingly human and sympathetic. "Que hom bre tan simpatico." was a fre quent exclamation heard when he responded, as he always did, to the kindly greetings of the people who gathered in throngs to see him at every village and town through which he passed. From the very first he won the hearts of the people and gain ed their confidence. The sus picions and prejudices and ill will that had long been rankling in their bosoms regarding the "Colossus of the North," as the Uuited States was called, disap peared as if by magic. When he assured his hearers that the United States wished to live in perfect harmony with all the countries of South America that the reported plans of con quest and domination in the southern continent by the Unit ed States were but idle fancies or malicious reports circulated by interested persons or by political mischief-makers when he solemly declared that he wished to see all the nations of the Western Hemisphere possess equal opportunies for working out their respective destinies, they believed him, for, as they said. "He speaks the truth, be cause he speaks from the heart." —From "Roosevelt's Visit to South America," by J. A. Zahm, in the American Review of Re views for July. W. C. T. Ü. COLUMN The local ladies of the W. C. T. U. are solely responsible for whatever appears under this heading. CLUBWOMEN FOR SUFFRAGE A triumph for woman suffrage greater than the conquest of any single state was won when the General Federation of Women's Clubs indorsed the principle of political equality at the recent biennial convention at Chicago, says a number of interested editors, who thus find the indorse ment of woman suffrage by wo 1 "A tr_L1f'*f.rtr-»t»-'T 1 men more important than its in dorsement by the men. Nor is the ChicagoTribune alone in con sidering the move "the most im portant indorsement of woman suffrage in the history of the movement." The now success ful fight of the suffragists "to breakdown the Federation's con stitutional bar on political and religious subjects" was a long one, as a Chicago correspondent notes. For it was just twenty two years ago, we are reminded edi to rally by the Albany Knickerbocker Press, "during' the first biennial convention at 1 Chicago," that "a delegate arose and proposed the indorsment of I equal suffrage in a plank of the Federation. She stood alone. Not another delegate supported her. She was gently and firmly suppressed." Then "the conven tion proceeded peacefully to dis cuss self-improvement, personal culture, kindergartens, and other comparatively tame, non inflammable subjects." But this year, by a "vigorous and prepon derant chorus of 'ayes' the convention passed this resolution: "Whereas, the question of political equality of men and wo men is to-day a vital prob'em under discussion throughout the civilized world, "Resolved, that the General Federation of Women's Clubs give the cause of political equal ity its moral support by record ing its earnest belief in the prin ciple of political equality regard less of sex." That such an organization, de clares the Chicago Tribune, "representing as no other does thoughtful, practical, and for ward looking women throughout the Republic should vote virtu ally unanimously for the suffrage means that the fight for enfran chisement is won. It will be re tarded here and yielded with limintations there, but the time will not be long before woman votes as man votes in every part of the United States." The "moral victory" in the Chicago convention, agrees the Chicago Hearld, "spells a series of prac tical and legislative victories all over the land." Such paper as the Columbus Dispatch and St. Louis Republic are found in agreement with the New York Globe, to which this victory seems "more important than the winning of a new state," because "It has within it the seeds of many state victories. The ma .* ä1" SISSETON. ROBERTS COUNTX, S. D., FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1914 (mzEtts PPS ff. This week we give a picture of the car of the Citizens National Bank as shown in the parade The occupants are Leo Lukanitsch and Henry Helvig on the front seat, J. W. Barrington, Miss Anna Kelly and Lief Glosimot in behind. These pictures were taken by Bowe. jority of men are disposed to concede the vote to women when it shall fairly appear that the wo men really want it Now it can be no longer said that the most representative and embracing! organization of women in the I country is opposed or indifferent. The strongest protest of an antisufr'rage minority at the con tion must not be forgotten. The president of the National Associa tion Opposed to Woman Suffrage, Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, herself a prominent clubwoman, declar ed that the suffrage would antag onize thousands of women and needlessly "inject politics into philanthropies. The cause of suffrage has re ceived a double impetus, remark several Chicago papers, since during the very week of the Fed eration convention the Illinois Supreme Court declared consti tutional the law by which women in that state are now partially enfranchised. This means, in the words of the Chicago Trib une, that "the women voters of Illinois now may take off their wraps and hang up their bonnets. They have come to stay." And while this fact is "primarily of state interest," it is, in the opinion of the Chicago News, "of import to the whole country": The fact that suffrage has crossed the Mississippi River has had a moral influence on the Eastern States. If the Illinois Supreme Court's decision had been adverse, the causes would have been set back in the country as a whole.—The Liter ary Digest. Water-Drinking With Meals Pursuant to a tradition of long standing, it is a common custom to forbid the drinking of water at meal time. There was a time when such advice appeared most reasonable. Professor Hawk and his pupils at the University of Illinois have been investigating, during the past few years, the correctness of the current attitude toward this question, with results quite at variance with the traditional idea. When the influence of water-drinking with meals was examined by direct experiment on man the alleged direful con sequences were found missing. There were no apparent ill effects. On the contrary, the general con clusion from all the findings was that if water is taken with meals there is a better digestion and a more complete utilization of food. A pronounced improvement in the digestibility of fat was also observed. Since there is a constant tend ency, at least among persons whose knowledge of thch given subject is slight, to carry to ex tremes conclusions derived from experiments, it seems worth while to add a warning against the indiscriminate and excessive use of large quantities^" water. Furthermore, nothing that has been said is intended to lend any support to the American custom of drinking water that is ice-cold. The experiments of Hawk and his pupils indicate that our ideas with regard to the drinking of water must be revised, but we must wait for reports of obser vation from a larger body of ob servers. In the meantime, says The Journal of the American Medical Association, we may allow water more freely with meals, subject to the individual exceptions which experience brings out. Invent Shock Loader Cottingham Bros, and Aaron Arrowsmith have made several changes and improvements on their grain shock loading ma chine, and are now of the opin ion that it will work about right. A test in some grain field will soon be made, when some minor changes may still be found nec essary. The machine works something after the order of a hay loader. The shocks will be picked up and elevated to a high carrier which will dump them into a hay rack that is driven along by the side of the loader. The advantage of this contrivance for handling grain is quite appar ent. It is estimated that when it works t3 perfection, that it will save at least half of the teams and men now needed in get ting grain from the shocks to the thresing machine, and this means a great deal. Thy machine itself can be operated by one man and two horses. A horse power gasoline engine easily furnishes the power for the loader. The invention is covered by several patents, and friends of the owners thereof hope to see them make some money out of their invention. Phone in the news to the Stan dard. Don't forget it. v/,-fT r" No. 4 Big Procession in Huron Suffragists Make Great Display in Honor of Miss LaFollette Huron, .July 1:5.—A long pro cession, led by sixteen horsemen and- made up of tiftythree auto mobiles honored Miss Fola La Follett on the occasion of her vis it to Huron, speaking here on the subject of suffrage. Four cars in the parade were from Miller and a number of others from out side points. The business sec tion of town, the horses and auto mobiles were decorated in the national colors and the suffrage yellow. The horsemen led, followed by the mayor's car, and by the guest's machine. Miss La Fol lette was accompanied by Mrs. John L. Pyle, president of the State Universal Franchise League Mrs. Alva E- Taylor and Mrs. R. O. Richards. Miss La Follett's address was given under the auspices of the Huron chautauqua, and Miss Elizabeth Ghrist of Miller was secured for several vocal selections, as a special number. The biggest crowd of the chautauqua was out for this occasion. "RAT" COULD NOT BE SLAIN And It Was Not Until the Next Morn ing That Housewife Discovered Just the Reason. She was in tlio habit of cleaning her front doorstep on Saturday nights in order to avoid the neces sity of Sunday labor, and was so en-r gaged on one occasion when she was' alarmed by the squeaking of a rat.|f She beat a hasty retreat into thej#' house, but, emboldened by a little!, family counsel, and armed with a brush, she returned to the doorstep to slay the rodent. Several lusty blows in the dark-! ness at the doorstep had no effect be-! yond bringing forth a few more| squeaks from the invisible rat. A| kindly passer-by offered his aid, m| learning the cause of the trouble,| but his efforts with the brush werel no more effective than the female's.! The rat would not be killed, nor! would it go away. It would do noth-i ing but squeak, and at last the efforts! were given up. Next morning thei lady's neighbor, addressing her over1 the backyard wall, said: "Mrs. did you find ani india-rubtier doll in front of your! house last night? My children lost' one." AMONG BRITAIN'S GREAT DEAD Champion Prize Fighter of England Honored With a Tomb in West minster Abbey. Observant visitors to Westminster1 abbcv may have noticed in one of the groups of statuary near the north' door of the edifice a remarkable arm on one of the figures. Not a few peo ple have thought, that it was an exag gerated model of a limb, but, as Burton was the" dean's verger, and on one occasion he was asked if he would like to he buried in the abbey. Burton replied in the affirmative, and also asked that the fact that he was champion prizefighter of Eng land should be inscribed on his tomb. To this the dean actually consented, but when the time came it was de cided by the chapter that the inscrip tion should be omitted. Burton, •however, was buried in the abbey, al though there is nothing on the tomb atone to indicate who or what he waa.i Sour Pork Chops. This Is a German dish. Fry the required number of pork chops and remove them to a hot platter. Stir al tablespoon of flour Into the glase in the pan and when brown add three fourths cup hot water, one-fourth oap vinegar, one-half teaspoon allspice* pepper and salt. Pour this gravy orm the chops. sBi'I !w+, & ill A at matter of fact, it was actually mod eled from the arm of a verger at the! abbey, named John Burton, who at one time was champion prizefighter of England. Ail "V 'M.