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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, June 25, 1915, Image 2

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General G. P. Scnven. Chief I
Signal Orficer, U. S. A. I
Commands Cruiser Squadron.
IIINII* .Vlinlrnl llltiini It 1 'iiprrton.
coiiiimuult'r tif 1 lit1 CI'll 1st11" si|tiiiilion "f
tlip AtIJIlit 1c- licet, lias spvnt nunc tliiin
twclitv tlii'ci' vein's ill seil sinrc lie wns
gritliiited fi-mii the Niivnl iieiiileinv
IST'i I'ln- c-niWvr st|iiinln'ii is or
ganized last lall, and Admiral apor
fon liiiWled Ills IIa« mi I lie armored
cruiser iislilii::tuu on Nov 10 lust.
Iti l^ihlicr (iciM'i'
vliivl sigu.il uitiviM
nrmv. is :i wjirm zul\ mate ul
tension dt I lit* nvuiiion MIIVI«I?
Inst iuinuiil report iicm-ial
urged the tniimiig men ol
tionnl gmml In neria) warlare
cstilblislunent n| reserve coi (is
mints thnnigli'iiit the romitvv.
•'Xot only is the aer»»|»hine lnvalna
folv." he s?ivs. 'in Iwiillng the position
of the onemv. hnl It has espeentl value
to eoinniaiuler in hniling his own
troops, in keeping liim inlornieil when
moveineiils are Inking phi« e. with I lie
position of his Hanks ami center, his
outposts, to inform his eavalrv of the
positions attained by a detached body
in short, of keeping him constantly in
touch with the locations mid move
ments of nil his troops.
if III!- rnlliMl Suites
Horn in Pennsylvania in ISM. Briga
dier General Scrlven was appointed to
the West Point Military academy in
1874. On Ids graduation four years
later he was assigned as a second lieu
tenant to I lie Kiglith Infantry. Later
he was trnnsterred ilie artillery, and
111 18$H he was appointed to the signal
corps. In January. 11)VJ. he attained
the rank of colonel in the signal corps
Ond was tlie only otUeer of that rank
In the organization. lie succeeded
Itrigadler (veneraI .lames Allen as chief
signal otllcer In ebruary of last year
During the lioxcr trouble In hina in
11)00 General Scrlven (then captain'
served as chief signal officer of ihe
relief expedition and was recommend
el for the brevet of lieutenant colonel
for gallant conduct at angstun.
A native of I eiin: ssee. Adiu:fal a
will lie sixtv years old on June
30 Before helm: asslnned to Ids pres-
ent duty be was In comma ml of the
Atlantic reserve fleet nt Uengtie Island
navy yard and previous to that had
been commandant of the uavtil sta
:i tlon at Newport. During his long serv
ice the admiral has performed nearly
«very duty that comes to a naval ottt
cer both afloat and ashore. He has
been a member of the navel examining
board, secretary to the lighthouse board
end lighthouse Inspector. At one time
to commanded the battleship Maine,
which he took when the' Maine reached
the Philippines toward the end of its
trip around the world In 1007.
In the Spanish-American war Admi-
Caperton was commander of the
gmlbcwt Marietta, which went on ahead
ot the Oregon as an auxiliary torj the
greater pert of its dash around the
Bom to Santiago,
The Fcblive Orientals Uncle Sam
Once Tried to Adopt.
Tht-u- Deadly Hatred Toward Mules.
Their Craving For a Taste of Soldier
,-jrul a Few Other Eccentricities
Proved Their Inglorious Undoing.
1 he I iiit.cn 1 Stales government hrsi.
venture into the usv of cam
els its army transports ,»n the sniith
v. -H I ii rontier was sanctioned by
oiigrc^s I hnmgii the etlorts ot .b-ller
sun 1 'avis. then a member ol the null
tarv commission and later secreiarv of
war. haws had commanded troops in
I lie soul Invest, in he Mexican war and
I,new what it. was to march tor davs
over a drv. barren countrv in a srnrrli
nig heal, with not him: to drink but
lint, drv air aud nothing to greet the
eve except cactus and rattlesnakes.
The rapid development ot nbforma
Miter I lie g-»ld strike of 1* |s inaile lice
f.ssarv provision t,r ilie transportation
of troops :ind supplies lie nt cotin
Irv over :i ilesert trail, which was
task llial set patriotism at a premium.
.1 effel's«111 1 'avis asked lor camels, and
coiiure-s linallv authotized an expeili
tion t" 1 he orient b» bitv them.
The ex pe III lou brought back nearly
1iu :thim il. which were mlded to orn
time to time till I he number grew t"
I J'js. Thcv were stati«ine«l at 1.1 Paso.
1 ho cx
lii Ins
ihv :i
Mini tlie
it item-
'"Mil. A viz. Sil II A Iil'liio .1 ml "Miel I'liotn l.v
points on 1 he frontier.
1 lie return trip across the ocean
with the camels Is rev irde 1 In aunts
big detail bv Lieutenant I' I'. I'otier.
win) was in charge, l.a« animal was
pi'ovaled with a competent chauflenr.
who was caretaker, interpreter and ba^
gage master in one Most of lie annuals
got seasick, and so did Ihe drivers, and
boih coniphitned bitterly ol the ar
rangements. Ihe camels wished they
hadn come a ml showed it by kicking
a.id biting pieces from variousolheers.
who were not to blame.
Alter landing in Texas tlie camels
did not improve perceptibly in then na
tures. Their particular aversion was
the nrmv mules. I-.ven the younger.
Inexperienced camels learned pilckl
to kill a mule with one blow of the
hind font and Indulged In that pas
iInn» frequently, I heir taste tor aimy
otlicers remained undiminished, and the
chatiflenrs got the blame every time a
captain lost some ot his anatomy.
The soldiers look to the camel with
reciprocal afiection. In the first place,
thev didn't like his looks, contending
that the soft, faraway look in the cam
eis eve indicated that his mind was
not on his business. I hen the soldiers
couldn't get used to the odor radiated
bv the oriental beast—circuses not be
ing in vogue—and tnanv of them said
that Kipling was pertectl.v correct in
his opinion that a camel studied most
awful vile. Kipling hadn said it yet.
but soldiers are fateemg ami knew he
was going to sav it.
Besides, the camel was no good ro
ride, the soldiers agreed. Iiis ambling,
rapid stride made them seasick, and
thev wanted 110 animal which it look
ten minutes to nwaken when the In
tllans attacked them In the night. No
American had lived up thai period
who could tie a cargo on one ot the
beasts so would stav on. I he cam
el is not constructed Hat on top. it is
remembered, ami oniv a clever Arab
chauflenr could load one to travel any
distance without losing the supplies.
The high record in dead mules was
made, it Is said, bv a camel in San An
tonio whose name was Maior. Major
kicked seven valuable mules into eter
nity. ami one dav some soldiers, friends
of the late mules, took Ma lor ofl up on
a high clilY and came back and said he
had fallen olT "accidentally. No ex
haustive probe was made of Maior's
A caravan loaded with supplies went
Into the c.itv of Sutherland Springs on
one occasion, and the camels were wa
tered at the town well. It was the
boast uf the dlv that the well had
never gone drv. About halt the cam
els took a drink and the well was,drv.
The disturbance caused bv the remain
ing thirsty camels set the population
Into a pa nil/'.
Hut the endless feud between the
camels and the soldiers soon convinced
the government that railroads would
do Just as well. The rush to Califor
nia was well over and frontier trou
bles were well under control by the
lime the war broke out. The govern
ment withdrew the foreign camel
agents and closed the foreign olliees.
]tv the time the war was over the cam
els died and some were stolen. Others
eseaiH'd to the desert, and even today
a hoarv wild camel, white with age.
occasionally ferrules Sunday newspa
per feature writers into writing some
thing about It. Very likely the ones
which didn't go to the desert swaui
oaek to lCgvpt. Itoth reports are au
thenticated in the same degree.—Kan
sas City Star.
Car Windows and Fussy Women.
Evury street car window was made
to puzzle the fussy woman who
doesn't know whether It goes up or
down. All she understands Is that It
It Is closed she wants It open mid If It
Is open she wants It closed.—Toledo
A' Scorching.
"Things were getting too warm for
me In that section of the country."
was the reason 7*
Pitcher Joe Wood of the Bos
ton Americans.
ii'im I I it in
Among the notable comebacks of the
V11baseball season is 1 'ih her Joe
Wood "SliM-kv Joe. they used t« call
him of the Ivosb'u 11 cd Sox. For the
past two seasnijs Joe has been of little
use !i his team, bin his good right arm
seems have rendered its strength.
ami in the lew Lr:imes in whi«-h lie has
appeared he has I.ecu smoking I hem
o'er with Ins old time skill and speed.
I Joe is a native ot Kansas t'ity. twen
1 six \var- il and Mrs: broke into
professional baseball as member of
{the Hutchinson iKan.i cam of he
Western association. In the fall of
MM is he was eeinvd by the l.oston
A niericans,
with that
1!M«. when he was largely instrumen
tal in winning the championship of the
American league for the Red Sox and
also the worlds championship from
the New \nrk ManK Afttjk that bril
liant season Joe arm seemed to weak
en and it is only now Ihfit he appears
to he working as of old.
Yankees' First Baseman.
I nless I am mistaken Walter IMpp
of the New ork Americans will be the
best first baseman in either big league
in another vear. sail Umpire Hilly
bvans ilie other day. "He is a bit
crude now. hut he is learning rapidly
and is a natural plavcr. He has a good
arm and can throw with unusual a ecu
racy. urthermorc. he Is quick in ban
ground halls, lie gets hiany wi N»
throws by stepping off the bag. at the
same Utile retiring batsmen by know
lug how to use his feet. He looks to
me like a tree hitter, a patient waiter
at the plate and a great slugger when
he hits a g.nxl ball. For his size l'ipp!
can hustle around the bases with lots'
of spei and he generally uses eXc I
lent Judgment. I.tI Donovan surely
has picked up a coming star in his new
hist baseman. See if I'm not. right."
Why the Cubs Win Games.
1 lie I libs owe their success in the
National league race, according to W.
A. lielon. meinnatl sport writer, so
tar, to their ability in cashing runs off
the chances given. They have scored
more runs tor their hits and passes
than any etiler club of ihe whole eight
—and any time von get the runs you'll
get the gat.ies. Pretty nice, those small
score games ami air tight pitching con
tests. hfit the boys who make the mis
are the long distance winners. The
Cub batting order is particularly w-ell
arranged to help the warriors around,
ltresnahan seems to have caught the
exact sequence that boosts in the tal
lies, for few batting orders have been
as well arranged since the one that
helped the Athletics to win so many
Star Cueists Began Early.
A tmu'ivitv ol the liillinnl players
who have reached Ihe tirst tliiiht began
play when in their early teens, while
quite a lew started in the knicket
bocker period ol their careers. Among
the latter may be cited William
Hoppe, holder of nil the world's balk
line championships George Sutton,
former 1S.1 a ml 1.^ world's champion:
Ora Mornlngstar. former 1S.1 title
holder, and several of the former
champions who have crossed the big
Speedometer For Sp:e:l Control.
Sj'C. lie. I ,ii I e. on. leiJ the
niotoi'i-si Ik-ii he i- I X' eeil NU he
prei| Iimi! N itr\ i(o not prevent his
|. u' o. s.iy-. t!:e I. ic Auiei'i
ti tin -«i iiii:-i'eiai .iiul I' Vehicles
I'-U is
Iii ii ut ureal.-r
of overloading.
ec.Ji• .seier man
tie happy idea
•aior of speed
i:11 ill prevent
st than the
lain that
laiue s:
of I
i:i'er h.-
"l c»,i:ibiuiirj
ii Ii an at rate
the «Iriver t'rr
devi« lias
I he ill 1
eli ei!t I
ea set for
r.njsMs of a patent lock.
11 any desired peed
si\:y miles an hour,
cheated speed reaeheil
i'-meter hand an clc- tric
lablished whicji energizes
'i::aitie I in a ma!l box
Tie- devi-c
whi- 11 can be
from zero «.
When he im!
by I he sp,
through whii-h the rod from the car
buret",- ihr-:t!e pa-.se This rod is
split within the -ase and one end
pas*(»s free!', hi a ee\ fitting tightly
o\cr the oihei f*aI the rod. Nor
nially coni.e--: on iiet the I Wo is
made by a pi thai pa t'l/'Mtuli an
opening in lln- ^!e' a i.| tree end of
the rod The closing of the electric
Coi.(act Wh he sp limit is reach
cd lifts this pin out ot nua-jemeiit and
breaks I he e.umcei ion between the rod
and the sleeve 'The throttle thereupon
clie-: 1:iw!y of its own weiiiht. and
no anu'iint of nianipnlation of hand or
fooj con!rol will be communicated to
Ihe carburetor. When the car has
fallen l.eiow'the speed limit, however,
the speedometer contact is released,
the magnet permits the pin to fall
hack into its place, and the throttie
rod is continuous omx* more
Securing Celluloid to Wood.
The best met ho,I is to scrape the
Wood a ml celluloid clean and then heat
some grain alcohol to the boiling point
As alcohol boils at a relative low tem
perature and is very inflammable, it
should be held at a considerable dis
tance from the source of heat. When
I he alcohoi has I,ecu warmed to the
desired point it is applied to ihe under
side of the celluloid with a small brish.
The celluloid is then pressed down on
the wooden strip to which it is to be
in place for
about two minutes. It is said that
nothing except tire wili ever make the
celluloid come off. The same method
may be used for sticking celluloid to
celluloid, celluloid to hard rubber aud
celluloid to glass.
and since I hen has played' secured and held tightly
lull. Ihs best year was in
Automobile Spring Oiler.
One of the most, common and annoy
lug of automobile troubles is squeaky
springs, says popular Mechanics. Ai
oil box for supplying the springs with
oil constantly and in the right quantity
is made in two parts, which are clamp-
cd against the sides of the spring by
means uf bolts. The inner, or bearing,
face of each half consists of fibrous
material. This is kept soaked with oil,
and in this way a constant and even
supply of oil is applied to the side of
the spring The box Is supplied with
oil through openings in the sides.
Restoring Faded Writing.
To restore faded or effaced ink writ
lug in old manuscripts moisten the
writing with freshly made "sulpho-hy
a a a S N I a
a few moments the letters become
plainly visible. A fresh solution in
water is colorless, but turns yellow
quickly when exposed to air. The stir
plus chemical is removed by washing
with cold water, and the paper is then
dried by slight heating or with blotting
paper. If the writing again fades after
this treatment a tannin solution should
be applied This process is only useful
for restoring ink made with gallic acid
-Popular Mechanics.
Life Saving Parachute.
A life saving parachute has been
patented in whlvh a device that may
be worn as a garment has a flexible
overhanging anil relatively wide skirt
hand secured to the body portion at a
point near its upper end and beneath
the arms of the wearer, ami flexible
stays are secured to the lower end of
Silk O'Loughlin's Voice.
There is gloom among the umpires
O r.oughliti is said to
have lost his voice. His famous "Ball
tuh!' which came with a roar from his
cavernous depths. Is heard no more.
He uses his hands in making decisions
known. The other arbiters fear that
if Silk could lose that once powerful
voice of his what chance have they
got to preserve theirs?
Navy's Best Athlete.
The sword presented by the Navy
Athletic association each year to the
best athlete at the Naval academy has
been won by Midshipman Harvey E.
Overesch of Indiana. Overesch was
captain of the .football team, playing
I a strong game at end. and was also a
I was burning up too many or toe
roads."—Baltimore American.
lie body portion and to the outer edge
»f the overhanging band, so that as
the wearer descends his downwardly
extending legs will operate upon the
stays to hold the band at its outer
edges so the latter will expand and
operate as a parachute.—Scientific
Reassembling a Car Engine.
When reassembling the engine of an
automobile after an overhauling, ex
treme care should be taken to replace
the various valves, valve springs,
spring washers, tappets, etc.. with their
respective cylinders. A good plan is
to number each set by means of steel
figure punches, and In this manner the
engine can be reassembled properly.
To Harden Iron.
To make iron hard like steel heat to
a bright red and rub well on an old
horse hoof or' horse hoof trimming,
and heat as before and rub well in
common salt, aud heat again and
plunge In cold water. The harder the
article Is wanted the higher It must
UI1K1V IB .1II1VX1 LUC M'feUV» ...""
of the first crew and guard be heated. Blacksmith and Wheel
Wheat and Flour Nearly Tre
bled In Last Fiscal Year.
Washington.—The value of American
cotton exports has been cut in half and
the shipments of wheat and flour have
nearly trebled during the eight months
of the present fiscal year, ending with
February, which period embraces the
first seven months of the European
war, when compared with the corre
sponding period of the year before.
The value of the cotton exports foi
the eight month period ending with
last February was S_-i.'t,900,(KX) against
$-MS,1)00,000 for the same months of
the year previous, showing a loss of
S'-Vw.i 100,000. The wheat and flour ex
ports jumped from $100,200,000 to
For a small bungalow at low cost
this cannot be beat. Every room
in it is well lighted and ventilat
ed, and it makes a comfortable,
artistic little home for a small
GRooms and Bath. The arrange
ment of this house includes a re
ception hall, living room, kitchen,
Land—Land Loans
State Bank
Hammer. I
The Farmers
has moved to
will continue the real estate
business at the old stand.
If you want to buy, sell or
exchange real estate of any
kind come in and see me.
Land and Land Loans
$2SS.OOVKH", a gam of
Meat and dairy products gained only
$ll.i500.(Hio, increasing from .Slo-j.TOU,
(II M) to *1
14..",IO.HHI. The value of
horses showed a big gain in eonipari
son with the year before, the increase
being from $1.SLO.otHi to .S'L'.OtiO.UiO.
A comparison of the value of the prin
cipal exports during the eight months
of the 1U14 fiscal year^and tile 1
fiscal year, the latter period embracing
the first seven months of the war. as
furnished by the bureau of foreign and
domestic commerce, is as follows:
Commoditv 11'1-t. lOlfi.
Col ton SLMÜ.WO.CKHi
Wheat and flour Un .3n'.0k
Meat and dairy prod
ucts lOlTfUx'O
Horses I.F'HUWt
Cotton manufactures..
Harness and saddles...
"ars an1 carriages, ail ,'. fvVvO
Chemicals, drugs, etc..
1 l,
,l(h t, I
slmwi.O. 0
l_. ,00.1*0
There is no Home Like a Home of Your Own.
An Estimate May Help You Decide.
jfT Cost is an important item to a house builder. You won't decide until you
know the price, An estimate on any building you wish to errect will be cheer
fully given at our office free'of cost.
When you buy materials at our yard ycu can inspect your purchase and
know that vou get^vhatjyou pay for. Also, you save time and freight and have
the advantage of the superior service only the man on the ground can give.
We can furnish'you[a complete set[of 'blue prints should you intend to buy.
Julius Aasness, Mgr. Sisseton, S. D.
Vpper Ical'if.-r Iji.Siyfrr.
Explosives •UW'.WKt
Cottonseed oil fo'o.ow 12.100.00l
'ommervial automo
biles 14.100.00»
Hoots, shoes. i::.:woo 12.900.0i")
Woollen manufactures. 3.W.Ü00 17.400.000
Sole leather 4.7(|\000 14.000.0.»
Refined sugar OJ",(W IMWifV
Mules 5( "0.000 3.900.000
Copper and manufac-
M.CW.0-0 5S.50C.000
Luniber and wood
manufactures 08,400.000 32.000X)
Afificultu ral imple
20.Sf-0.0iX) 4.000.000
Mincral oils VI', "(«0.000 S5.0W.f00
Naval stores 13,t'(Ki" G,:ioo.oo
Passenger automobiles HtiVOXrO T.UOO.W'O
Coal 4Ü.200.000 35.300.«.wO
Iron and stctl manu
factures 171.COO.OfO
Electrical machinery... 17.700.000 lLV.ltiO.M-O
Tobacco and manufac
tures 42,lK'.Ott 32,300.000
1 .rgal Blanks it this ollicc.
two bedrooms and bath. The
front enterance is located in the
center and opens into a reception
hall, which connects by wide cased
opening with the living room to the
right. On the left side of the house
are the bedrooms and bath.
Size—Ground dimensions of house
are 39 ft. 6 in. 28 ft.

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