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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, July 16, 1915, Image 7

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At'tvr The Hall and Uvndy For a Collision
Most Expensive Sport in the World to be Demonstrated at
South Dakota State I1 air and Exposition
Auto Polo, known as the most ex
pensive sport in the world, will bo
played at the 1915 South Dakota
Statq Fair and Exposition. Visitors
at the coming State Fair will sec in
this game complete dare-deviltrv and
abandon and a succession of äonsZl
tional thrills from start to finish, in
auto polo there is a tremendous in
vestment in iron, steel and rubber
and costly mechanics, to say nothing
of the value of human life which is
constantly a risk in this fascinating
Why It 1* Expensive
It is interesting to peep behind the
simple announcement "Auto Volo is
Coming" to fully appreciate what
constitutes the presentation of this
game in all the detail inspired by its
very name. A recent interview with
Mr. Ralph A. Mankinson, originator
of Auto Polo, during his visit to
Huron, completing arrangements for
the games to be played here brought
forth some very startling facts re
garding the expense connected with
the presentation of the game. The
polo cars are entirely rebuilt from tip
to toe in order to withstand their
rough usage, the original chassis re
ceived from the factory being hardly
recogniv.able after it has passed
through the hands of the mechanics
who have devoted their time and
thought exclusively to the perfecting
of the Auto Polo game.
The uncertainty and unlooked for
accidents of each and every game
naturally demands an enormous sup
ply of cats, extra parts and other
equipment. A small sized factory is
carted around the country from point
to point where these games are play
ed. During the last season over 1
200 wheels alone were broken to
splinters in the sharp twisting and
turning of the cars, while blow-outs
and ripping of tires is of such fre
quent occurrence as to compel the
carrying of a tremendous stock to
meet all emergencies. Auto Rating
can be gauged, you can figure its re
quirements, but the cavorting of
these "Gasoline Ponies" in following
the ball here and there, backwards
and forward, produce such an assort
ment of mishaps, as to make it en
tirely impossible to figure on emer
(ireat Skill Necessary
The actual players participating in
a game of Auto Polo number four,
but the many spills and Mips, often
resulting in injury, demand an equal
force of substitutes so that the game
MA HINKIiV AT THK SIX I i: 1'AIIl \IT .\l ilil l.i:s A l)M II!
Ac-cording to Kvrn-lary Mcllvaine
pecially that manufactured in the
west. Many acres of labor saving
'devices will be on display. 'I lie most
noticeable increase will be the many
new small tractors which have ar
ranged for space and will give actual
demonstrations during State Fair
The machinery and manufacturing
building which was open to the public
for the first time last year, has had
additional wiring put in for electrical
power purposes. The building has
also been completely enclosed so that
it is now wind and dust proof. In
this building during the week of the
State Fair will be held a stupendous
automobile show.
The largest and most extensive
auto show of the entire Northwest
will be held at the South Dakota
State Fair, September, 13-17, KM a.
This monstrous exhibit will be held
in the machinery and manufacturing
building which is being entirely
closed, and made absolutely dust
proof. There will be a wonderful
display of lfll 6 models of all makes.
Any one who will be in the market
for an up-to-date car will certainly
go to the State Fair to get a line on
all 1 !M models with their great re
duetio ns.
may go on uninterrupted and not a
moment of action lost throughout
each period. Accompanying each
te is its own coterie of mechanic*,
helpers, and a professional rubber to
administer to the ailments of the
players. All these men are thor
oughly skilled in their chosen profes
sion, and few can qualify into the
experts that the game demands. Auto
Polo has now been in existence not
quite three years, and it is significant
to note that the men under contract
making up the Original Hritish and
American Teams, are the only com
peWnL exponents of the real game of
Auto Polo this or any other country
has as yet developed. Words cannot
do justice to the skill and science!
they have attained. If you have ever
tried to guide an automobile at the
rate of foity miles an hour through
a dense forest of pine trees, while a
wild-eyed individual beside you ac
curately lopped off the branches with
a scythe you will have a pretty fair
idea of the necessary qualifications
of these sturdy young athletes in the
successful mastery of their vocation.
Motor Insanity
"Motor Insanity" has probably
been more concisely and accurately
described in the following article ap-
During the series at Hluron. live
full games will be- played. Those who
have already seen Auto Polo will wel
come another opportunity of satisfy
ing their delight for sensational
thrills mingled with the most scien
tific handling of motor cars ever be
fore witnessed In South Dakota.
Those who have not. and skeptics
who cannot conceivr of a fascinating
sport growing out of two high-pow
ered motor cars plunging head-on
towards each other, turned aside on
an instant while the mallet man
swincs his war club. reserve your
judanient until the final whistle of
in* State Fair series.
:i rm:i:
SI ATI-. I All!
never before have there been such Automobiles will be admitted free
large reservations of space for the ex- of charge at the 1!«1Stute Fair. Sep
hibit of smaller machinery
tember 1M-17. The State« Fair Hoard
have decided that since so many
thousands attend the fair by auto
that these machines should he ad
mitted free. Heretofore a charge
has been made for the entrance of all
vehicles upon the Fair grounds. Ail
cars this year i'
1 h»- parked on the
grounds in a place specially provided
for that purpose, under the super
vision of a squad of militia men. If
it is inconvenient for you to attend
the State Fair hv rail "you ought to
auto to Huron."
The State militia under the adju
tant-general, W. A. Morris, will fur
nish ample police protection on the
State Fair grounds. Eighty men and
thirteen officers will be in attendance
and a special emergency hospital will
be provided. Secret service men will
also be on hand to assist in protecting
'lie public from fakers and crooks of
various types.
Carnival Attractions to be Supplanted by "The World At
The World at Home, under new
management. with a complete rear
rangement and improvements, will
fill its second engagement on the Mid
way at the South Dakota State Fair.
This collection of sensations will
come to the State Fair direct from a
series of successes at most, of the
largest fairs and expositions in the
country. The World at Home is more
than a carnival it is a carnival with
evil features cut out, and with many
new and costly exhibits added. It is
a denatured carnival plus.
Without entering into a lengthy
discussion of the features that will
fee difiplayed with the World at Home
this year, it is sufficient merely to
outline briefly the following:
E. P. Eslick's "Choo-Choo Girls"—
A. musical tabloid.
X's m:
im yt
The new superintendent of the
Woman's Building at the State Fair
and Exposition is Mrs. Susan H.
Warring of Yankton. She has en
tered her work with great vigor and
will maintain the standard of excel
lence already manifested in that de
partment in previous years.
Armstrong's Circus Side Show.
Armstrong's Palace of Wonder.
Fair Japan, A vaudeville show en
tirely Japanese).
Bradford's Society Circus—Horses
with human brains.
California Frank's Wild West
The Giguler—A mechanical show.
It. R. Barnes Auto-drome.
Carry Us All—Largest on the Cir
Ferris Wheel—Tallest wheel in
general use.
Fat People's Convention. A plat
form show of midgets, giants, fa' and
lean people).
Water's Concert Band -Twenty
five pieces.
Two new features to be added
Told Immigration Officials He
Wouldn't Return to Mexico.
Within Week After He Landed In New
York Mexicans Who Had Been
Prominent During His Regime In
Mexico Began Arriving In That City.
Orozco Frequent Visitor at Hotel.
"I have come to the Vnited Slates
entirely for pleasure and tu admire tin
wonders of your great country," said
Victorian«) I(uertn. former dictator
Mexico, when he landed in New York
late in tlie afternoon of April 1L!.
"1 am an old man, and the time has
come for nie to take a little recreation."
Iluerta added when asked if he Would
not welcome the chance to take a hand
in the fighting south of the Rio (irnnde.
Accompanied by A. Z. Rainer. Iluer
ta came from Spain on the Spanish
liner Antonio Lopez. Iluerta was met
by Charles English of the immigration
inspection service, who subjected him
to examination as to the reasons for
his coming to this country.
The quest ions asked by English and
1 luerta's answers were as follows:
Why have you come to the United
For the purposes of pleasure and
Is there any business connected with
your coming?
peariim in Harper's Weekly: "The
machines dashed to and fro over the
green turf in astounding bursts of
speed, iheir erratic zigzag (light ac
companied by rattling volleys of
barks, snaps and explosions, and the
skeleton steel cars darted here and
there with the venomous haste of
hornets seeking a victim. The cars
dived after the kali, spun dizzily
around in their own length, fol
lowed it, leaped incredible distance,
stopped, jumped backward, lunged
forward again, locked wheels, bump
ed each other and flew apart, then
came together ag^iin over the ball."
Within a week after Iluerta landed
in New York Mexicans, who bad been
prominent during his regime in Mexico,
began arriving in the city. They came
not by twos and threes, but by scores.
Abraham Z. Rainer, who is 11 uert as
most intimate friend and his financial
adviser, placing the number of the old
soldiers at not less than -Kin.
I Called to Pay Respects.
I "Tlioe officers." said Ratner. "among
whom are some of the best known of
the oldtiine military leaders of Mexico,
did not call on leneral Iluerta with
any revolutionary plans or ideas in
their heads. Reports to the contrary
would be unjust to «Jencral Iluerta,
for the simple reason that they would
be untrue.
"(leneral Iluerta was and is the high
est ranking otli.-er of the Mexican
army, and these men were all his loyal
subordinates and friends, and when
they heard that their old commander
was In New York th^y considered it
their duty to call and pay their re
spects. It was simply a wholesome
desire on their part to shake the hand
of (leneral 11 iierta. and to say t" him
as you Americans do when you greet
an old friend. '1 Ioxv.lv d"?'
One of
"III veterans" was Pas-
cun! (i"/.e... who took the field against
Villa for I Inert a. was soundly thrashed
and finally sought refuge in this coun
One Caller Eighty Years Old.
Another of the on was leneral
lgnaclo Bravo, l,.. is more than eighty
years old and was one of the leaders
who met 11 nerta in El Paso. Bravo
served under both Portirio Diaz and
Iluerta. and during a part of the Ilu
erta regime was military commandant
of Mexico 'it
'leneral Eduard" aus. another "f
I he loo mentioned by Ratner. Is also
in the party at El Pas«». Cans is a for
mer governor of Vera Cruz and one of
I h'.erta's most trusted lieutenants
While Iluerta and his friends never
let any oc ai«»n pass t» state that Ilu
erta's ambitions, so far as Mexico was
concerned, were at an end. partisans
of Carranza and Villa maintain that
conferences were being held at regu
lar intervals, in whi Htieria and ih
er reactionary leaders participated, the
purposes of which were to plan a new
revolution for the overthrow of hoi
Carranza and Villa
Some of these meetings, it was stilt
ed. were held In a prominent hole! on
Fifth avenue and we-e attended by
Iluerta. Ratner. a representative of
Orozco Federico Oaiuhoa. who was
Huerta's minister of foreign affairs,
and about six of her prominent Mexi
cans then in New York
Confessed Thirteen orders.
Syd Jones, hanged in the county jail
yard at Birmingham. A la., left note
in his cell eonfVssing responsibility
for thirteen mnrier- Two of his vie.
tims weit white men. one a Mobile
and Ohio brake-man. and the other a
Minnesota deputy sheriff The others
were negroes. "1 a ::i sorry I missed
getting Richard Mo ire Sept. l*j. NN.!.''
Jones wrote. "Just one more would
have made an even number."
Statistics Show That 700,000
Workmen Are Hurt Annually.
Washington.-"The number of fatal
industrial accident* among American
wage earners, including both sexes."
says a statement issue,I b\ the depart
ment of labor, "may be conservatively
estimated at 'Jo.ooo a year and the
number of injuries invoh ii,g a disabil
ity of more than four using the
ratio of Austrian experience, at ap
pi'oxitnately uu.ikhi. The^e numbers,
impressive as they are. fail to indicate
fully the number of industrial acvi
dents, for such studies as have already
been made show that of ihe accidents
involving disabilities of one day and
over at least three-fourths terminate
during the first four weeks.
"The industries which contribute tin
greatest number of fatal accidents are
railroad employments and agricultural
pursuits, each group being responsible
f"t* approximately -l.2(Ki fatalities each
year. Coal mining contributes more,
than It.ill in and building and «onstru«-
Perhaps a little personal business
and perhaps a little family business.
I hive established my family in Spain
and decided tw visit this country.
Have ou any intention of going to
No. I have no intention of visiting
Have you any intention of going to'
No. 1 have not.
That finished the examination, and
II uerta hen signed au affidavit hat he
did not intend to remain in this country
longer than thirty days. He was in
the country more than two months
when he was arreste
1 at El Paso, Tex.,
on the charge of planning here a new
movement in Mexico.
Lapiere was seized with the war
fever last August and enlisted, posing
as a Canadian. Recently his mother
learned of his whereabouts, and
through representations of Ambassador
Page in London obtained his discharge
from the army by the war office.
Lapiere took part in the battle of
Ypres. where the (iermans first used
the deadly gases.
"We advanced in extended order,
running, dropping and firing, then go
tng forward again. We were almost
on the ierman trenches when we
noticed clouds of sulphur colored
smoke drifting down the wind in our
direction. All at once our men began
to toiler and crumple up by scores.
"(hi all sides the soldiers dropped
with hardly a sound and with no sign
of injury. The field was a shambles.
But our officers kept their heads and
ordered the men to hug the ground
until the poisonous vapors passed over.
"As the gas ate a way our lim» it ex
posed the battalion to an enfilading lire
from the (lerman machine guns on our
right flank. More than half our sol
diers were down from the gas fumes
I and the cross fire wiped out most of
I the rest. We went into the battle with
1,lo° men ami came out with a bare
üti survivors.
"We lay flat on the turf until the
wind shifted slight ly. blowing back
part of the gas clouds toward the Ger
man machine gun section. Then we
crawled on hands and knees more than
1.V» yards to a place of safety. 1 had
to lie treated for gas inhalation. Many
of my comrades who crawled back to
our afterward died with hor
rible suffering."
Odd Happenings
In the Day's News
Kerosene oil sausages are a new in
vention "f New York firebugs.
Chicago woman who sued a man for
hhi for forcibly kissing her settled
for $.'tfii cash.
Resisting plea for increased alimony,
New York man alleges that his wife
put pins iu his bed.
Georgia girl who married a man she
had never seen said she fell In love
with his penmanship.
orange pastor advised mothers to
wring their daughters' necks If m" es
nary to stop them from modern dances.
I Arizona man set a trap for rats. Dog
was caught in trap and upset can of
gasoline. Barking aroused man, who
took lighted lamp into room and lost
life in explosion.
St. Louis couple married twenty-five
ye.irs have had S(ni chicken or turkey
dinners during that time. They saved
all the wishbones, which were dipped
In silver and strung on ribbons at. their
silver wedding celebration.
tion work nearly 1 JMK. Cencral man
ufacturing. while employing large nun»
hers, produces only about 1.Kin fatal
"When the fatality rates are consid
ered metal mining ranks as most haz
ardous. with a rale of 1 per ],tiiin, coal
mining coming next with a rate of 11.5.
and fisheries and navigation following
with a rate of .'! per Manufac
hiring industries, as a whole, rank low-
est, with a rate of .20 per But
the fact should not be overlooked that
this low average rate cover.', manufac
turing groups varying widely in haz
ard. Including on the one hand boiler
making and the various departments
of the iron and steel Industry, In some
of which fatality rates as high as those
in metal and coal mining have prevail
ed. and on the other hand the textile
and clothing industries, in some of
which the risk of fatal accident is
practically negligible."
American, Who Fought With Carta*
dians, Teils of Battle at Ypres.
Plattslmrgh, N. Y.—Henry Lapiere,
an American citizen, whose home is in
Vliazy, near here, and who served -IS
days with the British colors, has re
turned with the first story told by a
soldier of actual experience with the
tierman asphyxiating gases.
Effort Under Way to Arouse
English Labor to Situation.
British Major General Says It Is Dif
ficult to Picture a German Workman
Sitting With Folded Arms In Front
of Motionless Machine at Bidding of
is Trade Union.
Some details of the shortage In the
supply of war munitions are given in
a statement by Major (leneral Des
mond o'Cnllaghan. who has been en
ga ed in engineering work for tin? Eng
lish war office since the beginning of
host Hit les. I le says:
"Though the general aspect of short
I age of munitions ts within ilie grasp
of the man In the street, the separate
difficulties of supply which combine
to bring about that shortage are not
generally so well understood. Setting
aside guns and rifles ami confining the
survey strictly to the supply of ainmu
nifion, small arms or rifle and machine
I gun cartridges come first for consid
I eration. In the manufacture of this
class of ammunition machinery plays
a considerable part, and a large amount
of skilled labor is not required. There
are many sources which can be drawn
upon for Its supply, and a shortage of
small arm ammunition is therefore not
greatly to be feared.
"Next come shells for guns and how
itzcrs. These have to be cast or forged,
the preparation of the steel and its
subsequent treatment demanding skill
ed labor of high order and processes
that cannot be hurried. Good gauge
work with screw cutting lathes is re
quired, and the number of factories
and foundries that can undertake such
work is limited.
I Must Arouse Workmen.
"Each shell Is furnished with a fuse,
I and fuses are delicate pieces of me
chanism which can only be produced in
factories csi»eoially equipped for this
work. Contracts for these cannot be
I put out to firms which have recently
1 so readily taken up the making of
spare parts for motors, aeroplanes and
warship equipment.
"Cordite and high explosives obvi
ously range themselves under the same
category. There is no dearth of the
raw material, but the sources of supply
of explosives are few and the processes
involved in their production are not I
susceptible of being hurried.
"As to willful delay in actual manu
facture It is harder to speak. In a
country where universal service is the
law this cause of shortage presumably
does not exist. It is dilficult to picture
a German workman sitting with fold
ed arms in front of a motionless ma
chine at the bidding of his trade union.
Being under martial law, he would
either be shot in the factory yard or
sent to the forefront of the battle. We
have no such hold over our workmen,
itnd until they awake t" tlie naked
truth that we are fighting for our ver\
existence and that their apathy is en
dangering their own skins it would ap
we shall not have overcome
if the shortage of amiuuni
pear that
this risk
French Soldiers Find Use For Greek
Drink They Laboriously Steal.
Reslna is a kind of wine peculiar to
Greece. It Is used in great quantities.
It simply ordinary white grape wine
pi'eseix eel by the addition of large
quantities of ordinary commercial
resin hMead of being fortified with al
cohol. To the stranger it tastes like the
first olive or an unripe persimmon.
There are some thousands of French
soldiers in lhe Dardanelles who have
had littie wine sin«e leaving sunny
France. For weeks I hex have looked
longingly at a ^reat piie of well filled
wine casks outride of one of the native
saloons. Recently a picked squad of
soldiers descended on the un^nspe't ing
saloonkeeper and. tailing advantage of
an extremely dark night, rolled a cask
a way. The ca.-k a hea v\. and the
camp was a mile a way. It took the^e
fellow fully an hour to get the wine
to camp.
Finally the eaiing Frem-hies push
ed the cask into the glow of the camp
bakery lanterns. A lusty cheer arose,
The bung was instantly knocked in and
a gigantic noncommissioned officer sc- I
|o ted to taste it first and pass judg
ment. lie filled an empty roast beef
tin lo the brim. "Vivo |a France!" he
cried, but one mouthful was enough.
He sputtered and coughed. He sw re
violently and hurled the tin at the
leader of the squad which had brought
the wine to camp. More tried the wine,
but none could drink it. They retired,
badly disappointed men.
Next morning water was scarce. The
wine was used for washing dishes.
Eater the owner of the saloon found
the half empty barrel. A ..„rt of in
quiry resulted, and the owner was paid.
Bravery Wipes Out Fault.
Baptiste Aiavoine. a private in the
Twenty ninth chasseurs, is the first
soldier convicted by court martlvl who
has profited from a suspension of sen
ten« to rehabilitate himself b.v gallant
conduct at the front. Aiavoine vva^ sen
teir cd ii few mot hs ago to ten years
at hard labor. This sentc-e,. was wip
ed out by Ids bravery, and he has Ijeen
decorated with the ndlltarv "dal
Chuck full of the real tobacco taste.
No wonder it's called "the little chexv
that satisfies."
A little chew of pure, rich, mellow tobacco-^seasoned
and sweetened just enough—cuts out so much of the
grinding and spitting.
ttNollce how the salt brings
out the rich tobacco taste.
WEYMAN-BRUTON COMPANY, SO Union Square, New York City
Sisseton MiüS Elevator
J. A. McKEEVER, Mgr.
Solicits your flour trade
$1.80 per sack
Bran per ton
Shorts per ton
We Sell Hard and soft Goal
No matter what you want to buy you
go to the man that sells it.
That's the way when you want livery.
Go to the liveryman to get it. We are here
in the livery business and make it our busi-
ness. If you want a car or team to get you
there and bring you back, no matter what
kind of weather or roads, go to
the Pioneer Liveryman, and get his service.
1 Phone No. 58, barn: or No. 180. res.
•—-iirT" 11 =nr= iii—»
The Standard
always does
Good Job Printing
Come in and see what we have.
IV,ge 7
you start to using
the Real Tobacco Chew you
will understand just why so
many men are telling their
friends about it.
Take less than one-quarter the old size chew. It
will be more satisfying than a mouthful of ordinary*
tobacco. Just take a nibble of it until you find the
strength chew that suits you, then see how easily and
evenly the real tobacco taste comes, how it satisfies,
how much less you have to spit, how few chews you
take to be tobacco satisfied. That's why it is The
Real Tobacco Chew. That's why it costs less in the end.
The taste of pure, rich tobacco does not need to be covered up. An
excess of licorice and sweetening makes you spit too much.
One small chew takes the place of two big
chews of the old kind.
When you want beef stake you go to *J
the butcher shop.
When you want to buy a suit of clothes
you go to the clothing store.

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