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SISStTON WEEKLY STANDARD By Walter L. Johnson Subscription Si.50 Per Year. Official Paper of County and City Advertising Kates: Display 15c per inch one issue Special rate on contract. Local ad. 5c per line per issue Big Building Year For South Dakota This promises to be one of ,if|. the biggest building years in '](1(, the history of South Dakota. While the greater portion of the United States is standing still, our state is going right ahead inall bnildingaetivities. I .... tins tende This building is not confined' 0 to anv one line, hut include residences, farm business blocks as as I One of the particularly hopeful signs of the times is the fact that industries are beginning to turn their atten tion to South Dakota just now. Factories are coming into the state and building here because the state is pros perous and they find a ready market here. This is as it should be and this develop ment will make a ..state and Sisseton alone this year is seeing the completion of over $100,000 worth of new build ings with a constant increase in prospective improvement. 7 he Cost of Rural Mail Delivery. If any congressman in 1808 had moved that the sum of $43,877,070 be appropriated for the purpose of carrying mail around to the houses of farmers, he would have been thought crasy, says the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Yet that is what the service cost in 1914. Not merely that but he department has just taken in 87,850 more families. a a a a a a a a a a a tin- a a I .- a 1 I a I a a a a a tain ilra whacks ot |hl mn ]K,1plt, they must go to well ith S I a a a kota is able to build this year at lower prices than will pre-1 vail in times when the bal ance of the country i? more active. South Dakota i.-: buy ing labor and material on an inactive market this year and she is reaping much profit thereby. a is the greater a more balanced state an assured fact. Certain it is that we of the good state of South Dakota liave reason to be very thank ful for the oppurtunities that are ours today and no part of those opportunities should he overlooked. No one can deny that this spring holds promise of a bright and profitable year to all who are ready to take. iU,l Some Bride. a !'e r- a le: I a 1 a a 1 a a a a Anv politician who should favor cutting il out would be regarded as just as crazy to day as if he hail suggested spending all this money in lSDS.—Watertown Herald. Our Unprepareditess. "If the president needs a! every million men, should thecoun try ever be in danger, he could issue the call at sunrise howling succe? and the sun would go down .on a million men in arms, the line would stretch to every State in the United States." So spoke Hon. W. J. Bryan in a speech in Sail Francisco a few days ago What Mr. Bryan says is true to a limited degree. The president could get a million volunteers 011 short notice and those volunteers would light better than the untrain ed men of any other land. The volunteers have carri ed the day in years gone by —in "70 and 181)1-5. They can carry the trophies away again is comparisons are equal The enormous cost of this^ million untrained men do service causes criticism. The against modernized warfare expense per l'oute is much ^'1 would be mowed down y-— more than was thought in the But it is along cry back to the old days of land lighting, and a new era of sea lighting has dawned. In order to be successful the United States must have something more than a million of men. 11 must have a navy in the air, on the water and under the water. Then it must have a hllld force of extraordinary proportions. "A million men It sounds big but what would ils beginning. The carriers and .their friends have become a powerful political interest. They demand and secure lib eral payment. The people along a route are said largely to pay for it by the stamps they buy and those that are bought to de liver mail matter to them. Possibly yet the same people might be living elsewhere and buying the same stamps at a regular post office were there no routes. As a time-saver the service is very effective. It is cheap- er for one man to spend a day splits." thousands of their brothers are falling in Europe today. Less than 170,000 Ameri can tourists visited Europe in the fiscal year ended June 1. In 1914 3()8,7t)7 Americans visited Europe. Since 1010 more than 310,000 have gone each year. When the war is over there will be a big rush of tourists into Europe, as there will be plenty of fresh ruins to see. A liquor dealer in Browns Valley is strictly neutral. He has a sign out advertising a special drink "Wilson-Bryan 1 a a a .- a a a a a a I'i'i a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 1 a a a a a a a a bring modern conveniences rhythmic pulsing of ecstatic a a a Uliral delivery gives the-Tinies. a a a S A a a a a a a a I love-striking cords of devo- a a sent forth the sweetest strains 1 1 a a S a a a a a a a a a a a Jennings, ex-bandit, AI will open up a campaign against booze in New York city. It seems that about -uccessful evangelist must have a tough history. Jennings ought to be a MAKE ARRESTS FOR MURDER DONE IN 18681 Alter $90,000 Robbery Bodies] Were Thrown Into Well. Bedford, la.—With the arrest of Hilles Huntsman, iiged seventy, on charge of murder Is revealed a remark- I uhie ease of bulled treasure, counter feiting mid double murder. Huntsman was locked up without hail. It is charged that lie und others in ISliS murdered a wealthy stockman anil ills little hoy, robbed the former 1 of $1)0.00(1 and threw the bodies Into an old well. The alleged murderers then buried the $1)0,000 mid It Is through the revealing of this wealth that the strange story lias come to light. Warrants were also issued for llank Malucote and Samuel and Henry S-rib uer, charged with the same crime as Huntsman. Henry Scribner has been arrested. The others who are believed to have been associated with these men are dead. Huntsman was arrested after au in vestigation by Assistant Attorney Oen era I ('. A. Kobbins. It was through Samuel Anderson of l.ucas. la., that the story came to light. Anderson consulted Attorney \V. W. Rulmun of Chariton relative to starting civil suit against three of the mentioned men. alleging that twelve years ago lie was employed by litem to jig tor treasure which had been hurled on a farm near Slum, In., ut that time occupied by Ills parents. He was to have a fourth of the wealth. He said that he had uncovered it. but that Immediately lie hail been driven away at the point of a gun and that he had not received Iiis share of $00.000. In possession of these facts. Attorney I liulman started an Investigation which resulted In uncovering tile double mur der in ISliS and the fact that it was supposedly committed by counter feiters. lie laid Ills facts before At torney General Cosson, who detailed men. and the arrests followed. Ac cording to tile story plans were made Immediately after the murder showing the exact whereabouts of the buried money, but the plans were destroyed In lire which consumed the house of one of the men now dead. Twin» Arrive at Sea. New York.—Mrs. Bessie Cuevns, who was a passenger with her husband. Hugenio, and ten-months-old baby, Os car. on the Ward line steamship Ha viinn. which arrived from Cuba, pre I senteil her husband with twin girls. Although Cuevns had come here to look for a Job as a clerk and lind only enough money to keep him and Ills family for a week, he seemed much pleased. The twins, with the mother nnd little Oscar, were sent to the hospi tal on Blackwell's Island. Eugenlo said lie had worked In tills country he- l| fore. He Is a native of Porto Nico. Where Do You Have Your Printing Done? 'P'HE Standard Office has never been in better shape than right now to handle any class of fine printing. We have new machinery, new type, and buy the highest grade of paper. Let us figure on your next order. We are here to stay and will back everything we do. We guarantee to give you absolute sat isfaction. The Standard as an advertising medium can't be beat. Our circulation is the largest of any paper in Roberts county. We have enlarged the paper in size recently and is all home print. THE STANDARD $1.50 a year Sisseton, S. D.