SISStTON WEEKLY STANDARD
By Walter L. Johnson
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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'
to anv one line, hut include
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
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
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 I .-
I a I a
tain ilra whacks ot
they must go to
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
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.
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
"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
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
"A million men It
sounds big but what would
beginning. The carriers and
.their friends have become a
powerful political interest.
They demand and secure lib
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
a .- a a
a a a a
a a a
a a a a a
a a a
a a a
1 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 I
love-striking cords of devo-
sent forth the sweetest strains
1 1 a
a a a
will open up a campaign
against booze in New York
city. It seems that about
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
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
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
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
'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 guarantee to give you absolute sat
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.
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