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TAYLOR RENDERS TWO DECISIONS Primary Law Suffers Two Heavy Blows. Huron—Iudge Alva E. Taylor rendered decision yesterday in the case brought b.y K. O. 'Richards to enjoin the enforce ment of the new primary elec tion law. The holding of the court is that the new primary law en acted by the legislature last winter is legal and valid, and that it effectually repeals the so called Richards primary law en acted by the people under the initiative at the l'.U2 election. There were two questions be fore the court in this case. The tir.-t was whether the legislature had power to repeal a law en acted by the people under the initiative provision of the consti tution, and the other, whether the decision of the legislature tliatan emergency existed could be reviewed by the court. Upon this first question, the attorneys for the defendant argued that the legislature had the power to repeal an initiated law for the simple reason that the constitu did not forbid it, and this was the view taken by the court. Upon the second question the attorneys for Richards argued that there was 110 emergency and that the new law could not go into effect before July 1st while the attorneys for the de fense contended, that the court could not go into the question of the existanceof an emergency, that this was wholly a question for the legislature. On this proposition too the decision was adverse to Mr Richard's con tentions. Null A- Roy hi and Gardner & Churchill of Huron appeared for Mr. Richards, and Attorney General Caldwell and States At torney Chamberlain of Headle county, represented the de fendants. 2,(10(1,000 Acres of Dakota to Open. Lands Washington,—Secretary of the Interior Land today issued an order which will open to entry under the enlarged homestead act over 2.01m, (100 acres of dry farming lands, situated in the Lemnion land dis trict, Harding, Perkins and Corson counties. South Dakota. The sec retary has taken this action in re sponse to numerous requests that lands be classified for 320-acre en try in accordance with the terms of the act of congress approved March 4, 1915. This order will become effective September 10, 1915 Requests for information relative to specific areas are so defined and applications to enter any of these lands should be addressed to the registrar and receiver of the land office at Lemmon, South Dakota. Station Robbed at Britton S. II. Britton With the help of hammers, bars and tiles taken from the section house, robbers broke into the Milwaukee depot here Saturday night and obtain ed about seven dollars. They attempted to blow the door off the safe but were only partly successful, and it is thought they were scared away before they finished their job. B.y using a bar the door was easily opened this morning and the contents were found un touched. The safe contained be tween seventy and eighty dollars and some valuable papers. White Paint for Bridge Approaches. I Watertown,—Not much longer will persons who drive at night, either in automobiles or horse drawn vehicles, have to strain their eyes and wonder in uncertainty whether they are approaching a bridge in such a manner that they will not go off over the grade, if a plan adopted by the county com missioners at the advice of II. A. TV!»()( A I'll ICAL ERRORS. Every week this paper a ml every other paper in the country have a number of errors—-typo graphical and otherwise. That's one of the reasons a good many I people think" the editor should have been a blacksmith. Iint what of the editor's viewpoint'.', If there's one thing better cal culated to turn rosy youth to dodder-old age than, for instance to get death notices and weather predictions mixed so that the darned thing comes out in the paper "Mrs. William Williams died last night. She has gone to the great beyond where it is 1 Hi degrees in the shade with rising temperature tomorrow," well we'd like to know what it is. May be you think it pleasant to walk down the street and hear some grinning idiot with a head like a German pancake and brain like an addled egg hcklingup the sheet to caustic criticism and the editor to consciousless scorn! May be yon think it nice for some member of the vacuum family to remark" that the editor must make up his paper with a shovel. Or some Pinhead Percy wonder why the editor doesn't learn how to set type! No doubt you think it excruciatingly delicious when an item announcing that ''Miss Mary Merry vale is to be led to the alter" gets into the paper as "led by a halter!" Funny, isn't if' Yes, it is! ft depends on the point of view Some people mav think a para-1 lyzed man with the itch is the!"' Roberts county jail, height of the ridiculous, but the editor put some of your mis- takes into the paper? Remember, patch of whiskers on his chin which he had overlooked? when Miss let the shoe string on her switch hang down her back? And Low Elder caught the tail of his long coat over the neck of the bottle in his Placed by mistake a heavy gray raincoat in a certain Sisseton auto at Pickeral Lake Sunday. Kinder please send or inform Wm. Lubbers N. N. I. S. Aberdeen DRAINAGE! Committees are All Busy With their Work. White Rock Farmers from the three states of North and South Dakota and Minnesota, re- llockman, bridge supervisor, works siding in this region gathered at oui the way it is expected to. In order to avoid the difficulty relTerred to above, Mr. llockman adviced the county board to have all approaches to bridges painted white. Not only will this plan apply to new bridges to be built, but as soon as possible white paint will be applied to all bridges now in use in the country. White Rock" to discuss plans for draining the Hois deSioux valley, A. W. Hartgo, county surveyor of Roberts county, presented his report of the survey of the contiguous water, showing a total fall of 2 feet from a point five miles south of White Rock to Wahpeton, X. I)., ami a fall of 1:1 feet to Rapid river, six miles north of Uairmount, N. 1). Reports of various committees named to raise funds for incident ai expenses connected with the project were received and a prove,I. Owing to the diverse laws of the three states, the drainage project is admittedly a a large amount of line farming land in Roberts county, South Dakota, Richland county, North Dakota, and Traverse and Wil li in counties, Minnesota. In order to avoid these conflicting laws, it is proposed to drain the lakes west of White Rock by a ditch intersecting with a ditch running tlirough Richland coun ty. and thence to the Uois de Sioux. Another project or two was discussed. and a committee was appointed to secure legal ad vice. and decide upon the most feasible plan. The committee consisted of 1J- E. Dahl of White Rock, G. 15. Millard of Fairmont. N. D., S. 15. Oscarson of White Rock, A. T. Rustad of Wheaton, Minn., and Willard Dahlquist of Fai rmount. COl'RT SENTENCES. At the close of the Circuit Court last Thursday the Judge pronounc ed sentence on the various con victed parties: Otto Losenc and Walter Kimble 1 1 1 1 3 0 1 whe.i who shaves him-! I*™ self, came to church with a line S-"". to make mistakes. Don't forget Criff' Coffee received a fine that. What would you think if SI ii i. trial. 0 hind pocket and went down the street showing that the strong- est in faith are the weakest in flesh? But we have no inten tions of telling these things. As an editor we wouldn't be much of a hairpin if we were bent that way. Just remember, though, that we are all prone to errors, and the next time you see some thing in the paper which you regard as a sure sign of the SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD SISSKTON, ROBERTS COUNT*, S. 1)., I A .11'LV o, mir, Falls to Death From Window. Waubay Oic Wasberg, an old pioneer of Roberts county, fell from a second story window at the hospital here and died a few hours later from the shock. Mr. Washberg had been left in charge of the hospital author ities by his son in-law as he was becoming childish and unman ageable due to his old age. The old man did not like the arrange ment and had several times tried to escape from the hospital and return to his home with his son in-law. It was finally found necessary to lock him in his room to keep him from leaving. He attempted to escape from his room after having been lock ed in Tuesday night by climbing from the window but lost his balance and fell to the ground below. The inmates of the hos pital were awakened by the fa I and Wasberg was immediatelv taken inside and examined by I the physician. No broken bones W 1 1 I a W I S were sentenced to serve time in instead of inhabiting a broken-down slate penitentiary, I.osene received nine months and Kimble six. Adolph Kopp Si. and Adolph I bill is coming from Kopp Jr. will each serve two months avera licit Robinson was sentenced what does the paralysed man thirty days ,u county jail and think a jout it'' We are all apt '~1 Spencer sentenced to spend four 1-" -"-'Ne„ce was sus- 1 1 G"'°- a sranted a new And EIRE PROTECTION 1-0 I'E EVER I 'eevei—At an adjou rued meet ing of the city council a contract was entered into between the Rcever and the Waterous Gas Engine Co St. Paul, where by the city purchased a h. p. gasoline tire engine, two horse carts, 1000 feet of fire hose and all the necessary apparatus for fighting fire. One of the exchanges says that a little boy living in a rural district was hurrying to school, trying to escape his usual tardy mark. Crawling thru a barbed wire fence he tore his pants. editor feeble mindedness, just rp ... .... .. .. laking a pin out of his blouse he say the "devil" did it, and by heck, we'll back you up. tried to pin the torn edges to gether. As he entered the school later than usual, his teacher good haturedly said, "I see my little boy's behind this morning.'' The boy pathatically answered, "You wouldn't if I had anozer pin." 0 ,, l) A hard one to carry through, but sitting in his bed once carried out would reclaim I ,, ,. ..... .„ ,,. 1 his death was caused by heart failure due to the shock sus tained in the fall. Inform the Editor One ol tile most difficult of the editor's jobs is to get facts ahutit births, marriages or deaths. Peo ple seem to think he ought to know these things by intuition. If not that, the birth, majriage or -death is of such importance in the im mediate family that it is' presumed the editor will be informed by some wireless or just grow into the in formation. Then, when the paper comes out, and no mention is made of the event, the editor is blamed office chair and wondering where the money for tile next white paper The life of newspaper man is a nay one. Gathering news is second na to- Nne to him, like picking his teeth a with the office pen and cussing the office towel. Just the same, there's of a limit to his omniscience. Last week, we thought of a million, eight hundred and forty thousand three hundred and wise don't blame us. NEW R. R. WILL RUN TO DÜLÜTH Survey of New Roail Will Commence this Week. Wau bay After incurring the ill will of residents of this sec tion of the country by a long de lay, the promoters of the new I In roil iV Northwestern railroad have been busy the past two week's perfecting their arrange ments for the road. It, has beeil decided to extend the road to Dill nth, thereby giv ing them a lake outlet. Articles incorporation have been filed and the title of the road has been changed from Huron and Northwestern to 11uroil. Duluth iV Southern. The financial arrangements for the enterprise have been completed and a large force is engaged in this office making out reports for the financing of the nort hern extension. The work" on the final survey commenced Monday. A line will be run from Sissetou thru Hankinson, N. I)., to Wahpeton and thence to Duluth, Minn. A Tribute to Mr. Frank Horton. On July 21, 1915. at nine o'clock in the evening, Mr. Frank Horton, one: of the pioneer men of Sisseton, walked smilingly down to the edge of the waters of death. It was no hardship although lie loved life in his old age as he did in his youth. He was a hale man with a sunny smile, and ready laughter. There was about him a kindness he carried till tile very end of his journey, and which blessed upon the way many a weary traveller. Mr. for not running a good newspaper! Horten slowly and patiently suffer or getting all the news. Reinem- ed to the end. lint God, in his it of he scheint her there are a good many people goodness and mercy, planned the ley Tribun in this county. II the editor knew universe wiselv and fill it with sun each ot them by name, besides! shine, birdsong and hope. their family history and the chief events in the lives of every individ ual, he wouldn't be an editor. He'd be a demi-god, resting Iiis feet on a cloud and sipping ambrosia The leaves that fell last October, blessed the earlh and enriched the office or telephone us what's rows. While the grain is soft the 1 idling at your home. Then if the sparrows will squeeze out the milk, item doesn't get in the paper, yon I The field this grain was taken from have a right to come down and kick is near a large grove and it is es the stuffing out of the cat- Other- Ortley l'ostoffice Robded. Ortlev,—Robbers entering the local postoffice last Friday night obtained about in stamps and so far as is known made a clean getaway. The office was entered some time during the latter part of the night through the rear. The safe was blown and the stamps removed without much noise for the fact was not noted until the following morn ing. Some change was also taken. No clue has yet been found as to the thieves, but it is thought that they may be rounded up before long. I,egal Blanks at this Contributed. Sparrows Damage (iruin. nine Sylvester Kimball, brought in a sixty bundle of oats to this office, Tiles- four tilings of importance, besides day. that lie had pulled out of Iiis a couple hundred of thousand small field. About two thirds of the items unworthy ol mention. And kernels were gone and the tops of is serious, but there is a chance it was a slow week. We'reanxious the grain has the appearance of be- for his recovery. for news fortiie paper, and it won't ing rive. This, Mr. Kimball, put you out much to drop by the states is damaged by Knglish Spar- Grant Township. lid. Cuffe is looking for some one to take his place at O'Grade's when threshing commences, for he likes threshing better work. This damp weather has done considerable damage to the hay that is lying on the ground mi stacked. Helmer Ide of Hart Twp. return- ofticu ed from X. D., last Saturday. WAI.KER MAKES GETAWAY. Wau bay .lames Walker, who was shot on .Inly 5 by Marshal Telschow while attempting to escape arrest after having stahb oil a man, made his escape from the Chapman hospital here, where he was taken for treat ment. in some manner unknown to the authorities. Walker was seriously wounded and for a Iimo Iiis liI'e was in danger. Ho was on he way to recovery, but was still very weak and unable to walk but a short distance, when he escaped from the hos pital, and the authorities are of the opinion that he had assis tance in making his getaway. A united effort is going to be made to induce the stale fish de partment to thoroughly restock Traverse lake with game fish. Men in Wheaton and Drowns Valley will unite in this laudable under tailing and it is believed that good results will follow. There was a time when Traverse lake contained as many game fish as Mig Stone, but during the dry seasons in the latter N)s the water in the lake became very low and tile cold winters froze it to the bottom, killing the iisli. But matters are different now. The lake is higher than it has been for 3" years, and since so much water is being dumped in to it by the Mustinka ditch and other sources, it is reasonable to think tnat the lake will con tinue to remain at a pretty high stage allyf the time. Of late years a few cans of Iisli fry have have been put into the lake, but this amount is like a, drop in a bucket, when it comes to restock ing a lake the size of Traverse Fry should be deposited in large quantities, and efforts will be made to show the state game and Iisli department the feasibil- Urowns Val- After Hoboes Shoots Youth. Wahpeton 15d ward Da in od .v, IS years old. was aceidently soil, and last spring the winds were shot by .lohn Matheson, a police blowing the resurrection trumpet man. The shooting occurred and those leaves are going to rise ilear the Twin City creamery again into full bloom and life. And midway between I »reckenridge so Mr. Horton passed away with 1 and Wahpeton. the certainty of the hope. "lie- The police with a .fellow oljicer cause 1 live, yc shall live also,'' and was alter some hoboes with we lxjoice with him in the reward whom they had had an altorca which lie now is enjoying in the tiou, Matheson firing when the mansions which Coil has prepared for those who love him. men attempted to escape. Young Darmody and the proprietor of the creamery, 15. W. Wing, were just leaving the creamery to re turn home after a day's work". A bullet struck Darmody just below the heart. He was im mediately rushed to his home in a passing automobile. His case Major McLaughlin, who has done more for the Indians of the northwest than any other one man and who is accordingly honored and trusted by all tribes timatcd that the loss of grain will who is now an inspector in the prehaps be about five bushels to the Indian Department at Washing, acre- The Knglish Sparrow is ac- ton, was an over Sunday visitor cumulating fast in this section an at the Agency. Every old settler it is but a matter of a short time knows Major McLaughlin and when it will be necessary to have a bountv on them to encourage peo ple to kill them off. he met many of his personal friends while here. With him were .Judge Geo. M. Anderson, United States Attorney of the Department of Justice, Wash ington. D. C., and Attorney Krench of Yankton. S. I), rep resenting the Yankton Indians, than farm jTlie gentlemen were taking testimony in regard to the own ership of the Pipestone quarry. While in Peever the Major spoke very highly of the conditions on this reservation and the work being done by Indian Agent Mossman. Peever Pilot. No. TOWNSHIPS MUST REPAIR ROADS Kx tracts form New Road Laws. The following is an abstract from the Session I jaws o! 191.), state of South Dakota, and deals with a popular topic, that of dragging the roads. "The township supervisors shall have all the main traveled roads, including mail routes which are within their township, and the town line roads as are alloted to their township to be worked and kept in repair, clear of rocks and other obstructions and dragged with any road or split-log drag at such times as in their judgement is most bene ficial and they shall contract tract therefore for the summer season at their March meeting. I choice of persons to do the work" or making contracts to do such work", preference shall be given, other things being equal, to the occupants of the land abut ting the road or adjacent there to at the point where the work is to be done but if more than one occupant the supervisor may decide to which the preference shall be given. Such dragging shall be done when the earth on the road surface is in the con dition to accomplish the best re sults. Provided if the township supervisors fail to make such contract, or to provide for the dragging of said roads at their meeting in March, any owner or occupant of land abutting upon a graded road which the town ship supervisors are required to drag under the provisions of this act, may serve a written notice upon the chairman of the boaad of supervisors of said township that lie has the right under this act to drag said roads so far as the same is under the jurisdiction of said township, stating the part of mile or num ber of miles in said notice, and such owners or occupants shall then have the right to enter up on said road and continue to do the work" of dragging said road, herein provided which the town ship supervisors shall do for the balance of the season, whenever necessary or until the town ship supervisors or the chair man thereof, regularly contract or arrange for the dragging of said roads and notify such owner or occupants thereof and the latter shall be paid by and recover from the said township the reasonable value of such work" per mile. It more than one pc son serves such no tice the work shall be done by the one whose notice was first served on the cliai rman of said board of supervisors. Nothing herein contained shall prohibit township supervisors from caus ing other than main traveled roads in their township to be dragged as this section provid es and other work than dragging may be done upon said roads when better results may be ac complished thereby. Not to ex ceed forty percent of the road tax collected under the road levy made by the township shall be expended under this section. »isolation of Partnership. The partnership of Murrav Bros, of Sisseton, lias on this, the 28th day of July 1915, disolved partner ship by mutual consent. The busi ness will be taken over by Clifford Murray, and all outstanding ac counts wiil be collected and settled by both. Clifford Murray. Foster Murray.