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14l0 Off Vol. THE SISAL TRUST MENACE. Another Trust Kormetl to Hit Farmers. C. A. Lukens. Editor of Farm Iiupluuent News, who has mack' a .caretul studv of conditions wain the tanners of the United States oi the "Sisal Trust Menace" in the following artie'e: "'An enormous advance in the price of sisal filter and a corrcs ponduiK advance 111 the price of .•hinder twine are sure to follow the But the advances already made will be small in comparison with those which the trust will put into effect before the filter supply for 1917 is purchased. If the govern nidit refuses to interfere none need be surprised if sisal and price of 15 cents or even more in 1917. "It is liiv opinion that the sisal trust fully intended ere this to ad vance the price much higher than is and that it has been checked In- the exposure and the consequent action of Senator McCumber and Representative Cox in introducing resolutions calling tor an investiga- store competition in filter the big advance will he made. '"The only thing that is now lacking in the light against mono pohslic greed is the active and vigorous supjtort of the Strangely enough fanners. the will be farmer who compelled to pay all of the enormous tribute exacted by the sisal trust. is asleep so far as this important matter is concerned, Two or three farmer organizations have adopted resolutions and sen them to Congress in a perfunctory wav. but only a few individual farmers have asked their repre sentative.- in Cong!ess to protect 1 hem. "Hundreds of letters have been received by Congressmen from im plement dealers and these letters have caused the resolutions calling tor an investigation to lie intro duced. But the sisal trust repre sentatives are telling Congressmen thru letters and friendly newspa pers that the agitation has been fomented by the big twine manu facturers and that the interests of farmers are not to be affected ad verse! hv the operations of the trust. "Trust representatives have even gone so far as to assert that the price of sisal filter would have been higher than it is if former condi tions governing its sale had con tinued. They are actually claim ing that through the operations of the fiber commission money will be saved by the American farmer on his twine bill. "Knowing that the implement dealers are retail destributors for the twine manufacturers and hav ing heard no complaint from their tanner constituents, many members of Congress may be inclined to accept the trust version, that the fight is being made solely in the interest of the twine manufacturers. To them the claims of the trust re presentatives appear applausible. "Warn your farmer of the dan ger. Urge them to write to their congressional representatives. Tell them to demand passage of the re solution calling for investigation. They cannot make the demand too strong. Tell them the fight is being made solely in their interest and that their help is needed to in sure the victory. "Farm Implement News has given you absolutely correct in formation concerning the fiber trust, its complete monopoly and its greed-inspired prices. Tin facts are as this paper has printed them, the claims of the trust to the contiary notwithstanding. "Make a special effort to see in fluential farmers, men who you know are personally acquainted refusal ot the government to break with their congressional represent up the sisal monopoly-. The ad atives. Letters from men of this u-ances already made 111 the price of stlie liber insure an increase of at least 54,1)00.1100 in the 1916 twine bill of American tanners, and un less the trust is destroyed addi tional advances will be made lie tore the twine manufacturers have obtained their 1916 requirements. character would go far to offset the plausible but false stories told by the sisal trust, and win active and insistent support for the Mr Cumber and Cox resolutions which are now held up by the committees to which tliev were referred. Program for Farmers Institute. First Day. -Ä-N'MZ 10:30 a. m. Lecture Reef Cattle" Andrew Elliott jO: 1:30-2:30 p. in. "l'otatö Grow tandard ins." G. XV. Dixon. binder twine command a retail 2:30-3:30 p. in. Lecture: Dairv Catile," Andrew Klliof. 3:30-4:00 p. in. Demonstration, Rope Tying," G. W. Dixon. Lecture, S:0O p. m. l'opular Andrew Elliott. Second Day. 10:30 a. m. Lecture, "Silos and Silage'' Andrew ICUiott. 1:30 2:30 i. in. Lecture "Soil ami Soil Conditions" C, VV. Dixon, 2:30-3:00 p. in. Lecture Draft 1 tion. If the light comes to naught Ii rough the refusal of Congress Horses" Andrew Klliot. or the Department of Justice to 3:30 4:00 p. ui. Soil Demonstra-1 lake such steps as they may re-It ion G.W.Dixon. Fourth Day. lii:3(i a. in. Demonstration I 'Judging Draft Horses" Guv Morrison 1:30-3:110 p. m. Lecture Iietter Fanning" W. R. Woods. Home Economics. Program begins at 2.00 p. in. each day. During the first two days Mfss Kellar will give Demon jstrations in Practical Cooking. 1 During the last two davs Miss Krickson will lecture and give De monstrations in Home Conven ences. The Montevideo business men have formed what is termed the Montevideo Business Men's Asso ciation, for the purpose of pooling poor accounts and selling them at public sale. Just what preliminery steps are taken, we are not inform ed. However, as a final step, the secretary lists the accounts and publishes a list of same, offering them for sale at his office after a given date. The right to compro mise or settle the accounts at pri vate sale is reserved. This method of handling poor accounts serves the purpose ot enlightening the public and the merchants as to the credit of the debtors, and acts in a measure as a spur to the debtor to settle his accounts as very few peo ple like to be publicly "posted" as being "poor pay.'' Selmer liask arrived home Thursday from Sioux Falls where he has lieen employed the past year. SISSKTON, ROBERTS COUNTY, PETER NORBECK IS CANDIDATE Redhekl Man Announces His Candidacy. WU l'et.er Norbeck. lieutenant gov ernor lias announced his candi dacy for the Republican nomina tion for governor of South Dako ta and states his position upon public (jiiestions as follows: "'To the people of South Da kota: "After carefully considering the matter, I have decided to an nounce ln.v candidacy for the Republican nomination lor gov ernor in tin.' spring primaries. I have received many solicita tions to become a, candidate they have come from all fat tions, anu many the Republican party. This has led me to believe that if nominat ed and elected I might enjoy the co-operation and good will of the people, regardless of factions and parties. I air. hopeful that this may be the case: and, if so my endeavor will be to merit this confidence. "Upon questions of public af fairs the people have the right to expect and to know how a candi date stands. anil, thus, I feel it is pertinent, to state my position in relation to the policy I shall pursue as such candidate. "If nominated and elected I will endeavor to give the people system based upon the con stitutional amendment which K:00 p. in. Popular Lecture, believe will be adopted in the "Whither Hound" Verna Kellar. full election. Many states have Third Day. adopted a similar system under 10:30 a. in. Demonstrationwhich the farmers may obtain '•Judging Heel' Cattle" Guy K. long time loans at a low rate of Morrison. interest wit Ii small annual pay- I :31)-3:00 p. m. Lectine "Alfalfa uioiits of the principal. Some Growing" W.R.Woods. such plan worked out in a prae 3.011-1:00 p. in. Lecture "Corn tical way will materially aid in Growing" Guy K. Morrison. the upbuilding of the state's our agri ,S:00 p. in. Lecture, rude Krickson. Miss Gert-j greatest resources cultural interests. "I believe the state should adopt the constitutional amend ment submitted by the special I session of the legislature, niak ing it possible for tile state to receive financial aid from the federal government for the im provement of public highways. I believe the constitutional amendment should be adopted mailing it possible to form irriga tion districts. This would mean much to the upbuilding of western part of the state. "Luder the present system of taxation, the burden of taxes falls most heavily upon the man who improves his property. Im provements on real property should not be discouraged by excessive taxation. The home builder should be encouraged. "I favor the adoption of a practical budget system to ap ply to legislative appropriations. I believe this could be applied to our state finances with excellent results, as it would be a business like way of handling these mat ters. Workmen's Compensation. "South Dakota has no work men's compensation act and only an imperfect employers' liability law. The laborer is en titled to protection, and the em ployer should have a well defined knowledge of his liability. Other states have solved the problem by a practical compensation act, and their experience could be followed with advantage by the people of tliis state. SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD S. 1)., from outside policies lor which I stand. I am a native born South Dakota» and have watched the growth and progress of the state. I am proud (if the state of South Da kota and if chosen as your gov ernor will, to the best of my ability, promote definite pro gress based upon modern busi ness principles and progressive ideas. Wheaton': 1 ldl :i, om FRIDAY, "While favor remedial legis lation from time to time, as the changing conditions demand yet I am not in favor of a mass of hasty, temporary, ill-consid ered legislation. It is my opini on there has been too much legislation, rather than too little. No new measures should be adopted except after the most careful consideration, and with a real necessity for it. "In submitting my candidacy to you I do so wit.li the belief that the measures 1 suggest, are the great benefit of social centers and education. The Wheaton schools were much in evi dence. Tliev met the trains with the school baud: a school orches tra discoursed music at the audi torium there was a girls glee club, a boys glee club, and a bovs quar tette, and the 7th and Sth grades wer.c organized into a grand chorus. The new coimnnnitv building is 40xl3ii feet, 3 stories, an auditor ium with a comfortable seating capacitv of lnoo with a large stage equipped with tlie best ol scenery. Housed in the building is the man ual training, domestic science and the agricultural department. There is also a woman's rest room neatly furnished and the countv agent has comfortable quarters. During the lunch iioins on Tuesday the domestic science department as sisted by the ladies of the civic league served a splendid meal to several hundred people and it was done without a hitch. The new ^1,(11 building is a splendid monument' to the enterprise and public spirit of the people of Wheaton and t.lte dedication exercises were the best it has ever been our pleasure to at|write tend.—-Browns Vallev Tribune. Cement Granary. The forward steps being taken by farmers of South Dakota for substantial farm buildings has been overstepped in a farmer residing northwest of Bancroft, this state, who has just let a contract for a fireproof concrete granary. The building is divided through the center byJ either side of this is a room square, one to be used for a garage and the other for a workshop. Above these are too huge granary bins 24 feet square and 20 feet high equipped ivitli machinery for ele vating the grain. The entire building is absolutely fireproof. MAUVII New Community Center: ,w.n drivewav. On '4 feet' THE SISSETON INDIAN AGENCY A"ent Mossman writes of the Place and Business. KYom the HigstoneHeadlight. Mrs. I'. II VIate hail this topic at a recent meeting ol the Round Table, the Rig Stone City Wo men's club. Mr. Ii. D. Mossman, the goverment Indian agent, in the best interests ol the state, |imlly furnished the following I shall enter the campaign free information, which was present from alliances and independent! 0( )V Mrs. (Mute. of all factions—a Republican in The agency was established all that the name implies. Tlio |„M-o in lfStWI and the school was six years that I have been sena- ,»ilt in IST'J. The Mission sellout tor and the term I served as was lieutenant governor have given Mission wasdiscontimied in 1V1 the people ail opportunity to judge my work and to know the started the same yea r. The The buildings and farms a re now being disposed of. The agency office was burned in Ism and with it many of re cords. No fires of importance have ever taken place at the school. At present the agency i-onsist of the Office and other admini stration buildings, the fair grounds and l''air Association Huildings, and ten or twelve cot Itagesand a store and restaurant. 1 The trader is Miss Irene 1luH.m Episcopal Mission adjoins the Agency und consists ot' tin* 'ov- lieaton dedicated their new tor.y, cupel and meeting house, community center chool building on Tuesday of this week, and she did it in a most elaborate and fit of the state a sound business ad-j ling manner. Fifteen hundred ministration. .. people were present at the cere Rural Credits (monies and full'- fifteen speakers "1 will use my best efforts to from outside tliecountv were there secure a practical rural credit' wu ministers at the issi()n cv lln Harbour in assisted by Rev. Mr clia rge, Rhea. I'racticiilly ail the 2XM Indians of lie reservation are cominimi cans of some church. Tin1 I'res byterians have seven churches under tlie care of Indian mini sters. the Episcopalians have lour churches and lie Roman bif holies one church. There are many devout ehris tians a lining I be Indians, who live model lives and there a re also many whose profession is all here is to t.liei religion. school is probably I greatest single influence for good among the Indians. One hundred sixty children attended lit ten months of the year and 'learned the elements of literary work- to the eight grade and in cluding it and also agriculture, stock-raising, housekeeping, sew ing, cooking, halving, laundering, .carpentering, shoe-making and everything necessary to make 1 the boys and girls intelligent, •capable men and women when they leave school. About one hundred fifty chil dron and ,\ oung people a re a way from the reservation at other and higher schools, Nearly all the young people can read and write. The old people can all read and Sioux but many of them neither read nor write English, iThese people speak' and write their own dialect but their pub I ished books are in the Senf.ee dialect. These people have in the I nit led States treasury S600,000.1X1 the interest of which according to treaties is to be paid to them I yearly for educational purposes. I This money supports the school tt"d PaVsthe salaries of cm ploy iers. It was derived from the sale |of surplus lands and bears five percent interest, ft will be seen from this that the support of I these Indians is not a burden to the government and that their own money is used to support them and their school and agency. Geo. D. Tracy, of Tracy who is: Some public money has been quite well known to many here has used during the past year under let the contract for the erection of a large produce house atOrtonville. Mr. Tracy deals in live and dress ed poultry quite extensively. reimbursable agreements where by the Indian pays back to the government what i* is furnished him. Under this reimbursable agreement I'our hundred milch cow, two hundred ewes, ton mares, eight thousand dollars worth of seed, ten bulls have attended good been issued and w" have three carloads of fence wire ready to issue. Over six thousand dollars have been collected from the In dians on thesued contracts. They try to meet these payments and do as well as ordinary white men. They are caring for the stock in good shape in most cases. I'atents in fee have been a dis mal failure not over live percent of those being granted proving successful. Most of tlieui are complete failure, indicating that we are not yet, ready to turn these people loose unless we want them to become in the larger number of cases, paupers and public charges.. There are about thirty em ployees at the agency and school. They receive salaries ranging from three hundred dollars sixteen hundred dollars per year. The work we have is very large As a result of this policy the larger part of the Indians have good buildings and well improv ed places. Of course some of them, in lact a large number have poor places or in many cases no homes. As fast as pos sible we arc selling enought of each ones lands to make him com fortable buildings on Iiis own land. There are about two tlious- and leases we have tried in re- Hattie Rud, and raising the object uewing all leases this year to tiou that prompting was forbidden have a field man see the land and appraise it before making the lease. This is of cou re a large un dertaking in itself, at the stretch Very truly, E. D. Mossman, Supt. & S. D. A. Vice President Moirow of the D. II. & S. was in town Monday, and from the optimistic lone of his conversation we judge there'll be "somptm doin" on the route this spring. It seems that there is a live interest being taken in the building of the road by the Minne sota territory thru which it is ex pected to pass. Here's hoping for dirt to fly before May Day. Wau bay advocate. One pint of 40 per cent solution Formaldehyde costing about 40c, added to 40 gallons of water is sufficient to treat 40 bu. of small grain. It is one of the duties of every farmer to treat his grain for smut. N. Good Roads Meeting. There was an exceptionally well roads meeting at Sisseton Wednesday of this week when delegates from nearly every township in the county meet with tlie commissioners regarding the building of roads for the comieg year. Resolutions were passed that the township supervisors de signate certain roads in their re spective townships and makes per manent county road of the same and put the best efforts on this road to make it the liest possible, and to keep the same in good con dition at all times. The conuty will give one dollar for eveiy dol lar raised by the tovvnthip to put into this road. With this method each township will have roads that tliev may justly feel proud of and Roberts Comity will be a model tor the road builders of the state. In the evening a large banquet id was given by the Commercial Club at the Club rooms in honor of the visitors and they were also guests in volume the following data of the Club at the lecture that showing ,you .something of what we have to do. We have two hun dred fifty thousand dollars of bank accounts for about fifteen hundred persons. This money is derived from sale of lands, leases ami various other sources. The plan is to use the principal of these moneys only to build homes and make improvements so that eventully every Indian will have a home and be sei (supporting. evening given by Frank Stockdale. All those present sjteuli very highly of their treatment during their stay beie and a number have spoken to us asking the Standard to extend their thanks to the peo ple of Sisseton for the fine time. Sisseton Wins Two Debates. Sisseton has been most fortunate in deflate so far, and is now the champion of the northeastern dis trict, and still has two teams in the field. The Webster team met our nega tive at Sisseton Feb. 24th. The debate was vigorous and snappy from start to finish and while the debate was close we believe that the Sissseton team fully 'earned their decision of 2 to 1. The pleasantness of the occasion was marred by Webster interrupting by the rules, it having been neces sary to prompt her. Dr. Robert son while objecting to the inter ruption and to the interpretation Of of territory we have to cover is the rules, sustained the conten eighty miles long and forty wide, and I have only two field men and they travel by team. Twelve 'tanks are bonded for I the care of the moneys we hold lor the Indians who have money. tiou. We hope that tilings of this kind may be avoided in the future, as the good feelings between schools are oft,en destroyed by situ ations of this sort. The Aberdeen team debated rocieve from these banks Sisseton's affirmative Feb. 25th., and one half and four per-1and one of the best coach teams 1 hoy three cent for check accounts and live met this year# being especially and six percent for money on strong and rebutal. They failed time deposit further that however to connect with Sisseton's we argument and spent more time on 1 might say have a,n active l«'nir Association |a negative counterargument. The that lias given five fairs annually decision of the judges was 3 to 0. and that we bold a series of Kärrners Institutes each whites. This winter there were be prob ably twelve meetings and we have many charts of our own make and will also use the entrie set o.l chart from the Interna tional Harvester Co. The Judges for the Webster— Sisseton debate were: Priu. White of Peever: Supt. Moore of Big Stone: Mr. Rix of Milbank and of the Aberdeen—Sisseton debate: Kditor Downie and Rev. Kvans, both of Milbank, and Miss Isabel Hangen of Wilmot. The Double Quartette of the High School and Miss Snyder gave musical numbers which were great ly appreciated. The Sisseton teams will meet Letnuion on March 24. Details will be given later. Some economical person has sug gested that a speedometer is a wasteful extravageuce on the Ford. It is easy to guage your speed, When you go ten miles au hour you" lamps rattle: when you go up to twenty miles an hour the fenders rattle at twenty-five miles the wind shield begins to rattle and when you go faster than that your bones rattle." ti I will pay highest price for live poultry, at Bowling Alley. (Slttt G.T.Juv market Inquire.