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In fact, the cost per candle-power hour is less than that of any other reliable, system, if you use one of the EDISON STORAGE BATTERY I The Edison is not only the Mem HOUSE LIGHTING PLANTS I most The Edison is the only nickel iron, alkaline battery (no lead or acid.) 5 simple rules are all you need to follow. No complicated instructions because there is no ne cessity of periodic testing, no taking to pieces for cleaning, no annual renewal of plates and parts, etc. It has no "battery troubles.1* WRITE US FOR LITERATURE Please send mc information about the Edison HI Light Plant. I Name I A ddrtit DAKOTA ELECTRIC CO. SISSETON, S. D. PRINCE CUBAN MILD 5? CIGAR Muhphy Makers Jaint Paul A. J. HANSON BUYER AND SHIPPER OF Live Stock We Ship Every Thursday Tell Us What You Have—We Pay the Highest Prices WILSON HAS A DODGE The following conversation is said to have taken place on one of the piincipal streets in Sisseton the other day:— •'Say John, why is it that XV. D. gets all the livery work out of this town?" "What kind of a car do you run, Ross?" "Why, I I part of the time." drive a Ford, what do you run, John?" drive a Maxwell and an Overland "Well, W. D. drives a new Dodge Bros. Car it. runs so smoothly and easily, and comfort ably that that is the only reason I getting the business, John," said Ross. W. D. WILSON Army," "have IIVIMI mlopU-d ollicially to designate those military organiza tions which participate 111 the appro priations liy vongre.ss and to differeu tiate them from the untrained body of citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-live available as militia 111 the mass. There Is a wide variation in the strength, discipline ami effec tiveness of the state forces. Some states lime practically no troops at «11. while others have regularly organ izeil brigades and divisions." The state of New York appropriated the term National tluard In 1802 to describe the organized militia, mid oth er states have followed suit, though some others use the term Organized or Volunteer Militia. Regulars and Militia. The militia of the various states lias been the nucleus of the American army In all Its wars. Singularly enough, the largest regular army America ever had was In the Revolu tion 130,000 out of the 294,000 men en gaged were Continental regulars. In the war of 1812 there were 85,000 reg ulars against 471,000 militiamen, while In the civil war, with Its 2.500,000 en listed men, there were only 30,000 regulars. The Spanish war was fought by 28.000 regulars and 223,000 volun !teers. Since the passage of the Hick bill 111 l'.HlS and the militia of the different states has come under federal control It has been unified and brought near er to the regular army, so that there will be a great reserve force In fact as well as In name. Yet the mili tia in reality by the terms of the act Is made to consist of every ablebodled 1 can see that Photo by American Press Association. A T10 A 51.' A111 S A TA R(t KT I'ltA CT tloual guard Is a complete division, which is the greatest tactical and ad ministratlve unit of and forms the basis for army organization, it lias '.7! officers and 10,501 men, under the command of Major General John O'ltyan. No other state force has a complete division neither is there a complete division in the regular army capable of being assembled in the time it would take the New York troops to mobilize. Every one of the commands ill the state is recruited above the min imum prescribed by the regulations, but further recruiting would be begun immediately when the cull to arms was issued. Each regiment would be recruited to war strength, and In ten days the division would be ready with full equipment to be sent to the front. Over 15,000 men could be under arms within twenty-four hours on receipt of ail order to mobilize. The New York national guard in cludes signal corps, engineers, cavalry, field artillery, Held hospital corps and ambulance corps. It Is today In a state of efficiency that makes it able to bear comparison with any military organization of Its size In the world. The day ot the "tin" or "chocolate" soldier is gone, not only In New York, but in the other states as well. The militiaman today Is a real soldier and ready to do the full duty of a soldier In every particular. Pennsylvania Men Active. The Pennsylvania national guard ranks next to New York In members, with a peace strength of 745 ofllcers and 10,100 men. It lias been very ac tive In the past six months In prepar ing Itself for the emergency of war, and the several organizations have been commanded by Major General C. B. Dougherty, commanding the Penn sylvania national guard, to follow a plan mapped out by the army division of militia affairs, a plan applicable to all state national guard associations. He ports and recommendations of regular army ofllcers. known as inspector-In structors assigned to the several states, have been Instrumental in the formula tion of this general plan. It la a basis THE SI SS ETON WEEKLY STANDARD NATIONAL GUARD OR MILITIA AN INTEGRAL PART OF ARMY New Laws Have Increased Its Military Effectiveness and Prepared It For War. UK terms "Organized Militia' ami 'Naiiunal (iuartl,"' nays lieneial William 11. Carter 111 his book, "Tim Amerlvan name called. Is made a national gtianl In fact as well as In name and con stitutes tlie organized militia, its or ganization, armament mid discipline are to be the same as those for the regular army. In case of war the two forces will act together, and they should be armed, ei|uip|H'd anil drilled alike. A valuable feature Is that which provides that otlicers of the national guard who have been nominated by the governors and appointed by the president for that purpose may attend ami pursue a regular course of study at a military school or college In the United Stales, with the same travel allowance and quarters to which an »Ulcer of the regular army would be entitled under the same circumstances and subsistence at the rate of $1 per day. When the troops of the national guard are encamped at any military station or |«»st they are to be furnished .with ammunition and receive Instruc tion in target practice. The pension laws of the United States are extended to cover the case of all ofllcers and men disabled while in the service of the United States and to their widows and orphans. States Pay Greater Shares, While the United States government contributes to the expenses of the ml lltlii, by far the greater burden Is borne by the state. Toward the expenses ot the New York national guard, for in stance, the government contributes ¥400,000 annually, but the expenses to tal $4,000,000 annually consequently $3,(500,000 Is contributed annually by the state. The only complete division In the whole army of the United States, in cluding regulars and militia, is that of which the New York units are the component parts. The New York ua- 1 «»«WSW I K. citizen and person who has declared Ills Intention to become a citizen, between the ages of eighteen and forty-live years, divided into the organized mili tia—the national guard of the states and territories—and the unorganized or reserve mil it In. The constitution has given the presi dent the power of calling forth the militia and of arming, organizing an", disciplining such as may be mustered Into the United States service. Any person who falls to respond to a call may be punished by court martial. When In tile service of the federal government militia officer* and men re ceive the same pay as regulars. The president docs not call out the nation al guard at first hand, but through the secretary of war directs the governors of the states to place at Iiis disposal such troops as lie may require. The numbers are apportioned according to population. The president Is the sole judge of the exigency of Issuing a call and merely Instructs the secretary of war when he wishes it done. Arms and Equipment. The organized militia Is Inspected each year by regular army officers, who fill out reports on its appearance, prop erty, drill and target practice. The government now furnishes standard arms, equipment ami uniforms. The national guard Infantry Is equipped with the new pattern Springfield rifle, the equal of any army rifle In the world. This Is the weapon carried by the regular army Infantry. It was first Introduced in 100!!. Length with bayonet, 3 feet inches weight, 8 pounds ounces: carries live cartridges in magazine sighted to 2.850 yards muzzle velocity, 2,700 foot seconds weight of cartridge. 375 grams—pow der, pyrocelltilose bullet. lead and tin. The act of May 27. 11)08. known ror theoretical and practical Instruc tion, the details of which have to be varied to meet local conditions. Upon the completion of a prescribed course of theoretical instruction all study ceases, but a postgraduale course fol lows for both olllcers and men. In the four brigades of the infantry of the Pennsylvania national guard there are thirteen regiments. There are two companies in the engineer bat tallon. Company A. located at Scran ton, and Company It, at i'lilladelphla. l'ielil Company A of I'illsburgh com prises the entire si: mi I corps. There are eight troops In the cavalry, as fol lows: first squadron First. Second and A and !. Philadelphia. Second squadron (inventor's troop, Harris burg Sheridan. Tyrone: Troop '. New castle. and Troup II. Pittsburgh. It is now recruited to its full peace strength. Should orders come to bring •BE: American Press Association BI1IOADIKH GENl'.lt A I, ALHEBT I,. MILLS, CHIEF OF DIVISION OF MILITIA AVI'AUW, UNITED STATES AllMV. It to a war strength It could be done In a short time, Its officers declare, and the troops could bo mobilized rapidly. Ohio, Illinois and Massachusetts are pretty close together for the honor of third place In numerical strength as regards their militia forces. Ohio has on Its peace footing 400 officers and 5,037 men, Illinois has 008 officers and 5,447 men, and Massachusetts has 424 officers anil 5,30!» men. Ill efficiency Ohio Is accorded third place, after New York and Pennsylvania. Full Division From New York. According to a new mobilization plan approved by the war department New York state would be expected to pro vide a full division of troops to be mo bilized at Stati island. The New York troops would be the Sixth division of the army and would be divided Into nine regiments of In fantry, one of cavalry, two regiments of field artillery, one battalion of en gineers, 3,019 coast artillerymen and one battalion of signal troops, in ad dition to the quota of sanitary troops. Each Infantry regiment would num ber about 1 10 men, while the cavalry regiment would number 1,252 men. The total of the division would be 25,251. In a general way It is realized that the efficiency of the Sixth division Is higher than any other of the militia divisions, but it may not be known to the public that New York state has completed the organization of all the units constituting a tactical division and that the division instruction and training have proceeded during recent years 111 such effective manner that this division Is, in fact, a military machine, with the officers schooled and instruct ed not only In the technique of their own arm, but also In the duties and obligations of that arm to the infan try, which Is the backbone and main strength of an army. When the Sixth division comes to be mobilized every arm of the service will be shown In action the activities of the ambulance companies In establish ing dressing stations, bandaging vari ous types of wounds and transporting the Injured the field hospitals will set up their field hospital, with its operat ing loom, and also their hospitals for the reception, care and forwarding of the wounded the field bakery of the division will give a demonstration of setting up Its field bakery section and baking bread for the troops, while the division trains will illuslralc facility of movement and driving ability. A battery of light artillery will show the mobility of the modern field artil lery material and the rapidity of fire of the new three Inch rapid lire gun with which it is armed. All the bat teries of the New York division are equipped with the latest model rapid tire, long recoil field artillery gun. A pioneer company will lay and ex plode land mines for protecting the trenches from assault and prepare, throw and explode hand grenades load ed with the new and powerful ex plosive Invented by Captain Wood ward of the New York corps of engi neers and known as "trotol." The sig nal battalion will'Illustrate the rapid ity with which a wireless station may be set up and communication estab lished with distant points. The use of reel carts, semaphore, llag signals and heliograph will be demonstrated. The only other state which would be called upon to provide a complete division would be Pennsylvania, which would supply 21.032 men. to mobilize at Mount Gretna. The third largest number of men from a state would represent Illinois, which is scheduled for 14,254. while Ohio, the fourth state, would be called upon to mobilize 13,82$) at Columbus. as the Dick bill, established new relations of the state militia forces to the fed eral government and brought about many changes In the militia service. It contains, among others, the follow ing provisions besides those epitomized above: The present national guard of the states and territories. Iy whatever The divisions are numbered from 5 to 10 and are so arranged that ad jacent states are Included In the same divisions. The first four divisions would In the event of trouble be organized with the regular arm»" as the backbone and would represent all of the states of the Union. OENUINE The MigHBLlN-FOUNDED-IB32 MICHELIN Universal Tread A real advance This Is The New Tire Everyone Is Talking About Cottingham Bros. Sisseton, S. D. 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