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1 '«««n a. o. 'i'story Vol. 24 NON-PARTISAN LEAGUE COMING South Dakota Is Next State In Line. South Dakota is next iu line for organization work by the Farmers' Nonpartisan Political league, the |Kliticai organization that caused such a tremendous upheavel in North Dakota iu the recent primary election. With scores of organizers work ing in Minnesota at the present time, the foundation also is being laid for an active campaign in South Dakota with the likelihood that the first district organization headquarters will be placed at Watertown. In Minnesota, Nonpartisan or ganizers have so far succeeded in adding about 3,500 names to their list. The South Dakota league, it is understood, will act independent ly of the North Dakota, except that, it will be joined in the general propaganda work. The South Dakota legislative pro gram as mapped out by the league, will be very similar to that in North Dakota—it being considered that problems of the two states are large ly identical. The proposed features will include state owned terminal elevators, state owned packing houses, state hail insurance, state owned flour mills, etc. In North Dakota the league •membership is placed at between 35,000 and 40,000. In the recent primary election, the league's can didate for the republican nomina tion for governor, polled a total vote exceeding 39,000—a majority of all the ballots cast for the four candidates in the field. The South Dakota organization •plan, and the method of carrying on the political propaganda, will be very similar to North Dakota. In this state, the league endorsed or nominated candidates for office, these candidates representing the various political parties. They went home and became candidates in their respective parties—with the result that that the league was supporting a republican candidate in some districts democratic can didates in other districts, and so cialist candidates in other sections. On the state ticket as supported by the league, all were republicans, with a single exception. The first gun in the South Da kota compaign is tired iu the offici al newspaper of the organization, "The Nonpartisan Leader," pub lished in Fargo. The paper gives attention this week to the proposed primary act to be voted on in the November election, and bares the legislative record thereon, and praises R. O. Richards for his work in connection with the re submission of the primary law to the people. Edgeley was the scene of a tragic shooting affray last Monday even ing. It seems that there was some dispute over money and wages be tween James Elliott, a contractor and builder of Edgely, and his em ployee, John Roach. Following a dispute in the pool room, Elliott was leaving the building when Roach followed. Elliott then turn ed as Roach was stepping from the door and fired three shots from a revolver into Roach's abdomen, The wounded man is now in the Edgeley hospital in a very pre cations condition with little hopes for his recovery. Elliott was arrest -ed and taken to LaMoure and /lodged in the county jail. A hear ing is pending, the charge to be preferred against Elliott depending -on whether or not Roach recovers Breaks Leg In Team Runaway. While driving into town Tues day morning Nate Gorsuch, a farmer living four miles south of town, suffered an experience which he no doubt will not want to go through again for some time. He was coming to town after a load of lumber and had taken the box off the wagon before starting and was sitting on the reach. When he got in front of Albert Ulstad's new house, I. N. Kern of Effington passed him on a motor .cycle and the team became fright ened and started running. In the position in which Mr. Gorsuch was sitting it was difficult for him to hold his seat and manage the team and consequently he lost his balance and fell under the wagon, the rear wheel passing over his leg. He was picked up by Mr. Ulstad and brought to Dr. Bate's office where an examination revealed the fact that both bones in the ankle were broken. It being a difficult matter to properly set the bones without the use of an X-Ray. Mr. Gorsuch in company with Dr. Bates was taken to the Vebten hos pital where the bones were set and Mr. Gorsuch made to rest as easy as could be expected.—Claire City Press. South Dakota Out of Debt. For the first time in many years, or perhaps the first time in its his tory South Dakota is out of debt. The statement of business for the state treasury for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 1916, shows that there are $300,000 worth of revenue warrants outstanding in indebtedness and that there is $310 618.75 in cashitrthe general fund —consequently the state is more than $10,000 out of debt on an actual cash basis. In addition to that statement, it is also constructively about $70,000 ahead of debt this year—because recently a transfer of $25,000 was made from the state treasury to the county supervision fund, and this could have been added to the cash on hand, if it had not been for the transfer. Also the yearly statement shows that for the past fiscal year the placing of funds of the state left a bank balance of interest of $20,798.24, wlyle the state only paid out $11,900.96 as interest, consequently leaving the state the gainer of about $9000 on this item. Consequently Ihe state is about $70,000 ahead of debt this year for the first time in its history. The cash on hand in the treasury a year ago for close of business was $241, 299.53 while this year it was $310,» 000.75. Man Found Dead On Stock Train. Last Sunday morning when a stock train pulled into .Montevideo from the west, a dead man was found in one of the cars. The body was cold and stiff, indicating that he had been dead for several hours. Every indication showed that the man had met instantaneous death. There was an extra coat laying in the car, and the train crew stated that they saw a man thrown from thetiain at Milan, and it was fear ed that he had met a like fate Three men were seen getting off the train at Monte and making their "get-away" and it was thot they might be implicated in the crime. This office is in receipt of a few premium books of the Tra verse County Agricultural Ass'n of Wheaton, Minn., advertising their 10 annual Pair to be held Sept. 13, 14, and 15, 1916. The liberal premiums offered in the different departments ought to bring them good exhibits. Any one wanting a book can procure one at this office or write to O. C. Neu man of Wheaton, Minn. FARMERS SET GRAIN PRICES Growers Set Prices As Means Of Combatting Exchanges. Farmers of the Dakotas, Mon tana and Minnesota will not sell their wheat for less than $1.60 per bushel, terminal prices, if they fol low the recommendations of their delegates who closed a session on Wednesday. No. 1 and 2 wheat shall not be sold at any price, all of this being retained for seed. This was the word that went out today from the Society of Equity headquarters at Fargo and St. Paul to farmers iu northwestern states following a conference held there, attended by 60 farmers of Minne sota, South Dakota and North Da kota, at which time nearly a thous and reports covering the cost of wheat production were considered. The grain growers division of the Society of Equity of which A. M. Anderson of St. Paul is presi dent will make an active campaign among the farmers to hold their grain at the prices they have fixed. Other prices fixed were for oats No. 3 white 50 cents, durum wheat No. 2 $1.50, barley No. 2 feed 90 cents, flax $2.25, rye $120. Charging grain manipulators with forcing the prices of wheat down during the marketing season in other years, the grain growers say they have set the prices as a means of combatting grain ex changes. Soo Removes Roundhouse. The efforts of the Commercial Club to keep the roundhouse in Vehlen went glimmering the fore part of the week when a crew of men arrived and began their work of distinction. We all hate to see the first sub stantial evidence of the F. & V. road removed for with its coming old Vehlen, always awake and agressive, was imbued with new life and energy. Its removal we fear will work great havock with train service during the winter months, if such a thing is posssible as we recall numerous occasions duiing the past winter when it succored with im its confines one or both of their now almost extinct vehicles of lo comotives which the company still call engines. However some arrangements for the future have been made as we are informed that both of the trains will carry kerosene heaters for im mergenc es.—Veblen Advance. There is probably no place on earUi better than a country news paper office to learn the kinds of people there are. Some get huffy if a statement is sent, others will not pay until they recieve a state ment. Some will not pay without a statement and others will "not pay whether a statement is sent or not. Some thought they owed more, and others thought they didn't owe so much. Some say they couldn't get along without the paper and others say it doesn't amount to much. But the mean est, scrubbiest in the list is the man who likes it until he is shut off for non-payment and then spends half his time explaining how he used to take "the thing but stopped it be cause it was no good." Dr. Fred McDonald of Vehlen was in the city attending business matters this week. Dr. is carry ing one arm in a sling, the results of a tussel with a horse, the horse claiming first knock out. The arm is getting along fine and will soon be as good as ever. SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNT!, S. D., FRIDAY, Indian Makes Good Progress. Rapid City—Speaking at a re ception tendered in his honor, Cato Sells, United States Com mission of Indian affairs, who arrived here Friday to attend the institute of the Indian schqpl, said that the American Indian has made greater progress than any other nation of the world in a like period. "What race has made more rapid strides than the Indian?" he continued. "Today he is go ing out to fight life's battle along beside his white brother. A large proportion of this state's population is to be red men. Their progress must be big be cause the state depends on it. If they are not producers they will pass to a stage of poverty and if in the meantime their white bro thers pass to a stage of wealth, the wealthy will have to take care of the poor through increas ed taxations. Therefore it is ub to the white man to see that the Indian gets a chance to ac quire the education and training that will fit him for the position of a producer of wealth." HM A fire supposed to have been caused by a hot cinder occurred in the baggage compartment of an apartment car on the north bound Milwaukee passenger, ar riving here Saturday morning. Several sacks of parcel post mat ter were found to be charred when the car was opened. None of the letter mail was damaged by the fire. It is supposed that a flying cinder entered the car, causing the small smoulder Attorney General C. C. Cald well of Howard passed through Aberdeen from Britton where he held disbarment proceedings against Attorney Otto Kaas of Britten, who is charged with re taining money which he had col lected for one of his clients in foreclosure proceedings. Mr. Kaas was represented by Prank Anderson of Webster who denies the charge and shows proof to carry out his denial. William Wallace reported the proceed ings and Attorney Bates of Sioux Falls was refree.—Aber deen American. As fo»shadowed in last week's Tribune, the crew of the firm that has contracted to build Browns Valleys new Great Northern depot, arrived here on Friday last and on Monday morning began work in earnest. All the material for the. new building is here, and the new depot will be pushed to comple tion just as rapidly as possible. Negotiations are underway for the sale of the old depot, and when the new one is completed and the old one moved away, the depot grounds are going to pre sent a much improved appear ance. There will be two drive ways to gain .access to the depot, one for freight and the other for passengers. The' new building will, of course, have separate waiting rooms, be electric light ed, with fountains and all mod ern improvements—Browns Val ley Tribune. Why not move the old building to some park on the lake and reserve it for a relic and when the new depot is completed the good citizens of Browns Valley can point out to visitors the new and the old building with a "before and after" feeling.—Tribune Christ Christiansen, Herbert Brewster, Jas. McGee and Tom Ostnan made a trip to Fergus Falls Thursday returning Mon day evening. Miss Bessie Wheeler is num bered with the sick this week. AlKiVST 2f,, IDK IS EQUAL SUF FRAGE RIGHT? Miss Manahan Sets Forth So lid Facts. In the formation of our Re public we put forth to the world new principals of government, which seemed so plain to us we declared them to be self-evident truths. We declared that "all men are created equal", not in intellect, not in color, not in strength, but equal in rights. We declared that man is entitled to certain inalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We further declar ed as our fundamental principal that in order to secure these un alienable rights "governments are intrusted among men deriv» ing their just powers from the consent of the governed." While men of our Republic acknowledge these principal government as applicable to all men, many refuse to recognize them as applicable to women. They cling to their power like the monarchs and aristocracy clung to theirs. They invoke the divine right of sex as the monarchs asserted the divine ights of kings. Lincoln said, "when the white man governs himself that is self government but when he gov erns himself and also governs another man, that is more than self government—that is despo tism." There was a time when all the property of a woman became her husbands on marriage. Since women now, in the United States have the right to hold and con vey property, and as women un der the laws of inheritance ac quire equal estates with men, fully one half of personal property of the coun try becomes vested in women. Their property is annually taxed for the maintainance of govern The arrogance with which some men assert that women have a sphere to which they should be confined is irritating to women of thought and action. Had God nothing to do with settling it there? Many argue that women do not want equal suffrage. That is no argument against a wo man's right to vote even if it were true. There was a time when woman suffrage was ridi culed but now the cause has made a progress stimulated by theirdesire for the vote, that is marvelous compared with the sentiment of even ten years ago. If women for any reason perfer not to vote, she will always have that priviledge just as the men have. On the other hand denial of the franchise deprives not only the woman who does not want it but also the one who does want it and who believes it is her right. Do women want suffrage? Ask the women of any suffrage state. Submit the question to those who have tried it and scarcely a small minority can be found to vote against it. In none of the equal suffrage states has there ever been a petition to repeal. The principal of equal rights for women is as irrevocably deter mined in the eleven suffrage states as the freedom of the negro is determined in the na tion. On November 7 the men of South Daitota will have anothe opportunity to show whether they really believe in the princi pals of Democracy, that is a government by the people, whe ther they agree with Jefferson when he says, "just governments derive their powers from the consent of the goverened" by giving to the women of this state a voice in this government. If you believe in Democracy vote for the woman suffrage amend ment. Ex-Sheriff Swan son is in the city this week recruiting a com pany lor the South Dakota 5th the real and Regiment National Guard. J. M. Swanson received his com mission some time ago and al ready a number of young hus kies have signed uu. It is ex- ment in which they are not al- pected that the company will be lowed to participate. Have we |completed and ready for drill forgotten the cry of our fore fathers that, "taxation without representation is tryanny?" the tirst of December. Why is it tryanny to the men but a good fellow in every here in about six weeks and ready to go to the front about John is respect not to the women? Should wo-i and as captain of a company he men be denied the right to pro tect, by their vote, their pro perty from excessive taxes, when the right io encumber it by vote is given to men, some of will be a good one. His record as sheriff of Roberts county vouches for his bravery. He is a man who when he undertakes ja job won't turn back. We whom cannot read or write our would like to see Roberts county language. Is it sufficient to say 'organize a company, and with that they are not the only per sons taxed from whom the bal lot is withheld, when the only other persons from whom it is permanently withheld are luna tics, idiots, illiterates and crimi nals? How would men like to be denied the franchise for such reasons? John Swanson in the lead. The Bryant school board is ad vertising in this issue of the Standard for bids for the erec tion of a new school building in the southern part of the town ship. The board has plans and specifications for an up-to-date rural school building and the members are to be commended on their advanced ideas. The building will be large enough to Who gave man the right to deter- jcare f°r 42 pupils. It will have a mine woman's sphere without lull basement and will be steam even consulting her' heated it will have room in the A question of importance has basement for a gymnasium for rarely ever been presented but use in the winter months, some people have sought to close and there will be conveniences any argument by claiming that for children to warm their noon it was settled by the Almighty. Ho ran this claim be reconcil ed with the tact that it has also been settled in these places where women vote, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Mon day lunches. In fact the board has in mind the arrangement of the building for a district center where community gatherings may be held, particularly those along education al lines, such as tana, Washington, Oregon, Cali- lectures, musical entertainments fornia, Utah, Arizona, Australia, etc. This is certainly the mod New Zealand, Norway, Iceland, ern idea, and the people of Bry Finland, Denmark and in the ant school district are to be don Canadian Provinces of Alberta, gratulated on the fact that they Manitoba and Sashkatchewan? are soon to have such a building. No. 10 SPEEDWAY IS COMPLETED Will Open September 2 With Good Prop-ram. Race fans in this section will be pleased to learn that Sisse ton's new speedway will be for mally opened on Saturday, Sept. 2, with an attractive program of events. During the past week the finishing touches have been put on the new track, and it surely will be in first class rac ing condition when the big dajr rolls around. We have been informed by those "in the know" that keen interest is bfcing taken by speed demons in other towns in the opening of this new track and already there are a number of entries. Among them are three Ortonville cars, one from Apple ton, three Webster cars, includ ing Frankie Wohls new Dusen berg, and McCoy's two racers, a Chalmers and a Peerless, of Sis seton. Babe Ward of Aberdeen is also expected to enter with Iiis Stutz. The big event on the program will be a 25-mile race, in which the high speeders will compete. There will also be a 5-mile free for all race for stock cars only, and a 5-mile motorcycle race. See the ad on another page of this issue, and plan now to be in Sisseton on Saturday, Sept. 2„" when the big sport program will take place. For the week ending August 19, the Sisseton Creamery paid out $663.47. This over $514.78, the amount paid out last year for the same week, shows an increase of 30 per cent. It can be plainly seen that the farmers are patroniz ing home industries. The creamery is now paying 30 cents for butter fat and will appreciate your con tinued patronage. The Compency Commission, comprising of E. D. Mossman and Inspector McLaughlin t the Interior Department, have finished their work at the Sie» seion Agency and as a result forty-live allottees among the Sisseton Indians will soon re» ceive their patents in fee and* their per capita share of the tribal fund now in the United States treasury. The Compency Commission will pass each year a number of the Sisseton allot tees until all are removed from government protection. The work just finished will place about forty-five sections of land on the tax list in Roberts and Marshal counties. There will also be a large amount of inherit ed Indian lands offered for sale to settle up the estate of deceas ed Indians. Many wonder what pay the soldiers receive who enlist in the United States army. The mini mum pay of a private is $15 a month, corporal $21, sergeant $30. There is an increase of $3 a month for each year enlist ment up to the seventh by cor porals and sergeants, giving them maximums of §39 and $4H, respectfully. maximum for a private is $24. First sei1 geants get from 845 to §915 a, month, according to the length of service. Married nun-com missioned officers are allowed "ration money" that amounts 25 cents a day, also permits to buy food supplies of the govern ment at cost. A private becomes a non-commissioned officer on recommendation of his company commanders. Clothing is issued to each enlisted man An olive drab uniform, cap and overcoat, two pair of tan shoes, leggings four suits of underwear, six pairs of socks, a suit of overall, a soldier's kit which contains a rasor, shaving brush, soap, shoe, brush and polish, clothes brush, tooth brush, hair brush aadt comb, and mending outfit.