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PIERRE, ». O.
Department of His toff Vol. 24 TRAINMEN HAY STRIKE Railroad Troubles Are Still Unsettled, flilfcl Danger of a nation-wide rail mild stilie which was believed to have been averted by the passage of the Adam son eight hour law has not entirely disappeared, it developed when represent atives of the railroads and four brotherhoods comprising 400,000 employees failed to reach an agreement as to the proper application of the new law. The stumbling block both sides admitted was the existing mile age system of compensation. The announcement of the lat est deadlock between the rail vor.ds and their employees came at the conclusion of an all day conference between the national conference committee of the railroads and brotherhoob chief which had been arranged in Septemder. To Exchange Ideas "We met," said Elisha Lee, chairman of the railroad manag er, and the conference, "for the conference, tor the purpose of exchanging ideas on the appli cation and operation of the A damson law. We failed to reach an agreement and we are not certain that another meeting will take place." Strike Order in Effect W. f-ee, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen spokesman for the employees in the absence of A. B- Careston of the Order of Railway Conductors, declared in a statement that in the event of evasion by the railroads of the Adamson law, summary action would be taken by the bro therlioods. He said the strike order which xvas directly respon sible tor the law was still in effect and the brotherhoods would not hesitate to use it if the occasion warranted it. Ignorant of the Law "Frankly," said Chairman Lee wt the conference committee, in discussing the situation, "the trouble lies in the fact that neither the railroads nor the men know definitely how the law should be applied." Chairman Lee added that, he could not predict the probale out come of the difficulty. Accident Near Wheaton An accident occurred one and eno half miles southwest of Wheaton Friday evening which eame near having a fatal termin ation. W. J. Lampman, who resides four miles northwest of Diamond, in Harmon Township was driving with his son in his Ford car towards town, when his machine collided, head-on, with a large automoble driven by •Otto Herman and containing seven occupants. The large car was precipitated into the ditch bottom side up, and the small one was turned completely over and landed right side up and was badly smashed. .Mr. Lamp man was cut by the windshied and sustaining some very severe injuries about the head and face. His jaw was broken, several ribs fractured and he received a deep gash in the top of his head. Art Berdlund of this place was the first to reach the scene of the accident and v^nt immediate ly to town and returned with medical assistance. Henry Paul, who was in the Urge car, sustained several broken ribs and the two in juried men were taken to the Wheaton hospital. Mr. Lampman was unconscious from the time of the accident Friday until Sunday morning. He was taken to Iiis home in Harmon Township Monday morning and is doing its well as could be expected under the circumstances. The occupants of the large car were Walter, Herman and Henry Paul, Arnold Moller of White Rock and El la a nd Huldah Her man, none of whom were ser iously injured except Henry Paul. —White Rock Journal §H§ Raise in Freight Rates The state railway commission has received an application for permission to increase freight rates in this state. The railway companies have asked the Inter State Commerce Commission for to increase rates from Iowa and Minnesota points to South Dak ota points, basing their demands upon a recent decision of the interstate commission allowing the railways to increase their rates from Missouri river points to Nebraska shipping points. They have also been notified that the railway companies have asked permission to increase demurrage charges. The present charge allowed is §1 for each day after 48 hours. The roads now ask to be allowed to make a charge ol' §2 for the l'irst day after 48 hours, $3 for the second, $4 for the third, and $5 for the fourth day^^ A city stunts which is being adopted to a very slight extent in smaller towns and should be come universal is the custom of the automoble driver to extend his hand over the side of the machine when he is -about to make a turn, thus giving warn ing to cars behind him and also to pedestrians that he is going ahead. The system is to extend the hand or arm from the side on which one is going to turn. We are receiving many fine comments from strangers and others, on the various improve ments and general metropolitan appearance of this city. "'Turn to the Right" signs have been in stalled and these will be the means of avoiding numerous accidents, in the future. The streets and back alleys are kept in fine condition. Taking everything into consider ation, this city has good reason to be proud of the fine record made by the Mayor Casper Kennedy and the members of the Board. Per sonally, we believe their efforts have been appreciated by most of the people and everybody should help the good work along by boost ing and not knocking. A very pretty wedding was sol emnized Saturday evening. Novem ber 4th, 1916 at 5 o'clock at the home of the bride's uncle, Lewis Holmau, 4 miles north west of Ortley in the presence of sixty re latives and friends when Miss Lillian Amanda Schmidt and Mr. William E. Hjellming were united in marriage by Rev. Hemmingson of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of Waubay. The bride is a daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pratt of Waubay and has grown to woman hood in that vicinity and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clias. Hjellming of this city and has spent the most of his life in Roberts County.—Ortley View. The loafer, the kicker and the bluffer are three of a kind, and the breed is not conductive to the welfare of any community If they could see themselves as others see them, they would not be seen at ail. CELEBRATE .... GOLDEN WEDDING Notihle Event Took Place Last Monday. The Oscar Murray home was the scene of a very pleasant event Mondiiy, Nov. 13th when their children, a number of Grand Army men and their wives and a host of friends gathered to wish them joy and assist them in cele brating their golden wedding anniversary. After several hours spent, in recalling to the memories of this aged couple, pleasant events of the past fifty years and the re lating of many interesting inci dents of war by Mr. Murray and his com rads the thirty five guests were seated at two snowy white tables beautifully decorated with flowers and wedding cake where a most sumptuous supper was served. It was a merry crowd who later in the evening departed for their respective homes leaving beautiful tokens of remembrance behind them. And it was a crowd and a day not soon to be forgotten by Mr. and Mrs. Mur ray. Mr. and Mrs. Murray are both in the seventies and are still en joying good health. They were married at Lincoln, New York in 1860 and to them six children were born, Foster, Clifford and Mrs. John Hicks of this city, John of Wisconsin, -Lester of Montana and Carrie of New York all of whom were present but the two latter. Mr. Murray is a veteran of the Civil War having served four years and he tells many interesting events in con uection with his service. Booze Solicitors Pay Fine. Webster—Tuesday Sheriff Garrick and Policeman Ray were put wise to the fact that an Isrelite by the name of H. Bergen was traveling through the county, without a license soliciting orders for Miller Bros. Liquor dealers of St. Paul and was doihg a florishing business The officers arrested the gent Tuesday evening and took him be fore Judge Cootnes Wednesday morning, the defendent plead guil ty to violating the liquor laws, was fined $300 and costs and sixty days in the county jail. The Judge suspended the jail sentence providing the fellow paid the fine and agreed never to solicit booze outers in Day County again. The prisoner paid the fine "folded his tent like the Arab and silently stole away." Fire At Hankinson. Fire of unknown origin destroy ed the pool halls of W. E. Went worth and Martin Reichschneid, standing side by side at the rear of the Umbriet meat market early Tuesday morning. The buildings, owned by the Wipperman Mercantile Company, are a total loss, estimated at K6, 000-00, and were insured for KZ,. 200. The loss on contents was about §150 each to Wentworth and Reichschneid, most of the contents having been removed without dam age. These loses are fully covered by insurance. The fire was discovered at about 1:00 a. m. and had gained such headway that there was no chance to save the buildings, but the fire boys did good work in protecting the adjoining property—the big Wipperman building, the Umbreit meat market, Robey's barber shop and the warehouse on the east side of the fire. All the pool and bil SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY. S. I)., FRIDAY, NOVKMHKK 17, l«iir, liard tables were removed and nearly everything else of value. The buildings were nmong the oldest frame structures in town. The Wentworth pool hall was the old Brightwuod hotel which xvas moved out to make room for the Wippermon brick store build ing in 1910. The Reichscheid place was the old Wipperman store moved back from the main street at the same time. While consider ed old fire traps, they commanded good rentals on account of the lo cation. The builiiiiigs were insured for 811200 in the Queen, *1000 in the Phenix and $1000 in the Western Assurance. The owner states that a brick or concrete double building will re place the burned structures as soon as weather conditions jiermit in the spring. The frame buildings now occupied by Umbreit and Robey will not be disturbed—but event ually this corner will become the site of a brick building in keeping with the rest of the block.—Hank inson News. Patents in fee delivered to Sisse ton Indian allottees at Sissetou Agency, South Dakota, November 4. 1916.— William Adams, George Allanson, Edward Bailly, Clyde Bailly, Sam uel A. Bailly, George Cloutier, Frederick Cloutier, George Clou tier, Jr., Peter Crawford, John De Marrias, Harry DuMarce, Francis Eastman, Amos Frenier, George Harris, Benjamin Harris, Arnos King, Harry LaCroix, Louis Mar low, Solomon Marlow, Joseph Mar low, Francis Marlow, Louis Mar low, John Moran, Edwin Phelps, Thomas Quinn, William M. Rob ertson, Asa M. Robertson, Francis F. Roliertson, Thomas Robertson, William Sanders, James Weather stone, William M. Weatherstone, Robert Weatherstone, Ellen B. Allanson, Ethel Allanson, Irene Brown, Mary Cloutier, Mary Clou tier, Mary DeMarrias, Mary Rose Grtie, Mary A. lluckell, Esther LeNoue, Anna C. Mace, Jessie Martin, Abbie C. McDowell, Elizabeth V. McElhanev, Ellen Phelps, Sarah (Juiiin, Mary E. Sample, Margaret J. Sheneman, Inez Stenson, Mary S Weather stone- Vehlen School Buiding Contract Awarded The contract for the new school building was awaded to 1'. A. Hancock of Morrir, Minn. It will be recalled that Mr. Han cock was the successful bidder a year ago and had begun the construction of the building when stopped by injunction pro! ceedings. The new building will be of the best and most modern structures of its kind in this part of the country. The building will be 60 feet by 82 ft. will contain basement in addition to a gymnasium 33 ft. 82 ft. with 14 ft. ceiling, with dressing rooms and shower baths, a do mestic science room and a manual training room. The heat ing plant will be outside of the basement as an extra precaution against fire as well as providing more room for school work. The first floor will contain in addition to four large class rooms a principal's office and a reception rooms at each end of the hall. The second floor con tains an auditorium 30 ft. by Go ft. and three class rooms as well as a chemical laboratory. The building will be construct ed of fire brick thruout with white stone trimming and be practically fire proof. If weath er premits work will begin on the basement this fall to insure an early start on the structure proper in the spring. ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING Gun Discharged When Pull ed Through Fence. Koch a farmer residing south of Sissetou was accidentally shot Wednesday while out hunting. He was after rabbits and was going through a wire fence, pulling the gun through after him when it was discharged, the load entering the back of his head. A physician was immediately summoned and everything possible was done for him, but it is doubtful if he will live. Mr. Koch is a man of about fifty years of age and moved here about two years ago, when he purchased the Henry Casjens farm, wheie the accident occurred. J. J. Thyne shipped' one of his Poland China boars to the Montana Experiment Station at Bozeman, Montana on Saturday of last week. This boar was selected by Prof. Aonett, head of the department of Animal Husbandry, after a search covering two states, including three state fairs, and pronounced by him to be the best individual and most practical type of hog for the north western section of the corn belt. This speaks well for Mr. Thyne's herd, upon which he has spent much time and money to bring it to its present high standard. —Wil mot Republican. Sissetou girls are sure good en tertainers. On Tuesday occurred the second Leap Year Dance of the easou with some like fifty couple in attendance. The hall was beau tifully decorated with Japanese parsols and lanterns. One of the features of the evening was a favor dance. Supper was served at the Palace. Stewaits Orchestra was "right there" with the music How the Votes Will be Cast in Electoral College ,, The revised standing of electoral votes, giving Wilson votes suflici for reeletiou, is as follows: Wilson—Alabama, Arizona. Ar kansas, California, Colorado, Flordia, Geoigia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, New Mexico and Wyoming —Total, 272 Hughes—Connecticut, Delaware Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Peun sylvan ilia, Rhode Island, South Dakota. Vermont, West Virginia, !and Wisconsin—Total,243. I Doubtful—Minnesota and New I Hampshire. —Total 16. Clement Class departed Wednes day for Aberdeen where he will enter the Granger Business College. Milwaukee Rushing Work The Milwaukee railroad has a large crew of men,mostly Greeks I at work at this point now getting (the new- track in shape for use before cold weather sets in. We are informed that the trains will be running over the new grade by the end of the week. Between the depot and Junction Switch they have a wye complet ed for the Fargo trains which will greatly simplify the turning of the trains and engines. The 'ground is being graded for the new depot which will be located almost directly across the tracks from the old one. What the new depot will be like and when it .will be built, we have not learned but the changes are that nothing will be done on the building be fore spring owning to tli.5 com pany's inability to secure me chanics. The yardage is being greatly increased, threo new tracks being added for the accommodation of freight traffic at this point. The wagon road, or the Yellowstone Trail, will also be changed from its old course. The road will now pass under the viaduct at the depot and then south on the west side of the track. The company has already commenced the grading of the road which will do away with two railroad crossings. It begins to look as though the Milwaukee expected to do things at Ortonvilte, and we be leive that inside of a couple of years more this town will come into its own as the greastest summer resort in the middle west.—Ortonville Journal. It makes not a bit of difference who you are or what you are, this town has done more for you than you have done for it. You may be rich, or you may be poor, or just in moderate circumstances, but in" either case your home town has done much you have never rec ognized or repaid. This statement is worthy of serious consideration by every citizen who believes in giving as he receives. If you give it the consideration it deserves you will get busy right away and do your full share towards making this a bigger and better and more prosperous town in every way. Pierre—Additions to the re turns this morning and correct ions of errors found in making hasty figures show that the Rich ards primary law, with ten coun ties yet to report, is 443 in the lead instead of being behind. With the counties yet out it is hard to make an estimate on the erratic voting on that issue. Norbeck has (13,935, Rinehart 44,3(14 on returns iir. Hughes has 40,947, Wilson 4(5, 883. Prohibition 5(1,075 yes 4(5,159 no. Suffrage, 55,451 yes, 49,922 no. The other amendments and laws are running about the same as previous reports. Indications are that Norbeck will ro close to 25,000 and Hugh es under 3,000 on final count. The taxation amendment, equal suffrage amendment, the salary amendment and Hie constitution al convention were all defeated according to practically complete returns. Good roads, irrigation prohibition and rural credits were carried The vote is close on the Richards primary law. Both bank laws appears to have been defeated and the five sixths jury verdict law while clo pears to have been defeated More than half of the 48 states of the Union have been put in the dry column. Those which were added to the list by the election last Tuesday, making the total of dry statas 25. are Michigan, Nepaaska, South Dakota, Mont ana, Utah and Florida. The ter ritory of Alaska has also been aceded to the dry possessions of the United States. The states whiah voted on the liquor ques* tion in which the dry forces seem to have been defeated, although the returns are not all in, are California and Missouri. The Ottertail power company is noiv setting the poles for their elec tric line between here and Clinton, working out of Ortonville. They expect to have connections made with the switch board here by the first of December. We are inform ed the line will run south from here connecting up several other towns.—Ortonville Journal. HI No. 22 NEW EFFINGTON RECORD John Hallinan received word Monday that his sister Nora was in a Minneapolis hospital suffering from burns that might prove fatal. He left here early Tuesday inore ing via Hankinson to see her. At Hankinson another message warn ed him that she was already dead. The unfortunate youug lady was only 23 years of age. She visited him about three weeks ago at which time she was on her way to teach the school in Rudolph Miller,s dis trict. She had taught only three days when the serious illness ef her mother called her home. She was raking and burning leaves in the yard when her clothing caught fire and she received burns causing her death MissTecla Benson eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Benson, and Henry Erland son were quietly married at the Parish house in Claire City on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1916. The ceremony took place at 8:30 In the morning and was performed by Rev. J. P. Uuger in the presence of a few relatives. Miss Nellie Er landson, a sister of the groom was bridesmaid and Mr. Bennic Benson brothei of the bride was best man. A big reception was held at the home of the bride's parents in the afternoon and evening. Both of the contracting parties are popular and highly esteemed young people of this community. They will go immediately to Filiatrault, Sask., where the groom has a tine half section farm, The best wishes of their friends here go with them.— New Effington Record. Don't forget that Christmas days are again drawing near. Don't for get that merchants in this town have the goods that you want to buy for those Christmas days. Don't forget that every dollar you spend with the local merchant re mains in local circulation and en riches the community just that much. Don't forget that every dollar you spend outside of this town remains outside and decreas es the money in the local circulation just that much. Don't forget that an advertisement of a local mer chant in this paper is an indication that the merchtul is prepared te "make good" or he would not re-, sort to publicity in soliciting your trade. Don't forget the good ad vertiser is generally a "live wire" and that live wires are better than dead ones. The writer, thru the kindness of F. A. Christenson, autoed over the road of Summit, Friday. When put in the proper shabe, this road will be the most direct and best line to Sissetou. It also will afford an easy highway for the farmers in Summit and Spring Grove township to get to Summit in fact it will be one of the most important roads leading from Sum mit. The people of Summit and Spring Grove townships have con tributed liberally and the county has furnished some money. This has been spent in cutting hills and grading up low places. The coun ty furnished the culverts. work thus far done is of The the substantial character the money at hand and most anil some verv bad places have been put in shape. A surprisinglv good I a c- amount of work has been don -with the people of Sbring Grove and Summit town ships are deserving much credit.— Summit Independent. Wheat $1.81 Du ram 1.85 Rye... 1.29 Barley 96c Oats 48c Flax $2.67 Butter, lb 30o Eggs, dos 80s