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Milwaukee.o Ortonville, Minn \n\n PltiKKti, S. U.
Department of llistorfl Vol. 24 Non-Partisan Meeting One of the most interesting meetings .held in Sioux Falls in manv clay, ami one that is liable to be ot much future value to the people of South Dakota was held in :lie office of Senator Pettigrew on last Thursday with about fifty .fanners from all over the state in attendance. The meeting a iieen called by Senator Petti grew to talk over the Non-Partisan league movement AXhich had been started and was being run from North Dakota. Not only the ianners were asked to be there but President Townley of the North Dakota organization was asked to be there, but instead sent a repre sentative. Senator Pettigrew stated that he was very much in favor of the movement, but that the North Dakota organization, which was Mr. Townley, had not kept his promise relative to making it a South Dakota organization with state officers, state management ind a state paper, and that if it was to continue to be run from' North Dakota as an adjunct of that ^tate it was only a question of time :mti! it would run on the rocks and it would be impossible to start another organization in the future. Mr Pettigrew said that Mr. Town ley was a great man and had done wonderful work and he did not wish to hamper him in any way, hut did not wish to see South Dakota made a failure of, as would certainly he the case unless is was made a real state affair. The personal representative of Mr. Townley made a talk in de fense-ot the wiiy it was being run and tains were made by F. C. Rob inson, I. li, Kelly. A. A. Arneson, one ot the executive committee for liie state, and others, all tending, to the fact that South Dakota must be separate from North Dakota. Mr. Brinton, the representative of Mr. Townley, made some remarks that called forth a statement from ..-nator Pettigrew that was worth listening to. "I wish to state to tins gathering,'' said the ex sena tor. 'that I do not wish an office otauv Kind and that none could be given nie. 1 have a monument now in the forest reserve act, that should he enough for any one man, and when I was defeated for re election to the senate at the die tation of Mark Hanna, I made up mind that I would never again be a candidate. Ijhave an income now that is more than I can spend and I do not desire any kind of a political office or office of any kind in this league, but I started light ing for my principles when in the United States Senate among which is my desire to eliminate the para sites and exploiters of the common people from our government and let the people really govern and I propose to keep oil with that fight and spend a good share of my in come while doing so, so there is no use to talk of political aspirations so far as I am concerned." Practically every man, with the exception of the representatives, were in favor of a Sontli Dakota organization as a state .with a na tional organization as a head, and a resolution was passed that Sena tor Pettigrew call a meeting of the executive committee of the state, and Mr. Townley who is consider ed the national chairman, and five others appointed by the league to talk matters over relative to a league for this state. The meet ing has been set for the 8th of this month and it will be an im portant one for South Dakota. The above from the Sioux Fall Journal will lie o: interest to many of our readers who already are members of the North Dakota .Non-Partisan League. Death Of Carl Hendrickson. Carl Helm Ik, oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hendrickson, died at Yunkton, S. D. on Friday, Dec. 20, Itlltt 'Pile remains were brought to this place for burial and the funeral occurred Thursday from Zion church. Interment was made in the cem etery at Old Ettington. The deceased was born in Fill more county, Minn, 42 years ago and came to South Dakota with his parents at an early age. Just alter he had graduated from the engineering department of the Brookings college, he was taken ill with measles, affecting Iiis mind to such an extent that he never recovered. Previous to his affliction he was a very bright young man and an accomplished musician. Besides his father and mother the deceased leaves to mourn his loss, one brother, Adolph of Claire City, and a sister Miss Ada at home. Adolph visited him about three weeks ago. The cause of his death was stomach trouble from which he suffered si nee. Sept ember. The ei.tire community sympa thize deeply with the family in their bereavement. Record Miss Ylostv Svkora of Becker township, Roberts county, and Mr. Raleigh Waller, of Henry county, III-, were united in marriage, on Jan. 3, 1917, at 8 o'clock a. in The ceremony wa, performed by Rev. S. Marsh. at his resi bride's sistei and brother. The newly wedded couple left on the Great Northern for the twin cities, and from lucre will go to the groom's home in Illinois. The bride has lived here from child hood, and has many friends and all join in wishing him much hap piness.--Browns Valley Tribune. Clarence Allison, a young man who was visiting at the Otto Kruse home north of Victor was accident ally shot early Tuesday morning. The Kruse bovs were entertaining a couple of young friends New Years dav and a rabbit hunt was part of the fun. The company stayed over night and the next morning while gc-tting Clarem.e out of bed one of the buys pointed a repeating shot gun at him with the remark, "I guess this will make you get till." He pulled the trigger not knowing the gun was loaded D'O telephones: Ol.son and the charge entered the sole ofj°' 'ant, way and means, the left foot and tearing out a part of the ankle joint. He was taken It is a most deplorable and fool ish accident and again emphasizes the criminal foolishness of ever pointing any gun at anyone, whetli- Consideration For Criminals Milwaukee criminals are to be housed in a fine new building, costing three quarters of a million dollars and is reported to be ex ceedingly comfortable. There is something of a questron of tiie advisability of making crrninals so comfortable they will try to keep in jail instead of out of it. It is true- Criminals will hesitate to 'of Helena commit anv crime that wiil lead yea i'.-. old. them to a jail where the menu is bread and watei. We have had enough of this sentiment about treating criminals as if thev were better than the average lot ot Im man beings. Pierre, S. D. Jan. 7, I Si 7. Standard: With the selection ol A. C. Roberts of Day county as the speanut- of the house that county has next to govern the most re sponsible position of the state government so far as legislation is concerned. While there was a great deal of noise as to oppo sition to the selection of Roberts the Uigic of the situation was such that his chances were nev er imperilled at any tinid in the preliminary milling before the opening of the session last Tues uiiy to select officers of the house. Mr. Roberts with his long ex perionce in legisla tive work in which he has been in the chair a numberot times is no novi.se in that position and has taken hold in a way which means that there will be no dragging of business this session but that the work will be pushed. The action of Kerg of Minne haha. in asking for the appoint ment of a joint commission of the two houses to investigate the de sirability of appointment of a state market commissioner and terminal elevators for South Dakota farmers is in line with the recommendation of Govern or Nor beak in his message in which he that a lej. instructed to taiie under consid eratiou the question of creation of thi office of market com miss jsiou, and the establishment of terminal elevators," the oojectof SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. Meinbers from the northeast-.euss social and economic ques" tioiis at the various school houses in the state. evil part of the state have uecn honored with a number of the chairmanships in each house, the members on the list being Kaas of Marshall on Apportion" tnent: Moe of Roberts, Indian affairs Birch o! Grant, health, in the senate, chairmanships have gone to Auisden of Grant Jo tht VVheatou hospital and i]lt.!"» education: Mohn of Marshall the statu are the proposed state doctors will attempt to save the'1"1 Capitoi building and grounds: land br.uk by Representative foot. Sevcn Months Far Misuse of Mails some weeks suffer mg. A. W., and G. Lindquist went !tc Fargo Wednesday morning to' I meet the remains ot their brother, Fred Lindquist who died on Satur Murray is about 40 the Milwaukee to Ortonville for Willson Walsh of Claire City jdav Dec. 30 at his home in Malta, A. A. Peterson was a businessj farm and was a Bisse ton caller Tuesday- Mont., from ptomaine poison after caller at Wilmot Friday. 1)., FRIDAY, WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE LEGISLATORS' WORK McLean of Day on Milita affairs. The northeast section of the state is not in the appropriation Iist of counties, and has nothing to work up along thai line unless At the past two sessions the legislature uas acquired the in vestigating committee habit to assist in regulating the affairs of said, recommend islative committee be Ivaas aud in the senate by The bill introduced in the house these being to secure better re- working provisions of the bill turns for farm products. "To being allowed the school patrons protect the man who produces their annual district meeting, the grain from the interests I to S. A. P. Minor Bills So Far While most ol the bills pre sented for the lirst, week of the legislative session have been un der minor in their scope, those which are of material interest to Mr..l„imli|tiist will be remember- George Murray, formerly of led bv some of our readers, he hav Milbank, was sentenced lo seven ing been here the past summer on er you know it is empty or just months in the Minnehaha county a visit to his hi others. He came think so. Tlfe injured lad is about jail by Judge .lames l. Elliott in here as cured from a sanitarium, 16 years old and will go thiough the United St.at"s District court where he had been receiving treat lil'e badly crippled just because here, when he entered a plea of ineiit for diabetes. Before he was his friend knew no better than guilty to a charge ol sending ob' taken to the sanitarium he was! ciples ol breeding leeds and point a gun at him.—Record. cene and lascivious matter thru in a critical condition and the phy- feeding: judging livestock feeding the United States mails. A let- sicians had given him up. and that and care of the calf farm öf ter to a girl at Sioux City, la., in death would relieve him in a short namentation and wind breaks a which Murry had immoral su-_r- time. He was cured at the satii- better balanced vegetable garden gestions led to his indictment itariuui, and had regained his usual home fruit garden propagation by the grand jury at, the term good health. care and varieties a good storage of court at Aberdeen last Nuv-The deceased was farming omi' cellar lor the lariL canning ember. acres of laud at Malta, and had I rnits and vegetables and cut Murray left the state, but was purchased a gasoline tractor last: ting and curing meats. arrested at Butte, Mont., and re--! fall and did the plowing himself, This practical course will be turned here by Deputy United |The remains were taken through |conducted under the direction of States Marshal Andrew G. Sattre Fairmount Wednesday night JANUARY IJ. i-.»i7 I Hall to put rural credits into op Iperation in the state and allow the agricultural element he pri viledge of loans at a rale which will give them a show at secur ing motley needed to carry oil they should care to ask for the their affairs at a rate ap| roxi mat location uf the new state training el.v nearer that granted in other school tor girls which have been business enterprises. The bill recommended by the board of by liowe, appropriating a quar charities aud corrections xvho|terof a million dollars to meet desire to segregate the girls in the requirement of the national that institution from the boys at government for a share of the a place entirely separate, to give appropriation in aid of highways tuem more freedom in action!construction, both under the ac Uiau is possible where they are jtion of the people at the last all atone institution. !election in the endorsement of such constitutional provisions. The budget system in the Ur ualil bill in the senate, and Ben son house duplicate by Benson tue state aim Evander of Roberts and the free text j/ook bill by lias made the lirst move in that direction Uy asking for a joint cum mi Luce of Hie two houses to investigate the alleged irregular ities of Professor Junes of the state university who is charged with having been holding physi cal examinations of girls in the schools ol the state. This has caused a great deal of discussion ill the press of the state and the Roberts county man evidently feels that it should be cleared up iii some manne»'. Xtu.seien in the senate have been the source of practically as much publicity and general discussion over the state as have either of the two constitutional measures mentioned. Among other bills which are of interest to many arc the codification bill by Re presentative Swanson. The pure advertising bill by Representa tive Kaas, the bill by Senator Haiti to prohibit bail unless good cause is shown on an appeal from a conviction in a criminal charge. TheH session has not forgotten the investigation habit which has Gundeison, covering the social been acquired by several ses ceuter plan, worked out by for mer Governor Herried of Aber- sions past, and the first move in that direction comes in the Rvan- deen is of interest to the rural der resolution in the house ask communities of tliti state. The 'ev.V a tax not to exceed fifty which dictate and control prices [Weilars in one district to be ex to the advantage of(,the speculat- fended under either the ,direc or, is certainly one of the duties tion ot the school board, or by a of the state"' These views of committee selected at the meet Governor Norbeck jhavo receiv- »ig, this fund to meet any ex ed a great deal of comment peuses of securing lectures or especially from members in the ether calls lora cash incident to northern part of the state. holding public meetings to dis- ing for the appointment of a joint cominittee to investigate the cnarges which have been made against Professor Jones of the State University. This will start the movement and some one else will remember some thing which he feels ought to be investigated aud the road is opened lor several committees to get to work finding out the why and how of charges and ru mors as to the matter in which public affairs move in the sta te. The prospects of the coming week are those of the presenta tion of an equal suffrage resolu tion asking that another vote be granted al tin election ol liflH. The women claim that it was the •saloon vote which threw the re sult against tliein at the last elec ti-.n and that with that element eliminated at the next election they have no fear that the result will be in their favor. on Fred Lindquist Dies -f he bereaved brothers and fain-| Miss Dilla Wimple, ily have the deepest sympathy of lenis. Farm men the State college extension di Vision interment. Deceased was bom ers: Ct.V Morrison, livestock l\ all extended to them in this, their]are urged to make the most of these meetings which will be largely informal. The speakers are the servants of the State and home problems hour of sorrow.—Fan mount N. 1). News. Rolls In Snow And Saves Life. The presence ol' mind of Louie L'lant, son of May Plant, a Grant The force of the explosion dazed him for a few moments. Then the pain of the fire burning in Iiis clothing caused him to recover Iiis senses and presence of mind, and he rushed from the barn at top speed and rolled over and over in a near by snowbank, his mother rushed fro in the house with a heavy blanket which she rapped about him, smother ing the flames. The flames from the burning gasoline were communicated to the barn, which was completely destroyed, together with its con tents, including a quantity of hay oats, tools, harness and other property. The barn was in sured for part of its value, but I there was no insurance oil the other property. Morris Tribune The conn try publishers of Minnesota are in sore straits for their supply of print paper at reasonable prices, and are calling on the state to help them. ti'Vd to help them in a way that will also help the state. One hundred and forty dollars a ton for print paper is being exacted from small pub Ushers while the mills grant a preference to the city dailies and charge them only #65 a ton. Under these circumstances the publishers are asking that the state erect a paper mill near the large acreage of pulp wood which it owns and convert that pulp wood into paper and sell it at a reasonable price. Bills are already being drawn and will be presented at the next session of the legislature. A few of the country publishers themselves question the wisdom of the statt. lias Aberdeen News. Farmers' Short Course Hummer Will lie The Roberts county farmers short course will be held at Rosholt on Jan. tit) itO HI Feb 1. Daily demonstrations and prac tical talk's will be given oil prill with the following speak- taised at Ortonville. L. Mc-Call, horticulture, and u-,,, \i- mi I Sunday School a home I should be put up to thein. been raised in connection with other work done by convicts and besides, tile state in iy con elude not to use the convicts The manufacturer and the jobbers have been reveling in a,saturnalia of price inflation, and the only way the price will ever be re duced to a reasonable basis again will be for the state to step ill. The present cost of manufactur ing print paper is about K!j!j a ton, and the state can sell at $50 a ton, make a good profit, and steady the price for all time. The paper manufacturers have no fear of private competition, nor of trust prosecution, but they will put up the hardest kind of a fight against the state going into the business. An Ivmporia woman telephoned William Allen White the other day that she counted twelve blanketed moror cars and several unblaiiketed horses in front of a church during service time the preceeding Sunday .morning. The motor cars were blanketed for the obvious reason that radiators freeze, and the froz en radiators cost money. Hut en radiators cosi money, mit a I horse is constrllctL )e ii differently and consef lM nllv is llot vvra |wl so carefully. However, Mr. White pi ob- I evusa lorse and \oinen i,j ver .. .i) Why Not aCityManager? The City Manager Plan has been county farmer, and the timely ried over in many larger cities aid of Iiis monier saved the boy with the very best of results. from a terrible death after Iiis Under the City Manager Plan clothing had been nearly tu rued the city would elect a Council or from his bodj as the result of 'Commission of five members. an explosion of gasoüne. The hoy as attemping to start a gasoline engine when the gasoline tank exploded, throwing burning liquid all over liitn. The Commission hires a City Manager. The City Manager appoints the department heads. 4 The Commissioners are nominat ed by petition and' elected on a' lion partisan ballot. Four year every two years. The Commission should consist of respectively, a building contract or, a merchant, a banker, a lawyer and a laborer. The Commissioners to act with or without pay. The selection of non resident City Manager is preferred. Free* doin from local political and neigh borhood entanglements is common ly considered desirable. No individual business nor cor poration could operate successfully under the present form of city government. Men who are willing to accept the office of Mayor or Councilman for honor are not very likely to give to the city any more than they get out of the job. A non-paid Commission would be different. The Commission would only be required to accept or reject plans laid before them by a City Mauager. A City Manager at §2.000 per year would be a great asset to SissetoiV ••••.• The City "would be' kept clem" and sanitary. The water tax would be brat down to a system and contracts let for street work would be looked after and checked up. The work would lie done by men who under stand how and not by a conglomer ation if new unexperienced, unin terested inen voted in by a City political rivalry. In general it would have a per manent head looking after the in terest of all. In City politics it is usually uot undertaking manufacture i^'nuch in electing good men for pa icr in competition with free I mayor and council as it is to beat labor, but that same objection some good man for the place, al- lowing all due respect to those who have already acted iu good faith. "-i When a stranger conies to town, warm up to him. Tell him who you are, and that your town is the dingdest best town on t,h whole map, bar none. If need bo, let your enthusiasm run roit, and paint a picture of the joy of life in your burg. Be a booster for your town and your fellow citizens! Let the stranger know that you live among veal folks the human kind, who treatull people well, and especially the visitor within the gates. Open up and warm up! Don't be a human ice box. Make the stranger carry away with him a kindly feeling toward your town and its citizens, and when he goes abroad, he too will chant its praises, and soon you will have an army of boos ters passing the good word a |long. It pays to he friendly, Aloofness gets you nothing but |the silent contempt ol human beings who are up! I can do considerable j„g during church time and he has a sneaking notion that a prayer which is started while the petitioner's horse is standing un blanketed outside may be lost in the transit.—Kansas City Star. Synod Lutheran O. Austin. I'ash.f Guild Mail at at 11:3) a. m. W The confirmation class will meet oil Saturday at 10:00 a. m. Visitors always welcome. Rev. Bbert has been appointed member of the City School Hoard to fill the office vacated by E. J. Judkins.