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MS« «ERRE, s. Apartment Vol. 24 Great Comet On Its Way We will see next spring a great heavenly phenomenon a mighty comet blazing forth night after night with its tail sweeping an imiuence arc through the heavens, a sotnee of terror to the super stitious and of intense interest to all. We may hear again as we did when Halleys comet returned in 1910, that Chinese mobs will at tempt to frighten away the uncanny visitor with flaming torches and savage'races falling on their knees in gibbering prayer ti the suppos ed deity. We may even have absurd scares among usually well balanced peo pie who believe the tail of the comet will sweep the surface of Mother Earth with devastating effect. The tenuous nature of all comets renders them a source of minor danger, as astronomers agree and we have little to fear from the vast mass of nebulous material, even thougn enveloped in it. "Comet 1916" is the name of the stranger. It is so called de cause it was the second comet dis covered this year. Professor Wolf of Koenigstuhl, detected the rushing body's faint picture oil the photographic plate last April and proceeded to telegraph the news to observatories all over the world with great joy. The statement that the new comet will be a monster rests principally on the fact that it was discovered when fully 400,000,000 miles from the earth, just within the orbit of the great planet Jupiter. All comets increase greatly in apparent size and brilliancy as they approach the sun. If such proves io be the case this time, "Comet 1916'' should make a great impression. It is useless to go out and look for the comet tonight, as it is no on the other side of the sun, whose greater luminance conceals it. liartii, sun and comet have just passed conjunction, as the state is called when the three bodies are ill line. From now until May, however coll ditious'will become increasingly favorable for observations. In a few mouths the comet should be visible to the naked eye in a certain parts of the earth. At present the comet is ap proaching the earth at a rate of more than 1,000,000 miles a day but not in a direct line. In the month of December ils distance from the earth decreased nearly 50,000,000 miles, astronomers cal culate- it is now situated in tue sky just north of the constellation Libra and about 15 degrees northwest of the upper end of Scorpion. These constellations appear in the early morning hours just preceding sun rise. On January 1 the comet was still more than 300,000,0001uiiles away. Its nearest approach to the sun is due next June. The path of the comet has not yet been accurately plotted but dozens of astronomers ate working on it with complex tables and extensive mathematical calculations. While comets which make a name for themselves are few, the telescope records a large number Sn of them are old friend paying us an other visit. These are called pel iodic comets. arrived more or ••Sit- -Tis?/ -~ur sun or not. Some of them appear to have™parabolic orbits and flv off into space never to see the solar system again. Hut their supposed parabolic orbits may simply be elliptical orbits of such great size that the few observations which can be made of them do not dis close their elliptical character. But there are many comets known to be permanent members of the solar system. They ac company the sun and its planets oil its onward journey through space. While the orbits of the planets are nearly circular, all comets fly alone in great drawn out ellipses. Some planets are satellites of the larger planets and fly about these cold bodies instead of around the sun. If a comet happens to come close to a major planet oil its journey toward the sun it may be "captured'' and from then on have its orbit permanently changed Jupiter is known to have quite a large family of captured planets. The comet with the shortest known period is Encke's. This comet never gets further from the sun than inside the orbit of Jupiter Hal ley's comet which created the sensation in 1910. has the longest period of all the comets classed as periodic. All the great conspicuous comets are of the nonperiodic class that is they are not certainly known to return to the sun regular ly. Water Takes Place Of -Gas. Considerable interest was creat ed Wednesday afternoon in this city when Professor Carl Yager gave a demonstration of a new chemical, that when mixed with water, will replace gasoline for combustion engine purposes. The demonstration was given at the Park garage and local automo bile owners were all on hand to see what the chemical would do. M. K. Russell, the lady who re cently bought Bonanza Grove up the lake was with the professor and drove the ca that the test was made with. Owing io the fact, that the chemist is of German de cent and could not do justice in ex plaining the working the chemi cal, auolher demonstration will be given ill the near future. The mixture that was used in the demonstration yesterday was in liquid form, but at the next demonstration he will use the con densed christal powder. When the chemical, is placed oil the market, it will be possible to carry enough it is claimed, in the tool box of the car to make 100 gallons. Mr. Yager has been wot king on this chemical for the past four years, and it is only recently that he has given demonstrations. The intention was to use the powder form yesterday, but owing to the fact that several demonstrations were given in the cities where a number of prominent men are backing the chemist, he did not have sufficient amount of the powd er with him.—Ortonville Journal. Last Wednesday night Klmer Kegley, who has been employed on the Curtiss ranch for some time drove into town and sold to different people a beef, selling it by the quarter, and at almost any price he cotiid get for it. The con dition of the meal and the manner and time of disposal made it Ionic They suspicious, and Mr. Curtiss and less on schedule others made an investigation, find- time. Their periods of journey ling the remains of tin- animal tin about the sun are in some cases! der the hay in one of the feed barns hundreds or thousands of years in Ion the ranch.- A warrant was length. Douati's great comet of issued, and he was taken before 1858 takes 2,000 years to return to the same spot after its journey over a greatly elongated ellipse. Astronomers have not decided -whether all comets return to Pierre, S. I)., Jan. 17, 1917. Sisseton Standard: The first resolution for a consti tutional amendment lor this session was offered by Hall of Lyman, who wants the constitution amend ed to exempt from taxation farm improvements not to exceed three thousand dollars upon any one farm. This he regards as one of the necessities toward practical carrying out of his rural credits plan through a state land bank. Hut there will be several others, the resolution to again submit equal suffrage goes in this week and the resolution for classifica tion of property for taxation pur poses, will be again presented. The Richards primary promises to come back as ail issue as Rich ards is again circulating petitions to initiate his law to be voted up on at the next general election. Among the senators on the floor McLean of Bay is always ready to take his part in any debate which comes up, and Amsden of Grant is the one senator member al ./ays ready to push tree text book legis lation of which he is a strong advo cate. iVi arvick ot Roberts is one of the veterans of the senate, and his service gives him precedence in committee selections, and he is one ol' the strong men of that branch of the legislature. Senators McLean, Marvick and Auisden all got into the tangle on the floor of the senate this after noon over the Gunderson motion to refer portions of the governors message to committees, Marvick backing the motion, with McLean rather opposed, and Atnsdeu in favor it not taken too seriously, but handled as in past, referred and forgotten. The two houses voted the first recess for the date from January 17 to January 23, noon each day. The senstaion of the week was the Rvander resolution asking for an investigation of the charge a gainst Dr. Joins of the state uni versity, which was started at the stale educational association meet ing at Watertown. Jones asked to be heard, and was invited to appeal and lodged in jail. Sunday after- 'every machine sold. It is claimed the inoon, Mr. Üurtiss discovered the the new machine is a wonder in $ SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD SlssKTON, KOBKKTS COUNTX, S. ., KtllUAY, JANUARY Iii. WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE LEGISLATORS' WORK ing before the committees and the livander resolution is being held to allow anyone who so desires to appearand prestlit his views oti the other side of the controversy, before any report is made. The resolution providing for em eritus positions in the state edu cational institution started things in the senate Saturday. The issue was on delay on acting on the law, and Marvick of Roberts got into the mix up by his position that there was no need of haste, while McLean of Day thought the matter might lie decided as well at one time as another, but the majority of the senate thought the issue could wait and the bill went over for action a later date. were responsible for the charges, collection. He opposed it on and declare that every act of his ground tliaf in many is open to inspection and invest!- wife and children of remains of at least one more and of course suspicion naturally pointed to the accused. Monday morning Kegley went before the judge and plead guilty of killing the one but denied all knowledge of the others. He was given a term ot 18 months as a reminder of the error of his ways. He at once asked for a parole, and after investigation it was decided that the sentence .should, at least for a time, remain as it was. Kegley is very weil known here having lived I here for a number of years Lake Citv Journal. Mr. John Malm has recently received a very tempting offer for his recently acquired- patent oil a threshing machine, by Canadian Justice Palmer, pleading not guilty parties. The offer as We under and his trial set for Tuesdav after noon, and he was taken to Brit ton stand it, consists of #50,000.00 spot cash and a royalty of $25 on Speaker Roberts is showing that he's the right man in the place, and the business of the house is not allowed to drag, hut kept on the move all the time. Several par liamentary quirks have been sprung upon him, but he has been i,OMSe which has been sprung, and keep The bill to repeal the act quiring county treasurers to en dorse on the back of tax receipts, the amount paid as state tax started a long discussion on the floor, Kaas of Marshal being one leading advocates of the repeal. but when the vote was taken it went down with a thund which meut that it could never come back and the county treasurers will continue to figure out and show what part of the tax is for state goverment. Evaiider of Robert: a resolution which has for its pur pose the submission to the jieople of the issue of striking from the constitution that provision of the state constitution which prohibits the state from engaging in internal improvmeiits which is b-.ing bum ped into whenever an attempt is before the committees of education made to take up public improve I of the two houses, but asked tor a munts of any character. hearing before the whole house, Ug&en of Roberts took his first ami was given an opportunity to opportunity to display hisoiatorical talk Friday morning on the floor qualifications on the bill which ol the bouse. The body was not provided for the collection lroin in session but all seats on he floorj estates of insane persons for their and most of he gallery was filled,: caie at the asylum where their is and heard Jones score those who property from which to make the the cases the ail insane pation b\ anyone, and that he is' patient needed the income from the house tomorrow promises ready to stand by anything he has' estate far more than did the county sensation of the session, done. He was later given a hear-! which was required to pay the S. A. beef, cleaning grain and will revplntion* ize the business. IV r. Malm lives just south west of Rosholt.—Ros liolt Review. .' The department of agriculture has received inquires from sprotsmen in various parts of the United States as to the effect of the ratification of the treaty between the U. S. and Great Britain in reference to migratory birds upon the migratory bird act of 1913 and the regulations issued thereunder. In response the department has made the following public announ cement In the opinion of the department, the migratory bird act and regulations are still in force, also these will continue in opera tion and the department regards it its diitv to enforce them, pending the enactment by congress of new legislation forthe purpose of car rying out the provisions of the treaty. has started lhe suffrage -/ii ?M-"»• I ^1:5 _» Wife im: ex]ense, succeded in securing an amendment hefoie the bill passed. Oil the discussion of the reso lution for re-submission of the euual niffrage resolution which was up in the senate Kridav Mar vick was one of the opposition on the ground that he supported the resolution two years ago because he thought the help of the women might be needed to secure pro hibition at some time but that was secured'and he does not favor re submission at once again. Molin of Marshall was one of the advo cates of the treasure which finally was adopted bv a vote of thirty one to twelve in the senate, and the measure is now in the house com ittee and the women who are back of the move are hopeful that they will be able to secure final action in that body before the Thursday of this week. recess Farmers of the state will terested in the Widlon bill wliich snrinnr and keen wagons in suc'1 vvll'cl1 in the, «hin take rate of anv situation makes compulsory 12J cents a pound and it has been able to take caie ot any situation use I1S(J nI with him .he Jl of the A«-»»"- „mm,!* e,x.„ I« r„i«l i„ house in his actions. He bids fair this stat^at live cents a pound, to make a record as a presiding ^solution, The International Harvester officer of the house in which he «PPomtme.it »tan assistant company is undertaking this pro postmaster to can the mail fiom ject to show the farmers that can take pardonable pride, along of with the people of his section the state. amendment The "Hone div" prohibition bill started in tlie house Monday, Hemp Growing In North Dakota That hem i? can lie raised in the lied ltiver Valley and is a profitable crop for North Dakota farmers will he demonstrated by the International Harvester com pany which has made its first lest of the crop at the experi mental station at Grand Porks, this coming reason. Managers ol the stations in the state have been working on this plan for some time and are now taking steps to pui, them into effect. l''ive thousand v.cres of land in the lied ltiver Valley will be leased at once and this land will be put into hemp next spring The problem to overcome will be that of procuring seed. Experi ments carried on the last year at the station in Grand Forks have demonstrated that heinp can he grown in the valley with success. It grows 0 to 12 feet tall and yields from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds to the acre. It is of a high grade and well adapted for be in- the making of twine. The prosnt price of hemp is dmil()nst the post office to the capitol, after heim.) is a practical crop lor the senate had declined to take state to induce them to raise re- action,, Maivick of Huberts The prime object, is to get and Amsden of Grant opposing any farmers to raise their own twine further extension of the list of and thus reduce the cost. The employees. company does not intend to go The house has passed the bill into the hemp business but just of the by Kaas of Marshall, and liegen of cutting it and it can be lelt ou Roberts if enacted means no more liquor ill the slate, as the first offense of possession is a heavy fine and the second a penitautiary sentence. Senator McLean of Uay was made a member of the new rnial credits committee appointed the senate Monday. The impeachment complaint against Judge McGee of Rapid City which will be filed in the to be itie "The Old Reliable" The annual meeting of tne stock holde»s and directors of the First' National Bank was held last week The old officers were all re-elected and the usual dividend declared,' the affairs of the bank after creasing business and to place the semi-conscious state will, her arms bank on an even more solid basis if Fifty thousand dollars making its combined capital surplus sixtv ,rated that hemp is .a increases the tuition fee of to interest the farmers so they eighth grade graduates who desire! will make it one of their crops, to take .high school werk, from two Hemp is an easy crop to raise dollars to three dollars a week on and is one of the best weedkillers the plea that the sum set aside for discovered. A crop of hemp will this purpose is not sufficient, to I kill a field of weeds better than pay the cost of service. any other crop, according to the While one or to of the prin- company's officials. It is seeded cipal measures of the session, in- '11 and nee(i fmzell to the thousand dollars. gh(, .,Uu. CARDOF THANKS We wish to extend our heartlcit thanks to our ne an friends who so willingly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister Edith. VJ the it. the 'Joes uot' to be cut until the trost conies in the will probalv be disposed of before For fiber it is drilled in like the recess, most legislation of im*! heat, but for seed purposes it portancc will be allowed to go over until the members re assemble for their last six weeks of grind. is planted like corn and culti vated The longer it is allowed to grow in the fall the larger tile yield is. A common reaper is used for the giouiid u.ilii the next .sprin tailing out the liber and baling it] for market. A portable machine I inexpensive is used for extract-1 ing the fiber, which afterward is baled with a common ha.v baler for shipment to the factory When North Dakota farmers take to raising hemp, there will be eiiougn of it to supply twine for harvesting in the northwest's grain crop every year and the I farmers of this state will i.ot lie|eggs inside? How did at the mercy of the twine trust there.' Simplest tiling is the company's belief. It is also figured that this crop will add greatly to the wealth of the farmers of the state each year. —Lidgcr wood Munitor. During the blizzard last Friday, Fhiloiuoni Musil a seven year old D. was lost while returning home from school gjri at N exhaustive examination being She was found twelve hours later found in fir.st class shape. in a deserted settlers shack a half In order to take care of its in-1 mj]e from home. She was in a ,)0WH such a thing were possible the the knees. As the child left capital stock was increased to tbe ,ms pail, lost. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lanier and family. Ian. 26th at 10:30 llld ller wllicll ,egs brought scl]ool late her from tile wind ler dinner and wa: yesterday, Wew ||)e it Synod Lutheran O. Austin, Pastor Neither services nor Sunday School in Sisseton this Regular service agelnv WWM 1 X, Death of Edith Lauer The Lauer home was saddened Wednesday morning at live thirty, when the spirit of Edifcli winged it.- (light to the great The funeral occurred from the Catholic church, Friday at ten o'clock, I4ev. Father Kraus olHc« iating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Sisseton ceme tery The long cor tage of sor rowing fritnds that followed the remains to the cemetery gave ample proof of the esteem in which the young lady was held. The bereaved family havp tiro deep sympathy of the community in their sorrow. Standard readers will enjoy hearing of the success of a for« mei- Sisseton resident. Thti following was taken from the Glenwood Times: "That the members of the Glenwood board of education are fully satisfied withj the progress of the city schools under the administration of Supt. Wm. J. Guthrie was amply demonstrated at the last meeting of the board, when it was unanimously voted to tender the superintendent an offer lor a third term in the position. Supt. Guthrie accepted the tender, for which the board and patrons of the school should be duly appre ciative." A nine and a half pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Guthrie at the city hospital W a Guthrie's smile is considerably broadened by this happ.v event. Glenwood Times. liver see a bottle with full-sized they get world. If you let an uncooked egg stand in vinegar for about twenty minutes you can elougaae it enough to get It into a small necked bottle. Four in cold water and the egg will return to its origi nal shape. How do thev get a ship inside a bottle? Another easv trick. The ship is built outside and then placed in the beetle through a false bottom. Is thvir anything simpler?— I' op 1 a Science Monthly. The city of Brookings has a pe culiar damage Miit oil us hands. A little girl who was permanently injured bv a I'ali of a radiator on a side walk is suing the ci'\ tor fifteen thousand dollars dam iges. The girl was playing on I lie walk when bv some mysterious cause the radiator fell. It had been standing on the walk for mouths. This show how easy it is for a city to get into trouble when there is pet attention paid to little things. prove to be a big thing 4 be yond. Her death occurred at family home in Enterprise town ship. Edith, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lauer was born and has grown to woman hood in this community. She underwent an operation for ear trouble last summer at FWgo and since had not regained her usual good health. Thursday, Jan. 4th, she became suddenly ill with meningitis and every thing known to medical science and most constant loving care proved of no avail. Edith was' of a bright and cheerful disposition and beilig only nineteen years of age it is hard for her relatives and friends to part with her just in the bloom of young womanhood. She will ever be sorely missed in the hearts of her parents, four sisters, a brother and the young people with whom she associated. '"ft?