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^Department of Hisleig 1 24 Attempted Suicide. Monday evening secretly possession of a razor and started outdoors. His grandson thought his movements suspicious, and, following him, passed out the door just in time to see the old gentleman raw the bilde across his throat. The keen edge open ed a 1 rightful gash, completely severing the windpipe and tu us -cles of the neck but miraculously missed the jugular vein. He was quickly taken into the house and first aid appliances employed to check the flow of blood while a hurry up call was sent to Wheat on lor medical aid. Dr. Bates responded and the shortest time possible was at the Henderson home. Alter giving the wound temporary attention, he took the old gentleman in his car and brought him here where lie. and Dr. Itiwing performed the delicate operation ol joining the wind pipe and sewing up the wound. Whether or not the operation •rill be successful can not be stated at this time, but the chances of the man's surviving are none too I a a 1 e. The wound is a very dangerous one at bestand being well along in years and greatly weakened (Jarl Rudolph Christianson and Miss Cleo L. Butler were united in marriage at the Lutheran par nonage at Milbank Saturday, January 13. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Butler of this city and came here from Neris, Minn., last spring where ehe finished her high school education and at present is teaching the old Webb school in Spriogdale township. She is highly spoken of as a teacher and is a young lady who has the re spect of a host of friends. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Christianson also of this city and comes from one of the best families in the county. He is one of those quiet young fel lows who always attends to his own business and possesses the best of habits. They will make their home in Springdale town ship where |the groom's father own» considerable land. The Republican extends congratula tions—Wilmot Republican. EL A. Nyberg and family de parted Thursday for Pargo, N. D., where they will make their future home. In Mrs. Nyberg we feel that we are losing a kind neigh lior and a dear friend, who will be greatly missed by her many friends here, as will also the little folks. We wish the Nyberg family a happy and prosperous 'life in their new home.—Corona Cor. in Wilmot Republican. An old couple had lived togeth er forty years. The man said that he and his wife never agreed but once in all that time and that was when the house took fire, both agreed that the best thing tu do was to get out a*, soon as possible. Farmers Indorse League Program Kargo, —Four days discussion of farm problems by the Tri State Grain and Stock Growers asso ciation came to a climax here late yesterday when an assemblage of more than 3,000 persons from the Dakotas and Minnesota voted almost unanimously at the final session to indorse House Hill No Ijevi Uriggs, who made Iiis home with his son-in-law John Henderson. is in the hospital here suffering from an attempt. it suicide thai is yet as unsui cesst ul. altho death may result Iiuhj the self intlicted injuries. Uriggs had been laboring under a tit of despondency for some j44- which is pending in the North Yime and about nine o'clock I Dakota legislature embobying a obtain" new state constitution proposed by the Farmers Nonpartisan league. The vote was taken by acclamation and but two voices were heard in opposition. Indorsement of the bill was proposed after an address by Pre sklent A. C. Towntey of the league who arraigned the opposi tion to I he leagues organization program in the legislature. Among the movements indorsed by the association in the adoption or resolutions were: Womails suffrage, national prohibition, the Equity packing plant project, an engineering course at North Dakota Agriculture college and the system of grain growing as proposed by 1)R F. Ladd, president of the North Dakota school. The accociat ion also adopted resolutions asking that the legis latures of North and South Dakota and Minnesota pass the measures preventing the planting of bar berry bushes and kill u',1 bushes at present planted, oiufhe ground that the plant fosters rust spores which spread to the grain fields. The North Dakota legislature was asked to ike appropriations for the construction of adequate froua the los of blood it will be buildings at the state agriculture surprising if the unfortunate |college and to appropriate $5,000 man recovers. At present he is for the department of agriculture resting easily with little a.inai" land appar j« flit change either for better or worse.—Wheaton Gazette Re porter. labor to assist in securing laborers for the harvest and thresh ing fields and other farm work. All the present officers namely C, Wald ron ot Fargo president M. W. Randlett of Brookings S. D. vice president and W. C. Palmer of Fargo, secretary were re elected. Express Rates Of State Upheld Court In the case of the state vs. the express companies, involving the increase in rates companies on order of the inter state commerce commission in proceedings brought by the Sioux City Commercial club, the sup reme court handed down its formal opinion this morning sustaining the state railway commission in its opposition to such increase. S I by the express'tlle In the decision the court takes issue with United States supreme court in its decision in the Shreve» port case holping that in that decis ion the United States supreme court was in error in holding that the federal constitution author ized federal control of intrastate rates. That even if the United States supreme court was correct on that point there is nothing in the inter state commerce act which gives the interstate commerce comm ission control of intrastate rates that even if the decision was cor rect in the Shreveport case yet in that case the interstate commerce commission specified the territory covered by its order while in this case they simply made their order Ito b® insane South Dakota! *T covering points in and allowed the express companies to decide what points should be included, thus delegating their own power to the express com panies which they had no author ity to do, so that in exercising this power delegated to them the express companies attempt to make such order apply to tbe whole state thus including more territorv not competing with White Rock Journal. -rSl-ll'i Vierte, S. D. Jan., 20, 1917. Standard: While the members are at home for recess, most of them are going, to get all the possible inspiration they can on the prohibition bill. At least that would be the impres sion when they started as each C1'rried a bale of the printed bilk for distribution among his friends with the avowed intention and with the extra number ot bills wjnch were printed and carried away, the people of the state ought, to be pret ty well informed as to what that bill contains. The principal issue appears to be whether the new law slutll pe "bone dry" or allow tlv shipping in of a small amount of liquor each mouth. Representa Uvt'8 liggeu of Roberts county and Kaasof Marshall arg certain that their short bill whi.:h makes the same regulations in regard to bringing in, or having in possess ion of any intoxicating liquor with in the state, they claim will cover the conditions and make the slate really dry. Ttie anti-saloon league bill while allowing anyone individ ual to ship intuit he slate one quart of booze, or one case of beer in a month, covers such shipment with regulations and publicity that very few men would take the trouble, and at the same time puts the peril of delivering a shipment into the hands of a toper or minor on the express agent: who turns it over to such individual, and between the two. it comes very near being! a Senator Marvick of Roberts county a a a a a I a a a Hills section of the state where lie! will meet hi.-, friends, and at the! a a a in looking over the .different state institutions in that part of the state and estimating their needs. Mrs. Roberts has been at Mid land for several days visiting By Sioux City than territory which is competing witn Sioux City. On these conclusions the court sus tained the action of the state board in this action brought to prevent eXPress companies from put ting the new rate into force effect.—Pierre and Mandan,— A strange set of circumstances was responsible for the sudden attack cf insanity by a Sweet Briar woman was the dec ision of the members of the county insanity board. The name is withheld for the reason that it is believed the at tack of insanity is but temporary. However the woman has been sent to the state hospital for the insane of Jamestown. Sunday she came to Mandan from Sweet Briar with her son. The latter had an operation on a finger. It was a minor operation but watching the surgeons wield their knives the flow of blood the smell of the anaesthetic, etc preyed on her nerves. When she saw the dead body of a patient taken from another room her mind snapped. Monday morning she was taken into custody by officers and found It is reported that Itobert Sin clair of Stirn in, Sargent county who was sentenced to a long term in the penitentiary last spring following the of an illegitimate child at a Wall* peton hotel, has been released from prison and returned home. It is said that Sinclair is in the last stages of consumption.— SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD O 0( 1 N S I WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE LEGISLATORS' WORK friends, and Speaker Kobeits went out to that place Saturday to join her for an over Sundav visit. 5 Most of the members from the northeast part of the state have gone home for the recess and very few of them are left in the city. One of the features of the session which will be pushed after the re cess is thai of creating the ofliee of state market commissioner, which was recommended in the message of Governor Norbeck. The province of such an officer to to keep the farmers of the state posted upon market conditions generally and helping them to se nt V« Vlie best possible market, foi their products. Gov. NorbeCl: feels that such a measure will help toward securing for the farmer a better return for his products, ami titiiij such an official would be of financial benefit to the farmers of the state generally. The house passed the Patterson house bill which will be of interest to counties in tbe north east part of the slate where there is a large acreage of endowment or school indemnity hinds. The act pro vides that a school district in which there is such laud may draw from the state for school aid, an amount equal to foiv. cents per acre for all such land. The house disposed of the Kvan dti resolution for ail investigation of the clinic charges which has been made against Professor Jones of I lie state university has been turned down bv the house on the ground that there had lieen nothing but hearsay- prdst^Ued to 'tliein to sustain the charge and that no one had made any other effort to back up the charges preferred. McLean of Day was in the mix up over the resolution by Dowdell to select a committee of the two houses to sift all proposed constitu tional amendments and present others in an attempt to secure con l'ierre, S. D. Jan. IM, 15)17. Mr. Axel VV. Peterson, liosholt S. Dak. Kriend Peterson: Replying to your letter of January 25th, would say that we are all heartily in favor of I 1 A A I I -J 1 1 1 7 stitutional convention. His idea is generativ that a number of amendments be submitted on a bal lot with aciicle at the head, and either at the left of each different proposition, allowing the voter to vote foi all or anv of them. The trouble which gathered in com ments from a number of the senat ors was that Dowdell had discussed the plan with members of the su preme court, the governor and other sta'e officers, and a number ol the legislative members j, the reception room ol the governor, and that, tlir plad had been declared jtohe feasible und legal method of changing the constitution. That justice Whiting had endorsed it. |Justice Whiting was invited to address the senate, and stated that lie had been at the meeting and that lie believed that the const it u" No» could be revised in this man ner and lie expense of a convent ion saved. But the senate was worked up and some of the mem bers declared it was too much like star chamber proceedings and an elfort on the part of a few to run things and refused to act upon the resolution until alter the recess. The general prohibition bill on tbe senate side has been labeled the A. Ii. C." bill from the fact that the names attached as intio ducers of the bill art Amsden of Grant, Borreso» of Davison and Carlisle ol Brookings and it will carry that name until it is disposed of. The equal suffrage resolution will be up for action in the house immediately after recess as it was one of the bills leit on the house calendar at the morning session Thursday and will likely come up Wednesday, as the chances are that the attendance at the afternoon session Tuesday will not be sulti cieut to warrant pushing any meas ures to which there is more than ordinary inleiest. S. A. 1'. isla.t,ion necessary for the good of I he people of our state. Yours sincerely this morning I had a conference *or robbery. with the speaker and the Govern or on this plan and they lioth Particulars concerning a most informed uie that they tried to peculiar incident occurring four enact such a law two years ago, jteen miles southwest of Forties but owing to our state coustitu- Illavc Just reached this town. The tion, an amendment for a statei'"b.V b(K,J' Commission, which will he pre- j11 howling blizzard arose and the sented as arguments in favor of! parents were fvreed to take re this plan when the amend ment! fl,KC comes up for a vote in the House, storm abated• The supposed 1 also have a joint resolution:corpse was placed on the porch amending the state constitution outside the house. After a time allowing the state to engage in'a cry was heard, and it was dis- other work of internal improve ments, which. I believe, will pass the House. I shall be pleased to liave your opinion on any bills before the House at any time and would also like your suggestions on any leg- Kred Evander. Phelps and Snyder two pris oners who escaped Friday night from the South Dakota penitenti your suggestion for state hail ary are still at large according to insurance, and 110 petition is jthe priton officals. necessai v. The Governor in his The men were enployed in the message (of which I am sending prison kitchen, and they climbed you a copy) recom med the invest- over the outside wall by means of igation of the Sask., Canada plan, an old wagon and some boards, The sjwaker of the House, "nd 'topped to the ground outside Hon. H. C. Roberts is a Day !and County farmer aid is also a I strong believer in this plan, and |for fle1 phe,ls was serving a life term milrt'er al|d Snyder five years ot hail insurance would have to liej Myers, fsrmers, an infant often submitted to a voted by the peo- |da.ys apparently died after a pie at the next general election briel illness. The day after the first. Such an amendmend we1 baby's supposed death, the little shall make every effort to pass Mr. and Mrs. Oscar w:,s at this session and 1 am gather- clothes and a start was made for ering the necessary data on the! Le«la. S. D., where the burial Sask., plan from the Insurance W11S dressed in its grave t^ke place. On the way in a farm house until the covered the baby was breathing It was taken into the house and every effort «ras made to revive it. The infant lived for nine hours, and then passed away. Miss Ruth Bennett is reported seriously ill with tonsilitie. How To Dress The Baby. 11 very often happens that the father is called upon to dress the baby. Sometimes he responds. In such cases it is as well to know I lie ground blau of "tin little str anger" and the combinations, whereby the various articles of' clothing are made to adhere. In the first place there is the basis upper garment, or "band." This is slipped on over the head like a shirt. In order to accom plish this hold the child between knees and wad the band up so that the hole for the neck is on top. Then imickly slip it. over the babvs head. You will then find that it is in tlw armhole through which the bead has been inserted, which is obviously wrong. Take it off and try it again. This time it will be the other aim hold that is the lucky aperture. This leaves only one other chance and you can easily make it three. Inserting the arms in the arinholes is more difficult than inserting the head in tlie arinholes but if you can do it without causing the baby to choke you may count yourself lucky. Then put the band down snugly in front and back and attach it to well, if you started from scratch there isn't anything to attach it to yet. This leads us to the basic under garment. You will find these in a pile on top of the babys basket. Select one and taking it by the upper corners fold with the thumbs and four fingers, fold it into the approximate shape of a triangle. This will not look right. In fact it will not be right. The next thing to do is to unfold |*oonl it, and refold it into approximate shape of a paper soldier's hat. This will look even worse. You may then fold it into any shape that strikes your fancy. They will all be wrong. Then take the cloth and spread it out on the bed. Pull the baby from the laundry hamper tnto which he has fallen in the meantime and lay him on the cloth about in the middle Wrap him up in it like a loaf of bread. When all the cloth has been used up and the ends tncked look for the salty pins. You will see them on the table across the room. Insert them at random, pinning the child to the bedspread. This will hold him safe until you can get his mother. The Evai.der resolution to submit constitutional amendment cuting out the restriction of the state nngaging in internal improve ment should have the vote of every member of the legislature. This state is hampered in development by the fool sentence and it should be revealed. It is the stumbling block of the corporations against the people it is a bulwark for mon opoly against fair dealing. It is the greatest shame in the whole constitution, and like the tax amendment it affects every citizen. Mr. Evander deserves every vote for his bill. This subject is the one hobby this editor has had for twenty four years. It was lie cause of this provision in the constitution that the railroads agreed not to build across the state for ten years. It is this same stumbling block that keeps the people from using its coal mines to transmit power and light over the state. It is in the in- teiest of the common people that [dance. this amendment should pass. Pierre Capitol Journal. For Sale—House with.barn 5 lots also store building 2 lots all in Sisseton address E. M. Bat son, Port Byron N. Y. .. 4 Land Open for Entry Washington- The United Stales department of 1 he interior on S will open for settlement under lie general homeste id and re clamation laws upward of 4,0ü0 acres of fertle land in the Belle Hourche valley of South Dakota. This comprises the fifth unit ef this project thus far opened and is located -.vithtu f» miles of iown and railroad adjoining lands already developed by settlers. The usual residence of three years is required and to all bona fied settlers the reclamation s?rvi?y will ftirnish water for ivrigatioe purposes at actual cost without interest on deferred payments cov ering 20 years. The ^overment regards this opening äs exceptionally good and because of present economic con ditions and the high cost of living it is thought there will be a large influx of houieseekers. As an evidence of the increased values which federal development has given to lands in this section is stated that lands hoinesteaded in 1912 and valued at that Unite $25 an acre have,been sold recent ly- at $75 and $125 an acre. Detailed information concerning the Belle Kourche opening inav he obtained by adressing the settle^ ment agent. United States Re* clamatiou Service Chicago. l'ire destroyed the farm home' of John Hanson last Saturday moining. Mr. Hanson was warn* inga can ot separator oil on theF kitcnen stove when it exploded* Mr. Hanson rau into the next lo Ket blauket to smother it out but- the fire -had "made suc» headway that lie was unable ta(, get back into the room. The fite spread with such rapidity that only a small amount oi furniture was saved. The furniture was valued at about #500 besides a fine piano, was consumed by the flames. $188 of insurance was carried on the furniture and $800 on the house., Mr. and Mrs. Hanson are staying in town for the present and expect to rebuild a fine large residence in the spring. W. N. Bultensa of Charles Mix county lost four fine work horses a short time ago in a peculiar man» ner. A large boar weighing seven hundred pounds broke from the pen at night an getting among the horses cut them so badly witfc his tusks that they were oid4' worthless. The farm hands wert' puzzled to know the cause of the mutilated condition of the hors6 till they discovered that the.boa*#,, was loose and found that his heed was covered with blood. I.. A band of swindlers, who are, now working in North Dakota,' are said to be headed in this direction. According to a story given out, the swindlers call on the farmers with sugar for sale, selling loO pounds for 1*0.00. A4 a large share of the tanners pay their bills by check, the dispen sers of the sugar are making small fortune by raising the six dollar checks to $26 and $36. Mr. Wheaton of tbe two great1 Non-partisan League, •armors gave a very interesting talk at the Court. House, last Satu rdnv on Wbv Farmers Should Organize.-"" That the farmers are interested a a over crowded bouse in, itten- The Sisseton City man grind.«»' the washing machine, while the Roberts county man turns the separator an* both think some times that there la a fearful, grind in life.