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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, January 26, 1917, Image 1

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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
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
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
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
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

flit change either for better or
worse.—Wheaton Gazette Re
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
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.
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
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.
Vierte, S. D. Jan., 20, 1917.
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
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!
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
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
companies from put­
ting the new rate into force
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
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.—
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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
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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
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
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!
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
was serving a life term
Snyder five years
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Port Byron N. Y. .. 4
Land Open for Entry
Washington- The United Stales
department of
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
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.
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,
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.

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